The University of Newcastle, Australia

Spaces and places

Our Newcastle City campus has many spaces and places to explore while visiting, including state-of-the-art sporting and study facilities – many of which can be accessed 24 hours a day.

Retail trading hours (COVID-19)

The majority of our food and beverage retailers have reopened, along with our food courts in the Hunter and Shortland Buildings. We have processes in place for these spaces to help keep everyone safe.

More information on updated COVID-19 opening hours.

Newcastle City campus has a wide range of food, shops and bars for students staff and the community to enjoy, both in the NUspace building and nearby. See the full list of locations for more information.

The University is home to the kind of sporting facilities where elite athletes are proud to train.

There are many membership options including flexible payment options, Direct Debit or Upfront. Fitness passports are also able to be used at the Forum. As a student, you can often access these facilities for discounted rates – or even for free.

  • Newcastle City: The Forum ­– 5 Workshop Way, Honeysuckle
  • Watt Space Gallery - Watt Space is the University’s student gallery. It is a place of inspiration and experience, where you can engage with the community through your art.

Student exhibitions - We hold a number of student exhibitions at the Watt Space Gallery

More than just buildings full of books ­(although we have those too) the University’s libraries are vast, interconnected sources of knowledge, with extensive online databases, spaces for individual or group study, and knowledgeable staff who are ready to assist you.

The NUspace bike hub is undercover, secure bike storage spaces with end of trip facilities and bike repair equipment.

You need to swipe your student or staff card to gain entry to the hubs.

Facilities

Storage racks

Bikes can be stored in one of the two types of bike storage racks available. The racks are allocated on a first-come basis and any locks left on racks without bikes will be removed. Bikes left in the hubs for over a week will be removed.

Lockers

The lockers are individually protected by your chosen four-digit pin. The lockers are programmed to automatically unlock at midnight every night, so be sure to remove your personal items before then.

Showers

Single-occupant unisex shower cubicles with separate change spaces are part of all our hubs. You will need to bring your own toiletries and towels.

Security

CCTV cameras operate outside the hubs, and the facilities are included in regular campus security patrols.

Locations

NUSpace: Secure undercover storage for 217 bikes and modern end of trip facilities are provided under University House.

Hours of operation

The facilities are available 24/7.

The Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) offers affordable, premium co-working spaces for startups and small businesses.

With locations in the heart of Newcastle and at the Williamtown Aerospace Centre, you are perfectly situated to make connections with the right people, while having access to your own space and top-of-the-line facilities to develop your business.

While much of the university experience is shared no matter what your degree, aspects of your time will be determined by what you are studying.

So to make sure you are getting the most of your degree – have access to all the right resources, are aware of the right people, and are informed about any prizes or scholarships for which you may be eligible – it’s good to know which school you belong to and where the office is.

For international students, UON Global are the team dedicated to ensuring you make the most of your time not only at the University, but in Australia.

UON Global will get you settled in, organise opportunities to meet new people, and assist you to understand forms and official documents – whether they’re concerning your studies or your visa.

We want to help make your experience at the University one of the best and most memorable times of your life.

Newcastle City campus is home to countless learning spaces – both for formal classes and lectures, as well as informal catch-ups for group or individual study.

While many spaces you can feel free to use at any time, some may require a booking:

  • Our libraries have a number of group study rooms and study booths available for bookings and there is also a rang of quiet or collaborative spaces within the library or throughout the NUspace building.
  • Faculties and schools have rooms and spaces for bookings that are related to your study such as production rooms, drama theatres etc. See your faculty or school for more information.
  • General access computer labs are available for student use, with no need for a booking. See IT support for more information.
  • For functions and larger events see Hire our facilities.

Accessibility spaces on campus

Students with a disability have a huge range of services available, such as exam and assessment support, equipment and furniture loans, and parking permits.