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Reasons to go to UC?

By johnboy - 1 June 2011 29

The University of Canberra Monitor Online has proudly announced the winner of the “What U C” video competition (we’re sure they were very proud of that clever name).

Yukina Kawase and Tatsuya Yamasaki were awarded first place for their video which focused on the scenery, multiculturalism and kangaroos on campus.

Ms Kawase and Mr Yamasaki were already friends, sharing many of the same interests and activities, and decided to enter the competition to add to their university experience.

For this they have earned themselves an iPad each!

But if you’ve got the time go through and break down the pluses of UC as described here.

I took out these gems:

    — It’s in a wilderness setting
    — There’s a lot of ugly architecture
    — Lots of other people from all over the world have ended up there too
    — Located in Canberra
    — The chance to be tutored by the same people who taught a rugby player non-rugby topics and a comedian non-comedy subjects
    — The campus has bubblers
    — There are kangaroos on the campus, as at animal parks.

These are the prize winning reasons to attend the University of Canberra?

[Johnboy is a proud ANU dropout]

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29 Responses to
Reasons to go to UC?
Mysteryman 5:15 pm 01 Jun 11

tonkatuff82 said :

As JB said, the best video highlighted the following points that UC has to offer:

– It’s in a wilderness setting
– There’s a lot of ugly architecture
– Lots of other people from all over the world have ended up there too
– Located in Canberra
– The chance to be tutored by the same people who taught a rugby player non-rugby topics and a comedian non-comedy subjects
– The campus has bubblers
– There are kangaroos on the campus, as at animal parks.

Why is there ANU bashing when super-TAFE is handing its credibility to the dogs on a plate?

Do you comprehend why the ANU is IN the top eight and UC isn’t even within pissing distance?

And no, it isn’t the hardest place to get into, but it is a lot harder to get into than UC.

^^ ANU student.

Jivrashia 4:43 pm 01 Jun 11

I would actual spit on my uni for the lack of respect they showed to the undergrads, regardless of whether it is in the Group of Eight (ANU is one).

Students should be able to expect a certain quality level of teaching in return for the fee they pay, and the fee ain’t cheap.

Udonoodle 4:23 pm 01 Jun 11

How did they win iPads for this?

Im not very tech savy and even I think I could do better!!!

…..It’s probably because I go to ANU

The Frots 3:30 pm 01 Jun 11

You will never get rid of the ‘old school tie’ as ‘alanioz’ said. It’s a fact of life though it is getting better as the die-hards’ disappear.

The only thing that should matter is that someone has a ‘degree’ – and even if that’s relevant. Some of the more intelligent people I know actually don’t – but they are extremely well read. Life experience does count for something I think.

tonkatuff82 3:18 pm 01 Jun 11

As JB said, the best video highlighted the following points that UC has to offer:

– It’s in a wilderness setting
– There’s a lot of ugly architecture
– Lots of other people from all over the world have ended up there too
– Located in Canberra
– The chance to be tutored by the same people who taught a rugby player non-rugby topics and a comedian non-comedy subjects
– The campus has bubblers
– There are kangaroos on the campus, as at animal parks.

Why is there ANU bashing when super-TAFE is handing its credibility to the dogs on a plate?

Do you comprehend why the ANU is IN the top eight and UC isn’t even within pissing distance?

And no, it isn’t the hardest place to get into, but it is a lot harder to get into than UC.

Mr Evil 2:59 pm 01 Jun 11

It shouldn’t matter which university you studied at – as there are plenty of deadheads coming out of all universities. The Group of Eight just happen to produce a better quality of deadhead.

Mind you, the Crawford School really put the ANU on the map recently by crowing about how most of the management team at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant had undertaken management courses at the Crawford School!

Way to go Crawford School – you are number one at training completely inept and incompetent management graduates!!!

LeatherJen 2:48 pm 01 Jun 11

alaninoz said :

LeatherJen said :

Where you did your uni study doesn’t make any difference. Once you are in a job it’s all about your capability.

As Mysteryman pointed out, the only people who seem to care about whether you went to ANU are other ANU grads.

It’s a competitive market out there and, other things being equal, someone with a degree from a tier one university will get their foot in the door before someone with a degree from elsewhere. Once the foot is in the door, though, it doesn’t matter a damn. Well, it shouldn’t. There are some misguided souls who put some value on the old school tie.

Fair point. I’ve not had any experience with that, as (many years ago) I completed a degree where the graduates were in high demand regardless of where they studied.

alaninoz 2:45 pm 01 Jun 11

LeatherJen said :

Where you did your uni study doesn’t make any difference. Once you are in a job it’s all about your capability.

As Mysteryman pointed out, the only people who seem to care about whether you went to ANU are other ANU grads.

It’s a competitive market out there and, other things being equal, someone with a degree from a tier one university will get their foot in the door before someone with a degree from elsewhere. Once the foot is in the door, though, it doesn’t matter a damn. Well, it shouldn’t. There are some misguided souls who put some value on the old school tie.

LeatherJen 2:17 pm 01 Jun 11

Where you did your uni study doesn’t make any difference. Once you are in a job it’s all about your capability.

As Mysteryman pointed out, the only people who seem to care about whether you went to ANU are other ANU grads.

colourful sydney rac 2:11 pm 01 Jun 11

Mysteryman said :

Eppo said :

As someone who left ANU to study at UC (changed what I wanted to study – ANU didn’t offer it), I don’t understand the intellectual snobbery from ANU undergrads. It’s not a difficult uni to get into (compare it to USyd, UNSW, Uni of Melb etc) and there are plenty of derros there. The difference between the two being ANU has the real high achievers, but the majority of the cohort are just as dumb as each other.

+1.

I understand the snobbery though – simple people who want to feel that they are superior to others. Once they get into the work force (assuming they haven’t studied some pretentious BS that precludes them from actually getting a paid job) they’ll realise that nobody gives a toss about where they studied, apart from other ANU students.

This.

Mr Evil 1:53 pm 01 Jun 11

Jesus – that’s lame.

I thought ANU promotional material was crap, but that really takes the cake.

Mysteryman 1:51 pm 01 Jun 11

Eppo said :

As someone who left ANU to study at UC (changed what I wanted to study – ANU didn’t offer it), I don’t understand the intellectual snobbery from ANU undergrads. It’s not a difficult uni to get into (compare it to USyd, UNSW, Uni of Melb etc) and there are plenty of derros there. The difference between the two being ANU has the real high achievers, but the majority of the cohort are just as dumb as each other.

+1.

I understand the snobbery though – simple people who want to feel that they are superior to others. Once they get into the work force (assuming they haven’t studied some pretentious BS that precludes them from actually getting a paid job) they’ll realise that nobody gives a toss about where they studied, apart from other ANU students.

Eppo 1:40 pm 01 Jun 11

As someone who left ANU to study at UC (changed what I wanted to study – ANU didn’t offer it), I don’t understand the intellectual snobbery from ANU undergrads. It’s not a difficult uni to get into (compare it to USyd, UNSW, Uni of Melb etc) and there are plenty of derros there. The difference between the two being ANU has the real high achievers, but the majority of the cohort are just as dumb as each other.

ThatUniStudent 1:31 pm 01 Jun 11

gospeedygo said :

Because they couldn’t get into ANU?

Yep, that’s why they would be there.
ANU rules!

gospeedygo 1:13 pm 01 Jun 11

Because they couldn’t get into ANU?

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