From the VC's Desk

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Recognising excellence and impact

Recognising excellence and impact

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

With Professor Zelinsky starting at UON on 19 November, this will be my last fortnight as Acting Vice-Chancellor and, I must say, it is certainly ending on a high note.

Top in state for social equity

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

I am delighted to share with you that the Good Universities Guide 2019, released this week, has given the University of Newcastle five stars for overall student experience and has placed us as the number one university in NSW for social equity.

Role models matter

Friday, 10 August 2018

During my time at UON, I have worked hard to address gender inequality. We have made progress, certainly, but there remains more to do and the current environment demands that we push for the acceleration of progress.

The Fellow, a Birthday, the Budget and some Wedding…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Any VC’s email inbox has to bear a heavy load, which really no self-respecting inbox should be asked to endure. An average day brings myriad media alerts with equal and opposite views on the merits of the Federal Budget, news from UON staff working in time zones across the world, the inevitable financial documents, invitations to conferences… not to mention that invite to some wedding in England...

A very UON Christmas

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Twas the week before Christmas, and across UON,
The year’s flurry and bustle drew close to the end

Transitions and timing

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

November is suddenly upon us and as crisp springtime mornings give way to long summer evenings, and the mosquitoes begin to emerge in earnest from the gum trees, it is a good time to reflect on the year that has been and what lies over the horizon.

All things being equal

Friday, 29 September 2017

Sometimes there are national conversations about equality where it is both surprising and disheartening that there is a need to have such conversations in 2017.

Reminder: Same-sex marriage postal survey

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Dear UON students and staff,