- Student Centre
- Student Support Team Blog
- Peer Support Programs
- Support for International Students
- Financial Support
- Student Assist
- UNE Medical Centre
- Oorala Aboriginal Centre
- Don't Drop Out
- SHAPES (Sexual Harassment and Assault Peer Education and Support)
- First Year Advisors
The Student Centre provides you with a focal point of contact for all your administrative enquiries during your Study at UNE, from enquiring about a potential course until you reach your graduation. Located in the Learning Commons, ground floor, Dixson Library, the Student Centre is open from 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Student Support Team Blog
Keep your finger on the UNE pulse through the Insiders Guide - here you can find UNE reminders, news and information about the wide range of services you can access to help you through your academic career. Meet Ed, Blake and Frances – the Student Support Team.
For all your UNE enquiries, answers to many frequently asked questions or to contact the University directly go to www.une.edu.au/askune or look out for the AskUNE logo
Peer Support Programs
University study can be quite a challenge, whether you are on-campus or off-campus, a recent school leaver or coming after some time in the workforce.
Support for International Students
International Services provides support for International students enrolled at The University of New England and are located in the UNE International Precinct (Building E21) on Booloominbah Drive, on the Armidale campus.
The high cost of starting University for the first time can place a lot of financial pressures on students. Textbooks, rent, bonds, bus fares – they all add up. It is important that you manage your money wisely – even though it may seem unnecessary when you have so little. Where can you get help? Plan ahead, budget and try to stick to it. The Commonwealth Bank have a very good site for budget planning – Tools and Calculators at http://www.commbank.com.au/personal/tools-calculators/default.aspx
If you are having difficulty financially, you may need to talk to someone about the options that may be available to you – student loans, other support agencies such as Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul, Lifeline etc. Don’t be afraid to seek advice on campus from your Head of College, Services UNE, Student Assist or UNE Chaplains.
Need a part time job. Many students work part time to pay their way through University or to supplement their other income. Have your C.V. or Resume ready to give to prospective employers. Transfer the skills you may have already gained from past work experience to get a job in Armidale. Don’t rule out working at a fast food outlet, hotel or even in your College kitchen. Services UNE operate a Student Employment Service to assist students find the casual, part time or seasonal work they may need to assist them financially in completing their studies. Register at Services UNE to increase your chances of employment and receive notification of jobs as they become available.
Your choice of accommodation whilst studying at UNE will probably be the most expensive item in your student budget. The choice of On Campus or Off Campus accommodation for your first semester has probably already been made. At Services UNE we appreciate that for a variety of reasons many students desire accommodation off campus. If you are in this category Services UNE has listings of available accommodation in Armidale, be it Share, Private Board or Flats and Houses. Visit www.servicesune.com.au for further information. If you have a spare room in your share house and looking for a flatmate you to can list this information at Services UNE.
Did you know the counsellors at Students Assist provide free and confidential counselling to students for a wide range of concerns.
Relationships starting or ending
Study difficulties like procrastination
Depression and/or anxiety
Homesickness and adjusting to uni life
Increasing your social confidence
Alcohol or other drug problems
Coping after an assault or other trauma
If you would like to make an appointment by phone or face to face , contact Student Assist on 02 67732897.
Access & Equity
As individuals we have the right to be treated justly and fairly.As a student at the University of New England you have access to advice and support if you experience unfair and/or unjust behaviour.That support is provided by the Student Access and Equity Officer located within Student Assist(located off the central courtyard). Visit or phone(67732897) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Development at UNE helps you to make the transition from study to a fulfilling career.
Career Officers are available to discuss your options:
- Individual career/life planning counselling
- Information and advice regarding appropriate courses of study
- Opportunities for professional work placement, internships and mentoring programs
- Information and access to graduate employers
- Skills development – career decision making, career transitioning, job search, resume preparation, training in interview and assessment centre skills
Appointments are free to all on and off campus UNE students. To book an appointment, call (02) 6773 2897 or email through AskUNE.
If you have a permanent or temporary disability or health condition, please contact the Disability Support Office. The Disability Support Office coordinates a range of support services to students requiring assistance with participation in courses and programs. Examples of support provided include:
- Reasonable adjustments for examinations
- Reasonable adjustments for intensive schools
- Alternative formatting for required texts and study materials, i.e. enlarged font, electronic format and other vision related assistance
- Disability Support Office registration card to request assistance from on campus library staff )retrieval of books, photocopying etc)
Services and support available include:
To register with the Disability Office you need to complete a Special Needs Form annually. This form can be obtained by visiting the Student Disability Support website or by contacting the Student Assist Office.
UNE Medical Centre
The UNE Medical Centre is located in Claude Street, adjacent to Wright Village. The University Medical Centre Doctors assisted by a qualified registered nurse provide a clinical service to students. Enquiries and appointments: 02 6773 2916
Oorala Aboriginal Centre
Oorala is a study and educational advisory centre for on campus and off campus Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at the University of New England. The Centre coordinates the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) and assists students with enquiries about Abstudy, enrolment and academic progress, scholarships and cadetships. Facilities for students at the Centre include a computer lab, tutorial rooms, kitchen and informal study areas. Phone 02 6773 3034 or visit http://www.une.edu.au/oorala
Don't Drop Out
There are many things that can cloud your view while you are studying – distractions and difficulties don’t mean you have to drop out – we’d want you to make the right decisions if things are getting a bit tough http://www.une.edu.au/dontdropout/
UNE is student focused and is committed to providing the global community with career ready graduates. The WorkReady program allows you to gain practical knowledge in relation to the theory you are learning, whilst still completing your studies.
By being a WorkReady participant, you will be:
- Able to use the theory and knowledge from your study in a practical situation
- Experience the reality of your chosen study
- Find out if you are on the right career path or if you need to change direction
- Experience different employment sectors, eg Government, Private and NGO
- Make a significant contribution to an organisation
- Gain valuable demonstrated employability skills
- Able to add professional experience to your resume
- Establish networking opportunities with employers and organisations
- Use your host employer as a referee
For more information, please contact the Career Development office on (02) 6773 2897 or email via AskUNE.
SHAPES (Sexual Harassment and Assault Peer Education and Support)
Sexual harassment or assault is any unwanted sexual behaviour which is offensive, embarrassing, intimidating or humiliating. SHAPES reps are students just like you. They are friends who will listen and can give information in a rumour-free environment. For a list of SHAPES reps contact any student residence or Student Assist 02 6773 2897 http://www.une.edu.au/shapes/
First Year Advisors
As a new experience, university is exciting, but may be somewhat daunting. This is why UNE has First Year Advisors in each Faculty. First Year Advisors assist new students to identify their learning needs and expectations. They will also introduce you to resources and strategies that will build on your academic skills to ensure success in your studies.
For further information contact your Faculty Office