7 secrets to exam success

It’s officially exam season, which means students are currently burying themselves in their course resources, desperately trying to remember how to hold a pen… or watching Netflix on the lounge at home. If you are, however, not one with the miraculous luck of studying a non-exam degree – or even if you’re preparing for an in-class test – the time for exam tips is now. Here are the 7 secrets to Exam Success, so that when the high score hunt comes you won’t be a sitting duck.

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Don’t be that person – how to be a good uni friend

We’ve all had that one friend during our uni career who, either by attitude or behaviour, has been… less that helpful in our academic quest. You know the type: suggesting going out on the night an assessment is due, derailing group work meetings with the latest happenings on The Bachelor, relying just a bit too heavily on your study notes. The kinds of things you’re … Continue reading Don’t be that person – how to be a good uni friend

How to become a pro at prioritising

We’ve all set sail on that one semester with the best of intentions before realising around major assignment time that something’s gone a bit awry. But it’s not too late to steer your ship to the waters of success; all that’s needed is a bit of planning. Indeed, with the sheer amount of responsibilities you juggle as a uni student, time can be a fleeting … Continue reading How to become a pro at prioritising

Why you should consider doing placement overseas

It’s pretty safe to say that the average uni student is at a time in their life where travel seems particularly attractive. Whether it’s from the birth of new horizons, the sensation of coming of age, or just a really strong desire to depart from lecture life for a while, you might be considering taking some time to go overseas. However as the aforementioned uni … Continue reading Why you should consider doing placement overseas

Orientation: The what, where, when and why

What is Orientation? It’s excitement time. Orientation is your first chance to experience uni life and what it’s like to be a student at Uni of Newcastle. You can interact and network with other students, both new and continuing, and learn about all the experiences and opportunities on offer at the University of Newcastle. During Orientation you will get to meet the staff helping you … Continue reading Orientation: The what, where, when and why