*Disclaimer: Please note that this review includes only UniSA’s metropolitan campuses, not because we, at Verse, love Whyalla and Mount Gambier any less, but just because I have not personally visited either of the rural campuses and wanted to present a fair and honest review.
It’s not that I don’t like City West campus, it’s more that City West gets all the attention. Because it’s UniSA’s main hub and can boast the Jeffery Smart Building, MOD., Pridham Hall, and West Oak, everyone raves about how good City West is but I just don’t see it. Yes, it’s nice with Jeffery Smart open 24 hours and the brand new gym and sport facilities available at Pridham Hall, but it’s a little bit overrated because there’s always so many people around. It’s got a lot going for it and I can see why it’s home to many of UniSA’s events but we gotta share the love around a bit!
Ah, the concrete jungle of the UniSA campuses. City East is both way too easy to get lost in and a bit boring (sorry!). Yeah, they’ve got some awesome tech in their science labs that definitely one-up the classrooms at the other campuses but the buildings are just a little too cramped for my liking. BUT, in saying that, City East does have the best location of any of the campuses, just one street over from Rundle Mall with plenty of public transport options.
Mawson Lakes feels like a nice mix between the modern industrial vibe and the green nature vibe and we love it! Not only is Mawson Lakes home to the iconic UNISA letters but it also hosts the University’s very own planetarium. Pairing all this with loads of places to grab a bite between classes and you’ve got yourself a winner! (The only downside is the airplanes constantly flying overhead can be a bit distracting sometimes!)
First of all, yes, I may be biased as Magill is my home campus but maybe I’m just lucky that my home campus just happens to be one of the best? Hear me out. Magill has a nice, peaceful setting with only a few buildings sprawled across endless patches of green grass which makes studying outside something that many Magill students enjoy. There’s also a creek that adds extra tranquillity points when it’s a-flowing! Like Mawson Lakes, Magill has minimal stairs with all classrooms spread across just two floors. Plus we have friendly neighbourhood koalas?!
Words by Geena Ho