Web Desk: A Pakistani student at the University of Newcastle was left with a broken nose after a group of six or seven people attacked him in the premises of the university’s Callaghan campus.

Abdullah Qaiser, who had come to Australia in what he expected to be a ‘secure environment’, was attacked on Saturday evening while going to the library to finish an assignment with a friend.

According to Newcastle Herald Qaiser was on his way to Auchmuty Library, when he saw a group of people blocking the road.

As he stopped his vehicle, a woman tried to reach through the passenger door trying to grab his mobile phone while a man pulled open his side of the door and began beating him.

Qaiser said he blacked out briefly after the attack. He then drove to the university gym where staff gave him first aid and informed the police.