Chem is awesome. The lecture's are down to earth and understanding and fantastic teachers. Mark Ellison in particular, that man is a God. In terms of research, i'm not sure but there should be quite a bit of infomation on the ANU chem website about research projects. But if you want to go into...
You dont sound arrogant or like a moron. :)
I think the problem is your comparing yourself to others so it makes your achievements look like nothing.
You got the course you wanted thats all that matters.
um ok seeing as this thread has gone to the dogs....
Can i ask some stupid questions?
The one billion dollars pledged in aid to Indonesia, does it go directly to the gov?
Does Australia oversee what they spend the money on?
Is the aid currency or supplies?
Because cant the indonesian gov...
Write a letter to the Asian studies/arts faculties and state the reasons why you want to do the course. Then as addymac said go in person and beg.
The worst that could happen is you transfer after a semester on a credit/pass average. Keep ya chin up :)