September 2018


Current Staff • 28 Sep 2018

New FutureLearn partnership to deliver Bachelor of Arts online

Next week, UON and FutureLearn will jointly announce a partnership to deliver our Bachelor of Arts online. This is an important expansion of the University’s long history of flexible delivery.

graduate with professor

News • 27 Sep 2018

Global graduate achieves a health-care first in China

A PhD student graduating today from the University of Newcastle has her sights set on supporting women with breast cancer in China, which accounts for more than ten per cent of cases worldwide.

Leanne Innes, Development Coordinator (Scholarships and Prizes)

Community and Alumni • 27 Sep 2018

Meet the Team - Leanne Innes

Meet Leanne, Development Co-ordinator (Scholarships and Prizes).

Baraya Records' Kat Waria and Jacob Ridgeway

Community and Alumni • 27 Sep 2018

Generosity launches countless careers in music

We don’t know much about the heroine of this story – a little about her family and their love of music – but we do know that her generosity will change the lives of many talented musicians and performing artists whose careers will owe much to Mrs Betty Dobrianskyj.

Dr Rohith Thota, diabetes researcher and recipient of the Neville Eric Sansom Scholarship

Community and Alumni • 27 Sep 2018

Research to stop diabetes in its tracks

Diabetes researcher Dr Rohith Thota understands what a powerful force family can be in the quest to tackle one of the world’s biggest and most costly health problems. The high prevalence of diabetes in his own family and local community provoked his curiosity and set him on a path to pursue his goals through a PhD program as a recipient of the Neville Eric Sansom Scholarship.

News • 27 Sep 2018

Graduating with an edge on employment outcomes

More than 1,050 students will mark the completion of their studies at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan Campus graduation ceremonies this week.

Rob Taylor

News • 27 Sep 2018

Music producer mixes postgraduate research with career change

A highly acclaimed Australian music producer with more than two decades experience in the industry says undertaking postgraduate research at the University of Newcastle (UON), on the changing landscape of music production, was a life-changing experience.

Ma and Morley Scholars in China

Community and Alumni • 26 Sep 2018

Ma & Morley Scholars given the gift of international context

The historic first cohort of Ma & Morley Scholars visited China for an immersion experience designed to emulate Jack Ma’s life-changing first visit to Newcastle.

Breanna Worth, Shaping Futures Scholarship Recipient

Community and Alumni • 26 Sep 2018

The Long-Distance Journey to Realise Her Dream

For as long as she can remember, Breanna Worth has been moving furniture around her bedroom and coming up with new designs for the family home.

Alex with guitar

News • 26 Sep 2018

Engineering a mechatronics career music to Alex’s ears

A love of technology and a passion for music has launched Alex Fairclough on an exciting trajectory.

Willow Forsyth with her daughter

News • 26 Sep 2018

A sustainable career change for Disaster Resilience graduate

After working in the private business sector for more than 30 years, Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development student, Willow Forsyth, said she welcomed the opportunity to diversify her skill set at a world class university.

Cubic partnership with UON

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment • 26 Sep 2018

Partnership with Cubic Defence to support career pathways

Cubic Defence Australia is partnering with the University of Newcastle on training and career pathways for simulation.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.