Graduation season is upon us. Congratulations on making it this far! This is the time to celebrate your successes, catch up with your year group and receive that all-important certificate that represents all your blood, sweat and tears of the last few years. Consider this article your guide, from one soon-to-be graduate to another. Preparation: The university has several ceremonies a day and it’s important … Continue reading What to Expect on Graduation Day
Does the thought of the end of a study term frighten you? Or are you blissfully in denial of all your deadlines and waiting for that final kick of high-pressure adrenaline? Either way, looking after your mental health and staying motivated is so important for all students over the last few weeks. Read on to learn how you can stay on track mentally for the rest of the year.
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For some of us, this November represents more than the end of semester two; it marks the completion of our degrees. Cue trumpets! Cue fanfare! Cue one million insta likes!
But in order to show off the cap and gown, you’ve got to work hard to pass all those final subjects. When the finish line is so close, it can be tempting to take your foot off the pedal and coast…
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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.
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While not graduating when you thought you would can be tricky, there are a variety of reasons why a lot of people find themselves in this situation. Some people choose to take a gap year, while others might adjust their study load for various reasons. Alternatively, some people miss a subject or two along the way (like me) or others have the ‘fun’ of having … Continue reading Everyone graduated except you. Now what?
Congratulations! You’ve put in the hard yards and finally have your degree. Time to toss that graduation cap up in the air and celebrate. Sayonara Blackboard. Adios exams. But you didn’t think you were completely done with the University now did you? *drum roll* Enter University of Newcastle Alumni. The University of Newcastle Alumni Network is made up of 143,000 diverse people from across 145 … Continue reading Why you should stay in touch with the University after graduation
If you’re in your first or last year of university, one of the most valuable things you can take advantage of is the opportunity to get into contact with University Alumni. No, not the triangle-eye, Bavarian secret society – university graduates! Whether it’s sharing skills, knowledge, networking, or even just making new friends, getting involved with Alumni will truly take your university experience to the … Continue reading How to use alumni to your advantage
You’ve gone through almost two decades of formal education, attended more classes than you have brain cells, and are eagerly awaiting the day you’ll never again have to passive-aggressively message Alice 17 times for her half of the Marketing 1001 group assignment. It’s your last year of university, and whether you have your sights set on full time work or taking a ‘travel-break’ before going … Continue reading 4 things you should be doing in your final year at the University of Newcastle
Okay final year students and near graduates, listen up! When it comes to searching for a job after graduation, you typically have two options: a graduate program or a graduate position. Sometimes there is no way of knowing what’s better for us and some people might not even know that these are different. I don’t blame you – it can be difficult to tell them … Continue reading Graduate program vs graduate position: what’s the difference?
So your years as an undergraduate have come to an end and ultimately you’re asking yourself, what the #$%* am I supposed to do now? Whether you’re planning on continuing onto postgrad study, taking some time to consider your future or jumping straight into the workforce, do not panic, you’ll figure it out and if you take only one thing from this article please let … Continue reading So you’ve finished your degree…what now?
You’ll feel the weight of thousands of words buoying you along to that coveted hat and robe. Continue reading Heading into your final year