The University of Newcastle, Australia

Annual Report wins Gold

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Our Annual Report wins Gold as UON becomes one of only two universities to reach the ARA’s exacting standards.

UON accepts ARA award

The Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA), recently announced in Melbourne, provide an opportunity for government agencies, corporate and not-for-profit organisations to benchmark their annual report against the best in the business.

Deputy University Secretary, Kim Davis, commented on the Gold award win.

“A huge vote of thanks goes to key stakeholders from across the University who collaborated on this project.

“Receiving a Gold award from the ARA is a tremendous achievement. We understand that we are one of only two Universities to receive Gold since the ARA awards were established in 1950.”

To receive a Gold award, a report must satisfy ARA criteria and global best practice across disclosure, creative communication and stakeholder engagement. Feedback from the judging panel highlighted the strength of our evidence-based reporting:

“The report provides excellent introductory summaries; a comprehensive review of operations; good exception reporting; and strong evidence of the University’s planning and prioritisation.”

Publishing our Annual Report marks an important compliance milestone for the University, providing an overview of our financial, strategic and operational performance as well as celebrating the local and global achievements of our students and staff.

Our current Annual Report for 2016 can be viewed here.

Pictured L-R: ARA Chairman, Suresh Cuganesan, UON’s Deputy University Secretary, Kim Davis,  UON Governance Project Manager, Mary Henry and ARA Director and Chair of the Awards Committee, Stephen Varady.


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