I nominated myself in the SRC elections and lost

My Journey to UNSA SRC: Dealing with Rejection and Finding Growth Have you ever considered the possibility of making a significant impact on your university’s services? I have- SO much so that I nominated myself as a student representative for the UNSA SRC (University of Newcastle Student Association Student Representative Council). My goal was to be a voice for fellow students and drive positive changes … Continue reading I nominated myself in the SRC elections and lost

Your Stories – Meet Nikhil

Name: Nikhil  Degree: Master of Business Administration and Master of Marketing  What influenced your decision to study at this uni?  As an international student, I considered the university’s global recognition so that anything I studied would be recognised here in Australia or overseas and if I moved back home or to another country. I worked as a talent agent in the entertainment industry in my … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Nikhil

Your Stories – Meet Isabella

Name: Isabella  Degree: PhD in laws (Forensic Anthropology) with the School of Law and Justice  What is Forensic Anthropology for those who don’t know?  It is the study of bones and human decomposition. A Forensic Anthropologists main duty is to detect, recover and assess human remains. Detect where an individual is located if they’ve been buried or involved in a natural disaster, recover those remains … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Isabella

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Your Stories – Meet Eleanor

Name: Eleanor  Degree: Bachelor of Psychological Science  How long have you been studying at UON? This is my first year, first semester. So far I like it a lot more than high school. Students are more passionate, the teaching is better and I find the course work interesting. I decided to take a gap year after finishing high school because my last year of study was … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Eleanor

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Your Stories – Meet ‘Z’

Name: Z, the “Love Letters Revived” current admin.  How did you come to be the admin of UON Love Letters Revived?  About nine months ago I messaged the Love Letters page and asked if they wanted a hand managing it or wanted to hand the page over. About three months later, Jackson (the original admin) replied back. He mentioned he was in his final year … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet ‘Z’

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Your Stories – Meet Gemma

Name: Gemma  Degree: Bachelor of Communications majoring in Public Relations  What made you decide to do this degree?  I originally started in media production. In high school I wanted to be a librarian, I was really set on that but all of my teachers said go to uni, aim higher ad keep your options open. That’s when I found the Bachelor of Communication. In year … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Gemma

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Your Stories – Meet Salwa

Name: Salwa  Degree: PhD Education  What degree are you currently studying and why?    I am doing a PhD in Education and this is my last year of study. I was very humbled that I received an Australian government scholarship through an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) to pursue my doctoral degree at the University of Newcastle. I am studying education as I come from a … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Salwa

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Your Stories – Meet Phoebe

Name: Phoebe Degree: Bachelor of Communication What pushed you to study this degree? I’m a non-school leaver, mature aged student here but I started my studies at Charles Sturt University in 2015. I went from doing English and Drama majors in the HSC to studying Teaching at CSU, majoring in English. I lasted 18 months in the degree but there were two reasons why I … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Phoebe

Your Stories – Meet Leto

Name: Leto Degree: Bachelor of Communication, majoring in Media Arts Production Why did you decide to do a communications degree? In year 10, a careers advisor asked us “what do you want to do?”. People were saying standard occupations, but I wanted to be more interesting so I said film making, and ever since then it’s essentially chosen my degree for me. I realised I … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Leto

Your Stories – Meet Jackson

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

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Your Stories – Meet Bridget

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