Key statistics Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio 22,445 8,150 18% 22:7 The University of Newcastle (UoN), informally known as Newcastle University, is an Australian public university established in 1965. It has a primary campus in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales. The university also operates campuses in Ourimbah, Port Macquarie, Singapore, Newcastle CBD and Sydney CBD. Ranked in the top 250 of the world’s universities1, the University of Newcastle, Australia, is a leader in university education, with a reputation for high quality teaching and learning and exciting, contemporary academic programs. Students are taught by researchers who are leaders in their field and graduate ready to make an impact across the globe. Over two thirds of the graduates find employment within four months of finishing their degrees. Personal face-to-face learning is supported by cutting-edge facilities and the latest in digital learning technologies; while a vibrant campus culture makes the experience of UON the perfect balance of study and lifestyle. No matter the degree, both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Newcastle Australia (UON) provide students with practical, real-world experience that is highly sought after by all employers. UON’s degrees are recognised both nationally and internationally, providing a unique mix of theory, with experience in a practical setting and links with industry. The three main campuses are located on the beautiful New South Wales coast – at Newcastle, the Central Coast and Port Macquarie – and its presences in Singapore and Sydney are growing rapidly. With over 40,000 students, UON’s learning community is vibrant and dynamic, offering students and researchers a world-class academic experience and a diverse professional, cultural and social learning environment. The University of Newcastle operates on two main campuses, the largest set on a 140 hectare natural bush land site is at Callaghan, about 12 kilometres west of the Newcastle city centre. The other, located on an 85 hectare site adjacent to national parkland, is on the Central Coast at Ourimbah, about halfway between Newcastle and Sydney. The University’s Conservatorium of Music, Legal Centre and Graduate School of Business are all located near Civic Park in the centre of Newcastle. The University of Newcastle has recently opened its Sydney Presence in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Postgraduate programs in the high demand areas of business and professional accounting are offered at the Sydney Presence. UON Student Living is the University of Newcastle's on-campus residential precinct at the Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses, with a range of facilities and living environments to suit undergraduates, postgraduates, couples and students with special needs. Awarded the Asia Pacific Association for Student Housing award for Excellence in Student Experience, UON Student Living provides an unparalleled student living environment. UON Student Living are global leaders in student accommodation with the unique Res Life program, 24 hour support services, facilities, customer-support initiatives and preferential living options. If you are looking for an exciting and intellectually stimulating place to study - one that introduces you to the real Australia - look no further than Newcastle. Newcastle is Australia's second oldest city (after Sydney), is New South Wales' second largest city, and the sixth largest city in Australia. Newcastle combines a country setting with all the advantages of city and beachside living. Voted as one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities, Newcastle is a favourite for its relaxed coastal lifestyle, diverse nightlife, award-winning dining and arts culture. Newcastle boasts three coastal baths, a thriving small bar scene and a stack of local Australian designers. Smaller than Sydney, Newcastle is a favourite for those that move in search of a city vibe that isn’t overwhelming. The people are friendly, the beaches are postcard perfect and the coffee culture is taken seriously. Notable alumni Steve Abbott, Actor and comedian, better known as his comedic character, The Sandman. • David Berthold, theatre director. • Scott Bevan, ABC News journalist and television presenter. • Jonathan Biggins actor, singer, writer and comedian. • Russell Blackford, philosopher and literary critic. • Paul A. Broad, former CEO of Infrastructure NSW • John Doyle, actor, broadcaster and comedian, better known as Rampaging Roy Slaven, one half of broadcasting duo Roy and HG with Greig Pickhaver. • Sandra Eades, Australia's first Aboriginal medical practitioner and researcher to be awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy, and NSW Woman of the Year for 2006 • Ross Gittins - economist and journalist • Pete Gray, environmental activist. • Christian Heim, composer and psychiatrist • John Hughes, writer and teacher.