As the new government settles in, there has been heated speculation around major changes to the higher education system. Education minister Christopher Pyne’s comments to the media have raised questions across the sector about the Coalition’s vision for universities in Australia
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Did you know there are more than 100,000 Australians who find themselves homeless each night? On Thursday 20 June, the University of Newcastle’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, will join more than a thousand CEOs and leaders nationwide sleeping on cardboard to raise much-needed funds for Vinnies.
The University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen opened the University’s inaugural Health Fair today to promote healthy lifestyles that enhance learning under the Healthy University strategy.
More than thirty health professionals showcased a range of health and well-being initiatives to promote a healthy University community.
A University of Newcastle city campus has been locked in with Australian Government backing of $30 million announced today by the Federal Minister for Higher Education and Skills, Sharon Bird, and Member for Newcastle, Sharon Grierson.
The recipients of Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for Sessional Staff in 2012, will be presented with their certificates at Graduation ceremonies in April 2013.
Planning needs to occur on how Australia can grow a future university workforce to meet the challenges of a fiercely competitive global research and education system, writes Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen.
The University of Newcastle has set a target of achieving a ranking in the world’s top two per cent of universities in the major international ranking systems by 2015. The target was released today as part of a suite of initiatives in the University’s NeW Directions Strategic Plan 2013-2015.
University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen writes about the report on workplace bullying in Australia by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, thanked the University community today for the care and support they have provided to a member of the community who was camping on the University campus because he had not gained entry to the course of his choice.
More opportunities for local students and stronger industry and professional links are two of the priorities that have been highlighted by the University of Newcastle’s and Hunter TAFE’s blueprint for tertiary education in the Hunter and Central Coast.
Speaking on behalf of the NSW Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NSWVCC), the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, Professor Caroline McMillen, today welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to provide transport concessions for international students.
Like Australia, the UK has set ambitious targets to widen access and improve participation in higher education. Last week saw the release of an important report, written by former UK Cabinet Minister Alan Milburn, that called on universities to “step up to the plate” on improving the attainment, aspiration and achievement in higher education of under-represented groups, particularly students from low socio-economic backgrounds.