The University of Newcastle, Australia

April 2017

From the VC's Desk • 27 Apr 2017

Chance favours the prepared

With those glorious moments of ‘pomp and circumstance’ and the celebrations that accompany Graduations etched in our memories, the semester returns to full swing and it can seem as though life at the University will simply settle back into a predictable rhythm. However, most of us know that universities are bracing for what could be a bumpy ride as the 2017/2018 Federal Budget approaches.

Dr Sally Hewat

• 27 Apr 2017

Speech Pathology Collaboration first for China

In a ground-breaking first for both countries, The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia has partnered with Orient Speech Therapy Center Limited (OST) to develop a world-class speech pathology training program for its clinics in China.

News • 26 Apr 2017

Peace of mind on the Coast for those who need it most

A new psychology clinic at the University of Newcastle’s (UON) Ourimbah Campus will open its doors to the community this week, marking a significant step forward for mental health on the Coast.

News • 21 Apr 2017

Indigenous leaders in the HDR space

The University of Newcastle has an outstanding track record in Indigenous education with a strong history in undergraduate completion rates.

Hannah and Emily Jordan

• 20 Apr 2017

Twin sisters double up on communication degrees

Sharing the occasional hobby or toy with a sibling growing up is quite normal, but twin sisters graduating from the University of Newcastle (UON) this week grew up sharing a love of art along with 100 per cent of their DNA.

Erika Chapman-Burgess

News • 19 Apr 2017

Indigenous quintuplet delivers on doctor dream

As a member of one of Australia’s only set of Indigenous quintuplets, Dr Erika Chapman-Burgess will have a unique cheer squad on hand when she graduates with a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle (UON) this week.

Graduation

News • 19 Apr 2017

Students to celebrate degree achievement

The University of Newcastle’s (UON) proud history of education and research excellence is celebrated this week as more than 5,400 students mark a significant achievement in their lives – graduation.

News • 19 Apr 2017

Smoking rates among Indigenous and non-Indigenous women

Researchers have revealed disadvantaged status drives higher smoking among Indigenous pregnant women in Australia, New Zealand, The US and Canada.

Gillian Gould

News • 13 Apr 2017

Smoking rates among Indigenous and non-Indigenous women

Researchers have revealed disadvantaged status drives higher smoking among Indigenous pregnant women in Australia, New Zealand, the USA & Canada.

Melissa McCabe's Corethics Consultancy.

Faculty of Education and Arts • 13 Apr 2017

Humanities Startup to Create Ethical Certification Process for Indonesian Tourism

A Humanities Startup Workshop run by the University of Newcastle’s Centre for 21st Century Humanities in conjunction with Slingshot has assisted in the creation of an ethical consultancy business dedicated to empowering and supporting Asset Based Community Development in Indonesia to alleviate the detrimental effects of the tourism industry, namely water depletion, pollution and land rights.

IRVF successes

Current Staff • 12 Apr 2017

International Visiting Fellowship Scheme now open

Global engagement is a key theme of the NeW Futures Strategic Plan. The International Research Visiting Fellowship scheme, offered by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), provides UON researchers with an opportunity to host an international research scholar of high professional standing and profile for a short-term visit.

Working groups in discussion

News • 11 Apr 2017

Rural suicide prevention on the agenda at Easter Show

In every state in Australia, the rate of suicide among those who live outside the greater capital cities is higher than that for residents that live within them.