The University of Newcastle, Australia

News from UON’s Council

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Read the latest news, updates and decisions from UON’s Council

Council Members tour New Space

Following a tour of the NeW Space site, Council members met for the May Council Meeting hearing from the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, and discussing key strategic issues.

To learn about all the decisions, discussions, news and outcomes from the meeting read the latest Council Communique.

At a glance

The Chancellor discussed sector governance, equity of access and the Commonwealth Government’s Higher Education Reform Options Paper, released to coincide with the Commonwealth budget. The Government is welcoming feedback on the paper and UON is preparing key policy priority points as part of this process, which will be agreed in collaboration with our Council and Executive team. You can learn more on this in the Update from the Chancellor.

The Vice-Chancellor discussed the key emerging implications for the sector following the recent budget announcements and detailed UON’s approach to prepare a submission in response to the Higher Education Reform Options Paper. Find out more.

Other strategic discussions and decisions included corporate performance, health and safety, Newcastle Innovation’s progress, the new Political Donations Policy and the Annual Report. Council heard from each Council Committee chair and the latest news from the committees is available here in the 'Committee Conversations'.

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