UoN: Innovators in education

The University of Newcastle fosters and supports innovation in our teaching and learning. Our education strategies in the NeW Directions Strategic Plan aim to support staff to develop the skills and resources they need to be innovative, and deliver a rewarding and challenging student experience.

Through the Strategic Plan, UoN is committed to introducing UONline Plus — a program that supports the delivery of 80 per cent of our courses through blended (i.e. virtual + face to face) approaches. We are also committed to the development of an ambitious 'NeW Space' facility as a lead project to support the delivery of learning and teaching that harnesses new technologies and tests emerging technologies arising in different disciplinary and knowledge fields. The NeW Space facility will house extensive digital resources in a library of the future and the next generation 'information common'.

New 'Innovation Teaching and Learning Groups' will support excellence in teaching and learning through engagement with national and international partners, including in the NeW Space facility. Benchmarking our innovation in academic or professional practice will give us the confidence to innovate and experiment to support a great student learning experience.