The University of Western Australia (UWA) was a pleasant experience in my academic life and Perth for my well-being. The reason why I choose UWA over other Australian universities was due to its reputation and the fact that UWA has been recently admitted as one of the best 100 universities in the world. As I am planning on to major in mining engineering having a degree which is recognized overseas would be an essential to increase my chances of having a well-developed career.
UWA has a very active social scene which allows the easy making of many, diverse friends. However, it is very hard to make friends through classes or any academic situations. Although most people are friendly, they just don’t seem to have the time to make friends. The best way it is being part of one of the various sport clubs that the UWA offer, so you can hang out with friends of different nationalities and background.
The campus is quite nice and serene. It is surrounding by a peaceful suburban besides the beautiful Matilda´s bay and there is also some native woodland (Kings Park) which puts a bit of a dampener during the rush time of exams. The public transport is very convenient – on semester weekdays buses come every 10 minutes and around every half hour on weekends. There’s also a well maintained public cycle path you can use to get into the city.
The lecture theaters are well-equipped, and the campus provide many libraries and other facilities to students. It also has a very conducive environment for students to do their research and studies.
Overall it was a great experience to live in Perth and study at UWA. I am sure that it will enhance my job prospects besides the memory of the beautiful landscapes from Western Australia that keep on my mind!