What to Expect on Graduation Day

Graduation season is upon us. Congratulations on making it this far! This is the time to celebrate your successes, catch up with your year group and receive that all-important certificate that represents all your blood, sweat and tears of the last few years.  Consider this article your guide, from one soon-to-be graduate to another.  Preparation: The university has several ceremonies a day and it’s important … Continue reading What to Expect on Graduation Day

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Building your best online self; a professional presence

This article covers some of the steps and suggestions you can take to dress up your online persona and make sure you put your best digital foot forward.  Picture this.   You’ve made it through a three-to-five-year degree.   You’ve received your degree in your sweaty little mitts.   You feel a momentary burst of relief as the pressure that hung over your head disintegrates!  And then…   You … Continue reading Building your best online self; a professional presence

Why Transferrable Skills are SO Important

While exams, placements and assessments are all important elements of a university degree, there are other things you can do to fill out your CV and make you a more skilled graduate.  When you start searching for graduate employment, you will likely come across the term “transferable skills” during your job search and wonder what it means. While the whole process can be overwhelming at … Continue reading Why Transferrable Skills are SO Important

What the Heck is Life Admin?

Maintaining small life things throughout Uni can be tough; priorities shift and sometimes small important things become backed up until your personal admin snowballs.  Have you updated your address since you moved? Did that tax return form ever get submitted? Was that assignment due tonight or next week? This is the crux of what we call ‘life admin’.  I too struggled for a long time … Continue reading What the Heck is Life Admin?

Innovation has a new home: The University of Newcastle

Got a great idea and not sure what to do with it? The University of Newcastle are nurturing people just like you. Check out what these clever cookies from the University of Newcastle have been designing and developing.  Entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing career path and not just for those studying a Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Solutions to present and future problems are being … Continue reading Innovation has a new home: The University of Newcastle

Finding a job in a tough market

There’s no denying that the job market right now is tough and a lot of students are feeling the anxiety of the situation. At our university we are lucky enough to have a dedicated careers team that assists students in increasing their employability and give them the best chance at landing a job. I got some advice from Renèe Smith, a Careers Consultant from the Careers Service, about job seeking in a time like this and how we can better our employment prospects.

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Let’s Get Political: A Guide to Student Governance at Uni Newcastle

Throughout the year, you might see posters around campus made by students campaigning to be elected to various groups across the University, groups that many students might not know a lot about. The University Council, the Faculty Boards, and the Academic Senate are just a few. Who make up these governing bodies? What do they do? Is the Academic Senate anything like the Senate from … Continue reading Let’s Get Political: A Guide to Student Governance at Uni Newcastle

Transform your life with the Ma & Morley Scholarship

The University of Newcastle offers a wide variety of scholarships which can provide students with anything from a bit of extra financial support, right up to once in a lifetime opportunities for education. Born from the desire to build and inspire the next generation of globally aware and socially conscious Australian leaders, the Ma & Morley Scholarship Program is one of the University’s most beneficial … Continue reading Transform your life with the Ma & Morley Scholarship

Know you’re product*

Do you have a Personal Brand™? I don’t mean preferring Nintendo to Xbox, your penchant for Converse All-Stars, or having Google tattooed on your face. I mean that buzzword that gets flicked around the place, often paired with ‘Thinkfluencer’ and ‘Webinar’. Some guy called Chris Ducker says that, “Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.” Now, … Continue reading Know you’re product*

3 (online) ways to improve your chances of getting a job

Just because university is wrapping up for the semester doesn’t mean you can’t use your time-off productively. Working from the assumption that the main reason you’re at university is to start your career, there are plenty of things you can do right now to boost your employability. After all – employers aren’t just interested in your transcript. They want the whole package. By undertaking a … Continue reading 3 (online) ways to improve your chances of getting a job

Levelling up: What you need to know about postgrad study

The uni rollercoaster is approaching that final, screaming, downhill flail before the end of the year. While many of us are simply looking forward to a break, there are an awful lot of you white-knuckling it through your last semester, and weighing up your post-graduation options. If you’re addicted to the uni lifestyle, avoiding the reality of workforce participation, or maybe fancy a couple more … Continue reading Levelling up: What you need to know about postgrad study