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.

News • 5 Apr 2023

Motivated by obstacles and never taking ‘no’ for an answer

What began as disastrous family car trip led to Jo’s discovery that an essential parenting item was missing from the market.

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.

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.

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.

Alumni House Ambassador Conjoint Professor Kyle Loads - Master of Business Administration, 2015

News • 28 Mar 2023

Alumni volunteers helping to share the future

There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. Two alumni volunteers helping to shape the future at the University of Newcastle are Alumni House Ambassador Conjoint Professor Kyle Loades and iLEAD Mentor Kylie Bridge.

University of Newcastle Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor John Fischetti, University of Newcastle alumni Samson Usman, Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes and University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky

News • 27 Mar 2023

New initiative set to boost Newcastle's global reputation as a preferred destination to study

More than 1,200 newly arrived international students and their families were officially welcomed to the city by the Lord Mayor today and equipped with resources, services and programs to orientate them with everything Newcastle has to offer.

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.

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.


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.