The Association was established in 1965 by a group of Chung Ling alumni who were then students at the various universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It has since evolved to embrace all Chung Ling alumni, residing in the United Kingdom. With the broadening membership base, the Association provides an opportunity and also a platform for alumni from different walks of life to meet, socialise and network. It also offers education information and assistance to Chung Ling students who wish to further his/her study in the United Kingdom.
The Association accepts and abides by the objectives and rules of its parent organisation, Persekutuan Alumni Chung Ling Malaysia. It is a strictly non-profit organisation.
The aims of the Association are mainly to:
- foster closer friendship between alumni in UK
- promote and advise students or alumni on any matters relating to the UK
- act as a conduit between the alumni, the school and its Board of Governors
- assist in the school's development
- liaise with its parent body and interact with the other worldwide Chung Ling Alumni Associations and Liaison Centres.
The Association is managed by a committee consisting of: President, Secretary and four/five committee members. The Association does not collect subscriptions. Membership is open only to the ‘old’ boys/girls of Chung Ling High School. The Association organises four or five events a year, the organising costs and the sundry expenses of which, are borne and shared among the participating members and its committee.
The President represents the Association in the committee meetings held by the Persekutuan Alumni Chung Ling Malaysia. The President and its members participate in events such as the Chung Ling Alumni World Carnival, an annual event hosted by the nominated Associations and Liaison Centres, and the various functions and events organised by the school and the other Associations and Liaison Centres, where feasible. Currently, the Association has 105 members. The Association communicates via email, Facebook, Whatsapp and regular lunch meetings.
The UK Alumni is currently gearing up to organise and host the 48th Chung Ling Alumni World Carnival for the first time next year. This event will be held at the King’s and St John’s colleges at Cambridge University in Cambridge, United Kingdom on Saturday 27 August and Sunday 28 August 2016. For more information please see the Events page.