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.
Pop-up legal clinic returns to support the Newcastle community
After a challenging 2020, the University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s pop-up clinic at Merewether beach is returning to offer free legal advice to individuals struggling with any law-related matters.
New scholarship aims to improve health and wellbeing in Indigenous communities
To help address the health needs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across rural NSW, the University of Newcastle has launched a new Indigenous scholarship in the field of Speech Pathology.
A graduation like no other
There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.
BMG and University of Newcastle to launch Australian-first Indigenous scholarship program to inspire a new generation of music executives
Global music company BMG has expanded on its successful partnership with the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries in the Faculty of Education and Arts to launch its first round of Indigenous scholarships, creating more pathways to employment for the next generation of students.
International recognition for University’s green initiatives
The University of Newcastle has been awarded three of the eight 2020 Australasian ‘Green Gown Awards’ in the categories of Climate Action, Benefiting Society and Student Engagement.
Threadgold’s book Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles wins 2020 Raewyn Connell Prize
Sociologist with the Newcastle Youth Studies Network, Associate Professor Steven Threadgold has won the biennial 2020 Raewyn Connell Prize.
The Science of Weight Loss: Dispelling Diet Myths
The Science of Weight Loss: Dispelling Diet Myths is a free online course. Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to make healthy eating decisions as you learn the science behind weight loss and dispel diet and nutrition myths.
Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration
Learn how to see and draw nature like an illustrator. Build observational and visual interpretation skills in an interactive and enjoyable way.
Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key Concepts
If you are a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional looking to improve your knowledge of the role of nutrition communication in chronic disease prevention and management, this course is for you.