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 […]
The team will be walking 50 kilometres of the Great Wall of China in the University’s 50th year in an attempt to raise over $50,000 for the University’s ‘Shaping Futures Scholarships’ which help support UON students facing hardship or challenges.
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.
The early death of his son from diabetes was the catalyst for a bequest to the University of Newcastle by the late Eric Sansom to fund new research into the causes, treatment or prevention of the disease.