Your guide to Arts & Culture at the University of Newcastle

While I’m sure you’re knuckles deep in pen ink and diving head first into those textbooks, why not detach yourself from your studies for a few hours and enjoy some arts and culture. You and I both know you’ve been working hard and deserve a textbook detox. So to sate your creative spirit, here’s a little list of all the best places to get a … Continue reading Your guide to Arts & Culture at the University of Newcastle

Know you’re product*

Do you have a Personal Brand™? I don’t mean preferring Nintendo to Xbox, your penchant for Converse All-Stars, or having Google tattooed on your face. I mean that buzzword that gets flicked around the place, often paired with ‘Thinkfluencer’ and ‘Webinar’. Some guy called Chris Ducker says that, “Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.” Now, … Continue reading Know you’re product*

Q&A with Winter Olympic medallist, Matt Graham

University of Newcastle student Matt Graham has taken the world by storm, winning silver in the Men’s Moguls at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Navigator writer, Sarah James, sat down with the World No. 3 mogul skier to find out what it takes to become an Olympic champion, as well as find time to study a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/Bachelor of Business.   NAV: How … Continue reading Q&A with Winter Olympic medallist, Matt Graham

Video: Race to UON

  Think twice before grabbing the car keys. Yes it might seem more convenient, but once you factor in the price of petrol, price of parking and actually finding a park – is it really the better option? The Navigator team have put three modes of transport to the test: driving, cycling and public transport. To find out what the best transport method for you … Continue reading Video: Race to UON

4 things you should be doing in your final year at the University of Newcastle

You’ve gone through almost two decades of formal education, attended more classes than you have brain cells, and are eagerly awaiting the day you’ll never again have to passive-aggressively message Alice 17 times for her half of the Marketing 1001 group assignment. It’s your last year of university, and whether you have your sights set on full time work or taking a ‘travel-break’ before going … Continue reading 4 things you should be doing in your final year at the University of Newcastle

Video: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day is a time for celebrating the achievements of all women and ensuring we continue to press for progress in all fields. We interviewed some brilliant UON staff and alumni about their thoughts on IWD. Featuring: Meryl Swanson MP Meryl Swanson was elected to the House of Representatives as the Member for Paterson in July 2016. Meryl is deputy chair of the Parliamentary … Continue reading Video: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

The ALLY Network: Your safe space at the University of Newcastle

Students can experience numerous challenges while at university, but for those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, these can be especially unique. The University of Newcastle aspires to be an inclusive environment – which is why the ALLY Network is such an important support service. If you’re struggling with your sexual orientation or gender identity, this can be your safe space on campus. … Continue reading The ALLY Network: Your safe space at the University of Newcastle

Unexpected places your degree can take you

When you choose to study at UON, there are usually three reasons for doing so: You enjoy the course content You’re aiming for a specific career path You’re here for the ride In every degree, there’s often a traditional career pathway with an emphasis on specific jobs depending on your major or directed courses. While it can be easy to start thinking ‘I’m not going … Continue reading Unexpected places your degree can take you

Why paying it forward can be the best step forward for yourself

The first few weeks of uni are a pretty exciting time. This excitement, however, is often tempered with a good glob of terror and confusion. And no one ever mentions that mozzie spray is sometimes more important than a pen and paper. You can feel lost geographically, socially and mentally. Luckily, UON has a small platoon of current students who know all too well how … Continue reading Why paying it forward can be the best step forward for yourself

Enrolment for dummies

*ATTENTION ATTENTION, ENROLMENT IS NEAR* Have you got your enrolment sorted? If you’re anything like me in my first few years of study the answer is “no…what…when…why…how?” After two years of being completely stumped every time enrolment came around something magical happened which was me learning a few things. So here are my tips to help you be a pro at enrolment. Enrolment Schedule First…CHECK … Continue reading Enrolment for dummies

The 4 best ways to stay informed at the University of Newcastle

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 the University of Newcastle

Online vs on-campus study

The online leaning world is continuing to develop and grow. Have you ever wondered how studying online is different from studying on campus? We interviewed some UON students to give us insight into the main differences between studying online vs on-campus. Online Study What’s involved? Studying online through UON means that you will do the same coursework as students studying on-campus, but you can get … Continue reading Online vs on-campus study