LIBRARY: December 2013 newsletters are out; 1 for on-campus students, 1 for off-campus students; enjoy :-)
ITD will be performing maintenance on University IT systems and services next Saturday 21 December 2013 and Sunday 22 December 2013. This two full-day maintenance will commence from 6am Saturday and will complete by 6pm Sunday.
For staff: Staff should expect a full outage for this time. Note that the phone system will also experience disruption.
For Students: Moodle and Student email (Office 365) will NOT be affected but use direct link to access (as myUNE may be unavailable)
- Moodle direct link: moodle.une.edu.au
- Student email direct link here.
- Direct link to ereserve: une.edu.au/ereserve
This event is one of ITD’s scheduled maintenance windows, during which essential work is carried out to enhance and improve University systems.
The schedule of maintenance windows for 2014 is on the ITD website (http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/it-maintenance-dates) Please check these dates before planning any events that may require I.T. services or support.
Please check the ITD service announcements web page regularly for information relating to ITD services interruptions and planned events. http://blog.une.edu.au/serviceannounce/category/itd-announcements/
Service Desk support will be available throughout the weekend – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (or 02 6773 5000) if you are experiencing problems after the maintenance outage.
Expressions of interest are invited for the position of Independent Student Advocate with UNESA. To register your interest, please address the selection criteria in the Position Description, which can be obtained by email to: email@example.com. It is envisaged that interviews for the position will take place in the first week of January, 2014.
Scope of position:
- Advocacy on behalf of students on the Higher Education Providers (HEP) rules and regulations for the University of New England
- This is a full-time position at 38 hours per week.
- Operate with a high level of autonomy
- Work closely with UNESA Board
- Provide fortnightly report to the UNESA Board
- Attend weekly meeting with UNESA President
- Independent advocacy for students in relation to HEP rules and regulations
- Understand the scope of available primary student support providers at UNE
- Liaise closely with UNE Student Assist support personnel and refer as appropriate
- Liaise closely with Federal, State and Local support agencies and refer as appropriate
- Develop and maintain matrices to report regularly to UNESA Board on usage of services by students
- Assist students to find off-campus accommodation and suitable part-time, casual and seasonal work
- Coordinate the annual Tax Help program on campus
- Provide avenues for provision of services to students, including support for Clubs and Societies, orientation and other events and student activities
- Maintain content for website and social media
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of income support entitlements, scholarships, student grants and loans and Government and private welfare agencies which assist students
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge on Government policy, guidelines and legislation and University policies which affect students, including international and full-fee paying students.
- Develop relationships with relevant university stakeholders
- Develop and maintain an awareness of workplace health and safety regulations as they apply to this position
- Other duties as required
Want to experience one of the world’s richest environments, home to orangutans, gibbons and hornbills? Check out the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project, Borneo Indonesia opportunity on the Career Development @ UNE Job Blog.
Need a Personal Trainer for your studies? Arrange an appointment for a half hour ‘Study Gym’ session with a ‘Personal Trainer’. Your ‘Personal Trainer’ can take you through a range of study skills such as; managing time, overcoming exam anxiety, dealing with perfectionism, improving concentration and memory and more…
Appointments are available for on and off campus students. To arrange an appointment phone: 02 6773 2897 and request a Study Gym session.
tUNEup from Home: Great way to improve academic skills; Next Course from Jan 13-24; enrol now; details
The Academic Skills Office runs the online tUNEup from Home university preparation program during the break between trimesters. This program has proven to be a very useful way to introduce new students to online learning at UNE as well as an effective ‘booster’ program for students who experienced difficulties with their academic skills in their first trimester of university. The course is free, runs over a period of two weeks and covers aspects of academic writing and study skills and using the online learning tools.
Specific areas covered in the course include PARAPHRASING, PARAGRAPH WRITING, REFERENCING, ACADEMIC WRITING STYLE, GRAMMAR and PUNCTUATION skills. Further details of the course can be found on the ASO site <http://www.une.edu.au/tlc/aso/> .
The next program will run from 13-24 January, 2014.
SCHOLARSHIP(S): Social Inclusion x10; For Off-Campus students who commenced T3 2013; Worth $5k; get cracking (Dec 24 deadline)
The University of New England has established a scholarship for students who have commenced university study in Trimester 3, 2013 and would benefit from financial support while undertaking study. The Social Inclusion Scholarship is intended for those students enrolled in an undergraduate program of study or postgraduate program by course work. The recipient will have commenced study in Trimester 3, 2013 and must be an off campus (distance) education student.
In order to qualify for consideration for the Social Inclusion Scholarships you must:
- Complete the application form and provide any relevant supporting documentation by 24 December, 2013.
- Provide details of your financial hardship and where appropriate Centrelink statements.
- Have commenced a new course of study as a Distance Education student in Trimester 3, 2013, and,
- Be currently enrolled in your course post census date for Trimester 3, 2013 (ie 30 November, 2013).
Terms and Conditions
- There are 10 scholarships to be offered.
- Each scholarship is valued at $5,000
- Recipients can only be awarded one scholarship.
- This scholarship is a one off payment.
- Selection is based on your financial hardship/needs as detailed in your application.
- The University will allocate the scholarships.
- The decisions of the University will be final.
- Successful applicants will be notified via email to their UNE email account.
How to apply for the Social Inclusion Scholarships
The Scholarship closes on the 24 December, 2013. Please use the following form when applying for the above scholarships: Social Inclusion Scholarship Application Form
- Complete all sections of the Scholarship Application Form
- Gather any additional documentation required by the Terms and Conditions of the Scholarship
Once you have completed your application form please save the application to your desktop and then upload to an email through http://www.une.edu.au/askune/ Mark your email Attention Scholarships.
ENROLMENT 2014: Glitches, workarounds and updates; read this before you enrol; Tips from the Student Support Team
Here’s a quick summary of the feedback/questions/glitches we heard from the first 24 Hours of online enrolment for 2014 (and the workarounds etc):
- Textbooks: The full T1 official list will be released via the Course and Unit Catalogue on December 20. UCB has some of the Units listed already (if you’d like a sneak peak)
- ‘Unit Search’ Glitch: If you can’t find a Unit via the Unit Search button, use the Browse All option to see if you can find it. IT are working on a fix atm
- ‘Accept Offer’ glitch: If you need to accept your offer as part of online enrolment, and you’re using the Chrome browser, there’s an issue where you can’t click the accept offer box and therefore cannot proceed. If that’s the case, load up Firefox (or as a last resort Explorer ) and problem solved.
- Teach Enabling Course (TEEC): If you’re an education student who needs to enrol in ENGL001 and/or MATH122 you need to seek admission into those Units prior to enrolling (due to the Course not attracting any fees). Follow this link and hit the Apply Now button on the right hand side.
- Enrolling in more than a full-time load (aka 5 Units): We don’t recommend students enrol in more than a full time load (that’s a minimum or 50+ hours of study every week!) but it is possible with permission from your Course Coordinator. Here’s the link for more information (via AskUNE).
When you enrol for 2014, you’ll find an extra step in the process this year. Known as the ‘Services’ step, it will ask you if you’d like to join the UNE Student Association (website at this link).
You should definitely join your Student Association – they represent you on a bunch of UNE Committees that make decisions which affect students (including the Student Services and Amenities Fee Committee which decides on how the fees are spent).
So join, it’s free and you’ll be ensuring you get a say!
If you’re ready to enrol for 2014, here’s how to find it …
1. Jump into myUNE and click on myEnrol
2. Click on the Enrolment and Enrolment Variation link on the left hand side
3. Scroll down through the frame (IT are working on a fix for this atm so there’s much less scrolling)
4. Scroll down to the ‘Steps’ and get started. If you’re a returning student you’ll need to complete 6 steps. New Students need to complete 10 steps.
5. Search for the Unit you’re enrolling in and hit the Confirm button and make sure you follow the prompts.
And if you get stuck, give Student Central a shout via 02 6773 4444 Happy enrolling!
I’ve just returned from the final meeting on the go-live date for 2014 enrolments … this Thursday Dec 5 from midday. We’ll keep everyone informed, but (given the level of demand on the system in previous years) if you can wait a couple of days to enrol … please do. It is likely to save you a bit of heartache
Tell the Student Support Team how you’re going with your studies via your Emoticons on each unit in the myStudy tab in myUNE. (It’s totally confidential)
Are you having trouble with an assignment? Contact the Academic Skills Office asap for assistance.
Looking for a job? Check out the Career Development @ UNE blog for these and many more opportunities:
- Secondary Teacher English/HSIE, St Philomena’s School, Moree NSW
- Graduate Sales Associate, CEB, Sydney NSW
- Trainee Role Technical Officer, Eurobodalla Shire Council, NSW
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cadetships, CSIRO
- Industry Development Support Officer, Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation, Brisbane
- Music Teacher, Shine Music School, Sydney NSW
- Trainee Field Officer, National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW
- Business Analyst, Regional Infrastructure, Dayboro Qld
- International Humanitarian Work, Salvation Army
On Thursday 28 November, the Library launched its new catalogue, boasting an improved, user-friendly interface.
The new catalogue offers powerful searching aids to assist you to locate the resources you need, including the ability to refine search results by format, location and year of publication. You can also narrow your search results by entering further search terms, and it is easy to save, email or export records to Endnote. The new catalogue makes it easy for you to check what you have borrowed in the past, providing an option to save your loan history.
Access to the old catalogue will continue to be available until the end of the year.
Please update your browser Favourites or Bookmarks to the new catalogue.
We plan to make further improvements to the new catalogue in the near future; in the meantime, we welcome your feedback.