Alumni & Networks

Some of our Alumni networks include:

  • OEP Alumni

    Join the growing National and international community of graduates from the Environmental Program.

    In addition to becoming a member of the University of Melbourne Alumni community, you will become part of Alumni once you have completed your studies.

    OEP Alumni is the alumni association of the Graduate Environmental Program, formed in 2005 to create a community of past students and provide links to the current activities of the program.

    Keep your contact details up-to-date here to maintain your membership of both the University of Melbourne Alumni and Alumni communities.

    The benefits of being a member of Alumni include:

    • Invitations to OEP events such as World Environment Day Lunch, careers information nights, and seminars by prominent environmental experts
    • Opportunity to feature in our publications and present at events such as our orientation sessions

    Keep in touch with fellow alumni!

    There are no fees and we will not pass your details on to external organisations.

    Connect with the OEP Alumni Community

  • Melbourne Sustainability Society Institute

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    A multidisciplinary research institute with the key themes of People and Values, Climate Change, Health Equity, Water, Food & Energy, Urban Futures and Biodiversity and Conservation.

    The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) started in 2009 as one of a suite of interdisciplinary research institutes at the University of Melbourne. Specifically, the idea for MSSI's establishment has been to develop collaborations between and across its faculties on large public questions about sustainability.

    The MSSI engages the support and collaboration of individuals, departments, faculties and centres for our interdisciplinary activities and projects, believing that a whole-of-research approach is greater than the sum of individual researches, to achieve implementable developments in sustainability for communities.

    Each discipline brings rigour, high definition and advances to a specific field of inquiry. But the increase in both specialisation and information in the 20th century has given rise to the 'silo effect'. This is where disciplines and even sub-disciplines become incapable of reciprocal activities, agreement on solutions, or achieving common outcomes.

  • Postgraduate Environment Network (PEN)

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    PEN offers a forum for postgraduate students with an interest in sustainability and the environment to get together through weekly meetings and social gatherings.

    Many postgraduates with an interest in sustainability and the environment are studying part time, or are in different departments or disciplines and don't often get the chance to meet one another. Postgraduate Environment Network (PEN) offers a forum for these students come together to share ideas, network and support each other. As well as facilitating stronger networks on campus, PEN also seeks to promote awareness of environmental issues in the wider community via its various activities and projects.

    PEN's core membership is made up of postgraduates and alumni, however anyone is welcome to participate. We hold weekly meetings and social gatherings on campus; feel free to drop in and get a feel for what we are up to. PEN also organises regular social events as well as running forums and other activities throughout semester. PEN welcomes students of all backgrounds and encourages diverse, respectful discourse of contemporary environmental issues. PEN is as fun and exciting as the individuals involved, so please - track us down and join the crew!

    Connect with PEN on Facebook.

  • Sustainable Campus

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    The Sustainability Unit aims to expand on The University of Melbourne’s position as a leader in campus sustainability and reinforce the University’s goal of providing an exceptional learning and research environment that advances global citizenship and a sustainable society.

    The Campus Sustainability Centre (CSC) has a focus on enhancing existing academic and operational sustainability initiatives and providing activities and generating new opportunities the Sustainability Unit relies on partnerships within the University and in the broader community.

    The Sustainability Unit operates the Campus Sustainability Centre which has been established to showcase sustainability-related research being undertaken across our campuses and to inform and engage on all aspects of sustainability at the University of Melbourne. The aim is to develop a 'hub' of information for students, staff and the general public.

    The CSC is located in the ground floor foyer on the north eastern end of the Walter Boas building. The Office for Environmental Programs shares the same entrance, off the lane-way south of Monash Rd. The centre has been designed with a contemporary Sustainable Campus branding.

    The CSC is being established as part of a 'sustainable precinct'. The space itself is fitted with energy-saving lights and automatic blinds to minimise overall electricity consumption, and bike hoops, rainwater tanks, and a drinking water fountain are already in close proximity. Approvals have been gained for a student vegetable garden within view of the CSC entrance, between buildings 161 and 165.