La Trobe University reviews

(4.05) 132 reviews

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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)

Completing in 2019

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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

Completing in 2019

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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.

Completing in 2020

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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

Completing in 2020

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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.

Completed in 2010

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Positives: The animal and agriculture subjects are fun and interesting. The labs in which the experiments or science workshops are done in are well equipped and it’s very enjoyable.

Negatives: As with most unis, sometimes you have to to electives when you just want to get on with your coursework. You have to do two chemistry subjects and a maths one as well.

My advice to future students is: Try to make friends early on so you don’t end up feeling lonely, and so you can have people to study with! Much better than alone. Pay attention in your labs as a lot of the content is taught there in a practical way to help you understand all the concepts. And don’t forget your lab coat or goggles because they charge you for a rental now!

Completing in 2019

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Positives: meeting new people and learning new things every week

Negatives: half of the topics seem useless and don’t interest me

My advice to future students is: pick something you’re passionate in if you don’t know what you want to do and you might find a career in it eventually

Completing in 2022

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Pros:
Great hospital/Clinical schools
Some well experienced facilitators
Awesome coordinators

Cons:
Ridiculous LMS page, hard to navigate
No recent exam papers only old ones

My advice to future students is: Must be ready to do lots of individual learning

Completed in 2018

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Pros;
Over 800 hours of clinical placement. This helps when applying for jobs, as you are pretty much familiar with the way an RN works and hospitals run.
Cons;
Limited support for students by the educators and coordinators.
Not all clinical schools have the same amount of effort and content out on LMS.
Some educators are more knowledgeable than others( depends on years in the field).

My advice to future students is: Be prepared to not always be supported and listened to.
Study hard and make sure you know how to research for some of your content as lms may not have the content written in details.
Try to enjoy your course, it flies by !

Completed in 2018

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Positives: a lot of group work, therefore making it easier to make friends and learn to work together really well. By working in groups, each class, each student can help others with their strengths and weaknesses

Negatives: heavy content subjects take up most of my study time therefore making it hard for me to balance my study hours for each subject as one in particular I find super difficult

My advice to future students is: balance social life and study wisely. Work hard if you want to achieve highly but also have fun, relax every once in a while.

Completing in 2020

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