In response to student and graduate feedback, the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Alumni Committee was established in mid-2019.

Our Alumni Committee consists of current UWA students and graduates who have completed a McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship or unit. The Alumni Committee meets approximately once a month to plan events and opportunities for alumni to network, upskill and contribute towards the community.

Alumni events

In 2019, the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Alumni Committee received a UWA Alumni Grant to support events. Since then, the Alumni Committee has held a series of events aimed at bringing together interns, alumni and community partners to network and explore active citizenship.

Events have included the inaugural 2019 networking event, Catch-Up & Connect, with more than 70 students and members of partner organisations in attendance, a networking sundowner in 2020 exploring how community leaders stayed active in their communities and adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a panel event in 2022 spotlighting local community leaders doing valuable work in the social impact space.

Our Alumni

Helena Trang

Analyst, Mandala Partners

Juris Doctor 2021, intern and Student Advisory Committee Chair

Being a part of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship gave me an opportunity to meet likeminded people and organisations throughout my time at university. These experiences inspired me to pursue a career in for-purpose work in public policy.

Sophia Jacka

Graduate Consultant, Creating Communities

Bachelor of Commerce 2023, intern and Student Advisory Committee member

I completed an internship in a Community Engagement role through the McCusker Centre. Community engagement work wasn't something I knew much about at the time, now it's what I do every day. My involvement with the McCusker Centre ignited my passion for working with the community. I'm so grateful for this experience and the incredible McCusker Centre team for supporting me through this journey.

Get involved in 2024

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship Alumni Committee is currently taking expressions of interest from both current UWA students and UWA graduates for the 2024 Committee. Please email the Centre at if you would like to find out more.