School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Challenging global perspectives
The School of Environmental and Life Sciences is committed to developing research and teaching skills that encourage critical thinking and problem-solving strategies.
From animal conservation work to human reproduction research, we are focused on developing solutions to the issues our planet, flora and fauna, and humankind face.
The fight for plastic free oceans
Emilee, a Bachelor of Science student at the University of Newcastle’s Central Coast campus, has a vision of the world’s oceans free of plastic pollution.
Study environmental and life sciences
Students in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences are taught by top academics and use world-class facilities while earning their qualifications. We also have strong connections to industry, which students can access through field trips and Work Integrated Learning opportunities.
The School of Environmental and Life Sciences has developed an enviable reputation, with many of our researchers being recognised at both national and international level for their work studying our planet and life on it.
News • 3 Jul 2020
Building the capacity of community mental health services to provide preventive care to people with a mental health condition will be the focus of a three-year project led by researchers at the University of Newcastle.
News • 26 Jun 2020
New Zealand is pumping millions of dollars into environment projects as part of its COVID-19 recovery. Lachlan G. Howell, Associate Professor John Clulow, Emeritus Professor John Rodger, and Dr Ryan R. Witt, from the Faculty of Science say Australia's recovery plan seems more destructive than reconstructive.
News • 19 Jun 2020
Wondering where a Bachelor of Development Studies can take you? Meet Jenna, who traveled extensively while studying and has since used her degree to empower local Western Australian communities to enable individual, family and community wellbeing.
Event • 13 Jul 2020 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Senior Lecturer Dr Geoff MacFarlane to learn more about the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University of Newcastle and have your questions answered during a free…