INTENSIVE SCHOOLS: A month away; things you need to do to get organised!

Published On July 16, 2012 | By ED | Intensive Schools

August Intensive Schools kick off again in just over a month (at the time of writing), so here’s our list of things you need to know if this is your first time on campus. Hit us up in the comments if there’s something you’d like to know that we missed … we’ve also put together a custom Google map ich should help you find your way around (if we’ve missed anything let us know via comments on this post) – click here for the Student Support Team’s Google Map.

  1. Accommodation: You have two options, stay on campus in one of the colleges (On Campus Accommodation page for Intensive Schools) or staying in town (go here for info and bookings)
  2. Maps: Grab your maps here (Whole campus mapAcademic Area mapand town map).
  3. Buses: Edwards Coaches is the local provider so go here for the timetable and here for the latest bus route map.
  4. IT: Here’s all the info you need to get access to the high speed UNE network while you’re here (and yes you can arrange it before you leave home – Wired version and Wireless Version.
  5. Library: No doubt you’ll be using the Library while you’re here. Here’s the opening hours and here’s how to print and photocopy when you get here(Youtube video).
  6. ID Cards: You’ll need a student ID card – if you haven’t sorted yours out yet, head on over to the ID Cards site. And rather then getting them to send it to you, ask them to hold it and pick it up when you get here.
  7. The Student Centre: If you’d like to talk to one of the staff about your degree, Unit selection, options, changes etc etc, drop into Dixson Library and have a chat to the Student Centre and book an appointment. The Enrolment and Progression Team will be on hand for after lecture meetings.
  8. Parking: You’ll need to organise a parking ticket while you’re here ($5/day from one of machines in each of the carparks) or if you’re here for a few days, the most cost effective option is a weekly pass for $12. You can grab your weekly pass from the Ticket Machines at the car parks.
  9. Mobile Phones: Coverage is pretty good all over campus but if you’re a Telstra customer you’re well served with a tower right next to campus.
  10. Food & Drinks: You have three options – Campus Essentials (which includes the newsagent and Australia post); Delicafe in the northern courtyard and Booloominbah.
  11. Flexi-teller: There’s two on campus located near Safety & Security (click here for the map).


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6 Responses to INTENSIVE SCHOOLS: A month away; things you need to do to get organised!

  1. Under item 10 (Food and Drink), I think that Delicafe no longer exists! It’s now called something like “Grind and …” (just can’t recall the last bit of its title.

  2. Marisa says:

    I’m coming from my first intensive this week – can you give me any advise on getting from the airport to the university?

    • ED says:

      Taxi is prob best – approx $30 to UNE. Make sure you ask on the Flight, there’s bound to be other students to share with.

      Ed – Student Support Team

    • Julie says:

      Hey Marisa,
      I flew in for the last intensive & ended up cab sharing with 3 others 🙂 The flight was pretty much filled with UNE intensive folk 🙂

  3. Luisa says:

    Hey Marisa, I heard Qantas organises cabs for everyone during the flight. But I haven’t flown to Armidale yet, so hopefully someone else will confirm 🙂

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