University of Newcastle students Tess Barnes, Shivkrit Ram, and Hayley Sherrard talk about what it was like preparing to move away from home and study in Newcastle.Continue reading “Preparing for University: moving away from home”
University of Newcastle alum Jessica Urquhart and student Dominic Fitzgerald reflect on what it is like to be the first in your family to attend university, and how they were supported whilst preparing for university.Continue reading “Preparing for University: first in family”
I’m going to be real, I often find myself a bit homesick. I’m lucky enough to have an extraordinarily tight-knit family and feel so blessed when we’re all together, but between my parents, my sister and I, there’s over 12 hours of travel time to see each other. It was my decision to move away for uni and I stand by it, but it doesn’t make the time we all spend apart any easier and it certainly doesn’t stop the normal family disagreements and bickering when we’re all back under one roof. Here’s my best advice for navigating the move back home over the break and how to best keep your independence when you’re back playing for Team Family.
Surviving as a student can be fraught with difficulty, not least in the realm of filling your belly and avoiding some form of horrific vitamin deficiency. With everything else going on each semester, it can be easy to overlook the impact a poor diet can have on your wellbeing, student performance, and ability to be a functioning human. We’ve all had that moment of laser-like … Continue reading Cooking for smarties