Thank you for your support
Thanks to your kindness, over $300,000 has been raised to support nine incredibly important initiatives that will create a positive lasting impact in our communities and beyond.
On our very first Gifting Day, we are humbled and proud to say that 801 individuals, businesses and organisations came together with a common goal: to shape a better tomorrow.
Thank you to every donor, ambassador and volunteer who came together to create amazing collective impact in 24 hours.
Because of your generosity, we can shape a better tomorrow by building more connected communities, championing opportunities for all through equity, diversity and inclusion, supporting life-changing research and creating a sustainable tomorrow.
Shaping Tomorrow, together
Thank you for your support
Thank you for shaping a better tomorrow 2:09
Professor Alex Zelinsky AO opening address 1:14
Let's shape tomorrow! 2:04
Gifting Day recordings
Initiatives for support
It’s a gift to bring together passionate people who make our world a better place. And so the University of Newcastle will hold its first ever Gifting Day – uniting supporters, friends and believers, from near and far. Our aspirations to shape a better tomorrow are guided by four fundamental areas, as listed below.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
A more equal, diverse, and inclusive world is within reach, if we work together.
The University of Newcastle is committed to widening participation, promoting diversity and fairness, and increasing success for all. To ensuring that unfair obstacles do not become barriers to higher education.
Sometimes, all it takes is a chance. To realise potential, innovate and inspire. To break barriers to create a better, fairer world. Be part of forging a fairer, more inclusive and diverse future for all.
With your help, together we can create a stronger, more inclusive society.
By collaborating with our communities, we can build social connectedness, and a deep sense of belonging.
Together, let’s connect and empower our communities – whether they meet at the end of the street, or at opposite ends of the Earth. When people work as a team, they can change the world.
Universities are incubators for world-changing discoveries.
Our leading and rising star researchers work every day to provide solutions to local, national, and global challenges.
Across diverse fields of discovery, the University of Newcastle has built a powerful network of researchers, ensuring tomorrow’s challenges are in focus today.
A Sustainable Tomorrow
We all have a role to play in securing a sustainable future.
The University of Newcastle is dedicated to driving lasting positive change nationally and globally. We are ethically minded and prioritise the responsible management of our environments.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research
Shaping Futures Scholarships
Science and Engineering Challenge
Human and Social Futures Shaping Futures Scholarships
Area of Greatest Need
Gifting Day experience
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.