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 • 23 Nov 2020
University of Newcastle researchers have received more than $1.6m in grants from the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.
News • 20 Nov 2020
The University of Newcastle‘s ‘COVID-19 equipment shortage’ team has won a national higher education award for its remarkable contribution to the Australian community.
News • 17 Nov 2020
A world-leading researcher and advocate for Indigenous health, a 'match-maker’ for species conservationists, a 'Power 50' in the Australian music industry and the co-host of Australia’s first all Indigenous breakfast show are among the 2020 University of Newcastle Alumni Excellence recipients.
Event • 25 Nov 2020 from 10:00am - 11:30am
Join this session to learn how to craft a captivating project description as part of your grant application.
Event • 25 Nov 2020 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hear from founders and seasoned board members as they share their experience building their first board or joining an existing board, and the pieces of knowledge they wish they’d known back then, followed by networking to help attendees join the dots for potential future collaboration.