Alumni Advisory Committee

What is the AAC?

The Alumni Advisory Committee is a group established by the University of Newcastle Act and bound by the Rules governing Convocation (PDF, 133KB) and the Alumni Advisory Committee (as the Standing Committee of Convocation).

The AAC's role is to represent the University of Newcastle's body of convocation by providing advice on University strategy, policy and activities affecting UON alumni.

Members of the AAC are elected by the alumni of the University at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Convocation, generally held in November. All members of Convocation are eligible to nominate and vote.

What does the AAC do?

Members of the AAC meet six times per year to provide advice on the selection of graduate members of the University Council. They are the face of the annual Alumni Awards, and provide advice to the Office of Alumni and External Relations on alumni policy. They are the first community members consulted on major changes to the University's direction.

What is Convocation?

Convocation, commonly referred to as alumni, consists of UON graduates, current and former members of the University Council, current and former staff of the University, and graduates and past council members of UON's antecedent institutions.

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