We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to bring together UC alumni and provide them with exclusive benefits, community connections and professional development opportunities. Last year, we organised more than 25 events in cities across Australia and overseas. From breakfasts celebrating the achievements of some of the University’s most successful women, to reunions and professional development workshops for the budding entrepreneurs in our community, we’re providing more ways than ever for you to learn, connect, indulge and grow.
UC WOMEN CHANGING THE WORLD BREAKFAST
Some of the University of Canberra’s most successful women were celebrated at a women’s breakfast in October last year. Over 100 women attended the UC Women Changing the World event held at the University. The event’s keynote speakers included alumnae Amanda Whitley, founder of HerCanberra, and Kate Mason, Coca-Cola Amatil’s chief transformation officer, as well as the University of Canberra’s Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Sudha Rao, whose research is focused on preventing cancer recurrence. Guests were inspired and encouraged by these women’s touching stories. Almost $10,000 was raised at the event, with proceeds going to the University’s Cancer Research Fund.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
July, August, September
A series of masterclasses were held throughout 2016 for students and alumni embarking on entrepreneurial pursuits. Run in conjunction with the University’s Faculty of Business, Government and Law, the workshops aimed to tap into attendees’ creative side and provided tips on how to start a business. Over three sessions, attendees explored how to unleash their creativity in everyday life and in business, what it means to be a successful entrepreneur, and how to take risks. They also received training in the more practical side of business – accounting, marketing and planning for the future. We can’t wait to see what comes out of our incredible community of entrepreneurs.
CANBERRA COLLEGE OF ADVANCED EDUCATION REUNION
More than 60 of the University’s founding students gathered late last year at a reunion hosted by Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deep Saini. Before becoming the University of Canberra in 1990, the University had operated as the Canberra College of Advanced Education (CCAE) since 1967. It was a special opportunity to hear about the incredible journeys our alumni have embarked on since graduating from the CCAE. The rooftop venue at Cooper Lodge provided guests with stunning vistas and a bird’s eye view of our vibrant campus.