Work Integrated Learning (WIL) forges strong partnerships with leading local and global organisations and challenges and inspires students to acquire practical workplace skills. This could mean participating in a clinical or professional work placement, practicum, internship or project-based learning.

Video: Sophie, a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management student, was awarded the Work Integrated Learning Student of the Year in the 2020 Employability Excellence Awards
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Professor Alex Zelinsky and Port of Newcastle CEO Craig Carmody in front of Newcastle harbour

News • 22 Oct 2021

University and Port to strengthen region’s future

The Hunter region’s growth, economic diversification and social cohesion are at the heart of a Memorandum of Understanding signed today between the University of Newcastle and Port of Newcastle.

Q Building

News • 13 Sep 2021

Leading Newcastle businesses back the region's innovation drive

The University of Newcastle today announced new partnerships with two Hunter industry leaders to drive forward the region’s innovation ecosystem.

Employability Excellence Awards 2021 nominations now open

News • 16 Jul 2021

Nominations for the 2021 Employability Excellence Awards are now open!

The University of Newcastle Employability Excellence Awards showcase the students, staff and community partners that contribute exceptionally to our University producing Work Ready Graduates.

WIL Hall of Fame Recognising and honouring our partner organisations

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.