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Alumni Committees

Singapore Alumni Chapter Committee


Singapore has a very active alumni chapter led by Mr Sanket Bothra (President) and is supported by a group of distinguished alumni patrons.

Committee Members

Distinguished Alumni Patrons

Committee Member's Note

Sanket Bothra


University of Newcastle Alumni – Singapore Chapter

Joining the Newcastle Australia’s Alumni Chapter in 2011 was probably one of the easiest and best decisions I’ve made till date. The University provided us with a fruitful learning experience and gave us the platform which helped us thrive in the professional community.

I was quite excited at the opportunity of giving back to the university community. Well, that’s the least I could do. And 8 years down, as the President of the Chapter today, I feel blessed and empowered to have been on this journey with the University for so long and having grown the Singapore Alumni Network to become one of the most successful chapters, a team that the University can be proud of. This is just the beginning, we look forward to the future and aim to keep the University of Newcastle flag flying high. Forza, University of Newcastle 🙂

I would like to ensure that the alumni would support the university students and fresh graduates especially by providing avenues to establish direct connections to the alumni working in top and leading organizations in different industries. As an alumni network we ensure to achieve the following:

  • Develop and expand the community of University of Newcastle alumni
  • Enhance the professional, networking and social opportunities for all alumni
  • Assist young alumni to transition into the workforce
  • Build the reputation of the University by championing its achievements and endeavors locally
  • Engage in initiatives that enhance the student experience and recruitment opportunities
  • Foster a culture of volunteering and philanthropy through the University

Once again, I would like to thank the University and alumni for their continued support. I’m excited about the years to come, as we partner to strengthen and grow our Alumni Association.

Joy Li

Vice President

University of Newcastle Alumni – Singapore Chapter

After graduating from University of Newcastle, I have always treasured the relationship that I have built with fellow Uni-friends and Lecturers. Joining the Singapore Alumni Chapter has given me an access to keep the relationship going and also enable me to continue to connect with our alumni.

It is an honour to be able to serve our current and future alumnus. Let us build a strong network for our alumni and furnace relationships that lasts forever.

Tirtharenu Bhaumik (Tirtho)


University of Newcastle Alumni – Singapore Chapter

One of the best features about Newcastle Australia’s Alumni Chapter is the joy of experiencing massive networking with familiar surroundings and extraordinary people. I count myself lucky being able to serve on the soil of my alma mater after 6 remarkable years. As an ordinary member, I have been greeted with golden opportunities of being among brilliant minds.

Life is a journey, and all accomplishments we achieve during its course should be taken as starting points for further achievements. And we don’t have to stop there! Since 2018, it gives me great pleasure to serve as treasurer of Newcastle Australia’s Alumni Chapter.

Carmen Loh

Marketing Communications Lead

University of Newcastle Alumni – Singapore Chapter

Since graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2010, I’ve been actively involved in the Singapore Alumni Chapter which has been a truly rewarding and wholesome experience. Personally, I’ve benefited significantly from the networking opportunities, as the alumni network instantly give you a network to tap into, while bringing together like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds. It is also an effective career building tools because one of the things to remember about alumni associations is that they want you to succeed. Of course, they’re hoping your success will inspire others and help the university to raise their profile and reputation. So joining alumni network can be great tools for building your career and maximizing your earning potential while giving back at the same time.

I’ve also developed a great camaraderie with the committee members and is a relationship I’ll never trade anything for. I have served as the General Secretary of Newcastle Australia’s Alumni Chapter in 2018 and would take pleasure to serve as Marketing Communications Lead from 2019 and will continue to do, so please join me!

Liesa Desisca


University of Newcastle Alumni – Singapore Chapter

It’s my greatest honour to serve in the Newcastle Australia’s Alumni Chapter this year. My years of study as a University of Newcastle student has undoubtedly shaped me into the individual I am today. I consider it a privilege to serve the chapter with my fellow dedicated alumni who all strive to build a better and more meaningful University of Newcastle community.

I’m very eager and excited to share and hear about the stories and experiences of University of Newcastle’s many accomplished alumni and hopefully derive useful life and career lessons through my journey as a secretary from 2019 onward.



UONS offers the Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (BEnvOHS) program in the Singapore campus since year 2002. This was the first bachelor’s degree program in Singapore and in the region that encompasses both Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (EHS). Over the years, graduates from the program had contributed significantly to the local industry. 

In year 2009, the program was admitted as a recognised qualification by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore for the registration of local Workplace Safety and Health Officer (WSHO) professionals. In the same year, the program also became an accredited qualification with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), UK.

The UON BEnvOHS Alumni was first proposed in year 2010, with the purpose of forming a professional networking group for all alumni. An invitation for a steering committee was extended to all graduates and existing students of the program.