The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 2 Sep 2020

An intriguing donation allowing students to preserve an important piece of history

A collection of intriguing fraternal society memorabilia – the largest of its kind in Australia – has been donated to the University of Newcastle, shedding a unique light on history dating back to 1829.

image of lead researcher

News • 1 Sep 2020

Public organisations that manage complaints well reap the rewards, new research finds

For the first time, public sector organisations can now measure the social returns on complaint handling, revealing the holistic value of effective customer care. New research, conducted for the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP) Australia by the University of Newcastle, has found that for every dollar that a public organisation spends on effectively handling complaints, the organisation can reap up to a $5 return on investment (ROI).

student, Gabby, sitting at NUSpace

News • 28 Aug 2020

Transformative early entry into Law supports people from a refugee background

As a driving force for equity in higher education, the University of Newcastle has launched Australia’s first scheme to offer people from a refugee background the opportunity to gain early entry to study Law.

Photo on set in a bookstore

News • 27 Aug 2020

University lecturer’s film to premier at international Film Festival

Shot in some of the world’s most beautiful bookstores on location in France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, The Netherlands, Germany, Romania, Hungary and Australia, a new feature film by the University of Newcastle’s Dr Stuart McBratney, Don’t Read This on a Plane, will premiere at the Dances with Films festival in Los Angeles on 29 August 2020.

John Fischetti with student in front of Callaghan College

News • 26 Aug 2020

Silver lining for COVID-19 affected HSC students

In a year that delivered sudden and dramatic disruption for students at all levels, local year 12 and University of Newcastle students have found a silver lining, participating in a clever initiative aimed at reversing COVID-19 chaos.

News • 26 Aug 2020

First look inside Central Coast’s future of health education and clinical research

Take a sneak peek into the new $72.5 million Central Coast Research Institute (CCRI) and University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School (UONCCCS) with new vision been made publicly available today.

Professor Robert Melchers

News • 26 Aug 2020

Predicting the lifespan of metallic left-overs in the ocean

Steel pipes, sunken ships, discarded weaponry and other decommissioned infrastructure corroding on the ocean floor are the subject of a new research project at the University of Newcastle.

Image of a wind Turbine

News • 24 Aug 2020

Survey seeks answers to understand our energy future

What does Australia’s energy future look like?What do Australians want it to look like?

Demonstration as part of the Smart Science Show

News • 20 Aug 2020

Science in Practice 2020

WHAT: Science in Practice event as part of National Science WeekWHEN: Saturday 22 August, 10.00am – 2.00pmWHERE: Virtual – all online events are here

Associate Professor Ron Boyd on Nobby's beach with headland in background

News • 17 Aug 2020

Launch of Newcastle Geotrail to celebrate National Science Week

The amazing geology of Newcastle’s coastline is on display for science enthusiasts and nature lovers with the launch of a new digital geotrail during National Science Week.

News • 14 Aug 2020

Recognising the hazardous effects of ‘pre-loading’ with alcohol

Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health (ALSWH) has revealed the significant risks associated with pre-loading with alcohol.

News • 14 Aug 2020

University of Newcastle says farewell and congratulations to Professor Kevin Hall

The University of Newcastle takes pride in announcing today that Professor Kevin Hall, will be leaving the University in November to take up the distinguished post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Victoria, Canada.

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