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Macquarie University

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David

David

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2017

Politics

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WRITTEN ON 12 JUL 2016

Please avoid as an external student

Extremely poor experience.

I am an external masters student with Macquarie University and have had a very poor experience thus far. I have been frequently met with an overt disinterest, distrust, and overall lack of concern by Macquarie University's administration staff and extremely poor communication to boot. I have often made several requests to get in contact with a Head of Department or Academic, which increases the likelihood of a concern being rectified, but am similarly received with a response of 'how did you get this number?'. I was also unfortunate in missing an internship opportunity with a prominent human rights organisation due to the slow and lacklustre communication shown by MQ. Having studied externally with two other institutions I definitely feel disadvantaged with Macquarie University and have thoroughly removed my recommendation.

Extremely poor experience. I am an external masters student with Macquarie University and have had a very poor experience thus far. I have been frequently met with an overt disinterest, distrust, and overall lack of concern by Macquarie University's administration staff and extremely poor communication to boot. I have often made several requests to get in contact with a Head of Department or Academic, which increases the likelihood of a concern being rectified, but am similarly received with a response of 'how did you get this number?'. I was also unfortunate in missing an internship opportunity with a prominent human rights organisation due to the slow and lacklustre communication shown by MQ. Having studied externally with two other institutions I definitely feel disadvantaged with Macquarie University and have thoroughly removed my recommendation.

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Josephine

Josephine

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2015

Business Studies

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1
WRITTEN ON 8 SEP 2015

Enrol only if you can't get admission to better uni

My advice for overseas students is always aim to get in to higher ranked uni like Sydney Uni, there's a reason for this. The quality of lecturers are obviously not as good as higher ranking university. The structure of courses is also not good as they do not encourage critical thinking very well. Better companies will want to recruit students from better uni. Administration side is quite sloppy and inefficient. The campus is very diverse, lots of students from India and the Middle east. The university in general seems to be working hard to improve themselves but quite hopeless due to quality of staff running the place.

My advice for overseas students is always aim to get in to higher ranked uni like Sydney Uni, there's a reason for this. The quality of lecturers are obviously not as good as higher ranking university. The structure of courses is also not good as they do not encourage critical thinking very well. Better companies will want to recruit students from better uni. Administration side is quite sloppy and inefficient. The campus is very diverse, lots of students from India and the Middle east. The university in general seems to be working hard to improve themselves but quite hopeless due to quality of staff running the place.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2011

Phd in Bioinformatics

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5
WRITTEN ON 25 JUL 2014

Best decision ever made!

I had the best experience at MQ. Excellent faculty members who train and make sure you are well prepared for your career. My professors helped alot for my paper publishing and my research. One of the best decisions ever made. 

I had the best experience at MQ. Excellent faculty members who train and make sure you are well prepared for your career. My professors helped alot for my paper publishing and my research. One of the best decisions ever made.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2011

Bachelor of IT

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 25 JUL 2014

I am more than happy to study at MQ

Macquarie uni offers wide range of course for student of various fields

Students get the opportunity to explore after completion of the courses via interships which mq provides to their bonafide students .

I am more than happy to study at mq

Macquarie uni offers wide range of course for student of various fields Students get the opportunity to explore after completion of the courses via interships which mq provides to their bonafide students . I am more than happy to study at mq

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2011

Bachelor of Commerce--Prof. Accounting

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4
WRITTEN ON 22 JUL 2011

study experience in Macquarie University, Australia

Macquarie University is a prestigous study place for students worldwide,especially for the students who are keen to develop their career in commerical fields such as accounting and finance. It provides us qualified teachers and well-equipped facilities. Apart from that,students from various countries faciliate you to experience different culture and backgrounds.

Macquarie University is a prestigous study place for students worldwide,especially for the students who are keen to develop their career in commerical fields such as accounting and finance. It provides us qualified teachers and well-equipped facilities. Apart from that,students from various countries faciliate you to experience different culture and backgrounds.

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Trevor Chan

Trevor Chan

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2008

Bachelor of Applied Finance

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4
WRITTEN ON 6 SEP 2008

Applied Finance at MQ

Beware of the relaxed environment. Enjoy it and have fun, but it’s easy to slack too much with the local culture and your grade point average will suffer. A perfect GPA of 4.0 is like virginity: it doesn’t matter how long you have had it for; once you’ve lost it, it’s gone forever.

Beware of the relaxed environment. Enjoy it and have fun, but it’s easy to slack too much with the local culture and your grade point average will suffer. A perfect GPA of 4.0 is like virginity: it doesn’t matter how long you have had it for; once you’ve lost it, it’s gone forever.

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Dazzer

Dazzer

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2010

Applied FInance

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5
WRITTEN ON 11 AUG 2008

Macquarie University Survey

Very much. It is an awesome experience. The best advice I can give is to make and get to know as many people as possible. Do not be shy or proud, but make sure to greet anyone you meet with a friendly smile and your university life will most definitely be fun and fulfilling. 

Very much. It is an awesome experience. The best advice I can give is to make and get to know as many people as possible. Do not be shy or proud, but make sure to greet anyone you meet with a friendly smile and your university life will most definitely be fun and fulfilling.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2008

translating and interpreting

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 1 AUG 2008

translating and interpreting

Usually I am busy with my study, we have much homework, but I still enjoy my life, actually I  hope  we can have more interpreting practice, since I do not think I have made much progress. Advice: Joining OCF

Usually I am busy with my study, we have much homework, but I still enjoy my life, actually I hope we can have more interpreting practice, since I do not think I have made much progress. Advice: Joining OCF

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2010

Actuarial Studies

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5
WRITTEN ON 26 MAY 2008

I promise I was not paid to write this review!

I'm having an amazing time at university! Meeting new people from very very different walks of life, experiencing new things.. though I must say that there can be really low points at times but it is the ups and downs that makes the experience so enriching ! One advice? Come with the right attitude ! Especially for international students, it might be very daunting living home and yes, its normal for us to miss home but we have to remember that it is a privilege to have the opportunity to study abroad and we should not take that privilege for granted! Be open to mingle, get to know people especially in the first few months when everyone is new to everyone.

I'm having an amazing time at university! Meeting new people from very very different walks of life, experiencing new things.. though I must say that there can be really low points at times but it is the ups and downs that makes the experience so enriching ! One advice? Come with the right attitude ! Especially for international students, it might be very daunting living home and yes, its normal for us to miss home but we have to remember that it is a privilege to have the opportunity to study abroad and we should not take that privilege for granted! Be open to mingle, get to know people especially in the first few months when everyone is new to everyone.

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