I found Uni.. Although I understand university is partially about self learning, some tutors take it to the extremes and don't seem to want to help. This makes me question why I paid so much tuition when they are not helping me do better. In terms of student life, there are a lot of clubs and volunteer services that helped relief stress. Overall, although I don't think it was worth the money, I did have an unforgettable experience.
Positives: The university has students from all over the world and provides basic facilities. Architectural education is typically not taught in lecture environments but studios, which is quite different from other courses and it is very challenging so once you made it through you feel like you can do anything.
Negatives: The university health service is always packed and there is no communal space for the faculty of built environment students. In my year, first year crucial course communications was changed. Instead of teaching technical skills, was taught about creativity. This made it difficult for following years. As a fresher, I struggled a lot and did not know where to seek help.
My advice to future students is: Make a lot of friends studying the same area so that you can help each other. The system for architecture is quite different from high school and most other university courses so you have to be good not only handling new things but also stress. You will want to quit at many points, but if you don't give up, you can make it through. Although few, there are good tutors who actually want to teach you so I hope you meet them.
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