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Work-Life Balance as a Postgraduate Student

For postgraduate students, the struggle to create a work-life balance can be very real, and balancing study with other commitments like work and family can feel like a massive challenge. In this article, I share my personal top 3 tips for establishing and maintaining a healthy balance, and provide some helpful resources from Student Wellbeing.  I’m a full time PhD (Classics) student, and throughout my … Continue reading Work-Life Balance as a Postgraduate Student

Partying safely at Autonomy Day

It’s that time of year again, when the weather is just about to get that little bit warmer, you’ve cruised past the halfway point of the year, and most importantly you’re about to celebrate the hell out of Autonomy. For those new students not in the know, or those more seasoned students who just didn’t really ask questions about why campus seems to have a … Continue reading Partying safely at Autonomy Day

The Purpose Behind the Party – How passionate students secured the University’s autonomy

It’s well known that University’s annual Autonomy Day is one of the largest events on the student calendar.

After some unfortunate pandemic-related cancellations, we are excited to announce the long awaited return of the party, with Autonomy Day celebrations kicking off once again on Friday, 5 August 2022!

The celebration marks the declaration of our University as an independent tertiary institution separated from UNSW is packed with various activities, exhibitions and performances all culminating in the legendary extravaganza of Autonomy Party.

Parallel to past international social and political movements, the University of Newcastle was not granted autonomy easily or without conflict.

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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 and/or academic penalty (depending on your program). Huh? International students: If you are an international student, you must contact your Program Advisor if … Continue reading 4 things you have to do before Census Date

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Building your best online self; a professional presence

This article covers some of the steps and suggestions you can take to dress up your online persona and make sure you put your best digital foot forward.  Picture this.   You’ve made it through a three-to-five-year degree.   You’ve received your degree in your sweaty little mitts.   You feel a momentary burst of relief as the pressure that hung over your head disintegrates!  And then…   You … Continue reading Building your best online self; a professional presence

Why Transferrable Skills are SO Important

While exams, placements and assessments are all important elements of a university degree, there are other things you can do to fill out your CV and make you a more skilled graduate.  When you start searching for graduate employment, you will likely come across the term “transferable skills” during your job search and wonder what it means. While the whole process can be overwhelming at … Continue reading Why Transferrable Skills are SO Important

What the Heck is Life Admin?

Maintaining small life things throughout Trimester can be tough; priorities shift and sometimes small important things become backed up until your personal admin snowballs.  Have you updated your address since you moved? Did that tax return form ever get submitted? Was that assignment due tonight or next week? This is the crux of what we call ‘life admin’.  I too struggled for a long time … Continue reading What the Heck is Life Admin?

Building Your Social Network as an International Student 

In search of knowledge and education, students travel all over the world for a quality study experience while earning a degree and building a desirable future for themselves.   My dream after finishing my undergraduate studies in Nigeria was to pursue my postgraduate studies abroad. My country of choice was Australia where I chose to study a Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of … Continue reading Building Your Social Network as an International Student 

There are SEVEN types of rest? 

We all need more rest, but the good news is there are seven types of rest! You read that right – seven types.  When we hear “get some rest,” we think it means “get some sleep”, right?   Well, wrong.  Sleep actually falls under the category of Physical Rest. Other types of physical rest include napping, yoga, stretching and massage.  When I first read that there … Continue reading There are SEVEN types of rest? 

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Library

With the end of semester exams fast approaching, now is a great time to look into some of the things the library has to offer. Whether you’re looking to hit the books or de-stress and enjoy some chill time, the library has you covered!  You’ve probably walked past the library many times, maybe even popped in for a study session or some late-night exam cramming, … Continue reading 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Library

Innovation has a new home: The University of Newcastle

Got a great idea and not sure what to do with it? The University of Newcastle are nurturing people just like you. Check out what these clever cookies from the University of Newcastle have been designing and developing.  Entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing career path and not just for those studying a Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Solutions to present and future problems are being … Continue reading Innovation has a new home: The University of Newcastle

5 interesting electives you didn’t know you could study in Winter Term

Whether you’re nearing the end of your degree and have a few elective spaces to fill or you’re just starting out at university and want to kick off your year with an interesting course – the University of Newcastle offers a range of unique electives beyond HUBS, LEGL or NURS courses already in your program plan. There are so many hidden gems just waiting to … Continue reading 5 interesting electives you didn’t know you could study in Winter Term