The University of Newcastle, Australia

We are proud to have a community of 143,000 alumni across 134 countries – a network that is growing stronger thanks to the support of our Global Alumni Ambassadors worldwide.

When you become part of the Global Alumni Ambassador Program, you’ll be sharing your alumni story with others and have a positive impact on the next generation of students. As an Ambassador, you’ll have the chance to deepen your connections with the University, achieve personal goals, enhance your professional skills and extend your experience.

We invite you to join our global network of alumni ambassadors and be a valued volunteer in your city – and share your love and pride for the University of Newcastle!

Video: Faiz Kamaludin - Global Alumni Ambassador, Malaysia

Get involved

Global Alumni Ambassadors are voluntary representatives of the University of Newcastle from different cities around the world. As an Ambassador, you’ll have the opportunity to deepen your connections with the University, achieve personal goals, enhance your professional skills and extend your experience. You can get involved in the following ways:

Be a guest speaker

Image of a woman speaking in front of a crowdShare your experience with others

Lend your voice and experiences at events. This provides you with a unique opportunity to inspire our fellow alumni, along with current and future students.

Opportunities include:

  • Alumni networking events
  • Agent training workshops
  • Onboarding and pre-departure sessions
  • lcome and farewell events Industry engagement
  • Guest speaker opportunities

Mentoring opportunities

Global alumni ambassadors mentoringInspire the next generation

Now that you’ve established yourself in your career, you are in the perfect position to guide alumni and graduating students who are just starting to explore their post-university careers. Through the University’s mentoring programs, you have the opportunity to share your experience, wisdom and advice.

Alumni success stories

Image of a man sitting in an empty auditorium Tell us more about the impact the University has had on your life and career

Sharing alumni stories is one of the best ways to communicate the value of a University of Newcastle education to prospective students, their families and the global alumni community. We are proud of our alumni and enjoy sharing your stories and testimonials across our publications, website and social media channels.

Alumni networking

Image of two China Global alumni ambassadorsConnect with the University of Newcastle's global alumni network

Our international alumni network is strong and growing stronger. Wherever you are in the world, you can find support through local alumni chapters, networks and regional alumni ambassadors – connecting you with networking, social and professional development opportunities.

Through these engagements you’ll have the opportunity to forge friendships and professional networks that span the globe. Be a country alumni representative, inspire others and have some fun creating lifelong memories and ongoing connections.

Representing at education fairs

Image of Global Alumni ambassadors at education fairsShare your experience with future students

As a University of Newcastle alumnus, you are in a unique position to share your university experience with prospective students. Represent us at recruitment exhibitions, agent training workshops, pre-departure and onboarding events and school visits.

What to expect at an education fair

Representatives from universities worldwide come together for a single education fair event with prospective students and their parents. At these events, students and parents are able to ask questions about University life, programs of study, admissions criteria, living costs, scholarships, financial aid and campus locations. All of this information will be provided to you during training.

Support from the University of Newcastle

A staff member from the University will contact you to arrange a brief training session. This gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Approximately two weeks before the education fair, you will also receive a pack of materials to use at the fair (depending on location). This includes items such as the undergraduate degree guide, marketing brochures, a personal name badge, a University branded table cloth and signage.

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Benefits for you

ALUMNI NETWORK Expand your alumni network for
professional and personal development.
RESUME Enhance your resume through
professional development opportunities (e.g. guest
speaking, mentoring and networking).
STAY CONNECTED Stay connected with the
University’s alumni, faculty and students.
GIVE BACK Give back to the University of
Newcastle community

Testimonials

"VoImage of Sanket Bothralunteering was a natural calling! Having shared a great camaraderie with the University and other fellow students I felt that being able to give back through in-country mentoring, inspiring new and potential students, and representing the University at senior delegations was the best possible way to stay connected. As well as establishing new bonds with other University of Newcastle alumni. Seven years down and long may it continue!”

Sanket Bothra
Bachelor of Business 2010
President Singapore Alumni Network
Global Alumni Ambassador - Singapore

Neha"Volunteering lets me become involved in professional and academic spheres that enhance my networking skills and professional development. Being a former international student myself, I take delight in being able to support prospective students who are looking for advice and have questions similar to the ones I had when I was about to commence my study abroad.”

Neha Lalchandani
Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition 2016
Global Alumni Ambassador - Indonesia

Image of Faiz"I like volunteering for the University because I feel that I am blessed to be in a position that enables me to give back to my country and community. I am passionate about inspiring the next generation in aerospace and science education. Together collaboratively, we will be able to create a rippling effect and impact students from all ages to pursue a future in the sciences."

Faiz Kamaludin
Master of Avition Management 2011
Vice-President, Malaysia Alumni Network
Global Alumni Ambassador - Malaysia

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