Community collaboration has always been a defining feature of the University of Newcastle and the support of the Hunter community was the driving force behind the creation of the University. One of our landmark buildings, the Great Hall, was funded through a community-driven campaign.
An important part of the University's engagement strategy is our alumni network comprising more than 110,000 members, in close to 100 countries across the world. Our alumni form a global network of dynamic and talented people who will always carry with them the reputation of a University known for its pursuit of quality and excellence.
Alumni members make contributions to the community in varied and diverse ways from High Court judges, government and business leaders, eminent academics, and sporting and media identities to the new teacher at the local primary school.
Recent highlights of the University's engagement program include:
- starting the Hunter Visions Program in conjunction with the Hunter Business Chamber, designed to increase opportunities for investment in research and development and strengthen the region's economic growth
- launching the Alumni Advantage Breakfast program, a forum for future and current graduates to discuss issues relevant to their industry
- contributing to the region's development through the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast Innovation Festivals
- supporting local students through the HSC Study Days
- hosting annual graduation ceremonies in Singapore and Hong Kong for our international and offshore students.
Nationally and internationally, Newcastle is recognised for scientific and learning contributions across a range of fields. Our contribution to the community is of equal note and an area we are committed to strengthening. The University's goal through collaborating with the community is to build skills, capacity and knowledge.
For more information, visit the External Relations website.