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.
Former Australian Prime Ministers celebrated at graduation
Two former Australian Prime Ministers were recognised for their contributions to the nation, in particular the higher education sector, by the University of Newcastle today.
Bringing unheard voices back into collective memory
Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO delivered the inaugural John Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture at University House to an on-line and face-to-face audience of over 180, on 17 March 2021.
Reclaiming History: the unconventional legacies of a leading Aboriginal historian
Emeritus Professor John Maynard’s reputation as a trailblazer is well-deserved so it is only fitting that this historian, who’s journey began with researching his own family’s history, is honoured in the Inaugural John Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture.
Scholarship win for surf life saving champion
One of Australia’s shooting stars of surf life saving, Jemma Smith, has been awarded the inaugural Newcastle Knights Minerva Scholarship.
Chief Justice recognises Newcastle's newest lawyers among best in the country
For the first time in 25 years, Newcastle was proud to welcome the Chief Justice and three of the state’s top judges to preside over the University’s annual admittance ceremony at City Hall this week, in which eligible graduates are formally confirmed as lawyers of the court.
'Hardlines’: My life in bad behaviour: an exhibition by Professor Mario Minichiello
Internationally acclaimed Political Artist, Illustrator and Designer, Professor Mario Minichiello, from the School of Creative Industries is holding an exhibition of his work in early March.
Join Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW, and Lord Mayor Cr Nuatali Nelmes and their panel of experts as they discuss sustainable development issues, design and policy directions both within our direct communities and in our neighbouring regions - locally and globally.
2021 Career Advisers Admissions Webinar
Sam Doherty, the senior manager of Admissions, will be running a live University of Newcastle admissions 101 / update webinar.
2021 Career Advisers New Degree Update Webinar
Hear from our specialist academics on new degrees available in 2021 including the Bachelor of Criminology and Bachelor of Data Science.
2021 Parent info session: Year 10 subject selection
Join to learn about the subject selection process and study options from student ambassadors at the University of Newcastle.
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.