There is a large selection of Universities to choose in Australia, 39 in fact. So with such a large selection to choose from, how do we choose one?
You must bear some questions yourself when choosing a University. Below are 7 steps to consider when choosing a University:
1. Does it have the teaching resources that you want? How large are the groups in the tutorials or lectures? Some universities have lower class numbers, making for a more personal learning experience.
2. What kind of career services does it have in order to successfully land a job after study? What portion of its previous students have landed a job with 0% unemployment? Does the course have internships?
3. Does it have state of the art facilities, including computer labs and library services? Does it have a second hand book shop so you can purchase your textbooks for lower cost?
4. What is the University’s academic record? Does it have a successful alumni?
5. Where is the university located? Does it have adequate public transport, reasonable priced accommodation and shops nearby to purchase everyday living items?
6. What is the course structure and does it suit my interests? Two of the same courses may actually be different on paper at two different Universities.
7. Does the University offer a fun environment where you can join on campus organisations, access to many sports and also entertainment?
Why not visit the University that you are choosing so you get a feel of what the energy there is like? It’s one thing to research the above, but also understand that you will be spending most of your time on campus and if you don’t like the surrounds, it isn’t particularly conducive to getting the most of your study.
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