Our alumni have remarkable stories to tell about their time at the University of Newcastle, as well as their journeys after graduation. Find out where our alumni are now and how they look back on their University of Newcastle experience.
Dr. Kristopher (Kris) Rallah-Baker FRANZCO, a Yuggera/Biri-Gubba-Juru man, is Australia’s first Indigenous Ophthalmologist. He works closely with Indigenous communities by providing quality eye health care that they may not otherwise receive.
Jasmine Craciun is a proud Barkindji, Malyangapa woman who’s grown up in Newcastle. Craciun has always had a love of art and design and she graduated with distinction from a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design at The University of Newcastle in 2018. Craciun prides herself on designing for today’s diverse audience and understanding what is needed to communicate with unique groups of people. She believes design should be used to enact change.
Shahni Wellington proud Jerrinja woman of the Wandi Wandian people. She is an active member of the Darkinjung community on the Central Coast and has done outstanding work in her field of journalism, as the political correspondent and now senior presenter and journalist for National Indigenous Television (NITV).
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.