Alumni news & events


10 year reunion

A reunion for the Class of 2002 was held on 29 March at Camperdown campus and it was a great night of reminiscing, socialising and fun.  Next year’s 10 year reunion for the Class of 2003 (including those who finished OR graduated in 2003) will be held towards the end of March 2013.  If you would like to volunteer to be a class captain and assist us with promoting the reunion amongst your fellow classmates, please contact Maria Humphreys, Alumni Relations Officer at or phone 02 9351 9806.
Left: Occupational Therapists from the Class of 2002

50 year reunion

Over 40 graduates of the School of Physiotherapy, (which later became part of the Cumberland College of Health Sciences) got together to celebrate 50 years since their graduation at the Marriott Hotel in Sydney on 27 April.   Jenny Lyttle (Ellis) travelled from Ontario, Canada with a number of other graduates travelling from interstate and country NSW to attend the reunion.  Some of the attendees had not seen each other since graduating in 1962.
Left: Graduates from the Class of 1962, School of Physiotherapy

Singapore reunion

A Health Sciences information session was held in Singapore on 9 March.  This event was organised to present research and postgraduate opportunities to our alumni working in the allied health profession, as well as informing them of the benefits of being an active member of our alumni network.   Following the presentation from Professor Kathy Refshauge, Deputy Dean, alumni had the opportunity to socialise over refreshments.
Left: Singapore alumni with Professor Kathy Refshauge, Deputy Dean

Other news and events

Challenges facing health

A mid-year post graduate 'health cluster event' combining the faculties of Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry was held on 18 April in MacLaurin Hall, Camperdown Campus.  The theme for the event was 'The Greatest Challenges Facing Health' and the expert members in the discussion panel included Professor Kathy Refshauge Deputy Dean. The keynote speaker was Michael Dickson, (Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) alumnus from 2004, who is now a Director of National Health Services, Price WaterhouseCoopers. View Here


3D Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT)

Radiation Therapy alumni attended the launch of Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) system which allows students to use real clinical equipment and immersive 3D technology to treat a virtual patient on 22 May 2012. Read More
Left: The virtual reality training system allows students to 'see inside' human bodies (image: ©Vertual Ltd)