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A digital design of the planned Alumni House building

News • 20 Sep 2021

A place for connection, conversation and celebration

Congratulations to the winners of the Alumni House design competition Durbach Block Jaggers Architects teaming up with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture, Cox Inall Ridgeway, Surface Design and Northrop! The team have developed this truly inspiring concept that, when built, will be an exceptional home for our global alumni and wider community and an iconic landmark within the Newcastle CBD.

Georgia thanks donors for making a difference in her life as a scholarship recipient

News • 20 Sep 2021

Shaping futures scholarship and 2NURFM appeal impact

Our Mid-Year Shaping Futures Scholarship Appeal saw an overwhelming response from our staff, alumni and community who collectively and very generously donated over $150,000!

Gifting Day

News • 20 Sep 2021

Gifting Day 2022

It’s a gift to bring together passionate people who make our world a better place.

Anne Swan and her family

News • 20 Sep 2021

Why I Give: Anne Swan's Story

“I am a great believer in access to education, especially for women. It can be empowering and transformative. The scholarships offered by the University can make tertiary education a reality, not just a dream, for young women in our region.

News • 5 May 2021

University of Newcastle partnering to Close the Gap

We’ve all heard about ‘closing the gap’, but what does this really mean?

Healthy dads inspire positive change

News • 26 Apr 2021

Healthy Dads inspire positive change

Helping kids stay healthy and active is a huge challenge for parents and caregivers today. And while fathers have a powerful influence on children’s weight and behaviours, most family- based lifestyle programs are attended by mothers.

Celebrating the power of community and staff generosity

News • 26 Apr 2021

Celebrating the power of community and staff generosity

From quiz nights to fun runs, gala balls to book fairs, every year you – our amazing community – use your passion and voices to raise much needed funds and awareness for causes you’re passionate about.

Graduates

News • 26 Apr 2021

Alumni House Design Competition shortlist announced

Excitement is building around plans for an Alumni House to connect our 155,000-strong global alumni physically and digitally and give back to the next generation of students.

Art collections raises funds for students in need

News • 26 Apr 2021

Art collections raises funds for students in need

In celebration of NAIDOC Week (4-11 July 2021), the University Gallery will host an exhibition of artworks from Paul Munro’s collection at Watt Space Gallery.

Innovative Projects Deliver Positive Change

News • 14 Sep 2020

Innovative projects deliver positive change

out(fit), the volunteer collective from the University of Newcastle School of Architecture and Built Environment has been awarded a Landscape Architecture Award for Community Contribution and a Regional Achievement Award in the 2020 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW Awards.

Community Spirit Shines: Your Incredible Support During 2020

News • 14 Sep 2020

Community spirit shines: your incredible support during 2020

It has been an extremely challenging year: drought, bushfires and now COVID-19. But through it all, our community has come together to help those in need and show support for causes we care about. Head of Philanthropic Programs, Brad Holmes, reflects on the remarkable generosity you have shown over the past six months.

In Their Own Words

News • 14 Sep 2020

In Their Own Words

As our world continues to face uncertainty, your help provides a student with stability, financial assistance and reassurance that their dreams are not lost. These students will give back to our communities in the future in so many ways – thank you

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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.