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News • 24 Aug 2021

Celebrating Pride online

The 5th annual University of Newcastle Pride kicks off this week with celebrations running through to Wear it Purple Day on Friday 27 August. While we can’t be on campus to raise the flag, we hope you'll take the opportunity to mark Pride online.

Heath Johns, Managing director BMG Australia and New Zealand

News • 1 Dec 2020

BMG and University of Newcastle to launch Australian-first Indigenous scholarship program to inspire a new generation of music executives

Global music company BMG has expanded on its successful partnership with the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries in the Faculty of Education and Arts to launch its first round of Indigenous scholarships, creating more pathways to employment for the next generation of students.

Clock tower lit up orange

News • 20 Nov 2020

EVENT: Newcastle turns orange to challenge violence against women

Civic Park and the University of Newcastle’s NUspace building will light up orange on 25 November as Novocastrians join the international community to confront violence against women in our communities.

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News • 20 Nov 2020

New scholarship aims to remove barriers facing Indigenous researchers

To help address some of the barriers facing Indigenous researchers, the University of Newcastle has launched a new scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD candidates.

Associate Professor Kathleen Butler outside the Wollotuka Institute

News • 9 Nov 2020

The values of NAIDOC shouldn’t be confined to one week only

By Associate Professor Kathleen Butler, a proud Bundjalung and Worimi woman and Head of the Wollotuka Institute of Indigenous Research and Education at the University of Newcastle.

Staff and students walking the rainbow crossing

News • 13 Oct 2020

Rainbow pedestrian crossing signifies University’s commitment to diversity

The University of Newcastle believes in a “show don’t tell” principle in our commitments to community and equity. That’s why, as part of the University of Newcastle’s Pride Week 2020, a permanent rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing will today be unveiled on the Callaghan campus in front of the Chancellery building.

Seven female academics talking around a table

News • 2 Sep 2020

University of Newcastle signs Joint Statement on gender and COVID-19

Without conscious action to address the gendered impacts of COVID-19, the pandemic threatens to derail the tertiary education sector’s decades-long effort to advance gender equity, a Joint Sector Position Statement warns.

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.

Black Lives Matter flag held high

News • 21 Aug 2020

Black Lives Matter statement

As part of its core value of equity, the University of Newcastle is committed to social justice, human rights and the process of reconciliation. One aspect of this commitment is formally endorsing, valuing and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and knowledges.

News • 4 Aug 2020

The University of Newcastle achieves ‘best practice’ as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

The University of Newcastle is marking World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August) by celebrating its accreditation as a ‘best practice’ Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace (BFW).

News • 22 Jul 2020

New pathway will boost access and equity for aspiring Medicine students

A ground-breaking opportunity was announced today by the University of Newcastle for students who have overcome major life challenges to study Medicine.

Portrait of Professor Jenny Bowman

News • 3 Jul 2020

NHMRC funding set to address inequity faced by people with mental health conditions

Building the capacity of community mental health services to provide preventive care to people with a mental health condition will be the focus of a three-year project led by researchers at the University of Newcastle.


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.