News and events


Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and Taylah Gray

News • 24 Feb 2021

Chief Justice recognises Newcastle's newest lawyers among best in the country

“Great lawyers are known to come out of Newcastle, and I am confident that today is no exception.”

Law on the Beach 2019 session

News • 15 Jan 2021

Pop-up legal clinic returns to support the Newcastle community

After a challenging 2020, the University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s pop-up clinic at Merewether beach is returning to offer free legal advice to individuals struggling with any law-related matters.

father, mother and daughters at graduation

News • 14 Dec 2020

A graduation like no other

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

Head and shoulders photograph of a woman with long, drak hair dressed in a black dress smiling

News • 3 Dec 2020

The ‘Torres Strait 8’ versus Australia: Law Professor delivers presentation at Human Rights Day

Purai member and University of Newcastle’s Law School Professor, Amy Maguire, spoke about a world-first claim by Indigenous people which connects climate change impacts to human rights on 2020 Human Rights Day.

Heath Johns, Managing director BMG Australia and New Zealand

News • 1 Dec 2020

BMG and University of Newcastle to launch Australian-first Indigenous scholarship program to inspire a new generation of music executives

Global music company BMG has expanded on its successful partnership with the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries in the Faculty of Education and Arts to launch its first round of Indigenous scholarships, creating more pathways to employment for the next generation of students.

Prof Tania Sourdin in the Law Library

News • 24 Nov 2020

Robots don black cap for lower court judges

Professor Tania Sourdin predics that simple civil cases will be decided by computer systems in the future

photo of research

News • 23 Nov 2020

New study: How risk perception affects our behaviour in a pandemic

A new study, released in Scientific Reports in Nature, found behavioural responses to pandemics are more shaped by perceived risk than actual mortality or hospitalisation risk.

Alumni Excellence Awards

News • 17 Nov 2020

Trailblazers celebrated in 2020 Alumni Excellence Awards

A world-leading researcher and advocate for Indigenous health, a 'match-maker’ for species conservationists, a 'Power 50' in the Australian music industry and the co-host of Australia’s first all Indigenous breakfast show are among the 2020 University of Newcastle Alumni Excellence recipients.

Employability Excellence Awards

News • 12 Nov 2020

Inaugural employability excellence achievers unveiled

The students, staff, businesses and community partners who inspire the University of Newcastle’s reputation for producing work-ready graduates have been recognised in the institution’s inaugural Employability Excellence Awards.

News • 10 Nov 2020

Have a Hometown Holiday to support the Newcastle tourism industry

A new initiative aimed at boosting tourism in Newcastle will launch on Thursday.

News • 4 Nov 2020

Launch event: Older Persons Legal Clinic

A free legal clinic to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society – older people – will officially launch at an event on Thursday with the NSW Attorney General, The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP.

News • 27 Oct 2020

Australian and Indonesian universities launch innovative two-degree program in Jakarta

The University of Newcastle, Binus University and Nurture Higher Education (UK) have partnered to offer a unique joint teaching program for Indonesian students.


Career Workshop

Event • 25 Jan 2022 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Jobs on Campus: SMART Presenter/Facilitator

The University is looking for current students to become SMART Presenters to facilitate STEM workshops for primary school students and at community venues. In this online information session, we will provide details about the position and tips on how to submit a high-quality application.

Digital painting of the Nobbys Coastline and surrounding landscape before European settlement. Throughout the artwork are traditional Aboriginal symbols (campsites, animal tracks, and fish) to acknowledge how the traditional custodians of this land would have depicted their surroundings in art.

Event • 25 Jan 2022 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ngarrama - to sit, listen and to know

The University of Newcastle, in partnership with Awabakal Ltd and with support from the City of Newcastle, is proud to host Ngarrama - a free public event for our community to engage in meaningful reconciliation through truth telling and historical acceptance.


Event • 27 Jan 2022 at 6:00pm

PhD Talk: Global Imbalances and Financial Crises

In this webinar series, PhD Students, candidates and graduates will present ongoing work, reflect on their experiences, and debate about their research focus.

looking through windows

Event • 2 Mar 2022 - 23 Apr 2022

Looking Through Windows

Looking Through Windows is an oral history and multimedia project that explores the removal, dispossession and ‘protection’ of Aboriginal people in NSW.

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili

Event • 21 Sep 2022 - 29 Oct 2022

The Bawaka Collective: Songspirals

The Bawaka Collective is a long-term, award winning, collaborative research project between Yolŋu elders from Bawaka (NE Arnhem Land), The University of Newcastle and Macquarie University that centres understandings to nourish and share people-as-place

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.