The University of Newcastle, Australia

November 2016

New Colombo Plan Scholars

• 29 Nov 2016

Exceptional scholars set to strengthen ties in the Pacific

Four exemplary University of Newcastle (UON) undergraduate students have been honoured with a prestigious New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship, a unique initiative from the Australian Government to strengthen ties between Australia and the Indo-Pacific.

• 28 Nov 2016

Batterham Medal awarded to UON engineering innovator

Dr Andrew Fleming has been awarded the 2016 Batterham Medal by the Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) at an award ceremony in Melbourne.

Image of Professor Penny Jane Burke

White Ribbon • 25 Nov 2016

"Higher Education was life saving for me"

For White Ribbon Day 2016, UON's Professor Penny Jane Burke, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education features in the Newcastle Herald speaking about the transformative power of education and how her life story inspired her son to make an award-wining film Still Waters.

News • 25 Nov 2016

UON researcher a Tomorrow Maker

University of Newcastle researcher Dr Emma Beckett has been awarded a grant in the AMP Tomorrow Fund round.

Current Staff • 22 Nov 2016

Excellence in Innovation awarded

Newcastle Innovation hosted their annual Awards ceremony on Friday 18 November at Merewether Surfhouse.

News • 22 Nov 2016

Monash Scholar is Cambridge bound

UON Alumna Catherine Richards has been awarded a prestigious General Sir John Monash scholarship to Cambridge University in the UK.

Catherine Richards

• 22 Nov 2016

Engineering graduate secures John Monash scholarship

University of Newcastle (UON) engineering graduate, Catherine Richards, will continue her ambition of securing a sustainable future for the world after receiving a prestigious John Monash Scholarship valued at $200,000 to carry out postgraduate study at Cambridge University, UK.

News • 18 Nov 2016

Students challenged to enhance Central Coast wellbeing

Almost two hundred business-minded secondary students have been competing to see who can create the best business model to enhance the health and wellbeing of the Central Coast this week.

Toilet flushing

News • 18 Nov 2016

Flushing an age-old myth

Tomorrow (November 19) is World Toilet Day. Despite spending approximately 92 days on the throne over the course of our lives, many of us still don’t know if the Simpson’s were right…does water spin in different directions in opposing hemispheres, or is that just loo-dicrous?

From the VC's Desk • 18 Nov 2016

Navigating a New World

I don’t know about you, but I think this has been a pretty odd year - perhaps one of the oddest years on record.

News • 17 Nov 2016

Early Career accolades for fertility research

Fertility researcher Dr Kate Redgrove has been recognised for her outstanding work on one of the major molecular mechanisms in the male reproductive system.

David Budden

• 16 Nov 2016

UON introduces new engineering degrees: Preparing graduates for jobs of the future

Recognising the changing role of the engineer, the University of Newcastle (UON) has redesigned its engineering degrees, unveiling a new format that will prepare graduates for the jobs of the future.