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About Us

We are an association of graduates, a graduate residential college and a graduate meeting place.

We were established over 100 years ago as a graduate membership association. Over 50 years ago we became a residential college specifically for university graduates.

Our association exists as both a Union and a House.

The Graduate Union is an international association of graduates from just after graduation through to retirement.

Graduate House is where post-graduate students and academics reside and meet others who pursue excellence in career development and research.

The Graduate Union is for Graduates.
Our members come from all disciplines,
all countries and all life stages

The Union of Graduates

We began as a membership association over 100 years ago, in 1911. Women and men of different ages, disciplines and nationalities met to keep alive their university experience and resolved to support new graduates in the transition from undergraduate studies to careers and lifelong learning. The Graduate Union is now a charity and a not-for-profit membership association of graduates from universities worldwide. Different ways you can be a part of this association →

A House for Graduates

Since the late 1950s, we have been a home for graduates from around the world. These Resident Members are the best and the brightest in their respective fields. They come to Graduate House to study, tutor and teach, research, collaborate, develop professionally and network. Today Graduate House has three college wings of graduate accommodation. We entrust our residents to continue to protect and grow our House for the benefit of the generations of graduates who will come here in the future.

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A Meeting Place for Graduates

Over 20,000 people meet in our facilities each year to advance research, careers, social good and lifelong learning. We are proud to offer affordable and friendly meeting services for hundreds of charities, not-for-profits, educational institutes and government. We bring together graduates of all universities through membership, so that educational, professional, cultural and social networks are fostered and maintained.

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