Joining NUbots is a great educational experience that also benefits your career. You will gain valuable real-world experience working on a team, and improve your research and development skills by putting what you've learned at university to practical use. If you are an undergraduate student planning on undertaking postgraduate research, NUbots is a great way to gain research skills in preparation and boost your application.
NUbots makes a great addition to your CV and you may get the opportunity to travel internationally to represent the University of Newcastle at the annual RoboCup competition.
If you are interested in joining NUbots, there are a few ways to get involved.
One way is to join during our official recruitment period. Every year during Semester 2 we announce recruitment and provide a link to our application form on the NUbots Facebook page.
Another way to join is to come and talk to us in the lab about your areas of interest and what you would like to do. We are located in the ES building on the Callaghan campus at ES115A.
You can also join NUbots through your studies. We offer research projects to students in Work Integrated Learning, Honours, Final Year Projects, Masters and PhD programs. See our areas of research for a list of research areas we offer.
Joining the team during our official recruitment drive involves a few steps.
Submit an application. There will be a link to the application form on our Facebook page.
Attend an interview. The person in charge of recruitment will schedule the interview.
Complete a set of tasks and write a report. Email the report to the specified person.
Upon completing these steps, if your application is successful then you will join the team and begin the onboarding process.
The onboarding process is designed to give new members the best chance of doing well at NUbots and integrating into the team. Steps in this process include
- Joining the relevant communication channels
- Meeting the team
- Meeting your mentor
- Being assigned a starter project
- Completing the mandatory laboratory induction
- Undergo training on various tools
- Learn the basics of robot assembly
- Learn how to use the robot