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

Sep 20th Semester 2 - Recess

September 20th - October 4th

Oct 4th Labour Day Public Holiday
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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Featured events

Events

Postgrad Webinar: Upskilling

Event • 29 Sep 2021 from 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Postgrad Webinar: Upskilling

Want or need to upskill but not sure where to start? Join us online for a free webinar as we talk to the University’s LinkedIn Learning partners, staff and a current student as they discuss how short courses and further study can help you obtain the skills you need.

News

Students in a classroom at the City Campus

News • 4 May 2021

Scholarships to boost academic careers for 132 PhD students

The University of Newcastle today recognised the recipients of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Training Priority Scheme, aimed at providing a pathway for Honours students to undertake a PhD and gain teaching skills to enhance their academic career prospects.

students walking together on campus

News • 21 Apr 2021

University of Newcastle named the leading university partner for a better world

The University of Newcastle, Australia has been named #1 in the world for partnering for a more sustainable future in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.

Student with high density apartment buildings in Hong Kong

News • 2 Mar 2021

Students to strengthen Australia’s ties with Indo-Pacific through cultural immersion program

The University of Newcastle has been awarded $2.59m to provide students an opportunity to participate in innovative Indo-Pacific cultural experiences.

HSC support

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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Useful information

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.