There are so many ways to meet and hang out with new people, see different places, and learn outside of the classroom at the University of Newcastle.
As a fellow international student, I know how difficult it can be sorting out your life admin in Australia. So, let’s get you prepared for your life ahead in the ‘land down under’!
I bet you’ve done a ton of research on your future home at the University of Newcastle, but do you know how to actually get here?
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.
If you enjoy designing solutions to problems, love products and enjoy thinking of ways to improve them – this class is for you. If entrepreneurship excites you but having to run a company absolutely does not— this class is definitely for you.
Have you heard of the undergraduate scholarships offered by Hunter Water? I couldn’t really blame you if you hadn’t – with that many scholarships on offer at UON it’s easy to lose track. But with $22,500 up for grabs, I’d be paying attention.
Learning continues well after tossing the graduation cap, and with tons of degree-relevant jobs on campus at UON, more and more students are finding themselves a few steps forward on the path to their dream position before even having completed their degree.
Last April I graduated. I put on the mortarboard, wore the gown, shook hands with the Chancellor, was given a certificate, and did everything else that graduation normally entails. The week after, I was back in class. How, you may ask? Rather than finishing my uni career just yet, I had enrolled in Honours.