Hello all, I'm piratepintsize and new to this community, although I have been lurking around for a while. *sheepish grin
I'm 18, and just recently finished my Foundation Studies in Adelaide this year. Which means I go to Uni next year! I've gotten an unconditional offer to do Vet Science at The University of Melbourne, and I'm really thrilled and all, but I have my doubts concerning taking up this course and living in Melb. Let's put it this way: My family is not that well-off, and studying in Adelaide for Pre-U was alright, 'coz Adelaide's relatively a much cheaper place to stay in compared to Melb, and it was only for a year, whereas the duration of the vet sci course is 5 years, about AUD31K each year (just tuition fees). I was wondering whether any of you would know of scholarships or loans that'd sponsor students doing Vet Science.
Also, any of you here currently doing Vet Sci? How is it like studying it?
And those studying in Melbourne, what do you think would be the best type of accommodation for me? Residential Colleges are way too expensive, I don't quite like the idea of Homestay, and I'm looking for a place within walking distance to the Parkville campus. I'm thinking the College Square, the one on Lygon St, but inputs from those who've had experience living there would be awesome! Thanks in advance :)
And, to share a bit more...
Country you're in: Australia
Why you're there: For post-SPM studies, finished my Foundation studies, waiting to go to Uni next yr!
how long have you been there (were there for): I was in Adelaide for a year, and hopefully would be in Melbourne for the next 5 yrs
Something you like about it: I like the fact that it's not too far from Malaysia, and the time difference isn't too bad, at least I don't have to wait up till 4am or something to hear my grandmother's voice
Something you don't: The drunkards, esp those who yell "Go back to China!" or "Ching chong ching chong" when they come across a group of Asians - RACISTS!
A funny anecdote perhaps: Commenting (in BM) on the behaviour of an Aussie male there, only to find out that he understands BM perfectly!
What was the thing you missed most about M'sia: Family and food- I've yet to find Nasi Lemak which sends me gasping for water in Australia!
Anything you hate about M'sia?: I guess I'll find something soon..