Assurance Services provides advice to the University Council, Academic Senate, Vice-Chancellor, Executive and the wider University community and supports decision making espousing the governance principles of transparency, integrity, stewardship, and institutional accountability.
The team comprises Risk, Internal Audit, University Policy, University Compliance, Privacy, and Complaints.
Staff play a key role in risk management and success by identifying and managing risks as well as sourcing and maximising opportunities within their work area.
The University maintains relevant and appropriate insurance to protect and cover the core activities of staff, students, business and related entities. You may be covered by the University's insurance if you are undertaking officially approved activities related to your work or study.
The University has plans in place to manage the risks associated with, and maximise the ability to recover from unforeseen, and disruptive events such as natural disasters, loss of critical infrastructure or pandemics.
Internal Audit is an independent and objective advisory service designed to improve the University’s operations and assist in the achievement of the Looking Ahead Strategic Plan (2020-2025).
The University of Newcastle Policy Library is the authoritative source for the University’s policy documents.
All staff are responsible for contributing to the prevention, detection and response to fraud and corruption within their area, and for ensuring compliance with relevant University Rules, Policies and Procedures.
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.