We've put together a number of activities and workshops during orientation to help get you settled and have some fun.

Prepare to study

UoN is committed to student success and we will do whatever we can to help students achieve! To help get you off to the best start, have a look at the following information.


A number of free Bridging and Refresher courses are available to help 'top up' your subject knowledge and introduce you to some of the skills you need to commence tertiary study. Further details about how you can register are available at www.newcastle.edu.au/bridging;

  • Writing Academic Essays
  • Essential UoN Computing
  • Advanced UoN Computing
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Surviving Stats: Statistics for Tertiary Studies
  • Introduction to Undergraduate Mathematics
  • Introduction to Undergraduate Chemistry
  • Academic Survival Skills
  • Academic Survival Skills Online


myUoN gives you access to all the online systems you need to use while at University. Some of these systems include UoNline (Blackboard), your student email (NUmail) and myHub where you will go to enrol in your courses each semester. You should log into myUoN with your student number and password and become familiar with the system before you start your studies.

Library Information

Becoming familiar with the Library and the wide variety of resources it offers is essential. The Library website provides information on borrowing books, accessing journals in online databases and referencing. It also displays details of Library classes you can register for to improve your study skills; www.newcastle.edu.au/library/learn.

Academic Skills 

To find out more about available workshops and for information on how to register, please visit the Learning Development Blackboard site (UoNline> Blackboard> My Other Sites) and click on the workshops link.

Transition to Uni workshops

Available at Callaghan Campus (Newcastle) only

Learning Development will be offering a number of workshops, designed to help new students develop skills for effective learning. Commencing in Semester 1, sessions will be covering topics such as time management, online skills, writing and more.

The workshop timetable will be released in mid-February, 2015. If you would like to receive further information on these workshops, send an email to ld@newcastle.edu.au with the following information

Subject: Transition to University
Information: Name, Student Number, preferred email address and information on your last enrolled studies (i.e. Year + Type -High School / TAFE / etc.). These emails will be accepted from October 2014 until early February, 2015.

Attend Orientation Day