Back to the Bar, the first Alumni Reunion Concert at Bar on the Hill, the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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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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The University of Newcastle is returning to London this summer, and we invite you to join Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Caroline McMillen and your fellow alumni living in London.

Be inspired by three local UON alumni, as they present short, sharp and entertaining ‘PechaKucha’ style talks about their journey and life after UON.  You will also be joined by Winnie Eley (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International and Advancement), and hear about the latest news and developments from UON.

Date Monday 22 May 2017
Time 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue The Marquis Cornwallis
RSVP   Register online by Friday 12 May 2017

We hope you can join fellow alumni to reminisce and network over nibbles and drinks. Help us spread the word and forward this invitation to your UON alumni friends.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Past events

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.

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.

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.

Malaysia alumni event graphic

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.

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.

UON is coming to London

UON alumni were warmly invited to join us at a reception celebrating the global impact of the University and our graduates at Australia House on 29 June 2016.

We celebrated UON’s standing as a global leader in the higher education sector and distinguished by our ongoing commitment to equity and excellence. In attendance was UON Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Caroline McMillen as well as UON Faculty leaders.

We loved meeting with alumni and we heard many share their experience of living and working in the United Kingdom.

Alumni in Brisbane were invited to an informal meet-up at Riverbar and Kitchen hosted by Professor Mick McManus, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and IT and Professor Simon Dennis, Head of the School of Psychology.

Graduates caught up over post-work nibbles and a drinks overlooking the beautiful Brisbane River.

Date: 6pm - 8pm, Monday 30 May 2016
Venue: Riverbar and Kitchen, 71 Eagle St, Brisbane

Kjære Norske Alumni! Graduates of UON, were invited to join The Australian Ambassador HE Mr Damien Miller to ‘Reconnect with Australia’; a special reception for graduates of Australian Universities living in Norway!

The Australian government is committed to growing a global Australian alumni community by enabling alumni to engage more readily with Australia, and to connect with each other.

Reconnect with Australia Reception:
Date: 4.30 – 6.30pm, Wednesday 9 March 2016
Venue: Amalie Skram Room, 2nd floor, Litteraturhuset, Weigelandsveien 29, Oslo