College of Human and Social Futures
A message from our College PVC
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our College of Human and Social Futures. Across the Newcastle Law School, Newcastle Business School and the Schools of Creative Industries, Education, and Humanities and Social Science, our College is uniquely situated to provide world-class teaching, research and impact to the regions we serve nationally and around the world.
Our research strength
Healthy Dads Healthy Kids
A world-first healthy lifestyle program targeting fathers has been transforming the health of men and their families in the Hunter region for nearly a decade. Now it’s going global.
Transforming quality teaching to improve student outcomes
University of Newcastle education researchers have transformed teaching practices and student outcomes in more than 2,500 schools – and they’re just getting started.
Australia's Frontier Violence Exposed
Researchers have created a world-first digital map to expose massacres on Australia’s Colonial Frontier.
Graduation marks milestone for students on their academic journey
In recognition of their significant academic achievement, students across the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses will mark the culmination of their studies at graduation ceremonies over the next week.
Understanding the impact of gender based violence on access to and participation in higher education
A team at the University of Newcastle, Professor Penny Jane Burke, Dr Julia Coffey, Felicity Cocuzzoli and Dr Stephanie Hardacre, have launched a new research project to explore the impact of gendered violence on access to and participation in higher education.
Newcastle Law School is contributing to public debate on climate change
Given the scientific consensus that an urgent and significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is required to avoid catastrophic environmental and economic consequences, Newcastle Law School encourages its students, alumni and staff to support efforts to promote immediate and sustained action t
University of Newcastle unveils its future for creative studies, innovation and entrepreneurship at Honeysuckle
The University of Newcastle will soon welcome the region’s next generation of creative artists, songwriters, animators and innovators to its Honeysuckle City Campus site - with the handover of keys on the Q Building project this week.
Keepers of the Legacy: Eleo Pomare’s map of artistic social justice and protest
When Newcastle University’s HDR student, Carole Y Johnson first came to Australia 49 years ago to perform at the Adelaide Festival as part of Eleo Pomare’s Dance Company, she did not know she would stay and become an integral part of Indigenous Australia’s protest movement.
Archive fever – Archive phobia: A seminar on archival research for students researching Indigenous histories
Professor Victoria Haskins’ journey into archival research began with a box of diaries, letters and photographs sitting in her aunty’s garage in Woolgoolga, NSW. The discovery of these forgotten papers sparked her fascination with archival research and the histories that can be drawn out from docum
Neridah Stockley: A Secular View
Please contact us for updates. At the University Gallery, spanning twenty-five years of practice by NT artist, Neridah Stockley, A Secular View explores the artist’s lyrical style and distinctive visual vernacular.
Stay tuned for more details on Clubs Week!
Startup Stories - Damien Mahoney (Stackla)
Join us for Startup Stories and hear from this local founder as he shares his bright story of taking a company global through to acquisition.
Start It Up Pitch Competition 2021
Karen Thrift Prize for Poetry and Lyrics
The University of Newcastle School of Humanities and Social Science, is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2021 Karen Thrift Prize for Poetry or Lyrics.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.