The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON celebrates Central Coast with partnership

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) is proud to be a partner of a Central Coast initiative that showcases the benefits of belonging to the region’s vibrant and dynamic community.

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The campaign, called This is the Life, aims to showcase the Central Coast as a great place to live, work, play and study, and encourages the community and organisations, such as the UON, to share the local pride.

A collection of stories and a social media push for locals to share photos of their favourite Coast experience or destination, will support the campaign, and features UON Central Coast marine ecology academic, Dr Maria Schrieder, amongst other local identities.

In her story, Dr Schrieder shares how she has found the perfect work/life balance for herself and her family on the Central Coast.

“The field sites where I collect my samples are right on my door step. Everything I need is close to hand and I can still be home at a reasonable hour to spend time with the kids.”

“For more than 25 years the UON has been working with the community to deliver world-class teaching, learning, research and community out-reach on the Central Coast”, said the Dean, Central Coast, Dr Brok Glenn.

“The University of Newcastle is proud to celebrate more than 25 years of belonging to the Central Coast community.  During this time, and through our presence on the Ourimbah Campus, a strong community of more than 12,000 career-ready graduates has flourished, with the campus shaping graduates into key members of our local community – and the world”.

The UON is committed to growing with the Central Coast, and is proud to partner with both government and the community to develop projects such as $72.5 million Central Coast Medical School and Health and Medical Research Institute, in Gosford.

To read more of Dr Schrieder’s story visit

To find out more about #thisisthelife campaign visit

  • Leonie Brann
  • Phone: 43484019

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