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    What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Hey guys im currently in year 12 and like many, planning on going to university.
    Does anyone have any tips or anything they wish they knew before making the transition?

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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    i answered a very familiar thread today

    read that

    and read my gguide to UNSW if you plan on going there

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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    I'm assuming you also have specific questions why not just ask

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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Be very self-disciplined, your results can slip faster than you can realise if you enjoy the freedom of uni too much, and make meaningful friends-don't force friendships in first year

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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Don't fully focus yourself on uni as its a means to an end.

    If you dont plan to graduate in the top 5 of your class you should be networking within your industry and constantly looking for experience. If not you'll struggle.
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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Also if you want to go into business or IT look into after school traineeships now as youre too late for cadetships and coops.
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    I wish I didn't stress as much @ HSC, total waste of energy
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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by KingOfActing View Post
    I wish I didn't stress as much @ HSC, total waste of energy
    what bs is this... I thought you didn't even study that much during HSC. like you seemed to have spent half the year chilling and sleeping according to your timetable somewhere on BoS...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathew587 View Post
    what bs is this... I thought you didn't even study that much during HSC. like you seemed to have spent half the year chilling and sleeping according to your timetable somewhere on BoS...
    Just because I wasn't studying doesn't mean I wasn't stressing It wasn't so much stressing over marks and studying, it was more like "oh shit I gotta get into uni and my life is about to change completely and wtf i don't know how to handle this"

    protip: life isn't ending and hsc is very forgettable
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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    I wish there were options other than uni and if it was a bit more flexiable
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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    I wish there were options other than uni and if it was a bit more flexiable
    yeh it's called tafe lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cena123 View Post
    yeh it's called tafe lmao
    yeah like tafe, full time work, trade, military, gap year, etc
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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Read the degree rules and restrictions religiously.

    I ended up having to take 3 extra senior Arts units due to me accidentally not reading a particular word in my degree rules. But a lot of people suffer hell of a lot more from not properly taking the time to read.

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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    be prepared to be a smoker/alcoholic/druggo to succeed



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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by sida1049 View Post
    Read the degree rules and restrictions religiously.

    I ended up having to take 3 extra senior Arts units due to me accidentally not reading a particular word in my degree rules. But a lot of people suffer hell of a lot more from not properly taking the time to read.
    What is this degree rules and restrictions? Where do you find it?

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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflek View Post
    What is this degree rules and restrictions? Where do you find it?
    At UNSW you just check the handbook, it has all the information, not sure about other unis




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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Sometime in the first year, may be wise to get career's advice for structuring your program of study so that you don't have to end up taking an extra semester or two.
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    that buying cosmetic surgery is more useful than a degree ever could be

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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by cosmo 2 View Post
    that buying cosmetic surgery is more useful than a degree ever could be
    looking like plastic aint gonna get u a job m8
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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Most people will normally worry about job availabilities once they graduate (especially if you're in science), but this advice is mainly for education students. Do not worry AT ALL because from the placements you'll be doing during your undergraduate and maybe postgraduate if you continue, it will not be hard to find a job. If you still want to get experience elsewhere then volunteer on campus or wherever you want, but don't worry too much about buffing your resume when it'll actually be filled without you even realising.

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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflek View Post
    What is this degree rules and restrictions? Where do you find it?
    I found mine through Googling, lol. Here is mine, for example. I found the 'requirements for the award' to be the most important section, because it tells you exactly what kind of units you need to take, and how many.

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    plastic man

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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathew587 View Post
    looking like plastic aint gonna get u a job m8
    oh yes it will

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    Re: What you wish you knew before starting UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGas View Post
    Most people will normally worry about job availabilities once they graduate (especially if you're in science), but this advice is mainly for education students. Do not worry AT ALL because from the placements you'll be doing during your undergraduate and maybe postgraduate if you continue, it will not be hard to find a job. If you still want to get experience elsewhere then volunteer on campus or wherever you want, but don't worry too much about buffing your resume when it'll actually be filled without you even realising.
    lol casual work itself is ez as fuck to get



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