Positive aspects: The University isn't too restrict with attendance and the price, compared to other institutions, isn't extremely expensive. Subjects are according to market needs and professors have good knowledge about what is being taught, although the best professionals are extremely academic focused.
CQU also provides excellent scholarship conditions, so students are able to keep the maximum of 20% discount during the whole course. The campus is located in CBD and it’s easy to commute and buy affordable food, if you have classes throughout the day.
Negative aspects: international students are segregated from national and there isn't room for improving English speaking skills. Majority of students are Indians and Nepalese, which decreases diversity of nationalities, making the experience of studying in Australia poorer.
Lectures and tutorials’ material aren’t attractive and Power Points slides are still being used.
Building campus has poor maintenance and, due lack of strict supervision and punishment, students leave trash traces everywhere.
My advice to future students is: If you are looking for a medium quality University, affordable and close to CBD, CQU is a good option.
Positive: Computer Labs, used for Tutorial classes, have enough machines and all software
are installed, which facilitates a lot students with our studies.
There are facilities for students to play, relax and eat. The Wi-fi connection is excellent and the library works until 9pm (students are allowed to stay until 10pm). This fact makes a lot of difference, particularly when our own laptops have issues or we don't have.
It is possible to virtually access CQU desktop, if, for instance, you are using Mac or any other operating system.
Negative: the kitchen doesn't have proper maintenance and are always dirty (as well as classes)
Microwaves are often out of order.
All students should be clean and use deodorant - even though it isn't up to the University,
there should be some marketing campaign about hygiene habits.
The customer services at the 1st floor should be improved.
My advice to future students is: The university is good enough to complete a good master course and apply for a post graduate visa.
Positives: Reports and practical assessments
Negatives: Some teachers aren’t that qualified
My advice to future students is: Self study is very important when taking a university degree.
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