Alumnus Michael Ulph training for the Ironman Challenge.

News • 31 Mar 2023

Challenge accepted: Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Alumni and friends from GHD tackle IRONMAN challenge to raise funds for scholarships to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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.

The generously donated equipment, such as shown here with staff from the Centre, will enable students to gain skills through hands-on training and develop their confidence before entering the clinical world.

News • 30 Mar 2023

Collaboration delivers world-first for radiation oncology  

The newly opened Global Centre for Research and Training in Radiation Oncology at the University of Newcastle is elevating the standard of cancer care around the world with support from our valued partners and collaborators.

Thanks to a generous grant from the J&K Wonderland Foundation, Associate Professor Jill Duncan and her team are investigating if recent advances in school autonomy are disadvantaging children with disabilities.

News • 30 Mar 2023

Global partnership supports inclusive education

A new research grant from the J&K Wonderland Foundation is enabling University of Newcastle researchers to investigate whether schools in NSW are becoming less inclusive for children with disability.

Luke Kiehne, shown here on his supervised study trip to Thailand, swapped his life on the family farm in Glen Innes to study a degree in Nursing and says receiving the Andrew Brown Sport Scholarship in 2022 was an amazing privilege and honour.

News • 30 Mar 2023

Teaming up for success through sport

Luke Kiehne is the 2022 recipient of the Andrew Brown Sport Scholarship established by alumnus Andrew Brown to recognise the value of sports and university sports clubs for students at the University of Newcastle.

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.

Dr Donald Livingstone McNair was a passionate conservationist and self-taught botanist. Photo from Uni News, November 1988; hosted by Living Histories .

News • 30 Mar 2023

Planting the seeds for future discoveries

Planting the seeds for future discoveriesWith a collection of over 14,000 specimens and counting, the Don McNair Herbarium’s ability to support research, teaching and community education continues to grow.

Your generous donations to fund research at the Global Centre for Gynaecological Diseases are helping to explore new treatments and raise awareness about female reproductive diseases that will translate directly to saving lives.

News • 30 Mar 2023

Allies in gynaecological research

For the team methodically researching how ovarian cancer and other female reproductive conditions develop, many generous allies are helping to make important progress against these silent killers.

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.

The Hunt Family (left to right): Fidelma, Stephen, Dermot, Rory, Holly, Suzie Maree, and Aidan.

News • 28 Mar 2023

The Hunt Family's story

Giving through the University has been a no-brainer for our family. Fidelma, our five kids and me sit down around the kitchen table every year and discuss where we are going to give back to the community. We appreciate that we are in a position to do this, and as my two daughters and I all went to Newcastle Uni it was a unanimous decision.


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.