UON & GenXwomen ‘Showcasing Newcastle Talent’

genXwomen and the University of Newcastle are proud to bring together four local leaders in their fields for a conversation about their remarkable careers, which have taken them across Australia and the globe, to talk about why they choose to call Newcastle home.

Another inspiring Novocastrian, award-winning journalist and founding director of the Newcastle Writers Festival, Rosemarie Milsom, will host the panel.

Set in the iconic Newcastle Museum, the evening starts with drinks and canapés against the backdrop of the ‘Our Community, Your University’ exhibition, which celebrates the University’s 50th anniversary, before moving to the Globe Room for the panel discussion.


Dr Melanie James – Senior lecturer, researcher and Deputy Head of School of Design, Communication and Information Technology, University of Newcastle.

Gerry Bobsien – Research Development at Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources (NIER), writer, poet, editor and avid surfer.

Rebecca Hazell – Director of Alumni and Philanthropy, University of Newcastle.

Sharon Champness – Director, People and Workforce Strategy, University of Newcastle.


Rosemarie Milsom – Journalist, Founding Director of the Newcastle Writers Festival and UON alumnus.


UON & GenXwomen ‘Showcasing Newcastle Talent’

Date: Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Venue: Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way, Honeysuckle, NSW, 2300

Time: 5.30pm – 8pm

What is included: 5.30pm for drinks and canapés followed by the panel discussion in the Museum’s Globe Room.

Tickets: $45 members, $50 non-members

Purchase: http://www.trybooking.com/149231

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