From the VC's Desk

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UON on the rise

Thursday, 25 September 2014

This week, we celebrate that UON has been named number one university in Australia in the 2014 QS 'Top 50 Under 50'.

Moving from NeW Directions to NeW Futures

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

On 24 and 25 July, the University's senior leadership group – including Heads of School, Directors and the Executive Committee - gathered at the Merewether Surfhouse for the 2014 Strategy and Engagement Leadership Retreat.

Smoke-free campus

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

This week, the University has taken a significant first step towards becoming smoke-free. From 1 July our Callaghan and Central Coast campuses are smoke-free except in a small number of designated areas.

CEO Sleepout

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Last Thursday night I joined colleagues for the Vinnies' CEO Sleepout and once again found it to be a remarkable and grounding experience.

2014-2015 Federal Budget: implications for the higher education sector and students

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

After the IED detonated in the higher education sector following the Federal Budget announcements, the aftershocks continue to ripple through the sector as colleagues in universities absorb the impact.

Responding to the 2014-2015 Federal Budget

Friday, 23 May 2014

Each year, the month of May brings with it a set of expectations. The evenings will turn cooler as autumn sets in; the university year will move into a higher gear of assessments, marking and examinations; and like clockwork, the political cycle will deliver a Federal Budget on the second Tuesday of the month.

May 2014

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The government should think hard before deregulating university fees.

Learnings from the UK?

Monday, 28 April 2014

During the past couple of weeks, we were delighted to host the Vice-Chancellor from the University of Essex, Professor Anthony Forster, who travelled to Australia to visit UON. Essex turns 50 this year, so it is almost the same age as UON, and our two institutions are similarly placed in the independent global ranking systems.