BCOM’s Alumni Association is committed to building relationships with former students and would like to maintain contact with all graduates after they leave the College.
The Alumni Association was launched in 2011 and works to establish and develop the College’s relationship with this far reaching and diverse graduate community. Our members live all over the world, and have a variety of experience in osteopathy, naturopathy and other related healthcare areas.
All BCOM graduates automatically become members of the Alumni Association and membership is free. Members will receive the alumni newsletter, NEXUS, and are able to access Osteonet and use the College’s library facilities.
As members of the alumni community, you are vital to the continued success of the association as well as the College, and your involvement and support will help to make a difference to the experience of our present and future students, so please stay in touch.
Graduates who left the college some time ago and would like to sign up to Alumni Association, please email email@example.com with the following information:
Full name as known at BCOM
Degree completed and graduation year
Leon Chaitow ND DO, President of the BCOM Alumni Association
Leon Chaitow is a highly respected figure within the osteopathic community and alumnus of the
College. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies since 1996, Leon
has written numerous major textbooks on manual medicine. He graduated from BCOM
(then the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy, BCNO) in 1960 and went on to train
in Acupuncture and Cranial Osteopathy. Leon served as Chief External Examiner at the Israeli
College of Natural Health Sciences, Tel Aviv, Israel and External Examiner at the College of Osteopaths in London.
Leon was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Westminster for ‘services to osteopathy and complementary medicine’ in 2005, and also by the British Naturopathic Association in 2007. Over the years Leon has been invited to speak at international osteopathic, chiropractic, physiotherapy and naturopathic conferences in North America, Australia and Europe, including presenting a keynote speech at the International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR) in 2012 and 2017.
BCOM 80th Anniversary Alumni Reunion
Graduates from over the years came to Frazer House to celebrate the college’s 80th anniversary at a special alumni reunion on Saturday 5 November 2016.
BCOM’s Principal Dr Kerstin Rolfe welcomed alumni members to this special event. The afternoon included talks given by President of the Alumni Association, Leon Chaitow, and Chair of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OSCA), Simeon Milton, both graduates of the college. BCOM lecturers Mark Hines and Bianca Serwinski gave talks on their research.
Alumni members including retired Principal, Dr Ian Drysdale, enjoyed an afternoon of networking with fellow osteopaths and naturopaths, and reminiscing on their days at the college with former classmates and old friends.
The funds raised from tickets sales for the reunion will go towards BCOM’s Student Hardship Fund, to help our students in financial need.
Thank you to all our alumni who attended the reunion on Saturday!
BCOM Alumni Reunion Event 2015
BCOM Graduates from past years enjoyed an afternoon of catching up with old friends and colleagues at the Alumni Reunion on Saturday 26 September.
There was a great atmosphere throughout the event, where alumni gathered to make connections and reminisce about their time at the college.
BCOM’s Head of Osteopathy and alumnus of the college Manoj Mehta gave a talk on Osteopathy at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Speakers also included BCOM Graduate and lecturer in Nutrition, Antonia Adeniji, Austin Plunkett from NCOR who delivered a talk on the Role of Research in Osteopathy, and Business Coach Gilly Woodhouse who gave a presentation on social media.
All funds raised from tickets sales for the reunion for will go to the BCOM Student Hardship Fund, to help our students in financial need.
How to access the BCOM Library
All BCOM Alumni who wish to use the College Library must call or email in advance to book their visit.
You will need to report to Lief House reception and sign in as a visitor. You will then be given a visitor’s card to gain entry to the Library. You must return your visitor’s card to Leif House reception and sign out before you leave the College.
You must have your visitor’s card with you when using the BCOM Library.
Alumni can use the library for reference purposes and can photocopy material, but are not able to borrow items or request inter library loans.
Alumni members can use their log-in and password from when they were students at the College to access Osteonet