About us

Being far away from our land and family, and inspired by the community spirit that characterizes Mexicans, together with a desire to share our culture and heritage, has resulted in the formation of Mexican Student societies in almost all British universities.

In 2002, 14 of these societies came together to form MexSocUK: Birmingham, Cambridge, East Anglia Norwich, Edinburgh, Essex, Imperial College, London School of Economics and Political Science, Manchester, Oxford, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton, York and Warwick.

In April 2003, we selected our first executive committee. 

The official introduction ceremony took place on the 1st of September 2003, at the Old Building in the London School of Economics. With the presence of the distinguished writer and diplomat Carlos Fuentes Macías, who served as a guest of honour and became a Sponsor of our society.

Columna de Carlos Fuentes en el periódico Reforma sobre la fundaciónde la MexSocUK el 27 de octubre de 2003

COMMITTEE 2021-2022

Rafael Vaquera

Rafael Vaquera

President

Fernando Gutiérrez

Fernando Gutiérrez

Vice President

Samantha García

Samantha García

Treasurer

Irasema Guzmán

Irasema Guzmán

Academic Manager

Eréndira Merlos

Eréndira Merlos

Academic Manager

Ariadna Díaz

Ariadna Díaz

Alumni and Postdoc Officer

MEXSOCUK ADVISORY BOARD 2020-2021​

MSc Omar Sáenz Herrera
President

Red Global MX United Kingdom

Dr Ana Elena González Treviño
Director

Centro de Estudios Mexicanos UNAM-Reino Unido

Prof Elena Rodríguez Falcón
Chief Executive Officer

New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering

Prof Alejandro Madrigal, FRCP, FRCPath, DSc, HonDSci, FMedSci, D.h.c.
Professor at University College London

Anthony Nolan Research Institute & Royal College of Physicians

Mr Eduardo Estala Rojas
Founder and Director

Mexican Cultural Centre

FORMER PRESIDENTS

Thank you all for your commitment and leadership in building a stronger MexSocUK and promoting Mexican culture and heritage in the United Kingdom.

  • Raúl Zepeda Gil, King’s College London (2020-2021)
  • Ángeles Lilian Camacho Rosales, University of Southampton (2018– 2020)
  • Abel Villa Rodríguez, University of Edinburgh (2017 – 2018)
  • Martín Lima, University of Leeds (2016 – 2017)   
  • Martín Miguel Ángel Núñez Velázquez, University of Southampton (2015 – 2016)   
  • Pedro Constantino Echeverría, University of Sussex (2014 – 2015)   
  • Raúl Barclay Contreras, University of Essex (2013 – 2014)   
  • Liz Cedillo, University of Sheffield (2012 – 2013)  
  • David E. Puga-Bolio, University of Lancaster (2011 – 2012)  
  • Claudia Ruiz García, University of Sussex (2009 – 2011)   
  • Pablo Brito Parada, Imperial College London (2008 – 2009)   
  • Luis Adrián Castro Quiroa, University of Manchester (2007 – 2008)   
  • Pablo Mendoza Villafuerte, University of Sussex (2006 – 2007)   
  • Jorge Arizmendi, University of Manchester (2005 – 2006)   
  • Benito Mirón, University of Essex (2004 – 2005)   
  • Salvador Elías Venegas Andraca, University of Oxford (2003 – 2004)   
  • Rodrigo Aguilar Benignos, London School of Economics (2002 – 2003)