News and events


Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and Taylah Gray

News • 24 Feb 2021

Newcastle welcomes NSW Chief Justice to confirm Australia’s newest lawyers

“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 shot of Associate Professor Amy Maguire smiling at camera

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, will talk about a world-first claim by Indigenous people which connects climate change impacts to human rights on 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.


Writing skills - academic learning support

Event • 29 Jan 2021 from 2:15pm - 26 Mar 2021 until 3:30pm

Writing skills for postgrad by coursework students

These workshops are perfect for students commencing or returning to postgraduate study, helping them to develop their writing and study skills.

Writing skills - academic learning support

Event • 8 Feb 2021 from 10:30am - 10 Feb 2021 until 3:00pm

Writing Skills for 2nd, 3rd & 4th year undergrad students

These pre-semester workshops are designed to strengthen your academic writing skills and build your confidence. They will be held twice-daily over three days (Monday - Wednesday) and sessions start at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm.

Illustration of a bee

Event • 10 Feb 2021 - 24 Mar 2021

Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration

Learn how to see and draw nature like an illustrator. Build observational and visual interpretation skills in an interactive and enjoyable way.

Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals. Image of Professor Clare Collins

Event • 17 Feb 2021 - 10 Mar 2021

Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key Concepts

If you are a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional looking to improve your knowledge of the role of nutrition communication in chronic disease prevention and management, this course is for you.

Free Library Breakfast

Event • 1 Mar 2021 from 9:00am - 13 Mar 2021 until 9:00am

Free breakfast at the library

We know that the start of Semester 1 is a busy time, and remembering to start your day at Uni with a nutritious breakfast can be the last thing on your mind!


Event • 1 Mar 2021 at 12:00pm

UNSA: Craft and Coffee

Join the team from UNSA for a free craft session - and a coffee on the house!

Career Workshop

Event • 1 Mar 2021 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Jobs on Campus Info Session - Web Officer

The University’s Web Team are looking for a current student to join their team as a casual Web Officer. In this online information session we will provide details about the position and tips on how to submit a high quality application.


Event • 2 Mar 2021 at 10:00am

UNSA: Shut Up And Write

Stuck on that essay or journal article? Want to overcome your writer’s block, beat procrastination and make real progress? Then Shut Up & Write!


Event • 2 Mar 2021 at 12:00pm

UNSA: Craft and Coffee

Join the team from UNSA for a free craft session - and a coffee on the house!


Event • 2 Mar 2021 at 12:00pm

UNSA: Trivia

Squeeze in a game of trivia on your lunch break and you could pick up a prize!

Modern Monetary Theory

Event • 3 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

Modern Monetary Theory: Economics for the 21st Century

Demystify macroeconomic principles and terminology and discover how Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) provides explanations for some of the world's most troubling financial concerns.

Tricia Martin

Event • 3 Mar 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Tricia Martin (Virtual Intern)

Hear the experiences of an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the inside story.


Event • 3 Mar 2021 at 12:00pm

UNSA: Trivia

Squeeze in a game of trivia on your lunch break and you could pick up a prize!