It’s not your fault. During the whirlwind that was Orientation – meeting your peers, hitting the water park, sussing out the best coffee joints – you probably didn’t think to write down every single piece of info coming at you.
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”
The University of Newcastle is so much more than JUST Callaghan campus. As a student whose classes are based out of the City Precinct, I get that sometimes it’s easy to feel out of the loop (cue Shannon Noll ‘What about me?’). But in actual fact, there’s a heap of regular events based out of the other campuses. Wondering how you can find out about these? I’ve got you covered.
We’ve all been there; a scary boss you don’t know how to talk to about your uni timetable. You can’t ghost in the shadows forever though.
Eventually you’re going to have to tell them when you can and can’t work – and put your foot down if you need to study.
Every uni students experience is different, that’s what makes it fun! For many of you, university life is your first truly independent moment; a mix-n-match adventure where what happens on an hour-to-hour and day-to-day basis is entirely up to you.
You’ve made it. All the hard work has paid off and you’re finally a student at the University of Newcastle.
It may seem like you’ve reached your end goal but this is just the beginning.
A plethora of exciting, rewarding and sometimes challenging experiences are coming your way. Best to be prepared.