University of New England, Armidale
New South Wales, Australia | Public
The University of New England was previously known as the New England University College, as a part of the University of Sydney system, of colleges. In 1954, the university became independent and came to be known by its current name. The college campus is spread over the city of Armidale, with parts of the campus scattered in different parts of the city. The campus conducts research and training on the various rural properties it owns in and around Armidale.
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The city of Armidale is located midway between Sydney and Brisbane. The UNE campus itself has great historical buildings spread all over the campus, and these form some of the historic landmarks in the city. Apart from that, students get to experience a quieter atmosphere as compared to a metro city. Explore the waterfalls, hiking trails or take a picnic with your friends on a weekend on one of the hills and valleys surrounding the city.
Students can chooses to stay on campus or off campus. UNE has partnered with various residential colleges in the area to provide students with a place to stay. These residential colleges include:
Off campus living is also a great option. While looking for shared houses or rooms, it is advisable to actually take a look at the living space before signing a lease agreement. Students can use Uni4Me, an online portal listing for rent places in and around the college campus.
The Dixson library on campus is home to a large collection of books, e books, journals as well as computer terminals for students to work on their assignments. With an emphasis on research, UNE has a large number of research centers located on campus where students and faculty conduct research studies.
Over 200 programs are available for students studying at UNE. Undergraduates have the option of studying on campus or through distance education. Postgraduate courses involve either academic based or research based. Students applying for a postgraduate course with a focus on research are also eligible for certain grants and fee exemptions. These broad research areas are then divided into more in depth sections, which is how students and faculty pick projects to work on. Linguistics and archeology are also among the research subjects the university focuses on. About 700 Ph.D. students are conducting research at the University at a given time.
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The career development office at UNE offers assistance in a variety of ways. Counselors help students pick the correct courses, help find out their area of interest and provide one-on-one advice sessions. Workshops for students on applying for jobs, training for an interview and creating a resume are also offered throughout the year. Students have access to special skill development workshops and internship opportunities via an online portal.