The University of Melbourne Social Work Alumni Association (UMSWAA) works within the overall strategic goals of the Faculty and the University in order to:

  • Assist in building the professional networks of the Social Work Department and its students and graduates
  • Raise the profile of social work within and beyond the University
  • Highlight the achievements of social work students and graduates within the University and in the broader community
  • Host alumni dinners and arrange other social events as appropriate
  • Assist with the arrangements for year reunions
  • Take on specific projects and activities as required

Read the UMSWAA Committee Charter

UMSWAA Committee members

President: Janet Farrow

Committee member: Miriam Suss

Committee member: Lucy Burnett

Staff representative: Kath Sellick

Ex officio/Head of Department: Professor Lou Harms

UMSWAA working groups

Events: Chair, Kath Sellick
Fundraising: Chair, Miriam Suss
Membership Outreach: Chair, Lucy Burnett

Keeping in touch with UMSWAA

The Alumni Committee can be contacted at
Join the UMSWAA Facebook group: University of Melbourne Social Work Alumni

The history of UMSWAA
Click here to learn more about the history of UMSWAA.

Upcoming events