We’ve all been there; a scary boss you don’t know how to talk to about your uni timetable. You can’t ghost in the shadows forever though. Eventually you’re going to have to tell them when you can and can’t work – and put your foot down if you need to study.
It’s not your fault. During the whirlwind that was Orientation – meeting your peers, hitting the water park, sussing out the best coffee joints – you probably didn’t think to write down every single piece of info coming at you.
Every exciting journey begins with a less-than-exciting packing list. I half-excitedly, half-anxiously recall packing my bags in preparation for the flight, uncertain of what lay ahead, and I cannot emphasise enough how much smoother the journey to Newcastle will be if you do some planning before you pack.
In my experience of studying abroad, O-Week was a great way to get to know the University, its environment, and the overall feel of the city where I had chosen to spend the next six months of my life.
I bet you’ve done a ton of research on your future home at the University of Newcastle, but do you know how to actually get here?
I’m going to say something controversial here (please forgive me). Summer holidays are really long. And I can only take so much of beaches on hot days, shopping centres on super-hot days, movie theatres (read: air-conditioning) on super, super hot days, as well as sleeping in and not uni-ing.