Once you have received your offer of a place in the Yapug program, there are some simple steps you need to take to accept your offer and complete your enrolment

Yapug

Commencing students

Offers of admission to the Yapug program will be mailed out to successful applicants two to three weeks prior to the start of semester.

You will need to have provided confirmation of Aboriginality before your application can be approved. Contact Adelle Grogan at the Wollotuka Institute on 02 4921 6269 for advice or to make an appointment for an interview.

Once you have received your offer of a place in the Yapug program, there are some simple steps you need to take to accept your offer and complete your enrolment. These steps will be explained in detail within your letter of offer but you can also review them here.

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.

Your letter of offer and the Step by Step Enrolment Guide (PDF, 2MB) contain detailed instructions. You can also view the University's How to Enrol video.

If you have any difficulties with online enrolment, please contact the Foundation Studies Office.

To complete the program in one year of study you must enrol in 40 units of courses in each semester. At this stage, you are only enrolling in your semester 2 courses; you will enrol in your semester 1 courses next year.

You can find your course selections and descriptions here together with links to the class timetables. You should ensure you follow the faculty recommendations for your degree pathway.

Information about the range and content of degree programs on offer at the University of Newcastle can be found in the 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 in MyHub.

Important: 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 My Hub system.

If you have any difficulties with online enrolment, please contact the Foundation Studies Office.

Orientation is an essential 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 Yapug answered.

You will be able to complete your online enrolment on this day if you have had your application approved prior to the workshop.

When is it?

Dates and times will be advised as soon as possible for 2015 orientation.

The orientation session will run for about three hours. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

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.

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 c1234567@uon.edu.au 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.

You can purchase your textbooks by visiting the Co-op bookshop on campus. As textbooks can be costly, don't purchase them before you have definitely decided on the courses you will be doing. You can find out the textbook requirements for your courses online at the Co-op Bookshop web site.

Bridging Courses

You can brush up on your computing or essay writing skills, or get a headstart on your studies with a free pre-semester Bridging course. Check out the bridging courses on offer.

Disability Services

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.

Traveling to Campus and Parking

There are limited parking spaces at the Newcastle (Callaghan) campus 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.

Parking on the Ourimbah campus is free but there is fee to park at the Newcastle (Callaghan) campus between 8.00am and 5.30pm. Make sure to check out 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.

As a full-time student, you will be eligible for a student transport concession card. To apply, visit a Student Hub.

Final Examinations at the end of the Semester

There will be formal end-of-semester examinations in some of your Yapug courses. 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. 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 6.00 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.

Any questions?

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Foundation Studies office or The Wollotuka Institute.