The proverb ‘the more the merrier’ may no longer apply to the University of Newcastle’s student associations, with plans underway to restructure the existing representative bodies to form a singular, whole-of-institution organisation.
As much as your mate just loves taking you on late night McDonald’s runs or to class at NeW Space, sometimes you’ve got to expand your transportation options outside of hitching a ride.
Whether you’re living on-campus or in a share house, navigating the highs and lows of housemates can be challenging. Along with the newfound independence that comes with moving out of home, you’ll also have to deal with other people’s potentially annoying habits and an assortment of other issues – not exactly desirable during peak assessment periods.
As the first few weeks of uni come and go, you may be looking ways to unwind. Whether you’re filling time between classes or bonding with new friends, there are always exciting activities to get involved in at every one of our campuses.
No one really knows what it means to be a university student. That’s what makes it fun! For many of you, university life is your first truly independent moment; a mix-n-match adventure where what happens on an hour-to-hour and day-to-day basis is entirely up to you.
Throughout your time at the University of Newcastle you’re going to get to know a ton of interesting people. However, someone you will likely hear a lot about but may not get a chance to meet – except perhaps on your graduation – is the Vice-Chancellor. So, if you couldn’t guess by the Kindergarten Cop reference in the title, we’re …
You’ve made it. All the hard work has paid off and you’re finally a student at the University of Newcastle. Congratulations! It may seem like you’ve reached your end goal but this is just the beginning. A plethora of exciting, rewarding and sometimes challenging experiences are coming your way. Best to be prepared.
Attending Orientation is a rite of passage for first-year university students. Along with sorting out the essentials at Student Central (hello parking permit and ID card), the week is an exciting and valuable opportunity to gain insight into the degree you have chosen to study and meet some of the people you’ll be learning alongside.
There are so many ways to meet and hang out with new people, see different places, and learn outside of the classroom at the University of Newcastle.
Wanting to make friends upon arrival, but not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got your sorted! With expertise from the University of Newcastle’s International Engagement Manager, Lauren Miles, we discuss finding a connection to your roots and how to immerse yourself in the colourful culture of Newcastle, the University and beyond.
Coming to a new country has its challenges. If studying alone isn’t enough to handle (!), you also have to know information like where to find things around campus, public transport, finding somewhere to live, building new friendships, perhaps learning a new language, and managing your finances (just to name a few), all the while looking after your physical and …
As the summer break rolls around, you may be wondering how all your friends managed to afford international holidays. Unless they’ve spent their uni semester doing some pretty shady stuff or working a million hours behind the checkout, there’s a good chance they’ve received government funding for an international study trip. Incoming are the pics of your friends living it …