The University of Newcastle is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing support initiatives for people across our regions and the country. This includes new services and support, research, innovation and expertise – read about just some of these activities below.
News • 11 Jun 2021
Statement from Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky AO on the safe return of international students to Newcastle
News • 19 Apr 2021
One of the largest crowd-sourced public health surveillance systems in the world, known for detecting the spread of influenza, has revealed the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted the 2020 flu season.
News • 20 Nov 2020
The University of Newcastle‘s ‘COVID-19 equipment shortage’ team has won a national higher education award for its remarkable contribution to the Australian community.
News • 10 Nov 2020
A new initiative aimed at boosting tourism in Newcastle will launch on Thursday.
Featured story • 3 Nov 2020
We find ourselves in the aftermath of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which wreaked havoc on the Australian economy. Although the unemployment rate peaked in July 2020, job security is still at an all-time low.
Featured story • 2 Nov 2020
The hospitality and arts sectors have been heavily impacted by COVID-19 over the majority of 2020. How this will play out in the future is yet to be determined. However, the demand for graduates in most other professions has now rebounded to roughly what it originally was pre-COVID.
Featured story • 2 Nov 2020
In early April 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in 700,000 people losing their jobs in one week during one of the most savage job market downturns in Australian history.
News • 20 Oct 2020
Domestic students transitioning into their undergraduate degree in 2021 will have access to free personalised learning support thanks to an initiative at the University of Newcastle.
News • 12 Oct 2020
There is no doubt COVID-19 has burdened healthcare systems across the world but what can be learnt from this?
Featured story • 30 Sep 2020
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.
News • 22 Sep 2020
Join Professor Paul Dastoor and an expert panel as they explore the environmental reprieve that was one of the unexpected early outcomes of COVID-19.
News • 2 Sep 2020
Without conscious action to address the gendered impacts of COVID-19, the pandemic threatens to derail the tertiary education sector’s decades-long effort to advance gender equity, a Joint Sector Position Statement warns.
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.