Strategic priorities


Students graduating today can be expected to have multiple careers. Work-ready students need a range of flexible and transferable skills that will enable them to work collaboratively across professions and transition between careers. Our students will graduate with a clear understanding of their value and skills, knowledge and capabilities to prepare them for life.

Healthy and well

Affirming programs that equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to support and prioritise their safety and wellbeing will be essential in producing graduates who are able to connect and support themselves and their communities.


Our students will have a deep cultural awareness, a commitment to social, ethical and sustainable practices and an eagerness to contribute to the community.

They will be advocates for our University and see us as supporting their lifelong educational journey.

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.