The University of Tasmania has partnered with the Tasmanian Government’s Department of State Growth to deliver a series of alumni events encouraging conversations about Tasmania and its future.
Interstate events were recently held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. A further event is scheduled in August in Canberra and three Tasmanian functions will take place in July (Burnie 24 July, Launceston 29 July and Hobart 30 July).
Either the Chancellor of the University, Hon Michael Field AC or Vice-Chancellor Professor Rufus Black provided an overview of the new strategic place-based direction of the University.
The Department of State Growth’s Director of Policy and Coordination, Anne Beach, noted the Tasmanian Government and University work together across a range of areas to leverage benefits for both the University and the state.
“In particular, we find the University and Alumni a great avenue for reaching out to expats and maybe enticing them home. Here is a group with established skills and real-world experience that can help take Tasmania to the next level – it’s exactly what we are aiming for with our Population Growth Strategy,” Ms Beach said.
“By partnering with the University on what is happening right here and now in Tasmania, we are reminding Tasmanians interstate and abroad of the wonderful place that the State is to work, live and study. With partnerships like we have with the University, the Make it Tasmania and You In A Year campaigns will hopefully help bring a few more locals home,” Anne said.
The University’s incoming Executive Director of Advancement, Kate Robertson, also attended the events to date.
“We are very keen to work in partnership with our alumni, with industry, with government to help Tasmania’s social and economic prosperity”
“Alumni of the University are such an important part of our community.
“These events offer a wonderful chance to have conversations with alumni, to discover ways which we can enhance our alumni program”.
At the interstate events, an ‘in-conversation’ panel involving alumni from business tourism, technology, medicine, agriculture and politics spoke of how Tasmania as a ‘place’ has enabled them to forge successful careers, under the broad theme of “..For and from Tasmania and to the world”.
Invitations to the Canberra or Tasmanian alumni functions will be sent to alumni via email, alternatively you can register via the June edition of the alumni e-news.
If you have any questions about these events, or would like to update your contact details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 6324 3052.