Summer break is here, and it is time to take advantage and explore all the warm Aussie coast can offer! Coming from someone currently on a semester exchange in the freezing depths of Canada (which it makes up for in its beauty), I am fully committed to taking advantage of the warm weather and beaches down under when I return. Don’t know where to start? … Continue reading Things to do over the summer break
Many of the international students I’m friends with are either going home or staying back to continue their journey. Whatever the reasons are, the transition from being a full-time student to a working adult is exhilarating, yet the journey can be scary and bumpy at the start. At one point, I was so lost that I thought maybe going home to my loved ones and … Continue reading Navigating Post-Graduation: A Comprehensive Guide for International Students in Australia
“I’ll do anything for free stuff” – Sandra Bullock. I didn’t come up with that statement, but it is a statement that every University of Newcastle student can relate to, domestic and international students alike. With the increase in the price of groceries and stress due to work and studies, the next point of action is to access the free services your campus has to … Continue reading Freebies on campus
My Journey to UNSA SRC: Dealing with Rejection and Finding Growth Have you ever considered the possibility of making a significant impact on your university’s services? I have- SO much so that I nominated myself as a student representative for the UNSA SRC (University of Newcastle Student Association Student Representative Council). My goal was to be a voice for fellow students and drive positive changes … Continue reading I nominated myself in the SRC elections and lost
As we’re hurtling toward exam season and the semester’s end, this article will give you tips to navigate the coming stormy weeks. The “Stress Less” initiative at the University of Newcastle is here, and it’s a beacon of relaxation and self-care amid the chaos. What’s Stress Less all about? Stress Less is like a warm, comforting embrace during busy academic seasons. It’s an initiative that … Continue reading Self-care strategies and “Stress Less” activities
We’re already halfway through the semester?! Gosh, time flies! Realising how much piled up work and commitments we have on our plate. BURNOUT ALERT INCOMING!! As a final-year student, I can feel the burnout coming from all directions! Juggling academic responsibilities, placements and internships, volunteering hours, social engagements with family and friends, and personal development of our own passion projects and hobbies as well as career … Continue reading Recognising and preventing burnout
University can be stressful and how we use our down time can massively shape how we feel in the week ahead. If (like me) you often find yourself feeling glued to your phone or endlessly scrolling social media and then getting frustrated that you can’t seem to stop, you might want to try going on a Digital Detox. The concept of Digital Detoxing has been … Continue reading 5 fun ways to unplug, relax and unwind!
Around the middle of semester, it’s easy to get so caught up in study that we find it difficult to remind ourselves to take breaks and do things we enjoy. But to have the energy to tackle the rest of our classes, assignments and exams, it’s important to take time to reflect and relax when we can. ‘Rest is not idle, not wasteful. Sometimes rest … Continue reading Relaxing and recharging after a busy week
Take a slight detour from the Maths bus stop and you’ll find a bunch of people in the Education (V) building you never knew you needed. The Chaplaincy provides some handy services to current students- if you need some documents signed by a Justice of the Peace, want to play a game of chess or just someone to chat with – you can’t miss their … Continue reading What I didn’t know about the Chaplaincy service, and why it’s pretty useful
It’s definitely time to take a collective sigh of relief, the semester is done! I say, embrace the wonders of Newy, allow yourself to be captivated by the city’s charm and make this winter break an unforgettable chapter in your student journey. Social media calls this “romanticising life” and I think that’s the perfect way to describe it. “Romanticise” your winter break by taking the … Continue reading Things to do in the Winter break
Moving out of home for the first time can be daunting but it can also be exciting, a chance to make new friends and experience independence. Since moving out 10 weeks ago, I have learnt a few tips and tricks to making the most of moving away from home. Feel free to follow some (or all) of them when you move out. This year, I … Continue reading Moving out of home? We’ve got you!
Now that we are back from Easter holiday break, are you ready for the whirlwind of modules to catch up on and assignment deadlines coming your way? We’re usually super spirited and motivated to stick to academic goals at the start of the semester. But we can gradually grow tired with uni work, balancing personal work and academic deadlines – either starting to procrastinate or … Continue reading How to romanticise your uni life