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Deakin University reviews

(4.18) 150 reviews

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Positives - coursework is light and many of the subjects have no exams

My advice to future students is: try to spread your core subjects out and save your breath to the end year

Completing in 2020

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Positives:
- everything online and in person
- discussion board
- multiple elective choices
- counselling electives
- placement elective
- weekly quizs
- rma documents provided (study guide etc)
- variety of class time choices
- use of diagrams

Negatives:
- some tutors
- disorganization
- most study guides
- lack of practice exams and practice questions
- hps310 lack of exam preparation classes
- exams are never discussed or prepared for in classes
- textbooks cost and usefulness
- some assignment guides lacked detail or were worded in confusing ways.
- lack of weekly quizs
- long tutes every 2 weeks. Much rather weekly 1 hour.

My advice to future students is: Do your content and review it once the next week. E.g. before class, class, the again on the beginning of the next week.

If you get a bad mark its Okay, do better next time. Get a tutor. Ask more questions.

Making friends is key, the first 3 weeks of every trimester are key in making friends. Be friendly and open. Chat about clothes or some cool item they have.

Completed in 2017

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There were a lot of positives throughout the course. The subjects were interesting and the teachers were really engaging.
Negatives - that it is hard to get a job in

My advice to future students is: Really consider whether you want to go into psychology, and whether you are willing to commit to 6 years of full study

Completed in 2017

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Positive: interesting course that has a lot of different knowledge, you learnt a lot of different areas of psychology

My advice to future students is: Really consider doing this course, as I think that it is more targeted at people who want to only go future for study such as doing honours/post grad. It is hard as you don't leave this course being something such as a "nurse, teacher" etc

Completed in 2018

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The positive aspects of an arts degree is the flexibility, you have essentially opened your own pathways to areas such as law, teaching etc.

A negative however is the popularity, I've been told that arts degrees are not highly recognised as they're so popular and broad and so I feel like it'll be hard to utilise the degree when I apply for a job

My advice to future students is: Go for an arts degree if you're unsure what area you're wanting to go into

Completing in 2019

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Postive: The course is right for me, had some really good experience and work opportunities.
Negatives: The teachers and content could be updated

My advice to future students is: If your feeling lost, don't stress, everyone is on their own journey.

Completing in 2019

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Postive: I know its the right course me, meet some really great people, and had some great opportunities

My advice to future students is: Don't rush into studying just because everyone else is, take your time to figure what you want to do first

Completing in 2019

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Positives- work related experience and international experience are encouraged. Great opportunities. Staff are dedicated.
Negatives- don’t have any

My advice to future students is: Take every opportunity that is presented to you!

Completing in 2019

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Positive -
Some really good teachers.
Good opportunities to study abroad and get involved in clubs/extra curricular's.
Decent job prospects if you work hard and are independently seeking to further yourself.
Teachers are accessible if you need to go see them/contact them.

Negative -
Very rigid course, fail a prerequisite and it could push you back a year.
Some teachers are really below par and there is no consistency from one trimester to the next in terms of unit chairs.
Marking rubrics seem to be applied loosely for exams... may have 5 different markers marking a group of 700 students... no consistency, some will mark harshly and some softly.

Completing in 2020

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