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    When are you deciding on which University?

    When did or when are you going to decide which university you are going to?

    • Did you know before you went into year 12?
    • Decide during your 12?
    • Or are you going to decide after you get you marks?


    Leave your comments below and share with us where you got your info from and how you went about/would be making this choice.
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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    UNSW I knew from like year 9 when I wanted to do medicine plus the open day reaffirmed it - it's a great uni
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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    Still deciding during year 12

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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bored of Studies View Post
    When did or when are you going to decide which university you are going to?

    • Did you know before you went into year 12?
    • Decide during your 12?
    • Or are you going to decide after you get you marks?


    Leave your comments below and share with us where you got your info from and how you went about/would be making this choice.
    I went to camps/conferences hosted by both USyd and UNSW (e.g. women in engineering camp, project management camp, b.inspiring technology conferences, Girls Programming Network, HS1917 course) and I already had a pretty good idea of which Uni since year 10. Oh, and I also became influenced by friends in older grades who are currently at UNSW!!!!

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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    I decided that I was going to do Physiotherapy in year 10.
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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    UNSW I knew from like year 9 when I wanted to do medicine plus the open day reaffirmed it - it's a great uni
    i thought you wanted to do engo or actl?
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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathew587 View Post
    i thought you wanted to do engo or actl?
    Well medicine first but I'm not assuming a good chance of getting in so either actuarial or software engineering
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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    When I was young, I always wanted to help people as a main goal in life. Psychology was something that I had looked into and I aimed to become a Psychologist. Having researched in year 9, how difficult it was to become a Counsellor (Honours + Masters + Training) and the job prospects, I decided against my will to do something that would finanically support me, where I would be well off in the long run with hard work to do something where I can help people, volunteering social work etc. So I looked into Law/Commerce and there started my dream to work in Corporate Finance or Sales and Trading to earn a high compensation. I knew it was very competitive so I decided to create good study habits and going to the library a lot to study. In my spare time, I would do a lot of research on markets, since I did have a huge interest in finance and law having invested in cryptos early on. However, I knew my end goal was not to become a managing director at some investment bank (i know), but to have my work to help other people, where I know I can be able to financially support myself while doing what I love.

    I discovered UMAT in year 10 and I never even considered it. But having discovered Psychiatry, it was a pathway I was interested in, similar to Counselling. So I have medicine to consider now.

    If I have to choose between Commerce/Law and Medicine, it would be quite difficult. I have invested a lot in Finance, having experience in accounting/finance related roles in high school. Even the subjects I'm doing for my HSC would assume that I would do some business related degree in University. However, medicine is a path that is quite secure and I would be able to wake up every day to help people in need. Both are good pathways but in the end, I'll probably end up doing Commerce/Law. In a way, I hope my UMAT is shit so I don't regret and have less decisions to make.

    Tl;dr = Comm/Law > Psychiatry
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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    Back in year 10 our school went on an open day trip to UTS. First time there and I was just amazed with how everything looked. I pretty much said to myself since then that I'd love to be in this uni, and here I am.

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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    I knew I wanted to do Mining Engineering before I went to Year 12
    But in Year 12 I feel like it might not be the best thing in the world
    Now I am considering PR or HR
    Will make a final call when I get my ATAR where I fit into.

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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    For me, I've always been interested in science, particularly the environmental sustainble side of it. However, I loathed physics (and still do). So that ruled out engineering. What major I really didn't know until year 12/1st sem Uni - chem, environmental studies, geography and biochem were all on the cards at some point.

    I went to a lot of open days in year 10, and found Sydney to be a bit "dead" compared to UNSW more vibrant open day. I guess you could say the vibe was better at UNSW or something. Transport there was never an issue for me though, I think it's more important to consider if you like the campus and your degree over transport, which in the whole scheme of things, is a fairly minor issue, no matter how much Sydney people like to rub the "no 891 bus line for me" in our faces.

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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    I didn't like UNSW, and USYD was ok.
    So I have ended up at UOW. Free buses, and only 20 minutes max to get to uni (because I live in town).
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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    I really wanted to do space engineering/adv math at sydney but I didnt do as well in my finals as I hoped. However I got an early offer into combined actuarial studies at unsw which I would never accept due to personal reasons, but it definately made me consider actuarial studies. I ended up picking it at Macquarie since it had areas of interest I liked/could manage it without moving out of home and the reputation.

    Buuuut, things happen for a reaosn. Uni is awsome defs doing the right degree. I would say plan ahead but stuff happens
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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    I like math, and I want to study math. Hence, I'll probably do the Dalyell Scholar's Advanced Science course at USYD and major in math, though I'll probably end up double majoring in physics as well. I also have space engo as my second preference, because that's awesome, but I think I'll go with the former option. I decided what I wanted to study in year 9/10, and from there it's just the specifics that have been updated one by one.
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    Re: When are you deciding on which University?

    Quote Originally Posted by BenHowe View Post
    I really wanted to do space engineering/adv math at sydney but I didnt do as well in my finals as I hoped. However I got an early offer into combined actuarial studies at unsw which I would never accept due to personal reasons, but it definately made me consider actuarial studies. I ended up picking it at Macquarie since it had areas of interest I liked/could manage it without moving out of home and the reputation.

    Buuuut, things happen for a reaosn. Uni is awsome defs doing the right degree. I would say plan ahead but stuff happens
    How'd you get an early offer into actuary?
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