The Australian National University [An Unbiased Review by A Life That Travels]

The Australian National University [An Unbiased Review by A Life That Travels]

August 16, 2019 12 By Stanley Isaacs


– Loving the scootering. Great way to get around
the ANU that’s for sure, A perfect campus. (bright music) One of the things I’ve
always loved about ANU is that it’s such a beautiful
campus, so much greenery and really incredible
native Australian landscape, and it’s really a walkable
open rideable campus. The number of bikes on
campus this time of year when the sun’s come out it’s Springtime, flowers are blooming. It’s absolutely awesome and I
think that’s creates a really nice vibe about this place. I do like to say that
you want to be studying in a place that’s going somewhere. You know where things are
changing and evolving. One of the things with
universities is if they don’t keep innovating they tend to stagnate, but ANU there’s so much going on here. There’s so much development,
such a big focus here on research and new things. I think that gives you a
really good opportunity to have exposure to lots of new opportunities, which as a young person trying to work out what you want to do with your life is definitely a good thing. Here’s one of the main things
that I love about the ANU outside of the amazing
and the inside of things, but it has this beautiful
campus absolutely spectacular outdoor space but then in
just a couple of steps you’re right in the middle of
things here in Cambra and obviously as a student that
gives you tonnes of options. It gives you options of
places to go and eat, places to have coffee,
hang out, do some work and of course part time work so that’s definitely a big
advantage being right down here in the middle of the city. What we got here is a kind of
pop up temporary student area because the main student
central hub is being redeveloped as seen in some of these other shots. It’s going to be spectacular
once it’s finished, but in the interim this is
a pretty funky little space. A lot of food vans going on. There’s chilling out to be done. It’s neat, they’ve done a good
job of this temporary space. And of course by the time
you’re watching this video this might no longer be here. You might have something even better. For now this time of year
it’s nice, I like it. Let’s talk about student
satisfaction and what you can do is look up the Australian
government’s quality indicators of millennium teaching the QILT
website where they actually display a whole tonne of
data from people who have studied at this university,
who are studying who have been surveyed so
that’s people just like you and the things that they say
about studying at the ANU. Now ANU actually rates pretty
well here slightly above the national average and
if you look at the specific discipline areas graduate
satisfaction range is somewhere between 72% right up to like 95% for some of the individual college areas. So once again so critical when
you’re looking at rankings and this kind of data, satisfaction data for you to drill down
into it to find the area that you’re specifically interested in, and see what people think
about that specific area. Wow well I can certainly vouch
for the fact that the coffee at the ANU Sports Centre is spot on. So important. So one of the things that
is really good to know about the ANU is that it actually
ranks incredibly well when it comes to graduate
employability, and that’s not just on national indices but also
on international indices and that’s because the
university is obviously so well ranked in many ways, but
really easy for graduates to get a job, which is fantastic news. One of the programmes that
I absolutely love at the ANU is the mobility programmes,
the global programmes and opportunities here are phenomenal. The faculties colleges do
an incredible job as does the central global learning
office in providing some incredible international studying
experiences for students. And one of the things,
which is pretty unique I’m not sure if other unis
have picked this up yet, but it was definitely
started here at the ANU is a first year overseas
study taster programme called the Primo Programme. So you can check that
out in the link below. This is an opportunity for first
year students to go and get a taste of overseas study
experiences credited here at the ANU and definitely
gives you an extra thing to add to the resume as
well as that little doorway into what it’s like to study overseas. And then many other options beyond that. So definitely in terms of creative outlet, student experiences
outside the classroom ANU is doing some really good stuff. – I enjoy it a lot of I
study science so everything that we’re learning all of
our electors are directly involved in and so it’s new
research being taught directly. It’s a research university
so you’re getting that first-hand new information. Well let’s talk about
rankings because rankings are important to some people and
my caveat with rankings is always check details of
what you’re looking at because even universities
that maybe don’t rank so well can have areas where
they’re exceptionally strong and vice versa. Universities that are
particularly exceptional in the overall rankings might have areas where they’re not necessarily strong. So always look at the detail. ANU though the Australian
National University perhaps unsurprisingly is
one of Australia’s top ranked universities either number
one or number two typically on just about nay
ranking that you look at. And if we look a little
bit further globally ANU is ranking somewhere between
20th and 50th in the world depending on exactly which
ranking that you’re looking at. If we start to break this down by subject, ANU does extremely
well, is actually ranked 6th in the world a few
years ago for politics, 8th in the world for
social policy and admin, 10th in the world for arts and humanities, 13th in the world for archaeology and 14th in the world for history. So it’s obviously a university
that has many, many strengths and a lot of depth across
all it’s academic areas. Well I’m gonna say I’ve
been thoroughly impressed by my walk around the ANU. This place is obviously going places. They have some incredible
new infrastructure in the very near future. And when you combine that
with the incredible research that’s being done here
day-to-day the clear investment in student life, this amazing
campus just full of greenery that’s right on the doorstep
of Cambra’s CVD area, this is amazing. I’ve been blown away. What a great place to come and study. Anyway please drop your comments about what it’s been like to study here in the comments below, and I will see you the next time on a Life That Travels. Whatever you’re getting up to today, I hope it’s a good one. I’m Rob Malicki have a good day. (bright music)