Portsmouth uni’s first alumni event at Lords

The Highfield Campus at the University of Southampton, which is home to the George Thomas Building. Picture: Geograph

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MORE than 200 former University of Portsmouth students attended their first formal alumni event at the House of Lords.

Sunday’s event was hosted by honorary graduate of the university Baroness Gibson and included a tour of both Houses of Parliament followed by drinks and canapes in the peers’ dining room.

Baroness Gibson was made an honorary graduate thanks to her work on trade unions and bullying at work.

Lauren McPeak, who organised the event, said: ‘It was wonderful to see so many former students from a wide range of courses and a wide range of graduating years come together at such a beautiful venue.’