Your Stories – Meet Vaish

Name: Vaish Degree: Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) Have you always wanted to study social science? I started studying nutrition as I wanted to be a dietician. I watched my dad who has diabetes struggle to find a dietician that understood an Indian diet. When I started the degree, I quickly realised it really wasn’t for me. I was very unhappy. I considered other options … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Vaish

Your Stories – Meet Nathan

Name: Nathan Degree: Bachelor of Communications (Film Media Major) How did you come to study a Bachelor of Communications? Originally I was studying Secondary Teaching but realised it just wasn’t what I wanted to do. I switched to a new degree called Climate Science and Adaptation because my major for teaching was Environmental Science, I figured I’d eliminate the teaching and do that instead. One … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Nathan

Your Stories – Meet Annie

Name: Annie Degree: Bachelor of Biomedical Science Have you always wanted to study Biomedical Science? I never thought I’d be in a Biomedical degree. I didn’t even like biology in school. I originally had no direction and there was so much pressure to apply for university and choose what career I wanted to do, but I honestly had no idea. I always knew I wanted … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Annie

Your Stories – Meet Julia

Name: Julia Degree: Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science Where would you like to take this degree? I really want to do a PhD and work in Antarctica looking at how climate change is affecting Adelie penguin habitats and how their behavioural adaptations are changing due to habitat loss. They’re so cute, the male penguins collect pebbles and give them to the females who then … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Julia

Your Stories – Meet Ava

Name: Ava Degree: Bachelor of Education (Primary) What do you enjoy the most about university? I wasn’t great at high school and never really pushed myself academically, but I’ve found that with university it’s the opposite. I enjoy the feeling of being challenged and I like that I can see the personal progress I’ve made. Is this where you pictured yourself to be? I took … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Ava

Your Stories – Meet Amy

Name: Amy  Degree: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering  What inspired you to do this degree? In year 9 Engineering Studies, guest speakers from the University of Wollongong came to talk about their future in Engineering. One of them, dressed in Supercars uniforms said she was an engineer for Red Bull racing, and I thought I want to do that! I made sure to do all the … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Amy

Your Stories – Meet Blake, Jordan and Aaron

Names: Blake, Jordan & Aaron Degree: Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts So, tell me about your degree Blake: I was doing a double degree in computer science and mathematics before switching to a Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts. I’m the vice president of the UON Musos Club which was formed in late 2020. We meet every Tuesday at 6 pm and do performance … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Blake, Jordan and Aaron

Your Stories – Meet Yazmin

Name: Yazmin Degree: Bachelor of Laws Combined (Criminology) How did you come to enroll in this degree? I always wanted a career in law working with women and children who experienced domestic violence and substance abuse issues, especially women with substance abuse issues who have had their children removed. I want to work with them for restorative purposes and to get them reconnected. I fell … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Yazmin

The Purpose Behind the Party – How passionate students secured the University’s autonomy

It’s well known that University’s annual Autonomy Day is one of the largest events on the student calendar.

After some unfortunate pandemic-related cancellations, we are excited to announce the long awaited return of the party, with Autonomy Day celebrations kicking off once again on Friday, 5 August 2022!

The celebration marks the declaration of our University as an independent tertiary institution separated from UNSW is packed with various activities, exhibitions and performances all culminating in the legendary extravaganza of Autonomy Party.

Parallel to past international social and political movements, the University of Newcastle was not granted autonomy easily or without conflict.

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Meet the 2022 Academic Excellence Scholarship Recipients

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 2022 Academic Excellence Scholarship Recipients

“I’m not ok”: What to do when a friend needs mental health support

Not long ago, I had a very close friend of mine experience a major loss. Given the circumstances, they seemed to be coping well. They were going to work, keeping up with their social and sporting commitments and had an extraordinarily well-rehearsed speech they would perform when asked how they were doing. A speech that was so reassuring, it managed to fool even me for months, and now I look back on it, probably over a year. Continue reading ““I’m not ok”: What to do when a friend needs mental health support”