Alumni Benefits


Lifelong E-mail

All alumni are being offered a new email service called “zMail”. This is a web based email service that is managed and provisioned by UNSW and hosted by Microsoft at the “Outlook live” site in the USA. The benefits of zMail include an increased storage capacity of 10GB, a single log-in requirement on your home page and file storage in the SkyDrive (i.e. photos etc). Once you activate your new zMail account as an alumnus it will exist for life.

Activate new zMail Account
You will need to “Activate” your zMail account before you can login to your email service. This activation process sets up your “forgotten password” questions and a number of other preferences for your zMail account. There are complete instructions to guide you through this process on the IT@UNSW website.

Help – IT Service Centre
If you have any problems with accessing or setting up your new zMail please contact the IT Service Centre on +612 9385 1333. Please try following the online documentation on setting up your account before contacting the Service Centre.
FAQ’s about the zMail service are available on the IT@UNSW website.
If you prefer to speak with the IT Service Desk please call +61 2 9385 1333.


UNSWorld Magazine

UNSWorld, the magazine for alumni and friends of UNSW, is issued each June and November. It features a range of thought-provoking articles and news on alumni around the world, and can be received according to your preference, by post or email.


Science@UNSW Newsletter

Science's bi-annual newsletter for alumni. The newsletter is sent with UNSWorld each June and November.


UNSW Library

UNSW Library holds a vast collection of material including books, journals, databases, e-journals, and audiovisual items. There are over 2 million items in the collection and the journal collection of over 50,000 current titles is one of the best in Australia.

Alumni are eligible to join the UNSW Library and can borrow items from the Main Library and the Freehills Law Library on the Kensington campus and from the College of Fine Arts Library at Paddington. Alumni with Library cards can use UNSW Library computers and can access a limited number of databases via Library computers. Library cards can also be encoded so that credit can be added for photocopying and printing.

See the following web page for details on how to apply for a Library card:


UNSW Bookshop

Recognised as Australia's Tertiary Bookseller of the Year, the UNSW Bookshop offers 10% off all books purchased. The Bookshop is independent and with a large range of specialist titles, is regarded as one of Sydney's leading academic specialists. The bookshop website is the UNSW Bookshop's information gateway, with access to a full range of services, go to: for further information.

If you like to keep in touch with the world of books, you can also subscribe to "Words" the Bookshops fresh new online magazine. If you want to be notified of new publications in your field, you can subscribe to a specialist email list.
tel: 02 9385 6622 fax: 02 9385 6633 email:


Hewlett-Packard Discounts

IT@UNSW and its preferred supplier, Hewlett-Packard, are pleased to offer UNSW alumni significant savings on selected desktop and laptop computers. Alumni are able to take advantage of this affiliation and receive exclusive savings on a range of products and services through Hewlett-Packard’s highly regarded education reseller, e-Volve. To register for these discounts, please visit and nominate your UNSW email account.

If you do not have your UNSW alumni email account, please visit our Lifelong E-mail information page.


Travel Discounts

As a UNSW alumnus, you are entitled to discounts through the university’s preferred travel agents, Anywhere Travel and Campus Travel. These agents are pleased to offer discounts with United Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Europcar.

For further information contact:

Anywhere Travel
Telephone: 1300 130 464

Campus Travel
Telephone: 1300 882 021


The Graduate Union

The Graduate Union, a postgraduate residential college and private club for university graduates, is open to UNSW alumni through the Victorian chapter, which has been granted a corporate membership. The membership entitles UNSW alumni to use the Graduate Union’s facilities at any time, without the need to pay any entrance or membership fees.

The Graduate Union comprises Graduate House, which is a postgraduate residential college, and University Graduates Club, a private club for the graduates of all universities. The facilities include a lounge, a bar, an inexpensive buffet, a library and reading room, fully equipped conference rooms and a courtyard for relaxation or holding barbeques. After-hours street parking is readily available and there is a large underground public parking station across the road.

The staff at the Union organise monthly activities for members, such as film and theatre events, luncheons with stimulating speakers, women’s forums, reading groups, and so forth.

The Graduate Union is affiliated with many similar bodies in Europe, Asia and North America, which are open to UNSW alumni. The Union also offers alumni overnight accommodation, subject to availability.

The Graduate Union is located near the southern end of the Melbourne University campus:
224 Leicester Street, Carlton, Victoria, 3053. Telephone: (03) 9347 3428

To use the Graduate Union’s facilities, quote the membership number of the Victorian chapter. Please contact David Sparkes, Secretary of the Victorian Chapter, for details on (03) 9885 3414. Alternatively email the Alumni Relations office in Sydney. Email:


Australia Ensemble

UNSW alumni are entitled to a 15% discount on concerts given by Australia Ensemble, Australia’s finest chamber music ensemble, which is resident at the University of New South Wales. Founded in 1980, the group consists of seven of Australia’s leading instrumentalists, and frequently performs in national music and chamber music festivals both in Australia and overseas. The main activity of the Australia Ensemble, however, is to perform at the annual subscription season and the free concert and workshop series at UNSW.

The discounts are provided through the Member Benefit Program. To obtain a discount, please quote your alumni/student ID number (contact the Foundation office if not known). For information on tickets and concerts, please telephone (02) 9385-4874.


Lifelong Learning

UNSW alumni are entitled to a ten-percent discount on a range of education and lifelong learning courses. These courses include:
  • recreational short courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • short professional courses to expand skills in specific disciplines, such as architecture, the sciences and engineering
  • continuing education courses presented by Learn4Life, covering business skills, information technology, languages and other areas of special interest. To see the range of courses available, please visit

For further information on lifelong learning for alumni, please contact the Alumni Relations office on (02) 9385 3279 or by email: