This year, the historical Festival of Autonomy celebrations happen from Monday 4 August, culminating in the Autonomy Day Party of Friday, 8 August

Festival of Autonomy

Monday, 4 August 2014, 09:00 am — Friday, 8 August 2014, 05:00 pm

RSVP Monday, 4 August 2014

History says it was the 1st day of January 1965 that the illustrious University of Newcastle was declared autonomous from its forbearer, the University of New South Wales as decreed by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Eric Winslow Woodward and since that fateful day, students at UoN have celebrated the Uni's independence Semester 2 of each year.

2014 will be no different. Check the U's website to find out how you can join us in celebrating the Festival of Autonomy at UoN from inflatable fun, to billycarts and photo exhibitions and of course, at the Autonomy Day Party at Bar on the Hill!