Positives: There was great support by the staff on hand at Albury Wodonga and I can't fault there job.
Negatives: La Trobe offers no support for there regional campuses, students often feel left out and ignored by the university and students struggle to find subjects to finish there course as subject options are extremely limited.
My advice to future students is: I would tell them to expect very little options of studying at the Albury Wodonga campus and the university it self offers very little in terms of variety.
Positives: A positive aspect to my course is the extensive facilities my university provides. The fully functioning studio that students are able to utilise and create within is a great advantage.
Negatives: The negative of my course isn't necessarily what is wrong with the course but more so uni life, Although with my course I find the core subjects to be irrelevant...
My advice to future students is: Make the effort and don't just do a course unless you absolutely love what you're studying, University is expensive and is very time consuming.
Positives: - easy to apply for
- very supportive environment
- offer plenty of help with my studies and school work
- able to have placement in well known facilities
Negatives: - hard to travel to and from the University
- can not choose timetable
- some lecturers stray from study guidelines
My advice to future students is: - leave near or on campus for easy access
- have flexibility when adjusting to a timetable
- stay ahead with study materials as there is a lot of content to get through
- Contact lecturers for help with studies of you need it (they are very supportive)
Positives: Covers a wide range of subjects to prepare for a career in business information systems
Negatives: Not a lot of opportunities to intern or gain exposure
My advice to future students is: Be focused and attentive
Positives: Overall super interesting and gives in depth information
Negatives: Some subjects are very complicated and it can feel as though we are being overloaded with work
My advice to future students is: You have no time to waste
Positives: The teachers are so engaging aNd look after you really well. They’re super kind and have your best interests. Also the course is very interesting and the classes are very hands on
Negatives: There is little communication between teachers and students. Placement has not been organised very well at all
My advice to future students is: Email everyone all the time, especially your teachers. Absolutely pester them for details.
Positives: The classes are really hands on and the teachers are very knowledgeable. You really get the feel for the career you’re going into from the staff, and get to work with many professionals already in the course
Negatives: Some of the work is pretty full on. The workload from year 1-2 is a huge increase and is really unexpected. But it’s all worth it
My advice to future students is: Do your research and make sure you have an idea of what you want to learn. Even just the field and you can refine your interests later
Positives: Being a rural university there was a great community aspect to the course. The realisation that your patients were likely to be someone you knew added a different aspect. Also helped with confidentially and privacy.
Secondly the University was great if you were struggling. They were understanding and willing to help to get you through.
Negatives: The course focused highly on academic skills. This would be great for other courses, but with nursing being a hands on professional it wasn’t as relevant.
My advice to future students is: Embrace the clinical time it is where you will learn the most skills. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice off the teachers and clinical staff.
Positives: The course is conducted mostly online, which is extremely convenient/flexible because I have small children. The course accepts students from non-teaching backgrounds
Negatives: It was very challenging at first, because the online systems were never explained and they were incredibly confusing/overwhelming. It took me 6 hours, to figure out how to enrol.
My advice to future students is: Never feel afraid to ask questions about something which is unclear. In most cases, there are lots of other students wondering the same thing. Speak up, and save yourself the headache.
Positives: Bachelor of Business; there was a wide variety of subjects offered which was a benefit as I could study what I was really interested in. there was also a great variety of majors/minors to choose from. these included finance, management, international management, accounting, marketing, human resources. I completed international management and had over 5 electives in this major. I really enjoyed this aspect of the course. The course has given me the knowledge and skills to be able to work for an international corporation, I learnt the basics of all areas of business, and also learnt these areas specific to international management which I found really helpful in understanding the content.
Negatives: negative aspect were the assessment tasks, a lot of the assessments were group assignments, which were difficult to complete as there were many international students of minimal English speaking background, there were also issues of organising group meetings and delegating tasks and having each team member input equally. nearly every subject I completed, had a group assignment. another negative to this is that assessment scores weren't based solely on my personal experience but rather the group in total which I found a bit unfair as it was not a reflect on my personal performance.
My advice to future students is: do lots of research on universities, see which one offers the best course structure suited to your interests. Complete electives based on future career interests, it will help with your career later on. complete group assignments to the best of your ability and make sure to review assessments before submissions if any team members have difficulties with the English language
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