How to get the most out of Orientation Week

Orientation Week is a rite of passage for first-year uni students. Along with sorting out the essentials at Student Central (hello parking permit and ID card), the week is an exciting and valuable opportunity to gain insight into the degree you have chosen to study and meet some of the people you’ll be learning alongside. Continue reading “How to get the most out of Orientation Week”

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The 6 things you need to know to find study buddies at uni.

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.

The 4 best ways to stay informed at University

1.   Navigator (aka this trusty blog) Navigator is maintained by a team of students just like you! Every article written on our blog is created by students for students. It’s a safe place for students to share the realities faced when studying at university. We aim to connect with students who have encountered similar experiences and help them in some way. Navigator is a great … Continue reading The 4 best ways to stay informed at University

Mastering the art of living with housemates

Whether you’re living on-campus or in a share house, navigating the highs and lows of housemates can be challenging.

Along with the newfound independence that comes with moving out of home, you’ll also have to deal with other people’s potentially annoying habits and an assortment of other issues – not exactly desirable during peak assessment periods.

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Finding your community as an international student

Wanting to make friends upon arrival, but not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got your sorted!

With expertise from the University of Newcastle’s International Engagement Manager, Lauren Miles, we discuss finding a connection to your roots and how to immerse yourself in the colourful culture of Newcastle, the University and beyond.

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5 podcasts you NEED to be listening to

The student year is nearly over for many of us, just a few more weeks left to go! Life at the moment is all about multi-tasking, so why not make that a little bit more enjoyable? Whether you need something to help you or amp you up, or just something to listen to while you’re getting from Point A to B, here are five podcasts … Continue reading 5 podcasts you NEED to be listening to

Five Reasons to Attend Open Day

Open Day isn’t just for university newcomers and HSC-hustling high schoolers. It’s worth coming along and getting a rare glimpse of the very best our university has to offer on display, regardless of whether you’re three months or three years into your degree. Postgrad Study You may not be aware of it, but Open Day is as much an expo for postgraduate avenues of study … Continue reading Five Reasons to Attend Open Day

(Service) Dogs of Uni Newcastle

DOGS! Everyone loves a furry companion. You may not know it, but there are a few select circumstances where you can actually bring your dog on campus. According to the great sources of knowledge at AskUON, you can bring your dog on campus if it is on a lead – it just can’t go inside any buildings or classrooms. However you can bring them wherever … Continue reading (Service) Dogs of Uni Newcastle

Why summer is the perfect time to start your self-care routine

At the time of writing this, I’ve been off campus for well over four weeks and I’m terribly depressed. Not because my marks were bad, mind you, but because I’ve been so focussed on uni that its absence has become something of a niggling void, like poking your gum where a tooth used to be, or when hiccups disappear but you still expect one. Rather … Continue reading Why summer is the perfect time to start your self-care routine

Summer School or summer job?

The expectation that students will have some kind of work experience as well as a degree when they graduate has made a summer job or internship necessary for most of us. But maybe it’s worth sticking it out at uni through the summer to gain extra course credit and potentially finish early. What better way to settle this debate than with a trusty pros and … Continue reading Summer School or summer job?

5 Questions with Christy Mullen

The Campus Life Awards were held on the 26th of October 2017, rewarding and celebrating those students who go above and beyond to contribute to campus life at the University of Newcastle. These awards recognise students who have made an outstanding commitment to the student experience at University. These experiences can be anything from working with student clubs, volunteering their time and working in other … Continue reading 5 Questions with Christy Mullen