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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    lol.. wats wrong with glassy.. did u get rejected at the entrance ? :rofl:

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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Quote Originally Posted by sando
    lol.. wats wrong with glassy.. did u get rejected at the entrance ? :rofl:
    I do agree though, never was much of a fan of the glassy.... I prefer Cooneys or the Nth Gong (Although I liked the old Nth Gong where you could come straight from the beach and be allowed in, not these days with that stupid cocktail bar and dress code).
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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    yeh Coonies is alright because it has a heaps young crowd.. but the place is a bit seedy dont ya reckon ?

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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Quote Originally Posted by sando
    lol.. wats wrong with glassy.. did u get rejected at the entrance ? :rofl:
    Everything is wrong with glasshouse. :rofl: You crack me up.

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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Nth Gong is superior to everywhere else. Cooneys and Glassy are way too metro for my liking.

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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Nth Gong has definitely deteriorated since the renovations. The best place in Wollongong used to be the old UOW Unibar, now that place rocked the socks off anything else in the area... but then they decided to build some fancy new 'architectually designed' bar with dangerous overheating bbqs and a stupid profit sharing agreement meaning prices rise every year due to who is on the unibar board.
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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raiks
    The best place in Wollongong used to be the old UOW Unibar. . . . but a stupid profit sharing agreement meaning prices rise every year due to who is on the unibar board.
    Yeah! I dont have much time or money for going out now. It seems everything costs so much now... parking, movies, food, even the fines. Just about all my friends have a pt job just to be able to survive now. I am looking for a job too.

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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Quote Originally Posted by zen444
    Yeah! I dont have much time or money for going out now. It seems everything costs so much now... parking, movies, food, even the fines. Just about all my friends have a pt job just to be able to survive now. I am looking for a job too.
    I don't think you'll ever understand where I'm truly coming from until you witness over 5 years the price of your stock unibar meal rise from $4.80 to $7.20... and that's not including the drinks which is another $100 over the uni week.
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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    they do have good food at the unibar though

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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Is it safe for UOW Accommodation?

    My parents say UOW is not really safe. There are many "Thiefs" (Securities and students) around the University....I have no idea about that. As a result, they are so worried about me.

    They also guess I will lose all Property within a month.
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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Quote Originally Posted by kennychan222
    Is it safe for UOW Accommodation?

    My parents say UOW is not really safe. There are many "Thiefs" (Securities and students) around the University....I have no idea about that. As a result, they are so worried about me.

    They also guess I will lose all Property within a month.
    dont worry there is always the chinese wannabe mafia gang around there that you can join

    and yes Wollongong sux, no one goes there unless they are forced to. you should of went to sydney or uts or MQ.

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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doomah
    dont worry there is always the chinese wannabe mafia gang around there that you can join

    and yes Wollongong sux, no one goes there unless they are forced to. you should of went to sydney or uts or MQ.
    Or they're from Wollongong and are too lazy (and too smart) to commute to Sydney everyday (and smart enough not to have to work a fulltime job while they go to uni, either ).

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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Quote Originally Posted by kennychan222
    Is it safe for UOW Accommodation?

    My parents say UOW is not really safe. There are many "Thiefs" (Securities and students) around the University....I have no idea about that. As a result, they are so worried about me.

    They also guess I will lose all Property within a month.
    Seriously is this a joke?? Post things which dont sound stupid next time, why dont u go to uow for a week and see if you get raped or whatever and then say that its unsafe.......so far i have had no problems at all. You arent the only one Kenny thats going to uow or uni for that matter, i think ur over excited about gettin into uni.
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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Quote Originally Posted by poloktim
    Or they're from Wollongong and are too lazy (and too smart) to commute to Sydney everyday (and smart enough not to have to work a fulltime job while they go to uni, either ).
    well local student have an excuse, any other students dont.

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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doomah
    well local student have an excuse, any other students dont.
    do you even go to uow??

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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kebabci Oglu
    do you even go to uow??
    if i did i wouldnt admit to it

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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doomah
    well local student have an excuse, any other students dont.
    I don't live in Wollongong but it still takes me less time to get to UOW than to any other uni.
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    Smile Re: What are people at UOW like?

    your parents say UOW is not safe? everywhere is like that though its up to u to have the common sense. 40grand a year to board at melbourne grammer, and yet the boys still steal stuff. sharing accommodation. be realistic, ballarat grammer my friends have clothes go missing all the time, and it happens to ppl who lend or leave their stuff. so i wouldnt single out UOW for the reason of theift. i hear its in high demand and alot of ppl attend it, so im sure someone will take ur spot if ur not keen
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    :kiss lmaoo i want 2 go to Wollongong coz hot surfaces there lol
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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    what are people at uow like?
    to be honest? snobs.
    social scene in wollongong is shit. people are way too anti social here. the only real thing to do is hit the clubs and get pissed half the week.


    picture a small town, thats overpopulated, shitty living costs, very few jobs, lots of junkies/assholes and a long dole queue. You dont wanna live here mate. this place is a shithole. back out while you can and try queensland or melbourne. trust me

    EDIT: getting work in wollongong is very cutthroat especially for students. if you go to uni and have a proper job you are lucky. otherwise you are competing with tons of other people for low underpaid jobs.
    think about it. people who hire in this town know there are a lot of people out there who practically stress their arses off to find a job because its rare. so they take advantage and give you the shittest pay possible.
    compare just about any job here, to the same position up sydney way or anywhere north where there are more jobs. I guarantee you they pay shitloads more up north. too many tightasses in the gong. Too many businesses here also have illegal or unfair work practices so beware! they either pay you at a shit rate and pocket your penalty rates, or they try to scam you by giving young people "training shifts" and not paying them for it then dismissing them after they are no longer needed making an excuse saying they have enough staff. I wouldnt really bother with "work experience" it gets you nowhere.

    get out while you still can! wollongong is a dead end shithole. there is no future for anyone in this town. RUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNN!
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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Very multicultural like all campuses. Probably 50% internationals, bulk of which are from China.

    Culture-wise (I've studied or taught at 9 unis in the past 6 years), quite laid back. Decent standards but not especially bright students on average (in business anyway). It's classed as a tier 2 uni and that sounds about right. So you'd notice a huge difference compared to going to UNSW, and on the flipside a big difference to Western Sydney.

    Generally I found Wollongong a place devoid of people with big ambitions. Quite a small town mentality.

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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    Quote Originally Posted by lalibertad View Post
    Very multicultural like all campuses. Probably 50% internationals, bulk of which are from China.

    Culture-wise (I've studied or taught at 9 unis in the past 6 years), quite laid back. Decent standards but not especially bright students on average (in business anyway). It's classed as a tier 2 uni and that sounds about right. So you'd notice a huge difference compared to going to UNSW, and on the flipside a big difference to Western Sydney.

    Generally I found Wollongong a place devoid of people with big ambitions. Quite a small town mentality.
    How would you say UOW is different to WSU, and I suppose UNSW?
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    The people at UOW are lovely, but I may be biased
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    Re: What are people at UOW like?

    I'm going to UOW next year, and so far every person I've encountered at Wollongong has been really nice. I think it's a lovely city, I can't wait to live there. I don't understand why so many people on this thread claim Wollongong is a 'shithole', nowhere is perfect. Wollongong sure as a lot more to offer than where I come from...
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