The University of Newcastle, Australia

Meet your Student Progress Advisors

Student Progress Advisors provide advice and support throughout your studies. They are there to:

  • help you create an individual plan for success at UON
  • refer you to other relevant support services
  • check-in with you from time-to-time so that you stay on track
  • talk about options if you want to take a break from your studies
  • provide specialist advice to international students about rights, responsibilities and visa requirements

The best way to contact your Student Progress Advisors is via email: StudentAdvice@newcastle.edu.au. If you would like to meet with a Student Progress Advisor you can make a booking for an online zoom meeting or phone meeting. We will be temporarily offering online meetings in place of face to face due to current social distancing measures.

Trish

I gain great job satisfaction and pleasure from assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds to realise their dream of firstly being accepted to University and then supporting them through their degree and seeing their excitement when they pass a course and then continue on to graduation.

I have recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration in which I experienced firsthand what it is like to be a student at UON by distance, plus work part time and be a busy Mum. During my study I made full use of all the wonderful learning resources offered to assist me in my journey and can draw on this experience when working with students to create an individualised plan to success.

I genuinely enjoy talking to students either face to face or by phone and truly believe that 'no question is a stupid question'. So please contact us if you need support whilst navigating your path through study, we are here to help.

Meghann

I recently graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and have worked at the University of Newcastle all throughout my degree in different roles within student central. All of this means that by now I have a pretty good understanding of the university and what it is like to be a student firsthand. I can use my experience to help you with what to do next if getting through your study gets difficult. I want to ensure that students can successfully navigate the university and have an enjoyable and memorable experience along the way. My favourite part of the year is attending the graduation ceremonies and watching people cross the finish line across the stage of the Great Hall. My goal is to have as many students that I meet be successful in their studies and get their testamur at the end while having a good time.

I really enjoy meeting students from all backgrounds and walks of life to hear their stories, so I am more than happy to meet you and have a chat. I am also an ALLY member and offer friendly, non-judgmental assistance to all students. Remember, there is no problem too big or too small; I will always assist in any way possible. If you’d like to set up a meeting with me, make a booking using the link above.


Linda

I have enjoyed working at the University of Newcastle for over 15 years, with most of this time spent working in the International Office assisting international students. During the past 3 years I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work in Student Central as a Student Progress Advisor.

I grew up in Newcastle and love living here with my family. I also studied here at the university, and completed an Honours degree in psychology. I am passionate about university education and the opportunities that it provides to students.

As a Student Progress Advisor I am privileged to meet students from all walks of life, and enjoy working together with students to solve issues and create tailored plans for success on their student journey.


Kayla

I have been fortunate to grow up on the Central Coast and complete my undergraduate studies at the University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus. I am passionate about the opportunities and experiences the University of Newcastle has to offer and I understand from firsthand experience the transformative effects that education provides in life.

During my time as a student I actively became involved in numerous aspects of University which furthered my knowledge and understanding of the extensive range of services and experiences available to students at the University of Newcastle. I have experience across a number of student focused positions at the University of Newcastle including Peer Assisted Study Session Leader (PASS), Student Ambassador, Student Mentor and Student Hubs and Enquires Officer, all of which have fuelled my enthusiasm for providing an exceptional student experience.

I enjoy helping people and making a positive impact in the lives of others. I feel an immense sense of inspiration in seeing students overcome adversity, triumph over hurdles and grow to realise their full potential and achieve their goals. My focus as a Student Progress Advisor is ensuring students are engaged,supported and equipped to excel in their endeavours along with helping students overcome any challenges and navigate their journey towards academic, social, personal and professional success.


Nick

During my time studying an undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle, I learned to maximise the value the support services the University has on offer. With so much complexity around coming to uni, it was awesome to have the friendly faces of Student Central guiding me through the uncertainty. Now, with the shoe on the other foot, I look to replicate these positive experiences I’ve had with the students I encounter.

I was a former resident of Evatt House where the ethos was always encouraging people to get in there and have a go! I think this can be applied to all aspects of life and hope I can instil this attitude into the students I meet. I get a great deal of satisfaction in case-managing students and hope my impact can lead these students to a successful adventure at University! On a personal level, I enjoy spending time with friends, playing sport and travelling.


Ruth

I have been working within the University Sector for over 13 years (within Australia and Overseas) in different departments.  I commenced working at the University of Newcastle within Student Central at the Sydney campus in 2017 and help students with both program and student related matters.  On a personal note, I love photography and travel and very happy to exchange travel stories.

I really enjoy speaking to students, getting to know them better and offering dedicated specialised advice across the student lifecycle to help students be successful in their studies.  Often along the way many challenges arise that can be overwhelming, but as an Academic Programs and Progress Advisor, I’m here to provide resolutions that can help a student feel more supported.