The latest news for alumni
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Best wishes for the festive season

The Alumni Relations team would like to wish you well over the festive season and thank you for staying connected with your University during 2018.

The office will be closed from 5.00pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and re-open at 9.00am on Monday 7 January 2019.

Alumni survey
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Thank you to alumni who responded to our recent survey. The key purpose was to find out what it is that alumni are currently engaging with at the University and what they are most interested in. Your contributions will help shape our future program.

Congratulations to the winners of the prize draw:
Anne Hughes, Robyn Lyall, Ceri Flowers, Jemma Gardam.

Making a difference

Saying thank to you our supporters

Supporters of the University of Tasmania were recognised for their generosity at a thank you event held in Hobart this month.

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General news
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Graduates from 40-plus years ago reunite

Alumni who graduated 40-plus years ago reunited recently at a luncheon in Hobart and heard from our Dean of the Law School and alumnus Professor Tim McCormack.

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The year that was: alumni engagement in 2018

In 2018 the Alumni Office hosted events across the globe to engage and connect with the University of Tasmania’s 117,000 alumni spread across 115 countries.

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Students begin next chapter

University of Tasmania students graduated from ceremonies in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart in December. We welcome them into the alumni family and wish them every success as they begin the next chapter of their lifelong education journey. 


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Research news
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Sex bias in devils' ability to cope with DFTD

New research suggests female Tasmanian devils have a much higher tolerance to the deadly transmissible Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) than males.

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Restoring Tasmania’s giant kelp forests

A new joint research project between the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and the Climate Foundation is studying the possibility of restoring Tasmania’s iconic giant kelp forests, which have almost disappeared over recent decades due to ocean warming.

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Young scientist award for arthritis researcher

Menzies arthritis researcher Dr Dawn Aitken has topped off a hugely successful year by being named the Tasmanian Young STEM Researcher of the Year.

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Scholarships & philanthropy
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Medical students flying high thanks to RFDS scholarships

Five University of Tasmania medical students are flying high thanks to the generosity of the Royal Flying Doctor Service through scholarships.

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Tasmanian students reaching for the stars thanks to Springboard Scholarship

About 60 Tasmanian students have moved one step closer to reaching their dream careers, through the University’s innovative Springboard program.

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Learn more about University fundraising initiatives

Alumni in profile
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Alan Teh Yee Neng
Bachelor of Architecture 1999

Award-winning Malaysia architect Alan Teh looks back on his days at the University fondly and says the many years living sustainably in the state, left a lasting impression. Today Alan is taking the green sustainable architecture scene by storm and has just finished the first Green Building Index-rated public school in Penang, Malaysia.

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In case you missed it...
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Research to the Rescue

Research to the Rescue introduces two of the University of Tasmania's five key research themes: Environment, Resources and Sustainability; and Creativity, Culture and Society. Cutting edge researchers explain how their work is paving the way to a sustainable future.

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What would it take to make Hobart Australia’s most Liveable City?

This lecture, presented by the Planning Institute Australia, was held in honour of one of the most distinguished town planners of the 20th century, Professor Sir Patrick Abercrombie. It was delivered by Professor Billie Giles-Corti, a Distinguished Professor at RMIT University and Director of its Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform.

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Courses and careers
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Learn how to recognise and respond to workplace mental health issues

Enrolments for the University’s latest short course offering, Managing Employee Mental Health, are now open. Spaces are limited for this 1-day practical workshop which will be run on Wednesday 13th February 2019. 

Enrol now to receive your 10% alumni discount

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