Offers of admission to the Yapug program will be mailed out to successful applicants during January and February.
You will need to have provided confirmation of Aboriginality before your application can be approved. Contact Catherine Phoenix at The Wollotuka Institute (Tel. 02 49854056) for advice or to make an appointment for an interview.
Once you have received your offer of a place in the Yapug program, the first steps you need to take to accept your offer and complete your enrolment are:
1. Set up your student IT account here.
2. Enrol in your semester 1 courses at My Hub from noon on Friday 1 February onwards.
Your letter of offer and the Step by Step Enrolment Guide contain detailed instructions for these steps. You can also view the University's How to Enrol video.
If you have any difficulties with Online Enrolment, we will be able to assist you at the Yapug Information and Orientation Workshop.
Selecting the Right Courses for your Future Studies
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 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. You should ensure you follow the 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 Undergraduate Program Handbook.
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.
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.
The Next Steps:
3. Attend the compulsory Information and Orientation Workshop
4. Obtain your student card
5. Set up your NUmail account
6. Purchase any textbooks or course readers
7. Read this Other Important Information
Information and Orientation Workshop
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 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?
Tuesday 12 February - commencing at 9.30 am in The Wollotuka Institute, Birabahn building, Callaghan Campus
The orientation session will run for about three hours. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Obtaining your student ID card
To obtain your student card you need to visit a Campus Student Hub between 9 am and 5 pm any week day, provide the required ID and have your photograph taken.
Important: You must bring photo ID with you or two other forms of identification. Information on the identification required can be found here.
Setting up Your NUmail Account
The University provides an email address for all of its students. Find out how to log on to your NUmail account here.
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 and ensure that you check your NUmail account at least three times a week.
Purchasing your textbooks
You may need to purchase textbooks. These are available from 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 Coop Bookshop website.
Search by the relevant course code for each course.
You may also become a Co-op Bookshop member. This is not mandatory and costs a one-off fee of $20. Membership entitles you to a range of benefits, including discounted prices. Look under "Membership" on the Co-op site for more info.
Other Important Information
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 courses on offer and the timetable here.
Applications for Bridging courses should be submitted to the Foundation Studies office at least 5 days before the commencement of the 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.
Traveling to Campus and Parking
There are limited parking spaces at the 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.
There is a $4.20 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 or purchase a permit for the semester from one of the Student Hubs.
Check out the Parking Rules here.
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 - 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.