School of Geosciences Alumni

The School of Geosciences wishes to encourage alumni to maintain contact with each other and with the School, promote the professional development of alumni & to foster links between industry, alumni and the School of Geosciences through talks and events. To this end, the School has three alumni groups: the long-running Edgeworth David Geological Society, the broader, more recently formed, Geosciences Alumni and, the Geography Field School Alumni. The contact details for alumni groups are as follows:

Edgeworth David Geological Society

Contact: Dr David Branagan
Phone: +61 2 9351 3304


Mackay, David and Mawson raise the flag at the Magnetic South Pole 16 January 190. Image Copyright:

Geosciences Alumni

The School of Geosciences warmly welcomes engagement from our Alumni across Australia and around the world. Participation in our alumni community brings together students and mentors, colleagues and friends.

Our Alumni make up a rich and diverse array of leaders and professionals in a variety of fields. If you have a story to tell about where life has taken you after graduation, get in touch. We'd love to feature your story on our website.

Welcome to Sydney Alumni Program

Welcome to Sydney is a program connecting international and regional students with alumni. It is our way of introducing our new students to some of the people and places that make Sydney one of the best cities in the world. Find out more

Alumni Programs and Benefits

We offer a broad array of programs and benefits to connect you to personal and professional networks and keep you updated on our activities. Find out more.


Philanthropy has played a critical role in our evolution and growth. Hear from our Donors and explore how your gift can help us maintain our position as one of Australia’s premier research and teaching institutions:

Geography Field School Alumni

The essence of the Field School is a framework of experiential learning to give students a field-based understanding of development, environment and rural social change at the village level, and to foster learning with and through peers at universities in host countries.

Professor Phil Hirsch ran the Southeast Asia Field School in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand in 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006. In 2009 and 2010 the Southeast Asia field school will also include China and Cambodia. From 1999, John Connell and Eric Waddell established a South Pacific Field School to provide an option for students in alternate years, and John also ran this in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008.

We encourage all students of the field trips to keep maintain contact and continue to learn from each other and your experiences.


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