Who makes up UON Alumni?

UON Alumni includes graduates of the University, past and present members of the University Council, and academic staff and other people admitted under the By-law.

Our network is made up of over 139,000 dynamic and diverse achievers all around the world.

Our alumni chapters and groups give you the opportunity to share skills, knowledge, networks, catch-up with old friends and make new ones, in 139 countries across the globe.

You can stay informed with University and alumni news by subscribing to our e-Newsletters.

Update your details via MyAlumni and we'll tell you about any professional development, social or sporting events for alumni happening in your area.

What does the alumni network do?

The network provides support to graduates returning to their home countries or re-locating after graduation. It offers opportunities to connect with fellow graduates at events and to keep updated via our e-news and alumni magazine. Please see the Australian network or global network pages for more details.

If you are in a location which does not appear to have a contact and would like to be a regional coordinator, please contact the Alumni Relations Team.

You can also engage with alumni colleagues across the globe through:

There are four graduate positions on the University Council, ensuring that our alumni retain a strong voice in the governance and strategic future of the University.

Section 34-35 of the By-law and section 14 of the Act defines who is a member of the alumni network.

The University's alumni network includes:

  • graduates of the University
  • past and present members of the University Council
  • past and present members of academic staff
  • other persons admitted to Convocation under the by-law, including but not limited to certain non-academic members of staff and Honorary Degree recipients
  • graduates of our former institutions: Newcastle Teachers College; National Art School (amalgamated with NCAE in 1975); Newcastle University College (Tighes Hill); Newcastle Conservatorium of Music; Newcastle College of Advanced Education and the Hunter Institute of Higher Education
  • other people admitted under the by-law including, but not limited to, certain non-academic members of staff and people who live in the Hunter with an equivalent degree
  • Study Abroad, Exchange Students and Enabling Program participants are considered Associate Alumni.


Every year graduations take place in Newcastle, Port Macquarie and Ourimbah.

International students travelling to Newcastle for their graduation should contact the Office of Alumni & Philanthropy so that they can be advised of any special opportunities for international graduates and their families.

For more information about graduation dates and protocol, please view the Graduation page.  


Need a copy of your Statement of Academic Record, also known as an academic transcript?

All graduates are provided with one free copy at graduation. Additional copies can be purchased online through the Student payment system. The cost of the official academic transcript is $10. For further details about how to obtain a copy of your academic transcript, Ask UON.

For further information contact or phone +61 2 4921 5000.

For any other enquiries contact

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.

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 UON alumni at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Convocation. The 2018 AGM will be held in December.  All members of convocation are eligible to nominate and vote.

Meet the AAC President and the current AAC members


Elections for the following positions on the Alumni Advisory Committee will be held at the Annual General meeting of Convocation being held on Wednesday 5 December 2018 in the Council Meeting Room, IDC Building, Callaghan Campus:

  • President of the Alumni Advisory Committee;
  • Deputy President of the Alumni Advisory Committee;
  • Eleven General positions;

The 2018 Alumni Advisory Committee Nomination form and instructions are available here.

Nominations must be received no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 28th November 2018

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. They are also among the first community members consulted on major changes to the University's direction.

What is Convocation?

Convocation consists of UON graduates, current and former members of the University Council, current and former staff of UON, 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