Students walking in a bush setting at Callaghan campus

News • 25 Jan 2022

Offers of study bring positive start to 2022 for students

More than 2600 future students have received an offer to study at the University of Newcastle as the institution’s main round offers are released.

Three PhD Graduates outside the Great Hall

News • 13 Dec 2021

Graduates ready to change the world

Students from across the University of Newcastle will mark the culmination of their studies at the institution’s Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

Two people walking on the beach

News • 7 Dec 2021

NUmates wins Excellence in Student Engagement award

The University's NUmates program has been recognised for fostering an amazing student experience, taking out the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Award for Excellence in Student Engagement.

Student with pink hair sitting at a desk with laptop and coffee

Featured story • 16 Nov 2021

How to become more job-ready with soft skills

Take a moment to ponder this: “How job-ready are you?” There is a divide between how ‘job-ready’ organisations view candidates as being, and how job-ready those candidates view themselves as being.

Shaun Nay, Erich Kisi, Mark Copus and Dominic McAtamney holding MGA Thermal bricks

News • 12 Nov 2021

MGA Thermal wins AFR Higher Education Award for research commercialisation

MGA Thermal, a spin-out company of our University, has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Research Commercialisation award from the 2021 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards.

Students in a classroom at the City Campus

News • 4 May 2021

Scholarships to boost academic careers for 132 PhD students

The University of Newcastle today recognised the recipients of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Training Priority Scheme, aimed at providing a pathway for Honours students to undertake a PhD and gain teaching skills to enhance their academic career prospects.

students walking together on campus

News • 21 Apr 2021

University of Newcastle named the leading university partner for a better world

The University of Newcastle, Australia has been named #1 in the world for partnering for a more sustainable future in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.

Student with high density apartment buildings in Hong Kong

News • 2 Mar 2021

Students to strengthen Australia’s ties with Indo-Pacific through cultural immersion program

The University of Newcastle has been awarded $2.59m to provide students an opportunity to participate in innovative Indo-Pacific cultural experiences.

Students arriving at University for the first time

News • 15 Feb 2021

Back to Uni for Newcastle students and it’s ‘COVID new normal’

As part of Orientation or ‘O’ Week celebrations, the University of Newcastle will welcome new students to its campuses via a series of welcome addresses, campus tours, demonstrations and social gatherings, commencing today.

Postgraduate student with laptop

Featured story • 3 Nov 2020

Skills and job trends now and into the future

We find ourselves in the aftermath of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which wreaked havoc on the Australian economy. Although the unemployment rate peaked in July 2020, job security is still at an all-time low.

Postgraduate student working on laptop in cafe

Featured story • 2 Nov 2020

5 ways to future-proof yourself in a recession

The hospitality and arts sectors have been heavily impacted by COVID-19 over the majority of 2020. How this will play out in the future is yet to be determined. However, the demand for graduates in most other professions has now rebounded to roughly what it originally was pre-COVID.

Two postgraduate students walking and talking

Featured story • 2 Nov 2020

How to boost your employability during the COVID-19 pandemic 

In early April 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in 700,000 people losing their jobs in one week during one of the most savage job market downturns in Australian history.


The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.