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Careers Week – 5 Year Out panel

University College had the privilege of welcoming back five highly decorated Alumni to talk at the 5 Year Out panel discussion on Wednesday 6 September. Jennifer Burnett, Andreas Hendarto, Alex Norton, Aldo Oosterman and Olivia Philpott shared stories of their professional  journey’s, including the secrets to their success and the pitfalls that befell them. An […]

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Governors High Table

Governors High Table

Head of College Jennifer McDonald and President of College Council, Anne Cronin played host to a number of our wonderful UC Governors at the Governors High Table on Monday 28 August. Included in this esteemed group was Mr Arron Wood, former young Australian of the Year and current acting Lord Mayor of Melbourne, who spoke […]

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Careers Week at UC

During the week commencing Monday 4 September, University College students welcome College alumni from various industries to Careers Week to speak about life after university studies. Over breakfast in the morning or supper during the evening, eight alumni have given their time to share stories about their own educational journey and career pathway with current […]

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University College 80th Anniversary Forum

University College has had a marked impact on its residents for 80 years. But the nature of that impact has varied with the social context of the times and the changing nature of university education itself. At the 80th Anniversary Forum held on Friday 25 August, nine of College’s distinguished alumni as well as the […]

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Wonder Women group welcomes Joanne Ryan MP

On Tuesday 22 August, UC’s Wonder Women group welcomed their first guest speaker, Member for the seat of Lalor, Joanne Ryan MP. An enthusiastic and engaged crowd heard stories of Ms Ryan’s journey in politics, her rise through the ranks of the Labor party and her thoughts on what it means to be a woman […]

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High Tea in the Mural Room

President of Council, Mrs Anne Cronin OAM and Head of College, Dr Jennifer McDonald welcomed alumni from University Women’s College from 1937 to 1974 to High Tea in the new Mural Room on Wednesday 16 August. 35 ladies and several partners shared memories of days gone by and a differing landscape of times prior to […]

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Gala Night – UC Production of West Side Story

College alumni, staff and students gathered outside the University of Melbourne’s Guild Theatre an hour before the opening night curtain of UC’s production of West Side Story on Wednesday August 2. There was a palpable air of excitement at this opening night gala event as the crowd eagerly anticipated the tour de force of musical theatre […]

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RE: Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Report

We make this statement in light of the findings from the recently released (1 August 2017) Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) report which reveals the nature and extent of the problem of sexual harassment and assault on Australian university campuses. We offer an unreserved apology to any individual who has suffered or is suffering as […]

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Unveiling of the Greta Hort Portrait

University College played host to Melbourne’s Danish community at the unveiling of the Greta Hort portrait and launch of the 2018 Greta Hort-Dannebrog Scholarship on Tuesday 25 July, 2017. Head of College, Dr Jennifer McDonald welcomed Mr Jan Ravnholt, Honorary Consul-General to Denmark and President of Denmark House, Melbourne; Dr Erik Jensen, former Honorary Consul-General to […]

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ACT Alumni Reunion

Head of College, Dr Jennifer McDonald hosted College alumni now based in ACT at a small gathering in Canberra on Wednesday 19 July, 2017. As part of the 80th anniversary celebrations this year, University College is embarking on a broad engagement program including domestic and international activities. With over 5,600 alumni living in over 45 […]

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