The global UON Alumni network is made up of dynamic and diverse achievers in 121 countries around the world.


Who makes up UON Alumni? 

UON Alumni includes graduates of the University, past and present members of the University Council, and academic staff and other people admitted under the By-law.

Our network is made up of more than 125,000 dynamic and diverse achievers all around the world. 

Our alumni chapters and groups give you the opportunity to share skills, knowledge, networks, catch-up with old friends and make new ones, in more than 121 countries across the globe. 

You can stay informed with University and alumni news by subscribing to The Seahorse alumni magazine and e-Newsletters.

Update your details via Gradlink and we'll tell you about any professional development, social or sporting events for alumni happening in your area.

What does the alumni network do?

The network provides support to graduates returning to their home countries or re-locating after graduation. It offers opportunities to connect with fellow graduates at events and to keep updated via our e-news and alumni magazine. Please see the Australian network or global network pages for more details.

If you are in a location which does not appear to have a contact and would like to be a regional coordinator, please contact the Alumni Relations Office

You can also engage with alumni colleagues across the globe through:

There are four graduate positions on the University Council, ensuring that our alumni retain a strong voice in the governance and strategic future of the University.

Section 34-35 of the By-law and section 14 of the Act defines who is a member of the alumni network.

The University's alumni network includes:

  • graduates of the University
  • past and present members of the University Council
  • past and present members of academic staff
  • other persons admitted to Convocation under the by-law, including but not limited to certain non-academic members of staff and Honorary Degree recipients
  • graduates of our former institutions: Newcastle Teachers College; National Art School (amalgamated with NCAE in 1975); Newcastle University College (Tighes Hill); Newcastle Conservatorium of Music; Newcastle College of Advanced Education and the Hunter Institute of Higher Education
  • other people admitted under the by-law including, but not limited to, certain non-academic members of staff and people who live in the Hunter with an equivalent degree
  • Study Abroad, Exchange Students and Enabling Program participants are considered Associate Alumni.


Every year graduations take place in Newcastle, Port Macquarie and Ourimbah.

International students travelling to Newcastle for their graduation should contact the Alumni Relations Office so that they can be advised of any special opportunities for international graduates and their families.

For more information about graduation dates and protocol, please view the Graduation page


Need a copy of your Statement of Academic Record, also known as an academic transcript?

All graduates are provided with one free copy at graduation. Additional copies can be purchased online through the UoN Online shop. The cost of the official academic transcript is $10. For further details about how to obtain a copy of your academic transcript, Ask UON.

For further information contact or phone +61 2 4921 5000.

For any other enquiries contact

The Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) is a legal body established under provisions of the University of Newcastle Act. It is a group of alumni elected by their peers to represent the alumni community. The committee has an advisory role to the University Council on all matters relevant to alumni and partners with the Alumni and External Relations Office to support alumni development. Meet the 2014 committee here
All alumni of the University of Newcastle can stand for election to this committee at the Annual General Meeting, held in October. If you would like more information about the AAC or to attend a meeting, please email