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Alumni events provide an environment where friendships and links are forged that span the globe. Alumni events seek to provide social and professional networking opportunities and also facilitate ongoing connections with the University, its staff and students.

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Upcoming events

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We are delighted to invite you to a special ‘Send-off’ event in Singapore for our fellow UON alumni, Dr William Tan and Associate Professor Peter Waring, as they get ready to embark on the Larapinta Trail in Central Australia!

Joining a team of thirty volunteers for the University of Newcastle's Larapinta Trail Challenge, William and Peter will be part of a team trekking 65km this August, aiming to raise a combined $100,000 to support Indigenous students and research into Indigenous community health issues. Hear from William and Peter as they share their passion for the cause, why they are doing this trek, and the challenges they expect to face. The event will be a great opportunity to meet with the wider Singapore alumni network and catch up about your days at UON.

Date:  Tuesday 18th July
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Venue: Boomarang Bar, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-15 The Quayside, Singapore 238252
Ticket: Register here. Cost is AUD25 (includes food and drinks).
100% of proceeds go towards William and Peter's fundraising efforts.

We do hope you can join fellow alumni on the evening, and support our trail challengers in making a real difference for future generations. RSVP now to secure your place!

Support our Singapore Larapinta Trekkers!

Dr William Tan

A Neuroscientist, Physician and Paralympian, Dr William Tan attended the University of Newcastle in 1997 to study medicine. William is also a Paralympian, World Records Holder, international inspirational speaker and Asian-Pacific Games triple gold medallist. He has been the holder of six endurance marathon world records, including “Fastest time to complete 7 marathons in 7 continents (including Antarctica and North Pole) in 27 days”.

"This Trail Challenge will be the most difficult challenge I have ever undertaken in my wheelchair. I will give my all and hope by doing so, to inspire others to be strong no matter what challenges they endure in life. I also hope to do my part to support meaningful causes in the Indigenous community."  To donate to William please click here.

Associate Professor Peter Waring

A proud UON alumnus and Dean and Managing Director of Murdoch Singapore, A/Prof Peter Waring is responsible for advancing the University’s academic and strategic interests in Singapore. Peter has previously held academic positions at UON and the University of NSW (Asia), including the leadership positions of Acting Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at UON, and Academic Director and Deputy CEO of Newcastle’s Singapore operations.

“I will be undertaking this trek to honour the memory of my Dad, Trevor Waring - former Chancellor of the University of Newcastle and Conjoint Professor of Clinical Psychology who passed away in August last year. Dad was a strong supporter of Indigenous education and I know that he would be thrilled with this effort.”  To donate to Peter please click here.

Innovation and Lifelong Learning for Singapore’s Smart Nation Future, Singapore

Join UON Singapore for this FREE insightful event as we address the importance of lifelong learning in driving innovation and productivity at the individual, enterprise, industry, and national levels. Learn how innovation plays a part in increasing productivity at work and in daily life.

Date: Thursday 6 July 2017
Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Venue: Event Hall 1-1, Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8, Singapore 408601
RSVP: Register here by 11 June 2017 (limited to 100 attendees)

Graduates in Taiwan are invited to join Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Caroline McMillen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International and Advancement) Mrs Winnie Eley and Associate Professor Jamie MacKee over drinks and nibbles at popular Taipei Bar, BARCODE!

Enjoy catching up with your fellow UON alumni to share stories of your study days and to hear an update on the University from Professor McMillen, including UON’s latest achievement of soaring into the top one per cent of universities worldwide!

Please RSVP to by Monday 26 June to secure your place! Partners welcome on request.

Date: 1 July 2017
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Venue: Barcode | 5F, no. 22 Songshou Road, 110 Taipei, Taiwan
Cost: Free of charge

Do you know other UON graduates living in Taiwan? Share this invitation with them to help spread the word about this event - we don’t want anyone to miss out!

Share your expertise and help shape the future

Join Dr Patricia Johnson (UON Lecturer in Tourism) and your fellow alumni for dinner with work integrated learning students in Beijing. The night will comprise of a short question and answer session where alumni attending can share their top career tips with students and their experience of living and working in the bustling city of Beijing.

Date: Friday 7 July 2017
Time: 7 – 9pm
Place: 花家怡园 HuaJia Yi Yuan
北京市朝阳区静安里党校路3号  No.3 Dangxiao Road, Jing An Li, Chaoyang district. 近【三元桥】地铁站 Near【San Yuan Qiao】Subway station 6.1km to 798 从798艺术区坐401路公交车7站直达。(大山子路口南到三元桥西) Take 401bus.7 stops away from 798.(DaShanZiLuKouNan to SanYuanQiaoXi)

Free for UON Alumni! Limited seats available - RSVP to by Friday 30 June to reserve your place!

Past events

On Friday 2 June 2017, graduates in PNG joined the Australian community of alumni and Mr David Knapton, Senior Trade Commissioner, Austrade for a reception at the Stanley Hotel & Suites in Waigan.  The event was hosted by Austrade and PNG AAA as part of the 2017 Australian Tertiary Education Roadshow.

Alumni of Australian Universities, including UON, gathered at the The Mixing Room at JW Marriott on Thursday 1 June 2017 to celebrate 100 years of Mateship between Australia and the US. Hosted by the Australian Consulate-General, this reception celebrated our successful Australian and US alumni and acknowledged the remarkable bond of mateship forged 100 years ago during the Battle of Hamel that continues to unite our two nations.

On Monday 22 May 2017, UON alumni in London joined Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Caroline McMillen, for an engaging ‘In Conversation’ with Master of Digital Media Alumnus Dan Moller.  The event was held at The Marquis Cornwallis where alumni reminisced over nibbles and drinks.

Take a look at the photos of the catch-up here.

UON alumni recently caught up on 19 March 2017, to share stories of their study days and to hear an update on the University from UON staff over exquisite tea and nibbles provided by the Madam Rose Tea Salon.

Taiwan alumni also had the chance to meet fellow graduates and finalists in the prestigious Australia Taiwan Alumni Awards, Associate Professor Ming-Ling Chao and Yu-Ting Tina Hong. The recipients of these awards were announced at a Gala dinner the same evening.

Take a look at the photos of the catch-up here.

Over 50 alumni joined us to welcome new graduates to the UON alumni community on the eve of the UON Port Macquarie campus graduations. Three local alumni spoke about life after University in the short and sharp Pecha-Kucha presentation style - 20 slides x 20 seconds. Guests enjoyed the atmosphere at the Black Duck Brewery and networked with one another over beer and pizza. Take a look at photos from the evening here.

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Graduates in Malaysia were warmly invited to join UON's Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Caroline McMillen, for lunch and a wonderful afternoon of networking at the Malaysia Alumni Reception.

The reception started with a buffet lunch and included an update from Professor McMillen on the University’s latest achievements, celebrating the global impact of the University and its graduates; including our recent ranking in the top 250 Universities worldwide by both the Time Higher Education and QS Rankings. We were proud to host this event in partnership with the Malaysia Alumni Chapter, led by President Nicole Lim.

Singapore Alumni reception

University of Newcastle alumni and supporters were invited to the Singapore Alumni Cocktail Reception, to celebrate the global impact of the University and its graduates.

The evening was hosted in partnership with UON Singapore and our Singapore Alumni Chapter, led by Chapter President Mr Kaushik Bhanaushali.

It was a wonderful evening of networking with fellow graduates and UON Faculty leaders over canapés and drinks.

The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work. – Robert Kiyosaki, author and entrepreneur.

The UON Hunter Alumni Network (HAN) Event was held on Wednesday 23 November 2016. Alumni engaged in a conversation led by a panel of local UON graduates exploring My Community – My Profession – My Network.

Graduates of UON engineering and information technology related degrees connected with University staff and fellow graduates at special alumni dinners which were held in Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing.

Date: Sunday 23 October 2016, 18:30-20:30hrs
Venue: Crowne Plaza Beijing U-Town, 3 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyangmen

Date: Wednesday 26 October 2016, 18:30-20:30hrs
Venue: Westin Nanjing, 201 Zhongyang Lu

Date: Thursday 27 October 2016, 18:30-20:30hrs

Graduates of the Master of Human Resource Management (HRM) living in the Philippines, joined to recognise and celebrate our newest Master of HRM graduates at the 2016 Graduation Recognition Ceremony for The University of Newcastle and De La Salle University!

Date Monday 24 October 2016, 2 - 4pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Venue Natividad Fajardo-Rosario Gonzales Auditorium 18th Floor, Andrew Hall, De La Salle  University, Taft Avenue, Manila Philippines

The University of Newcastle acknowledges its best and brightest graduates as part of its annual Alumni Awards program. UON alumni and students were invited to hear from a handful of 2016 finalists who will presented short talks on their remarkable journey since graduation. The finalists gave great insight to the lessons they've learned on their path to success.

Our speakers included a music executive who has launched the careers of some of Australia's hottest bands, an Australian Paralympic medallist and the CEO who stewarded a national social change movement to prevent violence against women.

Instead of better glasses, your network gives you better eyes
Ronald Burt, Sociologist and Professor, University of Chicago

How much more could you learn by tapping into your networks? What is the benefit of developing your professional network?

UON alumni joined Professor Ann Brewer, Dean of University of Newcastle, Sydney Campus and our diverse panel of UON graduates in a discussion on the power of networks in your career.

Hosted at UON’s Sydney Campus, graduates enjoyed a tour of the new facilities and caught up with fellow alumni over canapés and drinks.

Date: Thursday 25 August 2016
Time: 6 - 8pm (6pm canapés for 6.30pm start)
Venue: UON Sydney, 55 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000

UON alumni took the opportunity to kick-start their careers and caught up with fellow UON graduates at the Career Seminar and Expo in Shanghai!

The event started at 11am with a special gathering of UON graduates at Sasha’s Shanghai wherewere able to reconnect with classmates over nibbles and enjoy a short talk by Lock-in China on how to make the most of the following career expo.

Afterwards, the group headed to the first ever Shanghai Graduate Career Expo. The expo involved interactive workshops, presentations and a Q&A session on the current job market, as well as a chance to meet over 40 participating companies including Apple, HP, Paypal, Starbucks, and Bank of Communications.