Did you know? As an NIC student you will be part of a diverse student community. NIC has students from over 40 countries! You will have the opportunity to build a global network simply by going to class.
NIC and the University of Newcastle provide a range of support services and programs to help you to transition to life in Newcastle and succeed academically.
NIC has a student services team who are ready to help you with any questions you may have about courses, study skills, and life in Newcastle. If you have questions about anything at all – we are here to help!
During orientation, new students are welcomed by experienced senior students who have been trained as mentors. Our mentors provide information about life on campus and in the classroom, as well as offering support. It’s a great opportunity to get to know someone who has been in your shoes.
NIC’s dedicated Student Experience Coordinator helps students get involved with activities and events year-round, both on campus and in Newcastle. We encourage students to take every opportunity to experience their new community.
We also organise social events and activities exclusively for NIC students every trimester/semester. Past events include ten pin bowling, go-karting, day trips to the beach and to the local nature reserve, group dinners and barista courses.
Check out pictures from past social events on NIC’s Facebook page
NIC offers additional academic support in the form of weekly workshops. These workshops are designed to support your learning in class by providing an opportunity to practice skills and to ask questions. Workshops include:
- Mathematics Drop In Sessions
- Academic English Skills
- Conversation sessions
Student safety is a top priority at the University of Newcastle and at NIC. There are emergency phones, CCTV monitoring and well-lit walking routes between buildings, as well as a free shuttle service on campus during term. Campus security services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Doctors and nurses are available at the Medical Centre on campus. Students can get help with general health issues, immunisations, prescriptions, medical tests, and referrals to specialists. There is also a pharmacy on campus.
Professionally trained counsellors are available on campus to help if you have any problems with settling into Australia, or other personal matters.