Out of Area Student
New House? New City? New Studies?
Welcome to Newcastle and congratulations on studying here at UoN! Being a new uni student can be an intimidating experience for anyone, but leaving behind your friends, family and community presents an even greater challenge. You made the big decision to choose UoN to continue your learning, and this is a brave and positive step in reaching your goals.
As a new student in a new city you may be finding the transition into studies a little difficult. To help, we have collected a few helpful hints from other students on settling into life in Newcastle.
Sort out your accommodation early
There are a number of options for accommodation on or near campus. We offer on campus accommodation at Callaghan and the Central Coast. There is also a registry of accommodation near all domestic campuses of the University.
Before you start looking for accommodation it is best to be clear on what you require. Consider what is important to you and what your needs are, as these may affect your choice of property.
To visit accommodation services click here. This site holds great resources about how to find off campus accommodation as well as information about the application process for on campus accommodation.
Finding your way around campus and the local area.
If you are new to the area why not make sure that you know your way around. There are many transport routes to the University campuses and the uni even offers a carpooling scheme so that you can avoid the struggle of parking in the morning!
If you would like to drive and live in the local area why not have a look on google maps. UoN has information on the campus and surrounding suburbs on this website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/location/
Alternatively, why not look at the local council website for further information:
Cost of Living and Studying in Newcastle
Moving away from home can be expensive. Even though Newcastle has a fairly low cost of living, you expenses can add up. Please visit the University Student Finances site for further information.
Scholarships: There are many scholarships for students from rural and remote areas who choose to attend the University of Newcastle. Information on a few of these is listed below. Please note that this information is correct as at April 2011 and is subject to change.
|David Beer Undergraduate Scholarship||Equity Scholarship Scheme University of Newcastle|
|University of Newcastle Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme||Dr Geoffrey Leonard AM 1st Year Student Scholarship|
|Shaping Futures Scholarships||External Scholarships|
For more information on scholarships please visit the scholarships website.
Student Loans: If you are struggling with your finances, the University of Newcastle offers a student loans scheme. The Student Loans Scheme provides interest free emergency loans on a short term basis to students who demonstrate genuine need and whose continued study might be placed in jeopardy if assistance were not available. For further information on this scheme please click here.
Finding Part Time employment
If you're looking for part time employment, the first place to visit is CareerHub, the online vacancy posting system that is available exclusively to University of Newcastle students and alumni. This user-friendly search system gives you access to a number of different employment postings, including graduate positions, vacation work, work experience, international jobs, casual and part-time work.
Looking for part time / casual work can be a competitive process. The Careers service at the Uni can help with checking resumes, practicing interview skills and have many tips sheets and FAQs located in the right hand menu of CareerHub. It is also be worthwhile keeping an eye at the Jobs on Campus website
The Careers service run workshops at the start of each semester on how to find part time employment. For a schedule of these workshops please visit CareerHub.
It may also be worthwhile to check the local newspaper on a weekend, or visit one of the following websites:
|SEEK||MY Career||Career ONE|