Why you should stay in touch with UON after graduation

Congratulations! You’ve put in the hard yards and finally have your degree. Time to toss that graduation cap up in the air and celebrate. Sayonara Blackboard. Adios exams.

But you didn’t think you were completely done with the University now did you?

*drum roll*

Enter Alumni.

The UON Alumni Network is made up of 142,000 diverse people from across 145 countries. By becoming part of the Alumni network, you have the chance to share skills and knowledge, meet new people and reminisce on your time studying here. Plus, think of all those great networking and professional development opportunities.

As a UON alumni you’re also entitled to heaps of exclusive alumni-only offers (just because you’re making graduate dollars, that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate a good deal when it comes your way). For example, you can get 15% off 12-month gym memberships at The Forum!

If you’re planning on staying in the Newcastle region upon graduation – great news – you’re automatically a member of the Hunter Alumni Network. With more than 70 000 members, the Hunter Alumni Network hosts regular events like Happy Hour drinks and guest speakers to help you expand your professional and social connections.

Outside of the Hunter region, the Sydney Alumni Network is the largest, boasting 10 000 members.

Basically, no matter where you end up in the world, you can be sure there is always another UON graduate nearby.

If you’re looking for an alumni network closest to you, check out the Australian network or global network pages for more details.


How can I join?

The most important think you can do upon graduating is updating your details via MyAlumni – it is through this platform that UON can tell you about any fab events for alumni happening in your region!

By signing up through MyAlumni you can also receive a monthly alumni newsletter, so you can find out about the inspirational things fellow UON graduates are achieving (and maybe brag about yourself as well).

Through MyAlumni you can also order a replacement testamur, view your academic transcript, access the library and careers services and nominate someone for a UON Alumni Award.

When it comes down to it, the University wants to share your accomplishments with the wider community. Inspire current students. So don’t hide yourself. Do the opposite of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘sit down, be humble’. Stand up. Be proud. Be a UON alumni.


For more information on being part of UON Alumni, head on over to https://www.newcastle.edu.au/community-and-alumni/alumni.