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Pay it forward: Become a Peer Mentor

Pay it forward: Become a Peer Mentor

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Remember what it was like to start fresh at uni? New students register for the UON Peer Mentor program to have someone guide them through their first weeks at uni.

STEM pilot program a great success

STEM pilot program a great success

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The HunterWiSE 2017 Pilot Program culminated in a final presentation on Wednesday the 1st of November.

2018 promotions announced

2018 promotions announced

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Congratulations to colleagues who have been promoted effective 1 January 2018. From 108 applications received across all levels 82 were successful, including 44 (from 53) women and 38 (from 55) men.

Scholarship boosts career path for project manager

Scholarship boosts career path for project manager

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

IFS Project Manager, Zac Carson has been awarded a scholarship that will see him visit universities in Western Australia to look into what others are doing in the management of university campuses and facilities.

Research helping to reduce alcohol-related violence

Research helping to reduce alcohol-related violence

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

An outstanding behavioural scientist from the University of Newcastle has received a Sax Institute's 2017 Research Action Award, which recognise researchers whose work has made a real-world difference to the public's health and wellbeing.

Radiation Therapy students shine in the name of cancer research

Radiation Therapy students shine in the name of cancer research

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Two exceptional University of Newcastle (UON) Radiation Therapy students have been awarded a place in the Crestani Research Program, in memory of the late Chris Crestani, former chief Radiation Therapist at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.

Bright star of Australian science recognised with Academy Awards

Bright star of Australian science recognised with Academy Awards

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Outstanding contributions to science have been recognised by the Australian Academy of Science, with 18 of Australia’s leading scientists and future stars receiving prestigious 2018 honorific awards.

Reaping the benefits of agricultural waste

Reaping the benefits of agricultural waste

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Australia’s $63 billion* agriculture sector stands to benefit from a revolutionary fuel technology that will convert multiple agricultural waste streams into valuable biofuel and green chemical products for the first time.