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The Wellington Community exists to inspire and support the students as well as being a wonderful social and professional network for all its members.

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The Wellington Community

Murray Lindo, Head of the Wellington Community, explains who we are and what we do

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Wellington Connect

Our very own global professional networking platform.

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The Wellington Community

We estimate that there are over 28,000 members within the Wellington Community across the world – the challenge is how do we bring this network together to support the students, as well as being a wonderful social and professional network for all its members? The answer is Wellington Connect Global – our own online platform that provides opportunities for all members; re-connecting with former classmates, making new connections, finding jobs and signing up to a rich and varied programme of events and activities.

OUR NETWORKS

Opportunities to get involved

We host a wide variety of events every term including, OW Reunions, Life Beyond Wellington Networking evenings, Career Speed Networking sessions and so much more! We hope to see you at one of our events soon.

THE WELLINGTON COMMUNITY

Our vision is to harness the talents and expertise of the members of the Wellington Community. Through a wide range of social and professional activities we aim to nurture mutually beneficial life-long relationships with the College and with its members.

WHO MAKES UP THE WELLINGTON COMMUNITY?

The Wellington Community includes current pupils, former pupils (OWs), parents (past and present), grandparents, staff (past and present) and our partner schools.

AIMS

To facilitate social, career and business opportunities for all members of the Wellington Community by delivering a vibrant events and communications programme. To provide life-long guidance and support for all OWs and opportunities for parents and OWs to engage in career mentoring, work experience, pro-bono skills/advice, and to encourage financial support for the College through an integrated development programme.

Latest news

OW vs OE Singapore Golf Match 2024

29 May 2024

On Friday 10th May, our Singapore OWs played a friendly golf match against the Singapore Old Etonians. Read the Match Report by our OW Singapore Rep, Will Jelf (Hg 96) below. The Singapore OW vs OE golf match had been long talked about and finally organised by the two skippers Jelf (Hg 91-96) and Eton’s […]

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Speech Day – Then and Now

22 May 2024

In the early days, Speech Days were much smaller than they are now – there were only a couple of hundred boys in the school, and it was less common for parents to attend the day – it wasn’t expected, and many of them lived a long way away, quite possibly overseas. In 1894, Bertram […]

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Building the Wellington Community’s Mental Resilience Podcast

10 May 2024

Patrick Melville (Hn 97) is a mental health expert and founder of Melville Mental Solutions (MMS). Prior to starting MMS, Patrick worked in the media and marketing sector, but factors beyond his control encouraged him to switch career paths and launch MMS in 2013. Patrick has firsthand experience of dealing with personal trauma and having […]

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Upcoming Events

10 September 2024

Life Beyond Wellington Networking Evening

6:30pm
The Other House, London

 

 

Are you an OW or parent who is established in their career and able to offer advice or work shadowing within your company? Or perhaps you are a young OW looking for support around careers? Either way, this event is for you! The Life Beyond Wellington Networking Evening is an event for all members of the Wellington Community, designed to support our young OWs as they navigate their way through university and/or the beginning of their career. We are looking for:

 

  • Young OWs who are currently at university, have recently graduated or are just starting out in their careers who want to engage and build connections with experienced members of the Wellington Community.
  • Parents and OWs who are established in their careers, working in a range of industries. If you feel you could offer advice, possible mentoring, work placements, or graduate roles within your company then we would love to hear from you! Please get in touch if you would be interested in bringing a member of your recruitment team, especially if your company offers work experience and/or graduate roles

 

Tickets are free of charge and include welcome drinks and canapés.

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13 September 2024

30 Year Reunion – Class of 1994

6:30pm
Duke of Sussex, London

 

 

The Wellington Community would like to invite all 1994 Leavers to reunite and reminisce with one another at The Duke of Sussex, Waterloo. Drinks and a light buffet will be available from 6.30pm to celebrate this wonderful milestone. Please spread the word to ensure we can get as many of the Class of 1994 together as possible!

 

Tickets cost £10 each, and include welcome drinks and light buffet.

 

OWs and their partners and/or guests are all very welcome to attend.

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12 October 2024

Careers Speed Networking Michaelmas 2024

11:30am
Waterloo Hall

 

 

The Wellington Community invite you to the first Careers Speed Networking event of the 2024-25 academic year, on Saturday 12th October 2024. This event gives current students the opportunity to explore career options, practice their networking skills, and learn more about different jobs from parent & OW volunteers working in a range of sectors.

 

The event will run as follows:

11.30am – 12.00pm: volunteers to arrive, register & set up in Waterloo Hall

12.00 – 1.00pm: networking session, split into 10-minute slots

1.00pm onwards: light lunch & refreshments

 

It is hugely helpful and beneficial for our students to be able to speak to parents & OWs from as many different professions as possible, as well as anyone who has had an unusual career path or strayed far from their original degree plans.

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