UoN staff receive important organisational messages in a number of ways, with internal communication shared across a number of different areas.

Staff engagement

At UON, we want our workforce to be connected, engaged and informed. We also want our people to have a voice as we strive to achieve our vision for 2025.

In the increasingly full communications environment that is our workplace, it is important to give thought to the best channel for communicating with UON staff. At UON we offer a range of managed channels to support effective communication with our workforce.

For all enquiries relating to staff communications, contact the Workforce Communications team at staffengagement@newcastle.edu.au. If your story relates to current students, read more about student engagement.

Choosing the most effective channel

Upcoming events
  • Website - event listing
  • In the Loop
  • Campus digital signage and screen savers
  • Yammer
Achievements, good news stories
  • Website - news story, Current Staff landing page carousel, feature widgets
  • In the Loop
  • Yammer
Operational announcements and updates
  • Website - 'staff updates' widget on Current Staff landing page, news story
  • In the Loop
  • Campus digital signage and screen savers
  • Yammer

Channel specifications

Staff screen saversJPEG image at 1650 x 1080 pixels
In the LoopDownload the publication schedule and specifications document (PDF, 348KB) 
Website - current staff landing carouselJPEG image at 1500 x 2000 pixels, headline and description. See template.
Website - current staff updatesConcise description with headline and web link for more information
Website - current staff news and eventsApproved text uploaded to the news and events sections of the UON website


In some instances, your initiative or project will require a communications plan. By undertaking some planning, you will clarify your purpose and objectives. Download a communications template (DOC, 40KB).

In your area

Division and Faculty communications officers support staff engagement in their particular areas. They can provide advice on the most effective ways to get your message out.

Managers are responsible for ensuring that important whole-of-university messages are cascaded effectively to their staff. Equally, it is your manager's role to communicate back 'up the chain' any thoughts or concerns that you raise.

Faculty of Business and Law Erin Tiedeman
Faculty of Education and Arts Thea Majdalani
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Ruth Pring
Faculty of Health and Medicine  
Faculty of Science and Information Technology Rebekah Prendergast
Infrastructure and Facilities Services Tegan Betts
Human Resource Services Sarah Nash
Media Sheena Martin
Alumni and Philanthropy  Rachel James
Council Services and Chancellery Alison Dillon