The University of Newcastle, Australia

Academic support

While a rounded education extends beyond the classroom, your studies will play a central in your time at university and we want to ensure you perform to your potential.

Whether you’re struggling with your workload, don’t fully understand the content, or just think your marks could improve but aren’t sure how, there are a range of people, places and programs that provide academic support.

Learning Development

Academic Skills, such as researching, independent study skills, writing, critical reading and problem solving/logical thinking, are essential for university, which can be a new and challenging experience.

Learning Development offers workshops, individual consultations and e-consultations, covering Study Skills, Academic Writing Skills, Maths and Stats and English language and access to online learning resources.  The services are free, open to all current UON students, and include group workshops, face-to-face or phone appointments with dedicated Learning Advisers.  View schedules for upcoming Learning Development workshops.

    Contact Learning Development


    Phone: (02) 4921 5350

    Student success

    At the University of Newcastle, our students’ success is a top priority. However, a successful education is about more than just attaining top marks.

    The University also aims to instill in our graduates attributes that will be applicable in any number of situations – both in the workplace and the larger world as a whole.

    We provide services that oversee and administer academic integrity, which will ensure that both the University and the qualification you earn here continues to be recognised as among the best in the world.

    Graduate attributes

    Graduates of the University of Newcastle will not only finish their studies with a world-class qualification, but also with skills that will translate to the real world in all manner of situations.

    It is the University’s aim to ensure all students finish their time here with our graduate attributes:

    • Oral and written communication: Informing and motivating change with effective communication.
    • Teamwork: Working and learning with people from diverse backgrounds.
    • Use technology: Using technology to find, use and disseminate information.
    • Problem solving: Designing and implementing solutions to challenges.
    • Critical analysis: Evaluating information using analysis and reflection in a systematic way.
    • Information literacy: The ability to locate, evaluate and effectively use information.