Although studying at uni is the preferred style for a lot of students, sometimes you just want to be in the comfort of your own home when you spend hours hitting the books. You may stay home due to the flu, maybe your car breaks down, or maybe you just don’t want to change out of your classic uggs, regardless you find yourself swapping the University funded desks for the op-shop dining table that Mum picked up last Christmas and it is looking a little bare.
Do you know what that means? It’s time to spend an afternoon of your study period getting your makeshift home office looking like it stepped straight out of Queer Eye!
But because we don’t all have Netflix money, we’ll be doing this on a student budget. Here are a few (affordable) tips for you to get your home study spaces looking absolutely fly.
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There’s not many things better than a scholarship. Maybe your nan’s spag bol, or a celebratory beer after you’ve submitted your final assignment, or maybe when you see a dog on your way to class.
You’ve probably heard it before, the University of Newcastle has loads of scholarships. But some students believe that scholarships are only for the “best of the best”, and the highly competitive nature of scholarship applications has left them shying away from even giving them a go.
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I get popped the question all the time. Not the “what do you want for dinner?” or “will you marry me?” kind of question, but more along the lines of: “Hey, member of the LGBTQIA+ community, how can I be your ally?”
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While we’ve all been staying indoors, eating late lunches after 10AM sleep-ins, and adding to our plant collections, our campus has been waiting for our return. It’s always been there for us when we needed it, for a cheeky library session or printing off an assignment. But now it’s time for us to meet again and there’s so much we need to catch up on. … Continue reading 7 of the best kept secret spots on our campuses
Who doesn’t love a lazy Sunday… and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday…?
Okay, so maybe we’re all guilty of chilling at home rather than venturing into uni and there have certainly been a few days where we swapped our study notes for pyjamas and pillows.
This doesn’t mean we have to make studying at home hard for ourselves! There’s a lot of things that can be done from the very comfort of our home. So if you’re struggling with your next assignment, you don’t have to run to your local library and bury yourself in books.
Just sit back, get yourself a cuppa, and check out some of these study supports you can access without even having to leave your bed.
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Happy Green Week everyone! As humans, it’s in our nature to care about… nature! But did you know as University of Newcastle students, you are also a student of a University that cares about the environment as well.
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The best thing about the Student Engagement Awards isn’t getting glammed up for the night, or trying to eat all the tapas you can manage, or even snapping that perfect pic for your Instagram story (although these are some great perks). The best thing about your Student Engagement Award is what comes next. Not only do you get the shiny certificate, but you also get to note on your resume that you were a winner. Pretty impressive stuff!
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