The 4 best ways to stay informed at University

1.   Navigator (aka this trusty blog) Navigator is maintained by a team of students just like you! Every article written on our blog is created by students for students. It’s a safe place for students to share the realities faced when studying at university. We aim to connect with students who have encountered similar experiences and help them in some way. Navigator is a great … Continue reading The 4 best ways to stay informed at University

Your guide to Arts & Culture at the University of Newcastle

While I’m sure you’re knuckles deep in pen ink and diving head first into those textbooks, why not detach yourself from your studies for a few hours and enjoy some arts and culture. You and I both know you’ve been working hard and deserve a textbook detox. So to sate your creative spirit, here’s a little list of all the best places to get a … Continue reading Your guide to Arts & Culture at the University of Newcastle

Your guide to Arts & Culture at Uni Newcastle

While I’m sure you’re knuckles deep in pen ink and diving head first into those textbooks, why not detach yourself from your studies for a few hours and enjoy some arts and culture. You and I both know you’ve been working hard and deserve a textbook detox. So to sate your creative spirit, here’s a little list of all the best places to get a … Continue reading Your guide to Arts & Culture at Uni Newcastle

Start planting the seed now for your semester exchange

Studying on an exchange is an excellent, once-in-a-lifetime experience. There’s no question about the amount of preparation which goes into your semester abroad: the application, budgeting, accommodation, sorting enrolment – the list goes on. By getting started on your application now, you can take a lot of stress out of the lead-up to it. And best of all, you don’t have to plan it on … Continue reading Start planting the seed now for your semester exchange

5 ways you can live a more environmentally-friendly life

Sustainable living is important for one very simple reason: to maintain our quality of life as human beings. You may think as an individual your impact may not count or your contribution won’t save the planet, so what’s the point? Wrong! Every little bit counts and the root of change lies in the understanding and striving towards sustainability. Here’s three simple ways that you can … Continue reading 5 ways you can live a more environmentally-friendly life

5 ways to squeeze exercise into your study schedule

If you’re a full-time student, you understand the demands of your study load is often more intense than a full-time job, yet on top of that we’re also supposed to worry about social lives, making actual money and attempting to stay healthy. You can’t hide from me – I know the one thing we tend to neglect during semester is our health and wellness. This … Continue reading 5 ways to squeeze exercise into your study schedule

Saying goodbye to STIs

Sex isn’t taboo and it’s important to be able to have a healthy discussion about sex so that you can develop healthy relationships and behaviours. Sexual Health And Guidance (SHAG) Week is held annually across the Newcastle City Precinct, Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses and is all about promoting healthy sexual health habits and education around consent and respect. In the spirit of SHAG Week, here are … Continue reading Saying goodbye to STIs

Graduate program vs graduate position: what’s the difference?

Okay final year students and near graduates, listen up! When it comes to searching for a job after graduation, you typically have two options: a graduate program or a graduate position. Sometimes there is no way of knowing what’s better for us and some people might not even know that these are different. I don’t blame you – it can be difficult to tell them … Continue reading Graduate program vs graduate position: what’s the difference?

5 apps every student needs to succeed

Smartphones get a pretty bad rap when it comes to study. They distract you, disrupt your sleep schedule and can lead to hundreds of wasted hours looking at memes. So why not instead use them for something other than procrastination? There are plenty of apps out there to help you focus on your study and improve your wellbeing. We’ve compiled five of the best ones … Continue reading 5 apps every student needs to succeed

The A-Z of university classes

Transitioning into uni life can sometimes feel like a challenging process, especially when it comes to sorting out your classes. The style of classes you will take are often very different to those in high school or TAFE. We understand it may be confusing when your timetable displays a mix of workshops, lectures, labs, tutorials and seminars. So, to help wrap your head around it, … Continue reading The A-Z of university classes

Enrolment must-knows

*ATTENTION ATTENTION, ENROLMENT IS NEAR* Have you got your enrolment sorted? If you’re anything like me in my first few years of study the answer is “no…what…when…why…how?” After two years of being completely stumped every time enrolment came around something magical happened which was me learning a few things. So here are my tips to help you be a pro at enrolment. Enrolment Schedule First…CHECK … Continue reading Enrolment must-knows

Enrolment for dummies

*ATTENTION ATTENTION, ENROLMENT IS NEAR* Have you got your enrolment sorted? If you’re anything like me in my first few years of study the answer is “no…what…when…why…how?” After two years of being completely stumped every time enrolment came around something magical happened which was me learning a few things. So here are my tips to help you be a pro at enrolment. Enrolment Schedule First…CHECK … Continue reading Enrolment for dummies