Focus on Bhutan at next UNE Alumni meeting

Published 03 July 2013

Bhutan AA Fellows-SmallAs a change from the “What Makes Me Tick?” series which the UNE Alumni has been hosting, the next meeting will take as its focus the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan. UNE has a longstanding connection with this country through the students who have come from Bhutan to study here in Armidale.

This year, there are 28 enrolled students in the University, many of them in Education, but others in diverse areas such as Urban and Regional Planning and the Sciences.

The meeting is to be held at the regular time and location for these UNE Alumni occasions – 5:30pm at the western vestibule of the Old Teacher’s College. The date is Monday, 15 July and the meeting will conclude by 7.00pm.

The Bhutanese Students Association, led by its current president Thinley Paday, has planned the evening to draw attention to some cultural features of the country. So there will be singing and dancing, and national costume worn. As well, some Bhutanese food will be available afterwards when there is an opportunity for social mingling.

The evening should be of great interest to those members of the Armidale community as well as Alumni of the university who are interested to learn about Bhutan and the university’s continuing engagement with it. All who have come in the past will know that a warm welcome awaits first time attendees.

Enquiries: Greg Horsley, President of UNE Alumni, Armidale Chapter. Ph 02 6773 2390, email