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A little bit about Deakin

The major campus for Deakin is in Burwood, a suburb in Melbourne. Deakin also has Waurn Ponds & Waterfront campuses in Geelong as well as a Warrnambool campus.

We have reviews across a range of topics, with plenty across humanities, law, business, education, health and science.

Some of the advice that students give in their reviews include:
participate in any group you can (class, clubs, society, etc);
making friends makes group work easier;
ask as many questions to tutors and lecturers, course advisors, etc;
get into university life as much as you can;
watch out for parking;
don't forget, you're there to study and grades can matter for grad positions.

You can find out more about how Deakin is as a uni by reading the reviews below.

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I find Uni.. Overall a positive experience, but not a ticket to a job - you must seek outside/adjunct opportunities to really succeed.

Positives: Good quality academic staff/materials, excellent campus facilities, good internship/travel abroad opportunities.

Negatives: Poor student services, long waiting times for information relating to enrolments/changes.

My advice to future students is: Read all the course rules very carefully, A300 (Bachelor if Arts) is very flexible but you need to select carefully as to graduate.

Completed in 2019

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Positives: The course provides a good variety of interesting and applicable classes that prepare me for employment

Negatives: I find that sometimes there is a lack of communication in terms of what is required of me

My advice to future students is: It's OK to be unsure of what you want from a course/degree

Completing in 2020

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Positives: - the friends you make along the way - i have made so many friends for life with the same interests that i have which is great
- placement - all the lives you can impact in such a short amount of time really drives you to want to finish your course
- the flexibility for studying - being able to lower the work load throughout the year and doing intensive units over summer. I studied 3 years full time and i am studying my final year part time over two years so i can work more and study at the same time

Negatives: the way the assignments and units are planned. lots of conflicting information throughout guides and teachers word. different teachers say different things. assignments can be quite difficult and stressful to decipher at times

My advice to future students is: i wish i hadve studied part time the whole time even if it hadve taken longer!
start assignments earlier than you think you need to

Completed in 2019

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Positives: Able to apply better communication in real working industry

Negatives: Too much reading

My advice to future students is: Decide carefully what u love to do

Completing in 2020

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Positives: It gives you alot of hands on experience in each of my units. We are required to do alot of discussion and work from our own thoughts and ideas

Negatives: My university doesnt provide the best favilities for certain units within the course

My advice to future students is: You do not need to select a major straight away,you can use your first year to explore different units within the arts degree and decide on your path

Completing in 2021

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I'm majoring in Information Systems.

Positives: Give me an opportunity to work in an industry I like

Negatives: Competive course so one needs go be on top of their game at all times

My advice to future students is: The amount of commitment the course requires

Completed in 2018

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Positives: It gives me the qualification to attain my ambition as a economists and gives me insight to the real world situation of how my job would pan out and what is expected of me. The provider itself very easy to work with, no confusions when it comes to assignment submissions and payments

Negatives: The university requires an international student to sit for 8units per year regardless of any circumstance and this can sometime take a role

My advice to future students is: Better advice on unit combination per semester

Completed in 2019

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Positives: This course was very engaging and the different units varied in levels of difficulty. There was also a broad range of subjects - touching on topics such as child development to biological psychology. All of which were very interesting and provided with many materials to study.

Negatives: I personally did not find the tutors or the lecturers to be very welcoming. I was not able to connect with them pass a "student/teacher" relationship, therefore it prevented me from being comfortable with asking them about prospective jobs, referrals for relevant external courses or jobs. Also, some of the assignments for a few of the subjects did not seem 100% relevant and/or it was far too difficult with the limited assistance/instructions provided by the faculty.

My advice to future students: It is definitely a worthwhile course. Although my core subjects were psychology related, my course being an Arts degree allowed me to have an arts elective which gives a lot more freedom to the students and also touch on other topics of interest.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Just being able to learn about a whole lot of new things in the legal world

Negatives: Readings

My advice to future students is: Start early, get up to date with everything and don’t fall behind

Completing in 2023

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Positives: Making friends and a relaxed campus environment

Negatives: Big workload

My advice to future students is: Make friends and do your assignments early

Completing in 2022

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