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: It’s pretty straightforward and you know what’s expected of you. You also pretty much have a grasp of what you might do in the future due to the diverse units that must be completed throughout the course.
Negatives: It’s quite difficult. Perhaps, especially so for students whose first language is not English. Some concepts will be hard to comprehend at times which will often require putting in extra effort by said students
My advice to future students is: You need to quickly figure out what method of studying works best for you. It might take some trial and error but being constantly reminded that ‘you need to study and how’ may be crucial in how you survive this course.
Positives: There is a great sense of unity and staff are very approachable and caring about your progression in the course, wanting to help wherever they can, taking time out of their busy schedules for as many students as possible. Even in exam periods, staff are an email away and usually reply pretty quickly. They also emphasise regardless of your previous experience with psychology, they ensure everyone learns the same content, where people who may have studied psychology in high school or those who have not will still learn in the same direct manner.
Negatives: At times students are a bit lost in sense of direction prior to an assessment being due and require further assistance from staff before submitting any assignments.
My advice to future students is: Independent is key! Do not rely on anyone else to get the work done
Positives: Professionalism of Tutors
Negatives: City Location
My advice to future students is: Try to attend class of often as possible
Positives: Positive aspects would include the two clinical placements that are involved which are an excellent opportunity to provide students with practical experience in the work force under supervision. There are also two practical subjects in third and fourth year that are about improving communication skills and and interviewing skills.
Negatives: The first year core subjects seemed like a waste of time when i was in classes with students from other courses like nursing and OT students. These were costly and i felt as though we did not learn anything valuable. Although the placements are amazing there are for 3 months full time and are unpaid which makes it incredibly hard to earn money during this time.
My advice to future students is: To work hard during uni and earn as money as you can so that when placement comes you can support yourself.
Positives: Great fun
Negatives: Long time
My advice to future students is: STUDY
I majored in Strategic Communication (PR)
Positives: Writing skills and networking skills
Negatives: Not enough study about elements that are relevant to the career
My advice to future students is: Do more experience
I really enjoy the content that I am learning and the people I am meeting. My tutorials/ workshops and seminars are very interesting however the length of them can sometimes lead to lack of concentration. As well as this the lectures can be quite dull.
I like how all my lectures are recorded so I can watch them multiple times, however I wish I could record my tutorials as I sometimes fall behind and struggle to take notes.
The length of time I have to travel to get there can also deter me from going into university.
My advice to future students is: Stay on top of your readings and don’t panic too much, the first couple of weeks are full on and quite hard, just stay organised and believe in yourself, focus on the reasons you wanted to do the course in the first place.
I found the subject matter to be really interesting, but given the volume of reading required, it can be really challenging to keep up to date.
My advice to future students is: Don't sweat the amount of work required. Just plan out a process to get it done.
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