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 70,000 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?

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

  • Have graduated from the university, or one of it's subsidiary institutions;
  • 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 philanthropic donor to the University.

Welcome to James Cook University’s Alumni Network. I've been a proud member since 1972.  As a part of our alumni family your have joined a network that spans more than 50 years. Members of this network have built meaningful lives, had accomplished careers, and are seeking new discoveries that will make life matter across the globe.

As you progress into this next stage of your career, I wish you all the best for your time ahead and encourage you to stay connected with the University.

I look forward to seeing you at an alumni event soon.

Bill Tweddell
Chancellor, James Cook University
BEc, BA (JCU)

You can update your details as often as you like using our alumni portal. 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 now.

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

Current Alumni networks

As part of the larger JCU Alumni Association there are a number of smaller networks that operate geographically and by subject interest.

There is a formal incorporated network in Singapore who operate via a virtual clubhouse and Facebook. Check out their website and become a member or contact hello@jcusaa.sg for more information.

There is an active network based in New England, check out their Facebook page for more info. This group is striving to help find solutions to the increasing challenges facing the Tropical World. It’s not all serious business, they also run regular activities and events including the Annual Corn Hole Tournament in autumn.

We have a small group of alumni based in PNG, Australia’s nearest neighbour. They are currently working with the Alumni office to host events, for more information contact jack.growden@jcu.edu.au.

Following a successful 50th 'Golden Jubilee of Uni Halls' Reunion in July 2017, this group are staying in touch and trying to find others from the early years via Facebook. They have vowed to meet again on campus during the 50th Anniversary of JCU in 2020.

The Aurora Class consists of graduates from the first intake of nursing students at JCU in 1990. Following a successful 25 year celebration in September 2017, this group have pledged to stay in touch and find others, connect via their Facebook group.

Alumni Networks:

  • 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.

Starting an Alumni network

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.