Great Homecoming Debate: Fast Forward to 2065

A lively discussion about the future of education is sure to ensue at the Great Homecoming Debate on Friday 23 October at Callaghan campus.

Proud UON graduates and 2015 Alumni Awards finalists including John Doyle and Sherrill Whittington will present their ideas and predictions for the requirements of a university education 50 years from now, how universities will produce talent for the workforce of 2065, and how a university of the future will relate to society.

‘Fast forward 50 years: the university of 2065’ will be facilitated by Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen, while current and former UON staff, students, and members of the community are invited to join in as questions from the audience is highly encouraged.

The discussion will consider social, cultural and technological evolution, the needs and experience of future students and advice graduates might give to the class of 2065. 

Attendance to the Great Homecoming Debate is free, but you will need to register your attendance.

The Great Homecoming Debate is part of Alumni Homecoming – a celebration of 50 years of UON, of late night study sessions, of forging lifelong friendships and of flying mortarboards. Come back to campus, to where it all began, at Alumni Homecoming, 21 – 23 October 2015.


The Great Debate: Fast Forward to 2065

Friday 23 October 2015

CT Lecture Theatre
University of Newcastle
Callaghan Campus (see campus map for directions)

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