From the VC's Desk

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Stormy weather

Thursday, 23 April 2015

For a Vice-Chancellor a 5am call is never going to be good news - and so it was when the mobile rang early on Tuesday morning after a night of wild winds, torrential rain and the sounds of distant sirens.

Making sense of universities’ future: 2015 Universities Australia conference

Friday, 13 March 2015

This week, university leaders – including a number from UON - joined government officials, industry representatives, and policy makers in Canberra for the annual Universities Australia national conference.

Celebrating 50 remarkable years

Friday, 30 January 2015

Happy new year and welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your well-earned break. This is going to be a great year of celebration and a terrific opportunity for the University of Newcastle to say thank you to our staff, students, alumni, partners and our communities in Australia and abroad for the enormous contribution you have made to shaping the world-class institution we are today.

Celebrating our successes

Friday, 19 December 2014

During our recent graduations at UON Singapore I had the pleasure of hosting our new graduates, staff, alumni and friends of UON at a wonderful graduation dinner. There was a great buzz in the room as our graduates celebrated an important milestone with their families.

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.