The University of Newcastle, Australia

May 2016

Faculty of Business and Law • 31 May 2016

Newcastle Law School Staff Defends Joint PhD in the Netherlands

Newcastle Law School Lecturer, Ms Elena Aydos, will be defending her PhD thesis at the Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

News • 30 May 2016

More to do before medicinal cannabis rollout

While there has been significant progress towards the mainstream use of medicinal cannabis over the past year, there are a number of missing links that need to be examined before it is rolled out as a therapeutic good, according to the authors of a Perspective published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

News • 27 May 2016

Student’s drone delivery video makes a real splash

Matt Evans thought it’d be a laugh to deliver a few coffees and donuts to surfers on Crescent Heads. He didn’t realise it would become a social media sensation.

Community and Alumni • 25 May 2016

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

The 2017 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is now open. Applications will close 30 June 2016 at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

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Current Staff • 24 May 2016

UniHealth Insurance now available to staff

We are delighted to partner with UniHealth Insurance as another employee benefit of the University of Newcastle. UniHealth Insurance is the private health insurance fund exclusively for people in the higher education community and their families.

News • 20 May 2016

UON welcomes commitment to Central Coast Medical School and Health and Medical Research Institute

The University of Newcastle (UON) welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, that if re-elected, the government will support the development of a new, world-class UON Central Coast Medical School and Health and Medical Research Institute in Gosford.

News • 20 May 2016

UON PhD candidate wins emerging researcher award

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) has this morning presented its 2016 Emerging Researcher Award to Li Keng Chai, who is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle.

Nat McGregor, Chief Operating Officer

From the Executive • 19 May 2016

University and Yourimbah sign MOU

The University continually strives to improve the experience of our students and to enrich the working environment for our staff. In addition, we have identified an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the Central Coast Campus Union Limited (Yourimbah) and have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing us to working together to deliver an improved campus environment and retail services at Ourimbah.

Samoa donation

Faculty of Business and Law • 19 May 2016

Students collect text books for Samoan students

Ten Newcastle Business School students have collected text books to donate to the National University of Samoa.

Business School alumni

Faculty of Business and Law • 19 May 2016

Business School Alumni Advice for Students

Three Newcastle Business School alumni recently returned to share their professional advice and talk to students about the careers they have chosen, and how they got there.

News • 17 May 2016

UON students animate another quirky clip

Aussie band Peking Duk struck gold when they convinced Orange Is The New Black legend Matt McGorry to star in their clip for Say My Name, and now a group of UON animation students have turned the band’s work into rotoscoped technicolour.