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.

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 […]

Laureates in Lindau – Day 3

Emma Beckett is a PhD Candidate in Food Science at the Human Molecular Nutrition Laboratory, School of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Newcastle at our Ourimbah campus. She is in Lindau, Germany, to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting and this is part three of her blog. Today I found out […]

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.”

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