IranKhashayar Moghaddam, Bachelor of Interior Architecture (DBIR)
Why did you choose to study at the University of South Australia (UniSA)?
"UniSA provides some of the most popular courses in Australia and is known for its graduate quality. As my primary and secondary choices were Architecture and Interior Architecture, and UniSA is the only university in Adelaide that provides these courses with high graduate quality, it made my choice very clear.
Many of my high school friends who graduated a year or two ahead of me, chose UniSA as the institute where they would participate in their chosen degrees and when my time arrived for choosing an institute for higher education, they recommended I apply at UniSA."
"Don't hold back from exploring the multi-cultural aspects. Make friends and expand your social network as you can then refer your questions or problems to friends and ask for their support. And most importantly use all resources provided to you, they will make solving your problems much easier."
What are the benefits of UniSA and their teaching staff?
"In my field of study in particular, I quite enjoyed the space provided to study and practice. The staff are friendly and provide students with sufficient help in their studies.
My course takes place at City West Campus, located on Hindley Street and North Terrace. I quite like the campus, it has all the facilities which my course requires and that makes it really convenient to attend course requirements. UniSA services are great. Every time I visited Campus Central in regards to a query, they pointed me in the right direction, and being an international student, it made it a lot easier."
What are your impressions of Adelaide?
"Adelaide seems rather small however, despite being a small city, it is rather quiet and very convenient to get around and it takes less than 10 minutes to travel to the surrounding suburbs. Also, the locals are very polite and friendly. It has some of the most beautiful hills with fantastic scenery, lovely food and wine, a really great place for peaceful and quiet life style, in particular a student lifestyle.
Basically shortly after I began studying here I found myself truly settled in and in no time I'd managed to meet a lot of locals and internationals from other countries. As time went pass my social network grew larger and I became more attracted to the city. As rumours say, 1 in 10 people from Adelaide would have a mutual friend."
What is your advice to others?
"Don't hold back from exploring the multi-cultural aspects. Make friends and expand your social network as you can then refer your questions or problems to friends and ask for their support. And most importantly use all resources provided to you, they will make solving your problems much easier."Enquire Online
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College