Positives: We get a wide range of practical experiences for example my last prac was in a hospital working with elderly patients and now I’m working with a sports team
Negatives: The long days at university in seminars and then having to do prac in the evenings
My advice to future students is: Get as much experience observing other Physio’s before the course starts as it will get you on the front foot
Positives: My course is a great way to meet new friends as well as study a degree that matters and will last into the future. The convenors are all friendly and Griffith University has a lot of support services from medical to meeting friends.
Negatives: Obviously there is a lot of content especially with anatomy and physiology, so trying to sit in a 2 hour lecture once weekly and remember all that information is very hard. The end of semester exams cover content from weeks 1-12 which is extremely difficult
My advice to future students is: If you enjoy biology, and helping people and are a genuine person then nursing could be a good fit for you.
I majored in Accounting.
Positives: Would definitely be the support from both the teachers and students. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming
Negatives: The negatives would have to be the amount of assignments and exams but really that's to be expected in such a degree
My advice to future students is: Look at all coursework and pre requisites before applying. Different universities have different methods in teaching and structures
Positives: The positives would definitely be the small classes. The less students there are the more time the teacher/lecturer has for one on one sessions. They really understand that certain aspects can be difficult and one on one sessions are crucial
Negatives: There aren't too many negatives to be honest. If I had to pick things though I would say the library resources were a little bit limited due to many students needing to use computers etc
My advice to future students is: I would say to definitely do your own research before signing up to a course. Shop around and find what's best suited to you as an individual
Positives: Hands on teaching (nursing labs), heaps of hospital experience
Negatives: Being on placement and having assignments due and exams at the same time
My advice to future students is: Time management is important
Positives: You genuinely get to be so hands on, within the first year I was already so comfortable and confident in what I had learnt, placement was the best experience
Negatives: Sometimes, like with anything, you can feel a bit helpless and some small miscommunications can create massive set backs
My advice to future students is: GO FOR IT AND DON’T BE SCARED, cause you have time, there is no rush, if you fail - if you drop out - if you decide it’s not for you - or if you become even more sure it’s the course you want - YOU HAVE TIME, don’t be afraid to step back or change courses and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there in classes and placement
Positives: The course provides very interesting content and I enjoy learning about the criminal justice system and what criminals do
Negatives: The classes are spread out a lot during the week and the assessment load is weird
My advice to future students is: Do not leave assignments to the last minute because you will put yourself under a lot of stress
Positives: It’s interesting and easy to understand
Negatives: A very big workload in a short amount of time
My advice to future students is: Take a year off before you jump into a full time course
Positives: The people are amazing you get to be involved with so many different people in studies and tutorials that gives you confidence and gets you out of your comfort zone
Negatives: The work load is intense of your coming straight from High school so time management is key because you lose a bit of your social life
My advice to future students is: Be confident and stay committed!! You lose yourself other wise and you will find friends that accept you it’s not like high school have fun with Uni!
Positives: A positive aspect is that there are heaps of opportunities such as internships and study exchanges over seas.
Negatives: I haven’t found any negatives
My advice to future students is: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The tutors and lectures and everyone wants you to do well. So use it
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