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

Jun 8th Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
Jun 12th Semester 1 - Concludes

Last day to drop a course without academic penalty

Jul 6th Semester 1 – Formal Examinations (Note: no exams will be held on campus)

July 6th - July 17th

Jul 19th Semester 2 - Postgraduate applications close
Jul 31st Semester 1 - Results released

Fully graded date.

Aug 1st Central Coast Open Day

Subject to change

Aug 3rd Semester 2 - Commences
Aug 14th Semester 2 - Last day to add a course through myHub without approval
Aug 28th Semester 2 - Census date

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

Aug 29th Newcastle Open Day

Callaghan and City Campuses - Subject to change

Sep 28th Semester 2 - Recess

September 28th - October 9th

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 11th Semester 2 - Results released

Fully graded date

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Event • 6 May 2020 - 17 Jun 2020

The Science of Weight Loss: Dispelling Diet Myths

Location: Free Online Short Course | Duration: 6 Weeks | Effort: 2-3 hours per week | Cost: FREE - Certificate for US$49 | Subject: Food and Nutrition | Level: IntroductoryArm…

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Event • 27 May 2020 - 17 Jun 2020

High Conflict in Law: An Introduction

Location: Free online short course | Duration: 3 weeks | Effort: 1-2 hours per week | Cost: FREE - Certificate for US$49 | Subject: Law | Level: IntroductoryLearn more about…


News • 5 Jun 2020

University of Newcastle and TAFE NSW join forces for stronger Hunter and Central Coast post-COVID recovery

The University of Newcastle and TAFE NSW have today committed to strengthening their 30-year partnership to ensure people in the Hunter and on the Central Coast can maximise their education options and be seamlessly supported as they enter tertiary education, re-train or up-skill following the COVID-19 crisis.

News • 21 Oct 2019

Prioritising our planet

The University of Newcastle has officially launched its Environmental Sustainability Plan 2019-2025.

Professor Kevin Hall

News • 18 Oct 2019

New funding will see University of Newcastle students study across Indo-Pacific region

More than 400 students from the University of Newcastle will have the opportunity to work on projects across the Indo-Pacific region, thanks to the latest funding announced under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan.

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