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.


Academic English Workshops

Event • 19 Jul 2021 from 12:00pm - 9 Sep 2021 until 1:30pm

Academic English language workshops

These Academic English language Workshops will help you to develop important skills in the areas of Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Grammar.

Neridah Stockley, Summer I, 2012. Oil on hardboard, 50 x 50cm

Event • 6 Aug 2021 - 27 Sep 2021

Neridah Stockley: A Secular View

Please contact us for updates. At the University Gallery, spanning twenty-five years of practice by NT artist, Neridah Stockley, A Secular View explores the artist’s lyrical style and distinctive visual vernacular.

Writing skills - academic learning support

Event • 9 Aug 2021 from 10:00pm - 19 Oct 2021 until 11:00pm

Writing and Study Skills workshops

These Writing skills and Study skills Workshops will help you to develop important skills in the areas of academic writing, working as part of a group, making presentations and exam preparation strategies.

Vanessa Lewis

Event • 11 Aug 2021 - 28 Oct 2021

Vanessa Lewis: Tempera: The Nature of Paint

Lewis has turned her art studio into a laboratory to explore an intriguing collection of historic tempera recipes and has identified one hundred ingredients used by artists before the commercialisation of paint.

Succeed at online study

Event • 18 Aug 2021 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Successful Online Study Workshops

Workshops to help you adjust to studying from home by introducing some key study and digital skills.

Warwick Heywood

Event • 28 Aug 2021 - 28 Oct 2021

Warwick Heywood: Painting the Anthropocene’s Agitated Physicality

Responding to the severe 2017-2020 Eastern Australia drought and bush fires, Heywood conducts a speculative investigation and imagination of the Anthropocene’s “agitated physicality”.

HDR Workshops

Event • 13 Sep 2021 from 1:00pm - 24 Sep 2021 until 3:00pm

Pre-confirmation workshops (for PhD / MPhil candidates)

These workshops are designed for new PhD / MPhil candidates seeking general guidance and skills development.

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili

Event • 28 Sep 2021 - 23 Oct 2021

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

Students with Disability Super Fair

Event • 28 Sep 2021 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

2021 Students with a Disability Super Fair

The Students with a Disability Super Fair is for all students studying any degrees wanting to discover employers who have either a dedicated graduate program for students with a disability or offer otherwise attractive and inclusive opportunities.

Postgrad Webinar: Upskilling

Event • 29 Sep 2021 from 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Postgrad Webinar: Upskilling

Want or need to upskill but not sure where to start? Join us online for a free webinar as we talk to the University’s LinkedIn Learning partners, staff and a current student as they discuss how short courses and further study can help you obtain the skills you need.


Event • 5 Oct 2021 from 10:00am - 10:15am

Career Chat: What to do after Graduation

Career Chat sessions are compact and designed to keep you up to date with the latest developments in the world of employment.

Library webinar Introducing NOVA

Event • 5 Oct 2021 from 10:00am - 11:00am

Library Webinar: Introducing NOVA!

Join us, to learn some practical tips for searching NOVA and discover the variety of research conducted at the University of Newcastle, including peer reviewed publications and Thesis.

Meet the Employer

Event • 5 Oct 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Meet the Employer: Multiplex

In this information session, Multiplex will provide more details about their Graduate & Cadet Program, career opportunities and pathways, and some of the iconic projects past and present that the Multiplex team have had the pleasure bringing to life.

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.