I like the 'heartbeat' of the ‘Shoalie group’. I see the bonding and camaraderie of the group to be beneficial to the whole study process which enhances teamwork. I would recommend that to anyone and indeed have been told by some of my colleagues from the Wollongong campus that we appear 'tight' ...... Amit
Even before I got here, I thought that I'd probably need to be dissuaded from choosing Shoalhaven, rather than persuaded to choose it. I already had a bias toward choosing a more rural area in which to live. One of the most important things I heard on open day was that there would be equal distribution of resources/lectures/lecturers and student-teacher ratios between the two campuses.
I also especially liked the idea of the joint staff-student common room when I visited the campus, - and when one of us studies, it ‘guilts’ me into feeling like I should be studying too and generally encourages a team-like atmosphere, rather than a competitive one (which to me is perhaps more calming and productive). We sit discussing things that we're not sure about and someone who does know what's going on is bound to hear us wondering and come and join in to help us out. The other major appeal of Nowra over Wollongong was the comparable affordability of housing. I've managed to find a nice place to live with a yard and plenty of space for much less than I'd have been paying in Wollongong. ...... Erin