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Monday, February 26, 2007

Why go to a mass university?

On this blog I have often encouraged people to consider the regional option for higher education because I think that it gives a more intense educational experience.

My eldest has just switched to the University of NSW because it gave her a better subject choice. Today was her first day and she is in a state of shock.

In one of her courses, one that she did last year at another place getting a reasonable result, there are 1800 on campus students, many international, with eight parallel lectures and twenty four parallel tutorials.

Like her father, Helen learns from interaction with staff and other students. She also wants to contribute to campus life. She is now wondering just how she might do this.

It's not surprising that the smaller universities located in Regional Australia rank so high on student satisfaction.

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