Australian Catholic University - ACU reviews

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Positives: - Hands on learning enabling Practical Application
- Forced attendance to most classes means no desire to skip on a day you cant be bothered
- Enjoyable content that's relatable for future careers

Negatives: The business side of my course could be more organized.

Not a whole lot of continuity. Subjects always changing year to year so different years are run differently

My advice to future students is: Work hard at the course to get the most out of it

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Clinical placements throughout the semester and longer placements in third year to consolidate learning. Being able to experience hands on in the clinical setting to implement theory to practice

Negatives: Some units can be more related to the course

My advice to future students is: Search the course and enquirer the amount of clinical practice offered and the units specific to the course

Completed in 2014

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Positives: The placement we receive for the practical units, the lab classes for practise

Negatives: Weekly group questions, being only given one lecture to attend and not being able to due to being busy, when assignments aren’t explained fully

My advice to future students is: If you don’t understand something in the unit/course Ask some immediately and don’t leave it to last minute ALSO don’t study something if you don’t enjoy it

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Tutorials generally consist of a maximum of 30 students which I find beneficial to get to know your teacher and in terms of seeking support from the lecture in charge of a unit they have been quite helpful.

Negatives: Having done a diploma of nursing and fast forwarding to the 2nd year of the Bachelor, I felt quite lost at the start as I wasn’t familiar on how certain things ran which I had to learn in time and seeking help from other students

My advice to future students is: Time management

Completed in 2018

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Positives: It’s very practical, we work in simulation labs and for the most part, teaching stuff are incredibly dedicated and genuinely want you to succeed

Negatives: There have been some teachers that simply haven’t provided good quality teaching, and our feedback surveys to the university seems to be pointless. Past papers and assessments aren’t easily accessible and assignment tasks aren’t properly discussed. Feedback on our work also usually isn’t timely.

My advice to future students is: Ask as many questions as you can, send as many emails as you can. Remember you are PAYING to study here — get your moneys worth

Completed in 2018

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Positives: - amazing lecturers very resourceful
- able to choose timetable to my liking
- easy to travel to

Negatives: - not easy to get help with studies
- excessive amount of content to get through
- not as much support from lecturers as I would have liked

My advice to future students is: - definitely keep ahead with studies
- get help with studies from fellow students and lecturers as best as you can
- make sure your timetable isn’t as packed to allow time to catch up on studies and assignments

Completed in 2017

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Positives: 1. Great placement options
2. Hands on learning
3. Great curriculum

Negatives: None so far

My advice to future students is: Do not skip on the practicals

Completing in 2020

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Positives: My university has a hight standard with delivery of the course. My university has a exemplary nursing laboratory for the the students to practice their skills.

Negatives: The course requires the students to be competitive.

My advice to future students is: Take every opportunity to learn throughout the course.

Completed in 2016

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Positives: flexible

Negatives: placements are in regional area

My advice to future students is: check the uni before enrolling

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Good job opportunity

Negatives: None

My advice to future students is: Do your best

Completed in 2018

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