Human and Social Futures
With strong connections to industry, our College delivers education and research grounded in contemporary issues affecting the world today.
To inspire, enrich and transform humanity.
We are historians, educators, Aboriginal artists, social workers and physical activity experts. Lawyers, business strategists, financial analysts, entrepreneurs, and global marketers. We are content-creators, musicians, game designers and filmmakers. We are Indigenous rights advocates, innovators, criminologists, poets and global change agents. We are so much more.
About our College
Our College is highly respected for our teaching quality and research, with learning methods that ensure our students have high-level professional skills to graduate confident, skilled and life-ready.
The Asia Pacific Research Centre (APRC) has been established within the College of Human and Social Futures to play a leading role at the University of Newcastle, Australia, to pursue partnerships, engagement, and impact in the Asia Pacific region.
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.
How 57,000 women are shaping health policy in Australia
University of Newcastle education researchers have transformed teaching practices and student outcomes in more than 2,500 schools - and they are just getting started.
Concussion research proves game-changing
Researchers have created a world-first digital map to expose massacres on Australia's Colonial Frontier.
Teaching and Learning
Our students gain a professional edge through real-world, practical experience designed to give them the skills, knowledge and professional networks needed to excel in your chosen field.
Our College has a strong reputation for global collaboration and success through our partnerships, research, and student experience opportunities.
By collaborating with industry on ground-breaking research and through connecting students with opportunities for real-world experience, our students graduate work and life-ready.
National University Teaching Awards celebrate outstanding educators at the University of Newcastle
Five University of Newcastle academics have been honoured with the prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching.
Ministers Visit University of Newcastle Tax Clinic
The Honourable Stephen Jones MP, Assistant Treasurer & Minister for Financial Services, alongside Ms. Sharon Claydon MP visited the University of Newcastle Tax Clinic on the 21st February 2024.
Academic Excellence Scholarships Recognising Outstanding Performance
The 2024 University of Newcastle Academic Excellence Scholarships have been awarded. These scholarships recognise the outstanding performance of domestic and international students. Click here to view the recipients!
Human rights protections will fill the gaps in people accessing the right to education
Too many people, especially children, do not have full access to their right to education, a new report, authored by the University of Newcastle’s Centre for Law and Social Justice in collaboration with the Human Rights Law Centre, has found.
Happier in the Hunter: promising findings for young people
Despite the challenges that young people in regional areas face, new data reveals Hunter youth are happier than their peers in capital cities.
‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ operating in the red
Parents offering their children a leg-up on the property ladder are at increased risk of financial elder abuse, a new study finds.
Coast Next Gen Art Exhibition 2024
Join us and come together to support the next generation of young artists on the Central Coast.
HPREP1 - Making it a reality: Consumer and Community Engagement in Research
The University of Newcastle [via Research Advantage] in collaboration with Hunter New England and the Central Coast Local Health District’s will deliver the Health Professionals Research Education Program [HPREP]
Idea Workshop: Value Proposition Design
Are you tinkering away on a new product or service? Understand your customer, product and market to build smarter and go faster.
Startup Stories - Jordan Freeman and Kate Maslen (Ariel Community)
Hear the experiences of an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the inside story.
This Rubrics workshop will cover the principles of using rubrics for assessment. Participants will learn how to construct a rubric that will support student learning and increase the efficiency and consistency of marking.
PD+Micro Credentials: What are micro-credentials? the global story? Micros are more than badged
This series will provide a view of the higher education terrain in Australia focused on developing and promoting high-quality micro-credentials.
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.