The University of Newcastle, Australia

Alumni FAQs

We've compiled our most frequently asked questions and answered them here. If you can't find your question here please email us at or use our Ask UON Tool.

No need to register! As soon as you graduate from UON you are considered a member of the alumni community. Past and present members of academic staff and of the University Council are also members.

Graduates from our former institutions are also included. These are the Newcastle Teachers College; National Arts School; Newcastle University College (Tighes Hill); Newcastle Conservatorium of Music; Newcastle College of Advanced Education; and the Hunter Institute of Higher Education.

Study Abroad, Exchange Students and Enabling Program participants are considered Associate Alumni.

We don't blame you, Latin can be tricky. Here's the breakdown:

AlumnusOne male graduate
AlumnaOne female graduate
AlumGender neutral term for one graduate
AlumnaeA group of female graduates
AlumniA group of male graduates OR a mixed group of male and female graduates

Yes. In order to receive all the benefits the alumni are entitled to it is important that your contact details are kept up to date. You can update them here.

UON alumni enjoy life-long benefits and services, from career advice, student email access, library privileges, course discounts, and much more. Find out more here.

Yes! Alumni have life-long access to their university email.

If you need help setting up or reconnecting your email, please contact IT Services:


P: 02 4921 7000

A testamur is the formal certificate of your award with the University seal and signatures of the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor.

As a UON graduate, you can request a copy of your academic transcript or replacement testamur for a small fee. You can order online or by phoning the University Enquiries line on 1300 ASK UON.

Order your official UON academic transcript with this form.

Please note, due to privacy laws the UON Office of Alumni and Philanthropy is not able to supply academic information to potential employers or graduates. Any requests for this information should be directed to UON Student Central by email to or by requesting the transcript as above.

Graduates looking to break into the job market still have access to all the job listings, workshops, events, career counselling, and more through the UON Career Hub.

The UON Alumni Team organises events throughout the year where you can connect with world-class professors, thought leaders, and global speakers on a diverse range of topics and interests both locally and internationally.

If you have any suggestions for an event or would like to lend a hand, please contact the UON Alumni Team:

T: +61 2 4921 6699