Support & Residential Life
Going to university is a life changing experience and living on-campus is about embracing all of what university has to offer. All students living on-campus at the University of Newcastle are supported by a dedicated team of residential staff and live-in student residential assistants who work together to ensure that each resident feels supported during their time in College. Staff encourage social interaction, enhanced learning and assist with the transition of living away from home.
Our professional and student staff work hard to bring you a great residential experience for your first year and beyond.
Your time at university is life-changing one, and it's important to support the very reason why you are at university. Residential Life (ResLife) encourages residents to tap into the wealth of experience and advice from fellow residents, and the support services that are available on campus.
- Group study sessions
- Faculty dinner nights
- Study skills and professional skills workshops
We are here to make sure that there are social activities that will cater for everyone's tastes. ResLife aim to do their best to get you involved with after-hours activities and events that cater to all interests.
- Interest groups – travel, arts and craft, movies
- Formal Dinners and College Balls
- Floor and Block social functions
ResLife encourages all residents to be aware of the environment in which we live. We strive for environmental sustainability and respecting and protecting our natural resources.
- Smart Consumer Choices Program
- Supporting Local Produce with trips to the Farmers Market
- Bike Ecology – build and maintain your own bicycle, it’s a great way to get around campus!
We live in an amazing, diverse community and you all contribute to make it the place that it is! ResLife celebrates not just our ethnic diversity, but the sharing of our life experiences, what they bring to our residential community.
- Multicultural festivals
- Music jam sessions
- International and Domestic Buddy program
- Language Conversation groups
For many people, the time at College is the first time away from home. ResLife are here to help you tackle this by providing programs which promote self-confidence and awareness of the responsibility involved in being an adult.
- Managing finances
- Career advise workshops
Health and Wellbeing
ResLife promotes a holistic approach to health encompassing physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
- Wellness workshops – nutrition, combatting stress, healthy living
- College sporting events
- Mental health support