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.

Vivi Clements Lee receives the University Art Collection Acquisitive award from Aunty Bronwyn Chambers and Professor Mark Hoffman

News • 10 Feb 2023

Inaugural Central Coast HSC art exhibition gives young artists a platform to share their work

The University of Newcastle is proud to present the inaugural Coast Next Gen Art Exhibition on the Central Coast, which invites the community to come together in celebration and support of young emerging artists.

Rebecca Hazell, Director of Advancement, and Ma and Morley Scholars Cav and Alannah

News • 1 Feb 2023

2023 Ma & Morley scholars begin their transformative experience

This year, 25 Scholars will begin their life-changing experience as part of the University of Newcastle’s Ma & Morley Scholarship Program.

Professor John Fischetti and Professor Alex Zelinsky stand together smiling in the Crystalbrook Kingsley Hotel lobby

News • 23 Jan 2023

New International Hotel School ahead as part of plan to address tourism skills shortage

The University of Newcastle is set to open an International Hotel School as the next phase in a plan to address labour shortages that plague the tourism sector in the region and beyond.

Wakagetti dancers perform at the 2022 Ngarrama event.

News • 19 Jan 2023

Award-winning night of reflection Ngarrama returns

Building on the success of the inaugural event, the University of Newcastle is proud to welcome the wider community once again to Ngarrama.

Black and white University of Newcastle Logo

News • 11 Jan 2023

NSW and ACT universities take sector leading steps to strengthen early offer admissions

The New South Wales Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NSWVCC), the peak body for universities in NSW and the ACT, has initiated a sector-leading approach to introduce a new set of underlying principles for early offer admissions in 2024.

A group of kids in red school uniforms play with a blue ball on a grassy area

News • 1 Dec 2022

Schools improve overall wellbeing with an inexpensive program that gets kids moving

Many young people’s mental health declined during the pandemic. Changing school culture to increase children’s physical activity at school helps to reverse this trend, researchers have found.

Two male swimmers in a pool standing and smiling

News • 23 Nov 2022

University dives into new swimming Performance Hub

Elite swimmers in the region will now be able to train in Newcastle with the University of Newcastle today officially opening its new NUsport Performance Hub, created in partnership with Swimming NSW and the NSW Institute of Sport.

The University of Newcastle has moved up in its rankings

News • 12 Oct 2022

University of Newcastle moves up in World University Rankings

The University of Newcastle has continued to excel as a global leader for the region, moving up a band in the latest Times Higher Education World University rankings, to rank in the top 200-250 universities in the world out of almost 1,800 institutions.

Two students walking in open day promotion

News • 24 Aug 2022

Countdown’s on: Full campus activation ready to launch for Newcastle Open Day – City Campus and Callaghan

Up to 4,000 prospective students will get their first taste of university life this Saturday at the University of Newcastle’s annual Newcastle Open Day.

Central Coast Open Day

News • 28 Jul 2022

Central Coast to host University of Newcastle’s first in-person Open Day since 2019

University Open Day to host campus tours, hands-on demonstrations and info sessions

Bob Purser with inaugural Meg Purser Scholarship recipient Courtney Yeandle.

News • 17 Jun 2022

Inaugural Meg Purser Communications Scholarship awarded

A passion to make a positive impact in the community has seen second year University of Newcastle communications student Courtney Yeandle named as the inaugural recipient of the Meg Purser Scholarship.


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.