Finished Open Foundation! What’s Next?

Well, that went by like a blink of an eye! All your hard work and perseverance has paid off as you are now on the roll to starting a new and exciting journey at The University of Newcastle. It’s time for: “Your Next Move.”  As a current student at Uni Newcastle myself I know firsthand the ups and downs regarding the academic journey. I can … Continue reading Finished Open Foundation! What’s Next?

Your Stories – Meet Ava

Name: Ava Degree: Bachelor of Education (Primary) What do you enjoy the most about university? I wasn’t great at high school and never really pushed myself academically, but I’ve found that with university it’s the opposite. I enjoy the feeling of being challenged and I like that I can see the personal progress I’ve made. Is this where you pictured yourself to be? I took … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Ava

Creative Tips for Self Care

With the end of the study term fast approaching, it’s natural for stress and anxiety to come creeping in. If you’re feeling in a bit of a slump or looking for fun ways to re-energise and get your spark back, why not give Creative Self Care a go!     Whether you’ve carved out a solid self-care ritual or you’re totally new to the self-care … Continue reading Creative Tips for Self Care

All the reasons why you should apply for a scholarship

There’s not many things better than a scholarship. Maybe your nan’s spag bol or a celebratory beer after you’ve submitted your final assignment or maybe when you see a dog on your way to class.

You’ve probably heard it before, the University of Newcastle has loads of scholarships. But some students believe that scholarships are only for the “best of the best” and the highly competitive nature of scholarship applications has left them shying away from even giving them a go.

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Your Stories – Meet Amy

Name: Amy  Degree: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering  What inspired you to do this degree? In year 9 Engineering Studies, guest speakers from the University of Wollongong came to talk about their future in Engineering. One of them, dressed in Supercars uniforms said she was an engineer for Red Bull racing, and I thought I want to do that! I made sure to do all the … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Amy

Your Stories – Meet Blake, Jordan and Aaron

Names: Blake, Jordan & Aaron Degree: Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts So, tell me about your degree Blake: I was doing a double degree in computer science and mathematics before switching to a Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts. I’m the vice president of the UON Musos Club which was formed in late 2020. We meet every Tuesday at 6 pm and do performance … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Blake, Jordan and Aaron

The Compliment Sandwich; A Tasty Tip for Giving Constructive Feedback

Have you ever opened your email inbox and been overwhelmed by an influx of feedback surveys? Have you ever thought that your opinion didn’t matter or wouldn’t change things? With the Course Experience Survey just around the corner, I’m here to tell you why student feedback matters, and how you can make your voice heard.  The University releases several surveys across the year, all quantifying … Continue reading The Compliment Sandwich; A Tasty Tip for Giving Constructive Feedback

Your Stories – Meet Yazmin

Name: Yazmin Degree: Bachelor of Laws Combined (Criminology) How did you come to enroll in this degree? I always wanted a career in law working with women and children who experienced domestic violence and substance abuse issues, especially women with substance abuse issues who have had their children removed. I want to work with them for restorative purposes and to get them reconnected. I fell … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Yazmin

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Life is competitive. People are competitive. University students, especially, are competitive. Competition is a social and biological tool we use to understand who we are and what we’re good at. And that’s healthy! However, when healthy competition becomes constant comparison, it can quickly become toxic.   So how can you ensure you’re using competition as a productive thing rather than letting constant comparison become damaging? We … Continue reading How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Eating Healthy as a Busy University Student

Are you struggling with preparing quick, easy and healthy meals? Fret not, your friendly dietetics student friend has got you covered. I’ve gathered some resources for you, to help navigate your healthy lifestyle to the next level!   The viral “Lettuce Vuitton” designer bag has become the symbol of the rising cost of living in Australia – and we, students, are one of the major groups … Continue reading Eating Healthy as a Busy University Student