If you know just little about University of New South Wales, please read this to know more about UNSW as you will get to know how UNSW has everything to make a student turn into job ready professional.
Lets start with the continent Australia. Australia has the third highest number of International students in the world after United Kingdom and United States. Australia known for it’s high education standards yield well qualified graduates and well-qualified researchers. There is a significant contribution of Australian researchers in various fields worldwide.
The city of Sydney in Australia offers wealth of opportunities and the lively culture to the students based here. Sydney is known to be one of the biggest student cities in Australia and has huge number of students from Asia and elsewhere thus making for a multicultural student mix which is followed at the University of New South Wales wherein students mix with each other well.
University of New South Wales an Australian public research university with spellbound and huge infrastructure is one of the popular Universities among students going abroad. It was founded in the year 1949 and is ranked 45th by QS World University Rankings 2017-18 and is ranked 78th in the 2016/17 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and is consistently a top performing university in the Global Employability University Rankings.
The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, just seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney and is easily accessible from Central Station and other major transportation hubs located throughout Sydney. It is easy to to get to via public transport no matter where you are travelling from to the UNSW Kensington Campus
Other large campuses are the College of Fine Arts (COFA) in the Sydney suburb of Paddington and University College at the Australia Defence Force Academy in Canberra.
UNSW offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. University of New South Wales is ranked No. 1 in research for Commerce, Management and Tourism. Also ranks No. 1 for Engineering, Business School and Law courses. The programs are taught by award-winning lecturers and leaders in their field. Five of the top 25 young rich listers in Australia according to BRW Young Rich List, 2017 has been educated by UNSW. Moreover there is also a mobile app of University of New South Wales which you can easily download from Play store or Apple Store.
According to Ms. Ayushi Pandey, an alumini of UNSW, UNSW has an infrastructure that is known to be one of the best in the world. Friends of her from other prestigious universities in Sydney got spellbound looking at it. UNSW has each and every library for each and every faculty and has it’s own buildings. Even though she was from business school there was no restrictions on her going and studying in a law library or any other library at UNSW.
As far as employability is concerned, UNSW is ranked No. 1 in employability and is only university to have maximum number of tie-ups with the companies. Students with no resume and no previous experience have got hired even immediately by the employers.
As stated by Ayushi, Every week or every month there were some or the other events happening in the University wherein she got the chance to learn something new and make contacts with recruiters. Events specifically for international students such as Careers Expo at UNSW wherein she mentions that recruiters used to come to hire students on spot. Yes, if they like you and your resume is ready and suits them the chances are that they can even hire you at that very moment. Isn’t it wow!!
According to a professional networking site LinkedIn, graduates from UNSW were hired ahead of any other university. UNSW is the only University in Australia to have a separate Careers and Employment Team that helps students even without any previous work experience to fetch job easily, since students get opportunity to meet Company Managers and make contacts with employers on a regular basis and also learn from them.
Furthermore, events are just not limited to career or job specific but there are other events such as hosting of Bollywood and French movies at free of cost with popcorns and Nachos. What is a movie without crunchy popcorns and Nachos and chilled cokeJ. Similarly there are so many such events taking place. Also Personality Development program and seminars on introducing students to Australian culture and seminars on improving soft skills are some of few thousand opportunities provided by UNSW. Not only this, University students also recently got to meet eminent personalities namely Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Mr. Anupam Kher and Ms. Shabana Azmi who visited University for event and . Also, there are more than 100 clubs and 100 societies in UNSW according to the needs of students so as to give oomph to student life in UNSW.
Mr. Blair Slater, A Senior Career Consultantat UNSW has unique role and is multi-faceted. Mr. Blair is responsible for UNSW’s employability programs and strives to empower international and domestic students from all faculties to achieve lifelong success through professional development, career education, work integrated learning and global networks. He also helps connect employers with UNSW to provide them access to UNSW students for work experience, graduate positions, internships and volunteer work, as well as the opportunity to network with students from Australia’s Global University.
Study Abroad Life recently had a telecon with Mr. Blair wherein he states that most popular program is Personality Development at UNSW which is run twice a year wherein International students are taught about Australian culture. Most important students get an opportunity to improve their soft skills and make themselves job ready, agile, adaptable, flexible, strong cultural understanding as per company’s requirement in Australia.
As stated by Mr. Blair, “An average payout of an Undergraduate student in Australia is approximately $61,000 and an average payout of postgraduate student is approximately $81,000.
Although scholarships depends on credit and eligibility of the student. However student can apply to one common scholarship that goes through all the faculties. After student’s application has been received to the University they need to make a two minute video that has to be presented to the University and if UNSW founds it satisfactory then there are chances that student can even receive 100% scholarship. What else does a student need.
International students can easily and in nominal cost can get accommodation on campus as UNSW offers many accommodation options to students on campus. Also there are lot of good accommodation options available off campus at a very reasonable cost starting from 150 Australian Dollars.
After reading about University of New South Wales, I am sure, if you are planning to study in Australia, UNSW is for sure must be topping in your list of University options to apply. There is a lot that UNSW offers to students. UNSW shapes students future and help them reach a point in their career wherein they can earn millions.