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Saturday 16 December 2023 -
16:00 to 18:00
The Lively Bar, The Lively Osaka Honmachi

The British Council is committed to connecting UK Alumni around the world. The British Council launched the 'Alumni UK' global network that connects UK Alumni around the world, who have studied in or with the UK as an overseas student.

Registering with Alumni UK allows you to expand your international network, exchange information with other UK Alumni that can help you in your career development, and access exclusive events for skills and career development.

The British Council Education team in Japan will host the 'Alumni UK reception in Osaka' on Saturday 16 December 2023. This will be the first event we host in western Japan for UK Alumni, and we are excited to be joined by a special guest, Carolyn Davidson, British Consul General Osaka.The event will be an opportunity for those who have studied in the UK to meet other UK Alumni and grow their networks. We look forward to welcoming UK Alumni in the Kansai and Western Japan area (of course UK Alumni from all across Japan are welcome to join us). 

We are also hosting the 'Alumni UK New Year reception in Tokyo' in Tokyo on Thursday 11 January 2024. Please see the event page for details and how to apply.


You need to have spent at least one term at a UK higher education institution enrolled on a credit-bearing course. This includes transnational or online education.

  • You must be registered on the British Council Alumni UK platform to participate in this event. To register visit:
  • Participants must be over 20 years of age (alcoholic beverages will be served).
  • This event is for international UK Alumni and we regret UK nationals are not eligible.

Event details

Date/time: Saturday 16 December 2023 / 16:00-18:00
Venue: The Lively Bar, The Lively - Osaka Honmachi
Organiser: British Council Japan Education team
Capacity: 50 *We will run a random draw if over capacity.
Fee: Free

How to apply

Please complete your details on the online application form (URL:

  • Please let us know on the application form if you have any access support/adjustment requests (e.g. sign-language interpretation, someone to accompany you to the venue from station closest to venue).
  • Participants must be over 20 years of age, although exceptions may be considered for under-20s being accompanied by their guardians/parents. Please contact the British Council Japan Education team at <> if you would like to bring a child/dependant to facilitate your participation in this event.

Application deadline

Thursday 14 December 2023, 12:00 noon (JST)

  • The British Council will check whether applicants are registered on the Alumni UK platform. If you have not done so already, please ensure you are registered on the platform by Thursday 14 December. To register, visit:
  • Submission of this form does not guarantee a place. Applicants who applied on or before 7 December will be notified if they have a place or not by email, on or before Friday 8 December 2023. Email notification for applicants who apply after this date will be sent out on or before Thursday 14 December.

Enquiries relating to this event

Please contact the British Council Japan Education team by email:

See also

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Study in the UK, Higher Education