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Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand

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Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Development Studies

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3
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Review of Victoria University of Wellington

It's very relaxed and slow paced. Classes are very lenient and lecturers are more than happy to help students. Individualism is very abundant and student freedom is a big part of student life. There isn't much a sense of school pride but there is pride in the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Wellington. Walking up the hill to the university is very challenging but rewarding, even more rewarding is making it to your classes when there is torrential rain. 

It's very relaxed and slow paced. Classes are very lenient and lecturers are more than happy to help students. Individualism is very abundant and student freedom is a big part of student life. There isn't much a sense of school pride but there is pride in the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Wellington. Walking up the hill to the university is very challenging but rewarding, even more rewarding is making it to your classes when there is torrential rain.

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Yasin

Yasin

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2011

Bachelor of Tourism Management

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3
WRITTEN ON 20 SEP 2010

Confused and disappointed

Overall experience is so so and there has been nothing special in the last 2 years I have spent studying at Victoria University. The overall environment is encouraging but teaching is just average. The focus of degree is more in exploring tourism in New Zealand instead of following a global trend.

Overall experience is so so and there has been nothing special in the last 2 years I have spent studying at Victoria University. The overall environment is encouraging but teaching is just average. The focus of degree is more in exploring tourism in New Zealand instead of following a global trend.

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Maliqa

Maliqa

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2012

Bachelor of Design

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3
WRITTEN ON 20 SEP 2010

Good Experience

I came to New Zealand 2 months ago and I got shocked when I bought a mobile phone and the SIM card. Even the local calls and SMS are very expensive. Same is true for internet and associated technologies. I must say that mobile phone technology in Pakistan is way more advanced than New Zealand and it is quite shocking. Secondly, there is a great cultural difference and Pakistani community is not very strong in New Zealand therefore I miss the traditional food, friends and other traditional stuff. You should come prepared to face all these challenges if you do not want to get shocked like me.

I came to New Zealand 2 months ago and I got shocked when I bought a mobile phone and the SIM card. Even the local calls and SMS are very expensive. Same is true for internet and associated technologies. I must say that mobile phone technology in Pakistan is way more advanced than New Zealand and it is quite shocking. Secondly, there is a great cultural difference and Pakistani community is not very strong in New Zealand therefore I miss the traditional food, friends and other traditional stuff. You should come prepared to face all these challenges if you do not want to get shocked like me.

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Jandail

Jandail

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2012

Bachelor of Engineering

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3
WRITTEN ON 19 SEP 2010

Engineering Course

Life at Victoria University is average. The study culture and environment is very different and competition is fierce. Fellow students are the selfish kind. They do help you but to some extent only because they are very sensitive about their grades and do not want you to move ahead of them. I do not like this attitude because every person has his own grades at university level. Advice for prospective students is that do not rely on anyone for studies as some of your class fellows might resort to even misguiding you. Just concentrate on your studies and your own abilities.

Life at Victoria University is average. The study culture and environment is very different and competition is fierce. Fellow students are the selfish kind. They do help you but to some extent only because they are very sensitive about their grades and do not want you to move ahead of them. I do not like this attitude because every person has his own grades at university level. Advice for prospective students is that do not rely on anyone for studies as some of your class fellows might resort to even misguiding you. Just concentrate on your studies and your own abilities.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2011

Software Engineering

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3
WRITTEN ON 16 APR 2010

Victoria University - Engineering Degree

Make sure your degree is worth your time and effort - and make sure you know what you're getting into.

Make sure your degree is worth your time and effort - and make sure you know what you're getting into.

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