The University of Newcastle, Australia

Partners with the community

Providing opportunities for people from all walks of life to be empowered with the skills and knowledge to succeed in their careers and transform their futures, was the driving force of the establishment of the Ourimbah Campus and the University of Newcastle’s growing presence on the Central Coast.

A cornerstone of the University’s positive impact on the Central Coast is its collaboration with Ourimbah Campus tertiary education partners, TAFE NSW and the Central Coast Community College.

We are driven to help grow and diversify the region’s economy and work closely with business and industry to ensure our graduates are prepared with the new skills to meet the region’s future needs.

Sharing the stories of our impact on the Central Coast

The inspirational journeys of 30 people whose personal and professional lives have been positively impacted from their connection to the University of Newcastle on the Central Coast, is shared in the 30 Stories, 30 Years storytelling project.

Created in partnership with award-winning Central Coast filmmakers Treehouse Creative, 30 Stories, 30 Years features videos, portraits, podcasts and stories.

The University’s values of Excellence, Equity, Engagement and Sustainability will be explored in four additional short-films.

Videos

The stories of students, alumni, researchers and collaborators of the University of Newcastle on the Central Coast are told in a series of short films, for the 30 Stories, 30 Years project.

Ten individual films share how each person’s professional and personal lives have been positively impacted by the University’s presence on the Central Coast.



Four short-films bring together all of the individual stories to showcase how the University is supporting the growth of the Central Coast by delivering on its core values of Excellence, Equity, Engagement and Sustainability.

Portraits

A few words can say a lot about a person’s story.

These 10 students, alumni, and researchers share what life-changing impact the University of Newcastle has had on their professional and personal lives, accompanied by a unique portrait, as part of the 30 Stories, 30 Years storytelling project. Click below to share in these inspiring stories.

Podcasts

What do a pancreatic cancer researcher, an anti-plastic advocate and an IT expert, with a background in biology have in common? They all share a common interest in knowing more about the oceans, how this vast ecosystem is impacted by pollution and climate change and what therapeutic secrets might be hidden in its depths.

An Ocean of Change is one of the four unique, surprising, and inspiring stories explored in a podcast series created as part of the 30 Stories, 30 Years project, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the University of Newcastle’s regional presence and partnership with the Central Coast Community.

Stories

Read feature stories from alumni, students and academics about their time at the University of Newcastle Central Coast campus.