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UCD President’s Alumni Australia Tour 2017


The first UCD President’s Alumni Australia Tour will take place from Monday 23 October to Thursday 26 October 2017. The President will visit Perth on 23 October, Melbourne on 25 October and Sydney on 26 October, to celebrate UCD’s growing relationship with graduates. Currently UCD has over 2,500 alumni in Australia, with Alumni Chapters in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

Over the last 163 years, UCD has grown from strength to strength and today is Ireland’s largest and most globally engaged university. The University is working hard towards achieving its vision for 2020 - bringing the best of the world to Ireland and the best of Ireland, including its distinct cultures, to the world by developing strategic relationships to grow global engagement.

On 1 January 2014, Professor Andrew J Deeks took up the presidency of UCD, becoming the first Australian to lead an Irish university, and only the second person from outside Ireland to lead UCD since its founding rector, Cardinal John Henry Newman. It is with great pride that Professor Deeks returns to his homeland to witness the positive impact that UCD graduates have had on Australia. The UCD experience does not end with graduation, alumni are supported throughout their careers, building a strong and vibrant global UCD alumni network.

The UCD President’s Alumni Australia Tour aims to grow this strong alumni community, allowing UCD graduates to benefit from the strength of its network and connections.

Venues for the Australia Tour:

  • Perth: University Club of Western Australia
  • Melbourne: University House, University of Melbourne
  • Sydney: Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street

Alumni are invited to come along to our events in any of the cities above, further details are available at