News • 25 Feb 2020

University recognised for ongoing efforts to achieve gender equality

The University of Newcastle has again been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.  This is the sixth consecutive year the University has been recognised by the Workplace for Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for progress in areas such as leadership, flexible working, preventing harassment and discrimination and targets for improving gender equality outcomes.

Professor Penny Jane Burke with representatives from the symposium

News • 15 Aug 2016

International symposium celebrates women's Day

The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education co-hosted an international symposium in South Africa that coincided with National Women’s Day to discuss issues around gender equity in higher education.

Australian Feminist Studies journal launches mentoring scheme

News • 3 Jun 2015

Australian Feminist Studies launches innovative mentoring scheme for new academic writers

Faculty of Education and Arts scholars Professor Lisa Adkins and Associate Professor Maryanne Dever were recently appointed editors-in-chief of the journal Australian Feminist Studies.

Professor Lisa Adkins giving keynote address at prestigious international conference

News • 10 Mar 2015

University of Newcastle Professor gives opening keynote at prestigious international conference

On 5 March 2015, University of Newcastle (UON) Sociologist Professor Lisa Adkins gave the opening keynote address to the annual conference of the Westermarck Society, the Finnish Sociological Association, held at the University of Helsinki before a record seven hundred delegates.

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.