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27 June 2017


Join us on 27 June to hear from Julia Suh and Lydia Hascott at the first-ever ‘Alumni for Alumni’ event to hit Sydney’s shores.

Our global ‘Alumni for Alumni’ event series launched earlier this year in New York and most recently in San Francisco. At these events alumni hear first-hand from fellow Auckland graduates doing great things out in the world.

We’re extremely excited to be bringing the series to Sydney for an event centred around the ever-growing world of social entrepreneurship and those in the business of doing good, and giving back to the community.  

Come along and be inspired.


Event details

  • Date: Tuesday 27 June
  • Time: 6pm arrival for a 6.30pm start.  Event ends at 8.30pm
  • Venue: UNSW Galleries, Cnr of Oxford St and Greens Rd, Paddington NSW 2021
  • Cost: There is no charge to attend this event
  • Queries:  Natalie Newton,, +64 9 923 4653

Drinks and nibbles will be served. 

Click here to register

Alumni are welcome to bring a guest.  Hurry! Spaces are limited.



Meet our speakers


Julia Suh

Julia Suh

Julia Suh is an urban strategist and the founder of Urban Toolbox: a human-centred design consultancy that transforms valuable urban spaces for the common good.

A leading voice in community-led urban development, Julia specialises in applying human-centred design as a tool for social change and advocacy. Advocating marginalised communities’ right to the city is at the heart of Urban Toolbox.  By combining expertise in human behaviour and physical environments, Julia creates meaningful experiences that foster community cohesion, economic activity and social inclusion.

Julia received her B.Arch. with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland and her M.Arch. from Yale University.  She has taught and practised architecture, placemaking and urban design in New York, Auckland, Hanoi and Sydney, building an extensive knowledge of various communities and urban spaces that support or neglect them.

Her work in community engagement, planning policy and urban research has been locally recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia, and internationally by The Guardian UK. Most recently, Julia was awarded a Westpac Social Change Fellowship for 2017.


Lydia Hascott

Lydia Hascott

Lydia Hascott's career lies at the intersection of profit and purpose, startups and social innovation. After graduating from the University of Auckland with a conjoint Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), Lydia moved to Sydney where she began working for social enterprise Club Kidpreneur which fosters entrepreneurship in primary-aged children. This exposure to how business models have the power to drive social impact launched Lydia on a trajectory of working with various early stage startups, social enteprises, accelerators and incubators in both Australia and New Zealand. Lydia's current projects include supporting a startup accelerator in the disability sector, designing and delivering a financial inclusion program for unemployed women and curating the program for the Asia Pacific Impact Investment Summit. Lydia's reading list always consists of articles on the 'new economy', the future of work and dinner recipes she never quite follows.

Ruby Chen

Event Organiser and MC - Ruby Chen (MBA Candidate)

Ruby is our Volunteer Alumni Coordinator in Sydney, and is looking forward to meeting alumni and friends at the event!

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