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The University provides many facilities on campus for the entertainment and service of students. We have just listed a few of the most popular in this book, and is simply a starting point to optional services at the University that you may wish to take advantage of. These services do cost various amounts of money, and therefore are mostly optional (except maybe some textbooks)!

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contents Parking ------------------------------------------------------------------ pg 3 Textbooks & Software

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UCard & Campus Central --------------------------------------------------- pg 4 NUSA --------------------------------------------------------------------- pg 5 The Forum ---------------------------------------------------------------- pg 5 Printing/Stationery ------------------------------------------------------ pg 8

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PARKING Callaghan campus students have to pay for parking on campus. Costs are as follows

Tip: If you study at Callaghan you can transfer parking permits from one car to another, so carpooling is a great way to save some money and reduce carbon emissions!

• Day ticket = $4.20 • Half year permit = $72.75 • Yearly permit = $145.50 Parking permits can be obtained from one of the student hubs. Students at the Ourimbah and Port Macquarie campuses can park on campus for free. There is no designated parking for students on the Sydney campus, so students will need to pay the local parking toll fees

TEXTBOOKS & SOFTWARE You will usually be required to purchase textbooks each semester. The price of textbooks varies greatly, however it is suggested to have approximately $400-$500 put aside each year to purchase textbooks. These can be purchased from the Coop Bookshops www.coop-bookshop.com.au

Tip: A great money saving option is to purchase second hand textbooks wherever possible. Registering with the following sites can potentially save you hundreds of dollar a year! www.rentbuysellsecondhandtextbooks.com.au www.textbookexchange.com.au www.studentvip.com.au/content.php/1.html

Tip: You should look out for various scholarships or rebates which can be offered to pay for textbooks. Student VIP have offered textbook rebates in the past for students who register on their website! www.studentvip.com.au/content.php/1.html

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UCARD & CAMPUS CENTRAL

UoN Services offers the Ucard ($60) for Callaghan students which gives cardholders a variety of discounts and benefits including:

Ourimbah campus offers students the opportunity to join Campus Central, the campus’ Student Association, for just $20 a year. Benefits include;

• Up to 8% discount on health insurance with NIB • $50 discount on yearly gym memberships at The Forum University and The Forum Harbourside • Get a complimentary Sydney Morning Herald Uni Card. Pick up Monday to Friday at Callaghan Newsagent, Bar on the Hill & Ushop Hunter, weekend home delivery • Discounts on food, drinks, gigs & events on campus • 20% off full comprehensive travel insurance, 5% off selected tours through STA Travel (on campus only) • 5% off pre-purchased gift cards for Coles and Woolworths • Special birthday package at King St Hotel (valued at over $500) • $8 Bowling and $8 Laser at Strike Bowling Bar, Charlestown Square • 15% off all purchases at Sumo Salad, Charlestown Square and Westfield Kotara

• 5% discount on purchases in all outlets (some conditions apply) • Member only specials on food and drink at the cafes on campus • Member only loyalty coffee & biscuit cards • Free BBQs • Free show bag and student diary • Free use of the multipurpose court • Discounted hair, beauty and massage services • Discounted Coles and Woolworths wish cards (purchase from Campus Central) • Discounted gym membership with Anytime Fitness • Discounts on accommodation, restaurants and leisure activities across Australia with your Ambassador Card • Discounts at local businesses courtesy of Campus Central www.campuscentral.com.au/membership.html

www.uonservices.org.au/ucard/what-do-i-get

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NUSA

THE FORUM

The Newcastle Undergraduate Student’s Association (NUSA) is the peak representative body for students at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus. Students can join NUSA for an annual membership of just $40.

The Forum is a quality health its community, on-campus Gym,

leader in providing and fitness services to and is our University’s Sports & Aquatic Centre.

The different locations and facilities, as well as a diverse offering of programs and activities, are designed to meet the needs of University students, staff and our local community including sporting groups and business people.

NUSA offers some terrific money saving services to all students on campus. Some of these include; • Fruit and Vegie Boxes – volunteers purchase local produce and sort into boxes for students to purchase on campus. This is a non-profit service. Fruit and vege boxes are $15 each for NUSA members, $20 for non-members, with each box typically containing enough produce to feed 4 people for a week.

Casual Forum entry fees $15.00 or $13.00 Concession fee
 University Swim Only fee $5.00 or $4.00 Concession fee The Forum also offers four levels of membership for regular visitors. Please see www.theforum.org.au for options and pricing.

• Free food is available everyday at the NUSA building to all students and includes the following: bread, butter, nuttlelex, jam, vegemite, peanut butter, cereal, milk, soy milk, tea and coffee. Usually there is also a bowl of fruit which students can enjoy, and a microwave for students to heat up food. • Every Thursday there is a free BBQ held for all students outside the NUSA Building from 12.30pm. It includes sausages, veggie patties and some salad.

Tip: Students can purchase a Ucard and NUSA membership for just $60, a saving of $20!

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PRINTING/ STATIONERY Students can use their student card to pay for services such as printing, scanning, photocopying, binding and laminating. Printing and photocopying costs are as follows; • •

Black and White A4 (double sided)

$0.11

Black and White A3 (double sided)

$0.22

• Colour A4 (double sided) • Colour A3 (double sided) • Colour Laser Printing (single sided)

$0.22 $0.44 $0.50

Other miscellaneous fees like Offical Transcripts, etc: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/fees/miscellaneous-fees.html

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Extra Uni Costs