The University of Newcastle is providing opportunities that have real-world benefits through meaningful partnerships and community connectedness.
For more than 50 years, the University of Newcastle has worked with community and industry to support the growth and enhancement of our students. These partnerships promote collaboration that delivers innovation and impact, helps support the economic, social and cultural transformation of strong regional communities, and allows our students to engage in practical, work-integrated learning to gain valuable hands-on experience.
The University of Newcastle is a founding sponsor of the Newcastle Writers Festival, the city's premier cultural event. Our academic staff contribute to the festival by providing unique program ideas, participate in panel discussions and facilitate sessions. Our creative writing students make invaluable connections with nationally recognised writers and have the opportunity to attend masterclasses, contribute as panelists and widely share their work.
It doesn’t have to be one or the other when it comes to sport and study. Through our exclusive education partnership with the Hunter Academy of Sport and the Central Coast Academy of Sport, we’re supporting the dreams of high school athletes and preparing them for a career after sport.
The University of Newcastle are proud sponsors of the 2019 Hunter Innovation Festival. Our Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) host a number of events throughout the festival, aimed at connecting, inspiring and promoting a culture of innovation amongst Hunter businesses, industries and communities.
The Big Picture Fest
The University of Newcastle is excited to once again partner with The Big Picture Fest for 2022. This major international street art activation celebrates Newcastle’s history and creative culture, bringing together world class artists to work alongside our amazing local talent on large scale murals in the city.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.