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Exam Tips from Student Support

Trimester 2 exams run from 25 September to 9 October. So you are probably starting to feel a little queasy as exams are starting to loom large on your wall planner! I wrote about exam preparation in a previous edition of Nucleus, and I figured that now is as good a time as any to revisit some of that advice. 

You voted, and now your new board is here. We get to know them a little better, find out what they are passionate about, and share some of their fears, hopes and obsessions

It has been just over a month since the elections occurred and the new UNESA Board took office. While they’ve been working hard to put together their strategic plan (which you can find out more about in the presidents report), we’ve been getting to know them all. 

There are a few familiar faces, including a previous Nucleus editor, and lots of new ones. 

Census Date is next Monday. Are you sick of hearing it yet? Good.
Census Date is next Monday.

Make sure you’ve got your ducks in a row. It’s the day that UNE send all enrolment information away to the federal government which means if you’re thinking there’s even a chance you might change your study load - contact Student Support. They’ll be able to give you the advice you need. Census Date is also the last date for any commencing students (or students who have changed degrees) to submit the SA-Help form if you wish to defer your SSAF fee to your HELP loan. 

As many of you know, our beloved President, Dale Finch is currently on medical leave and is recovering well post-surgery (Get well soon Dale!). While he is away this month, I will be taking on his responsibilities, including this edition’s President Report.

The UNE International Student Ambassador Program is an extracurricular program open to both domestic and international on-campus students. Student Ambassadors represent UNE to current, new, prospective students and to the wider Armidale community. Through this program, we hope to enhance the on-campus student experience by building relationships between on-campus International and Domestic students. Student Ambassadors not only have the chance to gain valuable professional skills in planning and organisation, leadership, public speaking and teamwork but also be awarded with up to $1,000.

Recently, UNESA opened a survey for students to complete regarding the trimester system. 1154 students responded - with 52% of the replies being external students, and 48% internal. Most respondents belonged to the undergraduate cohort, with all the schools being represented.