Priorities

Strategic priorities

Excellence in our people

In a high-performing institution, our leaders will be inspirational and future-focused. They will drive innovation, engagement and organisational adaptability, supporting staff to be creative, flexible and resourceful. Together we will be responsive to emerging challenges and opportunities for competitive advantage.

Our culture

Guided by our values, we will enhance opportunities for collaboration, inclusion and multidisciplinary education and research. We will find more and better ways for people to share their talents across our University with leadership and mentoring at all levels, including with students. Our workforce will prioritise understanding student needs in order to enhance the student experience and will be leaders in multidisciplinary research that is end-user inspired.

In a safe and healthy workplace

We are committed to developing a culture that strives for continuous improvement in health, safety and wellbeing that embodies strong leadership commitment, high levels of staff and student engagement, and is integrated into – not separate to – business decisions and processes.

The Wellbeing, Health and Safety Strategy 2020 – 2025 supports our journey to a mature safety culture. In adopting a beyond-zero approach to safety management we will be an exemplar in our safety standards, prevention of harm and promotion of wellbeing.

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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.