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getting started Section 2

academic essentials Section 3

social essentials Section 4

personal essentials Section 5

professional essentials Section 6

admin essentials

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welcome to UON

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Newcastle (UON)! We are excited that you are now part of UON and we know that during your studies you will be presented with opportunities to change your own life and make a difference to people in the communities we serve. University life will be both challenging and rewarding. We will be with you every step of the way to support your success but remember, the best students make the most of all that is on offer both inside and outside the classroom.

how to use this guide Starting on the right foot is very important and this guide has been put together by UON students and staff to share our knowledge. It is a handy reference booklet for new students and contains hints, tips and information to put yourself on the track to success. The guide is organised to highlight the different elements of your University experience – academic, social, personal and professional success. To help you get the most from this guide look for the following symbols:

This means you can look up this location on the map at the back of the guide 

When you see this it means there’s a handy tip for success

This symbol shows you the best keywords to search for more info on the UON website newcastle.edu.au


getting started Connect with us online Understanding your program Academic calendar Finding your way Transport Safety on campus Orientation


getting started

connect with us online Activate your account Firstly, you must activate your NUaccess account to use the University computers, system or online services. This can be done from any computer using your Application Number as the username and your date of birth (DDMM) as your password.

Logging in to your account Once your NUaccess account has been activated you can login using your student number prefaced by a ‘c’ e.g. c1234567. If you don’t know your password or are having trouble logging in for the first time then you can get IT help through the 17triplezero IT Service Desk (02) 4921 7000.

Wi-fi access The University’s campuses offer good wi-fi access both indoors and outdoors. Check online for wi-fi hotspots. To set up your own device on the University’s wireless network: • Open the WiFi settings on your device • Select the newcastle.edu.au option. Select CONNECT • Enter your Student-ID and password. Select OK • After a few seconds, the status will show as connected.

‘wireless access’

myUON portal This is your gateway to UON. Access NUmail, UONline, CareerHub, myHub, UONPrint, MyLibrary and more.

‘myUON’

myHub This is where you will enrol in your courses, update your personal details, pay fees and view your financial records, timetable, academic transcript and any scholarships you may have. You can also check your weekly schedule here.

‘myHub’

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UONline UON’s virtual learning environment that provides access to online teaching technologies. Blackboard: Here you’ll find course outlines, assessment requirements, lecture recordings, grades, submission options for electronic versions of assessments, discussion boards and more. At the start of each semester the courses you have enrolled in will be automatically added to your Blackboard – visible under ‘My Course Sites’. Echo 360 is where you can access recordings of past lectures as a study revision tool. Turnitin is where you will submit your assignments electronically. Turnitin uses text-matching software to help you reference correctly and avoid plagiarism and academic misconduct.

Student email NUmail is UON’s student email service and is automatically set up when you enrol. Official UON correspondence will be sent to this email address, so make sure you check it regularly or have it forwarded to one of your other email addresses. You can access NUmail through myUON. FYI: Always remember to include your full name and student number in your emails to help staff identify you quickly and easily.

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FYI: Make sure to check out ‘Other course sites’ on Blackboard for online study skills courses!

Social media and other digital communication Student Central – your first point of call for all things student related – communicates across a range of channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. Make sure you get involved to keep upto-date with the latest details. Search “UON Student Central” on your favourite social channel. We also support AskUON – the online knowledge base that you can search for answers anytime – and offer online chat if that’s how you’d prefer to get help and advice.

Mobile apps There are a number of useful UON apps that you may wish to download onto your mobile device – myUON, Blackboard and UON Living. Other apps of interest to students include Uni Tune In for study help, Lost on Campus to find your way around and Opal Travel for public transport details.

FYI: Some of the best advice comes from other students and in this year we are launching the UON Navigator – www.uonnavigator.com – as an exciting way to share blog articles, podcasts and videos produced by our many talented UON students.


Student number: The University ID number (7 digits) on your student card that you will use throughout your University studies including for login and identification on assessments. Student card: A form of University photo ID that you will need to borrow books from the Library, register attendance at events and score great student discounts. You also need it for identification for exams and collecting assessments. You can get your student card from Student Central on campus. Remember to bring some other form of ID with you. Program: The degree you are studying toward, e.g. Bachelor of Arts. Course: A subject. The program you are studying has a designated set of courses you must successfully complete to graduate. Each course has a unit value – usually 10 or 20 units. Course Outline: A document outlining the learning outcomes, assessments and expectations for a course. It’s one of the first things students receive for each course at the beginning of semester and tells you how the course will be taught – lectures, workshops, tutorials, laboratories, etc. Find it on each course page in Blackboard.

Program Plan: Outlines the courses you should be enrolled in for each semester and any pre-requisites or assumed knowledge you may need. Grading Scale: UON uses a seven point grading scale, where a High Distinction (7) is the highest grade awarded and a Pass (4) is a passing grade. Full-Time Enrolment: A minimum of 30 units per semester, unless you are an international student. International students need to maintain 40 units per semester unless otherwise approved. Part-Time Enrolment: 10 or 20 units of study per semester. Visit our online glossary for a complete listing at newcastle.edu.au/glossary

FYI: Stay on track to graduate – find your program plan in myUON and follow it when enrolling. If you need advice about your program requirements you can email programadvice@newcastle.edu.au

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understanding your program


getting started

academic calendar

enrolment

first weeks

orientation

first assessment due

make friends

census date

uni break

exams

final assessments

results

For most students, the academic year will consist of Semesters 1 and 2. Each semester consists of 13 weeks, broken up with a mid-semester break and the exam period at the end.

Census date The date by which you need to finalise enrolment requirements each semester.

‘census date’

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Academic penalty date The date by which you need to withdraw from courses without affecting your grade.

‘key dates’


It’s normal to find campus difficult to navigate when you first start so we’ve given you a map at the back of this guide. Building names and rooms are commonly abbreviated, with ‘G’ and ‘LG’ often used to indicate the Ground or Lower Ground floor of a building. For example, GPLG01 is located in the General Purpose Building (GP) on the Lower Ground (LG) floor, Room 01.

FYI: Download the Lost on Campus app to help you find your way around. And don’t be shy, just ask someone if you aren’t sure where to go as it’s no excuse to miss class!

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transport

FYI: You need to reapply for your Opal Concession card each year.

There are numerous options to get to campus including walking, cycling, train, bus and car.. Our Active Travel Guides will give you a snapshot of your transport choices from ten major suburb areas to Callaghan, showing you the time, cost, distance and health benefits of each option.

‘active travel’

Travel concessions If you’re a full time, on-campus student you may be entitled to a travel concession. AskUON if you would like to check your eligibility. Applying for the Concession Opal Card is a two-step, online process: 1. Provide your consent to UON via myHub to share your relevant details with Transport for NSW. Click on the Travel Concession (Opal) Consent link under my Personal Details, read through the terms and conditions and if you agree, select Yes at the bottom and click Save. 2. Once you’ve completed and submitted your online consent, please wait for up to 2 business days for Transport for NSW to receive your details. You can then apply for your Concession Opal card online via OPAL. If you require assistance with the online application form please contact 13 OPAL (13 67 25). Transport for NSW recommend you apply online using a desktop or tablet computer. ‘student travel concessions’

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Parking Parking at uni can be a challenge if you don’t have a game plan and can be a stressful way to start your day. During the first few weeks of semester, you should aim to arrive on campus around 8am. The majority of spaces will be filled by 9am. If you intend to drive your car to uni, you need to purchase a parking permit. You can avoid the long queues for parking permits during Orientation by ordering online via the UON online shop and collecting your permit from Student Central. If you don’t have a parking permit, you must buy a daily parking ticket from the machines around campus for $4.50. The ticket machines do not give change. Unless you have a special parking permit or RMS Mobility Parking Permit, you must always park in the ‘general’ parking areas. Also make sure not to park in staff parking and empty areas of grass, otherwise you will receive a hefty fine. Free on-campus parking at Callaghan can be found at Car Park 16. Alternatively, you can park outside the campus grounds for free, but be mindful of our neighbours. ‘student parking’


There is free parking for motorcycles at all campuses. Motorcycles must park in marked motorcycle parking bays.

Cycling The campus is easily accessible by bikes. Once you’re here, we have a number of bike racks to use as well as two bike hubs available 24/7. The bike hubs contain showers, lockers, bike racks and change room facilities and are accessed by your student card.

Ride share You can avoid the stress of finding a park by sharing a ride with other students. Liftango is a new ride-sharing app that UON is trialling exclusively for students and staff, which aims to match riders with drivers to make rides to uni easy. ‘Rideshare’

FYI: There are dedicated parking

spots on campus for rideshare users.

‘cycling’

safety on campus Our campuses and facilities are safe places to visit, study and work. However, everyone should be vigilant to keep them safe. Security Services are on call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and are here to help you during an on-campus emergency. Call the emergency line on 4921 5888. There are also numerous Help Point Emergency Phones located about campus. For offcampus emergencies, contact 000. Our Campus Care program provides support in managing inappropriate, concerning or threatening behaviours in a safe and confidential environment. Call 49218600. ‘Campus Care’

FYI: Take care not to leave your belongings unattended and use well-lit paths after dark.

A free Security Shuttle Bus runs on the Callaghan campus on weekdays during semester. To catch the Security Shuttle Bus, wait at one of the shuttle stops. You can also track the Shuttle Bus on the Double Map app. For after hours pick-ups, call 0407 951 470. Security officers can also escort you between buildingsor to campus carparks and local transport points after dark. FYI: From 6:30pm to midnight, Monday

to Friday, the Security Shuttle Bus can take you home as long as it falls within a 3km radius of campus.

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Motorcycle parking


getting started

orientation What happens at orientation Orientation is the week before semester starts and a great way to find out everything you need to know about UON. During this week your faculty will have their own Orientation Day but you’re also welcome to attend any or all of the other days. There is free entertainment across campus including live music, free barbecues, roving entertainers, and displays and giveaways from clubs and other groups at the Orientation Expo. Check out the schedule online.

‘orientation’

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Why you should attend Attending Orientation is a great opportunity to meet staff and students who will be taking your university journey with you. A number of workshops are on offer to help you develop your academic skills and make you familiar with UON’s online systems, plus there are plenty of social opportunities to meet some new people and make some friends. It’s also a great time to take a campus tour: by familiarising yourself with your campus during Orientation you’re less likely to get lost next time you come on campus! FYI: UON students who attend Orientation are better informed and more likely to succeed in their first semester than those that don’t.


academic essentials Choosing your classes and enrolling Textbooks and course readers Develop your academic skills Library Academic success


academic

choosing your classes and enrolling Before you enrol, check your Program Plan on myUON to see what courses you need to study each semester. Click on the course links in the plan or take a look at the Program Handbook to find out specific information about each course, including the required contact hours. Once you’re clear what courses

FYI: Block out weekly study

time for each of your courses. Be prepared to spend around 10 hours per week per 10-unit course (including your class time).

you’re enrolling in for the semester you can start planning your timetable. View the 2017 timetable by searching ‘timetable’ in myUON and searching for each of your courses. Make a note of your class times in a weekly planner. Multiple times are available for tutorials, labs, seminars and workshops. Pick at least two different times for each course as popular times tend to fill up quickly. When enrolment opens you will be able to enrol online through myHub.

‘enrol’

textbooks and course readers Your Course Outline will list the required textbooks and course reader you may need for your course. Textbooks can be purchased at The Co-op bookshop and Course Readers are available at the Fuji Xerox Print Centre on campus.

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For second-hand books, check out Textbook Exchange – The University of Newcastle Facebook page for textbooks from other UON students, or try the national Student VIP Textbooks Exchange.


develop your academic skills Academic Survival Skills Online Academic Survival Skills Online is a great way to prepare yourself to think, read and write like a student. Through step-by-step online modules you will learn to make sense of uni texts and lectures, plan and write an academic essay, understand referencing and academic integrity and use online libraries for research.

‘Academic Survival Skills Online’

Preparation and Bridging Courses Prep courses are designed to improve your academic skills and refresh your knowledge prior to commencing your degree. They cover a range of areas including mathematics, statistics, linguistics, grammar, computers, chemistry and human biology. Courses generally run for 15 hours over one week and some are even offered online.

‘UON Prep bridging courses’

Academic Integrity Module All students must uphold the University’s five values of academic integrity while studying at UON: Honesty, Fairness, Trust, Responsibility and Respect. To help students avoid plagiarism and academic fraud and to uphold academic integrity, all new students must complete an Academic Integrity Module before the end of their first term of study. The module is a 30-minute test completed in UONline.

‘Academic Integrity Module’

Learning Development Support The Learning Development team are there to support your study. Dedicated Learning Advisers can provide help with essay writing, study skills, English language skills and mathematics and statistics. Self-help resources, dropin clinics, workshops and student consultations are available to prepare you for UON success.

‘Learning Development’ FYI: UON Prep and Bridging

Courses are free for UON students!

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UON offers a large range of free resources to help you prepare and succeed academically.


academic

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and Online PASS (OPASS) The PASS program gives students the opportunity to discuss course content, compare notes and review weekly material with other students. A Student PASS leader who has achieved high marks in their course runs the sessions. OPASS is online and accessed through Blackboard.

‘PASS’

FYI: One hour of group study with PASS equals three hours of studying on your own.

library No matter what campus you study at, you will have access to more than 1.3 million items including 380,000 books and eBooks, and over 80,000 electronic journals. Whether you want to study in peace or start brainstorming that group assignment, there will be an area catering to your needs with silent, quiet and group study zones available. The Information Commons are open 24/7 and are equipped with computers, microwaves, personal study areas and cafés for your convenience. FYI: ‘Uni Tune In’ is a free app

designed to help university students improve their study and academic skills.

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FYI: Learning to use the Library is an essential uni skill, so get in early and book a Library tour. These tours run during Orientation and the first few weeks of semester and will ensure that you don’t waste time feeling confused when you use the Library.


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Manage your time Get your free yearly planner at Orientation or from Student Central and use a diary to manage your goals. Go to class. There is no substitute for going to class. By actively engaging with your tutor and peers in critical discussion, you’re more likely to get a grasp on difficult content. A variety of times are available to make it as easy as possible to get the most out of your degree.

Stay focused. Full-time university study is like a full-time job. Prioritise study over other activities until you adjust. Schedule study time when you are most alert and set up a dedicated study space at home. Try to finish assessments at least one week before their due date, leaving you time to review and pick up on any mistakes or seek help.

Maintain balance by making time for family, friends, rest and relaxation.

2

Be proactive

Take responsibility for your journey.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Attend Orientation.

Make sure you ask questions so you understand what you’re learning. Teaching staff are there to help you succeed.

Take advantage of opportunities to develop your skills. Look for personal development opportunities outside the classroom.

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Set up a support network

Make friends with your classmates. Get to know your academics – they’re a valuable source of support and guidance.

Find the support services. If in doubt, Student Central is your first port of call.

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social essentials uni is better with friends Student Mentors Clubs and Societies Events Volunteering NUSA


uni is better with friends Student Mentors

‘student mentors’

Clubs and Societies Joining a club or society is a great way to make new friends and get involved in campus life. There are over 100 clubs on campus with something for everyone, from sporting, social and cultural to religious and everything in between. The Orientation Expo is a great way to find out more about clubs and societies as many of them will have stalls, hold fun demonstrations and sign up new members. Be sure to check them out!

‘clubs and societies’ FYI: If your program has its own society, sign up. It’s a sure way to make friends with people studying in the same area.

A university campus is similar to a small village, with events and activities happening all the time. You will notice things like large events, art exhibitions, free BBQs, movies, live music and performances spread throughout the campus in our bars and communal outdoor spaces all year.

‘University event calendar’

Volunteering If you’re looking to add new skills and experience to your resumé or to have fun and meet new people then volunteering is for you. There are lots of volunteering activities to suit most interests, so get involved.

‘volunteering’

Newcastle University Student Association Inc. (NUSA) NUSA is the undergraduate student association and enhances the student experience by providing representation, advocacy, social and cultural activities, cheap fruit and veggie boxes and dedicated LGBTI+ and women’s rooms on site .

‘NUSA’

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If you’re feeling a little lost during your first weeks of university or need someone to answer your questions, sign up for a Student Mentor. The Student Mentor program connects first year students with experienced students. Mentors will keep in contact with you every two weeks for the first six weeks of semester to help you find your way and give you tips for starting out at uni. Mentors are also available to meet up with you, have a coffee and chat.

Events


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personal essentials Finding somewhere to live Financial survival Your wellbeing Other services on campus

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finding somewhere to live Moving out can be a daunting yet exciting experience. If you’re thinking about taking this step towards independence, there are a number of accommodation options open to you depending on your situation. Whether you plan to live on or off campus we recommend starting your search early to make sure you find a place that is best suited to your needs.

‘accommodation’

Living on a student income can be tricky at times. You will need to make a budget and learn how to stick to it, but we can help. If you need financial support, consider:

Seeking advice from Student Central Applying for a Scholarship Applying for a Student Loan

‘financial help’

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financial survival


your wellbeing Health services The University’s Health Service is a fully accredited general practice staffed by doctors and nurses who understand the medical problems of students. Our medical centre is open to UON students and staff. All consultations are strictly confidential. Patients covered by Medicare are bulk billed. You will need to present your Medicare card and a current Centrelink Health Card (if applicable) at all consultations. International students may be covered for medical services depending on your health cover.

personal

‘health service’

Gym and sporting facilities The University is home to the Hunter’s largest health and fitness facility. For Callaghan students, the University’s oncampus gym is The Forum. Our other gym is located in town at 5 Workshop Way, Newcastle near City campus. Students are eligible for discounted membership fees.

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Student Advisors Student Central’s Student Advisors help you access all of UON’s support services. They can help create an individualised plan aimed at helping you succeed in your studies. They can also provide direction on your enrolment and will check in with you to ensure you’re staying on track for success.

‘student advisors’

Managing your mental health Your mental health should always be a priority. Student Support Advisors can help with lots of different questions or concerns and connect you to the right people, including disability support and student loans. They can also link you with counsellors who provide free and confidential assistance for personal or study related issues. If you aren’t able to get to campus to see someone, online counselling options are also available.

‘counselling’


Indigenous support The Wollotuka Institute is the University’s Indigenous cultural and academic centre and offers a range of support for Indigenous students.

‘Wollotuka Institute’

Disability support If you live with disability, or have an injury or a health condition (permanent, temporary, episodic or fluctuating) that may affect your ability to study, register with Disability Support Services for free, confidential advice. Services include: Assistive technology support Advocacy Mobility bus service Auslan

The University chaplains are experienced, credentialed religious workers who are authorised by their faith tradition to provide support and guidance. You do not need to be part of a religious group to receive support from the chaplains or access their multifaith prayer and reflection facilities.

‘chaplaincy’

‘disability support’

International student programs UON Global provides a range of programs for international students designed to make your time at UON a rich and academically rewarding experience. The team coordinates activities such as GOALSS (Games for Overseas & Local Students & Staff).

‘international student support’

LGBTI+ support The University has an ALLY network comprising of students and staff. The ALLY network raises awareness of LGBTI+ issues on campus and promotes a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive culture at UON. NUSA also has a support network and a dedicated safe space for queeridentifying students.

‘ALLY’

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Exam support

Chaplaincy


other services on campus Retail outlets We have a wide range of cafés, restaurants and bars to make sure our students are well catered for as they go about their day. From crêpes, salads, kebabs and sushi to burgers, pies, noodles and chips, there is something for everyone at UON. You will also find a post office, print centre, bookshop, banks, travel agency and pharmacy on campus for your convenience.

‘retail outlets’

personal

Prayer rooms There are male and female Muslim prayer rooms on campus available for student use. To request access and find their locations, visit or email Student Central. Access will be added to your student card within 24 hours.

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Survival stations There are microwaves available for students to heat up their own food and hot water across campus in the Auchmuty Information Common, Shortland Building, and Hunter Building.

Childcare Childcare services operate on campus and are community-based centres that are open to the general public as well as staff and students.

‘childcare’

Computing facilities Over 3,000 computers are available for your use in general access areas that include dedicated labs, libraries and even some at Student Central. You can access our PCseeker tool via myUON.


Printing The University’s printing system provides students with access to black and white and colour printing facilities. You can access UONPrint and myPrintCopy via myUON. To print at uni, you need to put credit on your student card online at myPrintCopy or by using any of the cash or EFTPOS kiosk machines on campus. Printing is charged on a per page basis.

UONPrint allows you to print from a device that is connected to the University’s wireless network. Head to the UONPrint website when you’re ready to print and sign in with your student number. The Print Centre also offers special printing and binding services.

‘printing and photocopying’

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professional essentials your future starts here Build your employability Careers and Student Development CareerHub iLEAD Plus Student exchange Student governance


Your future starts here Build your employability Getting a job after uni and starting your dream career is a key goal and something that can motivate you throughout your studies. Students who work part-time during their studies develop valuable skills and are more likely to gain employment after graduation. Working and studying are complementary and Student Central can help you ensure your time commitments are manageable.

‘employability’

Careers and Student Development

The Careers page on the Uni website also has a range of help sheets on topics like how to ace an interview and what should be included in a resumé.

‘careers’

The CareerHub job search site advertises casual, part-time and permanent jobs, work experience, graduate programs and volunteering opportunities.

‘CareerHub’

iLEAD Plus The International Leadership Experience and Development (iLEAD) Plus Program is an extra-curricular Leadership Program that enables you to participate in additional activities on top of your regular degree studies. It gives you the opportunity to build skills in the areas of leadership, international awareness, social responsibility and employability. One of the highlights of this program is the International Leaders Series, which has seen guest speakers such as Lee Lin Chin and Anh Do give presentations at UON.

‘iLEAD Plus’ FYI: iLEAD participants are eligible for travel grants, scholarships, complimentary insurance and interest free loans when travelling overseas for study.

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The Careers and Student Development team can help you find part-time work and build the skills you need to enter your chosen profession or industry. They offer a free drop-in résumé checking service and a variety of workshops on how to build marketable skills. They also have information about jobs on campus, providing students with shortterm or casual paid experience at UON.

CareerHub


Student exchange Also referred to as ‘student mobility’, studying or participating in a volunteer opportunity overseas is an enriching experience that yields both personal and career benefits.

‘study overseas’

Student governance UON has a range of opportunities for students to become involved in governance bodies that contribute to the teaching, learning and business of the University. Joining such groups allows you to expand your network and can teach you valuable skills that make you more employable.

‘student governance’

professional

FYI: UON students have access to a free online leadership skills course called Generation Governance. Visit generationgovernance.org.au

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admin essentials Where to find help Student policies and forms Your contact details Are you ready? Campus map


where to find help Student Central UON Student Central is the area of the University that focuses on student experience, support and services. We believe that the best student experience comes when students feel supported academically, personally, professionally and socially. Student Central provides services that ensure students can access everything they need for a successful, productive and rewarding university life. From financial, counselling and career support to student life, we’ve got you covered. Student Central can put you in contact with the right people and make sure all of your questions are answered.

IT help desk IT Support can be contacted by reporting an issue online through the serviceUON or via phone from Monday-Friday (University business days) 8am-6pm on +61 2 492 17000. IT can assist you with problems related to: Student email Student accounts Passwords

‘IT services’

Computers Wireless networks Downloading software

student policies and forms The University has a range of different rules and policies that apply to both students and staff, including the Code of Conduct. The UON Policy Library is available online and is best viewed by audience. Find policies relating to students on the University website.

There are also a range of student related forms and guides that are accessible from the UON website, such as those needed to change your name or request leave from study.

‘student forms and guides’

‘student policies’

admin

your contact details You need to keep your contact details up to date in the University system. We need to be able to get in contact with you for important things like enrolment, fees, support and, when you get there, graduation. Keep your contact details up to date in myHub. 28 | the essentials


Are you ready? We’ve covered a lot of information in this guide. Find out if you are ready for Day 1 by working through the checklist.

get connected Activate student account

Like and follow UON social media

Login and get familiar with UON systems

Download apps

prepare academically Review Program Plan Organise timetable Enrol in courses Look at the course outlines

Complete the Integrity Module

Academic

Do a prep course Get textbooks and course readers Check out the PASS schedule

orientation Attend Orientation

Take a tour of the library

Check out the clubs and societies (and get some free stuff!)

Organise to rideshare with a new uni friend

Find Student Central

AskUON a question

Go on a campus tour

Participate in social events

admin basics Get your Student Card

Buy a parking permit (if needed)

Apply for an Opal Concession Card (if eligible)

Provide Tax File Number via myHub admin

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Callaghan Campus Halls, Theatres, Teaching & Research Buildings

EB

Chemical Engineering

O-15 O-14

A

Architecture

O-7

EC

Mechanical Engineering

ABEW

Architecture and Built Environment Workshop

O-8

ED

Civil Engineering and Surveying N-15

ADS

Architecture Design Studio

P-7

EE

Electrical and Computer Engineering

N-13

AE

NUSA Building

K-18

EF

Engineering F

M-12

AF

Animal Feed Shed

E-31

EG

Engineering G

O-15

AN

Animal House

O-20

ES

Engineering Science

N-12

AOB

Academic Office Block

L-23

FS

Friends Shed

U-21

AS

Animal Services

O-20

G

Earth Sciences

H-4

AT

Art

H-19

GH

Great Hall

G-4

ATC

Advanced Technology Centre

N-19

GP

General Purpose Building

H-10

AV

Psychology

N-5

GS

Gallery

F-18

B

Biological Sciences

K-5

H

Hunter Building

K-21 I-21

BA

Basden Theatre

J-5

HD01

Griffith Duncan Theatre

BB

Bowman

I-20

HPE

Health and Physical Education R-21

BGH

Biological Sciences Glass Houses

K-4

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

E-3

BSC

Building Science (Red Square) O-7

IDC

Industry Development Centre

B-11

C

Chemistry

J-5

LC

Language Centre/2NURFM

L-8

CB

Commonwealth Bank

J-16

LS

Life Sciences

L-5

CE

Ceramics

H-17

LSTH

Life Sciences Theatre

J-5

CH

The Chancellery

K-14

MC

McMullin

F-6

COLA1

Covered Outdoor Learning Area 1

P-22

COLA2

Covered Outdoor Learning Area 2

O-23

CT

CT Building

F-10

MW

3D Studio

I-18

D

Design

G-17

P

Physics

I-4

DB

Drama

H-7

RC

Research Cottage

D-24

DS

Drama Studio

H-7

RW

Richardson Wing

L-20

EA

Engineering Administration

M-13

RW149

Nursing Theatre

L-21

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MCTH

McMullin Theatre

G-6

MS

Medical Sciences

L-5

MSW

Medical Sciences West

L-4


SAS

Birabahn

F-14

O

NIER Building O

R-4

SB

Science

J-4

P

NIER Building P

S-6

S

NIER Building S

T-9

SC

Student Services

J-18

SE

Special Education

G-19

SER

Services Building

C-17

Childcare Centres KIN

Kintaiba

B-12

SH

University Club

I-8

KOO

Kooinda

C-12

SP

Sports Pavillion

K-25

WON

Wonnayba

G-20

Libraries and Information Commons

SR

Social Sciences

H-8

ST

The Station 1-6

K-22

H

Huxley

K-21

STH

Science Theatre

H-4

L

Auchmuty

K-6

SW1

Sculpture Workshop

I-18

Residences

TA

Tunra Annexe

P-15

BAR

Barahineban

F-29

TC

The Teaching Centre

L-22

EH

Edwards Halls

E-26

UH

Hunter Union (Bar on the Hill)

L-18

EV

Evatt House

E-21

US

Shortland Union

J-8

I

International House

B-23

V

Mathematics

F-8

SAA

Residence West

H-24

VA

Visual Arts & Media Studies

G-18

SAB

Residence North

I-24

W

Behavioural Sciences

F-7

SAC

Residence East

H-25

WP

Wetlands Pavilion

Q-15

SAD

Residence South

F-24

Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources

Bike Hubs

A

NIER Building A

S-6

BHE

Bike Hub East

J-17

B

NIER Building B

T-5

BHW

Bike Hub West

H-9

Sport and Recreation

C

NIER Building C

R-6

D

NIER Building D

T-6

OVAL 1

Sportsground No 1

I-27

E

NIER Building E

S-7

OVAL 2

Sportsground No 2

Q-23

F

NIER Building F

T-7

OVAL 3

Sportsground No 3

U-24

G

NIER Building G

T-7

OVAL 4

Sportsground No 4

H-14

H

NIER Building H

S-8

OVAL 5

Sportsground No 5

X-24

I

NIER Building I

R-8

RWO

Ray Watt Oval

J-31

RWOP

Ray Watt Oval Pavilion

I-31

SCH

Sports and Aquatic Centre (The Forum)

S-21

SP

Sports Pavilion (Squash Courts)

K-25

K

NIER Building K

S-8

L

NIER Building L

T-7

M

NIER Building M

S-7

N

NIER Building N

S-7

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useful locations Student Central

SC & US

K-18 & J-8

Bike hubs

BHW & BHE

H-9 & J-17

Security Services

MC

F-6

Car Park 16

P16

T-26

Fuji Xerox PrintCentre

US

K-8

Libraries and Information Commons

L, H, Newcastle City precinct

K-6, K-21

University Health Service

SC

K-18

The Forum

SCH

S-21

The Wollotuka Institute

SAS

G-14

NUSA

AE

K-17

Survival stations

L, US, H

L-7, J-8, J-20

Computing facilities

L, US, CT, H

L-6, J-8, F-10, J-20

SC

J-18

Childcare centres

KIN, KOO, WON

B-12, C-12, G-20

UON Global

IO

K-19

Careers & Student . Development Team

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Callaghan Campus

Bus stop Emergency phone

Y OVAL 5

X W

P13

V

OVAL 3

P

U

NIER

FS B A

P12

H

SCH

I WP

C

TA

M

LS MSW MS

L R OA D R IN G

J

BGH CS B RAD BA SB C

DB

STH

DS

DT

SH

P5

GH

GS

V

R IN G

P1

UN

A

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

IVE

RS

SP

BB

SAB

RAY WATT OVAL OVAL 1 RWOP

SAC

P15

SAA

WON

BAR

P13

SE

P14

SAD EV

EH RC

P11

SER

KIN

PIDC

B

P6

P2

KOO IDC

1

R OA D

P2

P2

C

VA

D

SAS

ICT

D

HD01

AT

CT

E

H

SC

SR

W

ST

CE

MC

F

IO

MW SW1

GP

MCTH

ESCS

G

BHE

OVAL 4

BHW

P10

AE CB

RW149 AOB TC

RW

UH

US

G

H

P7

RI NG RO AD

CH

LSTH

P

I

ED

P4

L

K

COLA1

ATC

EA

EF

LC

P17

EE

ES

AV

N

AN

EB

A

COLA2

AS

EG

BSC

P3

P9

EC

ABEW

AD

P8

ADS

P O

HPE OVAL 2

Q

RO

O

VALE ST

P16

S

NG

S R

LG D F E P N M K

RI

T

DRI IT Y

VE

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Student Central and Libraries K-6

Auchmuty Information Common Level 2, Auchmuty Library (ground level) Access to PCs, Macs, scanners, print/copy and wi-fi

Auchmuty Library Level 3, Auchmuty Library Information desk, loans desk, short loans area

J-8

Student Central Shortland Level 3, Shortland Union Building

J-18

Student Central Hunter Level 2, Student Services Centre

K-21

Huxley Library Levels A and C, Hunter Building

Huxley Information Common Access to PCs, Macs, scanners, print/copy and wi-fi

UON Global Access to international student programs and overseas study information

Student Central City and Information Common Level 1, University House The University of Newcastle King and Auckland Sts Newcastle NSW 2300


The Essentials - Callaghan  

Your guide to first year success at the University of Newcastle.