UNSW Arts & Social Sciences alumni leaders are graduates who have made a significant impact in their chosen field and are global ambassadors for the Faculty. Listen to and be inspired by members of this group as they present a Graduation Occasional Address. Members of this group are also recognised at the annual University wide Alumni Awards.

  • Elizabeth Broderick
    Bachelor of Arts '82, Bachelor of Laws '84

    Commissioner for Sex & Age Discrimination, Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Sharan Burrow
    Diploma of Education '76, Bachelor of Arts '75

    General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation and former President, ACTU
  • The Hon Bob Carr
    Bachelor of Arts '69

    Former Australian Foreign Minister and longest continually serving Premier of NSW
  • Paul Clitheroe AM
    Bachelor of Arts '84

    Broadcaster, former host of Channel 9's Money show and Chairman of Money magazine
  • Kathryn Greiner AO
    Bachelor of Social Work '69

    Chair, Ministerial Advisory Committee on Ageing
  • Lachlan Harris
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws '03
    Media advisor to Kevin Rudd, Co-Founder of One Big Switch
  • The Hon Robert McClelland
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws '82

    Former Attorney General of Australia and former Member for Barton
  • Richard Neville
    Bachelor of Arts '64

    Author, futurist and former co-editor of satirical 70s publication Oz magazine
  • The Hon Susan Ryan
    Honorary Doctor of Letters '12

    Age Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Emile Sherman
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws '96, Bachelor of Media Arts '94
    Film producer, Co-Founder See-Saw Films and Oscar winner for Best Picture Academy for The King’s Speech
  • Rebel Wilson
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws '09

    Acclaimed Australian actress, writer, entrepreneur and stand-up comedian

Alumni Awards

Every year UNSW formally recognises graduates, both in Australia and overseas, who have achieved distinction in their field of endeavour. The UNSW Alumni Awards for Achievement are given in recognition of alumni who have outstanding professional achievements, made outstanding contributions to the community, demonstrated exceptional leadership in their field of endeavour, or evidence of civic, cultural and charitable or volunteer involvement.

Find out more about the UNSW Alumni Awards.