The Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) is the voice of alumni within the UON community.

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)

The AAC represents 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.

Meet the President of Alumni and the current AAC members

What does the AAC do?

Members of the AAC meet six times per year to provide strategic advice to UON, including recommendations for the selection of graduate members of the University Council. The AAC is the face of the annual Alumni Awards, and provides advice to the Office of Alumni and Philanthropy on alumni programs and activities. They are also among 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.

If you would like more information about the AAC or the AGM, please email