For Students. By Students.
UNSA is the University of Newcastle Students' Association - a SSAF-funded, not-for-profit organisation that supports and advocates for all students at the University of Newcastle.
We're here to ensure you make friends, learn valuable skills, and are supported academically.
What we do
Every day at universities and state/federal parliaments, discussions take place and decisions are made that affect your student experience. UNSA is host to the University's Student Representative Council (SRC), the peak representative body for students, whose members either take part in these discussions or are called upon to respond and contribute to them.
The SRC is your voice, speaking out on your behalf and raising relevant concerns. If you become aware of any issues that adversely affect UON students, then reach out to your SRC.
Student Clubs & Societies
If you really want to embrace a sense of community while studying here, join a student club! (Or a dozen!). There are clubs for just about everything, from anime to diving to medieval reenactment; they're an excellent way to make new friends, particularly those with whom you share a comon interest.
UNSA provides support to numerous student clubs at UON. We provide funding for club activities, help with logistics (room bookings, govervance, etc) and promote club activities through our website, social media, and mailing list.
Student Support & Advice
State- and nation-wide advocacy is one thing, but what if you have an issue that's far more personal? Food or housing, for example. Or something you've received from the University, such as a letter of Show Cause, or an accusation of Academic Misconduct.
There are a wealth of student support services you can learn at UON - from Counselling to Careers, Accessibility, Academic Learning Support, the Office of Student Advocacy, to name just a few! - And we are well acquainted with all of them. If we don't have the answer to a question - we can definitely help you connect with the people who do.
If you'd like to get under the hood and learn more about the way we operate, our UNSA Constitution and SRC Terms of Reference are documents worth reading. You can find them at the bottom of this website, or in the Governance page at unsa.org.au