What is Staff Giving Week?

As a community of UON staff we care about our dedicated and talented students and researchers. With our commitment to equity and excellence we make a difference and help to create better futures - together.

Staff Giving Week celebrates and thanks our amazing staff supporters whilst raising awareness about the life changing differences philanthropic gifts make to our capable students in need and our pioneering researchers, whose findings go on to influence and shape the lives of others for the better.

Many of our staff already participate in philanthropy activities, generously donating to endowment and scholarship funds, such as Shaping Futures, that directly support our students and researchers. This means that our staff is often the difference for the single-parent student who doesn’t need to juggle childcare and study time; the solution to a long journey that keeps a PhD student from their research work; the extra piece of equipment which saves a researcher hours of time in the lab; the funding for the webcam which brings two teams together to solve an old problem in a new way; the breakthrough in the Family Action Centre, the lifesaving session of counselling, the specially adapted laptop. The kindness of our staff furthers both equity and excellence.

In short, that means our generous staff donors are amazing and we look forward to celebrating and thanking you!

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.