The University of Newcastle, Australia

To inspire, enrich and transform humanity

At the Faculty of Education and Arts, we are highly respected for our teaching quality and research, with learning methods that ensure our graduates have high-level professional skills, leaving the University confident, skilled and life-ready.

We are committed to supporting a respectful workplace culture that nurtures professional development. Our goal is to be a global workplace of choice for academic and professional staff in the creative industries, education, humanities and social sciences.

Our Schools

Mapping the injustices of our past

Professor Lyndall Ryan focuses on our dark history with the Colonial Frontier Massacres Map.

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Top 150 ? in the world - Education
Top 150 ? in the world - Sociology
Top 250 ? in the world for English language and literature


We produce world-class scholarship, often in collaboration with international colleagues and those from other faculties within the University.

Our researchers have established an enviable reputation for the quality of their work, with many of our people regarded as world leaders in their fields.


The Faculty supports equity and excellence. In addition to the many scholarships on offer to all University of Newcastle students, there are a range of scholarships available exclusively to students undertaking our degrees.

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Faculty highlights

Latest news

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News • 15 Oct 2020

PhD student’s thesis wins 2020 CEW Bean Prize

Former PhD student with the Centre for the Study of Violence, Bryce Abraham, has been awarded the 2020 CEW Bean Prize for his thesis “Valore Australis: Constructions of Australian Military Heroism from Sudan to Vietnam.”

Lyndall Ryan

News • 15 Oct 2020

Professor Lyndall Ryan recognised as one of the world’s most influential historians

Member of the Centre for the Study of Violence Professor Lyndall Ryan has received an honourable mention in a list of the world’s most influential historians.

Children in classroom

News • 13 Oct 2020

Quality Teaching Academy launched

Teachers across Australia will have access to high-quality professional development and a suite of evidence-based resources with the launch of the Quality Teaching Academy today.

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Upcoming events

Old wooden door with padlock

Event • 7 Oct 2020 - 28 Oct 2020

Casing the Joint: Introducing Histories of Australian Crime

This course will allow you to develop deeper understanding of the underworlds you will encounter in podcasts, televisions series and books. You will develop a sense of the processes which occur when someone becomes entangled with the legal system.

Person writing in a notepad

Event • 14 Oct 2020 - 4 Nov 2020

What is Poetry? An Introduction to Literary Analysis

What are the different ways you can understand a poem? How do different elements of a poem work together? What difference does context make to literature? Get answers to these questions and more with this course introducing poetry analysis and literary analysis.

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 19 Oct 2020 from 11:30am - 1:00pm

Plan, Archive and Publish your Data - Data Management Dashboard Launch

Join this session to learn how to develop a Data Management Plan; create a data record in compliance with the Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research; and publish your data to meet your funding or publishing requirements.

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