Premier praises NeW Space as key part of Newcastle’s urban renewal

Berejiklian praises uni’s CBD campus Vice-Chancellor Caroline McMillen, NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald, Chancellor Paul Jeans and Premier Gladys Berejiklian

Paul Jeans and Caroline McMillen with former VC Nick Saunders

Singers Jacob, Kat and Freya singing Inanay Capuana

Aunty Sandra Griffin giving her welcome to country

Caroline McMillen, federal Newcastle MP Sharon Claydon, federal Charlton MP Pat Conroy, former Newcastle MP Sharon Grierson, state Newcastle MP Tim Crakanthorp and Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes

TweetFacebookNewcastle Herald that this meant movingarts and humanities disciplines into the city centre as the Honeysuckle campus developed,leaving the originalCallaghan campus to concentrate on the“STEM” subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Mr Jeans, a fourth-generation Novocastrian who ran the BHP steelworks in Newcastle before moving into the world of the boardroom, mused on what had been achieved in the decades since he was an engineering student at the old university college at Tighes Hill.

“Those achievements are built on our values –excellence and equity,” Mr Jeans said.

“These are not just throwaway lines at this university. It is who we are, and what we bring to our region and the world. NeW Space represents who we are as a university. At the leading edge of education, open to the community, to business and industry partners, and offering students from all walks of life the opportunity to dream big.”

Premier Berejiklian has previously acknowledged the importance of university education to her, and again told the story of her being the first in her family to receive a tertiary education.

Ms Berejiklian said the state government would do whatever it could to help “this wonderful institution and what it will do for future generations”. She said the university was already moving into the CBD when the government began its Revitalising Newcastle program. She said the university was part of an economic diversification that had seen 30,000 new jobs created in Newcastle in three years at a jobs growth rate that was four times the national average.


First forays into town, with an eye on Honeysuckle

Earlier concerns at NeW Space, with thousands of students but only five car parks

Two years later, academics were not happy

NeW Space takes its first students

Architects love it

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