father, mother and daughters at graduation

News • 14 Dec 2020

A graduation like no other

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

Shuang Zhang

News • 9 Dec 2020

Shuang Zhang named ELICOS NSW International Student of the Year

University of Newcastle postgraduate student Shuang Zhang is the 2020 ELICOS NSW International Student of the Year.

students testing project

News • 26 Nov 2020

University of Newcastle and ARTC on track to boost STEM participation in regional communities

More than 7500 high school students in regional areas are set to benefit from a unique STEM partnership announced today between the Inland Rail Skills Academy and the University of Newcastle.

Alumni Excellence Awards

News • 17 Nov 2020

Trailblazers celebrated in 2020 Alumni Excellence Awards

A world-leading researcher and advocate for Indigenous health, a 'match-maker’ for species conservationists, a 'Power 50' in the Australian music industry and the co-host of Australia’s first all Indigenous breakfast show are among the 2020 University of Newcastle Alumni Excellence recipients.

Employability Excellence Awards

News • 12 Nov 2020

Inaugural employability excellence achievers unveiled

The students, staff, businesses and community partners who inspire the University of Newcastle’s reputation for producing work-ready graduates have been recognised in the institution’s inaugural Employability Excellence Awards.

News • 10 Nov 2020

Have a Hometown Holiday to support the Newcastle tourism industry

A new initiative aimed at boosting tourism in Newcastle will launch on Thursday.

News • 5 Nov 2020

Uni backs promising ideas to buzz off mozzies

From a deodorant that repels mosquitoes  to engineering a trap that disrupts mosquito breeding, nine innovative projects were awarded and have shared $45,000 in funding in the University of Newcastle's 2020 Grand Challenge.

Women standing with arms cross

News • 13 Oct 2020

Women in STEMM

Dr Michelle Bovill on her unintentional research career.

Edgeworth Heights Public School students on Zoom call with Penpal

Featured story • 30 Sep 2020

COVID PenPal program nurtures unexpected iso friendships

A unique bond between kindy kids and aged care residents in the NSW Hunter region has culminated in a heart-warming musical meeting after months of written letters back and forth during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Innovative Projects Deliver Positive Change

News • 14 Sep 2020

Innovative Projects Deliver Positive Change

out(fit), the volunteer collective from the University of Newcastle School of Architecture and Built Environment has been awarded a Landscape Architecture Award for Community Contribution and a Regional Achievement Award in the 2020 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW Awards.

New Scholarship for Indigenous Law Students

News • 14 Sep 2020

New Scholarship For Indigenous Law Students

A new scholarship to help Indigenous students realise their ambition to study law has been launched thanks to the generous support of the Newcastle Bar Association.

Proud Gadigal Guringai man Luka Bungaree

News • 14 Sep 2020

First LGBTQIA+ Shaping Futures Scholar Announced

Proud Gadigal Guringai man Luka Bungaree is in his second year of a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Criminology and is the first recipient of the LGBTQIA+ Shaping Futures Scholarship which aims to improve access to higher education for disadvantaged students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer, plus other diverse orientations and gender identities. We are very grateful to all the generous staff, students and community members who have helped launch this scholarship.