Regional engagement

The School of Education is committed to making a difference in the regions it serves. It has a strong track record of engagement with the profession. While the research produced has national and international significance, it is making a real difference to the lives of students and their families in our communities.

Some major projects demonstrating or engagement with the regions we serve are:


HunterWiSE is an initiative that will establish mentorship avenues for women in STEM throughout the Hunter region; promoting positive collaboration and sharing of experiences. This project builds on a partnership between The University of Newcastle, and a number of key regional partners.

Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered

Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered is a world-first lifestyle program targeting fathers as the agents of change to improve their daughters’ physical activity levels, sport skills and social-emotional wellbeing. Formally known as DADEE, the program also engages girls to improve the fitness and physical activity levels, and parenting skills of their fathers.

Aspirations and equity

The Aspirations Longitudinal Study was a significant four-year research project that was the first of its kind to seek a comprehensive insight into factors that shape the career and educational aspirations of students during schooling (Years 3-12).

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.