I like that the uni allows me to do a minor in economics but I don't like that I have to plan my course by myself
I'd recommend others to look at different courses/institutions.
I'm doing a minor in economics as well. I don't understand; parts of the course are too difficult; no real help provided
I'm doing a psychology major.
Positive: knowing ourselves, and help other people.
Negative: sometimes can be too overwhelming. Because we desperately need to cater to people
My advice to future students is: Make learning psychology fun and enjoyable, unless you will be stressed out
I did a media and communication major.
I thought the course had really interesting subjects and a good range of teachers (diverse experience). The job prospects after this course are pretty low considering the shrinking journalism market.
My advice to future students is: Journalism is an industry where you'll need to work incredibly hard. Try and get internships as you study.
Positively, it is a very flexible course with not a lot of contact hours (around 13 for first year). There area range of subjects available and breadth tracks allow you to study interesting subjects outside of your faculty.
Negatively, there is not a lot of guidance with assignments and you are thrown in the deep end a bit. But you get used to it and can eventually figure it all out for yourself.
My advice to future students is: Try your hardest but don't be discouraged by not getting H1's. They are very hard to get. Also, manage time properly and get assignments started early! You will get very stressed leaving everything to the last minute.
Positive: living on Campus makes the whole uni experience so much better since I’m surrounded by likeminded people who are very friendly and interesting.
Negative: I struggle to think of anything negative
My advice to future students is: Live on campus/at college if possible
Positives: allows me to try a broad range of subjects whilst still not being certain on what I want to qualify in. I also love the enthusiasm and support from my lecturers and tutors
Negatives: because it’s so broad you inevitably have to complete further study afterwards. Also most of the assessment is based on essay writing rather than any other form of assessment, which may disadvantage some.
My advice to future students is: Keep on top of the reading material and everything that the course offers in order to gain the most from the course
Positive: Very experienced lecturers/tutors, nice location, interesting content.
Negative: Difficult to use IT resources (online readings, turnitin, lecture recordings etc.)
My advice to future students is: Make an effort, because it will go a long way.
The quality of the academics and the education I believe is at a very high standard.
The school is organised, the learning is accelerated and we are encouraged to work extremely hard to achieve high marks. The campus is beautiful and the "Melbourne Model" of breadth subjects has been amazing.
I've done Japanese, Art History, Aboriginal Art, Australian Theatre...
Negative aspects: the high standard expectation can be kind of crushing at times but there is a lot of support to deal with it.
My advice to future students is: Piece of advice I can offer is just general.. stay on top of your readings, prepare to go to lectures, GO TO LECTURES, spend as much time on campus as you can
I love everything about the course, I just don't like the atmosphere or the people. I find it pretentious and cold. I also get worried I won't be able to find employment easily when it finishes
My advice to future students is: To join clubs and have a clear plan
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