Offers of admission to the Newstep program will be sent out to successful applicants late January. Applicants who put down a preference for Newstep on their UAC application and were unsuccessful in receiving a higher offer will be notified through the main round of offers on the 21st January.
You should also have a look at the 'Getting Started' video below and hear all the information directly from one of our student ambassadors. Welcome to the program and good luck with your studies this semester.
The first step you need to take is to set up a university NUaccess IT account. Your IT account is your passport to a host of online information and services including My Hub.
Simply use the student IT account link to set up your access and get the enrolment process underway. You will need your student number and program code which are contained in your letter of offer.
Once you have activated your NUaccess IT account you will need your user name and password to login to the online system - myHub to complete your enrolment in your selected courses.
You can enrol in your semester 1 courses in myHub - dates to be advised.
If you have any difficulties with online enrolment, please contact the Foundation Studies office.
You must enrol in 40 units of courses in each semester. At this stage, you are only enrolling in your semester 1 courses; you will enrol in your semester 2 courses at the end of semester 1.
You can find your course selections and descriptions here together with links to the class timetables.
Visit the What's in the program page to review your Newstep course options and link to faculty recommendations for undergraduate degrees. The faculty recommendations will help you align your Newstep study with future study goals so that you're well equipped for specific undergraduate programs.
More information about the range and content of degree programs on offer at the University of Newcastle can be found via our degree finder.
Uncertain about what degree program you'd like to study or where it might lead you? The University's Careers Service can help with information about the jobs that are available to graduates.
Once you have reviewed your course options and the faculty recommendations you can enrol in your preferred courses at myHub.
Please note: Once you have enrolled in your courses online, any changes to that course selection (including dropping courses or withdrawing from the program) must also be made using the myHub system.
The University provides an email address for all of its students. To find out how to log on to your NUmail account, visit our student email page.
When you sign in to your NUmail account, you must use the format firstname.lastname@example.org as your Windows Live ID. You would replace the c1234567 with c and your student number.
To protect your privacy you must use your NUmail to communicate with the University. It is essential that you check your NUmail account at least three times a week.
What is it?
Orientation is an important part of your preparation for university study. It provides an opportunity to learn more about the university, meet the lecturers and discuss your course choices. You will also meet past and present students, go on a tour of the campus and have all your questions about enrolment in Newstep answered.
When is it?
Ourimbah: Dates will be advised when you receive your offer letter.
Callaghan: Dates will be advised when you receive your offer letter.
The orientation session will run for about two and a half hours, and will be followed by a free BBQ.
To obtain your student card you need to visit a Campus Student Hub at either Callaghan or Ourimbah between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm any week day.
You must bring photo ID with you or two other forms of identification. For more information about approved identification documents, please visit our student ID card page.
Most of your courses will require you to purchase a Course Reader. These booklets are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased from the PrintCentre at Callaghan campus or the Co-op Bookshop at Ourimbah.
Not all of your courses will require you to purchase a textbook. Textbooks are available from the Co-op bookshop on campus. You can find out the textbook requirements for your courses online at the Co-op Bookshop web site.
You may also become a Co-op Bookshop member. This is not mandatory and costs a one-off fee of $25. Membership entitles you to a range of benefits, including discounted prices. Look under 'Membership' on the Co-op site for more information.
Further details about Course Readers and Textbook requirements will be provided at the Orientation Session and in your first lecture for each course.
If you have a disability or chronic illness which you feel may impact on your studies, you need to register with the staff in Disability Support. It is essential that you register at the beginning of the semester if you require any special arrangements for class tests or formal examinations.
Internet access for students under the age of 18
If you are under the age of 18 your parent or guardian will need to complete the Internet Access Permission Form. You may either bring the completed form with you to the Newstep Information and Orientation session or send it directly to the IT Service Desk at Callaghan campus.
Students from a language background other than English
Enrolment in Newstep requires students to have a good level of written and spoken English.
English language support is available to students from a language background other than English. For information contact the Foundation Studies office.
Travelling to campus and parking
There are limited parking spaces at each of the campuses and locating a car space can prove very time consuming. If you plan to bring your vehicle on to campus you will need to allow sufficient time prior to the start of your classes.
There is a $4.30 fee to park at the Callaghan campus between 8.00 am and 5.30 pm. Make sure you buy a daily ticket from the ticketing machine in the carpark. Alternatively, student parking permits are available from the University of Newcastle OnLine Store Please log on and purchase your permit, print your order and take to one of the student hubs. You will need to present your student identification card in order to pick up your permit.
Parking on the Ourimbah campus is free. Please see the parking rules for each campus.
Why not consider other transport options such as bus, train, bicycle or carpooling and, where possible, avoid bringing your car on to campus.
Final Examinations at the end of the Semester
Formal end-of-semester examinations in Newstep are a compulsory part of the program (except in the case of the EPARTS courses and EPHUMA135 Directed Study). At the end of each semester you must be available to sit the exams in order to successfully complete the program.
Exams will be held during the exam periods in June and November– see here for dates. The exams are 2 hours in duration, and will be held under supervision on campus. Exams are normally held during business hours, Monday to Friday, but can be scheduled at 6 pm on weekdays or on a Saturday morning. You should plan now to be available during the entire exam period.
You will be notified of the exact times and locations of your exams approximately 4 weeks in advance.
If you have any enquiries, please contact the Foundation Studies office.
If you have any enquiries, please contact the Foundation Studies office.