Think you have a winning idea but lacking the funds or expertise to make your dream a reality? Entering University of Newcastle’s Start it Up Pitch Competition in 2021 may be your first step to business success! The Start it Up Pitch Competition provides students with an opportunity to showcase and be recognised for their innovative business ideas. The competition is held annually, and entry … Continue reading Start it Up Pitch Competition! What, How and Why.
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.
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.
Whilst elections at university don’t seem to get as much hype as frenzied primary school campaigns for fizzy drinks in the bubblers, or create as much chaos as a fanciful plan to abolish the ‘no hat, no play’ rule, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t as important to your studies and campus life. While elections themselves tend to get a bit of attention purely for … Continue reading Your guide to voting in student elections and why it matters
University is a place where new beginnings are started, friendships flourish, and rigorous learning is undertaken (by that, I mean studying when you should be sleeping, and sleeping when you should be studying). But did you know, it’s also a place where you can make real, meaningful changes to your education and campus life through being a Student Representative? While student representatives may exude an aura … Continue reading All About Student Representatives… And How You Can Be One Too!!
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!
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.
As we increasingly live our lives online, it is important to take online privacy and security seriously. This means being proactive about our online safety, even though it is way easier to ignore it and hope for the best. Information Technology (IT) lies at the heart of not only modern life, but a modern education and at the University of Newcastle we are lucky … Continue reading Top Tips for Staying Safe Online
Uni is baaaaaaaaaaaack, and with its return comes a fresh new round of everyone’s favourite lark, Car Park Wars. For those who are new to our leafy campus, parking a car at Callaghan is akin to being a contestant on a post-apocalyptic gameshow, a hybrid of Survivor and Mad Max. For those of us who are seasoned veterans, we know all too well the white-knuckle … Continue reading Don’t drive yourself (crazy)
This year I transitioned from off -campus retail employment to a job on campus and it’s honestly the best decision I’ve ever made. I have gained experience, friendships and more importantly an income. Here’s 5 reasons why you should look at getting an on-campus job. $$$ Put that ‘poor uni student’ stereotype to rest. Money is the essential element to a savings account… And cash … Continue reading Why you should look into a job at UON