How to create change at the Uni in 10 minutes.

We’ve all reached the end of the semester with our assignments piling up as our computers struggle under the pressure of dozens of tabs of research, references and the occasional video of cute dogs getting a haircut. Around this time, you’ll probably have noticed a few emails and notifications popping up about completing surveys. It’s easy to miss these and opt instead to fill your … Continue reading How to create change at the Uni in 10 minutes.

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The 6 things you need to know to find study buddies at uni.

So let’s face it… sometimes uni can be a lonely place. We’ve all been there – you get a few weeks into semester and suddenly everything is due this week or next, you cancel plans, avoid everyone, and pack your study bag for a semi-permanent staycation in the back corner of the Auchmuty Library. When you get into that mindset, it can become easy to … Continue reading The 6 things you need to know to find study buddies at uni.

Top tips to boost your employability as a student at the University of Newcastle!

You’re standing in ankle-deep water, a pair of waders pulled high over your stomach. The morning air is crisp and the Blue Mountains surround you as you plunge deeper into the pond, listening for the telltale sounds of frogs.  That’s the exciting reality faced by the citizen scientists and student volunteers who are working to protect five threatened species of frog. It’s part of a project led … Continue reading Top tips to boost your employability as a student at the University of Newcastle!

Freebie Alert! Student Perks at the University of Newcastle.

There is no doubt that being a uni student can be stressful in a bunch of different ways, managing coursework, assignments and exams as well as a social life and maybe a casual job on the side too.  But good ol’ University of Newcastle is always here to help, helping to alleviate the financial burden placed on students with a multitude of freebies available to … Continue reading Freebie Alert! Student Perks at the University of Newcastle.

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You need to do this before enrolment for next Semester

This article comes from someone who has been around the enrolment sun many times. I’ve learnt what you need to do to be prepared, how to avoid all enrolment pitfalls and consequent panic, and probably the most important lesson of all in hindsight – despite how much I thought I screwed it up at the time, I ended up enrolling in everything just fine. So … Continue reading You need to do this before enrolment for next Semester

How to get help when you feel like you’re in too deep

It may be tempting to dismiss your hardship as another problem that isn’t important, but it’s vital that you speak up because people can only help you if they actually know what’s going on. Luckily, the University has a bunch of services targeted at helping you overcome your challenges and find success. Speak with a Program Advisor Program Advisors provide support and enrolment advice throughout … Continue reading How to get help when you feel like you’re in too deep

6 tips for approaching lecturers

Lecturers can seem scary. It’s completely understandable. They are all knowing (yes, they know you haven’t caught up on that lecture), so asking for help can be a pretty daunting prospect. But guess what: their main goal is to help you. No matter how intimidating approaching your lecturer might appear, it’s best to just bite the bullet. Here are our top tips to overcoming that … Continue reading 6 tips for approaching lecturers

2021 undergraduate academic excellence scholars announced!

Are you looking for the perfect motivation to study hard and aim for excellence this year?  The Academic Excellence Scholarships Recognising Outstanding Performance in Undergraduate Studies is just the thing for you! In 2019 our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky launched a scholarship for undergraduate students that rewards outstanding dedication to their university degree and excellence in academic endeavour. The scholarship is a reflection of how … Continue reading 2021 undergraduate academic excellence scholars announced!

Meet Jonty Donald: Academic Excellence Scholar 2020

The Academic Excellence Scholarships Recognising Outstanding Performance in Undergraduate Studies were established to reward hard work, persistence and dedication to academic excellence. In this ‘Meet the Scholar’ series we will introduce you to those undergraduate students who are the 2020 recipients of this generous scholarship. Are you ready to be inspired?

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Meet Sophie Jackson: Academic Excellence Scholar 2020

The Academic Excellence Scholarships Recognising Outstanding Performance in Undergraduate Studies were established to reward hard work, persistence and dedication to academic excellence. In this ‘Meet the Scholar’ series we will introduce you to those undergraduate students who are the 2020 recipients of this generous scholarship. Are you ready to be inspired?

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Meet Ruby Twyman Academic Excellence Scholar 2020

The Academic Excellence Scholarships Recognising Outstanding Performance in Undergraduate Studies were established to reward hard work, persistence and dedication to academic excellence. In this ‘Meet the Scholar’ series we will introduce you to those undergraduate students who are the 2020 recipients of this generous scholarship. Are you ready to be inspired?

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