(Net)Work Hard, Play Hard. Networking might sound like the worst thing in the world sometimes. Starting a chat with strangers is just not it when unaccompanied by a schooner of liquid confidence in a crowded pub. But in reality, it isn’t so bad. After all, there are so many ways to network, you just have to use the methods right for you. Plus, networking is … Continue reading (Net)Work Hard, Play Hard
The University of Newcastle is so much more than JUST Callaghan campus. As a student whose classes are based out of the City Precinct, I get that sometimes it’s easy to feel out of the loop (cue Shannon Noll ‘What about me?’). But in actual fact, there’s a heap of regular events based out of the other campuses. Wondering how you can find out about these? I’ve got you covered.
This is really one of those topics where there are no grey areas. No real ifs or buts (excuse the pun) about such things, and honestly, it’s really not that hard to wrap your mind around. But there are some myths circulating about consent that might need some navigational assistance. Consent is always, always a two-way (or three whichever floats your boat) street and here … Continue reading Dispelling common myths about consent
Interested in upskilling or gaining more experience while you study? Do you want to help out fellow students and make a contribution to campus life? Volunteering with the uni could be the answer! The volunteering program is well established at the University and while it looks slightly different at the moment in our online environment, there are still loads of opportunities up for grabs. I … Continue reading Everything you need to know about volunteering at the Uni of Newcastle
Ever wondered what makes a University of Newcastle student tick? What their favourite thing about Uni is, or even any sneaky student tips? Well Navigator has got you covered, we sat down (virtually), with a representative from the Queer Collective Max Tran to get the inside scoop on all things student life at the University of Newcastle with a rapid fire round of 20 questions. … Continue reading Student Stories: Pride Week Edition!
Are you feeling like you’re not getting as much out of the ~uni experience~ as you wanted? Absolutely lost on how to create long-lasting friendships while balancing study with other commitments? Wanting to easily find avenues for future work or find career relevant positions? Or are you even wanting to give back to the university through volunteering and make real change at the place you … Continue reading How to get the most out of university life: outside the classroom
We’ve all been there, you’ve received a mark you’re not happy with after spending what seems like forever on the assessment and you’re feeling defeated. While it’s normal to feel disappointed when you don’t receive the results you aimed for it’s important to remember that not all is lost, that one mark doesn’t define you and there are so many ways to bounce back! Instead … Continue reading The Navigators not-so-secret tip to acing your assignments.
Think you have a winning idea but lacking the funds or expertise to make your dream a reality? Entering University of Newcastle’s Start it Up Pitch Competition in 2021 may be your first step to business success! The Start it Up Pitch Competition provides students with an opportunity to showcase and be recognised for their innovative business ideas. The competition is held annually, and entry … Continue reading Start it Up Pitch Competition! What, How and Why.
We’ve all reached the end of the semester with our assignments piling up as our computers struggle under the pressure of dozens of tabs of research, references and the occasional video of cute dogs getting a haircut. Around this time, you’ll probably have noticed a few emails and notifications popping up about completing surveys. It’s easy to miss these and opt instead to fill your … Continue reading How to create change at the Uni in 10 minutes.
So let’s face it… sometimes uni can be a lonely place. We’ve all been there – you get a few weeks into semester and suddenly everything is due this week or next, you cancel plans, avoid everyone, and pack your study bag for a semi-permanent staycation in the back corner of the Auchmuty Library. When you get into that mindset, it can become easy to … Continue reading The 6 things you need to know to find study buddies at uni.
Whilst elections at university don’t seem to get as much hype as frenzied primary school campaigns for fizzy drinks in the bubblers, or create as much chaos as a fanciful plan to abolish the ‘no hat, no play’ rule, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t as important to your studies and campus life. While elections themselves tend to get a bit of attention purely for … Continue reading Your guide to voting in student elections and why it matters
University is a place where new beginnings are started, friendships flourish, and rigorous learning is undertaken (by that, I mean studying when you should be sleeping, and sleeping when you should be studying). But did you know, it’s also a place where you can make real, meaningful changes to your education and campus life through being a Student Representative? While student representatives may exude an aura … Continue reading All About Student Representatives… And How You Can Be One Too!!