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UoM General Chat
« on: July 25, 2011, 07:07:17 pm »
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UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
G E N E R A L   C H A T   T H R E A D

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What is this thread for?
Welcome to the University of Melbourne general chat thread. ;D This thread is for anything UOM-related. If you have general questions, ask them here. If you don't know where to ask something, ask it here. If you want to vent about your day at uni, do it here. If you want to chat about your subjects, do it here. Basically, whatever you want - this is the place for it. 👌

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Anybody! Most will be current students at the university, but even if you're considering studying here, you're absolutely more than welcome to post! Providing different perspectives is incredibly valuable.

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INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSITY:
* Making the most of university [guide]
* How university works. The point of this thread is to get you up to speed on how university actually works, answering any questions first-year students (or older) could possibly have.
* First year university checklist. A concise summary of some of the major terms you might come across in your first days, weeks and months at uni.
* Choosing universities: a beginner's guide.
* VET FEE-HELP explained.
* HECS-HELP and what your careers counsellor won't talk about.
* What's the best way to pay off uni fees?
* What's a university lecture actually like?

GENERAL UNIVERSITY:
* Moving interstate for uni: is it worth it?
* Week 4 uni getting you down? Read this!
* Writing a university thesis.
* Guide to academic writing.
* The uni and course for you: a guide for prospective students
* Have you considered taking a gap year?

FACULTY-SPECIFIC GUIDES:
* What's first year Biomedicine really like?
* What's first year Medicine really like?
* Taking the long road to Law.
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* Beyond the end goal: lessons learnt from higher education (Science).
* What's the difference between Legal Studies and Law?
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* Differences between Bachelor of Biomed and Bachelor of Science.

ACADEMIC GUIDES:
* How to write a university essay.
* How do you get High Distinctions?
* Students who consistently achieve H1s/HDs, how do you do it?

DISCUSSION TOPICS:
* Rank your university units from favourite to least favourite.
* Things I wish I knew about first year uni.
* Is a Bachelor of Arts useless?
* Misconceptions (and truths) about uni life.
* I don't know what to study at uni - help!
* If you weren't studying what you're studying, what would you be studying?
* Is having a car/licence a must for university life?
* How to uni: a guide.
* Uni. Is it really worth it?
* Does university make you feel like a slave?
* Is a laptop necessary for university?
* I can't seem to make friends at university.
* Should I drop out of university?
* How to make friends at uni?
* University stationery.
* What happens if you do 'badly' in uni?
* Do you even SWOTVAC?

RESULTS:
* University results discussion.

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In the interests of being better than Monash, let's have a thread for discussion of our semester/subjects/university in general. Ask for advice, help etc. without having to make a new thread for a minor question! Have a nervous breakdown to the support of your peers! Complain about the horrendous workload that's been dumped on you (I will be doing this!)

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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 07:24:41 pm »
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Quote from: Jamison
I BLAME THE MELBOURNE MODEL

That is all.

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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 07:28:20 pm »
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In the interests of being better than Monash
Pff you can try.
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i actually almost wish i was a monash student.

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 07:29:42 pm »
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^ We dont need to.

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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 07:35:15 pm »
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^ We dont need to.
Of course you do otherwise you wouldn't need this thread.
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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2011, 07:37:19 pm »
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Sorry, can't hear you shouting all the way from Clayton ;)

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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2011, 07:41:05 pm »
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I'm not surprised, the city is a noisy place with all those cars and trams going past all the time.
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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 07:43:24 pm »
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Sorry, can't hear you shouting all the way from Clayton ;)

And the massive wind tunnel all around campus.  The message probably got blown all the way to Gippsland.

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011, 08:36:20 pm »
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^ We dont need to.
Of course you do otherwise you wouldn't need this thread.
Was Russ's sarcasm too subtle?

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2011, 10:09:33 pm »
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Hurro, people.

Due to the Melb model, you have to complete the undergrad part (3 years) with an average of at least 65% (for example) to get into the master's program.
If you don't achieve this, does that mean you basically have a half-assed useless degree and you've wasted 3 years?

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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2011, 10:36:33 pm »
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Does an H1 (80%+) equal a GPA of 7.0, and an H2A (75%+) equal a GPA of 6.5? I was told by a fellow biomeder that you need to get 85%+ to get a 7.0...

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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2011, 12:12:01 am »
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Hurro, people.

Due to the Melb model, you have to complete the undergrad part (3 years) with an average of at least 65% (for example) to get into the master's program.
If you don't achieve this, does that mean you basically have a half-assed useless degree and you've wasted 3 years?


haha I want to know the answer to this too...

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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2011, 02:19:24 am »
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Made the mistake of attempting to enter the bookshop at 12pm today.  Reader not in stock despite website claiming otherwise.  Left in the rain with no umbrella.  #unilyf
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2011, 03:09:37 am »
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Made the mistake of attempting to enter the bookshop at 12pm today.  Reader not in stock despite website claiming otherwise.  Left in the rain with no umbrella.  #unilyf

I made the mistake of entering the bookshop at this time of the semester.  #unilyf

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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2011, 06:19:53 pm »
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I went on Saturday and there was nobody there #winning