Ana went into Foundations Studies hoping to gain entry into the Bachelor of Computer Science.
RMIT University, Melbourne
“RMIT’s Computer Science program is highly regarded, so that’s what really attracted me to study here. The facilities are modern and advanced, giving us access to technology that might be hard to find elsewhere. If you want to gain industry experience and work for big companies here and abroad, RMIT is a good starting point.
“I would recommend Foundation Studies because it gives the students an idea of what taking up the bachelor’s degree will be like. My classes are tailored to fit the subjects that I might be taking up in Computer Science, so Foundation Studies gives me the basic knowledge that I might need and it helps me set an expectation of what I’ll be dealing with in the next few years.
“There’s not a lot of stress as it eases the students into this idea and it just prepares the students for their chosen future degrees. I have to admit that not being too stressed about my subjects is a good feeling. I like that each subject makes it a point to not throw everything all at once.
“The teachers are really kind, too, and they’re very approachable. A standout would have to be the orientation camp because I met a lot of the other students there and I had a lot of fun.
“I like how RMIT is not just focused on educating their students. RMIT makes sure that we get a good university experience by encouraging us to participate in various events, activities and clubs. It’s also very diverse, and the students are allowed to be whatever they want to be without any kind of discrimination or judgement.
“When I’m not studying, I work at a small deli in Queen Victoria Market. The deli sells a wide range of cheese, meat and olives. I work on the weekend since that’s only when I’m free.”