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What's uni like?

The first few months at university are very exciting as your son/daughter discovers an expanding social life and increased freedom and opportunities.

Most will experience some sort of adjustment period, no matter what their background. This is especially true if they've moved away from home, or if they are the first in your family to go to uni.

Life as a uni student

Life as a uni student is quite different to that of a high school student. No bells, no uniform, and no detention!

But it's not all plain sailing either - university study is quite different to school study. It requires much more self motivation and responsibility.

New Community

We have over 23,500 students studying across our three campuses and online.

Aside from studying with people who have similar interests and ambitions, they'll interact with people from a range of different countries and cultures.

Freedom to Choose

Flexible study options allow them to have the freedom to choose their course, in many cases your majors and electives, and even whether they study on‑campus or online.

Space to Study

Forget cramped classrooms. They'll find great study spaces and facilities all over our campuses, including libraries with cafés, fully‑equipped computer labs and shaded outdoor grassed areas and tables.

Being Connected

Our students have access to 24-hour on‑campus computing facilities, enabling them to carry out study or research at a time convenient to you.

New Ways of Learning

We encourage our students to find a way of learning that suits them.

Most students have one lecture or seminar per week per unit, lasting from 1-3 hours, and each unit usually has a tutorial for 1-2 hours.

It will be up to them to develop a timetable that balances their requirements, however, our staff are always available to provide assistance.

They can can access our learning support services for advice on how to develop their study skills and meet the demands of assessments. Our Learning Advisers also conduct workshops and see students one‑on‑one and in group consultations.

Specialist Support

In addition to financial assistance and learning support, we also offer an enormous range of support in other areas, like counselling for personal problems, services for students with a disability, employment advice and career development and medical advice.

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