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Welcome to the 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.

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Former Australian Prime Ministers celebrated at graduation

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

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

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.

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Scholarship win for surf life saving champion

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

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

'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.

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Our new College of Human and Social Futures replaces the Faculty of Business and Law and the
Faculty of Education and Arts

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.