Attend an alumni event

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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Hunter Alumni Network End of Year Celebration Banner

Calling all alumni living across the Hunter! Did you know if you are an alumnus of the University of Newcastle and live across the Hunter, you are automatically a member of the Hunter Alumni Network (HAN)?

HAN are looking forward to welcoming local alumni to their end of year celebration where you can get to know fellow alumni, reflect on the year that was and meet members of the Sports Laureates Association* - a group of UON alumni who have been recognised for their achievements as leaders and great sportspeople.

Come along and connect with your fellow alumni at this iconic Newcastle location – tickets are free and include a welcome drink and canapes on arrival!

Date:  29 November 2017

Time:    6:30 - 9:00 pm

Venue:  The Edwards, 148 Parry St, Newcastle West

RSVP:  Register here for your free Ticket! Welcome drink and canapes available on arrival

*Recipients of University Blues, Colours, Sports Persons of the Year Finalists and Honorary Life Members of the University of Newcastle Sports Union / NUsport make up the Sports Laureates Association.

In 2018, The Newcastle Law School will be celebrating 25 years of highly successful legal education to law students and alumni of the University of Newcastle.

We invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone which sees the Newcastle Law School firmly hold the position of Australia’s leading Clinical Law School. Joining us as our guest speaker for the evening will be alumna Rebecca Silberberg (Bachelor Of Laws 2010 / Diploma In Legal Practice 2010; Bachelor Of Business 2007), Legal Counsel at Google Australia.

Date:  23 February 2018

Time:  6:30 - 10:00 pm

Venue:  The Newcastle Club

RSVP:  Register here!

Past events

On Wednesday 4 October, UON alumnus Yasser Hamed demonstrated how his degree in Engineering (Mechanical) took him to lead procedural animation in the role of Crowds Supervisor at Walt Disney Animation Studios and credited on the Oscar winning films Happy Feet, Big Hero 6, and Frozen and the Oscar nominated films Wreck It Ralph and Moana.

Yasser was interviewed by UON academic Dr Simon Weaving, lecturer in the School of Creative Industries at UON. Simon has a background in both the creative and business sides of cinema, journalism and theatre, and is the former director of the Canberra International Film Festival from 2009-2012.

Click here to see photos from the event.

On Monday 25 September, UON law students undertook an exciting intensive criminal law immersive experience and they would love to meet you whilst in Hanoi, Vietnam!

UON legal solicitors Sarah Breusch and Daniel Matas hosted dinner for fellow alumni and students. The evening also included an opportunity for alumni living and working in Vietnam

In collaboration with the Hunter Alumni Network (HAN), University of Newcastle alumni of all disciplines volunteered their time to mentor incoming students at Open Day at Newcastle Callaghan campus on Saturday 19th August or at the Central Coast campus in Ourimbah on Saturday 12th August.

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.