The University of Newcastle is so much more than JUST Callaghan campus. As a student whose classes are based out of the City Precinct, I get that sometimes it’s easy to feel out of the loop (cue Shannon Noll ‘What about me?’). But in actual fact, there’s a heap of regular events based out of the other campuses. Wondering how you can find out about these? I’ve got you covered.
Upsides of studying at home: Pyjamas, privacy, peace and quiet, Netflix, bed…
Downside of studying at home: How much study did you actually do?
Trekking to campus can sometimes be an effort, but the atmosphere of studying around other students has a tendency to switch you from procrastination into productive mode. Or maybe you don’t want to study near other students and read your textbooks in a Fortress of Solitude. Either way, you can find both of these on campus! Continue reading “Our favourite study spots on campus”
You’ve made it. All the hard work has paid off and you’re finally a student at the University of Newcastle.
It may seem like you’ve reached your end goal but this is just the beginning.
A plethora of exciting, rewarding and sometimes challenging experiences are coming your way. Best to be prepared.
In October 2018, the University of Newcastle celebrated student achievements with the inaugural Student Engagement Awards. Born from the previous Campus Life Awards and Industry and Employability Awards, the Student Engagement Awards are designed to recognise students who go above and beyond to contribute to the University community. Not only are they boosting fellow students’ time studying, they’re also paving the way for a successful … Continue reading 5 Questions with Ollie Cook
Nothing feels better than waking up knowing you have two weeks of sweet, sweet freedom. No classes. No lectures. No battling it out for a park. In previous weeks you would have to set your alarm for 7am. Sit in gridlock. Stay up way too late trying to complete readings. Foregoing nights in front of Netflix with your Uber Eats to maintain your status as … Continue reading How to make the most of your ‘fake break’
His palms are sweaty, eyes weak, books are heavyThere’s coffee on his sweater already, last-minute studyHe’s nervous, but on the surface he (doesn’t) look calm and readyTo ace exams, but he keeps on forgettin’What he wrote down, the writing time has started nowHe opens the paper, but the words won’t come outHe’s chokin’, how, everybody’s jokin’ nowThe clocks run out, times up, over, blaow! At … Continue reading It’s the end of the world as we know it (Except it probably isn’t)
‘Enterprise’ and ‘innovation’ may sound like corporate buzzwords, and there seems to be a lingering misconception that enterprise and innovation apply just to business/engineering/science fields, but really their application is limitless. It’s all about big ideas, fresh ways of thinking and revolutionary approaches to doing things. Wondering how you can bring this new mindset to your degree? Well lucky for you, there’s a heap of … Continue reading Five electives that will teach you enterprise and innovation
When was the last time you felt the rush of warm and fuzzy feelings you receive after doing something good for someone else? Well, I challenge you to do something great for your student community. And if you don’t get that rush of good feelings after 30 days… I was going to offer you some money back but who am I kidding. I’m a uni … Continue reading 4 ways you can give back to your student community
Congratulations! You’ve put in the hard yards and finally have your degree. Time to toss that graduation cap up in the air and celebrate. Sayonara Blackboard. Adios exams. But you didn’t think you were completely done with the University now did you? *drum roll* Enter University of Newcastle Alumni. The University of Newcastle Alumni Network is made up of 143,000 diverse people from across 145 … Continue reading Why you should stay in touch with the University after graduation
If there’s one thing you’ll get to know pretty intimately while you’re a student at the University of Newcastle, it’s the library. It’s basically your uni significant other. The library encourages you to work harder, supports you during that night-before cram, and is the perfect host when you’re hanging out with your group study buddies. But what would you say if I told you…there’s things … Continue reading 5 things you didn’t know about our Uni libraries
University of Newcastle student Matt Graham has taken the world by storm, winning silver in the Men’s Moguls at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Navigator writer, Sarah James, sat down with the World No. 3 mogul skier to find out what it takes to become an Olympic champion, as well as find time to study a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/Bachelor of Business. NAV: How … Continue reading Q&A with Winter Olympic medallist, Matt Graham
Imagine a world where you can get feedback on that dreaded assessment you’ve been putting off. It would be pretty amazing, yeah? While your academics aren’t the be-all and end-all of your university experience, it’s a crucial part of helping you find success. After all, isn’t the content you’re studying the main reason you came to university? Researching, writing academic essays and referencing can feel … Continue reading 6 ways you can improve your academic skills