Top tips to boost your employability as a student at the University of Newcastle!

You’re standing in ankle-deep water, a pair of waders pulled high over your stomach. The morning air is crisp and the Blue Mountains surround you as you plunge deeper into the pond, listening for the telltale sounds of frogs.  That’s the exciting reality faced by the citizen scientists and student volunteers who are working to protect five threatened species of frog. It’s part of a project led … Continue reading Top tips to boost your employability as a student at the University of Newcastle!

Freebie Alert! Student Perks at the University of Newcastle.

There is no doubt that being a uni student can be stressful in a bunch of different ways, managing coursework, assignments and exams as well as a social life and maybe a casual job on the side too.  But good ol’ University of Newcastle is always here to help, helping to alleviate the financial burden placed on students with a multitude of freebies available to … Continue reading Freebie Alert! Student Perks at the University of Newcastle.

Top Tips for Staying Safe Online

As we increasingly live our lives online, it is important to take online privacy and security seriously. This means being proactive about our online safety, even though it is way easier to ignore it and hope for the best.                                                                                                                                 Information Technology (IT) lies at the heart of not only modern life, but a modern education and at the University of Newcastle we are lucky … Continue reading Top Tips for Staying Safe Online

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You need to do this before enrolment for next Semester

This article comes from someone who has been around the enrolment sun many times. I’ve learnt what you need to do to be prepared, how to avoid all enrolment pitfalls and consequent panic, and probably the most important lesson of all in hindsight – despite how much I thought I screwed it up at the time, I ended up enrolling in everything just fine. So … Continue reading You need to do this before enrolment for next Semester

How to get help when you feel like you’re in too deep

It may be tempting to dismiss your hardship as another problem that isn’t important, but it’s vital that you speak up because people can only help you if they actually know what’s going on. Luckily, the Universtity has a bunch of services targeted at helping you overcome your challenges and find success. Speak with a Student Progress Advisor Student Progress Advisors are here to help … Continue reading How to get help when you feel like you’re in too deep

6 tips for approaching lecturers

Lecturers can seem scary. It’s completely understandable. They are all knowing (yes, they know you haven’t caught up on that lecture), so asking for help can be a pretty daunting prospect. But guess what: their main goal is to help you. No matter how intimidating approaching your lecturer might appear, it’s best to just bite the bullet. Here are our top tips to overcoming that … Continue reading 6 tips for approaching lecturers

2021 undergraduate academic excellence scholars announced!

Are you looking for the perfect motivation to study hard and aim for excellence this year?  The Academic Excellence Scholarships Recognising Outstanding Performance in Undergraduate Studies is just the thing for you! In 2019 our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky launched a scholarship for undergraduate students that rewards outstanding dedication to their university degree and excellence in academic endeavour. The scholarship is a reflection of how … Continue reading 2021 undergraduate academic excellence scholars announced!

4 things you have to do before Census Date

The Census Date: It may sound like a terrifying day where every student is counted and tallied into a giant University branded sack of information. When in reality, Census Date is the last day to withdraw or drop a course without financial penalty. Huh? Basically, if you decide a course you’ve enrolled in doesn’t fit your major, or other circumstances outside of university come up … Continue reading 4 things you have to do before Census Date