New edition of Melbourne University Magazine explores Melbourne’s global impact

June 14 / 138

A much-loved University institution enters a new era with the release of 3010 – Melbourne University Magazine.

First published in 1907, the title of this year’s magazine pays homage to the University’s postcode and locality. 

Nonetheless, the magazine remains global in its outlook and examines the impact Melbourne alumni, students and academics have had on the world.

3010 features articles on a diverse array of topics encompassing all faculties, with a particular focus on interdisciplinary research and impact. 

Highlights include an examination of the Parkville Precinct’s world leading medical research, the recovery of ANZAC artefacts at Gallipoli and a 90th anniversary celebration of student newspaper Farrago.

Managing editor Val McFarlane said one of the biggest challenges in producing 3010 was the diversity of its audience.

“The magazine is seen by hundreds of thousands of alumni and friends around the world,” she said.

“We hope that every one of our readers will see something that they find interesting or can relate to, whether it’s a story about the campus in days gone by or a feature on the latest cutting-edge research at Melbourne.”

In addition to University news, alumni profiles and information on benefits available to alumni, 3010 also includes updates from faculties through the ‘Broadcast’ news insert.

“The University’s breadth of expertise and depth of impact is quite incredible,” Ms McFarlane said.

“We are always looking for new ways to connect with and engage our alumni, and the magazine will help us do that.”

3010 was sent to 210,000 alumni and friends across the globe this month, with a digital version distributed to many more.  

The Impact of Giving, a booklet highlighting the impact of philanthropy and Believe – the Campaign for the University of Melbourne, was also posted with the magazine.

There will be a second edition of 3010 released in September.

The digital version of 3010 is available here

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