University of Sydney Former Staff Network

former staff network launch

Photos from the Former Staff Network Lunch, March 2014


The University recognises the valuable contribution former staff have made to the life and work of the University. It also recognises that close collegial friendships have developed over the years and wishes to encourage former staff to maintain those friendships. To help facilitate this, the Vice-Chancellor has established the University of Sydney Former Staff Network (FSN).

The Former Staff Network was officially launched by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence on 13 June 2014 at a function in the Law School at the University. In his address, the Vice-Chancellor made the observation that once involved with the University, either as a student or as a member of staff, there develops a life-long association with the University. That was certainly evidenced at the launch with many former in attendance.

It was an enjoyable time catching up with former colleagues and friends. Much enthusiasm was expressed for the FSN initiative and its facilitating role in helping former staff to keep in contact with one another and with the University.

FSN Objectives

  1. To provide opportunities for former staff to re-connect and keep in contact with one another;
  2. To provide an opportunity for former staff to document for posterity, their experiences and memories of those developments which helped shape the University;
  3. To provide an opportunity to keep former staff informed on current and future developments in the University.

Application for Membership

Former staff who wish to join the Network are warmly invited to complete the online form.

Newsletter and Events

It is intended that a Newsletter will be circulated by email from time to time which will include details of FSN events. Events may include: forums, talks, lunches or dinners to provide opportunities to gather members together.

Other University events can be found on our events calendar and the University’s homepage will keep you up-to-date with current news.

FSN Committee

The current members of the FSN Committee are: Emeritus Professor David Fraser, Emeritus Professor Richard Collins, Mr Doug Maclennan, Professor Paul Crittenden, Professor Tony Basten, Ms Catherine Crittenden and Emeritus Professor John Egerton.

Expanding the Network

FSN Members are encouraged to make contact with other colleagues and make them aware of the FSN by directing them to this page.

Other networks and special interest groups can be found here.


Contact between the University and FSN Members will be facilitated by email. Please email us.