The University of Newcastle, Australia

We are committed to supporting teachers, careers advisers and parents to assist high school students through an exciting, stressful and emotional time. So, to help we’ve put together some resources in one place so you can provide guidance and support to the students in your life.

These tools are designed to make the journey from high school and the HSC through to studying at university just that little bit easier.

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Key dates

Oct 5th Labour Day Public Holiday
Oct 12th Semester 2 - Resumes
Nov 13th Semester 2 - Concludes

Last day to drop a course without academic penalty

Nov 16th Semester 2 - Examinations

November 16th - November 27th

Dec 1st Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships - latest outcome
Dec 11th Semester 2 - Results released

Fully graded date

Jan 1st HDR Semester 1 - Commences
Feb 22nd Semester 1 - Commences
Mar 5th Semester 1 - Last day to add a course through myHub without approval
Mar 19th Semester 1 - Census date

Last day to withdraw or drop a course without financial penalty.

Mar 31st HDR Semester 1 - Census date
Apr 2nd Semester 1 - Recess

April 2nd - April 16th

Apr 19th Semester 1 - Resumes
Jun 4th Semester 1 - Concludes

Last day to drop a course without academic penalty

Jun 7th Semester 1 – Formal Examinations

June 7th - June 19th

(Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Jun 30th HDR Semester 1 - Concludes
Jul 1st HDR Semester 2 - Commences
Jul 2nd Semester 1 - Results released

Fully Graded Date (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Jul 12th Semester 1 – Rescheduled Examinations

July 12th - July 17th

(Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Jul 19th Semester 2 - Commences
Jul 30th Semester 2 - Last day to add a course through myHub without approval
Aug 13th Semester 2 - Census date

Last day to withdraw or drop a course without financial penalty.

Aug 31st HDR Semester 2 - Census date
Sep 20th Semester 2 - Recess

September 20th - October 4th

Oct 5th Semester 2 - Resumes
Oct 29th Semester 2 - Concludes

Last day to drop a course without academic penalty

Nov 1st Semester 2 - Examinations

November 1st - November 13th

Nov 26th Semester 2 - Results released

Fully graded date

Dec 31st HDR Semester 2 - Concludes

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Events

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Event • 7 Oct 2020 - 28 Oct 2020

Casing the Joint: Introducing Histories of Australian Crime

This course will allow you to develop deeper understanding of the underworlds you will encounter in podcasts, televisions series and books. You will develop a sense of the processes which occur when someone becomes entangled with the legal system.

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Event • 14 Oct 2020 - 4 Nov 2020

What is Poetry? An Introduction to Literary Analysis

What are the different ways you can understand a poem? How do different elements of a poem work together? What difference does context make to literature? Get answers to these questions and more with this course introducing poetry analysis and literary analysis.

News

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News • 28 Aug 2020

Transformative early entry into Law supports people from a refugee background

As a driving force for equity in higher education, the University of Newcastle has launched Australia’s first scheme to offer people from a refugee background the opportunity to gain early entry to study Law.

News • 26 Aug 2020

First look inside Central Coast’s future of health education and clinical research

Take a sneak peek into the new $72.5 million Central Coast Research Institute (CCRI) and University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School (UONCCCS) with new vision been made publicly available today.

News • 29 Jul 2020

Vice-Chancellor updates University of Newcastle staff about savings measures

The University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky AO today updated staff on measures to help our institution achieve financial sustainability amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HSC Support

We’re here to support you during your HSC, to help you make a successful transition to university and to support you through your studies.

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