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Old 01-21-2003, 03:49   #1 (permalink)
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confused Starting Uni this year - what should I expect?

The thought of starting my first year of Uni this year - especially as a mature age student - is quite daunting.

I have all these pre-conceived images of a campus full of teenie boppers and hippies fresh from high school...am I wrong?

Hope so, starting to get nervous!
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Old 01-21-2003, 03:52   #2 (permalink)
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women everywhere is my experience, no teenies all are mature... Very enjoyable.. which uni you goin to?
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Just watch the Simpsons episode where Homer goes back to college... you'll be right lol
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If you don't leave with a degree in Alcoholism then you haven't successfully passed Uni!
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When it comes to drinking, i'm sure ill be able to show these youngns a thing or two lol

Im hoping there will be lots of hot chiks

And a burnout competition in the carpark:s5
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which uni are ya goin to?

you wont find room to park let alone do a burnout! heh
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For every degree except an arts degree:
If you don't work, you fail, if you don't attend lectures, you fail. You have to work you butt off, expecially in the later years. Doing "the hsc" every 6 months isnt as fun as what people percieve it either. Ask a uni student who failed a subject how long 6 months is.
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For every degree except an arts degree:
If you don't work, you fail, if you don't attend lectures, you fail. You have to work you butt off, expecially in the later years. Doing "the hsc" every 6 months isnt as fun as what people percieve it either. Ask a uni student who failed a subject how long 6 months is.
Yes hate to be pessemistic but what dave_au said is right, i have had my fair share of subject failings and it ain't pleasent. But if you do attend most lectures and keep up to date with the work and study you should be right.

I'm not really a person who gets into the "Uni Culture" so to speak, being in UWS Nepean the Uni ain't that flash anyone who's been there would have to agree with me. Add to the fact that i have to work to cover expenses and the car i don't get much time to just hang around at uni.

I pretty much go there for lectures, tutorials do what i need to do and not much else. I don't go to any of the social events and yeehaas the uni has, i have the beer or two regularly but thats about it.
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Yeah, the thing about a Uni degree, is that if you don't pass one of the required subjects, you don't get your degree. Now, that is pressure. And if you fail the subject twice, I think you get pout on probation. Fail it again, and you are out.

What can you expect? Well, lots of long boreing Lectures, lots of Tutorials, and about an assignment every week, for the entirement time you are at Uni.

Text books. You usually have to buy at least $250-300 worth every semester.

But that is the down side.

The upside, is lots of lovely ladies on campus, and a degree at the end of it all.

And a word of advice. If you are a mature age student, please, please do not sit up the front of the class asking stupid questions every five minutes. Or telling the lecturer "That is not how I did it when I was at work".

Mature age students used to piss me off!!!
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