Course introduction good and assessments explained clearly. Availability of lecturers not good. Expect work to be done to a higher standard than taught at school. High school has not prepared me for Uni.
My advice to future students is: Get assistance early on so you can be on top of your work. Make sure you are on the right track.
I majored in Contemporary and Applied Theatre.
The most positive part of the course would be all the friends you make. You're basically friends with everyone in the course due to the nature of it. Naturally you're going to form a bond with your classmates if you're all crawling around on the floor pretending to be animals together.
The most negative aspect is the outside judgement when people hear what course you're doing. They dismiss you and act like you're not even in a course at University.
My advice to future students is: Well the major no longer exists but I would say just be open minded and committed and believe in the process you're gonna go through.
Positives: I have the ability to watch lectures online an hour after they were Live. The beginning of the course covers a broad variety of topics and disciplines so there's less pressure to narrow my focus before I know what I want to specialise in. They are always providing experience opportunities for growth.
Negatives: There's not a lot of encouragement to make friends or connect with the broader community. There's a moderate amount of presumed knowledge and little constructive feedback. Sometimes the readings make the lectures or tutorials redundant and a poor use of time.
My advice to future students is: I would advise them to attend Orientation week and read as much material on the course as they can find. I would also recommend that they look at the course assessment before enrolling and make sure they can commit to attendance in order to excel in this course.
I majoring in English Literature
Positives: The positive aspects of the course, are that it teaches students skills that are versatile and transferable to different areas. Students are taught to think critically, and how to communicate in the modern world.
As a student, I feel like the course is designed, with me in mind. A lot of support is provided, and the instructors are always there to help.
Negatives: It can sometimes feel like some of the subjects aren't relevant to my future. There also isn't a lot of flexibility in what electives you can choose.
My advice to future students is: I would advise future students to be proactive and ask for help if they need it. The instructors are very accommodating and are there to support you, in furthering your education. Don't feel like any question is too small or too silly. The instructors are there to help you succeed.
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