Have you ever thought that while working hard and achieving the academic goals you set out for yourself is great, but sometimes you wish that there was a result more tangible than a D (Distinction) on your transcript? Since 2019, the University of Newcastle has awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarships. Sponsored by our Vice-Chancellor and reflecting our commitment to excellence, the main focus of these … Continue reading Meet the 2023 Academic Excellence Scholarship Recipients
Picture this – you’ve woken up one day and you’re feeling off, “meh it’s not too bad I’ll probably be fine after a day or two, have some medicine and drink 2 litres of water”, but you’re still sick after 5 days. Heading to your GP for a session, the doctor gives you advice on how to treat this type of illness and writes you … Continue reading Medical care on campus; what’s available?
With final assessments out of the way, now is a great time to check out some of the social Clubs on campus! I’ve gotten in touch with some of the clubs running end of year events, to spotlight some exciting events that are happening in November. Indian Student Association of Newcastle University (ISANU) – Bollywood Night Event ISANU is all about promoting and celebrating Indian … Continue reading 4 Club events you can attend in November
We all have the right to feel safe and secure, and with the university break coming up, our daily activities might look a bit different. With that in mind, we’ve spoken to Jayne McCartney, the Respectful Communities Coordinator at the University of Newcastle, to see how students can feel safe while enjoying their time off. What are some safety services that the University offers? The … Continue reading Living your best life in the uni break
It’s that time again, when uni feels like feeding time at the zoo. You finally handed in that final assignment, a weight has been lifted off your shoulders, you feel like you can breathe again.
But then you remember something… exams start in a matter of weeks.
How can you possibly prepare for a final exam in two weeks? You’ve been so busy you haven’t even given this any thought. Isn’t there something that can make all of this easier? Surely other students are feeling the same.
I’ve got good news for you. They do. And there is something that can help.
Continue reading “PASS exam sessions…what the?”
Although the year is starting to come to a close, there are still plenty of fun social events right around the corner! I’ve gotten in touch with some of the Clubs on campus, to shine a spotlight on some of the exciting events in store for October. Historia – Dress Up Trivia Night Historia is a social club for any students with an interest in history, … Continue reading 5 Club events you can attend in October
Are you winding up your uni year and trying to think of a way you can be productive but still enjoy those long days of summer sun? Why not sign up for a Summer School course? Here are five reasons why you should study at University this summer break. 1. Starting the New Year one step ahead “I just want to chill out during the … Continue reading 5 reasons to study over summer
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.
Continue reading “All the reasons why you should apply for a scholarship”
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.
Continue reading “The Purpose Behind the Party – How passionate students secured the University’s autonomy”
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