Ms Nola Holmes

First Year Advisor - School of Law; UNE Business School

Nola Holmes

Phone: +61 02 6773 2181



Nola is the First Year Advisor for the UNE Business School and School of Law.

Nola assists undergraduate students in their first year of study in these Schools and adjusting to broader university requirements. Areas of assistance include discipline-specific learning and teaching, strategies for success and academic support.

Nola has extensive management and consultancy experience in both the private and public sectors in Australia, and in Hong Kong where she lived for many years. These areas include the business sector, cross-sectoral professional networks, health and community sectors, legal communities, and academic support for transitioning students and international students commencing studies in the tertiary sector. Nola has also previously been a consultant, teacher and advisor for secondary schools, vocational colleges and universities in both Australia and Hong Kong, so is well-placed to assist students transitioning into and through university study at UNE.


DipT (WIE), BA (UNE), GradCertTEFLA (Camb UK), MPHC (Flinders), MBA (SCU), JP


Teaching Areas

Transitional education

Cross-cultural educational awareness

Academic skills

Research Interests

Transitional education

International education

Cross-sectoral professional networks.

Research Supervision Experience


Godwin, J., Holmes, N., Kelton-Chambers, D., & Belmont, W. (2013, June). First Year Advisors at UNE: An Embedded Approach to Student Learning Support. Paper presented at the International Conference on Enhancing Student Success: A Global Perspective, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Godwin, J., Belmont, W., Chambers, D., & Holmes, N. (2010, December). Access, Inclusion and Success: The role of disciplinary culture in the first year of tertiary study. Paper presented at the Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education International Conference, Hong Kong, SAR.

Clinical Skills and Experience


Australian College of Educators

Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA)

Public Health Association of Australia

Consultancy Interests

Community and Advocacy Organisation Collaborations

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