UNE Intensive School Info

Things you need to organise before your stay

Unit Equipment

Before attending your Intensives you should check your Unit Equipment Requirements to ensure you will have everything you will need ready for your classes.

You can find your equipment requirements on your moodle unit page.

You can purchase online and have your equipment posted to you in advance from The Shop

The Shop on campus at UNE has a large selection of Unit Equipment that can be purchased online and posted to you in advance, or you can order, browse and purchase in person while you are here.

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Student ID Card

It is a good idea to organise your Student ID Card with Safety Security & Information before your stay to ensure you have easy access to any of the rooms your classes may be in, or any resources you may need.

The Student ID application form can be accessed here.

Safety Security & Information will send it to your nominated address in the mail, or you can pick it up in person when you get to campus.

The team from UNE Life Safety & Security patrol campus 24/7 and put simply, are here to help you. As part of UNE Life, the team work closely with all areas of UNE and not only ensure a safe and pleasant environment, but are a wealth of information and assistance in times of need.

The Security team can assist with everyday problems, like:

  • General Enquiries
  • Building Access
  • Parking Assistance
  • Way Finding
  • Lost Property
  • Incident Reporting
  • Flat Battery Assistance
  • Maps & General Directions
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Accommodation

Whilst Armidale has a large variety of accommodation options, ranging from hotels, motels, Airbnb’s and more, it does book out quickly during busy times at UNE. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

You are sure to find warm country hospitality wherever you choose to stay!

For short-term student accommodation, we recommend checking the UNE Colleges and Smith House.

You can find out about college accommodation including nightly rates, availabilities and how to book here.

Be sure to book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment! 

If our student accommodation options do not suit your circumstances or are booked out, you can find a comprehensive list of available Armidale accommodations in the PDF below.

Download Accommodation PDF

 

Another option to consider is a stay in the lovely historic Uralla, which is located only 23 kilometres southwest of the city of Armidale. A selection of quality and quaint accommodation options can be found here.

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UNE Parking

We understand the additional expenses faced by online students when travelling to Armidale. To ease the burden, we’re offering complimentary parking in the Blue and Purple bays (only)* for students during the specified Intensive School periods listed below:

  •  5 February – 16 February 2024
  • 8 April – 19 April 2024
  • 27 May – 2 June 2024
  • 5 August – 16 August 2024
  • 23 September – 29 September 2024
  • 9 December – 20 December 2024

*Please be aware that parking officers will issue tickets to vehicles without a valid ticket parking bays other than Blue and Purple bays.

View all parking areas here.


At any other time throughout the year, purchase short-term parking tickets ( 1 hour to 7 days) from machines or the Strada Mobile Parking App . Virtual permits on the app can be bought in advance, saving time on arrival.


Throughout intensive school periods, UNE Life Safety, Security & Information will be available, identifiable by their blue shirts and UNE Life or Safety, Security & Information logos. They are here to assist with parking, wayfinding and any safety or information concerns.

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Transport

The College Safety Shuttle is a free service for students to travel to and from their college to reach essential services in the center of Armidale. It departs from Austin College, UNE, roughly every half-hour from start time.  This service is available with the exception of public holidays.

To access this service, you will need your valid student ID card.

You can find out the timetable and more here.

Armidale Taxis also operate 24/7. To book a local taxi, just call 131 008 or book online. 

Download The App

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Accessibility

Our Armidale campus has some hilly spots between buildings. If navigating these slopes might be a challenge for you, feel free to chat with your unit coordinator.

You can also reach out to the Student Accessibility & Wellbeing Office at 02 6773 2897 or drop them an email at accessinclusion@une.edu.au.

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$16 a week

SportUNE Gym Membership

We encourage students visiting Armidale for their Intensives studies to take a little time out to look after your wellbeing.

You can access a SSAF subsidised weekly membership costing you only $16 for unlimited visits to our SportUNE facilities including Group Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Gym, Courts and more. 

To sign up

  1. Please visit SportUNE in person with your Student ID card
  2. Pay and activate your weekly membership with our friendly team

Alternatively, if you’re a Fitness Passport Member, you can access SportUNE under your current membership, simply sign in at the front desk.


SportUNE is open 7 days *

  • Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Saturdays 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sundays 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

*Public holidays may have different hours, please see our socials for these updates or call us on 02) 6773 3856

Find SportUNE at UNE’s Armidale Campus, simply follow SportUNE Drive to the bottom of the road.

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Things that are handy to know while you are here

What’s on at UNE

Check out the UNE Events Calendar to keep up with what’s happening around campus. You can also find out about activities on the UNE Life events page on Facebook and get connected with a number of UNE community pages via our Student Social Directory.

What else can you do at UNE’s Armidale campus?

Wander the beautiful university campus, where you can explore museums, dine at cafés, and meet the odd free-range kangaroo!

Natural History Museum

Discover the ‘Lightning Claw’ dinosaur and a range of fascinating Australian wildlife specimens collected and studied by UNE staff and students.

Museum of Antiquities

Discover antiquities from the ancient Mediterranean and near east, with objects and ethnographic research collections from Australia, South East Asia, New Guinea, the Pacific region, Mesoamerica and Africa.

University of New England Heritage Centre

Visit the Dixson Library or Armidale Teachers’ College (in town) for historical exhibitions and displays from the UNE archives and art collections.

Armidale Guided Heritage Tour

The Guided Heritage Tour is a two and a half hour taster of Armidale. You will be taken on a historical journey through Armidale with a lively and personal commentary from one of the tour guides. There are four opportunities to alight from the bus – at the New England Regional Art Museum, Aboriginal Cultural Centre, the Armidale Railway Museum, and the University of New England’s historic Booloominbah Homestead.

 

 

 

SportUNE Gym Membership

We encourage students visiting Armidale for their Intensives studies to take a little time out to look after your wellbeing.

You can access a SSAF subsidised weekly membership costing you only $16 for unlimited visits to our SportUNE facilities including Group Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Gym, Courts and more. 

To sign up

  1. Please visit SportUNE in person with your Student ID card
  2. Pay and activate your weekly membership with our friendly team

Alternatively, if you’re a Fitness Passport Member, you can access SportUNE under your current membership, simply sign in at the front desk.

SportUNE is open 7 days *

  • Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Saturdays 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sundays 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

*Public holidays may have different hours, please see our socials for these updates or call us on 02) 6773 3856

Find SportUNE at UNE’s Armidale Campus, simply follow SportUNE Drive to the bottom of the road.

Belgrave Cinema

Belgrave Cinema is Armidale’s local movie theatre, managed and operated by UNE Life. The cinema offers discounted prices for UNE students, just bring along your student ID card when you are buying tickets.

Belgrave has an excellent selection of movies on offer, so check out their session times to see what’s on!

 

Need a study space?

If you’re looking for a place to study with wifi, whilst you’re on campus feel free to drop into the Dixson Library the Law Library or one of the Computer Labs. All spots are located on campus, here’s how to find them.

These two spots have a range of facilities you’re able to access whilst you’re here.

Library opening hours:

Can change depending on the time of year, check times here.

Computer Labs:

Are open 24/7 you just need your student card to access the rooms and services. You can find the labs in ITD, EBL, Oorala and C26/27.

If you need to speak with someone:

Dixson Library Service Desk: 02 6773 2458
Law Library Service Desk: 02 6773 2322
Online Student Library Enquiries: 1800 059 735

After dark:

If you’re moving around campus and college at night and would feel more comfortable with an escort to each location please reach out to our Safety & Security team who will happily assist.

Safety & Security can be contacted at any time: 02 6773 2099.

 

What else can you do in town?

At around 1000 metres above sea level, Armidale offers visitors a truly evocative and unique experience.
No matter what time of year you visit, the New England weather is sure to turn it on. Four perfect seasons—from beautiful spring and clear summer days to gorgeous autumn colours and perhaps even winter snow.

Fleet Adventures

Fleet Adventures offer Scenic Flights, Helicopter Adventures & Warbird Adventure Flights. Their unique scenic flights and adventures take place over the spectacular Oxley Wild Rivers Gorges. Why not stay an extra day or two, book a helicopter ride over the scenic gorges and experience the highs of Armidale & New England.

Wild Swimming Spots, Waterfalls & Scenic Walks

Blue Holes picnic area is a popular spot with the locals, offering swimming and walking in a scenic bush setting in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park near Armidale. If you have access to transport while you are in the New England, consider a day trip along the Waterfall Way or a visit to one of many spectacular surrounding national parks and waterfalls.

Local Arts & Culture

You’ll find there’s always something inspirational going on in the region’s museums and galleries.

Dining Out, or delivery, in town

Armidale has a wide range of fine and casual dining options

On campus and looking for delivery options? Browse what is available on Menulog or Doordash.

Campus safety

The team from UNE Life Safety & Security patrols the campus 24/7.

They can be contacted for assistance any time on 02 6773 2099

In an emergency situation always call 000

Then, call Safety & Security so that they can assist until emergency services arrive.

Be sure to download the UNE Safe app that contains emergency phone numbers, procedures, alerts, and live transport tracking.

Download the app

Need to speak with a human?

Student Success/Student Experience

Phone: 02 6773 2000
AskUNE: www.une.edu.au/askune
Live Chat: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm here
Location: Front counter in the Dixson Library
Times: Monday – Friday, 8am-6pm

UNE Student Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Phone: (02) 6773 2897
Times: Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm
More info: Can be found here

UNE Life Safety, Security & Information

Phone: 02 6773 2099
Contact: security@une.edu.au
UNE Safe App: Download here
Times: 24/7

Advocacy & Welfare

Phone: (02) 6773 3116
Contact: advocacy@une.edu.au
Location: UNE Life Student HQ, Northern Ring Road, 2351
Times: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

UNE Life

Phone: (02) 6773 2349
Location: UNE Life Student HQ, Northern Ring Road, 2351
Times: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

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