Let's shape tomorrow

We’re excited to announce that the University’s inaugural Gifting Day will be held on 9 March 2022. A dedicated day of fun and fundraising, it will bring our community together to make a collective impact through kindness.

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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.

By signing up as a Gifting Day Ambassador, you will use your voice to spread the word on the life-changing initiative of your choice.

The role of an Ambassador is advocate for the initiative you care about to your personal and professional networks in the lead-up to and on Gifting Day. We will even provide you with all the impactful communications to make it as easy as possible. You simply sign up, and in the New Year you will be sent everything you need!

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.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led Health Research in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: helping to forge a better and fairer future.

Area of Greatest Need

Area of Greatest Need

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for the Endowment Fund in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: supporting projects that advance the University in its work, with the goal of enriching and strengthening our communities.

Human and Social Futures Shaping Futures Scholarships

Human and Social Futures Shaping Futures Scholarships

By becoming an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for Human and Social Futures Shaping Futures Scholarships in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: helping to ensure that unfair obstacles do not become barriers to higher education.

HunterWiSE

HunterWiSE

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for HunterWiSE in the lead up to and on Gifting Day. You will help to overcome the disparity of women being vastly outnumbered by mean in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Shaping Futures Scholarships

Shaping Futures Scholarships

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for Shaping Futures Scholarships in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: helping to ensure that unfair obstacles do not become barriers to higher education.

The Science and Engineering Challenge

The Science and Engineering Challenge

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for the Science and Engineering Challenge in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: helping to encourage, support and inspire students, particularly those that come from lower socio-economic, regional or remote areas.

Excellence Scholarships

Excellence Scholarships

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for Excellence Scholarships in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: helping to attract and keep talented students in the Hunter.

Connected Communities

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.

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Alumni House

Alumni House

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for Alumni House in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: helping to create a physical and virtual space that can bring our alumni together to collaborate, connect and celebrate.

Area of Greatest Need

Area of Greatest Need

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for the Endowment Fund in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: supporting projects that advance the University in its work, with the goal of enriching and strengthening our communities.

2NURFM

2NURFM

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for 2NURFM in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: helping to keep the good times and great music, on-air, online and on-demand, 24/7.

Life-Changing Research

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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.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led Health Research in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: helping to forge a better and fairer future.

Area of Greatest Need

Area of Greatest Need

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for the Endowment Fund in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: supporting projects that advance the University in its work, with the goal of enriching and strengthening our communities.

A Sustainable Tomorrow

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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.

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Alumni House

Alumni House

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for Alumni House in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: helping to create a physical and virtual space that can bring our alumni together to collaborate, connect and celebrate.

Area of Greatest Need

Area of Greatest Need

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for the Endowment Fund in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: supporting projects that advance the University in its work, with the goal of enriching and strengthening our communities.

The Science and Engineering Challenge

The Science and Engineering Challenge

By signing up as an Ambassador, you will help us raise awareness and support for the Science and Engineering Challenge in the lead up to and on Gifting Day: helping to encourage, support and inspire students, particularly those that come from lower socio-economic, regional or remote areas.

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