Organisational Resilience

UON has plans in place to maximise the University's ability to recover from unforeseen and disruptive events such as pandemics, loss of critical infrastructure, and natural disasters.

We have a coordinated approach to responding to incidents and managing and restoring the University's critical functions. These plans are kept secure outside of University infrastructure to ensure their availability in the event of a disruptive event.

Our approach to organisational resilience is comprised of:

  • emergency management - the University of Newcastle consists of two main campuses, Callaghan and Ourimbah, and a number of precincts in NSW and in Singapore. The University takes its responsibilities for the safety of staff and students very seriously and has a number of policies and plans related to emergencies and critical incidents
  • critical incident management - including plans and dedicated recovery teams to coordinate and manage the short term requirements following a disruptive event
  • business continuity - including plans to replace or recover resources to ensure teaching and research activities of the University can continue