Helping new Aboriginal dads stay on track

New web-based mentoring program to help Aboriginal fathers The University of Newcastle is partnering with the Young and Well Co-operative Research Centre to produce Stayin’ on Track – a novel program designed to support young Aboriginal men becoming fathers by offering web-based information services and personal mentoring. Featuring short video stories produced by award-winning film-maker, […]

Books for scholarships

Two beautifully illustrated volumes about “Old England” published 170 years ago are among the rare treasures to be offered at the Friends of the University of Newcastle Book Fair which is on now. Titled “A Pictorial Museum of the Regal, Ecclesiastical, Baronial, Municipal and Popular” the volumes feature wonderfully preserved coloured prints of the tombs […]

Parkrun comes to Callaghan on 15 August

For those who are keen to get a little exercise, parkrun Australia will be launching a new 5km run on the UON Callaghan Campus on Saturday, 15 August. The weekly runs are free (but the organisers would like you to register), timed events which are open to everyone. Here’s the map of the new Callaghan […]

President of Tanzania Newcastle visit

In an historic occasion for the University of Newcastle, the President of Tanzania Dr Jakaya Kikwete was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws making him the first head of state to receive the honour. In the audience were three Tanzanian students currently undertaking PhD research at the University in the areas of education and politics.

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