7 of the best courses for students on LinkedIn Learning

University of Newcastle students now have access to over 5000 free short courses on LinkedIn Learning. The site covers a huge range of topics that fit within three main categories of business, creativity, and technology. You don’t need a LinkedIn account to access the site (although you may consider making one after taking a course on the site) and you can personalise which courses are recommended to you.

For more info about how to use the site visit the University’s library guide here. If you aren’t sure what to tackle first, we’ve pulled together seven of the best courses for students.

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Everything you need to know about UNSA, the new student association

For the first time in our university’s history, there is now only one student association that represents all students at the University of Newcastle. As of the 1st of July 2020, the three existing student associations (NUSA, NUSPA & Yourimbah) dissolved and reformed as UNSA (The University of Newcastle Students’ Association). This is not a merger of three associations, but instead the establishment of a larger and more diverse representative structure.

This new association has been in the works since 2016 and will offer the same support and resources as before but has also implemented positions that represent the 4000 Cloud Campus students as well as the Port Macquarie and Sydney campuses.

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5 ways to adjust to studying at home

With the University transitioning most teaching activities to a virtual delivery, many of you will now find that you’ll be required to study remotely.

Adjusting to studying away from campus can be challenging in different ways for different students, so here are 5 tips to help you have a smooth transition from the classroom to the loungeroom/bedroom/living room.

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Protecting your data online: what you need to know

Have you ever fallen trap to a particularly convincing online scam? I’m not talking about those emails that offer a cut of four million dollars from a mysterious (and now conveniently deceased) relative if you just pay a few thousand for the bank fees. I mean emails that come from something that looks so real you don’t even give it a second thought.

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