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History & Mission

The organisation that was to become UoN Services Limited (the U) was formed in 1961 by a group of visionary staff and students, initially providing food for the Newcastle University College community from a caravan at Tighes Hill.

The U has grown to become the organisation that provides and manages a range of services and facilities on the Callaghan campus including bars, a range of food outlets as well as a functions centre. It also provides common meeting grounds and social centres for students and staff of the University and the broader University community.

UoNS is now a public company limited by guarantee, a controlled entity of the University of Newcastle, and is governed by a Board of Directors which includes student representatives, University appointees and independent directors with expertise from various business sectors.


UoN Services operates on four key values: Engagement, Support, Innovation and Sustainability.

Our Mission

Excellence in service provision.

Our Vision

A vibrant and engaging student experience and campus life.