The University of Newcastle, Australia

News and events


New Scholarship for Indigenous Law Students

News • 14 Sep 2020

New Scholarship For Indigenous Law Students

A new scholarship to help Indigenous students realise their ambition to study law has been launched thanks to the generous support of the Newcastle Bar Association.

Students on beach

News • 14 Sep 2020

WIMBA Scholarships Inspire Female Leaders

The University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Business and Law has partnered with more than 10 leading Hunter organisations to offer the Women in MBA (WiMBA) scholarship for aspirational and high-achieving women.

Dr Marcus Rodrigs

News • 7 Sep 2020

International audience for Dr Marcus Rodrigs and his teaching methods

Dr Marcus Rodrigs presents his CR3 model to international academics

image of lead researcher

News • 1 Sep 2020

Public organisations that manage complaints well reap the rewards, new research finds

For the first time, public sector organisations can now measure the social returns on complaint handling, revealing the holistic value of effective customer care. New research, conducted for the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP) Australia by the University of Newcastle, has found that for every dollar that a public organisation spends on effectively handling complaints, the organisation can reap up to a $5 return on investment (ROI).

Prof Tania Sourdin in the Law Library

News • 31 Aug 2020

Machine-enhanced decision making; and clapping, flapping drones

Professor Tania Sourdin talks to ABC Radio National about her work on justice apps

student, Gabby, sitting at NUSpace

News • 28 Aug 2020

Transformative early entry into Law supports people from a refugee background

As a driving force for equity in higher education, the University of Newcastle has launched Australia’s first scheme to offer people from a refugee background the opportunity to gain early entry to study Law.

Vice Chancellor with 3MT winner and DVC, Janet Nelson

News • 20 Aug 2020

Three Minute Thesis competition goes virtual

From estimating soil moisture using a remote sensor to management of childhood stuttering in Sri Lanka, this year's virtual Three Minute Thesis competition showcased intriguing and excellent PhD research.

MGA Thermal team

News • 7 Aug 2020

Materials scientist and founder shares his story of driving renewable energy uptake

Professor Erich Kisi shares his innovation journey as co-founder of renewable energy storage company MGA Thermal at I2N's Startup Stories

bobae choi, tamara young, patti johnson, paul stolk

News • 31 Jul 2020

University of Newcastle part of funding boost announced to bolster local tourism, entertainment, and arts

Five local tourism, entertainment and arts organisations will benefit from more than $500,000 in funding from the City of Newcastle.

Prof Tania Sourdin in the Law Library

News • 28 Jul 2020

Professor Tania Sourdin says there is a need for cheaper and smarter dispute resolution options in family law

Professor Tania Sourdin in the Newcastle Herald discusses using apps for family dispute resolution

Prof Tania Sourdin

News • 22 Jul 2020

People are using artificial intelligence to help sort out their divorce. Would you?

Would you let an AI help sort out your divorce?

information technology image of computer screen

News • 20 Jul 2020

Dr Marcus Rodrigs and a Report on Early Adopters of Technology

A study and review of early adopters in Indian universities and colleges


Academic English Workshops

Event • 10 Aug 2020 from 9:00am - 14 Oct 2020 until 10:30am

Academic English Workshops

These weekly Academic English Workshops will cover important skill areas for Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Grammar.

Event • 4 Sep 2020 from 6:00pm - 30 Sep 2020 until 6:00pm

Biomes Exhibition

Your Place on the Planet. Come and explore the region’s unique biodiversity through the beautiful collision of the arts and the sciences via our virtual exhibition for Biodiversity month.

Spotify logo and earphones

Event • 9 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 23 Sep 2020 until 6:00pm

How To Release Music: Short Course

This 3-week course is designed to help artists navigate the various promotional strategies, release platforms and revenue streams.

Sustainable impact

Event • 14 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Grand Challenge Workshop: Create Sustainable Impact

Take advantage of this professional development opportunity where you will learn how to utilise the 'lean startup' process and why the Business Model Canvas or the Mission Model Canvas is key to sustainable impact.


Event • 15 Sep 2020 from 10:00am - 10:15am

Career Chat: Preparing for Future Work

In this Career Chat we discuss work in 2020, and how we can make ourselves future ready.

Image showing creatively drawn guitarist

Event • 15 Sep 2020 from 11:00am - 11:30am

Career Conversations: Digital Creativity in the 21st Century

Explore the possibilities of a career in digital creativity and emerging technologies with Dr Rewa Wright.

Meet the Employer

Event • 15 Sep 2020 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Meet the Employer: Hunter Prelude

In this online information session, Hunter Prelude will be providing details about their graduate roles currently open to final year Teaching, Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy students.

IWI Image

Event • 16 Sep 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Innovation with Industry: Preparing for Industry / End-user Meetings

Join us for this three part series, providing information and practical advice for engaging with Industry and/or end-users.

Meet the Employer

Event • 16 Sep 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Meet the Employer: Coastlink

In this online information session, Coastlink will be providing details about Disability Support Worker roles which are currently being advertised to Nursing, Education, Social Work and Social Science students.

Breaking Free of procrastination

Event • 16 Sep 2020 at 12:00pm

Breaking free from procrastination

This 90 minute webinar will focus on understanding why we can get stuck in the cycle of procrastination.

Career Workshop

Event • 16 Sep 2020 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Looking Forward, Dreaming Big: Finding a Job

Designed specifically for our Indigenous students, in this workshop, you will develop a plan of action to move you toward your goals.

Eggs with faces drawn on

Event • 16 Sep 2020 from 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Webinar | Seeking Safety in Uncertain Times

Join us for our first Global Alumni Webinar. Leading global experts in mental health ​​​​​Professor Frances ​​​​​Kay-Lambkin and Professor Sally Chan come together in our upcoming webinar, exploring ways to accept change with courage and navigate the new normal.

Future Leaders

Event • 17 Sep 2020 from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Top100 Future Leaders Competition - Application & Psychometric Testing Workshop

The annual Top100 Future Leaders Competition is designed to put you through your paces and give you a taste of a full graduate recruitment process - even putting you in front of some of Australia's top employers for interviews! This online workshop will cover the first two stages of the application.