The UON Academy fosters an engaged community of sessional/casual academic staff and provides professional support and career development.

UON Academy

The UON Academy recognises the key role that sessional/casual academic staff play in the delivery of a world-class education. Through this initiative, we aim to develop, support and engage a highly valued community of sessional/casual academic staff.


> We will create opportunities for members to engage with each other and with colleagues – both in person and online – to enhance the employment experience and support the development of mutually rewarding programs.
> We will establish dedicated communications to celebrate the many achievements of UON Academy members.
> For the first time we will capture valuable feedback from our sessional/casual workforce to inform strategies, with a separate Your Voice survey specific to this cohort.

> The Centre for Teaching and Learning will continue to provide support to UON Academy members through training and other resources.

> Recognising the important role course coordinators play in supporting sessional/casual staff, we will develop resources that ensure consistency and quality outcomes.

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Are you a member?

All sessional/casual staff are automatically members of the UON Academy. There is no application process. Academy members are viewed as a University-wide workforce in the same way as ongoing staff.


For instructions on how to set up your computing account, including HRonline access. 

For enquiries related to your computing account, please call the IT Help Desk on 4921 7000 or email

Your UON Academy Orientation (PDF, 1.41MB)

Complete the University's online Health and Safety induction

Complete the University's Equity and Diversity orientation

For enquiries related to your contract, in the first instance please contact your School office.

For further assistance, please call HR Support Services on 4033 9999 or email

Instructions on how to submit timesheets in HRonline

Timesheet submission cut-off dates 

For enquiries related to HRonline, please call 4033 9999 or email

Academic staff salary rates 

For enquiries related to your pay and tax, please call 4033 9999 or email

The Policy Library contains all UON policies, procedures and guidelines.

The library contains a range of useful policies and procedures that are applicable to academic teaching staff and course co-ordinators.

We provide a range of resources to support the administration of your teaching activities and to facilitate quality learning outcomes for students.

Each Faculty has a dedicated Faculty Librarian, responsible for ensuring that the information and research needs of staff and postgraduate students are met.

They offer a number of specialist research services and resources, including advice and support for undertaking literature searches, referencing, citation analysis, current awareness, promotion of research, and management of research data. They can also advise on choosing the right publisher, including how to avoid predatory publishers and which publishers offer Open Access publications.

Please contact your Faculty Librarian or Liaison Librarian for more information.

Contact Phone / Email
Lindsey Fratus
Business and Law
P: 02 4921 8627 / Email*
Ruth Talbot-Stokes
Education and Arts
P: 02 4921 8881 / Email*
Lisa Ogle
Engineering and the Built Environment
P: 02 4921 8621 / Email*
Debbie Booth
Health and Medicine
P: 02 4921 5844 / Email*
Ann Stokes
Science and Information Technology
P: 02 4921 8625 / Email*

Liaison Librarians, Central Coast Campus

Contact Phone / Email
Fiona Neville
Business, Education and Arts
P: 02 4348 4211 / Email*
Julie Mundy-Taylor
Health, Science and Information Technology
P: 02 4348 4225 / Email*

* For a guaranteed response within one working day, or for general inquiries, please Ask the Library

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