We provide an environment where staff can reach their potential. We are acknowledged as a leader in providing opportunities for people from all walks of life.

Equitable workplace

UON is committed to providing an environment where all staff can reach their potential.

Our University is acknowledged as a leader in providing opportunities for people from all walks of life. We are proud to empower you and our students with the ability and determination to succeed in higher education and make your mark.

Equitable workplace

We create a working environment that:

  • reflects and celebrates diversity
  • practises affirmative action
  • offers equal opportunity
  • is free from discrimination and harassment

NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025 outlines key strategies that aim to ensure the University enhances and promotes a positive staff experience. For more information on our commitment to our values, please refer to the Code of Conduct (PDF, 211KB).

In accordance with the requirements of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), on 8 July 2016 the University of Newcastle lodged its annual public report with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Agency).

A copy of the report (PDF, 178KB) is available. As employees of this organisation you may make comments on the report by emailing Sharon Champness, Director People and Workforce Strategy, or to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Please refer to the Agency's guidelines on this process on their website.

We are proud of our diverse workforce and believe the equal employment opportunities we provide to people with ability, regardless of their background or circumstances, is what contributes to UON's vibrant workplace culture.

As a part of NeW Futures, we have implemented fair policies and guidelines to assist and empower people from equity target groups. These groups include: