It’s definitely time to take a collective sigh of relief, the semester is done! I say, embrace the wonders of Newy, allow yourself to be captivated by the city’s charm and make this winter break an unforgettable chapter in your student journey. Social media calls this “romanticising life” and I think that’s the perfect way to describe it. “Romanticise” your winter break by taking the … Continue reading Things to do in the Winter break
University life can be a challenge for all of us, especially when it comes to exam preparation. As the deadline looms closer, you may begin to feel overwhelmed, and the thought of failure can lead to unnecessary stress. However, with the right mindset and tips, you can effectively tackle the exams and emerge victorious! To start, let’s talk about PASS Leaders. These are students who … Continue reading What to do if you’re feeling behind on exam prep
In November, I received an email from the Australian Government that started with “congratulations”. I was a recipient of the New Columbo Plan Scholarship. Naturally, I screamed. Six months on, I’m gearing up for a big move to the Indo-Pacific, where I’ll remain for up to nineteen months. Let me show you how you can do it, too. (I’m still screaming, FYI.) Okay, so the New Columbo … Continue reading What in the world is the New Columbo Plan scholarship?
Name: Jackson, original creator of ‘UON Love Letters Revived’ Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Did you create the Love Letters platform? If so, why? Yes and no, but mostly no. I created the current Love Letters Revived page in October 2020, probably a day or two after the original page got deleted. I only got onto it so quickly because I was a huge fan … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Jackson
Name: Bridget Degree: Bachelor of Communications (Majoring in Media Arts Production) Why did you decide to come to uni and what drew you to a communication degree? Honestly, it just seemed interesting. I wasn’t ready to commit to a full-time job yet and I thought studying would be a good idea. I love films. I’ve done a lot of acting and really wanted to get … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Bridget
When I sit down, highlighter and pen in hand, ready to attack something from my mandatory reading list, I feel like I’m prepping for a marathon (something you would never find me doing). I know it’s going to be hard, I know I’m probably going to want to give up mid-way, I know I’ll keep checking my watch and I know it’s probably going to … Continue reading How to get your head around your required readings
The University of Newcastle attracts students from all over NSW and not all of us live close to the campus where we’re studying! Commuting as a student can be exhausting but it doesn’t have to be a waste of time and energy. There are a few things you can do to get the most out of your commute. Learn a new skill Consider using your … Continue reading Making the most of your uni commute
If your social media algorithm has not yet been swamped by content related to artificial intelligence (AI), consider yourself nestled in an incredibly special niche. As a graphic design student following creative content on social media, almost every post I see is related to AI. It took me until January to finally dare have a play with ChatGPT. The multitude of AI tools available is … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of using ChatGPT
Name: Georgia Degree: Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) How did you come to do a Bachelor of Social Work? I didn’t think I’d ever be at university, I thought it was something fancier people did who had more money. I did Open Foundation rather than coming straight from school. My course is well suited to me, it’s flexible and adaptable to changes in my life. … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Georgia
Moving out of home for the first time can be daunting but it can also be exciting, a chance to make new friends and experience independence. Since moving out 10 weeks ago, I have learnt a few tips and tricks to making the most of moving away from home. Feel free to follow some (or all) of them when you move out. This year, I … Continue reading Moving out of home? We’ve got you!
Name: James Degree: Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering How did you end up in your degree? I started computer science in 2019 but it just wasn’t clicking. My lack of interest in the degree lead to a decline in my grades so I had to step back, reassess and say, “why am I doing this”? I took a year off and worked during the peak of … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet James
Now that we are back from Easter holiday break, are you ready for the whirlwind of modules to catch up on and assignment deadlines coming your way? We’re usually super spirited and motivated to stick to academic goals at the start of the semester. But we can gradually grow tired with uni work, balancing personal work and academic deadlines – either starting to procrastinate or … Continue reading How to romanticise your uni life