University of Newcastle
Support to help you study and stay well @ home
Your academic success and personal health and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do at the University of Newcastle.
During Semester 2, 2020, many of us will return to study on campus. However some of our students will continue to study at home. This is especially the case for many of our valued international students who have not been able to make it to Australia due to international border closures.
We have set up this site so that students studying from a remote location are able to access the resources available to help them study successfully at home while ever necessary as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are an international student who is new to the University of Newcastle, be sure to check out our international students studying from home Orientation page, which includes a welcome from our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky, and the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Nuatali Nelmes.
We are looking forward to the day when all of our students will be able to visit and study at our campuses. Until then we are here for you with resources to support your academic learning and study routine, your personal health and wellbeing, and your employment and career needs and goals.
We’re in this together.
Study @ home
Studying at home may be a very different type of study for some of you and it may challenge you in some ways. But there are tips, hint, resources and support from people who have done it successfully before you to show you it is possible.
- Getting started
- Academic Learning Support Workshops
- Learn how to access Zoom for classes, meetings and catch-ups online
- Library: Find out how to access the library and chat to a librarian online
- Studying at home – survival tips from our Academic Learning Advisors
- Learn how to use Blackboard’s web conferencing tool – Collaborate.
- Other online resources
Your wellbeing @ home
Staying well – both physically and mentally – is a critical part of successful student life. While it might be more challenging than usual at the moment for some of you, now is the time to reach out for support. We have support available for all our students – no matter where they are. Here you’ll find links to all of our health and wellbeing support services which can now be accessed in modes other than face-to-face, so that you can find the support you need, when you need it.
Employability and careers @ home
We are still here to help you with your career goals and provide support as you navigate current employment issues. With most of our services moving online – even our expos – now is a great time to think about how you would like your future to look, and then talk to us about it.
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.