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Name: Robert Heather

Position: Director ACE

Email: rheather@une.edu.au

Website: http://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une

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Armidale NSW 2351

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Our Mission / Objective

The University of New England was established as the first regional university in Australia and has its main campus in the regional city of Armidale, NSW. Throughout its history the University has been a leading pioneer in external studies and online learning providing access to tertiary education to students from across Australia, especially those located in regional, rural and remote (RRR) communities.

Further information: https://www.une.edu.au/

Our Services

Giving to the University of New England

The University of New England was originally established by a generous act of philanthropy with the donation of the magnificent homestead Booloominbah and its farmlands to establish the country’s first regional university back in 1938. UNE’s ability to deliver excellence in teaching and research depends greatly on the generosity of our alumni and philanthropic donors.  Every gift, no matter its size, is an appreciated contribution. At UNE we understand the importance of implementing and ensuring the proper stewardship of your gift. Whether your gift is an annual gift, a gift for capital improvement or the establishment of an endowment to support a scholarship, it will help advance the mission of UNE and make a positive difference in the lives of others. Gifts and donations of $2 and over are tax deductible under Division 30 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.  The UNE Foundation is also endorsed as a Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR). Enquiries about donations and bequests to the University of New England should be directed to the Office of Advancement, Communications and Events (email advance@une.edu.au)

Further information:

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une/2020-giving-report

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une/une-foundation

Projects in Progress

UNE Research

UNE’s long track record in research excellence includes a strong focus on Australia’s regional identity, industries and economy while contributing to the professional and educational advancement of our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

UNE Research is Well Above World Standard (Rating 5) specializing in fields such as Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Ecology; Environmental Science and Management; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics; Geology; Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry; Rural Medicine and Health Services; Psychology; Mathematics; Soil Sciences and Zoology [based upon 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results].

UNE Research Centres include: Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU); Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law; Centre for Agribusiness; Centre for Local Government; Centre for Rural Criminology; Cotton Hub; New England Institute for Healthcare Research; Paleoscience Research Centre; PoultryHub Australia and the National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SIMERR).

Further information:

https://www.une.edu.au/research

https://www.une.edu.au/research/research-centres-institutes

 

UNE SMART Region Incubator (SRI)

The UNE SMART Region Incubator is friendly, focused and connected space built to join regional businesses with growth potential together with academic business research, business mentors, corporate and community partners.

With physical spaces in Armidale, Tamworth and Moree this business incubator brings together support, connections and a community of founders with innovative business ideas. Be it work space, expertise in the form of experience or research, data or information on funding opportunities, the UNE SMART Region Incubator is equipped to assist with the development of high growth business in our region.

The SMART Region Incubator has been active in supporting start-ups and founders in ag-tech, community health, creative industries and renewable energy to develop and grow regional Australian economies and business.

Further information:

https://smartri.com.au/

 

Boilerhouse Discovery Space

The Boilerhouse Discovery Space is an innovative project to tackle regional disadvantage in early childhood education and build a love of learning for children living in regional, rural and remote communities. Providing access to a play based experience that will create opportunities to engage with STEAM based learning activities for children aged 0-12 years in the New England North West region of New South Wales.

The project will convert the disused University’s coal-fired boilerhouse into a high quality, all-weather, all-day play and lifelong learning facilty that will help to bridge the regional educational divide. The project will bring together UNE’s expertise in early childhood education with its leading scientific innovators to create a world class facility for children and their families.

Providing a new type of experience for ‘educational tourists’ The Boilerhouse will benefit the regional economy by providing an iconic destination the encourages families to come to Armidale and extend their stay in the region growing the local economy and attracting new residents into the community.

Further information:

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une/une-boilerhouse-discovery-space

https://uneboilerhouse.org.au/

 

Virtual Hospital – New England Virtual Health Network (NEViHN)

Limitations in access to quality health care in rural communities is a leading cause of rural-urban health inequity and is responsible for at premature morbidity and mortality. The impact of bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragility of healthcare systems globally, and the ability of technology to assist us in times of unprecedented need. More efficient and effective methods of screening, monitoring and treatment are needed to deliver quality care to dispersed populations.

Using the latest in telehealth technology the NEViHN will bolster the existing rural, regional and remote (RRR) healthcare network and facilitate a pipeline of students entering its workforce.  Many areas in the New England North West have lower ratios of general practitioners relative to the population and a lower percentage of general practice attendances per person than the Australian average.   Enhancing the rural, regional and remote health workforce is a priority of the NSW and Australian Governments.

UNE’s NEViHN project is a long term solution to support a larger, better equipped rural health workforce around Australia. With studies showing that participation in an extended rural clinical school placement is strongly associated with students entering rural practice, the NEViHN’s rural placements will facilitate a larger New England North West health workforce and the training of digitally aware regional health practitioners into the future.

Further information:

https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/faculty-of-medicine-and-health/nevihn/about

https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/faculty-of-medicine-and-health/nevihn

 

Educational access and equity scholarships

The University of New England has been a leading innovator in flexible study for over 60 years, making it a leader in meeting the lifelong learning needs of students in all phases of their lives and careers. With over 20,000 online students UNE has innovative study options that provide accessible tertiary education to a diversity of students including many from lower socio-economic groups who are undertaking studies as the first in their families as well as mature aged students juggling work and family commitments.

Established as the first regional university in Australia, UNE has a proud history as a key provider of educational opportunities for students from regional, rural and remote (RRR) communities around the country. Scholarships for regional students provide them with financial certainty and can assist them with issues including costs associated with accommodation, food, study materials and transportation. The impact of the recent droughts and bushfires have had serious impacts upon the ability of farming families to support further study by their children and many UNE scholarships programs aim to provide them with the assistance that they need to complete their studies.

The University of New England’s Oorala Aboriginal Centre also provides practical support and assistance to over 1000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying with the University of New England. This includes innovative youth programs to familiarize school aged young people from smaller regional communities with tertiary educational options and valuable life experiences; the TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Course to assist them for starting at University; and mentoring and tutoring support for current students from their indigenous peers under the guidance of community elders.

Further information:

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une/une-scholarships

https://www.une.edu.au/info-for/indigenous-matters/oorala

 

 

Our People

CEO

Professor Brigid Heywood, Vice Chancellor & CEO

Leadership Team

To find out more about the UNE Senior Executive Team visit:

https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/executive

Names of Board Members

There are currently 13 members on the UNE Council made up of the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor, Chair of the Academic Board, staff representatives and a student representative, as well as members of local and metropolitan businesses and the wider community. There are designated Ministerial appointees (State Government) and external members appointed by Council.

https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/governance/une-council/council-members

https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/governance/une-council

 

Registration Information

ABN

75792 454 315

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Leave a lasting legacy

Anyone can make a bequest – you don’t have to be famous or rich to make a big difference. Your decision to make a bequest or leave a gift in your Will can have a profound effect upon the University of New England, creating a lasting legacy to support the institution. These five simple steps can help ensure that your Will supports your intentions and values when leaving a gift to UNE.

1. Choose your cause

What do you want to achieve with your gift? Do you want to support young people gain a tertiary education through a scholarship, improved facilities on campus or new research into rural health or the environment? There are many opportunities to support the work that UNE does across all of our faculties and programs and we can help you to identify the one which best meets your goals.

2. Decide on the type of gift

Plan ahead and work out what types of gift you want to make including:

  • Gifting the residue or remainder of your estate after you have provided for your family and friends
  • Leaving a percentage of your estate
  • Specifying a particular amount for your gift
  • Leaving your property or stocks and shares (which will then be managed by UNE in line with its policies)

3. Talk to your family about your decision

Let them know what your wishes are and why. Discuss how you are providing for them and try to ensure there are no surprises that they may wish to challenge. You should discuss your plans with your chosen executor or trustee as well. Looking after an estate can be a big job for which they will need to be prepared and it helps if they are clear on your intentions.

4. Work with your solicitor

Discuss the types of gifts best suit your needs and the correct wording to use to ensure that your wishes are met. A Codicil may be all that is required instead of re-writing your existing Will. Your solicitor can also identify any potential issues or concerns in advance.

5. Talk to the University

Contact the UNE Office of Advancement, Communications and Events as early as possible to discuss your wishes and ask any questions. We can assist with identifying the best way to channel your support so that meets your wishes, assist with the correct wording for your Will and provide advice on how we can acknowledge your gift most appropriately.

When you notify UNE of your intention to leave a bequest you will become a member of our Heritage Circle of donors. The Heritage Circle was established to acknowledge the generosity of those who, through planning to make a gift to the UNE in their Will, provide for world-class research and quality education for future generations of University of New England students: an investment in the future. The Heritage Circle is a way of acknowledging and thanking our benefactors during their lifetime.

 

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/bequests

General Donations

Give to UNE

UNE’s ability to deliver excellence in teaching and research depends greatly on the generosity of alumni and donors. You can make a donation, establish a bequest, or donate in memory of someone. Every gift, no matter its size, is an appreciated contribution.

At UNE we understand the importance of implementing and ensuring the proper stewardship of your gift. Whether your gift is an annual gift, a gift for capital improvement or the establishment of an endowment, it will help advance the mission of UNE and make a positive difference in the lives of others. We also believe that your giving should align with what is most meaningful to you.

Gifts and donations of $2 and over are tax deductible under Division 30 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.  The UNE Foundation is endorsed as a Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR).

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Mission / Objective

The University of New England was established as the first regional university in Australia and has its main campus in the regional city of Armidale, NSW. Throughout its history the University has been a leading pioneer in external studies and online learning providing access to tertiary education to students from across Australia, especially those located in regional, rural and remote (RRR) communities.

Further information: https://www.une.edu.au/

Our Services

Giving to the University of New England

The University of New England was originally established by a generous act of philanthropy with the donation of the magnificent homestead Booloominbah and its farmlands to establish the country’s first regional university back in 1938. UNE’s ability to deliver excellence in teaching and research depends greatly on the generosity of our alumni and philanthropic donors.  Every gift, no matter its size, is an appreciated contribution. At UNE we understand the importance of implementing and ensuring the proper stewardship of your gift. Whether your gift is an annual gift, a gift for capital improvement or the establishment of an endowment to support a scholarship, it will help advance the mission of UNE and make a positive difference in the lives of others. Gifts and donations of $2 and over are tax deductible under Division 30 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.  The UNE Foundation is also endorsed as a Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR). Enquiries about donations and bequests to the University of New England should be directed to the Office of Advancement, Communications and Events (email advance@une.edu.au)

Further information:

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une/2020-giving-report

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une/une-foundation

Projects in Progress

UNE Research

UNE’s long track record in research excellence includes a strong focus on Australia’s regional identity, industries and economy while contributing to the professional and educational advancement of our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

UNE Research is Well Above World Standard (Rating 5) specializing in fields such as Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Ecology; Environmental Science and Management; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics; Geology; Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry; Rural Medicine and Health Services; Psychology; Mathematics; Soil Sciences and Zoology [based upon 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results].

UNE Research Centres include: Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU); Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law; Centre for Agribusiness; Centre for Local Government; Centre for Rural Criminology; Cotton Hub; New England Institute for Healthcare Research; Paleoscience Research Centre; PoultryHub Australia and the National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SIMERR).

Further information:

https://www.une.edu.au/research

https://www.une.edu.au/research/research-centres-institutes

 

UNE SMART Region Incubator (SRI)

The UNE SMART Region Incubator is friendly, focused and connected space built to join regional businesses with growth potential together with academic business research, business mentors, corporate and community partners.

With physical spaces in Armidale, Tamworth and Moree this business incubator brings together support, connections and a community of founders with innovative business ideas. Be it work space, expertise in the form of experience or research, data or information on funding opportunities, the UNE SMART Region Incubator is equipped to assist with the development of high growth business in our region.

The SMART Region Incubator has been active in supporting start-ups and founders in ag-tech, community health, creative industries and renewable energy to develop and grow regional Australian economies and business.

Further information:

https://smartri.com.au/

 

Boilerhouse Discovery Space

The Boilerhouse Discovery Space is an innovative project to tackle regional disadvantage in early childhood education and build a love of learning for children living in regional, rural and remote communities. Providing access to a play based experience that will create opportunities to engage with STEAM based learning activities for children aged 0-12 years in the New England North West region of New South Wales.

The project will convert the disused University’s coal-fired boilerhouse into a high quality, all-weather, all-day play and lifelong learning facilty that will help to bridge the regional educational divide. The project will bring together UNE’s expertise in early childhood education with its leading scientific innovators to create a world class facility for children and their families.

Providing a new type of experience for ‘educational tourists’ The Boilerhouse will benefit the regional economy by providing an iconic destination the encourages families to come to Armidale and extend their stay in the region growing the local economy and attracting new residents into the community.

Further information:

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une/une-boilerhouse-discovery-space

https://uneboilerhouse.org.au/

 

Virtual Hospital – New England Virtual Health Network (NEViHN)

Limitations in access to quality health care in rural communities is a leading cause of rural-urban health inequity and is responsible for at premature morbidity and mortality. The impact of bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragility of healthcare systems globally, and the ability of technology to assist us in times of unprecedented need. More efficient and effective methods of screening, monitoring and treatment are needed to deliver quality care to dispersed populations.

Using the latest in telehealth technology the NEViHN will bolster the existing rural, regional and remote (RRR) healthcare network and facilitate a pipeline of students entering its workforce.  Many areas in the New England North West have lower ratios of general practitioners relative to the population and a lower percentage of general practice attendances per person than the Australian average.   Enhancing the rural, regional and remote health workforce is a priority of the NSW and Australian Governments.

UNE’s NEViHN project is a long term solution to support a larger, better equipped rural health workforce around Australia. With studies showing that participation in an extended rural clinical school placement is strongly associated with students entering rural practice, the NEViHN’s rural placements will facilitate a larger New England North West health workforce and the training of digitally aware regional health practitioners into the future.

Further information:

https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/faculty-of-medicine-and-health/nevihn/about

https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/faculty-of-medicine-and-health/nevihn

 

Educational access and equity scholarships

The University of New England has been a leading innovator in flexible study for over 60 years, making it a leader in meeting the lifelong learning needs of students in all phases of their lives and careers. With over 20,000 online students UNE has innovative study options that provide accessible tertiary education to a diversity of students including many from lower socio-economic groups who are undertaking studies as the first in their families as well as mature aged students juggling work and family commitments.

Established as the first regional university in Australia, UNE has a proud history as a key provider of educational opportunities for students from regional, rural and remote (RRR) communities around the country. Scholarships for regional students provide them with financial certainty and can assist them with issues including costs associated with accommodation, food, study materials and transportation. The impact of the recent droughts and bushfires have had serious impacts upon the ability of farming families to support further study by their children and many UNE scholarships programs aim to provide them with the assistance that they need to complete their studies.

The University of New England’s Oorala Aboriginal Centre also provides practical support and assistance to over 1000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying with the University of New England. This includes innovative youth programs to familiarize school aged young people from smaller regional communities with tertiary educational options and valuable life experiences; the TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Course to assist them for starting at University; and mentoring and tutoring support for current students from their indigenous peers under the guidance of community elders.

Further information:

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une/une-scholarships

https://www.une.edu.au/info-for/indigenous-matters/oorala

 

 

Our People

CEO

Professor Brigid Heywood, Vice Chancellor & CEO

Leadership Team

To find out more about the UNE Senior Executive Team visit:

https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/executive

Names of Board Members

There are currently 13 members on the UNE Council made up of the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor, Chair of the Academic Board, staff representatives and a student representative, as well as members of local and metropolitan businesses and the wider community. There are designated Ministerial appointees (State Government) and external members appointed by Council.

https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/governance/une-council/council-members

https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/governance/une-council

 

Registration Information

ABN

75792 454 315

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Leave a lasting legacy

Anyone can make a bequest – you don’t have to be famous or rich to make a big difference. Your decision to make a bequest or leave a gift in your Will can have a profound effect upon the University of New England, creating a lasting legacy to support the institution. These five simple steps can help ensure that your Will supports your intentions and values when leaving a gift to UNE.

1. Choose your cause

What do you want to achieve with your gift? Do you want to support young people gain a tertiary education through a scholarship, improved facilities on campus or new research into rural health or the environment? There are many opportunities to support the work that UNE does across all of our faculties and programs and we can help you to identify the one which best meets your goals.

2. Decide on the type of gift

Plan ahead and work out what types of gift you want to make including:

  • Gifting the residue or remainder of your estate after you have provided for your family and friends
  • Leaving a percentage of your estate
  • Specifying a particular amount for your gift
  • Leaving your property or stocks and shares (which will then be managed by UNE in line with its policies)

3. Talk to your family about your decision

Let them know what your wishes are and why. Discuss how you are providing for them and try to ensure there are no surprises that they may wish to challenge. You should discuss your plans with your chosen executor or trustee as well. Looking after an estate can be a big job for which they will need to be prepared and it helps if they are clear on your intentions.

4. Work with your solicitor

Discuss the types of gifts best suit your needs and the correct wording to use to ensure that your wishes are met. A Codicil may be all that is required instead of re-writing your existing Will. Your solicitor can also identify any potential issues or concerns in advance.

5. Talk to the University

Contact the UNE Office of Advancement, Communications and Events as early as possible to discuss your wishes and ask any questions. We can assist with identifying the best way to channel your support so that meets your wishes, assist with the correct wording for your Will and provide advice on how we can acknowledge your gift most appropriately.

When you notify UNE of your intention to leave a bequest you will become a member of our Heritage Circle of donors. The Heritage Circle was established to acknowledge the generosity of those who, through planning to make a gift to the UNE in their Will, provide for world-class research and quality education for future generations of University of New England students: an investment in the future. The Heritage Circle is a way of acknowledging and thanking our benefactors during their lifetime.

 

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/bequests

General Donations

Give to UNE

UNE’s ability to deliver excellence in teaching and research depends greatly on the generosity of alumni and donors. You can make a donation, establish a bequest, or donate in memory of someone. Every gift, no matter its size, is an appreciated contribution.

At UNE we understand the importance of implementing and ensuring the proper stewardship of your gift. Whether your gift is an annual gift, a gift for capital improvement or the establishment of an endowment, it will help advance the mission of UNE and make a positive difference in the lives of others. We also believe that your giving should align with what is most meaningful to you.

Gifts and donations of $2 and over are tax deductible under Division 30 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.  The UNE Foundation is endorsed as a Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR).

https://www.une.edu.au/alumni/give-to-une

Work with us

Volunteer with us

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