Welcome all new students

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Welcome to University and the Library.

Check our website for updates on events as they may be subject to change due to COVID restrictions.

Welcome to new students semester 2 2021

We hope you come and join us during Week 1 for a Library tour. If you are an early bird, come have Breakfast in the Library, talk to staff to learn more about our services. Later register for a Fast Friends session to meet other new students and enjoy a free lunch.

Library Orientation Webinar

The ‘Navigating Library Systems’ webinar is pre-recorded and available online this semester. This webinar highlights three key areas useful for commencing students, when it comes to getting the most from the Library. First, finding resources. Second, subject resource guides/databases. Third, how to access help at the library.

    Week 1 Library Tours

    An introductory tour of the services and study spaces available at each of our Library sites.

    • Callaghan (Auchmuty) – Monday 19 July to Friday 23 July, on demand
    • Ourimbah – Monday 19 July to Friday 23 July, on demand
    • City – Monday 19 July to Friday 23 July, on demand.

    Breakfast in the Library

    Helping students start their day (and semester) well with a free breakfast. Students can chat to Library staff/SPSAs, and grab ‘to go’ breakfast items such as fruit, nuts or Up&Go.

    • Callaghan (Auchmuty), Ourimbah and City, 9am to 10am
    • Week 3– Monday 2, Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 August
    • Week 4 – Monday 9, Wednesday 11 and Friday 13 August.

    Fast Friends

    ​​​​​​​Fast Friends, our speed meet and greet activity, is an opportunity for our students to make new friends from different degrees and backgrounds. The sessions involve playing games and ‘getting to know you’ activities, followed by a free pizza lunch.

    • Callaghan (Room L326, Auchmuty Library), 12:30pm to 1:30pm
    • Week 3 – Wednesday 4 August -  Register now.
    • Week 4 – Wednesday 11 August - Register now.

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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.