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The University of Newcastle welcomes NIC students to enjoy everything the campus has to offer!

When you study at NIC and the University of Newcastle, you will immediately become part of a student community that can enjoy the following facilities:

We are big!

In fact we are the second largest campus in Australia spanning an area of 1.4sq kilometres. There is a free shuttle bus operating on campus all day. Between 6 pm and midnight, Security will drive students home if they live near the university.

Language Centre

The University of Newcastle Language Centre was established over 20 years ago and has built an excellent reputation as a quality ELICOS provider.  It is located on the campus so students are immediately integrated into the university lifestyle. Many students at the ELICOS centre continue their studies at NIC and the University of Newcastle so there is an academic focus on English. The centre is also an official testing centre for IELTS.

Two libraries 

There are two libraries at the main campus - the Huxley and Auchmuty. The Auchmuty Library is regarded as one of the biggest and best university libraries in Australia and is open longer than any other university library in Australia. There is a special collection of resources to support students studying ELICOS. There is a café, many reading rooms and a computer lab. Students can access the Auchmuty Information Commons (AIC) 24/7 during semester.

Sports Centre

The University of Newcastle has a state-of-the-art sports centre which has discount memberships for students.

Medical Centre

There is a medical centre on the university campus with experienced doctors and nurses available to treat students if they have any health issues. Appointments are necessary except in emergency situations where students will be given priority.

All consultations are strictly confidential.

Cafes and Restaurants

There are many places where students can eat on campus. The choices available to students include sushi, noodles, rice dishes and sandwiches. There are also many places where students can grab a coffee including the café in the library which is open till late.

Shops and banks

Students will find most of the things they need on campus. There is a Post Office, pharmacy, two banks, a bookshop and even a travel agency.

Student clubs and associations

There are around 60 clubs and associations. Some of these include sporting clubs, the Islamic Society, the UON Engineering Fraternity, the Malaysian Youth Society and many more.