I find Uni.. My overall experience at UNSW has been a pleasant one. Being mid-way through my degree, I have learnt a lot both academically and personally. UNSW has been a great source for making me learn more and appreciate the great Australian values and culture. Ideas of liberty, equality and democracy (things that I personally very highly value) are very prevalent throughout UNSW and I've come across many like-minded individuals allowing me better myself as a person. These factors overall, along with previously mentioned factors, have made my experience at UNSW a great one.
Positives: Firstly, UNSW is one of the highest ranked universities in Australia and is even very well respected globally. Being ranked in top 20 universities for Business Studies and Commerce world wide is the main reason why I had chosen to study at UNSW. From an academic point of view, I think UNSW is a great uni: the context taught in classes are very relevant and up to date which helps students prepare well for their careers. Additionally, I believe the staff (lecturers and tutors) employed at UNSW are of the best standard in terms of teaching. From my experience, my teachers have always facilitated a great learning environment, encouraging participation and active learning. My previous and current lecturers have always shown that they are extremely knowledgable in their field and have always succeeded in allowing me to fully understand key concepts which has enhanced my learning experiences immensely.
Negatives: Social life aspect and cultural diversity at UNSW could use some improvements. To be honest, the balance between academics and social could be enhanced. But to be fair, that is something to be expected from universities who are so well ranked and well respected: their academic standards are high hence why their degrees are valued by employers. Nonetheless, I believe there is still room to improve this balance. I'd recommend initiating more social events throughout the year as well as enrolling students from a wider range of backgrounds to allow a diverse ethnic and cultural learning environment.
My advice to future students is: If academics and your future career are your main priorities, then UNSW is an excellent university for you. The degree you gain from UNSW will add immense value to your career and will make you stand out in the eyes of employers. But what I didn't know before hand that I do now is that UNSW will demand handwork and dedication. The studies are not a walk in the park, but well worth it. Additionally, I'd highly recommend living on campus if that's in your options. The UNSW campus is very clean, modern and safe. Getting to class for me is very easy and the facilities offered by UNSW are excellent.
I find Uni.. It was a fantastic time that I wouldn’t trade.
Positives: The community feeling on campus and that you were given the opportunity to mix with similar minded people in different societies.
Negatives: It’s very hard to get to.
My advice to future students is: It doesn’t matter nowadays on what course you do, skills are transferable in industries but it’s great to get technical skills for technical roles.
Positives: The professors and tutors generally are very good (much better than the professors in Finance but finance has very good tutors too), they are responsible and helpful outside of office hours. It has a variety of courses/areas that you can choose from and that could provide a solid foundation for someone who's interested in pursuing a career in Economics
Negatives: The course itself is very mathematical-based, except for one course that I have done which was for Economics history. Sometime it's too focused on mathematics and students who are not very good at quantitative analysis could be struggling
My advice to future students is: I think it's important to prepare yourself for the mathematical/statistical content of the course. Study hard for the level 1 maths/stats course as you will need the skill-set for higher level course. Also, take some time to meet the professors in their consultation hours as it can be a massive help when it comes to assignments
Positives: I get to study courses from other faculty as well, and i feel that tutors of the courses can really help me with my problem encountered when doing the course.
Negatives: Too much workloads
My advice to future students is: Plan your courses wisely.
Like not to enroll in the courses which 4 of them have exams
Positives: 1. Challenging
2. Lots of people in the course
3. Interesting material
Negatives: 1. People cant communicate
2. Lecturers arent that good
3. You end up teaching majority of the work to yourself
My advice to future students is: Study hard but dont worry to much about the lecturers as majority of testing is based off tutorial work which had little connection to lectures
Positives: Flexible time table
Negatives: Course load requires extensive put of uni hors
My advice to future students is: Study hard from year 1
Positives: Getting a global perspective and cross-cultural experience
Negatives: Less focusing on practical thinking
My advice to future students is: Try to be independent thinker based on the experience gotten from the program
Positives: The lecturer was great! The course structure was really good (exams and case work was nicely spread out). The grading was very fair and hard work was rewarded by the lecturer
Negatives: Time management was a bit challenging especially when groups members don't participate
My advice to future students is: Take the class with people you know so you can have trustworthy group members that will pitch in. Manage your time so that you have enough time to study for the final since it takes place during the final week of uni
Positives: Deeper understanding of microeconomics
Negatives: Lack of detailed explanation and personalised study methods, it felt a bit dry
My advice to future students is: Study
Positives: It is a very well taught course that delves into many details
Negatives: the social life on campus
My advice to future students is: to research things themselves!
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