Community engagement

Our Student Recruitment team continuously engages with the wider community to encourage more of our mob to study at the University of Newcastle.

Our team have established a strong relationship with many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations within the local community, which enables us to deliver information about studying – at any level – at the University.

Our team works tirelessly with many community organisations such as neighbourhood centres, youth groups and mental health organisations. Through these partnerships, we are able to embed the possibility of the University as an option for our community.

We deliver a message of empowerment that can be achieved through tertiary studies at the University, whether you're starting, advancing or changing your career.

Our collaboration is a way to empower our community to succeed in a diverse society.


Our strong partnership with TAFE NSW, allow us to support you through the transition from TAFE to university, after completing a Certificate IV or a Diploma as these are considered direct entry options. We understand the transition to higher education can be difficult and therefore assist and support students through this process.

Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECGs)

AECGs is an important educational and training advisory group for Aboriginal education within the NSW Department of Education.

Our partnership with the local AECGs around the Newcastle and Central Coast region is integral for schools, students, parents and community in receiving information relating to the University.

Many stakeholders within AECGs can deliver opportunities to future students and we provide them with advice and options of entry into university.

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.