Name: Connie Degree: PhD (Classics) What made you choose this degree, where did your passion come from? I’ve always had this passion, ever since my mum read me Greek myths as bedtime stories when I was a child. I’ve always been leaning towards this but didn’t expect I’d take it as far as I have. I didn’t originally think I’d do a PhD, but as … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Connie
The preparations for placement can take bit of time and planning. But there’s a payoff – you get to experience the fun, dynamic, intense and often life-affirming joys of placement. This is a glimpse into a possible future and it’s something to be excited about! Connect to your supports It’s vital to line up your supports before you need them. Nurture your connections with friends, … Continue reading Preparations for Placement
Do you ever find yourself in a weird relationship with money? As university students, we are studying for our future career to eventually earn a good living but at the same time we can find ourselves in a state of financial stress, searching for some part-time or casual jobs to help get us by while completing our studies. Finding a part-time or casual job that’s … Continue reading Secrets of the side hustle: finding the perfect part-time work
Name: Omotola Degree: Masters in Public Health Why did you decide to study public health? Public health is an interdisciplinary course – it covers fields such as policy, research, communications, health, equity, business and finance. Public health encompasses what we do in our daily lives, it’s the practice of medicine not just the clinical aspect. It covers accessibility to ensure everybody has access to health … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Omotola
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
There’s no better feeling than finishing your last exam for the year, knowing that you have three months of freedom ahead of you. But when those three months end? We’ve all been there – your brain has been blissfully free from the shackles of academia over the summer, and the motivation to complete your weekly readings or sit through a lecture is at an all-time … Continue reading How to find (and maintain) that elusive new year motivation
For a new student starting university for the first time, Orientation can be exciting, daunting and overwhelming all at the same time. The opportunity to sort out uni admin, see what your degree is all about, meet fellow students and sign up for extra curriculars can be stressful, even with the abundance of free food and drinks thrown your way. When I attended orientation as … Continue reading Do Less, Get More: Curating the Orientation Experience
问题, أسئلة, प्रशन, Fragen, Câu hỏi, คำถาม, 질문, Preguntas, Domande, 質問, ਸਵਾਲ, Вопросы, Pertanyaan, Mga tanong, sorular, Spørsmål, Des questions, Питання, Ερωτήσεις, pytania, Imibuzo, שאלות, got questions? Hey everyone! My name is Gabe and I’m a current student at The University of Newcastle and I am in the Bachelor of IT and Bachelor of Business. Being a student who came into university not knowing a … Continue reading AskUON commonly asked questions – answered!
If you’re like me and have lots of free time on your hands before uni goes back, why not learn some new skills? Uni Newcastle students have free access to a range of programs like Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Adobe Express and Creative Cloud. Regardless of your age or tech-savvy-ability, anybody can learn new skills, whether to benefit your study or hobbies at home. As a … Continue reading New Year, New Skills; Things to try in the Summer break
At the end of my second year of university, I was asked by a friend if I had any advice for students going to uni for the first time. My answer was simple – apply for scholarships! I couldn’t stress enough how much receiving a scholarship helped me both personally and financially, giving me the ability to complete my studies without so many added stresses. … Continue reading Why you should give scholarship applications a crack; Courtney’s story
Whether you have a passion for writing, are keen to learn the salsa or want to live out your Quidditch fantasy, there’s a volunteer opportunity for you at the University of Newcastle. If you’re considering volunteering for a club, but not quite sure how to balance it with your other commitments, this is the article for you! Joining a club or society is a quintessential … Continue reading Balancing uni volunteering with study
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?