Professor Alex Zelinsky and Port of Newcastle CEO Craig Carmody in front of Newcastle harbour

News • 22 Oct 2021

University and Port to strengthen region’s future

The Hunter region’s growth, economic diversification and social cohesion are at the heart of a Memorandum of Understanding signed today between the University of Newcastle and Port of Newcastle.

Start it Up Square

News • 27 Sep 2021

Start It Up Pitch Competition winners announced

The University's 2021 Start It Up Pitch Competition took place online on Tuesday last week and saw five entrepreneurial student finalists pitch to a panel of esteemed judges.

A digital design of the planned Alumni House building

News • 20 Sep 2021

A place for connection, conversation and celebration

Congratulations to the winners of the Alumni House design competition Durbach Block Jaggers Architects teaming up with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture, Cox Inall Ridgeway, Surface Design and Northrop! The team have developed this truly inspiring concept that, when built, will be an exceptional home for our global alumni and wider community and an iconic landmark within the Newcastle CBD.

Georgia thanks donors for making a difference in her life as a scholarship recipient

News • 20 Sep 2021

Donor's collective generosity brings big impact

Our Mid-Year Shaping Futures Scholarship Appeal saw an overwhelming response from our staff, alumni and community who collectively and very generously donated over $150,000!

Gifting Day

News • 20 Sep 2021

Gifting Day 2022

It’s a gift to bring together passionate people who make our world a better place.

The board of the Mark Hughes Foundation

News • 20 Sep 2021

Teaming up to tackle brain cancer

The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) has committed $7.5 million to fund a dedicated brain cancer team to drive critical research, education and health care improvements for brain cancer patients and their families.

The late Vera Deacon OAM standing in front of a collection of books at the University's Special Collections office

News • 20 Sep 2021

Vale Vera Deacon: celebrating regional history

Vera Deacon OAM (1926 – 2021) brought Newcastle’s history to life.Vera Deacon left an indelible mark on her beloved city of Newcastle and most certainly the University of Newcastle. Vera tirelessly championed the safeguarding of our region's history and shared her stories and passions with many.

Professor Alan Roberts gives a tour of TUNRA for four recent scholarship recipients

News • 20 Sep 2021

Engineering legend inspires next generation

When alumnus Mr CHOO Heng Thong (Bachelor of Engineering 1977) graduated from the University of Newcastle he had been forever impacted by the leadership and friendship of leading engineering educator Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts AM.

As guests sit around a circle at the launch ceremony of the speech pathology event at Kempsy they are welcomed to be a part of the smoking ceremony

News • 20 Sep 2021

Partnering towards a brighter journey ahead

The Guyati, Garraka wa Witing Speech Pathology Project is a ground-breaking program to address the critical shortage of speech pathology services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in rural NSW.

The late Krista and David in their Royal Australian Air Force uniform

News • 20 Sep 2021

Honouring a lifetime of service

As decorated Royal Australian Air Force personnel, the late couple, wife Krista and husband David Thompson lived their lives in service to others. Their lifetime of giving continues through their decision to leave a gift in their will to support disadvantaged students through the David Thompson Science Scholarship.

The new Kingsley hotel by Crystalbrook in Newcastle lit up at night

News • 20 Sep 2021

New environmental partnership puts waste to work

Turning trash into treasure, a new partnership between the University of Newcastle and Newcastle city’s first five star hotel, Crystalbrook Kingsley, will put students, researchers and waste to work in a bid to drive sustainability in our community and reduce waste in the hospitality industry.

Anne Swan and her family

News • 20 Sep 2021

Why I Give: Anne Swan's Story

“I am a great believer in access to education, especially for women. It can be empowering and transformative. The scholarships offered by the University can make tertiary education a reality, not just a dream, for young women in our region.


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.