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A whole new world - fb3's uni journal
« on: January 22, 2018, 07:49:48 pm »
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It is I, fantasticbeasts3, with a new journal! Going to try and type in sentence case (at least that's what Microsoft Word calls it) for the journal so I feel somewhat grown-up.

I'm going to be studying a Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Media (PR/Advertising) at UNSW this year, and I'm soooo excited. I've been hyping up uni for so long, and to think I'm finally going in just over a month's time is crazy.

Why International Studies and Media?
I had no idea what I wanted to do after school in years 9 and 10, but I knew the subjects I couldn't stand. I loved Commerce, but when I looked up business degrees, it just didn't stick because I hated Maths. Music was a huge no no. So was English, Geography, PDHPE, Science... pretty much every subject except for History. Year 11 came along, and I really loved Legal Studies, so started looking somewhere humanities related, and that's where I found International Studies! I told my parents, and they told me to combine it with something else, and Media came along. :-)

It all worked out in the end - taking what I liked in school and applying it for later. Also, although I didn't really like Business Studies, the marketing topic was so fascinating to me, so that sorted the PR/Advertising major for the Media degree. :-) Aaaaand I run an Instagram with a relatively large following so social media appealed to me too!

What does the course entail?
Okay so anyone I know and talk to regularly is probably so sick of me hyping everything up but IT'S JUST SO EXCITING. International Studies is pretty basic, you learn a language, learn about the world blah blah, and Media is just media... But. But. But. The best part is exchangeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. This is done in third year at UNSW, and I'm that excited I've already chosen the country I'm going to (Germany) because I decided a while ago I wanted to learn German and I just wooooooooooo

Why UNSW?
It was my dream to go to UNSW. Coming from an Asian family, it was a low-key expectation to go to a "top-tier" university, and knowing people who had went there, they had hyped up UNSW too. Although there are better institutions to study Media, International Studies was where my heart was, and I thought that UNSW had an awesome International Studies course, and Media went alright so yea! I love the campus and the whole vibe there as well.

Anyway, I'm super keen for uni, if it hasn't been obvious already. It's been so cool reading all the uni journals, and now I'm writing mine?? Whaaaaaattttt.

Hope you all have had a great day,
fantasticbeasts x

PS. I hope 'A whole new world' is stuck in your head :-) Edit (26/9/18): I just realised that "a whole new world" can allude to my degree lol because I'm studying International Studies?? I intended for it to sound like uni was a whole new world but now it can relate to my degree okay I'm done rambling bye

thoughts for today
- I'm going to be employed after the Christmas Casual period wooooo
- HSC certificate ha ha ha. Have to get it from the post office tomorrow. High school is pretty much officially over!
« Last Edit: September 26, 2018, 04:09:33 pm by fantasticbeasts3 »
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Re: A whole new world - fb3's uni journal
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 07:56:54 pm »
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Yay! Loved your HSC journal! So excited to read about your course. It sounds really interesting (especially the exchange)!  :D
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 08:03:03 pm »
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Yay! Loved your HSC journal! So excited to read about your course. It sounds really interesting (especially the exchange)!  :D

Thanks Katie!! Super excited to read about yours as well! :-) (Maybe you could go on exchange too?? Would be so cool!)

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Re: A whole new world - fb3's uni journal
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 08:04:25 pm »
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Why UNSW?
It was my dream to go to UNSW. Coming from an Asian family, it was a low-key expectation to go to a "top-tier" university, and knowing people who had went there, they had hyped up UNSW too. Although there are better institutions to study Media, International Studies was where my heart was, and I decided that UNSW had an awesome International Studies course, and Media went alright so yea! I love the campus and the whole vibe there as well.

What a good choice of university.

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 08:14:01 pm »
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What a good choice of university.

Thanks Rui, I'm glad you approve.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 08:32:31 pm »
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Great job on getting a course you are looking forward to. I hope the rest of the course is as good as you think, particularly the exchange which sounds great. Have fun, and good luck! ;D
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2018, 08:51:30 pm »
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Super excited to read all your updates! ;D
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2018, 08:53:01 pm »
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Great job on getting a course you are looking forward to. I hope the rest of the course is as good as you think, particularly the exchange which sounds great. Have fun, and good luck! ;D

Thank you! I'm so excited hahaha - I hope I haven't over-hyped the whole course and uni experience!

Best of luck with the VCE too! :-)

Super excited to read all your updates! ;D

Thank you!! You should start a journal too ;)
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2018, 10:51:42 pm »
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Thank you!! You should start a journal too ;)

soon ;)
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 08:08:40 am »
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So, what's the Insta? ;)
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2018, 09:35:30 am »
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So, what's the Insta? ;)

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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2018, 10:56:28 am »
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2018, 06:37:42 pm »
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You've sent me on a mission now, only time will tell if I'm correct

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2018, 05:13:56 pm »
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Keen for updates - have you selected your units yet?  What draws you to German?


I have a placement during third year too but I have no idea where I want to go yet so if anything else helped you decide feel free to let me know
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2018, 05:34:42 pm »
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Keen for updates - have you selected your units yet?  What draws you to German?


I have a placement during third year too but I have no idea where I want to go yet so if anything else helped you decide feel free to let me know

Thank you!! Yep, I have selected my subjects - I just followed the handbook :-)

I don't really know what drew me to German tbh, I studied Germany as a topic for Modern History last year but it wasn't my favourite topic?? I've always been interested in learning languages though, and when I was bothered with duolingo I did German and it seemed like a pretty cool language... I don't know why I'm interested in learning German 😂

As for the overseas placement, I originally wanted to go to Austria because *aesthetic* but the exchange unis for my course weren't in the capital city, and then my mum was like "If you're learning German you may as well go to the country the language originated from" so that helped with the decision making. Is there any country that interests you, or you haven't been to? Or even cities? Try looking in the exchange section of your uni's website and maybe choose some you would like to do an exchange :-) I found that really hyped up the whole thing and helped me decide too. I hope this helps!
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