Xiuli moved from China to Australia in 2018 and has been studying her Bachelor of Nursing. Taking her interest in medicine and health, and potential employment opportunities, Xiuli is excited about her education and the support she is offered during her studies.

“I have a great experience of my studying. I have enjoyed each clinical placement as I can learn a lot from working with many experienced nursing staff and apply my theorical knowledge to the real world,” she said.

Choosing to study at the University of Newcastle because of its good reputation and high rankings within Australia, Xiuli recalls the community and support she has received.

“I love the University of Newcastle community and my teachers as well as our uni staff. I can tell that all of them are very nice and make me feel supportive and welcoming whenever I need help,” she said.

During her studies, Xiuli utilised various support services including academic learning support and student central.

“The writing consultors are very professional and patient. During these two years, I have achieved a great improvement of my academic writing skills due to this support service and I really appreciate that.

“Another student support service is student central service. I usually ask for help by face to face in student centre or via email if I have any issues,” she said.

Seeing the improvement academic learning support has made in Xiuli’s academic abilities has crossed over into her personal life too.

“The academic support helps me improve my writing skills and make friends. While student central helps me to know who I should contact or what I should do when I have any problems in my personal and academic life,” she said.

Xiuli encourages other students, in particular international students, to reach out to the support services on offer regardless of the situation or language barrier.

"I encourage everyone to step out of their comfort zone and make more use of the high-quality and free services provided by the uni to help them complete study smoothly.”

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Xiuli Weng

Xiuli has been studying her Bachelor of Nursing while taking advantage of student support services offered to students for academic and personal benefit. Read how these services have helped her become more confident.

The academic support helps me improve my writing skills and make friends. While student central helps me to know who I should contact or what I should do when I have any problems in my personal and academic life.

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