Positives: Great teaching staff that take the time to explain content to you. They are very professional and utilise great teaching resources. They are willing to talk to you when help is required and will respond quickly to any enquiries. They also assist post graduation.
Negatives: There aren't too many negative aspects. The experience has been largely positive. The university has listened to feedback and adjusted the courses.
My advice to future students is: Get involved. The university has so much to offer. I particularly took up mooting and was quite successful. I enjoyed this experience and it helped me develop some practical skills that are difficult to cover at the academic level. There are many more options and I would recommend getting as involved as possible.
Positives: There is a good mix of both theory and practical components. Lecturers are knowledgeable and happy to help. Assignments were useful and could be applied to the real world.
Negatives: The limited options for student placements in certain government areas.
My advice to future students is: Explore your likes and dislikes of the field, it’s a career you will either love or hate.
Positives: Some of the content is in depth and relevant with a lot of detail. With insider knowledge from key players in the field.
Negatives: Some of the assessment is stupid and doesn't actually use applied knowledge. For example I haven't watched or been involved with any course content for one subject on government but the assessment was easy and I got a 5. Some of the content also is basic and assumes people know nothing of the content.
My advice to future students is: Research employment opportunities beforehand because what you want is probably not realistic.
Positives: Every subject refers back to the practical side of the work, so even though there's a lot of theory involved before you get to go out on placement, every subject makes an effort to inform you of how it works in the field. All of the teachers I've had are still all in practice and so have lots of experience to offer and are up to date with how it is in the real world.
Negatives: You don't get to go on placement until 3rd year, which is a long time to see if the work actually suits you/you enjoy it. It can also get a bit repetitive, a lot of the subjects overlap and so it often feels as though you're constantly doing the same thing.
My advice to future students is: Ask lots of questions - often things aren't as black and white or as straight forward as they seem and the teachers have a lot of knowledge and experience to offer, use it while you can. There isn't always a lot of literature either, so leave a lot of time to do research and LOTS of reading
Positives: It’s got a solid backing of theory before students are thrown into practical experience. It has accurate labs and technology aimed to emulate real world hospital settings. The assessment and subjects are clear and consistent and it’s easy to see how they will aid in the profession in the future
Negatives: The nature of the dual degree means students in this course are often forgotten or brushed past. Nursing staff fail to email us critical information about our practical subjects and psychology staff are not accommodating to the practical aspects of the nursing unit (e.g. providing resources to aid in classes missed while on clinical placement). The workload is often overwhelming with course structure forcing students to do 5 subjects a semester for a full year.
My advice to future students is: Organisation is key. You won’t get trough the dual degree plus placement without proper organisation of assessments and classes
Positives: Provides important journalism and communication life skills that can be applied to your everyday life.
Negatives: Some of the information doesn’t relate to what I want to do in the future
My advice to future students is: Stay on top of your lecture and tutorial info
Positives: Doing a double degree definitely takes the workload off my heavier Laws course, it provides me with a bit of variety rather than having to study just law on its own. My Business course is very engaging, the lecturers are good at what they do. I enjoy learning Law and how it can be applied to everyday life - it definitely has given me a whole different perspective on situations etc.
Negatives: Its quite heavy, my Law course requires a lot of reading from the textbook and cases/judge decisions etc. It can get a bit boring pretty easily.
My advice to future students is: Really make sure you’ve nailed your study routine, don’t leave things to last minute. It really helps if you know what kind of studying works best for you and most of all put yourself out there even if you aren’t comfortable - I wish I had. It would have really helped me get the hang of studying independently and gave me the courage to ask for help with material I wasn’t sure about.
Positives: Very interesting areas, the content is heavy and intriguing for students interested in law
Negatives: Some subjects are very basic or justice orientated, they lack the punch of a general law subject
My advice to future students is: Do your best and have fun, work hard - play harder
Positives: The content is interesting and inspiring, the lecturers and tutors are easy to talk to and always provide great classes that I look forward to, and the content is not overly difficult or draining
Negatives: Sometimes the assignments can be hard to complete if they are new
My advice to future students is: Do your readings from the start, don’t leave them until exam week to catch up on
Positives: Making friends & the career
Negatives: The work load!
My advice to future students is: Study hard, do well in school & leave partying to until you’re done
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