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University of Western Sydney (UWS)

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4.08 / 5 based on 30 reviews
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klauckl
University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
University of Western Sydney
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I was able to sustain a conversation before I arrived but i was a bit shy and not sure of myself. but now it's really easier. I also now understand various accent because of the various nationalities represented in the uni. I feel more confortable chatting with people.
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klauckl
University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
University of Western Sydney
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Nightlife in sydney is cheaper than in Paris. Also it's more about house party or dinner at home with some friends in sydney.
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Travel, Food, Housing, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Not really
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klauckl
University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
University of Western Sydney
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Make sure that the level of the course is adapted to what you have already studied before. I had one course that I already studied 2 years ago so i was bored during this class
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
Maybe less multiple choices exams and more essays relating what we learned and how we would apply that in the real life.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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klauckl
University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
University of Western Sydney
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known that my uni was 40 minutes away from the center and that it was hard also to meet locals.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It is a good uni even if people say it's not a really good one. It's important to choose very carefully the courses you want to study and then it will be very interesting. Talk to people to know more about the courses.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Australia is a great country, if you wanna travel for a cheap price you need to check the backpackers magazines and choose some destination. I recommend the great barrer reef, the red center and the great ocean road and Frasier Island. Try to meet people early in order to save accomodation cost when you travel. Check travel website for cheap airflights.
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klauckl
University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
University of Western Sydney
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
My favorite night and day spot actually is Darling Harbour. A lot of very nice cafés and restaurants and bars ( cargo bar is the best), beautiful view. Also Bondi Beach is really nice, the walk between Bondi and Bronte is great in the morning and even better with a brunch in this french café La Plage in bronte beach. Watson Bay is beautiful with a view on the city and on the ocean this other side.
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klauckl
University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
University of Western Sydney
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because I really enjoyed living in the city. The campus was 40 minutes away from the center. I was also better to meet people and enjoy the sydney's life
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Theyn were pretty far from my campus and really far from the center. Also I was 24 when I was there and the majority of students on campus were younger.
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