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
Name: Anna Degree: Bachelor of Nursing Why did you decide to study nursing? When I was 7 or 8, my father gifted me a stethoscope and I wrote on it my name, ‘Anna’, not nurse or Doctor Anna, because I wasn’t sure at the time what I wanted to be. I’ve always been interested in healthcare. I have a natural empathetic nature, wanting to care … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Anna
“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
Name: Nikhil Degree: Master of Business Administration and Master of Marketing What influenced your decision to study at this uni? As an international student, I considered the university’s global recognition so that anything I studied would be recognised here in Australia or overseas and if I moved back home or to another country. I worked as a talent agent in the entertainment industry in my … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Nikhil
It’s the end of the semester, one of the most demanding times for students. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, you’re not alone. As students, we often struggle to stay focused and productive, especially when life is swirling with job applications and shops are already selling Christmas decorations. Fortunately, there’s a powerful tool to help with this: study groups or study buddies! In this article, … Continue reading The Power of Study Buddies: Your Best Weapon Against Procrastination
We’ve all been there. Every single one of us. Don’t lie. Across all degrees in all universities, in all fields and colleges, there is one thing that unites the common student: our bittersweet love of procrastination. It’s the cornerstone of the uni student stereotype – 10pm, leaning forward on the couch, leftover Thai on the table and Netflix on the TV, rushing an assignment to … Continue reading Breaking the procrastination cycle
Have you ever thought that while working hard and achieving the academic goals you set out for yourself is great, but sometimes you wish that there was a result more tangible than a D (Distinction) on your transcript? Since 2019, the University of Newcastle has awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarships. Sponsored by our Vice-Chancellor and reflecting our commitment to excellence, the main focus of these … Continue reading Meet the 2023 Academic Excellence Scholarship Recipients
There’s not many things better than a scholarship. Maybe your nan’s spag bol or a celebratory beer after you’ve submitted your final assignment or maybe when you see a dog on your way to class.
You’ve probably heard it before, the University of Newcastle has loads of scholarships. But some students believe that scholarships are only for the “best of the best” and the highly competitive nature of scholarship applications has left them shying away from even giving them a go.
For postgraduate students, the struggle to create a work-life balance can be very real, and balancing study with other commitments like work and family can feel like a massive challenge. In this article, I share my personal top 3 tips for establishing and maintaining a healthy balance, and provide some helpful resources from Student Wellbeing. I’m a full time PhD (Classics) student, and throughout my … Continue reading Work-Life Balance as a Postgraduate Student