What to Expect on Graduation Day

Graduation season is upon us. Congratulations on making it this far! This is the time to celebrate your successes, catch up with your year group and receive that all-important certificate that represents all your blood, sweat and tears of the last few years.  Consider this article your guide, from one soon-to-be graduate to another.  Preparation: The university has several ceremonies a day and it’s important … Continue reading What to Expect on Graduation Day

Managing End of Year Burnout

Late mid-semester breaks aren’t always easy. You push yourself for ten weeks, maybe get two weeks off (more likely use those two weeks to study and prepare for the month of assessments and exams when you get back) and then go straight into a month or so of intensive end-of-semester assignments and exams before launching straight into the festive season.  When I signed up to … Continue reading Managing End of Year Burnout

The Compliment Sandwich; A Tasty Tip for Giving Constructive Feedback

Have you ever opened your email inbox and been overwhelmed by an influx of feedback surveys? Have you ever thought that your opinion didn’t matter or wouldn’t change things? With the Course Experience Survey just around the corner, I’m here to tell you why student feedback matters, and how you can make your voice heard.  The University releases several surveys across the year, all quantifying … Continue reading The Compliment Sandwich; A Tasty Tip for Giving Constructive Feedback

Get the Most Out of Your University Placement

Semester two of university is back in full swing, bringing with it all kinds of responsibilities, due dates and competing demands. For some of the student community, it also signals the beginning of work placement and internship components of their courses.   This can be an intimidating prospect to many – especially when managing other life considerations like paying rent, finding accommodation, paid work commitments and … Continue reading Get the Most Out of Your University Placement

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Building your best online self; a professional presence

This article covers some of the steps and suggestions you can take to dress up your online persona and make sure you put your best digital foot forward.  Picture this.   You’ve made it through a three-to-five-year degree.   You’ve received your degree in your sweaty little mitts.   You feel a momentary burst of relief as the pressure that hung over your head disintegrates!  And then…   You … Continue reading Building your best online self; a professional presence

Innovation has a new home: The University of Newcastle

Got a great idea and not sure what to do with it? The University of Newcastle are nurturing people just like you. Check out what these clever cookies from the University of Newcastle have been designing and developing.  Entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing career path and not just for those studying a Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Solutions to present and future problems are being … Continue reading Innovation has a new home: The University of Newcastle