The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 18 Mar 2020

Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025

University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Alex Zelinsky officially launched the Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 to University staff today.

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News • 16 Mar 2020

Arming students with the skills to tackle ‘wicked’ issues

As an inaugural recipient of a DVC(A) Merit List Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Senior Lecturer in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Dr Bonnie McBain, shares how she is arming her students with the skills for tackling the big challenges of our time.

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News • 5 Mar 2020

Writing Program for equity practitioners in full swing

In February this year we held the first National Writing Program for Equity and Widening Practitioners Workshop of 2020. Participants travelled to UON's Sydney Campus from around Australia (including from Perth, Townsville and Cooma) for 3 days of reading, discussion and writing. They will soon be connected with experienced researchers in the field, who will support and mentor them as they develop research projects toward publication. Alongside launching the 2020 program, we are excited to bring together papers from the 2019 participants (pictured) in a Special Issue of the International Studies in Widening Participation Journal.

News • 28 Feb 2020

Game-changer: How one researcher is using his experience to train the next generation of Police Officers

When Andrew Seyderhelm left his job as a video game developer, he never imagined years later he would be using his skills to help train recruits for the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

STAMP participants at Fiji National University with the FNU Vice Chancellor and FNU mobility students

News • 27 Feb 2020

Study tour helps academics walk in students’ shoes

Global mobility programs are increasingly an invaluable component to university students’ study experience. Our University runs approximately 60 mobility programs across all five faculties.

News • 25 Feb 2020

University recognised for ongoing efforts to achieve gender equality

The University of Newcastle has again been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.  This is the sixth consecutive year the University has been recognised by the Workplace for Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for progress in areas such as leadership, flexible working, preventing harassment and discrimination and targets for improving gender equality outcomes.

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News • 24 Feb 2020

Trade law researcher awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarship

Professor Lisa Toohey has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to further her research abroad. Professor Toohey’s research investigates the changing political dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, and the impact they are having on the relations between Australia and the United States.

Welcome to the Library

News • 12 Feb 2020

The Library welcomes all students

Welcome to University and welcome to the Library.

News • 11 Feb 2020

Nurturing the next generation of women in STEMM

Science and gender equity are taking equal precedence across the world today, as support mobilises for the United Nation’s 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

News • 10 Feb 2020

ICT graduates key to future-proofing the economy

As an inaugural recipient of a DVC(A) Merit List Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Associate Professor in Computing and Information Technology, Dr Marc Adam shares his views on the importance of lifelong learning.

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News • 5 Feb 2020

Compulsory attendance in 2020

From Semester 1 2020, we are introducing a compulsory 80% attendance requirement at small group tutorials, laboratory sessions and seminars for all first year students in 1000 level courses. Lectures and online learning sessions are NOT included. This applies to Callaghan, Ourimbah and Newcastle City campuses.

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News • 31 Jan 2020

2020 Australia Day Honours

The University is incredibly proud to acknowledge the contributions of its esteemed affiliates in the 2020 Australia Day Honours.