The University of Newcastle, Australia

August 2015

News • 31 Aug 2015

Study to determine how Aussie blokes shape up

Reckon you are the Typical Aussie Male or do you know one who fits the bill? Nutrition researchers at the University of Newcastle need your help with a new study into men's body shape, size and composition.

Dr Kalpit Shah and Professor Behdad Moghtaderi

• 28 Aug 2015

Sustainable energy research powers developing world

A breakthrough sustainable energy technology at the University of Newcastle (UON) could help solve the global challenge of rural electrification in developing countries.

Student Experience Survey

Current Students • 27 Aug 2015

Last chance to complete the Student Experience Survey

The Student Experience Survey closes on Monday, 31 September. Check your NUmail and complete the survey now for your chance to win up to $1,000.

• 26 Aug 2015

The Wollotuka Institute recognised with Australian-first accreditation

The Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle has received Australia's first World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC*) accreditation, recognised for its strong outcomes within Australian Indigenous Higher Education.

Faculty of Science • 25 Aug 2015

Students Make Their Mark on Newcastle CBD

A 12-metre-long mural produced in collaboration between UON and industry is proudly on display at Tattersalls on Watt, a new residential building located on Watt Street in the Newcastle CBD.

Faculty of Science • 25 Aug 2015

Leading the Way in International Development

Second-year Bachelor of Development Studies student Lisa Butson has returned from a trip to Hong Kong, China after taking part in the University Scholars Leadership Symposium.

• 24 Aug 2015

UON offers five star experience

The University of Newcastle (UON) has been awarded the maximum five star ranking for social equity and equipping students with generic skills, according to the 2016 Good Universities Guide.

• 24 Aug 2015

Twitter levels playing field for adults with no speech

A group of Australian researchers who first met on Twitter, are now exploring how Twitter can help people who have experienced stroke, cerebral palsy, autism, motor neurone disease and traumatic brain injury to find a voice.

News • 21 Aug 2015

UON sponsor UON Central Coast Sevens

Amidst a spectacle of fireworks, music and entertainment The University of Newcastle (UON) has been announced as the new naming partner of the Central Coast Sevens International Rugby Festival.

Ride2Uni Day

Current Students • 20 Aug 2015

Get Ready2Ride for Ride2Uni Day

Enjoy a free 8-week fitness and confidence program at The Forum to get you ready to ride to campus on Wednesday, 14 October

News • 20 Aug 2015

Hunter scores new cancer equipment grants

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner has announced 17 recipients for the 2015 Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grants, with University of Newcastle researchers Professor Stephen Ackland and Professor Xu Dong Zhang among them.

Conflict of Laws as Taxonomy

Faculty of Business and Law • 19 Aug 2015

Frank Bates Book Launch: 'Conflict of Laws as Taxonomy: A New Approach'

On Wednesday the 12th of August, Newcastle legal scholars and practitioners came together to launch the latest book by Emeritus Professor Frank Bates, the esteemed author of 9 books and over 300 articles and book chapters which have been published internationally.