Dean of Students
For students who need help solving an issue, the Dean of Students can offer advice and assist with conflict resolution or complaints.
To build access, participation and success for our students, and support them during their university experience, there are a number of resources available.
We want to make sure our students get the right support while they study. Here you will find support services for students, including fees and scholarships; solving issues; health, counselling and wellbeing; careers and jobs − and specific information for international, indigenous and new students.
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) consist of one hour weekly review sessions for students. They provide an opportunity for students to compare notes, discuss difficult concepts and review weekly material in an informal setting. Sessions are conducted by a student who previously completed the course and has excelled in their results. More information for staff is available in the PASS information for staff (PDF, 368KB) document. You can direct students to the current students peer study assistance section for details.
Our AccessAbility team offers practical assistance and advice to students with a permanent or temporary disability or medical condition.
The AccessAbility staff resources provide academic teaching staff with information and advice on: meeting the needs of students with disability in our programs and courses; making reasonable adjustments in the teaching context; and in the incorporation of inclusive teaching principles into practice.
If a student is having difficulties with their studies due to the effects of a disability they need to register with AccessAbility and provide appropriate documentation. This process can take three to four weeks, so students should register as early as possible. It is important that academic teaching staff communicate with students about AccessAbility and the requirement for students with disability or medical condition to register with this service.
For more information on the services available and how students can register, view our current student disability support section.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.