Currently, I’m in my second year studying Accounting and Finance. At the beginning of last year, I was worried about my chosen course and second-guessing my choice of university. However, I think now I’m at the right place where I’m supposed to be and happy with my decision. Read on to find out why I chose University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
1. City Location
While I despise waking up early in the morning to get to class on time, I have to admit that it’s worth it. UTS is located in the city so I’m close to all my friends that go to other universities at UTS, USYD, Curtin University, UNSW, Wollongong University and etc. Train rides in the morning and afternoon are always incredibly relaxing and calm. Unlike other city unis, our closest train station is only a short walk away–no need to wait for shuttle buses to drop you off! Not to mention, there are so many cool cafe and food places in the city–especially for gelato and $10-all-you-can-eat Korean Barbeque Buffet–to go before and after classes. Also, whenever there are events happening in the city, like New Year’s Eve, for example, you can easily go there to hang out with your friends and have great experiences together!
2. Practical, industry-relevant Assessments
As a business student, a majority of our coursework involves academic debates and discussions of real world issues relating to economics, investment, accounting treatment etc. as well as internship opportunity with local companies. All of the assignment learned within our short semesters is incredibly relevant to our respective majors and careers paths and prepares us for real world situations.
3. Events, Networking and Work Experience
UTS has so many fantastic societies, work opportunities, volunteering events and networking sessions available to everyone on campus to go to. For example, our uni publication Vertigo allows anyone with talent to contribute to their magazine, allowing people to develop their portfolio. There are also opportunities to be an exchange student for a semester (one of my friends is travelling to Tokyo during the Spring session–how great is that?!).
4. Lecturers, Tutors and Classmates
I never feel like I’m in high school when I’m in my lectures or tutorials because these guys always make sure to treat everyone as their peers and academic equals when possible. Also, everyone talks in class and always has an opinion to contribute to the class, making every tutorial interesting. It’s definitely not like in high school where the majority of the class would be silent and I’m definitely never bored in tutorials.
5. The Atmosphere and Space
Despite the fact that I’m not an IT student, I spend a good chunk of my time in the IT building at UTS. It’s calm, quiet and easy to study in without distractions. The atmosphere is relaxing, almost feels like home. The lawn outside the main building is also a great hang out spot, whether it’s by yourself bathing in the sunlight or with your friends lounging on the grass during breaks. Another benefit is that there are elevators in most of the buildings across campus and not that many stairs. Not only is the atmosphere relaxing and calm, it’s also not exhausting to get everywhere (unless you have classes all across campus in which case you will be tired no matter what).
6. Casino, cafe and pub within 5min reach
This is definitely not going to be favorable to the parent but it’s fun as a student studying in UTS. Sometimes when you get really stressful to deal with work, study and living life in Australia, try go out to have a beer moment with your friends or party. Perhaps some of the random people you met in the pub could be your millionaire business partner one day.
Depending on what course you’re studying, what job you want to have in the future as well as where you live, the uni that is the best one for you to go to is ultimately going to be different from me and everyone else. The most important thing is that you’re happy!
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A freelance writer, graduated from Curtin University, specialises in commercial writing, love travel and enjoy walking on the beach, Michelle also feeds on Psychology and will give away just about anything to cuddle with furry felines.