Initiatives

Key initiatives

Reposition existing estate

To ensure our campuses are purpose-driven, we will target investment in a smart and sustainable way. We will drive a refurbishment program focused on repurposing our existing environments to align with our four Engagement Priorities, and new ways of working, teaching and learning.

New partners, new uses

We will rethink the role our campuses play, identify new partners and create new uses for our campuses that are civic-minded and attract new populations. With our new development partners and enterprise collocation, we will have greater connection and interaction with our communities, industry partners and stakeholders, driving Work Integrated Learning opportunities and creating multidisciplinary research opportunities which transition to our partners.

Digital excellence

We will offer a personalised and seamless experience across our digital environment through developing an ecosystem of digital platforms that enable us to create a deep and rich learning experience that is open and accessible at any time. These platforms will open up our research capabilities, and enable sophisticated analytics to support strategic decision making.

Places to live, learn, work and play

We will leverage our environments to deliver a multi-dimensional service that focuses on wellbeing and creating vibrant, connected communities, supported by digital social connections. We will create a feeling of connectedness to our University by providing reasons for students and the community to continually engage with us, physically and digitally. We will combine smart, personalised and inspiring experiences with a world-class program of events that create vibrant connected communities. We will pilot and scale a set of physical and digital solutions that enable collaboration and enhance staff experience.

Campus accessibility

Integral to the overall experience is how well we facilitate the movement within and between our campuses. Each campus has its own set of needs that require tailored responses. Across all campuses we can deliver smart solutions to optimise and personalise the travel and transport experience. We will work with government and industry partners to explore opportunities to connect our Callaghan campus with our region in a way that hasn't existed before, through the creation of a regional transport hub.

Sustainable campuses

In response to our communities' voice, we will build on our Environmental Sustainability Plan. We will implement environmental initiatives that work towards carbon neutrality, zero waste and leading water recycling strategies. Through our research, education and campus management strategies, we will lead our regions to a more sustainable future.

Progress

Hunter Region’s premier aquatic facility makes a splash at official reopening

Hunter Region’s premier aquatic facility makes a splash at official reopening

The region’s premier swimming and aquatic facility reopened today, much to the delight of athletes, recreational swimmers, families, students, and the broader community.

University of Newcastle unveils its future for creative studies, innovation and entrepreneurship at Honeysuckle

University of Newcastle unveils its future for creative studies, innovation and entrepreneurship at Honeysuckle

The University of Newcastle will soon welcome the region’s next generation of creative artists, songwriters, animators and innovators to its Honeysuckle City Campus site - with the handover of keys on the Q Building project this week.

Major milestone for Honeysuckle campus as sustainable build “tops out”

Major milestone for Honeysuckle campus as sustainable build “tops out”

The University of Newcastle’s first stage of its Honeysuckle City campus hit a major milestone today with the Stage 1A building ‘topping out’ and on track to be the first 6-star Green Star building for sustainable development in regional NSW.

International recognition for University’s green initiatives

International recognition for University’s green initiatives

The University of Newcastle has been awarded three of the eight 2020 Australasian ‘Green Gown Awards’ in the categories of Climate Action, Benefiting Society and Student Engagement.

Students given the creative lead to reimagine uni campuses

Students given the creative lead to reimagine uni campuses

The University of Newcastle has today announced the winning team and installation in its recently completed Design-a-Place Marker competition.

First look inside Central Coast’s future of health education and clinical research

First look inside Central Coast’s future of health education and clinical research

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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.