The University of Newcastle, Australia

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News • 1 Oct 2020

Our researchers recognised in The Australian’s Research 2020 magazine

The Australian's Research 2020 magazine paid tribute to several University of Newcastle researchers for their track record of excellence and contribution to their fields.

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News • 24 Aug 2020

Survey seeks answers to understand our energy future

What does Australia’s energy future look like?What do Australians want it to look like?

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News • 20 Aug 2020

New research reveals unequal impact of the pandemic on young people

New research by the directors of the Newcastle Youth Studies Network, Drs Julia Cook, Steven Threadgold, David Farrugia and Julia Coffey, has revealed the extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people working in the hospitality sector.

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News • 20 Aug 2020

History Week events promote the importance of history in navigating todays challenges

The University of Newcastle is celebrating History Week 2020 with a series of events that highlight this year’s theme ‘History: what is it good for?’ which invites participants to share why history is important to them.

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News • 20 Aug 2020

Featured Sociology Publication: Bourdieu and Affect

Inequality is typically understood through an economic and material lens: those that have more money and stuff are privileged, those that have less are disadvantaged.


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Event • 29 Sep 2020 at 4:00pm

Online seminar: contemporary approaches to race, class and youth cultures

This seminar offers an opportunity to reflect, both conceptually and using empirical case studies, on how youth researchers in different contexts are theorising race and class in relation to contemporary youth cultures.

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Event • 7 Oct 2020 - 28 Oct 2020

Casing the Joint: Introducing Histories of Australian Crime

This course will allow you to develop deeper understanding of the underworlds you will encounter in podcasts, televisions series and books. You will develop a sense of the processes which occur when someone becomes entangled with the legal system.

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Event • 13 Oct 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Innovation with Industry: Common Research Agreements

Join us for the final instalment of this three part series, providing information and practical advice for engaging with Industry and/or end-users.

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Event • 14 Oct 2020 - 4 Nov 2020

What is Poetry? An Introduction to Literary Analysis

What are the different ways you can understand a poem? How do different elements of a poem work together? What difference does context make to literature? Get answers to these questions and more with this course introducing poetry analysis and literary analysis.

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Event • 14 Oct 2020 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Adam Boyle

Join us for Startup Stories and hear from Adam his story of building a world-class tech company from Newcastle and how they’re scaling their solution across the globe.


Event • 14 Oct 2020 from 10:00am - 11:30am

Grant Accelerator Program: Budgets [ARC] and Direct Research Costs [NHMRC]

This session will provide practical advice to assist with preparing accurate budgets for grant proposals for both ARC and NHMRC grant submissions.


Event • 15 Oct 2020 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm

EMCR Connect and Empower: Wellness Plan Check-in

Continue the development of your wellness plan, also the exchange of ideas and the opportunity to ask questions.

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 19 Oct 2020 from 11:30am - 1:00pm

Plan, Archive and Publish your Data - Data Management Dashboard Launch

Join this session to learn how to develop a Data Management Plan; create a data record in compliance with the Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research; and publish your data to meet your funding or publishing requirements.

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Event • 19 Oct 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Grand Challenge Workshop: How to Pitch an Idea

At this workshop you'll learn the three elements of communication, how to build a compelling pitch and how to overcome nerves.


Event • 20 Oct 2020 from 10:00am - 11:30am

Grant Accelerator Program: Finesse your Grant Proposal and How to Structure an Argument

Join this session to learn how to craft a captivating project description and structure an argument as part of your grant application