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- Home to six Nobel Laureate Alumni
- Produces the most employable graduates in Australia
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Why did I choose this university?
The reason why I chose to study at The Australian National University (ANU) is because ANU is Australia’s highest ranked University – ranked #1 in Australia and #19 in the 2015 QS World Rankings. ANU is a research oriented university and I want to pursue research in the future. The ANU goal is to provide a research and study environment that meets the world’s best sustainability practice so studying at The ANU is the best choice for me. Moreover, 95% of ANU research is rated 'above' or 'well above' world standard in the last round of the Excellence in Research for Australia results in 2015. I am also thrilled to learn that ANU has six Nobel Prize Winners among our staff and alumni.
My first week
Coming to a new country can be a daunting experience and I was overwhelmed by the novelty of things surrounding me. Thankfully, The ANU Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA) organised tons of events to help new students like myself to settle in during the Orientation week. The events organised were social networking activities as well as academic skills and learning workshops. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre (ASLC) provided help and assistance with academic skills and learning programs such as referencing basics, academic writing, dealing with time management, research skills, exam preparations and many more useful skills. The socialising events organised by the team helped me to meet many like-minded students from different countries, cultures and background. It helped me build some great friendships and made sure my homesickness went away!
The ANU main campus is located in the heart of Canberra – Australia’s capital city. The ANU Campus is only 100 steps to the Canberra CBD, and 150 steps to the Lake. ANU has a vibrant community with events happening on campus and in ANU residences. The most iconic building in The ANU Acton campus is The John Curtin School of Medical Research building. The design of the building is influenced by the DNA double helix, which increases the "organic" look of the building. The school is a special purpose building combining a public interface with state of the art secure research and laboratory facilities. A creek runs right in the middle of the campus, which provides a great place to just relax after a hectic day. Apart from this, we have various food joints, a bookstore, and a pharmacy right on campus.
Canberra, the national capital of Australia, is not a big city but it has its own unique charm. It offers all the cosmopolitan benefits of being a modern, vibrant city, while exuding the relaxed and friendly ambiance of a larger country town. In many ways, living in Canberra is the best of both worlds as I get to explore many interesting places in my spare time and also to have the right environment to concentrate on my studies. I get to enjoy the convenience of a modern city and pristine natural environment as well as access to some of the country’s top attractions such as the Parliament House, National Portrait Gallery, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre and many more.
My study space
At ANU student have access to six different libraries, with over 2.5 million physical items, and 63 million electronic resources. One of the libraries is open 24x7, which is great for me as I tend to study at night. My department also has its own library which is stocked with every book I might ever require. The laboratory is huge and highly impressive, with all modern equipment. ANU researchers, lecturers and tutors are the best in their fields and they are very approachable. On average, ANU has the smallest classes among Australia's leading universities. I am able to connect, work closely with my teachers and ask for help whenever I need help.
My social life
The ANU offers various clubs and societies that encourages all kinds of talents and hobbies. If you can't find one you like to join, you can always start your own. Clubs and societies promote various activities such as photography, dancing, sports and many more different hobbies. The ANU Film club runs film screenings very often. There are also club and societies representing various cultures and countries. It is a great way to meet like-minded people who share the same interests and also meet people from my hometown. The ANU Bar, located on campus, frequently has Trivia Nights and music gigs. They are a great way to spend time with friends.
I live alone in a studio apartment on campus. Living on campus comes with the convenience of classes, libraries and other University resources literally at my doorstep. My hall organises events throughout the year to help us to get to know the other residents. During the exam period, the hall community organised Food Nights where they provided us with tons of food so that we have one less thing to worry about and could just concentrate on studies! The hall also organises a weekly shuttle bus trip to the supermarkets so that we won’t need to carry groceries from all the way from the shops. Living on campus is highly convenient because it just brings everything so near to you.
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