The Academic Division's focus is on supporting an exceptional academic experience for our students and helps our academic staff develop their teaching skills..

Academic Division


Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) takes a dynamic approach to teaching and learning to ensure that innovation underpins curriculum design, course delivery and assessment. They foster staff success by supporting outstanding teaching and sharing our achievements with other Universities. They also support students to build high-level academic skills.

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Dean of Students

The Dean of Students' priority is to ensure our students receive fair and equitable treatment across all courses and campuses. The Dean plays a proactive role in helping students resolve academic and administrative issues.

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Engagement Office (WIL) and Industry Scholarships

The Engagement Office, comprising Work Integrated Learning and Industry Scholarships, is contributing to the development of Australia's industry leaders of the future by facilitating industry experience programs and linking students with companies.  Our students benefit from quality education combined with meaningful industry experience. Employers benefit from accessing new talent and influencing the practical experience of future professionals.

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English Language and Foundation Studies Centre

The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre is recognised nationally for their success in assisting students from a variety of backgrounds to enter university. They provide a range of enabling programs and English language support.

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Equity and Diversity Unit

The Equity and Diversity Unit deliver strategies to enhance equity, fairness and social justice for staff, students and our community. They are known for their support of indigenous students and students from low socio economic backgrounds to access and succeed in tertiary education.

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GradSchool

GradSchool coordinate the marketing, administration and delivery of a wide range of online and on campus postgraduate degrees and executive programs. Their teaching approach is learner centred, providing students with control over when and where they study.

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Student and Academic Services

Student and Academic Services are responsible for ensuring students have a positive relationship with our University and promote an outstanding student experience. They manage the student and academic administration lifecycle including admission and enrolment, examinations, student support services, fees and scholarships, careers, and graduation.

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The University Gallery enhances the learning and teaching experience of contemporary art, design and related disciplines. The Gallery presents and promotes the work of our students and graduates. They also present curated exhibitions and touring shows that are relevant to the wider University and Hunter community.

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University Library

The University's libraries are innovative and accessible and are home to vibrant spaces where students want to engage. They are welcoming and include places to eat, study and learn. They provide access to resources online, in person, and through domestic and international affiliate libraries. Students are supported with library and research skills programs and access to subject librarians.

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The Wollotuka Institute

The Wollotuka Institute unites all Indigenous activities of the University of Newcastle into one operational and strategic body. They convert the University's commitment to Indigenous education into action. Focus areas include: academic; research; student engagement and experience; and employment and development of Indigenous staff.

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