Businesses and Community
At a local level the University collaborates with a number of community bodies, including the Primary Industry Centre for Science Education, TAFE NSW's New England Institute, the New England Regional Art Museum, the New England Conservatorium of Music and Musica Viva.
UNE is also engaging directly with schools in the New England North West region through projects such as Science in the Bush, the Siemens Science Experience, Mission Possible, the Science and Engineering Challenge and several programs for HSC students.
Established with the support of the New England community, UNE continues to enjoy community support through the generous donation of scholarships. Donations from individuals and organisations comprise a large proportion of the scholarship money that the University presents each year to hundreds of its students. Among the scholarships are many that honour UNE's commitment to its regional communities by helping students overcome problems of remoteness and financial disadvantage to gain a university degree.
The many facets of UNE's community engagement include collaborative work with educational, industrial, environmental, government, business and arts organisations, as well as participation in a range of community events. Through all of these activities, the University honours and fulfils the inclusive vision of its founders.