Frequently Asked Questions
What does 'alumni' mean?
Do I need a membership to the alumni community?
Do I need to update my contact details with UOW?
Do I need to tell UOW when I change my job?
What are the benefits to alumni?
Can I keep my UOW email account?
How can I contact some of my friends from UOW?
Can I use the UOW Library?
How can I get verification of my employee's UOW qualification?
How can I donate books to the Alumni Bookshop?
How do I get an Alumni Benefits Card?
How do I find out about events at UOW?
How do I subscribe to the alumni newsletter and magazine?
Are there any UOW services and facilities the community can use?
The word 'alumni' means the graduates of a university. The singular term is 'alumnus' (male) or 'alumna' (female) or the non-gender specific 'alum'.
Some universities also encompass past employees into their alumni community.
Some universities ask their alumni to pay a membership fee to an 'alumni network' to gain the benefits of their university beyond graduation. That is not the case at UOW. We prefer an inclusive and enabling approach, and actively encourage our alumni to stay in touch to continually benefit from UOW.
We use the phrase 'alumni community' to refer to our entire graduate body.
Yes. To continually benefit from your relationship with UOW, please stay in touch by keeping your details up-to-date. You can do this using our simple Update My Details form.
Yes. We like to know where our alumni are working, so we encourage all alumni to tell us about their career moves using our simple Update My Details form.
All alumni are entitled to a range of benefits and opportunities, including:
Free alumni membership to the UOW Library
Free subscriptions to UOW Outlook Magazine and the Alumni Collective newsletter
Free listing of your business on the UOW Alumni Business Directory
Invitations to attend alumni events, seminars and networking functions
Discounted goods and services with the Alumni Benefits Program
Yes, UOW email accounts are available for all graduates. More details.
Due to privacy restrictions, UOW cannot give you your friend's contact details, but we can contact them on your behalf. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Yes, you're entitled to a free alumni membership to the UOW Library.
You need to complete a 'Request for Academic Transcript Form' or 'Request for Replacement Testamur Form', available on the Student Forms & Applications webpage. The Student Enquiries team handles these requests, please contact them for further information, email email@example.com
Donations can be delivered to the Alumni Bookshop during its opening hours from February to November. Please contact the Alumni Bookshop on +61 2 4221 5977.
To request your card please email firstname.lastname@example.org
UOW hosts social and professional events for alumni and friends of the university. Access the UOW Alumni Events Calendar for information on upcoming events and activities at UOW.
As an alum, you automatically receive UOW Outlook Magazine and the Alumni Collective newsletter, plus invitations to events and occasionally other communications which may be relevant to you. You can change your subscriptions at any time using the Update My Details form.
Yes, UOW offers a range of services and facilities including childcare, entertainment and accommodation.
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