We’ve all been there; a scary boss you don’t know how to talk to about your uni timetable. You can’t ghost in the shadows forever though.
Eventually you’re going to have to tell them when you can and can’t work – and put your foot down if you need to study.
Continue reading “Quit Ghosting Your Employer”
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.
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You’ve made it. All the hard work has paid off and you’re finally a student at the University of Newcastle.
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.
Continue reading “Your guide to achieving success at university”
I’m going to say something controversial here (please forgive me). Summer holidays are really long. And I can only take so much of beaches on hot days, shopping centres on super-hot days, movie theatres (read: air-conditioning) on super, super hot days, as well as sleeping in and not uni-ing.
Continue reading “5 ways to further your career over summer break”
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 up in some island destination … Continue reading Study or travel? Porque no los dos!
Undergraduate → graduate → postgraduate. Those are the ‘ranks’, if you like, that you can climb through your university life. A lot of us come to uni straight out of high school, while others take a ‘gap year’ or spend some time in the workforce before taking on tertiary education. Either way, if we have not yet completed a degree, we are all ‘undergraduates’, waiting … Continue reading Undergrad vs. Postgrad study – what’s the deal?
In October 2018, the University of Newcastle celebrated student achievements with the inaugural Student Engagement Awards. Born from the previous Campus Life Awards and Industry and Employability Awards, the Student Engagement Awards are designed to recognise students who go above and beyond to contribute to the University community. Not only are they boosting fellow students’ time studying, they’re also paving the way for a successful … Continue reading 5 Questions with Ollie Cook
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
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 and travel. 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 … Continue reading Transform your life with the Ma & Morley Scholarship
‘Enterprise’ and ‘innovation’ may sound like corporate buzzwords, and there seems to be a lingering misconception that enterprise and innovation apply just to business/engineering/science fields, but really their application is limitless. It’s all about big ideas, fresh ways of thinking and revolutionary approaches to doing things. Wondering how you can bring this new mindset to your degree? Well lucky for you, there’s a heap of … Continue reading Five electives that will teach you enterprise and innovation
Open Day isn’t just for university newcomers and HSC-hustling high schoolers. It’s worth coming along and getting a rare glimpse of the very best our university has to offer on display, regardless of whether you’re three months or three years into your degree. Postgrad Study You may not be aware of it, but Open Day is as much an expo for postgraduate avenues of study … Continue reading Five Reasons to Attend Open Day
Are you looking for a leg up in the increasingly competitive job market? The University’s Careers Service can help you do just that – for free. That’s right – free! So, forget about all the paid workshops on how to spruik your resume and create a winning cover letter, you can get all that and much more right here. Intrigued? We spoke with Curriculum and … Continue reading 6 ways you can get ahead with the Careers Service