While most of our 360,000 alumni live within Victoria, we also have many thousands of alumni living overseas. Alumni Associations, networks and groups work hard to ensure that alumni outside Victoria can maintain a strong and meaningful connection with the University.
Alumni groups, organised and managed by alumni volunteers, offer regular opportunities for alumni to connect for personal and professional reasons and extend the University’s connection with alumni on a global scale.
These groups are involved with welcoming alumni returning or relocating to their region, helping to organise University events, establishing social and business connections for fellow alumni and offering professional mentoring.
Alumni Groups may be organised based on:
• Region (focusing on alumni in a given city, country or region)
• Faculty or academic discipline
• Extra-curricular interests
Alumni groups serving a large alumni community (over 1,000 alumni) and in areas of specific focus for the University may wish to formalise their connection to the University by becoming affiliated Alumni Associations. Informal groups that serve smaller communities or connect alumni based on industry or professional interests are referred to by the University as Alumni Networks.
Our valuable Alumni Associations offer regular opportunities for alumni to stay involved and active in the life of the University.
Run by volunteers, these formally affiliated groups help to foster a connection between the University and alumni on a global scale. They also help graduates connect with each other for personal and professional reasons.
Each year our Alumni Associations host Welcome… events where new alumni returning or relocating to cities outside Melbourne can meet their local Alumni Associations and alumni communities.
The Welcome... event series is a great way for alumni to stay connected with the University of Melbourne. Register your interest for 2018 events today!
The University’s Alumni Relations office maintains a register of Alumni Networks and with Faculty colleagues, seeks to support them as resources allow. We recognise the value of these networks and encourage the valuable advocacy they provide.
Alumni Networks have an informal relationship with the University and as such are ultimately responsible for the conduct and management of their programs. These guidelines provide a framework that Alumni Networks can use to better understand their roles and responsibilities.
Are you leading activities for a community of 1,000 University of Melbourne alumni or more? You may be eligible to apply to become a formally affiliated Alumni Association.
Alumni Groups Guidelines (PDF)
Alumni Networks Terms of Reference (PDF)
Alumni Association Application (PDF)
Any successful Alumni Association relies on the passion and enthusiasm of its dedicated volunteers. Here we provide tools to help you keep your Association ticking along and get the best out of your fellow alumni helpers.
Alumni Association Volunteer Committee Member position description (PDF)
Annual General Meeting Overview (PDF)
Formally affiliated Alumni Groups may be eligible to secure funding for alumni focused activities and operations. Read on below for information about the funding guidelines and application process.
Alumni Networks Activity Grant – Application and Report template (PDF)
Alumni Association Grant Guidelines (PDF)
Alumni Association Activity Grant – Application and Report template (PDF)
Alumni Association Operational Grant – Application and Report template (PDF)
If you are interested in setting up an alumni group please contact the Alumni Office on +61 3 8344 1746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our global alumni network
University of Melbourne Alumni Association Beijing (UMAABJ)
Contact: Dr Jessie Wong: email@example.com, President
University of Melbourne Shanghai Alumni Association (UMAAS)
Email: Nick Yan: firstname.lastname@example.org, President
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Singapore ABP Alumni Network