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Alumni publications

Stay up-to-date with news from UON, your alumni network, faculties and other graduates via our regular e-News and flagship publication, The Seahorse as well as the Medical Alumni Magazine. In these, you will find profiles and stories about our alumni, as well as information about events and networking opportunities.

We are very proud of our alumni and welcome contributions for our publications. If you would like to tell us about your initiatives or challenges, travel stories and achievements, please email your story to

To ensure you are receiving all of the latest news, keep your details up-to-date via MyAlumni

Stay connected with your alumni community through our Alumni e-News delivered to your inbox four times a year.

Below are some highlights from December 2014 edition. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter, please let us know at

SAVE THE DATE – celebrate UON's 50th anniversary with us!


This year UON celebrates its 50th anniversary and you're invited to the Alumni Homecoming. From 21 to 24 October 2015, alumni from across the world are invited to Newcastle to celebrate. If you studied online or in Singapore, come and see where it all began. And, as we prepare to celebrate, we'd also love to hear your stories about UON and see your photos from your time with us.

Where in the world are you?

Thanks for keeping your email address up-to-date with us. We'd love to know where you are in the world so that we can invite you to events in your region. We have so many exciting networking and professional development opportunities happening throughout Australia and across the globe – our galleries on facebook capture all the fun! Please visit Gradlink to update your details.

The Seahorse has been the University's emblem since 1965 and has always had huge loyalty with our alumni, staff and the local community.

The original symbol was a mythical seahorse, based on the naval coat of arms of Lieutenant John Shortland, the first official European discoverer of Newcastle.

To celebrate this proud tradition and continue your connection to the University, our alumni magazine is called The Seahorse.

Published twice a year, The Seahorse features graduate profiles, alumni event wrap-ups, research updates and the alumni event diary.

To ensure you receive you copies and stay connected to your alumni network, update your details at GradLink.

In this special edition, we celebrate the remarkable and inspiring journeys of our graduates. We highlight the work of Dr Chee Hsiang Liow, a highly accomplished medical professional committed to improving the community healthcare in poverty stricken areas of China. 

We also interview third-year medical student Catherine Hicks who has returned from a life-changing placement in Nepal and highly-regarded rural GP and UON alumna, Dr Jen Hebblewhite, who is part of a unique GP mentoring program piloted this year.

The Joint Medical Program is committed to addressing the doctor shortage in rural and remote Australia and this issue highlights the work of two of our graduates who are committed to this vision including the University of New England's first Aboriginal medical graduate Dr Ben Jarvis.

We value staying in touch with our alumni to ensure our medical program stays abreast of the challenges of working in modern medicine. If you know other medical alumni either as friends or colleagues, please encourage them to update their details via Gradlink.