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Children's University Australia Director visits UON

Children's University Australia Director visits UON

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Director of Children's University Australia, Kiri Hagenus, visited the University of Newcastle (UON) earlier this month to touch base with the Newcastle program and team.


Changes to HEPPP

Changes to HEPPP

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Department of Education has recently announced changes to the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP), including the National Priorities Pool Scheme (NPP).


Programs that prepare students for university study may no longer be free

Programs that prepare students for university study may no longer be free

Friday, 19 May 2017

For the first time, students may have to pay up to A$3271 for “enabling” courses, designed to prepare students for university study.


Reflections from visiting scholar Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau

Reflections from visiting scholar Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Renowned scholar in gender and education, Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau, visited the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE) in April. During her time at the University of Newcastle (UON), she delivered a public seminar exploring how universities and other institutions can better suppor


University deadlines affecting student engagement

University deadlines affecting student engagement

Friday, 28 April 2017

A new report shows many equity students in higher education are challenged by institutional expectations about time, with time management impacted by the competing imperatives of study, work and personal commitments.


Changes to the Australian Citizenship test may impact refugees

Changes to the Australian Citizenship test may impact refugees

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Dr Sally Baker and Dr Rachel Burke explore how proposed changes to the Australian Citizenship test are likely to further disadvantage refugees.


Staff spotlight on: Dr Anna Bennett

Staff spotlight on: Dr Anna Bennett

Sunday, 23 April 2017

At the beginning of this year, Dr Anna Bennett was appointed Head of Research Engagement and Development within the English, Language and Foundation Studies Centre (ELFSC) at the University of Newcastle (UON), which has a rich history of programs that have provided 40,000 students with access to ena


Call for papers

Call for papers

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Teaching in Higher Education is calling for submissions to be included in the next special issue: Gender, Post-truth Populism and Higher Education Pedagogies.


Visiting Scholar: Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau

Visiting Scholar: Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Experiences of staff and students with caring responsibilities will be investigated later this month when Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau visits the University of Newcastle (UON).


New guidelines on improving online retention

New guidelines on improving online retention

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

New research and comprehensive guidelines for improving student outcomes in online learning is now available to access.


Dubbo receives AVID program in a digital first

Dubbo receives AVID program in a digital first

Monday, 27 February 2017

The University of Newcastle (UON) will conduct the first-ever distance video link tutorials with students in Dubbo tomorrow to deliver a program that encourages success in school and beyond.


Exploring the equity story in South Africa

Exploring the equity story in South Africa

Friday, 17 February 2017

Dr Sally Baker shares her experience of recently visiting Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa to work with Extended Curriculum Program (ECP) practitioners.


Award winning film to address domestic violence

Award winning film to address domestic violence

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) has invited local organisations to attend the screening of an award winning short film this White Ribbon Day to explore the role that higher education can play in furthering national discussions on the issue of domestic and family violence.


Students plug in to Digital Days Out

Students plug in to Digital Days Out

Friday, 28 October 2016

Earlier this month, a large number Year 6 students plus family members and educators participated in the Digital Days Out (DDO) program that explored the notion of computational thinking and future educational opportunity through analog and digital challenges.


Regional students to benefit from UON grant success

Regional students to benefit from UON grant success

Monday, 17 October 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) has been awarded six Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) National Priorities Pool (NPP) grants, to improve tertiary education pathways and success for students in regional and remote areas of Australia.