When Azka enrolled in a Master of Applied Finance and Master of Business Administration at the University of Newcastle, her dream was to one day work at one of the Big Four banks. Now she is chasing an even bigger dream. And it’s becoming reality.
Luke always had a passion for architecture, and his studies have allowed him to shape the future of homes and cities.
Courtney's undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Architecture has fueled her passion in improving the quality of life for others and designing spaces that respond to people and culture.
Michael's day to day life is anything but ordinary. Discover how the University of Newcastle takes part in this.
It's been a challenging journey for Tori, but she hasn't let anything get in the way of achieving what she's capable of.
Jeremy's postgraduate studies have provided personal and career growth to equip him for his future.
A passion discovered in Nepal, pursed at the University of Newcastle.
Through gaining coding and analytical skills in her studies, Navneet is prepared for a career in business intelligence.
Sarah English is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science.
Shilpy is passionate about improving people’s health. She decided to undertake postgraduate studies as a way to stand out from the crowd and shine as a leader in the healthcare industry.
Discover how Tawfik aims to apply his knowledge from practical experiences into real world situations.
Amanda seized the opportunity to study in Australia and pursued her passion for science and technology.
With a few years of study and industry experience, Sean is focused on building fantastic user experiences and bringing value to people’s lives through “useful, imaginative, and thoughtful software.”
Studying the Master of Architecture allowed Myrrhine to explore her passion for design and the built environment, further her skills and gain motivation to succeed in the field.
Meet Maddison, Lawyer's Weekly Law Student of the Year Finalist.
Fiona Chiu, a University of Newcastle Alumnus from Hong Kong, graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Social Science, majoring in Criminology.
Studying various courses of interest, exploring new ideas and having the opportunity to deepen her passions allowed Sarah to make the most of her studies.
Luke Weinel is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Medical Statistics.
Olivia Gittoes is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
Mitchell Burton is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine).
Sian’s passion for STEM and making a real-world impact led her to complete a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.
After growing up on a farm, Emma decided to make the bold move to the city so she could chase her dreams. She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) at the University of Newcastle.
Bao sees a future of endless opportunities, thanks to the Master of Business Administration (Global).
Discover Hannah's passion for Business Analytics, a passion she didn't even know existed.
Discover Nguyen's priceless financial journey at the University of Newcastle.
Flexibility and broadness, the reason Maya chose Communication.
While in her final year of high school, Inga wasn’t sure what she wanted to do next but after attending a University of Newcastle Open Day, she settled on the Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering.
Meet Nick, University of Newcastle Business graduate, now working for Google in New York.
Studying a double degree of Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science gave Radhika the opportunity to gain a wide range of skills and the freedom to discover where her greatest passions lie.
From the southern Indian town of Sivakasi, Vibin completed his undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering at India’s Anna University before enrolling in a master’s degree at the University of Newcastle.
Drawn to Newcastle for its relaxed coastal atmosphere and beautiful scenery, Elizabeth decided that the University of Newcastle was the place to make her dream of studying a Bachelor of Surveying a reality.
Joshua will soon commence his final semester of a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and after almost four years of full-time study remains a passionate advocate for improving the mental health of disabled and aged individuals.
International student from Hong Kong Raphaela, is studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.
Wenjuan felt that the Master’s degree gave a unique perspective on the future of nursing.
Ryan says his study journey has set him up for success in any future workplace.
Studying at the University of Newcastle enabled Katrina to create global change.
Stephanie always knew she wanted to go to university. After finishing high school and completing the Newstep program, she started studying a Bachelor of Development Studies until another degree piqued her interest.
Having worked as a dental assistant for 10 years prior to becoming a mother, Josephine, felt ready for a change but she wanted to hold onto the aspects that she loved about her job - helping people and hands-on work.
Francesca applies accounting theory to accounting practice.
With a background in healthcare management, Siôn is passionate about quality healthcare. That’s what prompted his decision to pursue further study and explore a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Astrid's travels experiences and the opportunity to appreciate and observe different cultures ignited her interest in marketing.
Corey, a registered nurse has always been passionate about challenging the stigma around mental health. After three years of work in the acute mental health setting, Corey wanted to increase his knowledge in mental health to be able to provide quality care to patients.
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics student, Luca, always had a passion for cooking and chemistry. It was the potential to combine the two, and spread awareness of the importance of human nutrition, that sparked his aspirations.
After finishing high school, to turn her dream of becoming a clinical psychologist into a reality, Ciara chose to enrol in a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Advanced) at the University of Newcastle.
Whether it be his career as a Paralympic athlete, or his MBA study journey, Heath has an inspiring story to tell.
Nicholas believes the healthcare system is becoming increasingly important.
A desire to get smart about his future investments led Timothy to study a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Newcastle.
Rhanee prides herself on promoting fair and equal access to justice. Hear how she's putting her degree into practice.
A passionate advocate for health, Bianca imagined a career where her community could rely on her for advice and comfort with their medical needs. Bianca decided to turn her idea into reality and began studying Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).
Callum is currently studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at the University of Newcastle. It is his journey that got him here that is most valuable.
Ngan Huynh said being awarded the Golden Jubilee Scholarship has helped her move closer to achieving her life goals.
After completing a Master of Leadership and Management in Education at the University of Newcastle, Deb has helped a group of teachers at Trinity to complete the Master of Leadership and Management in Education externally as a cohort, liaising with the university to organise support for them.
Adrian’s passion for education shines when he’s in the classroom. He enjoys expanding young people’s viewpoint beyond their local knowledge, to the wider world around them. Through a partnership between his school and the University of Newcastle, he heard about the Master of Leadership and Managemen
Joshua completed his pathway program and is now studying a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours).
Having been several years since he had studied and with nobody in his family having attended university, Jason took the leap and enrolled in the Yapug program at the University of Newcastle as a way of getting into his dream degree.
Dani always thought that university wasn’t for her until she applied for the Open Foundation pathway program.
Young mum Amy decided to enrol in Open Foundation to get back into study.
Iglal reached her dream of becoming a teacher through persistence and hard work after arriving in Australia as a refugee from Sudan.
Pathways graduate Peter is now living his dream – working as a Data Scientist at the CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle.
Keith's on a pathway to becoming a Doctor after graduating from the Yapug program.
Open Foundation graduate Charlotte Kilminster is taking on a new challenge, studying a Bachelor of Nursing on the Central Coast.
Amanda realised that to break into the International Community Development industry she would need a postgraduate degree. After reviewing all 43 Australian Universities and their respective online degrees, she decided upon the Master of Social Change and Development at the University of Newcastle.
Chukwuemeka’s passion for life, determination to succeed and drive to make a positive impact was evident as he stood behind that podium at graduation, and it hasn’t wavered since.
Meet Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) (Honours) alumnus Sahil. While studying, Sahil took advantage of the University’s opportunities – undertaking leadership courses, going on exchange to Germany, and becoming President of the University of Newcastle’s Exchange Student Network.
Coming from Malaysia to study a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle has enabled Bernard to pursue his passion for understanding mechanical systems
With a passion for people and employee satisfaction and engagement, Maribel knew after studying a Bachelor of International Business that she would go on to learn more about Human Resource Management.
Coming from the Mekong Delta in the south of Vietnam, Quyen, a lecturer at Can Tho University travelled to Australia to pursue her dream of completing a PhD.
Before studying a Master of Leadership and Management in Education, Bronwyn had the opportunity to complete a short course online which inspired her to further develop her skills and contribute to her career progression.
International student from Hong Kong Hailey, is studying a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.
Beginning her university adventure as a Newstep student, Dannielle used the pathway program to prepare for university life and explore what she was really passionate about. This led to her enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Writing and Linguistics.
Frances began her higher education study journey 24 years after finishing high school. She studied the first year of a Bachelor of Arts, before transferring to a Bachelor of Social Studies (Honours) majoring in politics and international studies at the University of Newcastle.
Charlotte hopes to one day be a creative producer working on film sets. She is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Film, Media and Cultural Studies (FMCS).
In the words of practicing solicitor Callum, when you graduate from the University of Newcastle’s Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice “you won’t be just entering the legal industry, you’ll already be a part of it.”
After studying Open Foundation Daniel now hopes to speak up for society’s most vulnerable people through his Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours).
A passion for food and human health led Ludwina on a journey to becoming a People’s Choice winner of the University of Newcastle’s Food Expo 2020.
International student Tulio was eager to find a degree that would contribute to sustainable environmental practices while exploring the world. A Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle was the perfect fit.
Practical experience, real-world projects and summer internships – just a few of Nena’s highlights from her time studying the Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Nena credits these reasons for her being industry-ready and has forged a bright career since graduating in 2017.
Having the ability to change a person’s life or impact them in a positive way is a powerful skill to hold. For Taylor, a self-proclaimed ‘motivated and goal-driven person’, she was determined to find the right career path that would allow her to do just this.
After completing her undergraduate studies, Julia felt driven to gain advanced academic and theoretical understanding as well. In 2018, after several years in the community services sector, she decided to undertake the Master of Business Psychology.
Sam realised that he wasn’t working in his dream job so turned to postgraduate study to pursue his next career path by enrolling in a Master of Teaching (Secondary).
Pursuing undergraduate studies was always on the cards for Chloe. Dipping her toe into university life, Chloe started out in the Bachelor of Arts before transferring to a Bachelor of Nursing. It was here that her interest was truly peaked after taking a public health course.
Myles has always looked for ways he can create meaningful change in the world around him. Applying this lens to his studies, he followed his interest in geography, politics and international affairs to a combined Bachelor of Development Studies and Bachelor of Business degree at the University of Ne
With a dream to become a Radiographer, Olivia moved from a small rural town in the Queensland countryside to study Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) at the University of Newcastle.
Playing soccer professionally in Japan and the USA and being a member of the Matildas for almost 20 years, Cheryl Salisbury knows too well the inside of a physio room.
Floating down a river on a bamboo raft in Borneo, surveying the skyline on the tallest building in Tokyo, or watching a controlled ecological burn in Port Stephens weren’t experiences Kate could have imagined she’d get as part of her studies.
Andrew decided to pursue the Master of Special and Inclusive Education to enhance his knowledge and skills and to make a positive impact on his students.
20-year-old Juliette was home-schooled, right up until the end of year 10. When she finished school, she assumed she’d never study again. But after a year of working, travelling and completing some short courses, it became apparent to Juliette that she wanted to pursue a career in Nursing.
Tandin Wangmo is currently the Head of Office and the National Project Coordinator for the Regional Office of South Asia, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), working out of Bhutan
Kanishk Kumar (MBA, 2011; Master of Marketing, 2011) is a business development and market entry consulting professional, with a reputation for helping businesses grow.
Rebecca (Bec) has been flexing her creative flair for more than a decade. With a passion for the creative arts and an undergraduate degree in communication, Bec kickstarted her career in marketing where she went on to promote some of the biggest concerts and theatre tours.
Cheena’s excellent grades helped her to win her the coveted FEBE Golden Jubilee Commemorative Scholarship, an international engineering scholarship which covers 100% of the tuition fees for up to five years.
Rhian, a recent graduate from the Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development, is currently employed as an Emergency Management Coordinator with ACT Health. Throughout his time studying, Rhian has seen and experienced extremes, from bushfires through to a global pandemic
Taking part in a Work Integrated Learning placement during her study at the University of Newcastle helped Emma build the skills needed in her career today.
International student Katrina has been studying at The University of Newcastle for the past two years and undertook a placement with the University’s Marketing and Communications department.
Driven by his eagerness to discover the unknown, Harsimranjeet jumped from one end of the spectrum to the other at the University of Newcastle.
A desire for self-improvement led Stephanie (Yu Rong) on a journey to Australia to study an MBA and Master of Marketing at the University of Newcastle.
Evelyn Chatikobo will graduate from the University of Newcastle this week as a Midwife.
Joshua Glachlan will graduate from the University of Newcastle this week as a PE teacher.
Alaa Al-Ahmad studies a PhD in Philosophy (Physics) at the University of Newcastle.
Jessica Coleman studied a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle.
Breanna Clayton studied a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.
Jessica Redman studied a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Newcastle.
Yu Fan Tan and Wei Juen Lim working with a client and Clinical Supervisor Associate Professor Sally Hewat.
Being awarded the 2019 Study NSW CISA Conference Equity Scholarship helped Salwa settle into Australian life.
Jessica Brennan studied a Master of Marketing at the University of Newcastle.
Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) graduate Larissa is delivering projects that directly benefit her local Central Coast community.
Taylor Stokes studied a Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Newcastle.
Sheralee Fisher studied a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at the University of Newcastle.
Being awarded a FEBE Golden Jubilee Commemorative International Scholarship helped Esther get the most out of her studies.
Laura Dawson studied a combined MBA/Master of Marketing at the University of Newcastle.
Sora Khan moved to Australia to study a Bachelor of Computer Science at the University of Newcastle.
Madalyn Clare studied a Master of Special & Inclusive Education at the University of Newcastle.
Noah moved from his home country of Uganda to study a PhD (Building) at the University of Newcastle.
Studying a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) is helping Jenil achieve his career goals.
Joanna Lane studied a Master of Traumatology at the University of Newcastle and is now working as a Senior Trauma Physiotherapist.
They say good things come in threes, which rings true for the Cunneens as their father, and University business lecturer, Dr David Cunneen, will also be involved in the ceremony as part of the academic procession.
Graduating from a Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Newcastle’s Central Coast campus, Caitlin has put her passion into practice and is currently finalising the development of new Christmas pudding products with a local small business.
Sherry Xie moved to Australia to study a combined MBA/Master of Human Resource Management at the University of Newcastle.
Ian Dunlop studied a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Newcastle.
Ginny Stein studied a Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development at the University of Newcastle.
Denis moved to Newcastle from India to pursue postgraduate study.
Tarek moved from his home country of Kuwait to study a Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.
Divya Rashmi moved from India to Newcastle to study a Master of Architecture at the University of Newcastle.
Zoe Pardey is in her final year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary).
Duanduan moved to Newcastle to study her undergraduate degree and loved it so much she continued on to complete her postgraduate degree here as well.
Poppy studied a Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University of Newcastle.
Mikaela Koelma completed a Master of Creative Industries at the University of Newcastle.
Mark felt that completing postgraduate study could help him further develop his skills to be a better educator and principal.
Scott wanted a challenge and found the MBA a meaningful way for more personal development.
Growing up in Kuwait, Noel was attracted to the laid-back lifestyle of Newcastle where he decided to study his Bachelor of Computer Engineering (Honours).
Emma completed two intensive face-to-face courses for the law side of her degree – Mediation Skills and Theory and Corporate Power and Corporate Accountability.
Avni Arisha Kumar wanted to combine her strong interest in politics, health and not-for-profit work – with that, she enrolled in a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).
Susan's exposure to the natural world at a young age was a catalyst for her passion for science and living things.
A last-minute decision to attend a construction management presentation at Open Day was a life changing moment that shaped the career path of graduate, Tim Shevchenko.
It was a curiosity to understand how things work which sparked the Jets mid-fielder, Tara Andrews, to study civil engineering.
Education was the lifeline Lucas Booth turned to as a way to transform his life, as well as help others.
Adriana believes the Master of Applied Finance is built to give you the chance to explore different financial arenas from pure accounting to derivatives.
Katelyn Stansfield is studying a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at the University of Newcastle.
Damilola Awosemo moved to Newcastle from Nigeria to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Newcastle.
True to her word of taking on opportunities when they arise, Jenae made the decision to study both the MBA and MIB at the same time.
Vibhasini Kaul moved from India to Newcastle to study a Bachelor of Business of the University of Newcastle.
Being awarded the FEBE Golden Jubilee Commemorative International Scholarship allowed Malaysian international student Soo Yong Seng to pursue his dream of becoming a civil engineer.
Finding his perfect partner in the University of Newcastle, Jeshurun made the move to Australia to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Global).
Australian actor Susie Porter recently spoke about her time studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Newcastle.
William Li is a Chinese international student studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Newcastle.
As an elite water polo player, Hunter Academy of Sport representative and University of Newcastle student, Julia Barton wears a lot of hats. And she knows better than most what it takes to balance sport, study, life and personal wellbeing.
Amy is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Dispute Resolution.
An international placement in India gave Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) student Libby Duncan-Poidevin a better understanding of implementing healthcare programs in varied communities.
Undertaking an international exchange in Leeds opened up a world of career possibilities for Bachelor of Psychology student Rhiannon Jaeger-Michael.
Travelling around Canada during his semester exchange was an adventure that Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) student Matthew Gow will never forget.
With aspirations of a career as a professional auditor, studying a Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) at the University of Newcastle’s Sydney campus ticked all the boxes for Hannah.
With a clear vision for where she hoped her career would lead, Azka’s postgraduate study supported her in developing the expertise needed to achieve her career goals.
Adam found the perfect fit with the University of Newcastle’s Master of Human Resources and Law, which can be completed 100 per cent online.
Meena Viswanathan is now working as an Inclusion Professional since completing her Masters of Special and Inclusive Education in 2018.
Chukwuemeka Ordu graduated from the Master of Social Change and Development at the University of Newcastle in 2018.
At the University of Newcastle Skye has had the opportunity to combine her undergrad study with international study opportunities.
At the University of Newcastle Shaun has had the opportunity to combine his undergrad study with international study opportunities.
David Behne-Smith (left) is a current student at the University of Newcastle, studying the Legal Innovation and Design course (LAWS6116) as part of the Master of Laws.
With a goal of working on a tangible project, Thomas put his theoretical knowledge into practice.
Kathleen plans to use her postgraduate degree to expand her career in the future.
Ready to refine her expertise, Alix enrolled in a Master of Medical Statistics to help reach her goal of becoming a health-related research statistician.
Jake’s major project ‘The Stock Market’ interrogates western processes of production and consumption to help demystify the role animals play within our food systems.
Michelle decided to branch out from her career as an Osteopath and enrolled in a Master of Public Health at the University of Newcastle.
Through his final year project ‘Archiculture’, Master of Architecture student Derrick is exploring urban renewal – with a focus on the rejuvenation of Newcastle city through architectural education.
Through the Bachelor of Development studies, Zoe Lewis is learning how to ethically work towards social, global and cultural equality, and environmental sustainability.
Belinda Charlton is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Environmental Law.
Liam Clarke is able to tap into his creative side through a Bachelor of Information Technology.
Hugh Gordon is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Studies.
Currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Arts, studying a double major in French Studies and Linguistics, Alex is fluent in almost three languages and has been invited to take part in the Campus France Australia Student Ambassadors Program.
Liam Wanless is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Business Psychology.
Janita Green is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) and is already helping people through her work.
Luke is a Nurse Manager returning to study after 15 years out of university to ensure his clinical practice is contemporary and evidenced-based.
Andrew Kelesi is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Laws.
Kate Dash is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Business Administration.
Studying her Master of Education gave Kirrily the chance to inspire students through her unique style of teaching.
Studying a postgraduate law degree while working in the not-for-profit sector, has given Hannah a unique insight into how the law works from many angles.
Nicholas has always been fascinated by the way things work, he's excited to tackle complex problems and propel his career opportunities through studying a Master of Engineering.
An unexpected degree choice, has opened up new doors with an exciting career for this Food Science and Human Nutrition Graduate.
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics student Jodie Cochrane has her sights set on pursuing further study to progress her engineering career.
Studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours) at UON has played a significant part in shaping Samuel Parker’s career path.
UON animation student is making a mark on the world stage.
Music teacher Katie Hodson is developing leadership skills through postgraduate study.
UON Communication graduate is bound for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with the Socceroos.
Studying the Master of Social Change and Development at UON has opened up new opportunities for Felicity Hammond.
Studying at UON gave Nicole Velaires the opportunity to extend her professional network.
First year Master of Leadership and Management in Education student Kate Anderson is already applying learning back to her school environment.
Master of Leadership and Management in Education graduate Renee Schultz talks about her slighly offbeat road to teaching.
Master of Environmental and Business Management graduate Emma Wasson has combined her professional career with interests in social justice and nature.
Master of Human Resource Management graduate Jean-Marc Yameogo is giving back to the next generation of students in Burkina Faso.
Bachelor of Arts student Angelique Carr is helping to digitise fascinating human stories from the past.
Faith Curtis enjoyed her Development Studies degree so much she went on to complete a PhD.
Sam Ellis was able to make a career out of sailing after studying a Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science at UON.
Engineering graduate, Connie-Lee Dixon, is using her background in mechanical engineering to pursue her passion of being a military pilot.
Kurt Lancaster's keen interest in human behavior has led him beyond the realms of traditional psychology
University of Newcastle student Brittany Wile is relishing her combined degree in business and law.
University of Newcastle student Ashraf Abdelbaky is a finalist in the highly competitive NSW Government’s International Student Award.
Combined Business/Innovation & Entrepreneurship student, Alexander Austin, recently returned from a summer studying at Denmark's premier business school.
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.