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On 8th March 2019, ESCP's London Campus hosted its Bicentenary Student Gala. Staged at 8 Northumberland Avenue, the event attracted record numbers for what is one of the highlights of the Campus' celebrations in this landmark year.

10 different degree programmes were represented on a night that welcomed 400 guests. This year, the ESCP community celebrated not only the Bicentenary of the School, but also International Women’s Day. Guest of honour was ESCP’s Emeritus Professor Joëlle Le Vourc’h, the first female student admitted to the School in 1970. A short video telling Joëlle’s story was screened - watch below - with guests cheering and applauding her closing remarks. 

The Gala drew attention to the School’s achievements over the past 12 months and the success of its diverse student community. Host and Campus Dean, Professor Simon Mercado gave summary to these achievements and highlighted The Times Higher Education UK Business School of the Year Award for 2018.

Two sponsored awards were presented to students: Student Company Consultancy Project of the Year (for work done by MBA in International Management students on behalf of Orange), and London Student Society of the Year (awarded to Call On’U London for their leadership work linked to the National Model United Nations Conference). Prize sponsor funds from Bel and BlueSky PR will go to student nominated charities.

Guests unanimously agreed that the Gala was a huge success, with many already looking forward to next year's event.  

“The ESCP London 2019 Gala was a great opportunity to connect with peers in an atmosphere like no other. The venue was charming to say the least. It was an honour to receive the ESCP London prize for the best Company Consultancy Project, and I hope this will inspire other students for their projects.” – Alexis, ESCP MBA in International Management student.

“The Gala was amazing! The location, the food and the music created a terrific atmosphere. I had a great time with my friends and getting to know new people. I would like to thank you for all the work and heart you put into this event. I will keep a great memory of this night. Thank you.” – Laetitia, ESCP Bachelor in Management (BSc) student

“The ESCP London Campus Gala was an event to be cherished. I met some wonderful people with whom I hope to work and spend more time in the future. The food was exceptional in every way… Thank you for the fantastic evening and an unforgettable night. Congratulations on the Bicentenary!” – Hugo, ESCP MSc in Marketing & Creativity student

The Annual Student Gala forms part of a comprehensive programme of events and activities on the London Campus designed to mark our Bicentenary year. Alumni and corporate events are planned for later in the year.