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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicographer
    Hehe very true.

    So is Keen a girl? I didn't realise I don't know anything about...Keen.

    (Yes! Use of gender specific article averted!)
    Who're you calling a girl Lex!

    No 18yo from Central QLD in 2nd year med until proven otherwise (ahhh a bit of a worry wating for results, first wait is over tomorrow).
    Just relaxing for now, wasting time on the internet.

    The rest is a secret unless you ask and then we'll see.

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    Don't jump the gun there little lady, I was asking not calling!
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    i have 2 edit this list:

    sique - UNSW
    skywalker -UNSW
    inasero - Monash
    AKGumbi- Monash
    Superman- Monash
    eskimo- Monash
    keen - Adel
    +Po1ntDeXt3r+ - Adel

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    Wow, that's a strong Monash presence...do they all hate the place like you?
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    lol i dunno....but they sure dont have pride in it either....
    i guess its cos we havent been given an opportunity to feel as if we truly 'belong'

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    meh i can't even apply at monash ...
    inasero, do you feel that way because you're an interstate student or is it for the general student pop?

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    Well, I have a feeling it might not just be myself with these feelings. You see, when you're in high school, there's a fairly small population of students who you grow up with over six years and play sport with in the same teams so I guess you have a chance to 'belong'. Well the first thing you will notice in Uni is how big it is and the great diversity of people studying there. The fact of the matter is that Uni is a degree factory and they're just interested in pulling you through the conveyor belt and giving you a piece of paper at the end of a couple of years. So this confirms my personal maxim that being proud of an organization (like a school, or a uni, or even a country for that matter) is foolish since it's actually the people that you associate with.

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    Disclaimer: By the way you might think that displaying my uni logo in my signature might contradict what I just said, I merely put it there to let people know I study here :P

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    Hmm Wilson I don't corroborate your views on degree factory, not entirely. I find that (at UTS:Science at least) the academics are most interested in us understanding and maintaining an interest in our course content. For the people who teach me, what counts isn't that I get the marks, but that I care about what I'm doing.

    This to me reflects the true, ancient spirit of the University: a place were you go to learn simply because knowledge is a precious thing and learning is beautiful (I really hate agreeing with those hippies in the Student Assosciation, but they're right about this). Degree factory sounds more like what USyd is trying to do - exemplar gratia, Nursing is not profitable so they cut it loose.

    As for schools, there are plenty I know (mostly teachers) who refer to James Ruse as a UAI factory. I won't comment until Alvin has had a chance to set his case, but it's that kind of attitude that's screwing up education (combined with the commercialisation of just about everything). People have moved away from universities as a place to explore wisdom and towards a world where university = money (Business faculty? What a nightmare!).

    Very depressing thoughts.

    I think I'll clean my room now.
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    perhaps you've got the long end of the stick...but I maintain that for my uni at least, it's just a commercial venture. Research is a highly lucrative business, and unless the uni can make a couple of grand off some hapless internationals, its no use funding undergrad courses (e.g. hence the discontinuation of many arts subjects from next year onwards).

    I'm glad that your faculty have got it right though.

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    Hmm, I can't comment on Arts because I only know the Sydney unis - Everyone knows UNSW continues to offer Arts because it's profitable and they have strong international links, USyd is the traditional Arts uni and their faculty is very strong, while UTS doesn't even have an Arts faculty.

    Though I did get the impression that for the most part, Science faculties in general function in a way similar to my own. How administratively flexible they are is another matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inasero
    lol i dunno....but they sure dont have pride in it either....
    i guess its cos we havent been given an opportunity to feel as if we truly 'belong'
    Hey Willy, I do have pride in our uni and im sure the others do as well. I admit uni is diff to school in that it's larger and u seem more insignificant. But that doesnt have anything to do with pride. Monash is helping me (letting me) achieve my ultimate goal and for that i give ultimate respect to it. And secondly, Monash is internationally renowned, so why wouldnt i be proud to say that i go to Monash?
    Not having a go at u at all, but i jus feel that we shouldnt take some things for granted, that's all.
    Monash Med II

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    That may be the case with the uni as a whole, but I find Adelaide med is a great community amongst our year level and the years above us.
    I absolutely love it and I think it's the greatest thing about med, now I don't know whether you have this at Monash but it's well and truly alive in Adelaide.

    Cheers

    Keen

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    hmm UNSW would be similar to Monash perhaps, with lots of international students. hmmm
    does Adel have arts/med? [didn't find any ref. to it online]

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    No, it's just straight Med, we've got about 140 students with 40 of them international.
    But a good community.

    Keen

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    no we hav MBBS/Medsci..
    u could ask the dean directly for Arts/MBBS and technically since others grant it.. so should he..
    and it would be easier to get pts cos we start electives in yr 1.. if i recall lots of ppl just spend an extra summer or 2 and they qualify for arts too so in 6.5 yrs u could

    with ruse its a nice school.. yes it is a factory in a sense but then it is a selective school too that encourages other things besides academics ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by inasero
    i have 2 edit this list:

    sique - UNSW
    skywalker -UNSW
    inasero - Monash
    AKGumbi- Monash
    Superman- Monash
    eskimo- Monash
    keen - Adel
    +Po1ntDeXt3r+ - Adel
    wait i kno sique is a girl.. i can vouch for that mostly lolz shes goin to hit me.. and she hits hard
    but is anyone else?.. cos i think the rest of the med ppl here are guys..
    altho inasero and keen.. act lik girls

    altho.. med schools are only 33-45% boys :S.. this forum numbers are misleading..
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    lol whos acting like a girl? that is a very sexist way to talk about these bitches!

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    Aaiii
    thats is immature....
    but booyakasha! :P
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    Hehe now you're revealing names in your sig quotes?

    I could have fun with that.
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    Hi everyone!
    I'm new at writing on these forum things...but I have a burning question.
    I am applying for medicine at UNSW and Newcastle, with UNSW as my first preference. I have heard that if you put any med school as your second preference, then you won't get in. I'm am not sure what kind of range my UAI will lie in in comparison to my UMAT scores, so I am worried about whether I will get into UNSW. Does anyone know if I can still get at interview at Newcastle if I don't get into UNSW? Or will my "second-preferencing" it ruined any chance?
    Thanks,

    Sam
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    AFAIK it doesn't matter.

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    who told you that?!

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    Dallas said something similar - i.e UNCLE will know that they are your second preference and that might influence their decision to take you on.
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    I heard that they dont know your uac preferences.

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