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I can't say that i am very impressed with the quality of teaching here. The style of teaching exhibited by many of the professors and the structure of the curriculum has made me question the value of the degree i am getting. A lot of work needs to be done in this area by the university. Some of the facilities need upgrading or expanding. It is annoying to say the least that one has to struggle just to find a decent place to sit or study in the libraries on campus. On the flip side, the campus is quite beautiful and is situated in a good location. Good number of coffee shops and dining options.

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By member543801
On 20th November 19

The University of Sydney Ranking


Loughborough University #1
University of Dundee #2
The University of Sheffield #3
Harper Adams University #4
Bangor University #5
University of St Andrews #6
University of Cambridge #7
University of Exeter #8
University of Bath #9
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) #10

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The University of Sydney Hall Rankings


Sancta Sophia College #1
Sydney Central #2
Sydney University Village #3
St. Pauls College #4
Queen Mary Building #5
Terraces #6
Glebe #7
St. Andrew's College #8
Iglu Redfern #9
Iglu Broadway #10

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I can't say that i am very impressed with the quality of teaching here. The style of teaching exhibited by many of the professors and the structure of the curriculum has made me question the value of the degree i am getting. A lot of work needs to be done in this area by the university. Some of the facilities need upgrading or expanding. It is annoying to say the least that one has to struggle just to find a decent place to sit or study in the libraries on campus. On the flip side, the campus is quite beautiful and is situated in a good location. Good number of coffee shops and dining options.

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By member543801
On 20th November 19

Applying to The University of Sydney

Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Semester 2 start
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning
OPEN DAYS:
Online videos to watch previous online open day recordings
TEACHING NOTES:
Semester 2 will combine face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible. They will continue to provide remote learning for students who are not yet able to join in person due to travel restrictions.
This is the latest available data taken from the sydney.edu.au website on 9th November 2020

The University of Sydney Reputation

The University of Sydney is located on the east coast of Australia in the capital city of New South Wales, Sydney. Over 70,000 students are enrolled at The University of Sydney. 35% of those students come from outside of Australia.

The graduate outcomes for The University of Sydney show that immediately after graduation, 89% of undergraduates and 92.3% of postgraduates are in employment. The average undergraduate salary for The University of Sydney is $60,000 a year and the average postgraduate salary is $80,900 year.

(Source: The 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey)


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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 16th November 20

a masters program that should have costed me around AU$ 100000 dollar finished at around AU$ 180000. Very expensive, Very distracting environment, Very aweful health support, No Work for students( it is a lie on social media that everyone gets a job.) at least you have a connection with someone? yes? youdo? then you might find a job at a cafe. very very aweful support from bank. to extent that I did not even received a bank master card. If you are thinking about getting away from family and study somewhere. Do NOT come to Sydney. You ARE definitely being fooled by commercials, Chinese/Indian marketing agencies or similiar Artificial Intelligence data flow. Very aweful experience in Sydney Australia. Very Very Very unsecure environment Specially for muslims or if you are considered a "good" person by family. Verry Very disappointed at all my experience. Just came here to be healed and understand things that mattered to me the most. I did not know that it is only a trap.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 5th November 20

This Uni is simply just backwards in their teaching methods with tutors and lecturers who refuse to adapt to the changing terrain of education especially during Covid. They do not account for the lower socioeconomic populace of their uni very well during the trying times of quarantine and lockdown. This seems particularly evident in the business faculty, using flawed examination concepts. Although some areas are excellent in their adaption to the new teaching landscape the majority of my experience so far has been mostly disappointing, especially when I’m paying a premium to only get an average education.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 1st July 20

Staff have a tremendously high and mighty approach here and USyd's systems and processes - from admission right through into curriculum delivery - are built without any customer or user journey/experience in mind. There seems to be an impression here that the university and its standing must be enough to override any deficiency in these areas - but both student expectations and the workforce receiving graduates are changing. USyd simply isn't adapting. The university has had a good reputation and ranking, of course, but for those who care about being treated as more than a number, and having access to robust online learning capabilities - this simply isn't the place to apply to. There are far better unis in Australia and globally to do your studies with, both among the GO8 and outside of them; good luck! :)

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 19th April 20

Absolutely poorly organised and badly taught nursing school at Mallet street campus. As a result of the lack to proper teaching from lecturers I have decided to leave this university for another just close by. The male and female lecturers in nurs5042 do not know how to teach as they simply re-post old lecture materials and throw a lot of information at you without sticking to the guidelines.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 18th December 19

I studied a Master of Interntl Public Health online. After graduating from another uni, I found Sydney Uni really fell short of the mark.eg Distance students are not afforded the opportunity to apply for the international study placements that are advertised in course promotional material because due to condition all pre departure meetings are attended in Syd, which in this day and age of virtual connection is absolutely ridiculous. Some of the lecturers and course content was good but there’s a distinct feeling of just being a number ($$$$) and that they’re churning through mass numbers of students just for money making with no real life assistance in how this degree will help your career going forward. I was personally so disappointed with Sydney uni. I finished my last assignment (for my own self organised study placement) on Jan 30th and I had to wait until Dec 12th to graduate and missed the 4 day RSVP window anyway due to not checking email while on holidays o/seas.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th November 19

I can't say that i am very impressed with the quality of teaching here. The style of teaching exhibited by many of the professors and the structure of the curriculum has made me question the value of the degree i am getting. A lot of work needs to be done in this area by the university. Some of the facilities need upgrading or expanding. It is annoying to say the least that one has to struggle just to find a decent place to sit or study in the libraries on campus. On the flip side, the campus is quite beautiful and is situated in a good location. Good number of coffee shops and dining options.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th November 19

Requires big improvement on student services, time tabling system, special consideration and administration.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 4th November 19

Terrible uni. Been here for four years and cannot wait to get out of here. Good luck for the future! Hope you emerge from the dark ages.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th November 19

One of the hardest uni’s in Sydney. I struggled initially, but learnt how to adjust to their education system. They should provide help for students who have completed their education outside of Australia, whether it is an English speaking country or not.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd November 19

Campus is beautiful and teaching staffs are the best

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st October 19

Wifi should be more faster and efficient. The facilities for international students should be more and career opportunities should be more as well in campus!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st October 19

The uni, for whom going to uni, is just a formality.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd October 19

If you're looking for a uni that's reputable and has good graduate employability, the University of Sydney is a good fit. It has a prestigious history and is a familiar name and presence in academia. It's a beautiful campus, central and easy to get to and the facilities are pretty up to date for the most part. The wi-fi could be better. However, not the greatest student experience. It doesn't really appear that the uni actually cares about their students beyond their tuition. It's a pretty impersonal experience, but I don't think that ruins it.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 19

Amazing uni, very effective teaching - slightly redundant admin...

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th October 19

Campus always packed. scitech, pnr, fisher always smells like food... a good area the Bosch wing is a good place to study, but the connection to wifi is extremely terrible. Student services are terrible, getting nowhere and have 0 sympathy. So much for a world class university when ur tutors in tutorials are international students and sometimes you can’t even understand them.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th October 19

mate, we need usyd wifi throughout Camperdown and newtown, glebe, basically, please cover 50kms diameter around the campus this is not a request, this is an imperative. Email me and we'll get this done. Best, 591343493.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th October 19

I love the campus, other students, activities and societies, but food outlets are very overpriced. First year subjects are quite irrelevant to whole degree. Transport to uni from most places is a bit limited, nearest station is 15mins walk away.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th October 19

the prestige makes up for the expensive coffee and bad special considerations office

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th October 19

Alright uni. Just not worth the 40k per year tuition. Just go to the states.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th October 19

S***, over rated and severely lacks the support needed for a good education. The uni takes way to many students a year and leaves no room for others and in the process sacrifices the contact time needed for education and job research. Very unimpressed with my $140,000 education if rather learn architecture at a clown college. This school is elitist without justification 1/10 Would not do again

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th October 19

Excellent curciulum, horrible teaching. Non existent student services.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 10th October 19

No social life. Everyone isolated

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th October 19

Great uni a lot better than unsw

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 25th September 19

Nothing but bad news. Don’t come here if you value your sanity or dignity.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd September 19

If you don't study law, don't study here. If you need special considerations or disability services, don't study here. Or be prepared for an extensively flawed, increasingly delayed special consideration system that most professors will not take into account. 8 week turnaround for something that was promised within the month, no resources available to speed the process. (And the 'appeals' system is to reapply through the same people who made the original decision; no ombudsman appeal process. which I thankfully didn't need as the 8 weeks was to make their initial decision! ) and they charge you $200 for the privelege of being screwed around for over 2 months. Eventually got my discontinue, and had to reverse the HECS payment; which I would not have needed to do if they had completed the application within the promised timeframe. And every other course than law is messed around every 2 years, including creating unmanageable clashes between course prerequisites.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 16th September 19

(I’m white and wealthy) Racism and general harassment is rife for those that aren’t white and wealthy. The students are extremely arrogant and egotistical, even when they only have a rudimentary grasp of very simple spoon fed content. It’s always crowded, and it’s hard to find a seat. Any sense of individualism is drowned out, as you realise you’re a small fish in a huge homogenous pond. It’s just so horrid. I can’t believe this is supposed to be the height of civilisation. I feel the Greeks (any culture really) 2000 years ago were far and away more progressive than we are today.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th September 19

Marking is tough, good lucking aiming for a HD. But good university, if you volunteerly try to make friends

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th September 19

Epic Uni, 10/10 would recommend

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th September 19

Facilities could be better kept and wifi, more efficient. Overall facilities are fine and the University boasts a large collection of offerings for students wishing to study abroad or attain a world-renowned Education. I haven’t had much interaction with Clubs and Societies, but from what I can see- and from the opinions of others- there is a large offering of Clubs to choose from as well as many social events, ranging from Arts to Law degrees. Overall a beautiful and quite enjoyable place.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th September 19

Everything at the University is welcoming and beautiful. There’s freedom to express opinions, multiple free barbecues, amazing places to sit and relax as well as constant help available for almost all needs. So far in my time as a student, the only downfall is that many of the bathrooms get disgusting quite quickly which I assume is from those who prefer to squat or stand when using the toilet despite the multiple signs saying not to for safety reasons. There are amazing buildings but there are also very terrible ones (particularly engineering buildings) and there seems to be no in between. But building appearances and occasional bathroom visits is made up for the excellent education I’ve received so far and how willingly supportive all the staff are.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd September 19

I've been at the university of sydney for one year. On balance, it's been great. The teaching faculty in science is excellent. If you come this university, make sure you give the clubs and societies a go, there's so much variety!

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