How to get help when you feel like you’re in too deep

It may be tempting to dismiss your hardship as another problem that isn’t important, but it’s vital that you speak up because people can only help you if they actually know what’s going on. Luckily, the Universtity has a bunch of services targeted at helping you overcome your challenges and find success. Speak with a Student Progress Advisor Student Progress Advisors are here to help … Continue reading How to get help when you feel like you’re in too deep

(Service) Dogs of Uni Newcastle

DOGS! Everyone loves a furry companion. You may not know it, but there are a few select circumstances where you can actually bring your dog on campus. According to the great sources of knowledge at AskUON, you can bring your dog on campus if it is on a lead – it just can’t go inside any buildings or classrooms. However you can bring them wherever … Continue reading (Service) Dogs of Uni Newcastle

The ALLY Network: Your safe space at the University of Newcastle

Students can experience numerous challenges while at university, but for those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, these can be especially unique. The University of Newcastle aspires to be an inclusive environment – which is why the ALLY Network is such an important support service. If you’re struggling with your sexual orientation or gender identity, this can be your safe space on campus. … Continue reading The ALLY Network: Your safe space at the University of Newcastle

The ALLY Network: Your safe space at Uni of Newcastle

Students can experience numerous challenges while at university, but for those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, these can be especially unique. The University of Newcastle aspires to be an inclusive environment – which is why the ALLY Network is such an important support service. If you’re struggling with your sexual orientation or gender identity, this can be your safe space on campus. … Continue reading The ALLY Network: Your safe space at Uni of Newcastle

Unexpected places your degree can take you

When you choose to study at UON, there are usually three reasons for doing so: You enjoy the course content You’re aiming for a specific career path You’re here for the ride In every degree, there’s often a traditional career pathway with an emphasis on specific jobs depending on your major or directed courses. While it can be easy to start thinking ‘I’m not going … Continue reading Unexpected places your degree can take you

How to get help when you feel like you’re in too deep

It may be tempting to dismiss your hardship as another problem that isn’t important, but it’s vital that you speak up because people can only help you if they actually know what’s going on. Luckily, UON has a bunch of services targeted at helping you overcome your challenges and find success. Speak with a Student Advisor Student Advisors are here to help you get through your … Continue reading How to get help when you feel like you’re in too deep

5 questions with Gina Gilmour

All Uni of Newcastle students have their own unique story to tell. Here at Navigator we want to share with you a few of those stories. We spoke with Bachelor of Construction Management Student, Gina Gilmour, on what led her to studying and her experience studying a traditionally male-dominated program. NAVIGATOR: When you were younger did you ever picture yourself studying Construction Management? GG: I’ve … Continue reading 5 questions with Gina Gilmour

What to do if your degree isn’t right for you

You might have had a change of heart career-wise, or you might not have known what you wanted to do with your life and just jumped the gun. When six assignments are all due at once and you’ve got family and work commitments (and probably a million other tasks), it’s natural for the negative thoughts to start creeping in. You’re not the only one who … Continue reading What to do if your degree isn’t right for you

Why you should give PASS a go

Have you ever felt like you’re struggling to understand your course content? Like you need someone to break it down into your language? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. This is where PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is able to help. What is PASS? PASS Program Coordinator Karen Cutts, says PASS is a “regularly scheduled, super-charged study session” led by a student who has … Continue reading Why you should give PASS a go

How to ace an interview with not-so-great grades

Have you ever looked at your transcript and felt disheartened? Have you thought that since the job market is super competitive that you won’t get a job? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Whilst it may appear grades are the be-all and end-all, this is not the case. As such, here’s some advice to ace the dreaded job search and subsequent interview. Self-Reflect We … Continue reading How to ace an interview with not-so-great grades

Studying hacks

Are you someone who struggles to study during exam time? We’ve all been there at some time or another.

According to Lil, a Learning Advisor for Academic Learning Support there are numerous reasons we don’t study effectively. One reason is that we try to “do too much at once,” in which we tend to procrastinate. Family and friends also tend to interrupt us and our surroundings can also be factors that make us struggle to study.

We’ve compiled some tips for you to make the most of studying in exam time.

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