Services and Resources
Everything you need as a student, in one convenient place.
UoNline (including Blackboard)
Each course you take at the University of Newcastle is supported by our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) 'UoNline'. UoNline provides access to a suite of online teaching and learning technologies including our online learning system 'Blackboard', the online course manager, Blackboard Mobile Learn, collaboration tools (Blackboard Collaborate) and the lecture capture manager (EchoSystem).
Visit the UoNline webpage for further information.
MyHub handles all your student administration needs quickly and conveniently. This is the place to go if you want to:
- Check or update your personal details
- Add or Withdraw from courses
- Pay your course fees
- View exam results, and much more.
NUPSA (Newcastle University Postgraduate Students’ Association)
The Newcastle University Postgraduate Students’ Association (NUPSA) aims to advance and defend the interests of all postgraduate students who study at the University of Newcastle, regardless of their location or mode of study. Membership is free and automatic – from the moment you enrol in postgraduate study, you are a member of NUPSA. NUPSA supports postgraduate students through advocacy efforts and representation on a number of University committees, working parties and sub-committees. NUPSA also conducts seminars, workshops and social events throughout the year, providing networking opportunities and the chance to raise issues with Executive members.
The Program Handbook contains all information about your degree (program). The Handbook includes details of the structure of your program, the courses (subjects) that you can choose from, and any additional information you may need.
You should refer to your Program Handbook before making any changes to your enrolment.
Student Email (NUmail)
Every student receives has an email account (NUmail) which is used for all university communication. Students must regularly access NUmail to ensure they do not miss important information from the University of Newcastle.
Turnitin is an electronic text-matching system which allows you to revise your assessment and check for plagiarism and referencing issues prior to your final submission.
When you pre-submit to Turnitin, it will provide an originality report and you are given the opportunity to revise your work based on this report, before finally submitting your assessment.
The lecturer or tutor marking your assessment is able to see your final originality report. Turnitin doesn't make judgements on whether you have plagiarised, but helps assessors determine the originality of your work.
More information on Turnitin
The University of Newcastle Library is central to the University's academic and community endeavour.
Library resources are available at all University of Newcastle campuses. A rapidly expanding range of resources are also available online, through the Journal Databases and Short loans Online system.
Students that do not live close to a campus may request library items to be sent to them via post. However, items requested can only be posted to an Australian address. Students are able to borrow books and request journal articles from other libraries, nationally or internationally.
EndNote is a program which can be used to store and manage bibliographic references. EndNote works in conjunction with Microsoft Word allowing you to:
- easily insert references from your EndNote Library into your Word document
- automatically create a bibliography at the end of your document in the reference style of your choice!
By using EndNote to store the references you gather in the course of your studies or research, you can lessen the headaches normally associated with referencing your assignments and creating bibliographies. Visit the web for a tutorial on using EndNote or download EndNote.
The InfoSkills website is a set of online Information Literacy and Academic Integrity tutorials designed to introduce students to the concepts of good academic practice. It is an ideal way to familiarise yourself before commencing your studies with the University of Newcastle. You will find online tutorials on Planning for Research, Finding Information and Writing and Plagiarism, plus many more.
Blackboard Essentials for Students
If you are new to online learning at the University of Newcastle we recommend that you login to UoNline and access the Blackboard course site titled ‘Blackboard Essentials for Students.’ This has the most up-to-date resources for using all of the features within Blackboard, the system that you will be using frequently during your studies.
Online Learning Support Resources
As a student of the University of Newcastle you have been automatically enrolled in Learning Support in Blackboard. To access the resources available click on the Learning Support link in the ‘My Courses’ list after logging into Blackboard. The link to resources is in the menu on the left. Some of the topics include ‘Writing Better Essays’, ‘Writing a Literature Review’ and ‘Thinking Critically’.
SOPHOS Anti-virus Software
SOPHOS is the corporate anti-virus application provided and supported at the University of Newcastle for staff and students. Visit the web for further information on SOPHOS