Arriving at a new school, in a new country can be a pretty overwhelming experience. That's why we've tried to make it easier for you with our Language Centre New Student program. The below information will outline everything you need to know to get off to a good start with your English course.
New Student Program
When you arrive at the Language Centre on the first day of your English Course, you will enter the Language Centre New Student Program over the course of your first week. See the below tables which outline examples of the typical activities you will take part in during the program.
|9am||Welcome Distribution of materials||
Studying in Australia briefing|
Enrolment & administration briefing
|Morning class||Morning class||Morning class|
|Distribution of level placements|
|11am||Lecture||Lecture & Library tour||Lecture & Library tour||Lecture & Library tour|
International Student Support Program briefing.|
Campus and City Tours
|Break out into level groups for class placement & language learning activities||Afternoon class||Afternoon class||Afternoon class|
Where to go
On your first day, you should make your way to the campus and head to the Language Centre.
For the Newcastle campus at Callaghan the Language Centre is centrally located near the Auchmuty Library. For more details, visit Campus maps.
Note regarding car parking at the Newcastle campus:
If you are driving to campus, please be aware that parking can sometimes be difficult to find on campus. We recommend you allow plenty of time to find a car park, and then walk to the Language Centre. The closest parking bays for students are in the Architecture or Engineering carparks - P3 and P8 on the Campus map. Information about parking fees is available here.
For the Sydney CBD campus, the Language Centre is located on the 11th floor of our building at 60 Bathurst Street Sydney (Cnr Bathurst Street and Sussex Street). To gain entry to the building for the first time, you will need to use the buzzer to contact reception and they will give you entry to the building.
What to bring
On your first day, please bring the following:
- Passport and Australian visa
- Your Letter of Offer/COE to study at the University of Newcastle
- IELTS or TOEFL results (if you have them)
It is also advised that you consider bringing the following:
- Writing materials and paper
- Packed lunch or money to purchase lunch
- Money for parking if you are driving or your parking permit sticker if you have already arranged this.