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Turning to our students - May 2018

Turning to our students - May 2018

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

We are now well into the second quarter of the year, and work associated with re-imagining our University into the future has been gaining pace. The framework that underpins this important process is the Education Redesign project. Thanks to the good work of our stream leads and to the contributions from colleagues across the University, we now have a comprehensive Student Journey Map to guide our thinking and focus our efforts on the student experience as we redesign our approaches to our work. The map is complemented by the New Education Framework – approved by Council approved in early 2018 – which details a range of projects that will transform our course and program offerings and the ways in which we enable learning and teaching.

A two year deep dive into gender equity is just the beginning

A two year deep dive into gender equity is just the beginning

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

In late 2015, around the same time as the NeW Futures Strategic Plan was launched, UON was proud to be named among 30 Australian research institutions included in the first tranche of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN pilot.  Our involvement called for a two year deep dive into various data sources to establish a detailed view of our organisation through a gender lens.

Global connections that transform our regions

Global connections that transform our regions

Friday, 27 April 2018

The University of Newcastle holds a strong and proud connection with community. Since our founding days, the community and the institution have been transforming our region and influencing the lives of many, both nationally and as importantly - globally.

No tolerance for harassment

No tolerance for harassment

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Many of you will have seen or heard the media coverage yesterday on inappropriate behaviours including those that can be associated with sexual harassment and assault in Australian universities. This coverage included disturbing footage and images of hazing rituals engaged in by UON students from our college residences - these images were believed to be taken two to three years ago and were circulated widely by the media.

ODP update - the Student Journey

ODP update - the Student Journey

Friday, 1 December 2017

As the year draws to close I am conscious that many of you are wondering how we will be taking forward the learnings that have emerged from the discussions and feedback of the last few months of the second phase of the organisational design project, which has focused on the student experience.

Impressive wins in major grant rounds

Impressive wins in major grant rounds

Monday, 20 November 2017

I am delighted to advise that UON researchers have performed strongly throughout 2017 securing $21.6 million in NHMRC funding and $11.3 million from ARC.

Turning to our students

Turning to our students

Monday, 6 November 2017

Under the banner of Turning to our students, since August a large number of colleagues from across UON have participated in an exploration and analysis of our student-facing professional services. At the heart of this work is a desire to design our organisation to deliver a world class educational experience to students to address the shift in student expectations.

Financial sustainability: a fundamental imperative

Financial sustainability: a fundamental imperative

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

As we move through October, future government funding for the Higher Education sector remains uncertain with the news last week that the proposed legislative changes will not succeed in the Senate.  While we cannot be sure of the scope or scale of future policy changes, we can be absolutely certain that budget savings will remain a focus for the Government.