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Alumni About JCU Alumni

About JCU Alumni

As a member of the JCU alumni family you are part of a truly global network of more than 100,000 graduates who live across every continent in the world. There are JCU graduates located from the Himalayan foothills and conservation parks in Cameroon to board rooms in Sydney, Hong Kong and New York City.

Alumni from JCU hold roles in some of the world's leading international organisations such as the United Nations, the Red Cross, Apple and National Geographic. Others hold seats in State and Federal parliament or serve as Australia’s ambassadors around the world.

As an active member of the JCU alumni family, you can meet, learn from and mentor other JCU graduates living in your city. Why not join us at an event near you to get started on your alumni journey with us?

You are automatically an alum of JCU if you have completed an award course at the University or one of it's subsidiary/predecessor institutions.

JCU considers you a part of our wider alumni family if you:

  • Are a current and former student who has successfully completed the equivalent of at least one full-time teaching period (i.e. three subjects minimum of 9 credits points achieved);
  • Are a current and former academic and professional staff member who has served for at least one year;
  • Are a recipient of an honorary award from JCU or its predecessor institutions;
  • Are a current or past member of the University Council;
  • Are a philanthropic donor to the University.

Keeping your details updated helps you stay in touch with JCU. We'll be able to send you invitations to events and activities happening near you as well as interesting news from the University.

Update your details

Got a question? Check out our FAQs section to see if we can help.

Alumni Communities

Expand your network and exchange ideas, opportunities, and accomplishments with fellow JCU alumni worldwide through our exclusive LinkedIn closed group communities. These groups are tailored to your location, allowing you to connect with alumni nearby and arrange both virtual and in-person social gatherings and networking events.

  • Support alumni who wish to keep in touch with each other;
  • Foster an active interest in JCU;
  • Organise professional networking and social activities;
  • Communicate alumni views, needs and interests to the University;
  • Play an active part in mentoring programs for undergraduates;
  • Mobilise alumni to support the University;
  • Offer voluntary assistance to the University with organising events and reunions;
  • Represent the University at profiling and recruitment functions.

Explore our community groups.

It takes just three like minded graduates and a JCU staff member (to provide support) to start the formation of an Alumni network based on either geographical location, subject, discipline, or professional interest.

By encouraging the development of networks, the University aims to provide alumni with a vehicle by which they can use their special skills and knowledge, network, give back to the institution, preserve and upgrade the standing of their degree/s and make a difference to the experience of lifelong learning for many. 

Talk to us about starting an alumni network in your town.

Your journey at JCU doesn't have to end at graduation!

The value of 'giving back' to JCU as an alumni is difficult to quantify because it's so valuable.  By sharing your time, knowledge or expertise you can help mentor and educate our leaders of tomorrow.

As a JCU alumnus, you are one of close to 100,000 across the world who have used the skills they honed at JCU to contribute to life in the Tropics through exciting careers and amazing achievements. We would love to hear your story today! Alumni: Share your Story

Ever wanted to reconnect with someone from your uni-days?  We can help.  Complete the reconnecting form and tell us who you're looking for and we'll see if we can help. Reconnecting Alumni

We've compiled a collection of free online resources in case you're looking for something to read or watch. JCU Online Resources

Many areas around the University seek volunteers. Programs include Orpheus Island Research Station, Medicine Entry Interviewers, Medicine simulated patients program and the JCU Community Gardens.

See JCU volunteer options

At JCU we match our students’ expertise and strengths with industry and business needs. By partnering with JCU to host a work placement student you will be nurturing emerging talent and building capacity within Northern Australia.

Students from the following disciplines undertake work placement as part of their degrees:

  • Healthcare Sciences including: Nursing, Speech Pathology, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Clinical Exercise Physiology and Sport & Exercise Science
  • Public Health & Veterinary Science
  • Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy
  • Education & The Arts
  • Social Work
  • Business
  • Law
  • Information Technology
  • Science
  • Engineering & Planning

Find out more about hosting a student placement.