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.
Response to the Grattan Institute report Graduate Winners – Assessing the public and private benefits of higher education At the University of Newcastle, we are clear that broad access to a high quality university education is the key to a stronger Australian workforce, economy and society. In turn, these are all important contributors to establishing […]
Leading Australian journalist and author, Dr Anne Summers AO, delivered Her Rights At Work? The Political Persecution of Australia’s First Female Prime Minister at the University of Newcastle’s 2012 Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture on Friday 31 August.
The Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Program is an initiative of the Wollotuka Institute’s student support team and was developed in response to research showing a majority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people suffer challenges when it comes to health.
On Monday 3 September, the Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered her response to the Gonski report on school funding. Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, the former Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle, provided his opinion to the Newcastle Herald today.