The University of Newcastle, Australia

Changes to Port Macquarie Campus

On Thursday 20 June 2019, the University of Newcastle announced changes to the programs it will offer at its Port Macquarie campus.

The changes see a shift to postgraduate and research delivery locally.

The University will no longer offer new undergraduate enrolments, effective immediately. All current students – across nursing, midwifery and primary teaching – will be able to complete their studies with the University.

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The University of Newcastle currently offers nursing, midwifery and primary teaching courses at its Port Macquarie campus and has 291 current enrolments. The University will support all its currently enrolled students in their studies at Port Macquarie, continuing to teach and support the existing full-time students through to graduation. The majority of current students will complete their studies by 2022. The University will work closely with part-time students to identify and plan individual pathways and options for completion of their degrees.

The University will now focus its future efforts on postgraduate programs and research opportunities, working collaboratively with Charles Sturt University, the Port Macquarie Base Hospital and the Mid North Coast Local Health District, and other local stakeholders.

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Whilst this decision represents a change of focus, the University of Newcastle will remain a key higher education presence in Port Macquarie and the Mid North Coast region of NSW.