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    UNSW chit chat thread 2017

    To the new faces; Welcome to UNSW !!!!!!!

    To the old faces (don't take it personally), welcome back to another year of awesomeness at UNSW !!!!!!!

    For those who don't know this thread serves as a general discussion thread for UNSW students. Please keep all the miscellaneous and off-topic conversation here as well as comments/queries/observations that don't warrant a new thread. While posts that would generally be considered spam elsewhere are tolerated in this thread, please note that this is not a substitute for Non-School.

    Have an awesome and successful year at UNSW this year, and stay cool !!!!

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    Jesus Christ, the price of textbooks
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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevebt123 View Post
    Jesus Christ, the price of textbooks
    Try getting them second hand. Facebook groups and noticeboards are your best friends.

    But make sure they are the edition that you will be using.

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    Or I always checked UNSW library before semester to get onto the textbooks early and renewed the crap out of them.
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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    Does anyone here drive to uni? How early do i have to get to uni to be able to get an all day parking spot on the side streets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drainbammage View Post
    Does anyone here drive to uni? How early do i have to get to uni to be able to get an all day parking spot on the side streets?
    7am for the best spots on high st and adjacent roads
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    PM if u want some cheap af comm books, may give discount if cag
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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    Which are the best fb groups to look for textbooks on?

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    Heeeeellllloooo everyone

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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    Does anyone actually use textbooks lol

    Most of my study came from sources outside the course resources

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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Queenroot View Post
    Does anyone actually use textbooks lol

    Most of my study came from sources outside the course resources
    Pdf 4 dayz.

    Also acct lecture trolld us and made us by a textbook otherwise no access to assessment tasks on the online platform
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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    Yeah I use textbooks because you could literally skip all lectures and tutes and go off lecture notes, tute questions and textbooks to get you through to good marks.

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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Queenroot View Post
    Does anyone actually use textbooks lol

    Most of my study came from sources outside the course resources
    I've had courses where there were open book assessments (i.e. you could bring in the textbook). You were not allowed to bring extra notes though, so printing off PDFs were not allowed.

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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    sup homies

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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    Anyone need FINS1613 textbook for semester 1? Mine is close to perfect condition and cheap :P

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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by photastic View Post
    Anyone need FINS1613 textbook for semester 1? Mine is close to perfect condition and cheap :P
    will beat this guy's price by $5
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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    How many first year scrubs are with me on this thread?
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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by leehuan View Post
    How many first year scrubs are with me on this thread?
    One right here already making lofty goals that are never going to be met
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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    To those who are doing FINS1613 this semester. Good news is Sean Maloney, the new lecturer in charge has followed Robert Tumarkin's steps with a few changes but I will briefly list the similarities and differences with last year cos why not. The comparison is more directed to those who have knowledge about this subject beforehand but high school leavers feel free to read or at least read the course outline which I have linked below.
    https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/Pro...nce_S12016.pdf

    Similarities:
    - In terms of lecturers, Robert Tumarkin will be the first lecturer so he will introduce to you to the course along with financial mathematics which you will definitely enjoy trust me.
    - Emma Zhang will retain her position being the second lecturer who will teach Bonds and Equity so good luck with her and this section since it is a difficult section.
    - MyFinance will still be implemented as part of the homework component so be sure to contact Maloney about this and you may or may not purchase it.
    - All weightings are identical to last year.
    - Cost of Capital will not be assessed in the quizzes.
    - Prescribed textbook remains exactly the same as last year so do not buy the textbook used in semester 2 (Dunno why the two semesters need to have different textbooks)

    Differences:
    - Emma Zhang will now teach investment decision rules which is fairly easy instead of Robert Tumarkin.
    - Sean Maloney will take over sections 3 and 4 rather than Robert, Emma and Donald so I don't know if this is a good sign but majority have said he is pretty good and no one can be as bad as Emma and Donald.
    - There will be TWO quizzes rather than 3 in 2015 and 4 in 2014. This I believe may make things difficult since the quiz 1 will have the first two sections in it except for investment decisions rules and quiz 2 will have investment decisions rules and capital budgeting which the first quiz in past years was pretty much a free 10% since it only assessed introduction and financial mathematics which is really easy.

    This subject is not hard but it is suggested that they will bump up the difficulty like they do every year.

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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by photastic View Post
    To those who are doing FINS1613 this semester. Good news is Sean Maloney, the new lecturer in charge has followed Robert Tumarkin's steps with a few changes but I will briefly list the similarities and differences with last year cos why not. The comparison is more directed to those who have knowledge about this subject beforehand but high school leavers feel free to read or at least read the course outline which I have linked below.
    https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/Pro...nce_S12016.pdf

    Similarities:
    - In terms of lecturers, Robert Tumarkin will be the first lecturer so he will introduce to you to the course along with financial mathematics which you will definitely enjoy trust me.
    - Emma Zhang will retain her position being the second lecturer who will teach Bonds and Equity so good luck with her and this section since it is a difficult section.
    - MyFinance will be still be implemented as part of the homework component so be sure to contact Maloney about this and you must purchase it.
    - All weightings are identical to last year.
    - Cost of Capital will not be assessed in the quizzes.
    - Prescribed textbook remains exactly the same as last year so do not buy the textbook used in semester 2 (Dunno why the two semesters need to have different textbooks)

    Differences:
    - Emma Zhang will now teach investment decision rules which is fairly easy instead of Robert Tumarkin.
    - Sean Maloney will take over sections 3 and 4 rather than Robert, Emma and Donald so I don't know if this is a good sign but majority have said he is pretty good and no one can be as bad as Emma and Donald.
    - There will be TWO quizzes rather than 3 in 2015 and 4 in 2014. This I believe may make things difficult since the quiz 1 will have the first two sections in it except for investment decisions rules and quiz 2 will have investment decisions rules and capital budgeting which the first quiz in past years was pretty much a free 10% since it only assessed introduction and financial mathematics which is really easy.

    This subject is not hard but it is suggested that they will bump up the difficulty like they do every year.
    You're a legend, Photastic. Thanks for the insights. Interesting to note that UNSW changed their mind and Anderson is in fact not lecturing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mreditor16 View Post
    You're a legend, Photastic. Thanks for the insights. Interesting to note that UNSW changed their mind and Anderson is in fact not lecturing.
    Or he prob ceebs like always.

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    Re: UNSW chit chat thread 2016

    Can someone explain general education to me? I couldn't find anything that explained what it is, only why its important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drainbammage View Post
    Can someone explain general education to me? I couldn't find anything that explained what it is, only why its important.
    They are courses outside of your degree designed to increase the breadth of your knowledge.

    http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/gene...education.html

    The list of approved gen ed courses: http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/vboo...dByFaculty.jsp

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    Quote Originally Posted by drainbammage View Post
    Can someone explain general education to me? I couldn't find anything that explained what it is, only why its important.
    So the government, the uni? thinks it's a good idea for people to be more well-rounded, a jack of all trades, that kind of thing. So for the people doing a degree from a single faculty (as opposed to people doing a double degree that spans across two faculties), they are asked to complete a certain numbers of units of credit of subjects provided by another faculty. So I come from the science faculty, and I did two gen eds (as required by my degree) in my final year of this degree, in the engineering and arts faculties. It's an opportunity to study something that you're interested in but haven't gotten the chance to study yet. Be careful that you don't get course electives and gen eds mixed up. There are gen eds provided by the faculty you are in, but if you take them, they would be considered as course electives and you won't fulfill your gen ed requirement.
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