University of Melbourne Magazine

Alumni news in brief

  • Prominent graduates share experiences in video series


    Helen Szoke

    Alumni at the top of their careers have shared their experiences in a series of video interviews aimed at inspiring current students and new graduates setting out on their own career path. 

    The Career Journeys Worth Sharing videos feature Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke (pictured), Melbourne City Councillor Arron Wood, Australian College of Optometry CEO Maureen O’Keefe and Speak Percussion Artistic Director Eugene Ughetti. 

    They are part of a range of career resources for alumni, which also includes webinars, discounts on future study and networking opportunities. 

    Watch the videos and learn more about the career support available to alumni at


    Boat race

    The Australian Boat Race returns to Melbourne in 2015, with top-class rowers from the Universities of Melbourne and Sydney hoping to take home the trophies on Sunday, October 25. 

    The Universities’ rowing clubs first competed against each other, on the Yarra, in 1860. The tradition was reborn 150 year later, in 2010, when the first head-to- head men’s and women’s crew races were conducted on Sydney Harbour. Show your support this year by heading to the banks of the Yarra to watch this historic event. 




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