Macquarie University reviews

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Some more about Macquarie University

Macquarie University is based in the north-west suburb of Macquarie Park in Sydney.

We have a range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate reviews from students of Macquarie. These cover a range of topics like Arts, Law, Business, Education, Engineering & Science, Health and IT.

Here's some of the common tips and advice we hear from our students reviews:
Make sure you check out the campus and figure out how you're going to get there - some courses will have attendance checks;
Do your research and understand what you want to study and what a course will deliver you;
Study what you're interested in;
Choose your subjects / electives carefully.
Keep up to date with homework and tutorial tasks;

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I studied the international communications major.

The positive aspects were the knowledgeable tutors and lecturers as well as the experience presenting. The main negative was the tutorials were spent listening to other student's presentations - rather than learning content

To study a normal communications degree instead.

Completed in 2016

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I'm doing an International Communication major.

Positives are that the course is good, has a media and anthropological approach, however, MQ uni does change required units often

My advice to future students is: To make sure that you look into your chosen course and that it is something you really want to do

Completed in 2019

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I thought the course structure was good with plenty of majors to choose. The tutes can be hit and miss. Often there'll be a lot of time spent on listening to presentations rather than further learning into the material.

My advice to future students is: Make sure you get into study groups, they're a great way to figure out who you work well with and make friends.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: The diversity in majors. The lectures are great. You’re given every chance to better yourself and your skills. It’s a great overall experience and my major makes it all worthwhile

Negatives: It has a stigma around it being a useless degree, however I believe it’s about where you want to end up career wise and how you want to get there.

My advice to future students is: If you’re unsure of a degree and just want to get started a BA is a good start. And if you want to do post graduate research/ Studies it’s a good degree to get a feel for assignments and university life.

Completing in 2022

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Positives: Good course-load, mostly online via external study. Good feedback and caring tutors.

Negatives: Lot of stupid people in my course

My advice to future students is: Don't get into university student politics under any circumstances

Completed in 2019

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I'm majored in Human resources.

Positives: Lots of information regarding Human Resources + Different areas to gain exposure to

Negatives: Assessments and exams

My advice to future students is: Stick to the course, you won’t have any regrets

Completed in 2013

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I majored in Japanese.

Positives: Great cultural elements, fun campus

Negatives: Teacher sympathy

My advice to future students is: Try it it’s great!

Completed in 2017

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Positives: The course is flexible as to what majors and minors you can do during the course. Also, the assistance with administration help is fantastic. The lecturers and tutors are all passionate about what they teach and all their resources are up to date! The assessments are fair and just as well as the marking itself.

Negatives: The name of the course as a Bachelor of Arts can encompass anything from music to politics to sciences. So employers don't always look at your majors.

My advice to future students is: Think wisely about your decisions and weigh up all your options with all the pros and cons. But also think about what would interest you and what you can see yourself doing 10-15 years into the future.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: The positive aspects are how detailed the course is. I'm majoring in Psychology and it provides an in-depth look into the world. The textbooks are quite detailed and my tutor is great! The feedback on assessment tasks is extensive and specific.

Negatives: The negative aspects are the number of weekly quizzes / assessment tasks and they can be quite overwhelming. It is also difficult to navigate through TopHat in order to see the correct quiz answers. Some quizzes are also on iLearn which makes it confusing. The convenor is average at best.

My advice to future students is: Make sure to choose your electives carefully to ensure that they'll end up counting towards your degree! Start studying early and make sure to take part in group discussions during tutorials.

Completing in 2022

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I enrolled through Open Universities, and they provide free 24/7 tutoring support to students, which includes checking of assignments, suggestions for editing, and general guidance. As I am studying online, health and wellbeing services are not exactly available to me, unless I go to a campus.

Positives: The first major positive aspect that comes to mind is that the course is available online. This increases the opportunity for me to be able to balance work and study with ease, as I do not need to take days out of my week to attend tutorials and lectures on campus.
The course is interesting and diverse. As a student I have the ability to pair my units in English Literature with units from other subjects, such as History, Sociology, etc. This provides for a multi-faceted approach, and consistently interesting learning opportunity.

Negatives: A possible negative aspect that I can think of would be again, to do with the course being online. Whilst it is great for time management and balancing work and study, it does take away the experience of a face-to-face interaction with a lecturer. It also takes away from interacting with other people undertaking the same course as you, making friends, and sharing ideas.

My advice to future students is: Choose a subject that will truly interest you. Do NOT do what your parents want you to do IF you do not enjoy it. Choosing something that you are passionate about instantly increases your attention, and gives you a positive attitude with which to approach learning, which often means better marks.

Completing in 2021

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