Oops, I did it again (how to get back on top of your study)

Here you are again. You’ve procrastinated yourself into a massive hole, haven’t you? After all those promises you made yourself, you’re staring down the tracks at a fast approaching week 12 and you can’t seem to make your legs move. You have a few options here, but they all basically boil down into two: Stay under that torn, self-disgust stained blanket and google ice-cream delivery or, Get up and get … Continue reading Oops, I did it again (how to get back on top of your study)

Why attending the Careers and Employment Week is a smart move

Just like a pizza, everything is better when it’s delivered to you. That’s what an event like the Careers and Employment Week is. Rather than having to go seek out your potential careers and graduate programs, for one day our Careers Team delivers them straight to you. #convenience Career Expos are your chance to make a great impression on your future employer. So don’t waste … Continue reading Why attending the Careers and Employment Week is a smart move

Start planting the seed now for your semester exchange

Studying on an exchange is an excellent, once-in-a-lifetime experience. There’s no question about the amount of preparation which goes into your semester abroad: the application, budgeting, accommodation, sorting enrolment – the list goes on. By getting started on your application now, you can take a lot of stress out of the lead-up to it. And best of all, you don’t have to plan it on … Continue reading Start planting the seed now for your semester exchange

Know you’re product*

Do you have a Personal Brand™? I don’t mean preferring Nintendo to Xbox, your penchant for Converse All-Stars, or having Google tattooed on your face. I mean that buzzword that gets flicked around the place, often paired with ‘Thinkfluencer’ and ‘Webinar’. Some guy called Chris Ducker says that, “Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.” Now, … Continue reading Know you’re product*

Q&A with Winter Olympic medallist, Matt Graham

University of Newcastle student Matt Graham has taken the world by storm, winning silver in the Men’s Moguls at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Navigator writer, Sarah James, sat down with the World No. 3 mogul skier to find out what it takes to become an Olympic champion, as well as find time to study a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/Bachelor of Business.   NAV: How … Continue reading Q&A with Winter Olympic medallist, Matt Graham

Why paying it forward can be the best step forward for yourself

The first few weeks of uni are a pretty exciting time. This excitement, however, is often tempered with a good glob of terror and confusion. And no one ever mentions that mozzie spray is sometimes more important than a pen and paper. You can feel lost geographically, socially and mentally. Luckily, UON has a small platoon of current students who know all too well how … Continue reading Why paying it forward can be the best step forward for yourself

3 (online) ways to improve your chances of getting a job

Just because university is wrapping up for the semester doesn’t mean you can’t use your time-off productively. Working from the assumption that the main reason you’re at university is to start your career, there are plenty of things you can do right now to boost your employability. After all – employers aren’t just interested in your transcript. They want the whole package. By undertaking a … Continue reading 3 (online) ways to improve your chances of getting a job

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, UON has a bunch of services targeted at helping you overcome your challenges and find success. Speak with a Student Advisor Student Advisors are here to help you get through your … Continue reading How to get help when you feel like you’re in too deep

5 questions with Gina Gilmour

All Uni of Newcastle students have their own unique story to tell. Here at Navigator we want to share with you a few of those stories. We spoke with Bachelor of Construction Management Student, Gina Gilmour, on what led her to studying and her experience studying a traditionally male-dominated program. NAVIGATOR: When you were younger did you ever picture yourself studying Construction Management? GG: I’ve … Continue reading 5 questions with Gina Gilmour

Levelling up: What you need to know about postgrad study

The uni rollercoaster is approaching that final, screaming, downhill flail before the end of the year. While many of us are simply looking forward to a break, there are an awful lot of you white-knuckling it through your last semester, and weighing up your post-graduation options. If you’re addicted to the uni lifestyle, avoiding the reality of workforce participation, or maybe fancy a couple more … Continue reading Levelling up: What you need to know about postgrad study

I was a teenage washout

The paths we travel to arrive here are as diverse as we are. For every high school high achiever, for whom university study was an expected next step, an accepted reality, there is a student who greets university life as something of an anomaly. UON has an inordinate number of students who are the first in their family to attend university. People from working class, marginalised and disadvantaged backgrounds mingle happily with the more traditional student body, largely due to UON’s hugely successful foundation studies programs: Open Foundation, Newstep and Yapug. Continue reading I was a teenage washout