University of Newcastle (Australia)

  

The University of Newcastle (UoN) is an Australian public university established in 1965. The University has over 30,000 students enrolled at its main campus in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle, and its satellite campuses. UoN has five faculties: Business and Law, Education and Arts, Engineering and the Built Environment, Health, and Science and Information Technology. University of Newcastle’s website>>

Community Engagement

 Community collaboration has always been a defining feature of the University of Newcastle. Community engagement and partnerships are fundamental to every aspect of the University’s business. Emphasis is placed on identifying and supporting mutually beneficial activities that build skills, capacity and knowledge within communities while at the same time enhance the reputation and achievements of the University. Learn more>>

Family Action Centre

 The Family Action Centre is a multidisciplinary Centre with the vision of a truly civil society and a belief that family wellbeing is the cornerstone of healthy communities. The FAC aims to strengthen families and communities by undertaking research, training and learning; developing and implementing strength-based programs; and creating models of practice that promote sustainability, social justice and community leadership. Programs run by the Centre include the Caravan Project, Home-Start, Boys in School, Communities for Children, Indigenous Programs and various networking and training programs. Learn more>>

School Partnerships

 The University of Newcastle has strong relationships with schools across New South Wales and Australia. For example, Teach Outreach is a volunteer placement program run by the School of Education which provides services to schools, early childhood centres and community organisations. In addition, the Faculty of Science and Information Technology encourages positive experiences with science and technology in the community through SMART (Science, Mathematics And Real Technology) – a science show for primary and high school students, Experiment Fest – Chemistry and Physics experiment days for Senior High School Students, and The Science and Engineering Challenge  – activities for High school students to broaden their experience in Science, Technology and Engineering. Learn more>>

University of Newcastle Legal Centre

 The Legal Centre is both a community legal service and a teaching facility for law students. Staffed by fourth-year law students who are supported by qualified law practitioners, the Legal Centre offers free legal advice to around 550 clients each year. The operations of the UNLC are directed to the provision of assistance to disadvantaged members of the community, focusing on those people with limited financial means or on matters in the public interest. Learn more>>