Two graduates throw their caps into the air at Ourimbah campus

News • 12 Apr 2023

Ourimbah graduates ready to make their mark

When Matthew Craig crosses the stage during the University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah graduation ceremony this week, he will do so knowing he is graduating ready to make a difference in the lives of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Central Coast.

The University was awarded a prestigious 2022 United Nations Day Honour for the Science and Engineering Challenge.

News • 30 Mar 2023

United nations day honour for national stem challenge

A flagship science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach program has been awarded a prestigious 2022 United Nations Day Honour.

Bob Kennedy AM and Terry Kennedy, shown here at the opening with out(fit) staff and project architect Caroline Pidcock (pictured at back left), generously supported the construction of the Yarning Circle.

News • 30 Mar 2023

out(fit) yarning circle builds community connection

Circle of connection: volunteers from out(fit), a not-for-profit organisation supported by the University of Newcastle, have teamed up with First Steps Count Child and Community Centre to build community connection with culture in Taree.

Photo of the sunrise taken at the beach.

News • 30 Mar 2023

New scholarship explores politics of biodiversity

A new Politics of Biodiversity Scholarship is funding PhD research aimed at finding better ways to support biodiversity conservation and preserve the Earth we share.

Bachelor of Education (Primary) student Dannielle Wilson, with Joblink Plus Team Leader David Johnson, is looking forward to a career in teaching and is passionate about making her mark.

News • 30 Mar 2023

Opening doors to opportunity with joblink plus

An exciting collaboration between Joblink Plus and the University of Newcastle is supporting people to discover their unique passion and purpose through a range of new scholarships.

Family, friends, industry partners, sponsors, alumni and staff gathered to celebrate the 2022 NU Teams cohort and their competition vehicles, shown here. Image by Tarin Cromarty.

News • 30 Mar 2023

Mission possible: industry gets behind NU Teams

NU Teams’ non-profit student initiative has joined forces with new industry partners to inspire, support and empower our rising stars in key fields of engineering technology.

News • 16 Mar 2023

Groundbreaking new research and a scientific career sparked by a High School teacher

New research by 'ARC Centre of Excellence-Minerals' researcher Josh Starrett maps a path to more-sustainable minerals processing by evidencing energy savings and waste reductions made possible by using Australian technology the REFLUX™ Classifier (RC).

NU Marine 16-foot, ‘WAM-V’ surface craft

News • 10 Mar 2023

NU Marine takes on The Maritime RobotX Challenge 2022

Late last year, the NU Marine autonomous boat engineering team travelled to Sydney to compete in the Maritime RobotX Challenge at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.After a four-year hiatus, 20 teams from Australia, Chile, Japan, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United States came together to compete and build international relationships.

NU Racing team

News • 10 Mar 2023

NU Racing takes home best results in 20-year history

Late last year, NU Racing travelled to Winton Victoria to compete in the Australasian Formula-SAE contest with their student-designed-and-built, 400 V electric race car.Against nearly 30 national and international entrants, the 2022 group took home the best result in their 20-year history of competition; fourth place overall, and second in the vehicle efficiency category.

A group of women in a Zoom meeting each holding up an A4 piece of paper with a personal motto written on it

News • 8 Mar 2023

The University of Newcastle first NSW university to achieve Cygnet Award

The University of Newcastle is the first NSW university to be awarded a Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Cygnet Award, recognising its work to boost career development support for academic and professional women.

Three women walk towards the camera laughing

News • 8 Mar 2023

Celebrating women ‘Cracking the Code’ this International Women’s Day

This year, on International Women’s Day, we are celebrating 11 female staff, students, and alumni who are ‘Cracking the Code’ and paving a way towards gender equality.

News • 1 Mar 2023

Explore how Delprat Garden sprouts new life on contaminated land

The Hunter community will have a chance to experience and explore an award-winning ‘living phytoremediation lab’ as Delprat Garden and Cottage opens its doors for a family-friendly event this weekend.


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.