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keg1001.jpgDrinking beer at University is not compulsory - if you don’t enjoy the amber ale, don’t despair - we have plenty of girls drinks for you to enjoy.

For those of you who do enjoy an icy cold bevvy you will quickly learn that the magic of the bar, with its golden flowing tap beer, can be brought to our very own engineering lawns.

 

Although the cellar man is in charge of all things beer, this picture shows you no detail at all, but gives the general layout of our keg system.

Incase the cellar man passes out, combine your engineering ‘knack' with this diagram to ensure the constant flow of sweet amber ale.

 

 

ENJOYING UNI ACADEMICALLY

Believe me enjoying this side of uni can sometime be a huge challenge. The work is difficult, you’re probably struggling to keep up, and between all the quizzes and assignments you’ll find yourself having many late nights. On top off all that you’ll find yourself (particularly in 1st year) doing a bunch a courses that not only are you not the slightest bit interested in but neither can you see how it relates to your course, career, or anything you ever intended to do in your life.

My advice; make sure you go to all the lectures and tutorials, don’t think you can get by just reading the textbook (I know many people who failed doing that), try and delay falling behind for as long as possible, there’s no fun in turning up to a lecture and not understanding a thing because you didn’t do last weeks work, also don’t be afraid to go and see your lecturers and tutors for help, most of the time they’re pretty happy to help you.

I may have made it sound pretty bad, but if you’ve got the right attitude, are a bit disciplined when it comes to study, and are genuinely interested in engineering you’ll love it. Oh and it does get better, the course become more and more interesting as you go through your degree, you’ll get better at managing you study, the assignment become more interesting and challenging and you’ll actually be able to see yourself becoming a real engineer.


Ben Monaghan BE(civil)

 

PamelaKeating2.jpgThe main difficulty for interstate students is the lack of information! 'How do I enrol if I'm not going to be in that state at the time?'; 'Where should I live?'; 'How does this weird public transport work?' (ok, it's not that hard, but I am from Perth) I found the best way to deal with all this is to ask lots and lots of questions, even the stupid ones like 'what the hell is a schooner??!' Get to know your friendly SUEUA executive, go on first year camp and talk to your fellow first years. Also get yourself a mapbook, pronto, it's a lifesaver.

I loved my first year of uni. It was kind of scary at first because I had never visited Sydney and I didn't know anyone here. But in a way that was a bonus – none of those weird 'so how's things?' conversations with people you went to school with and didn't like that much anyway. First year camp was terrific, and I came away knowing 90 more people than I did the week before. Engo Revue was also good fun. Well worth the stress and sleep deprivation. I didn't do as much work as I should have (as sitting outside the library doesn't strictly count as working) but I've established myself in Sydney now, so the work thing comes next!

Buy a mapbook, go on first year camp, get involved in uni clubs and societies, make friends with fellow Engos, and avoid the passion pop.

Pamela Keating

 

Dan.jpgThe combined degree of engineering and commerce provides a great opportunity to gain a multidiscipline education in some of the most interesting and sought-after professional fields. As there are many faculties within each department, and many subjects within each discipline, there are countless combinations of specialisations possible within B Eng/B Commerce.

In first year there are not a lot of choices in subject matter as both degrees have a substantial number of core unit subjects in a range of different topics that are prerequisites to 2nd and 3rd year subjects. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it gives first year students a great opportunity to make friends with other people doing common classes.

Although there are many positives from considering a combined degree there are also many challenges. For instance, in later years clashes between classes are very common. Though this does add a little extra stress and require Online Blackjack slightly more organisation, it is not the end of the world and most students manage accordingly.

The administration of the degree is done through the engineering department and in most cases the commerce department will wipe their hands clean of your coordination issues. Hence it would be very wise to find your engineering departments undergraduate assistant (in civil it is Cynthia Papangelis) they will save you amazing amounts of time and frustration otherwise spent chasing directions from people who simply don't want to deal with you.

Finally, pick up from the co-op bookshop a little textbook called 'little blue book'. It is a really well written summary of all first year maths subjects that they conveniently forget to tell you about till second year. It is 10 bucks and will save you a bunch of time because the maths department notes are notorious for being hard to follow.


Dan Lander

 

Lauren.jpgCombined degrees of all kinds are a great way to widen your career options, and Engineering and Science is no different. One of the best things I have found, is the ability you have to choose to credit some subjects towards your Science degree if you want, allowing greater flexibility within your Engineering degree. This means you have some room for engineering in electives, rather than just having to do all core courses. You also get the chance to Online Casino take a break from the maths and calculations you sometimes get swamped with on this side of the campus. Or for the boys, this might translate to – the chance, to see some pretty faces of the female variety.

Being in two years at once has an awesome benefit of some readily available tutors, and twice the friends! Make the most of the fifth year of the uni lifestyle, they're some of the best years of your life.

Lauren Conners

 
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