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Black Lives Matter March

News • 26 Jan 2021

OPINION: Looking Forward, Looking Back

My grandparents were big fans of Slim Dusty. I remember as a kid, sitting in the back of their old brown Toyota while Slim’s voice crackled over the tape player.

Female smiling

News • 14 Dec 2020

Indigenous scholarships inspire new career paths

The University is honoured to announce the establishment of four new Indigenous scholarships, made possible by the partnerships and support of Port of Newcastle, The Vonwiller Foundation, BMG Australia and Moray & Agnew.

Professor John Maynard looking seriously at the camera

News • 10 Nov 2020

Always Was, Always Will Be Aboriginal Land: 2020 NAIDOC Lecture

Western science has pushed the Aboriginal presence back to a staggering 65,000 years, recognising that Aboriginal people carry the longest cultural memory known to humankind.

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.

Women standing with arms cross

News • 13 Oct 2020

Women in STEMM

Dr Michelle Bovill on her unintentional research career.

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.

Profile image of Jake MacDonald

News • 24 Sep 2020

Learning from home has new meaning

OPINION: By Jake MacDonald, proud Ngarabal man and Indigenous Executive Support and Engagement Officer at the University of Newcastle

Medical student in a practical class

News • 15 Sep 2020

Indigenous medical students admitted through innovative program

Having helped train more than 100 Indigenous doctors, the University of Newcastle’s Thurru Indigenous Health Unit is recruiting for its next intake of aspiring doctors.

New Scholarship for Indigenous Law Students

News • 14 Sep 2020

New Scholarship For Indigenous Law Students

A new scholarship to help Indigenous students realise their ambition to study law has been launched thanks to the generous support of the Newcastle Bar Association.

Proud Gadigal Guringai man Luka Bungaree

News • 14 Sep 2020

First LGBTQIA+ Shaping Futures Scholar Announced

Proud Gadigal Guringai man Luka Bungaree is in his second year of a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Criminology and is the first recipient of the LGBTQIA+ Shaping Futures Scholarship which aims to improve access to higher education for disadvantaged students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer, plus other diverse orientations and gender identities. We are very grateful to all the generous staff, students and community members who have helped launch this scholarship.

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.

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.

Events

LALS In Conversation

Event • 23 Mar 2021 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

In Conversation with Dr Alan Finkel AO

Join Dr Alan Finkel AO, for the first Looking Ahead In Conversation for 2021, as his public address helps the audience to understand the vast opportunities available through low emissions technology.

Looking Ahead Lecture Series

Event • 21 Apr 2021 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Building Resilience

Join Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW, and Lord Mayor Cr Nuatali Nelmes and their panel of experts as they discuss sustainable development issues, design and policy directions both within our direct communities and in our neighbouring regions - locally and globally.

Illustration of a bee

Event • 10 Feb 2021 - 24 Mar 2021

Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration

Learn how to see and draw nature like an illustrator. Build observational and visual interpretation skills in an interactive and enjoyable way.

Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals. Image of Professor Clare Collins

Event • 17 Feb 2021 - 10 Mar 2021

Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key Concepts

If you are a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional looking to improve your knowledge of the role of nutrition communication in chronic disease prevention and management, this course is for you.

Modern Monetary Theory

Event • 3 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

Modern Monetary Theory: Economics for the 21st Century

Demystify macroeconomic principles and terminology and discover how Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) provides explanations for some of the world's most troubling financial concerns.

Associate Professor Tracy Burrows

Event • 10 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Applying skills

This course builds on our previous course, Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key concepts, and has a strong focus on developing and applying skills in brief nutrition-related communication of key messages.

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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.