Australia China Alumni Association



  Monthly Newsletter: Issue #103


  October 2018

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Upcoming Events

 ACAA & TOEFL® - 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards



The ACAA is excited to organise the 10th anniversary of the Australia China Alumni Awards in Beijing to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Australian alumni in China. We would like to invite all finalists and winners of previous awards to celebrate this grand ceremony.



24th November 2018

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Monash Education Dean's Lecture (Shanghai)


This lecture will draw on narratives from a new book Re-imagining professional practice in initial teacher education: Narratives of learning to propose a theorised and practical agenda for professional experience in initial teacher education. The agenda makes a priority of partnerships, pedagogy and identity work. The lecture will also argue for the value of narrative in researching the nuances and complexity of educational work.


18:00 - 20:00​

15th November 2018

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October Greetings!


Summer is flying out of China and into Australia! As October comes to an end, we hope that our alumni had a wonderful National Holiday break, and we are really looking forward to celebrating the 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards with you next month!


In October, we were excited to support alumni events hosted by The University of Queensland and Deakin University in both Beijing and Shanghai. We also had a great time celebrating Halloween with our alumni in Guangzhou at our October Happy Hour Drinks!


There’s less than one month left until the Australia China Alumni Association and TOEFL® - 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards Presentation Dinner! This year, to celebrate the 10th Alumni Awards, previous finalists and winners are invited to attend the dinner on Saturday 24th November in Beijing. Please keep following our updates and news to learn more about our annual flagship event.


The ACAA Team


Awards News



2018 Finalists Announcement

Up until the end of October, the finalists for all eight categories of the 10th Australia China Alumni Awards were announced. We are thrilled to see a total of 50 finalists representing a variety of industrial sectors, 18 Australian Universities, diverse countries, and a number of Chinese regions including Hong Kong and Taiwan.


To learn more about the finalists, please click HERE.

Finalists Statistics 


University  Finalists

Australian National University


Deakin University 


Griffith University 


La Trobe University 


Macquarie University 


Monash University


Queensland University of Technology


RMIT University 


The University of Newcastle 


The University of Queensland 


The University of Melbourne


The University of New South Wales


The University of Sydney


The University of Western Australia


University of South Australia 


University of Southern Queensland


University of Technology Sydney


Western Sydney University 





Save the Date:

2018 Australia China Alumni Awards

Presentation Dinner


To celebrate the 10-year milestone of the Alumni Awards, we are inviting previous finalists and winners to attend the 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards presentation dinner. With attendees including Australian government officials, high-profile alumni, local business leaders, and university representatives, the Awards presentation dinner is a rare opportunity for you to build your network within the Sino-Australia community.

Tickets for the Australia China Alumni Association and TOEFL® - 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards Presentation Dinner now are available on both the ACAA website and Yoopay for 780RMB/person.

If you would like to attend the Awards gala dinner to cheer on your alumni, click the link below to purchase a ticket:

1) ACAA members or Australian alumni, please click HERE.
2) Non-ACAA members and non-alumni, please click HERE.


If you would like to book a table or enquire about a fapiao, please send an email to: for further details.



ACAA Beijing Indoor Climbing
19th October 2018



As Gaston Rébuffat said, ‘We should experience hunger and thirst, be able to go fast, but also to know how to go slowly and to contemplate.’ On 19th October, ACAA organised an indoor climbing activity in Beijing, and it was a fantastic way to get or stay fit, whilst also having a heap of fun with our alumni.


ACAA is determined to provide a wider variety events like these to continue to build our alumni community.




Monthly Happy Hour Drinks Guangzhou
26th October 2018



With Halloween just around the corner, close to 30 guests joined us to celebrate Halloween at Zapata’s. Everyone dressed up in amazing Halloween costumes and a great night was had by all.


There is one more round of the 2018 Monthly Happy Hour Drinks Series in November and we are happy to be teaming up with AustCham-SC, the ACYPI, and the ACYA. We love to see the alumni community in Guanggzhou forming stronger connections – hope to see you there!

Partner News


UQ Alumni Receptions


On 10th October, we were excited to attend the University of Queensland Alumni Reception in Shanghai. During the event Professor Julie Cogin, Academic Dean and Head of UQ Business School, gave a presentation on her research into the differences in work values across the different generations titled, “Leading the Multi-Generational Workplace: Strategies for High Performance”. The thought-provoking presentation provided UQ alumni with new ideas on talent management strategies for the future, and how consideration of age diversity can accelerate business outcomes. After the presentation, the buffet dinner also gave alumni a lovely opportunity to expand their network and make new friends.




Deakin University’s Beijing Office

Ten Year Alumni Event



On 21st October, Deakin University’s Beijing Office Ten Year Alumni Event was held in the Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing. To celebrate the ten-year milestone, Pro. Jane Den Hollander, the Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Pro. Gary Smith, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), and Mr. Jin Sun, the Associate Director of Deakin International and Director of Deakin China, attended to celebrate with Deakin University alumni.


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Shanghai: Ulrika Chen