The University of Newcastle Australia provides a range of widening participation activities for students from diverse backgrounds

Widening Participation

The University of Newcastle (UON) stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions.

Over the past 40 years UON has supported more than 45,000 students from diverse backgrounds access higher education through the enabling programs offered by the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre.

AIM HIGH also provides primary and high school students from the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast regions with a suite of programs and resources to help with their understanding of and access to higher education.

The widening participation programs offered at UON aim to support students and community members from under-represented backgrounds enter and excel in their chosen higher education pathway.

The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education was also established at UON to provide global leadership in the field of equity in higher education through pioneering research and practice.

By taking a collaborative and inter-disciplinary approach, we aim to challenge persistent inequalities in higher education and deliver tailored experiences that support successful outcomes for students.