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The University of Auckland is one of the world’s leading and currently at the Faculty of Education doing my PhD by Research. I can say that the faculty members are highly of world caliber and very supportive both emotional and academic needs. I can further tell that the time, effort, and financial investment are worth doing here. I am confident as well that the return on investment is multitude after graduation. They also provide substantial experiences and even paid extra curricular while studying.View more
I found that the overall university experience was not really worth my time and money. Respected professors were only actually lecturing for 1-2 weeks per course, with PhD graduates teaching the majority of the course. Sometimes these PhD graduates weren’t able to speak fluent English, which made the learning and teaching actually going on very questionable. In addition to this, you would submit a 3000 word essay, and receive a 15-20 words of feedback. I am certain that very little learning, improvement and education can occur when the feedback loop is so minimal, often generic.
In addition to this, many of the “lab” or “tutorial” components were actually university students completing post-graduate experiments as part of their thesis studies. For example, in my psych201 tutorial, we had to spend 2 hours looking at a screen only pressing the “X” or “Z” key a total of 1200 times, and if we did not attend this lecture, we would lose 2% of our total grade.
Overall, I question how much education and learning goes on, specifically in the Commerce and Science Faculties. I found my high school classes to go into more depth, with the teachers actually providing many one-on-one conversations to ensure learning is taking place, and this is the learnings that allowed me to pass my first 3 years of papers before any new content was covered, after which, the lectures would have half the class walk out because they couldn’t speak fluent english, with students opting to self-teach themselves.
If you are requiring students to partake in a study, they must be reimbursed for their time, especially if no learning is taking place.
If you are charging students $1000 per course, then the university can afford to pay for staff to assess all of the PHD candidates fluency in English, before they are allowed to teach.
In addition, no learning can take place when a question is asked in a foreign language, and the tutor/lecturer replies in a foreign language.View more
Overall very good. Teachers and TAs are helpful and always answer any questions they are asked. Students are also pretty nice and are always willing to lend a helping hand to each other. The work environment is also nice.View more
The University of Auckland provides a broad range of courses to broaden individual perspectives and reconnect oneself to the wider world. For example, I studied the 1st of Bcom degree at UOA. During that year, I gained deep insight into marketing, entrepreneurship, commercial law and many more subjects within the business curriculum while also being able to feed my curiosity about social topics by taking a general education paper in Language studies. This was achieved through the University’s c restructuring of the curriculum, which allows business students to be exposed to a range of majors and topics within one class. The only downside to attending the University was the lack of strategies each lecturer are equipped with or used to encourage students to engage in discussions. This leads to more passive learning and knowledge intake.View more
I liked the remote nature of the study and the flexibility of how to study. I also very much enjoyed how much sport was available at the university. I disliked how many extra subjects I had to pay for that were not associated with my degree. Overall it was an okay experienceView more
As a student studying history at the University of Auckland, I have found the content that I am taught is greatly engaging and thought-provoking. The professors are passionate about the subjects that they teach and help to create and engaging and informative learning experience. One of the things I appreciated most about my history degree was the flexibility to choose courses I was interested in. This meant that I was able to explore different areas of history that I was interested in and find my niche whilst also allowing me to tailor my degree to my own interests. The History Faculty offers a wide area of spectrum of histories to study, from comprehensive examinations on important events in New Zealand history to analysing the early Medieval period and exploring its economic, social, and cultural development. Overall, I found my experience as a History major at the University of Auckland to be extremely positive, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone considering studying history.View more
The University of Auckland (UoA) has always been my dream university to attend in New Zealand. It is one of the top rated universities in our country and after attending one year I have come to understand why. The level of effort and aesthetic UoA has provided in the learning spaces is incredible. The campus is always clean, maintained and it is always upgraded to the latest technology and appliances. The quality of education is sufficient. They provide many resources, and lots of help when it comes to our study, and lecturers put in lots of effort in our mental health and our student-lecturer relationship. Not just that, UoA has provided me lots of opportunities to meet with many companies like the big four accounting firms in New Zealand I otherwise would never be able to meet in a casual meet up. However, if it is something they need to improve on is work placements. Even though, we do have many opportunities to interact with companies, we still do not have the guaranteed work placements which is a downside, as many other universities do so. Nevertheless, studying in UoA has given me a great college experience, and I can’t wait to see what my next two years bring at UoA brings to me.View more
The best thing about doing an engineering degree at UoA are the quality teaching staff.
The worst thing about doing engineering degree at UoA is that you have to wait 10 mins to use a microwave if brave enough to attend in-person lectures to begin with.