Positives: The one thing positive about this course is that you get to use industry equipment to learn. It’s good to have people in the industry with experience to also teach you so that if you get into the industry properly most things won’t be new to you.
Negatives: The negative part is that there is so much to learn about one equipment that you don’t get to learn everything before the semester is over. you end up having more than 5 equipments to learn at the same time and then you don’t get to learn them properly before the semester runs out and before the next semester you forget how to use the previous equipment and jump to a new one.
My advice to future students is: The advice I would offer a potential future student is to make sure they really want to practice and if possible get a volunteer work in the industry so as to master everything otherwise learning it in uni won’t be enough to get you going.
Positive aspects: It is a fun and enjoyable course if you want to learn more about human interactions.
Negative aspects: When I was in my fourth year I only realised I still have to complete another 2 years of masters and internship in order to be a certified practising psychologist. The university could have told us about the course outline or job prospects with this degree during our orientation. With a Bachelor of Psych degree, it is insufficient to practice psychology services. I would have switched course if I knew about this earlier.
My advice to future students is: Psychology isn't all just about understanding human interaction. There are lots of statistics involved in this course. A good mathematic foundation would be great for this course.
The positive aspects of this course is that in second and third year the university organise placements for the students. Students get to choose their preferences (e.g. working in a private setting or hospital). I really enjoyed my placements because I got to put what I have learnt into practice.
The negative aspects of this course would be the "assessment tool" for my placements. Our placements are assessed by COMPASS. I find this tool very subjective as the guideline for the scale is quite vague. I feel that more trainings are required for supervisor regarding the assessment tool so that it is more reliable.
My advice to future students is: This is a great course if you want to work with people and feel sense of achievement when you get to help someone. I realise speech pathologist have similar traits e.g. perfectionist, organised, kind hearted. You need to discover your personality before deciding on this course.
Positives: The faculty is very supportive, the practical components of the course compliment the theory very well. The course also involved prac work which is super helpful for gaining much needed industry experience.
Negatives: Some of the tests contained questions that were not in the course material
My advice to future students is: Network with other students in the same course from day one. Making friends will benefit you soooo much.
Positives: Most of the lecturers and tutors have actually worked in the construction industry and been involved in a number of large projects, so they’re able to give us a real world understanding of how things work and not just how the books say things should be done.
Also, as a girl I’ve only had one or two experiences over the 4 years where I’ve been treated differently. 99% of the time I’m treated equally even though it is a male dominated course and industry.
Negatives: Although most of the tutors and lecturers have worked in the real world, there are still one or two who have only ever worked in academia. Their outlook is a bit unrealistic of the industry.
Majority of us doing the course also feel as though they try to force too much interdisciplinary assignments (ie: architecture students will design buildings for us to use in our assignments). Although once we graduate we will have to work with other professions, it seems a bit unfair to have to rely on others for our grades now; which will determine our future.
My advice to future students is: Don’t focus too much on choosing exactly which career path you want from the course. There are so many opportunities and paths you can take from the one degree so just try your best in all units and you’ll naturally work out what you’re most suited towards :)
Positives: It helps your prepare for uni
Negatives: It’s a lot of hard work but hey that’s what uni is like
My advice to future students is: Time management!!
Positives: First year content is really fun, mixed in with people from other health science degrees not just your own.
Negatives: There can be some gaps between lecture content and workshop content which is annoying
My advice to future students is: Make sure you ask your lecturer as much as you can, email them etc and try get as much info so you aren’t stuck on one topic forever
I'm doing Business Law.
Positives: Mostly online, only have to go to campus for assessments which means I can study and work full time
Negatives: Because it’s mostly online I have to be very strict on myself to do the work
My advice to future students is: Be sure it’s what you want
Positives: It is challenging and interesting as it provides an insight into the human body and world and allows us to view things from a different perspective. Although it does get very hard, it is interesting learning the content so it isn’t all that much of a pain to study
Negatives: It can get full on and there isn’t much time left in the week to do anything else
My advice to future students is: Stay on top of your work and don’t fall behind. You will struggle a lot if you do this
Positives: It is fun
I get a degree from it
I enjoy what I chose
Negatives: It is very difficult
I have trouble with the maths
It is very time consuming (not enough time to have fun)
My advice to future students is: If you don’t love it don’t do it
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