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Alumni Update 2013 Issue 8 University of South Australia
Global connections on the horizon
Vice Chancellor, Professor David Lloyd has launched a five-year action plan that represents a multi-million dollar investment in the University of South Australia with strategic actions to influence culture and capacity and boost capital development.

A key thread in the plan is an ambition to evolve as a globally visible university. Prof Lloyd says the plan in no small way reflects the vibrancy of the UniSA community and the generous contribution made by alumni and students to the planning. He also envisages the development of a stronger alumni community as a key component of the plan.
Crossing The Horizon, Our Strategic Action Plan 2013 -2018
“With Crossing the Horizon we have continued what started with unijam and delivered a shared blueprint for what we can achieve together in the next five years,” he says.

“The goal is to further build our reputation as an engaged, innovative institution and to become known as Australia’s university of enterprise.”

Professor Lloyd says the remarkable participation with unijam - 18000 posts from nearly 8000 participants – has laid a strong foundation for planning.

“This has been a process of close collaboration across all sectors of the University and notably with our highly valued alumni,” Prof Lloyd says.

“Together we have identified how we will make the most of our opportunities for growth and development.”

Highlights of the plan include an increased focus on offshore collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region to deliver quality education with international partners.

A fresh look at postgraduate programs will see a new emphasis placed on education that meets the needs of international professionals.

Work will be done also to strengthen research and educational partnerships with international partners.

University of South Australia Deputy Vice Chancellor International and Advancement, Nigel Relph, says Crossing the Horizon puts forwards a plan for international engagement that will be important in supporting a vibrant alumni community, locally and around the world.

“There are key elements in the plan that ensure we will be more internationally active and engaged as a university but also that we will become more connected with our alumni around the globe,” Relph says.

“We will be developing an alumni awards scheme to recognise and celebrate the many successful graduates we have around the world.

“We also want to establish new alumni chapters and networks in Adelaide, across Australia and internationally.”

Prof Lloyd says Crossing the Horizon marks the way forward for UniSA.

“It is a plan that unites our alumni, students, staff and community partners in a common endeavour and one in which our community can actively participate and invest,” he says.

You can read the plan in detail here.
Congratulations to our August 2013 graduates!  
The University of South Australia extends warm congratulations to more than 1,900 students who are graduating in August. Among this group of graduates is Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of International Relations graduate, Tessa Henwood-Mitchell, who was recently named in the ‘Women's Agenda’ careers newsletter as a one of Australia’s top 16 women graduates to watch. She achieved a lot in her time at UniSA, including establishing Tia International Aid, a charity to assist Bolivian children and young people.

You are joining the 177,000-strong global network of alumni from the University of South Australia and its antecedent institutions. That's a powerful professional network.

We take this opportunity to remind you of the benefits and professional networking opportunities offered by the University's Alumni Network.

To access alumni benefits and keep up to date with new opportunities visit our graduation page.

Alumni Achievements  
Congratulations to Jenny Paradiso, Tyson Grubb and Kym Williams who took out four of the six Telstra South Australian Business Awards 2013 announced in July - featured below in 'Alumni in focus'.

In the science field, alumnus and Senior Research Fellow at UniSA, Dr Peter Pudney (PhD Mathematics, 2000), was recognised in the 2013 National Science Week Unsung Hero Awards in August; Dr Carol Maher (PhD Health Sciences, 2008; Bachelor of Physiotherapy, 2001) was one of the South Australian Tall Poppy Award winners for science announced in July; Dr Luke Grzeskowiak (PhD in Public Health,2012) was the winner of the in the PhD Research Excellence – Health and Medical Sciences category of the 2013 South Australian Science Excellence Awards announced in August, and Dr Georgina Crichton (PhD in Health Sciences, 2013) was a finalist. more...

Alumni in focus
Entrepreneurial alumni recognised in Telstra SA Business Awards 2013
Jenny Paradiso
Jenny Paradiso
Adelaide-based solar energy business Suntrix Pty Ltd, run by Jenny Paradiso and her husband David Hille, was named the 2013 Telstra South Australian Business of the Year and winner of the Medium Business category. more...
Tyson Grubb
Tyson Grubb
Tyson Grubb's company Synotronics Pty Ltd, an online retailer specialising in environmental and scientific instrumentation, batteries, and tools for engineers, won the Micro Business Award. more...
Kym Williams
Kym Williams
Kym Williams and his  wife Nicole Williams established their successful business advice company, BRS, in 2009. They won the Small Business Award in the 2013 Telstra South Australian Business Awards. more...
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News and Events
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Many factors influence where people choose to live but a suburb’s walkability is an important factor according to a new UniSA study. more...
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Career Management Webinars free to alumni
The Alumni Career Management Webinar series can be of invaluable help in navigating the job market. Alumni can access the four-part webinar package (valued at $300) at no cost. Starts 17 September. Register now...
International Alumni Postgraduate Tuition Grant
International Alumni Postgraduate Tuition Grant - Division of ITEE
High performing international graduates commencing a masters by coursework program in the Division of ITEE at the end of August may be eligible for an international alumni tuition grant to the value of AU$3,000. more…
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OzAsia Festival offer to alumni
UniSA alumni can enjoy savings of at least 10 per cent on tickets to a range of performances from Malaysia and the Asian region during Adelaide’s 2013 OzAsia Festival, which runs from 13-29 September 2013.  more…
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Three Minute Thesis Competition
On Friday 6 September the University of South Australia will host its Three Minute Thesis Competition Grand Final. Come along, watch UniSA Research Degree students in action and learn more about our their research. more...
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Hawke Centre - OzAsia Keynote Address
International journalist and media presenter, Jane Hutcheon, will deliver the OzAsia Festival Keynote Lecture, 'Eyes on Asia: the Australian media's blind spot', at 6pm on Wednesday 18 September at the Adelaide Festival Centre. more…
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MBA and Postgrad Studies Expo
Meet face-to-face with staff from the University of South Australia and other local and interstate universities to conveniently compare your postgraduate study options on Tuesday 24 September. Registration and more...
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UniSA alumni featured in the Samstag Museum's exhibition, Revealed²: Collector Space include Julie Blyfield, Helen Fuller, Sera Waters and Deborah Paauwe. more...
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