Time management at the end of the semester

Just like that, we can see the end of the semester on the horizon. As we race full steam ahead into the final weeks of classes, you may be feeling slightly (or very) overwhelmed 🙋‍♀️.

The end of each term comes flush with a bunch of assessments and exams, and to make matters worse, they’re all due at once. But don’t throw in the towel just yet, there is still time to smash out those final assessments and if the stress is getting to you remember that you have come this far. You’ve done weeks of study and work already, and that truly is half the battle.

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Dispelling common myths about consent

This is really one of those topics where there are no grey areas. No real ifs or buts (excuse the pun) about such things, and honestly, it’s really not that hard to wrap your mind around. But there are some myths circulating about consent that might need some navigational assistance. Consent is always, always a two-way (or three whichever floats your boat) street and here … Continue reading Dispelling common myths about consent

How to access essential uni and non-uni services: COVID-19

The past few weeks have been a tumultuous time for Australians, as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread around the globe, eventually being announced as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

University of Newcastle Students are now studying from home – some have lost work; others are balancing their course loads with caring for sick relatives or home-schooling children. It is important to note that amid all the chaos, support services are available.

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(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

Don’t be that person – how to be a good uni friend

We’ve all had that one friend during our uni career who, either by attitude or behaviour, has been… less that helpful in our academic quest. You know the type: suggesting going out on the night an assessment is due, derailing group work meetings with the latest happenings on The Bachelor, relying just a bit too heavily on your study notes. The kinds of things you’re … Continue reading Don’t be that person – how to be a good uni friend

Dispelling common myths about consent

This is really one of those topics where there are no grey areas. No real ifs or buts (excuse the pun) about such things, and honestly, it’s really not that hard to wrap your mind around. But there are some myths circulating about consent that might need some navigational assistance. Consent is always, always a two-way (or three whichever floats your boat) street and here … Continue reading Dispelling common myths about consent