UNSW Sydney reviews

(4.01) 107 reviews

UNSW Sydney ratings

Average ratings based on 107 reviews
Overall Rating
4.01
Job Prospects
3.86
Teachers
4.00
Course Work
4.18
Time Worthy
3.81
Money Worthy
3.73
Friend Test
4.11
Support
4.00
Facilities
4.08
Industry Contacts
3.55

A little bit more about UNSW

The main campus of UNSW (University of New South Wales) is in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. They have another campus for Arts and Design in Paddington, Sydney and the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) which is a postgraduate management and business school that is part of the UNSW Business School.

We have a range of UNSW reviews from students across topics such as Science, Health (including Medicine), Business & Commerce, Arts, Engineering, IT and Sciences.

Here's some advice and tips based on the UNSW students reviews we've received:
Make sure you research the degree and major you definitely want to do;
The library has a huge availability of study resources;
Speak to and ask Q's of the lecturers - they may have the ability to put you in touch with the industry;
Join Communities and student groups are a great way to network and make friends;
Study in groups can help;
Try to get a placement and gain experience while you study;
Make use of Uni resources like Moodle, library access & Blackboard;
Study hard in the first year or so when subjects are easy and high marks are easy to achieve;
Don't fall behind in your studies, it's hard to make up.

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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.

Completed in 2015

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