Find out more about accommodation, orientation, scholarships, o-camp and semester dates.

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Starting uni

Whether you choose to live on or off campus you should start looking for accommodation as early as possible. The University of Newcastle has limited places on campus and demand is constantly very high. Accommodation services at the University of Newcastle can help you find accommodation either on or off campus. The majority of UNE students enjoy living on campus in the residential college system. You can visit the Living at UNE website for more information.

All students are encouraged to attend Orientation which includes enrolment sessions, information on student services and university resources as well as lots of fun social activities. Orientation is held in February at both universities.

Having a scholarship can be a great opportunity. Both universities have a range of scholarships available for commencing and continuing students.

O-Camp is a camp for first year students from both campuses to make friends, party, hang out at the beach and celebrate the start of their medical careers. It is run for the students, by the students and will be a highlight of your med degree. If you are successful in gaining a place in the JMP, the student medical society will contact you with all the O-Camp registration and payment information. Find out more on their web site.

Your BMed courses will begin in late February or early March. See the University dates page for details of 2014 term dates.

Please note: Elective courses for Yr 1 UNE students will begin earlier than the BMED program. Students will be able to view their chosen elective timetable at: Timetabling @ UNE. Detailed timetables regarding your JMP Bachelor of Medicine academic program at the School of Rural Medicine will be made available to you during orientation.

For details of elective start dates for Newcastle students please see use the degree finder to locate your chosen elective for details.