It may or may not come as a surprise to you, but our University allows you the opportunity to be the recipient of a multitude of awards. So what are these sneaky student prizes? We spoke to Bec Stone from the Office of Alumni and Philanthropy to get the inside scoop. A lot of the academic awards are based on either your WAM or GPA. … Continue reading How to score yourself a University Prize
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Starting your own club is an incredibly rewarding experience. Aside from sprucing up your resume, you’re also giving back to the University of Newcastle community and get to make a tonne of friends along the way. But like all good things – it comes with its challenges. Building your club from the ground up can be a huge task. We spoke with Student Engagement Leader, … Continue reading How to start a club or society
Have you ever wondered what life is like for someone with a disability? Well, it’s challenging! I live with a form of cerebral palsy that affects my body movement, muscle control, and balance. Continue reading My experience as a student with a disability