The University of Newcastle began as a college of the University of New South Wales. It opened in late 1951 and accepted its first students in 1952.
It was located at Tighes Hill—on the same site as the TAFE NSW Hunter Institute, then known as a Technical College.
The University of Newcastle is a research-intensive University focused on improving the quality of life in our regions and around the globe. Our academics, students and staff pursue innovative solutions to the world’s great challenges.The University is ranked 214 of the world's universities.
The University of Newcastle is uniquely placed to collaborate with the defence industry, driving breakthroughs that will make positive contributions to both global security and modern life. Not only do we have a breadth of research and teaching expertise, our location is ideal for pursuing close collaborations with the Hunter region's thriving and diverse Defence sector.
From gaining part time work while you study, clarifying your longer term goals, or connecting with industry, Newcastle has a service or resource to fit your current needs and help you achieve your career goals.
The Office of Student Advocacy provides free and confidential assistance in navigating the rules and regulations of the University. Student Advocates provide an understanding ear regarding your issues, as well as information and advice about policies and procedures.
With diverse accommodation options available for undergraduates, postgraduates and students with special needs all within walking distance to classes or just 20 minutes to our City campus from Callaghan by free shuttle bus, Student Living is convenient, fun and the perfect choice! Each residence offers a variety of living options to suit our student community. Whether you're looking for a private or shared room, private or shared facilities, if you want to cook for yourself or you want someone else to cook for you - we've got it all here!
The campus is a wonderful mix of award winning, architecturally designed buildings and world-class infrastructure scattered over 140 hectares of natural bushland. We have a reputation for having one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Australia and we work hard to protect it.
We have a range of state of the art sport and recreation facilities available depending on your campus. We also have numerous sporting clubs.