Yapug on the Central Coast

News • 16 Aug 2021

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students on the Central Coast to gain entry into University

In response to an external review of enabling pathways, a new version of the Yapug enabling pathway program will be delivered for the first time on the Central Coast in 2022. Yapug is a pathway program designed to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to gain knowledge and skills for entry into university while immersing them in Indigenous knowledge, history and culture.

Employability Excellence Awards

News • 12 Nov 2020

Inaugural employability excellence achievers unveiled

The students, staff, businesses and community partners who inspire the University of Newcastle’s reputation for producing work-ready graduates have been recognised in the institution’s inaugural Employability Excellence Awards.

Students walking on campus

News • 20 Oct 2020

New preparation program gives students a hand-UPP

Domestic students transitioning into their undergraduate degree in 2021 will have access to free personalised learning support thanks to an initiative at the University of Newcastle.

Student reading a book in the library at the University of Newcastle

News • 5 May 2020

Building the recovery workforce through short courses

The University of Newcastle has unveiled a suite of short courses to give displaced workers a chance to upskill or reskill and help build a thriving workforce in the post COVID-19 recovery phase.

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News • 10 Jul 2019

National Priority Pool funded research to investigate student perspectives on success

The University of Newcastle has been awarded a second grant in the latest Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program National Priorities Pool (HEPPP NPP) scheme.

News • 4 Jul 2019

Graduates mark 30 years of excellence on the coast

More than 1000 students will celebrate the culmination of their studies on Thursday, as the annual University of Newcastle and TAFE NSW graduation ceremonies at Ourimbah campus take place.

Professor Penny Jane Burke

News • 15 Apr 2019

Research team to develop an International Literature Review on Equity in Higher Education

A research team from University of Newcastle and University of Melbourne have been awarded a grant from the Australian Department of Education and Training, under the HEPPP National Priority Pool scheme, to develop an International Literature Review on Equity in Higher Education. This work will be a significant asset for the Australian field of Equity in Higher Education.

News • 7 Mar 2019

Teaching Innovation Investment Scheme

The DVC(A) is pleased to offer up to ten (10) Teaching Innovation Investments worth up to $5000 each.

Recognition of attainment ceremony

News • 12 Feb 2019

Students reach an education milestone on their pathway to success

More than 100 students are this week set to celebrate the completion of a University of Newcastle pathway program, which has opened the door to their dream of pursuing a university degree.

Kieran Shipp

News • 12 Feb 2019

Ma & Morley scholar on a journey from Dubbo to doctor

Driven by a desire to be a role model for his siblings and give back to his community, Kieran Shipp decided to quit his job and move away from his family to pursue his aspiration of becoming a doctor.

News • 26 Sep 2018

Passport to success, engaging international students

Recognised for its outstanding support of international students, a University of Newcastle initiative has won the NSW International Student Award for community engagement in the education provider category.

the Educator Network

News • 3 Aug 2018

Teaching Innovation Investment Scheme

The Teaching innovation investment Scheme (TI2) enables our university teachers to innovate for the benefit of student success.  These investments seed funding for both innovative teaching activities and the creation of learning objects, as well as action research and evaluation into the success of effective teaching initiatives.


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.