Where in Sydney?

  • GMC569

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    Jan 16, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    Looking to study abroad next year in Sydney, Australia, and have narrowed the universities to University of Sydney in Sydney and Macquerie University in Sydney. Was wondering if anyone had any opinions on which one would be a better experience? And what are some positives and negatives of each school?
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    Jan 16, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    It really depends what you want to study.
    I studied a bachelors at the University of Technology Sydney and a bachelors and a masters at the University of Sydney.
    Macquarie University is a long way out of town. On public transport it probably takes 45minutes to an hour every morning if you are living in the city. Sydney is a spread out place.
    Sydney University has the most prestigious name and attracts a lot of good academics, they are particularly good at the arts. They are disorganised as all hell!
    University of Technology is excellent for science, computers and business. They are incredibly organised.
    My advised would be refine what you want to get out of your study and pick the university according to that. Sure some universities have a better "campus life" than others but to be honest most of the fun happens outside university.
    Oh and if you say school in Australia it means elementary or high school, not university, just giving you a heads up.
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    Jan 16, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    Depends on what you are studying as your main thought should be the program, however aside from that I'd jump at USYD if possible due to its location in the city (Macquarie is a fair way out and not in the best location).

    Reputation-wise it will depend on the program although I think USYD tends to be more expensive. Beautiful grounds however.
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    Jan 17, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
    Really depends on what you are studying. Macquarie is really know for its environmental sciences and has a good reputation for psychology. Sydney has a good health faculty.

    Sydney will be ALOT more expensive than Macquarie.

    Macquarie is not in town, so you'll have to travel there (although it's a nice campus and easy to get to by public transport).

    Some of Sydney's courses are not located in town; for instances, the majority of health courses are out west.
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    Jan 17, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    JustThisOnce saidDid anyone study in New South Wales


    At UNSW? I worked there for almost 6 years, and did a semester of a Diploma in Languages. I know alot of people who did study there - a mixture of things like accounting, psychology and public health.
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    Jan 17, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    USyd has the better reputation of the two, central campus (except for veterinary and health sciences). Loved its proximity to Newtown which is a gay-friendly part of town.

  • Jan 17, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    I go to Syd Uni and yes, Newtown might be gay-friendly, but the gays are not. On King St they just stare frostily past you.