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Alumni benefits and awards

Being a graduate opens doors to opportunities

You may be surprised to discover what alumni benefits are on offer as a Sydney graduate, including an alumni magazine, career resources, library membership, ticket discounts, achievement recognition, reunions, and more.

As a University of Sydney graduate, you have access to a wide range of resources, mentoring opportunities, events and support to help you continue your passion for learning. Enjoy exclusive deals on art and cultural activities, receive the Sydney Alumni Magazine (SAM), and use the University library. Learn more about the alumni benefits on offer.

Access these alumni benefits

Stay updated with the latest news, features and stories via the University’s own magazine dedicated to alumni. Each edition of Sydney Alumni Magazine (SAM) offers news, alumni stories, on-campus activities and research articles, available online or via e-subscription. Alumni have access to previous editions of SAM and can also submit their career stories for the ‘classnotes’ section via the website. Providing we have your up to date contact details, you’ll automatically receive SAM twice a year.

The Careers Centre is your one-stop shop for resources and information to assist you in planning your career. Whether you are looking for tips on creating an effective resume, improving skills for an interview, obtaining individual career advice or finding out about positions available in your field, the Careers Centre can assist you.

Connect with the likes of David Suzuki, Germaine Greer, Helen Clark, Tariq Ali, Tim Flannery, Gareth Evans and Bill McKibben, to name a few. Sydney Ideas is the University’s premier public lecture series program that brings leading thinkers in Sydney, Australia and the world to the wider Sydney community. 

In your first year as a University of Sydney graduate, you are entitled to a 12-month library membership valued at $80, for free. This allows you to access the resources of the University library, including books and journals. You also benefit from on-campus access to the electronic resources available. 

Make the most of a 50% discount on professional development short courses offered by the Centre for Continuing Education in your first year as a graduate. After your first year, you are then eligible to receive a 10% discount on enrolments.

Choose from a range of short courses, from business to languages to travel and everything in between, providing you with the perfect way to enrich your knowledge, gain new insight and discover untapped creativity.

Build your workplace skills through free online courses created by our academics on Coursera. Courses include Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health, Ethical Social Media and more.

Receive great discounts on tickets to concerts and events held at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and a 10 percent discount on all adult short courses through the Open Academy. Access a range of innovative exhibitions and events at Sydney College of the Arts and attend the Great Ideas Performance Series at discounted ticket prices. You are also welcome to visit one of our many museums, theatres and galleries exhibiting the city’s best in art, history and performance.

If you wonder where the time has gone, what happened to your own classmates, and how you ever lost contact, you can reconnect with your graduating year through our exclusive reunion events held on campus.

Did you know you can receive 40 percent off the hire of University venues for your event, party or work conference? Featuring state-of-the-art lecture theatres, auditoriums, historic sandstone architecture and impressive grounds, the University contains some of Sydney’s most iconic venues available for hire. Take advantage of these locations at a discounted rate.