UON Central Coast Graduation

The University of Newcastle is celebrating the achievements of 460 UON students and 48 TAFE students at our Central Coast campus with our 26th Central Coast graduation ceremony.  Additionally, around 50 students will receive Certificates of Attainment from the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre (ELFS). Students at our Central Coast campus will graduate over the next two days, 2 and […]

On Your Bike!

UON Central Coast PhD student Andrew Novak is doing just that with his research within the Exercise and Sport Science department at the University’s Ourimbah campus. “I’m looking at the physiology and skill components of Olympic distance and cross country mountain biking and how this differs from traditional road and track cycling.” Originally from Narrabri, […]

The Future of Sex

“There has been no new contraceptive introduced since the 1960s. Not one pharmaceutical company has an R&D program in contraception. They will sell the contraceptives they have, tinker with the pharmacology, but there’s nothing new.”

RESEARCH: Plain cigarette packs impact taste and prove less appealing to smokers

At the University of Newcastle we have conducted studies of the impact of the plain cigarette packs on smokers’ ratings of appeal and perceptions of the product. We have found that plain packs are rated by long-term smokers as less appealing and attractive. The participants of our research also said that they had noticed deterioration in the quality of tobacco. They also reported that they now struggled to tell the difference between the tastes of different cigarette brands now that packs all looked the same.

Innovative technology helps prevent Devil extinction

Citizen scientists will use a novel mobile phone application as part of an initiative of the Wildlife Biodiversity Co-operative Research Centre Bid, a consortium of 40 institutions led by the University of Newcastle, to help reintroduce lost predators in Australia. “Re-establishing lost carnivores has been undertaken in several regions internationally, for example the return of […]

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