Positives: I like the flexibility and range of subjects, the professors and tutors are highly skilled, the campus has some lovely buildings, the people in the course are great
Negatives: Some bad buildings/classrooms, sometimes hard to meet people due to the size of the cohort
My advice to future students is: Choose useful subjects that work well and have a clear career direction
Positives: 1. That I get to explore many of my interests at a tertiary level, each with possibilities of taking further into post graduate studies
Negatives: 1. The lack of direction and general vocational vibe
My advice to future students is: To take a gap year
Positives: 1. Helpful teachers
2. Clear subject guidelines
Negatives: I'm not sure
My advice to future students is: Engage in class discussions, study smart
You need to decide what you want to do pretty much in first year.
My advice to future students is: It's a good degree to see what you like or what you want to do in the future ... But if you change around then it just might take a little longer to finish your degree
Positives: Ability to work in the field, counselling skills, knowledge
Negatives: Poor culture, teaching staff
My advice to future students is: Don't take the strange personalities personally
Positives: Useful group projects with plenty of real life examples and methods
Negatives: Too many old theories that might not be able to practice in the real life.
My advice to future students is: Be creative, don’t afraid of asking, collaborating with your classmates and tutors.
Positives: Research, lecturers
Negatives: Poor interactive opportunities with other students
My advice to future students is: Join clubs, put yourself out there!
I'm doing my honours.
Positives: Good for those who are interested in areas within the BA e.g. history, media, politics, but still want to explore different options and get a broad humanities education. Honours year is challenging but rewarding, and staff are excellent
Negatives: Larger faculties can feel a bit impersonal, slow essay marking turnaround, first and second year subjects can be quite dry
My advice to future students is: Research your uni options!! Look at things like opportunities for study abroad, subject structure, compulsory subjects etc. to see if you might actually be interested in the course content - don’t just look at the name of the course/prestige of the uni
Positives: Interactive and applicable
Negatives: Sometimes boring lecturers
My advice to future students is: Do the best, but don’t expect to much
Positives: They teach us about theories and the behind the scenes influences (social, political) that create nuances in film, and through this we can better understand the mindset and background of why and how films were made. The essay writing structure is also of a high standard, so we require to do intensive research to create strong thesis about whatever we want to argue
Negatives: Sometimes the course material gets repetitive. I end up writing about things cross-module, and I argue roughly the same things in the same format. It was intriguing at first, but by year 3 I'm pretty bored
My advice to future students is: Have a strong passion for very specific things and write your essays towards that as a goal. You'll learn a lot more by exploring topica you're interested about rather than trying to do something to please your prof.
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