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

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

Looking Ahead Lecture Series

Event • 24 Nov 2020 from 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Black Lives Still Matter - Looking Ahead Lecture Series

Join Nathan Towney and Loren Collyer for a panel discussion on how we can all contribute to positive change in our communities.

The Art of Problem Solving

Event • 30 Nov 2020 from 12:00am - 11 Dec 2020 until 12:00am

The Art of Problem Solving

Engineering is the magic that happens when imagination meets science…it’s the inventive mindset that finds creative solutions to the world’s biggest problems. Join us online for the University of Newcastle’s the Art of Problem Solving exhibition, showcasing some of our most exciting innovations.

News

Postgraduate student with laptop

Featured story • 3 Nov 2020

Skills and job trends now and into the future

We find ourselves in the aftermath of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which wreaked havoc on the Australian economy. Although the unemployment rate peaked in July 2020, job security is still at an all-time low.

Postgraduate student working on laptop in cafe

Featured story • 2 Nov 2020

5 ways to future-proof yourself in a recession

The hospitality and arts sectors have been heavily impacted by COVID-19 over the majority of 2020. How this will play out in the future is yet to be determined. However, the demand for graduates in most other professions has now rebounded to roughly what it originally was pre-COVID.

Two postgraduate students walking and talking

Featured story • 2 Nov 2020

How to boost your employability during the COVID-19 pandemic 

In early April 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in 700,000 people losing their jobs in one week during one of the most savage job market downturns in Australian history.

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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