Events

2017 Events

What's it like to work in space?  UK Alumni seminar, 17 July 2017

Should Australia have a space agency? How do we keep people healthy when travelling in space? Will we ever send someone to Mars? These were some of the provoking questions our speakers - Andrea Tom and Emile -  tackled at our event on Monday night. It was great to see so many South Australian alumni at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies for this insightful evening.

You can see pictures from the evening in our Facebook and LinkedIn groups (which you should join, if you haven’t already to stay up to date with our activity).

Presenters at the Space Industry Event hosted by the University of South Australia and Kings College London

Special thanks to our Chair UCL Professor Marek Ziebart, our co-hosts the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies and the University of South Australia for sponsoring the networking drinks.

Speakers Andrea Boyd, ISS Flight Operations Engineer, European Astronaut Centre, Dr Thomas Smith MBBS DPhil FRCA FAsMA, Aerospace Medicine Research Group, University of Oxford, and Emile Victor, On-board Software Engineer, Airbus Defence and Space. 

 

UniSA UK Alumni Cocktail Reception, 9 May 2017

More than 100 guests attended the University's cocktail event for UniSA alumni in London hosted by Professor David Lloyd, Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia, and High Commissioner of Australia, His Excellency The Hon Alexander Downer AC DUniv.

The Vice Chancellor announced an exciting partnership with the University of South Australia and University College London. Guests were able to witness the signing of the agreement. Santos is also involved, providing $2 million to fund new research fellowships at UniSA’s Future Industries Institute, targeting women to fill the places.

The fellowships will see researchers in key areas for future industries development – minerals and resources engineering; energy and advanced manufacturing; environmental science and engineering; and biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine – supported to undertake research that will further industry innovation and creation in SA.

Among the alumni guests were James Drake QC, Professor Gerald Goodhart DUniv, Barry Humphries AO, CBE DUniv, Colin Smythe, Rachael Meyers and Christopher Tibilcock.  The Hon Mike Rann CNZM DUniv AC , High Commissioner of Australia and His Excellency The Hon Alexander Downer AC DUniv were also in attendance as patrons of the South Australian Universities Alumni Europe, the alumni network that shares affiliations with all of the South Australian Universities.  South Australian Universities Alumni Europe, Dennis Muirhead FRSA, was joined by fellow committee members, Josh Rule (President), Randolph Brazier (Treasurer) and Alastair Fischer.

UniSA alumni at the UK alumni cocktail reception     UniSA alumni at the UK alumni cocktail reception     UniSA alumni at the UK alumni cocktail reception     UniSA alumni at the UK alumni cocktail reception

2016 Events

Alumni Cocktail event to celebrate UniSA’s 25th Birthday in London, 13 April 2016

More than 55 UniSA alumni celebrated the University’s 25th Birthday cocktail event in London hosted by Vice Chancellor and President, Professor David Lloyd, and  High Commissioner of Australia, His Excellency The Hon Alexander Downer AC DUniv.

Among the alumni guests were  Andrew Grill, Global Managing Partner, Social Consulting at IBM (Masters of Engineering - Information Technology & Telecommunication, 1996),  Jessica Perrin, Head of Global Programmes at Thomson Reuters Foundation (Bachelor of Arts - Communication, Media &  Culture, 2006), and Daniel Rossetto, Managing Director of Climate Mundial Limited (Bachelor of Building with Honours, 1997).

The Hon Alexander Downer AC DUniv, is patron of the South Australian Universities Alumni Europe, the alumni network that shares affiliations with all of the South Australian Universities.  South Australian Universities Alumni Europe Honorary President, Dennis Muirhead FRSA, was joined by fellow committee members, Dr Ann Davis, Dr Jo Nield, Dave Stott and Kyla Raby (Bachelor of Journalism, 2010).

UniSA 25th Birthday cake

2015 Events

UniSA UK Alumni cocktail reception, 27 April 2015

About  50 guests attended the South Australian Universities Alumni Europe cocktail event for UniSA alumni hosted by Professor David Lloyd, Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia, at the Royal Institute of Great Britain on 27 April 2015. 

Professor Lloyd highlighted some recent achievements of UniSA and announced the research partnership with  University College London

Digintaries present at the event included the Rt Hon Sir Lockwood Smith, High Commissioner for New Zealand, Bill Muirhead AM, Agent General for South Australia and Dick Porter Chairman of Australian Business. 

2014 Events

UK-Europe Alumni 2014 Christmas Party

Some 156 guests attended the South Australian Universities Alumni Europe 2014 Christmas Party at Australia House on 20 November.

The event, hosted by alumni President Dennis Muirhead, was a fun networking event for alumni from the University of South Australia, Flinders University and the University of Adelaide. 

The High Commissioner for Australia, His Excellency Alexander Downer AC DUniv, dropped by.









 

High Commissioner hosts alumni cocktail event at Australia House, London

More than 90 University of South Australia alumni and guests joined a London reception hosted by His Excellency Alexander Downer AC DUniv, High Commissioner for Australia, with Professor David Lloyd, Vice Chancellor and President, University of South Australia, Nigel Relph, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President: International and Advancement, University of South Australia and Dennis Muirhead, President and Committee of the South Australian Universities Alumni Europe.

The event was attended by Meredith Hooper, the 2014 Australian of the Year in the UK, Dick Porter, Chairman of Australian Business, and Patricia Rochford, Director of Rochford International. Among the UniSA Alumni attending were Jana Blagojevic, Chief Operating Officer of Barclays, Alison Dodd, Managing Director of Mooreplay Ltd, and well known artist Dr Bronwyn Platten.

Professor David Lloyd with Alexander Downer

2013 Events

University of South Australia Alumni Cocktail Reception

The Hon Dr Mike Rann CNZM presented on behalf of the University of South Australia's Vice Chancellor and President, Professor David Lloyd, on the future directions for the University at a cocktail reception for UniSA alumni
held at The Royal Institution of Great Britain on July 30.

Dennis Muirhead, President, South Australian Universities Alumni Europe     UniSA alumni at the UK alumni cocktail reception     The Hon Dr Mike Rann CNZM     The Hon Dr Mike Rann CNZM

Adelaide Chamber Singers Concert

Alumni enjoyed an evening of South Australian chamber music at a concert given by the Adelaide Chamber Singers on Tuesday, 9 July.

2012 Events

2012 Annual General Meeting

The 2012 Annual General Meeting was held at the Australia Centre, Strand, London, WC2B 4LG on Wednesday 14 November 2012 at 6.30pm. Meet the committee members

From left, Dennis Muirhead, President, South Australian Universities Alumni Europe, Bill Muirhead, Agent General and Matthew Jukes, wine writer, The Daily Mail.Wine Masterclass, 10 May 2012

Alumni experienced a taste of South Australia at this popular event hosted by acclaimed and influential wine writer, Matthew Jukes (The Daily Mail) featuring premium wines from the Clare Valley and Coonawarra regions.  

 

From left, Tim Harcourt, Premier’s Advisor on International Engagement, The Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia and Bill Muirhead, Agent GeneralPremier's Reception at Australia House 9 May 2012

The Office of the Agent General, UK and Europe held a reception for The Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia, on 9 May 2012 at Australia House. The Premier shared South Australian hospitality with South Australians living in the UK/Europe and gave an update on exciting progress in the State.

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