We're thrilled to have welcomed students from 70 countries across the globe into the UON community today. It's a pleasure to support each person, whether their stay with us is long or short, as they embark on their journey.

Many new friendships await, so remember to tag yourself and others in the pics!
It's fantastic to have students back for Orientation in 2017. Be sure to keep checking the UON Student Central photos to tag yourself and your friends in the crowd!
A walk a day can help keep the doctor away!

Our Dr Ben Ewald reveals new health study findings via The Conversation.

New study shows more time walking means less time in hospital

Discovering cures for some of the most aggressive and prevalent cancers affecting both children and adults will be the focus of new UON research from Associate Professor Simon Keely, Dr Lei Jin and Dr Matthew Dun.

UON researchers awarded Cancer Institute NSW Fellowships

Newcastle has been named one of the world’s Smart Cities by National Geographic! We’re delighted that our innovative NeW Space campus has been cited as a key reason for that status. Check it out: [ Bit.ly Link ]
A study involving UON researcher Dr William Chivers has made a remarkable discovery about the impact climate change is having on the food chain.

Plankton species at risk from climate change

Does science hold the answer to a healthy diet? Based on the world-renowned research of UON nutrition experts, we've created a free online course which aims to dispel common diet myths. Whether you’re trying to lose weight yourself, or are supporting others, this course will arm you with the knowledge and tools you need.

Enrol now in ‘The Science of Weight Loss’: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Four new UON research projects aimed at improving community health standards will be supported as part of the latest National Health and Medical Research Council’s funding outcomes.

Research boost to improve stroke management in regional Australia

A remarkable friendship is being honoured tonight with a landmark $US20million scholarship program made possible by the Jack Ma Foundation
NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and UON Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen speaking at the announcement of a historic US$20 million scholarship program at UON, made possible by the Jack Ma Foundation.
Every student deserves the support needed to succeed, and we’re committed to providing equitable access to education. That is why we’re so proud to announce a groundbreaking US$20 million scholarship program, made possible by the Jack Ma Foundation.

An extraordinary friendship between Alibaba founder and executive chairman Mr Jack Ma and Novocastrian Mr Ken Morley has led to this generous...
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Fathers are often absent from programs that test the best ways to prevent and treat obesity in children, a UON world-first analysis of research has confirmed.

Professor Phil Morgan says dads have a particularly important influence on key behaviours such as their children’s physical activity and dietary habits, which are linked to a child’s weight status.

Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Having leading experts on matters of global significance helps to make us one of the world’s most international universities.

Our latest free online course, ‘Mao to Now’, is presented by renowned academic Professor Roland Boer and focuses on current topics that anyone who wishes to engage with China should know.

Join us for this insightful look at Chinese society today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Let the Year of the Fire Rooster begin!

“Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important holiday for the majority of the Chinese people. It’s a time for families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It’s also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck,” said Deputy...
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Congrats to all members of the UON community who received Australia Day honours this year.

Australia Day honours 2017

One name is set to dominate global headlines overnight, and UON’s political expert Professor Jim Jose explains why:

“US Presidential inaugurations are increasingly about pomp and circumstance, celebrations of surface image rather than the substance of a presidential agenda, and that is likely to continue with Donald Trump tonight.

“What appears unique this time around is the elevation of a...
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Congratulations to everyone who received an offer today! We can't wait to welcome each student onto campus for a big year ahead. #studyUON

UAC Main Round Offers Released

Have you found it hard to stop "autopilot eating" since the festive season? Professor Clare Collins provides advice to help you create better eating habits.

9 ways 'won’t-power' is better than 'willpower' for resisting temptation and helping you eat better

Is this what you look like today? The temperature is set to rise in Newcastle over the next few days, and the NSW Rural Fire Service has issued a total fire ban and a severe fire danger rating for the Greater Hunter region. For more information on what this could mean for you, visit [ Nsw.gov.au Link ].
Did you spend today at the beach? Our Dr Sergio Diez Alvarez reveals the potential health benefits that can come with swimming in the sea.

Health Check: why swimming in the sea is good for you