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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    I have a feeling that it "appears" there are so many asians for a few reasons (I probably won't have covered them all).

    - lots of selective school people --> local asians, on top of the internationals
    - the internationals live close by and actually go to class. You can bet after a few weeks the no. of white ppl absent will rise dramatically when they realise class is boring and skip it.

    Fobs are bad for groupwork...hence make friends and plan your timetable carefully, or avoid subjects that involve groupwork.

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    - The fact that I'm the only non-asian in my acct 3a class including the tutor.
    - Biomed lectures.. too far away+AC is shit
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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Quote Originally Posted by o.bi.sess
    How I got mistaken for an International Student when I wasn't even wearing the weird outfits/high heels the int. female students wear. Do I have a sticker on my forehead that screams "International Newbie" or something?

    Fuck man, even I'm starting to get annoyed at the sheer amount of asians and their (sometimes) lack of basic manners/courtsey. Is it possible to be racist towards your own race?

    Yes. It is.

    I thought I was mentally prepared for the density of Asians... but wow!

    I found it hard to make friends as a newbie because Asians just hang within their little groups.

    & non-asians are nowhere to be seen. O_o

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    The only thing I hate about UNSW atm, is that the food sold there is unaffordable.

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the retarded 12 week semesters. And the fact we have a 2 day stuvac, weekend exams and a midsem break after wk 2 when we just got back from holiday.

    The fucking stairs-i can hear my ears popping due to the change in altitude.

    Why are people complaining just about the non-english speaking students? What about the teachers who hold our education in their hands, yet can not pass any knowledge on due to their inability to speak the language (*cough school of finance *cough)

    Although i have to say, apart from the understandable fustration in communicating with international students, there's no reason for this asian bashing. Especially by fellow asians.

    Please, get over your inferiority complex.

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Quote Originally Posted by Starcraftmazter
    The only thing I hate about UNSW atm, is that the food sold there is unaffordable.
    The prices are double or triple their shopping mall equivalent.

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    An international student today said I don't seem local...even though I have blonde hair and speak with an Australian accent. Hmmm...It's really hard to understand what they are saying and I feel pretty bad asking them to repeat themselves. I know how hard it is for them to learn English though...
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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Woah...ease up on the internationals.... Generally speaking, they're some of the friendliest people you'll meet - they don't have all that much choice cos they're unlikely to know many people

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    they're snobs.
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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    almost everything

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Basically. And this is bad to categorise them as such but, the snobs are the ones from HK. The rude ones are Indonesian. The nicest (and most helpful) you'll ever meet are the Singaporeans.

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Quote Originally Posted by FeelBare
    Basically. And this is bad to categorise them as such but, the snobs are the ones from HK. The rude ones are Indonesian. The nicest (and most helpful) you'll ever meet are the Singaporeans.
    meh, they all seem the same to me.

    Everyone (asians inlcluded) ive met has been very very kind.

    FOBS? Havent seen a single one :S (I think)

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    lol i feel weird at nsw. I think asians have the comfort zone there. But maybe it's coz it's only the first week.

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    [quote=acmilan- People that cut in line for bus queues
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    So true, Like yesterday some Male Blonde Haired ponytailed 40year old idiot who hadnt shaved for 10 years and has clearly wasted his life ran past like a hundred people (literally) and jumped onto one of the buses...

    Pathetic.

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Quote Originally Posted by Omium
    FOBS? Havent seen a single one :S (I think)
    is this a joke?

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Quote Originally Posted by mitsui
    Yes. It is.

    I thought I was mentally prepared for the density of Asians... but wow!

    I found it hard to make friends as a newbie because Asians just hang within their little groups.

    & non-asians are nowhere to be seen. O_o

    I think I will start jigging from next week as well.
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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    It's great being Asian at unsw.

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Quote Originally Posted by uhawww
    It's great being Asian at unsw.
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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Quote Originally Posted by Avanti
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the retarded 12 week semesters. And the fact we have a 2 day stuvac, weekend exams and a midsem break after wk 2 when we just got back from holiday.
    Tbh the 12 week semesters are the only thing i like atm. I'm all for one less month at uni a year. Last I checked stuvac is exactly as long as it always is, exams always started on the thursday after final week of semester, and from what i remember seeing on the academic calendar, this year is exactly the same. Mid semester after week 2 sucks, but not much they can do about it because its the easter break, same thing happened a few years ago.

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Quote Originally Posted by uhawww
    It's great being Asian at unsw.
    not really

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    gotta love the fobbishness la~
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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Actually I'll throw in some support for the international students because all the ones I've met have been very nice. I've also done a bit of volunteering on campus and I can tell you that the majority of the volunteers are international students.

    What annoys me:

    - Why are the 891/895 buses going outside near NIDA now? Is this permanent? It's a bit of a walk
    - Midsession break in week 3
    - The congestion near the express buses on Eddy Ave around 8-9am is just ridiculous
    - Roundhouse simply isn't a very nice bar
    - Reiterating 'campus built on a hill...'
    - Traveling times
    - Whilst like I said the international students all seem to be very nice, the ethnic disparity, especially in commerce faculty, is somewhat disturbing
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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Quote Originally Posted by sarevok
    Actually I'll throw in some support for the international students because all the ones I've met have been very nice. I've also done a bit of volunteering on campus and I can tell you that the majority of the volunteers are international students.

    What annoys me:

    - Why are the 891/895 buses going outside near NIDA now? Is this permanent? It's a bit of a walk
    - Midsession break in week 3
    - The congestion near the express buses on Eddy Ave around 8-9am is just ridiculous
    - Roundhouse simply isn't a very nice bar
    - Reiterating 'campus built on a hill...'
    - Traveling times
    - Whilst like I said the international students all seem to be very nice, the ethnic disparity, especially in commerce faculty, is somewhat disturbing
    politik has said this somewhere before, its not the international students who piss every1 off, its the locals who have their bboy societies and breakdance on the main walkway

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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Favouring of policy which enhances financial income over quality of education and student life, e.g.:

    - Shortening semesters in order to fit in more summer courses (i.e. more $$)

    - Placing a general blackban on most of the small (< 20 people) seminar courses in the arts fac because of the 'low' student:teacher ratio

    - Increasing the number of medical students each year despite overstepping the student capacity of the lecture theatres (Quote: "Due to the large number of students in phase 1, the CLB7 lecture theatre cannot accommodate all students safely. In order to alleviate this problem, when lectures are scheduled in CLB7, the CLB8 lecture theatre will also be used. The lecture will be broadcast to both lecture theatres.")

    - Cutting out arts majors and entire arts schools (or rather, combining them - they now have a school of History, Philosophy & Phil of Science)

    - Letting go of junior lecturing staff (or refusing to put them on contracts longer than 6 months) without hiring new ones and then expecting senior staff to cover their work load without an increase in pay.

    - And on and on...
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    Re: What you hate about UNSW

    Quote Originally Posted by Avanti
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the retarded 12 week semesters. And the fact we have a 2 day stuvac, weekend exams and a midsem break after wk 2 when we just got back from holiday.

    The fucking stairs-i can hear my ears popping due to the change in altitude.

    Why are people complaining just about the non-english speaking students? What about the teachers who hold our education in their hands, yet can not pass any knowledge on due to their inability to speak the language (*cough school of finance *cough)

    Although i have to say, apart from the understandable fustration in communicating with international students, there's no reason for this asian bashing. Especially by fellow asians.

    Please, get over your inferiority complex.
    yeah i agree.

    there aren't that many international students in my tuts this semester.

    as long as u are able to communicate with ppl who cares whether they are asian/other race or not.

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