The University of Newcastle, Australia

August 2018

Fathers Day

News • 31 Aug 2018

Helping dads cope with postnatal depression

Father’s Day on Sunday is meant to be joyful but may also be an emotional time for as many as one in 10 new dads who experience postnatal depression.

Professor Paul Dastoor with solar field

News • 29 Aug 2018

Electric partnership powers energy innovation

With Australia’s energy crisis dominating news headlines, a powerful new industry-research collaboration is signaling the emergence of a new renewable energy market – organic printed solar.

Let's Talk Rural Mental Health

News • 29 Aug 2018

Rural Mental Health podcast creates positive waves

A podcast series designed to encourage rural communities talk about mental health has been recognised for its impact.

Nikki Stamp

Current Staff • 28 Aug 2018

Community responds to challenging stereotypes

The celebration of 40 Years of Medicine at UON will continue on 5 September with a sold out keynote lecture by cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp.


Current Staff • 28 Aug 2018

A Blueprint for a Global Future officially launched

In recent years, the University of Newcastle has strengthened its modern identity as a truly global university. We've climbed major world rankings, and not only welcomed more international staff and students than ever before, but welcomed back more local staff and students from life-changing experiences abroad. It is a success to be proud of, but also a foundation for even greater things to come.

3 Minute Thesis winners

News • 27 Aug 2018

A new APProach to nutrition education in pregnancy wins 3MT competition

Condensing months of research work into a three minute explainer, some of the University’s brightest rising research stars competed for first place at the 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final, held last Friday.

new engineering degrees

News • 27 Aug 2018

Jobs of the future to stem from new aerospace and renewable energy degrees

Australia’s future aerospace and renewable energy engineers are set to emerge from the Hunter following the launch of two brand new degrees at the University of Newcastle (UON).

Gel capsules

Current Staff • 25 Aug 2018

Cross campus pharmacy service

Did you know the Callaghan Pharmacy can service staff at NUspace, Ourimbah and HMRI?


Current Staff • 25 Aug 2018

Jobs on campus

The best way to engage a student in an employability workshop is by offering a job as an incentive. The Jobs on Campus  Program (JOC) does this by helping staff to recruit students to work in campus roles.

UON's Emily Fuller and Louise Rak with Minister Pru Goward

Current Staff • 22 Aug 2018

Innovation award for Live Learn Grow Program

On Tuesday 21 August, the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies awarded UON's Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE) with the 2018 ACWA Innovation Award for the Live Learn Grow Program.

News • 22 Aug 2018

‘Water from thin air’ recognised for industry innovation

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi has been recognised for innovation in the water industry, receiving a Hunter Water Night of Innovation Gala award for his ‘water from thin air’ project.