It’s that time of year again, when the weather is just about to get that little bit warmer, you’ve cruised past the halfway point of the year, and most importantly you’re about to celebrate the hell out of Autonomy. For those new students not in the know, or those more seasoned students who just didn’t really ask questions about why campus seems to have a … Continue reading Partying safely at Autonomy Day
It’s well known that University’s annual Autonomy Day is one of the largest events on the student calendar.
After some unfortunate pandemic-related cancellations, we are excited to announce the long awaited return of the party, with Autonomy Day celebrations kicking off once again on Friday, 5 August 2022!
The celebration marks the declaration of our University as an independent tertiary institution separated from UNSW is packed with various activities, exhibitions and performances all culminating in the legendary extravaganza of Autonomy Party.
Parallel to past international social and political movements, the University of Newcastle was not granted autonomy easily or without conflict.
The Census Date: It may sound like a terrifying day where every student is counted and tallied into a giant University branded sack of information. When in reality, Census Date is the last day to withdraw or drop a course without financial and/or academic penalty (depending on your program). Huh? International students: If you are an international student, you must contact your Program Advisor if … Continue reading 4 things you have to do before Census Date
Every university student can relate to feeling overwhelmed at some time during their studies. Whether it’s the end of semester rush, balancing life and uni responsibilities, or that one group project (we’ve all been there!). It’s important to know you’re never alone in dealing with these feelings. There are many helpful methods that can organise your time and headspace, as well as resources you can … Continue reading Feeling overwhelmed? Dw, Nav has your back
Whether you’re nearing the end of your degree and have a few elective spaces to fill or you’re just starting out at university and want to kick off your year with an interesting course – the University of Newcastle offers a range of unique electives beyond HUBS, LEGL or NURS courses already in your program plan. There are so many hidden gems just waiting to … Continue reading 5 interesting electives you didn’t know you could study in Winter Term
It’s not your fault. During the whirlwind that was Orientation – meeting your peers, hitting the water park, sussing out the best coffee joints – you probably didn’t think to write down every single piece of info coming at you.
(Net)Work Hard, Play Hard. Networking might sound like the worst thing in the world sometimes. Starting a chat with strangers is just not it when unaccompanied by a schooner of liquid confidence in a crowded pub. But in reality, it isn’t so bad. After all, there are so many ways to network, you just have to use the methods right for you. Plus, networking is … Continue reading (Net)Work Hard, Play Hard
Interested in upskilling or gaining more experience while you study? Do you want to help out fellow students and make a contribution to campus life? Volunteering with the uni could be the answer! The volunteering program is well established at the University and while it looks slightly different at the moment in our online environment, there are still loads of opportunities up for grabs. I … Continue reading Everything you need to know about volunteering at the Uni of Newcastle
Ever wondered what makes a University of Newcastle student tick? What their favourite thing about Uni is, or even any sneaky student tips? Well Navigator has got you covered, we sat down (virtually), with a representative from the Queer Collective Max Tran to get the inside scoop on all things student life at the University of Newcastle with a rapid fire round of 20 questions. … Continue reading Student Stories: Pride Week Edition!
Are you feeling like you’re not getting as much out of the ~uni experience~ as you wanted? Absolutely lost on how to create long-lasting friendships while balancing study with other commitments? Wanting to easily find avenues for future work or find career relevant positions? Or are you even wanting to give back to the university through volunteering and make real change at the place you … Continue reading How to get the most out of university life: outside the classroom
We’ve all been there, you’ve received a mark you’re not happy with after spending what seems like forever on the assessment and you’re feeling defeated. While it’s normal to feel disappointed when you don’t receive the results you aimed for it’s important to remember that not all is lost, that one mark doesn’t define you and there are so many ways to bounce back! Instead … Continue reading The Navigators not-so-secret tip to acing your assignments.
Think you have a winning idea but lacking the funds or expertise to make your dream a reality? Entering University of Newcastle’s Start it Up Pitch Competition in 2021 may be your first step to business success! The Start it Up Pitch Competition provides students with an opportunity to showcase and be recognised for their innovative business ideas. The competition is held annually, and entry … Continue reading Start it Up Pitch Competition! What, How and Why.