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University of Sydney General Chat
« on: January 22, 2018, 03:24:40 pm »
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UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
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 Sydney general chat thread. ;D This thread is for anything USyd-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. 👌

Who can post here?
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.

Just note that to ask a question or make a post, you will first need an ATAR Notes account. You probably already have one, but if you don't, it takes about four seconds to sign up - and it's completely free!

OTHER UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY RESOURCES

GENERAL UNIVERSITY RESOURCES
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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.
* The benefits of an Arts degree - by a current Law student.
* Beyond the end goal: lessons learnt from higher education (Science).
* What's the difference between Legal Studies and Law?
* Difference between undergrad and postgrad Law.
* Communications/Media Q&A.
* Engineering Q&A.
* First year uni maths questions.
* 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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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 03:38:51 pm »
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Eric Woodward was a Lieutenant General who served from 1917 to 1957. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Sydney in 1959.

Victor Windeyer was a Major General who served from 1918 to 1953. He graduated with a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws. also, holy fuck, just realised, it's another Windeyer

Alfred Bessel-Browne was a Brigadier General who served from 1899 to 1919, and then later 1940 to 1942. He graduated in 1909 from the University of Sydney with a Diploma of Military Science.

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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 04:45:19 pm »
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*raises hand*

Iíll be doing a Bach of Science! Iíve put my subjects in my sig below ;D
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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 04:50:40 pm »
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*raises hand*

Iíll be doing a Bach of Science! Iíve put my subjects in my sig below ;D

What do you think of the USyd campus?

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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 05:05:07 pm »
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What do you think of the USyd campus?

Itís gorgeous! I love the classic buildings :D

I may have spent a solid chunk of time just admiring the detail :3
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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 07:16:56 pm »
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Oooh I'm going too! Against the will of my parents I'm going off to do a Bachelor of Arts and advanced studies  ;D
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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2018, 07:22:14 pm »
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Oooh I'm going too! Against the will of my parents I'm going off to do a Bachelor of Arts and advanced studies  ;D

you do you!!!! at the end of the day, who's paying HECS? you are hahaha so you may as well do what you want!
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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 10:35:03 am »
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you do you!!!! at the end of the day, who's paying HECS? you are hahaha so you may as well do what you want!

Hell yeah! Exactly! Sure maybe I'll still be living in their house during my degree but that was going I be the case regardless of the course
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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 08:10:36 pm »
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Hello,
Does anyone know how easy/ hard it is to transfer from one bachelor/ course to another?
Due to it being highly unlikely for me to get an ATAR over 90, I was hoping to transfer from a general Bachelor of Arts degree (where the admission ATAR is much more manageable) to one of the specialised Bachelor of Arts after a little while at uni.
Any insight would be much appreciated.
Thanks :)

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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 04:18:21 pm »
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Hello,
Does anyone know how easy/ hard it is to transfer from one bachelor/ course to another?
Due to it being highly unlikely for me to get an ATAR over 90, I was hoping to transfer from a general Bachelor of Arts degree (where the admission ATAR is much more manageable) to one of the specialised Bachelor of Arts after a little while at uni.
Any insight would be much appreciated.
Thanks :)

I second this! I need an atar of 80 to get into a Bachelor of Arts, but I also want to do a double degree with Law, but I won't achieve the 99/98 atar required. I've talked to quite a few usyd students and they have said that you will need an average of high distinction scores, but even that won't guarantee you a spot. If the course is really popular when you want to transfer, then they won't prioritise you no matter your high marks. Obviously the better you go in your course, the higher the chance I suppose.  :) Good luck!




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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2018, 04:04:45 pm »
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I second this! I need an atar of 80 to get into a Bachelor of Arts, but I also want to do a double degree with Law, but I won't achieve the 99/98 atar required. I've talked to quite a few usyd students and they have said that you will need an average of high distinction scores, but even that won't guarantee you a spot. If the course is really popular when you want to transfer, then they won't prioritise you no matter your high marks. Obviously the better you go in your course, the higher the chance I suppose.  :) Good luck!

Thank you for your reply!!! I guess I'll need to try my best at uni then and hopefully I will be able to transfer  ;D ;D

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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2019, 08:12:39 am »
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Hello,
Does anyone know how easy/ hard it is to transfer from one bachelor/ course to another?
Due to it being highly unlikely for me to get an ATAR over 90, I was hoping to transfer from a general Bachelor of Arts degree (where the admission ATAR is much more manageable) to one of the specialised Bachelor of Arts after a little while at uni.
Any insight would be much appreciated.
Thanks :)

As dcesaona said, I can confirm that transferring between courses will be based on uni marks, usually a credit, distinction or distinction average depending on the course. From what I know, transferring to a more specialised arts couse is distinction and Law is high distinction? could be wrong cause I aint transferring my degree lol. In Arts, depending on what you do, and uni in general for that matter, high marks are really hard to achieve so if you want it you really have to work your butt off for it.
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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2020, 12:14:11 pm »
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(This thread is a little dead, oops!)

Out of curiosity, who else will be at USYD this year?
Any other first-years?

I know there are a few who are already part way through their degrees at USYD, feel free to make yourself known too.  :)
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Re: University of Sydney General Chat
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2020, 02:15:07 pm »
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(This thread is a little dead, oops!)

Out of curiosity, who else will be at USYD this year?
Any other first-years?

I know there are a few who are already part way through their degrees at USYD, feel free to make yourself known too.  :)

Will be in second year at the Con and (hopefully) floating around more on main campus!

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