University of Adelaide reviews

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I find Uni.. Thoroughly enjoyed! My eyes have been opened to a lot of new things because of it

Positives: Covers a broad range of topics, so not boring! There's a wide variety of courses, the WiFi is fast, and the campus is beautiful. Excellent facilities, the library is well stocked and the Professors are all of a high quality.

Negatives: Econ taught is mainly neoclassical and orthodox, so there isn't always a wide variety of viewpoints etc. Not a lot of free stuff on campus !!!

My advice to future students is: The faculty advisors are friendly, and only want whats best for you so they're always happy to help

Completing in 2019

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Positives: A variety of electives from multiple disciplines to choose from.

Negatives: Cannot do double major like you can in B. ARTS. Considering arts advananced has students that have excelled in high school, i found that students and teachers were not as engaging as I had anticipated.

My advice to future students is: Choose electives based on your passions.

Completed in 2014

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Positives: The courses engage well with new, interactive forms of media

Negatives: At times, the tutors do not engage with the students on a personal level and this is detrimental to the overall qualiyty of work

My advice to future students is: Thoroughly research and engage with the actual content of your course before applying

Completing in 2019

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Positives: I like that now I am a post grad student, we are learning a lot more of practical skills we can actually apply in the workforce

Negatives: I don’t like that the first three years of the bachelor was only theory related content

My advice to future students is: You don’t have to stick with the course you start in!

Completing in 2019

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Positives: Large research scope, good workload

Negatives: Excessive group work

My advice to future students is: stay on top of readings

Completing in 2019

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Positives: The positive aspects of my course are; the ability to create a distinctive writing technique and improve upon past techniques, learning of particular media theories and how to apply them in a practical way, being able to engage with students and peers on a variety of topics that increase both knowledge and personal relationships, and to take part in particular programs which will increase resume structure and personal competency

Negatives: The negative aspects are; being forced into groupwork which contributes to final grades, and having to go to tutorials with an 80% attendance rate, so you can only miss two throughout the year

My advice to future students is: A piece of advice I would offer is to be as organised as you possibly can, my first year was a disaster, I never knew what was due, and when it was due, and I never checked my university emails. Be sure to do this every day and keep a diary of due dates to keep up with the workload

Completed in 2018

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Positives: You learn to write well, and apply your thinking critically. Another positive aspect is the amount of research skills that you develop.

Being able to digest large amounts of information is practiced, and rewarded in assessments

Negatives: They don't teach you how to critically approach real life situations, or how to appropriately work in groups. The writing is quite varied depending on the teacher too, not uniform enough across different faculties.

My advice to future students is: Try your hardest now. Doesn't matter if you want to do something else in the future, learning fundamental skills which are present across every course will help you every step of the way.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: The course provides an opportunity to learn about how people's mind and body works and how the person develops as a person over their life. Most lecturers are good and provide insightful teaching that is specifically related to real world application. The university is easily accessible via public transport.

Negatives: At the time of undertaking this course, it could only be accessed via face to face learning. Extensions for exceptional circumstances is difficult to get and public car parking is difficult to find. The campus is very big resulting in lots of walking to transition between classes.

My advice to future students is: It is important to stay on top of your learning, make use of the excellent library facil;ities and if you have children be assured that there is an on campus day care.

Completed in 2015

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My arts major was Psychology.

Positives: There is a degree of criticism currently circulating regarding Law as a degree. However, I have found the analytical, critical thinking, oral and written skills it has given me to be invaluable. I would also strongly recommend doubling it with another degree, preferably something of a very different nature, in my case Psychology and my Arts minor subjects mostly consisted of Classics (the study of ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt etc.). Doubling the law degree provides a breather from legal subjects and also, in my opinion, makes you look a bit less ""cardboard"" on paper. I also obtained valuable perspective from completing Psychology which I have found invaluable in stakeholder management.

Negatives: This is more of a criticism of university in general, but seems to be especially prevalent in Law. Sometimes there can be a preoccupation with grades which can prevent students from engaging in some of the extracurricular options offered in a course, for example, not going on a Study trip due to impacting and ability to study for an exam etc. Students should make an effort to get the most out of the course, not just chase grades. Law is also very lacking in practical application, what you study does not bare much of a resemblance to what you actually end up doing, however, I do feel that the degree equips you well to learn whatever is required. No matter what job or environment you are thrust into, your skills obtained from law can be drawn on to help you thrive.

My advice to future students is: Maintain a strong work ethic but remember grades only get you to an interview. It is extracurricular experience and skill that will be what you need to draw on in an interview and it is also what is largely lacking throughout most degrees. As such take advantage of practical opportunities when they arise.

Completed in 2014

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My arts major was Psychology.

Positives: There is a degree of criticism currently circulating regarding Law as a degree. However, I have found the analytical, critical thinking, oral and written skills it has given me to be invaluable. I would also strongly recommend doubling it with another degree, preferably something of a very different nature, in my case Psychology and my Arts minor subjects mostly consisted of Classics (the study of ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt etc.). Doubling the law degree provides a breather from legal subjects and also, in my opinion, makes you look a bit less ""cardboard"" on paper. I also obtained valuable perspective from completing Psychology which I have found invaluable in stakeholder management.

Negatives: This is more of a criticism of university in general, but seems to be especially prevalent in Law. Sometimes there can be a preoccupation with grades which can prevent students from engaging in some of the extracurricular options offered in a course, for example, not going on a Study trip due to impacting and ability to study for an exam etc. Students should make an effort to get the most out of the course, not just chase grades. Law is also very lacking in practical application, what you study does not bare much of a resemblance to what you actually end up doing, however, I do feel that the degree equips you well to learn whatever is required. No matter what job or environment you are thrust into, your skills obtained from law can be drawn on to help you thrive.

My advice to future students is: Maintain a strong work ethic but remember grades only get you to an interview. It is extracurricular experience and skill that will be what you need to draw on in an interview and it is also what is largely lacking throughout most degrees. As such take advantage of practical opportunities when they arise.

Completed in 2014

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