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.
Positives- Lots of variety in courses, very relevant and updated course materials as per the current times, very knowledgable and educated faculty with Phd's etc., lots of career counselling also given to support your studying.
Negatives- Sometimes too focussed on course and nothing out of classroom.
My advice to future students is: I reckon I'd say to make sure the culture of Macquarie is what you're after because if not you may not enjoy your complete university experience which is also crucial. Regarding the course just read through faculty profiles and get an essence of how the class will be.
Positive - Good faculty, great infrastructure, good subjects to choose from, very relevant assignments/cases, lot of good resources offered for support studying should you need it.
Negatives - Not very good scholarships offered, sometimes classes can be too crowded so not any individual attention, professors take a lot of time to get back to you if you have any specific questions/tasks.
My advice to future students is: I'd definitely tell them to make sure the list of subjects offered are exactly what they're looking for because that's the essence of the course. They should make sure to prepare the list of courses they want to study beforehand and ensure thats available here and then work to get into those classes
Positives: It can be done online
Negatives: No face to face
My advice to future students is: Do only 1 or 2 subjects per semester for masters as it requires a lot of time and is expensive if you fail
Positives: very interesting, learning a lot, need this information as it is necessary for daily life skills
Negatives: can be tricky, statistics are involved, need a lot of time and effort for this course!
My advice to future students is: Psychology is a wonderful and informative degree, but it is much more difficult than it sounds! Be prepared and organised, find some study friends to make groups, stay on top of your work. It is so wonderful but can be a little stressful at times, so organisation is key
Positive: broad range of subjects, broad range of career prospects
My advice to future students is: study hard, if you don't understand in first year, look it up because it will come back to you in third year
The facilities and tools available to students are expansive and work to make student simple and efficient. If you need help there are a myriad of options ready for you.
A negative, however, would be that many classes and lectures start quite late during the day, with few alternatives, the unit also seems to be a little bit short staffed
My advice to future students is: If you're poor at organisation like myself there are lots of great apps to put on your phone to help you, many even recommended by the uni. Also go to lectures lol
• interesting subject matter
• intellectually challenging
• practical experience is available
• degree opens up a wide range of options post-graduation
• 5-year course
• High volume of reading and assessments
My advice to future students is: Go hard or go home. Don't give up, it gets easier. Get a job in your field as early as possible. Practical experience makes university studies 10x easier and more enjoyable.
Positive is that it is quite interesting learning about the human mind, cognitive processes even for those that are not into biology
My advice to future students is: Be ready for a lot of statistics. But don't give up it's definitely worth it at the end
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.
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