I majored in Civil engineering.
I find Uni.. ALRIGHT
Positives: Good prospectus
Negatives: No parking
My advice to future students is: Get better parking lots
I found Uni.. My experience with UON was positive. I felt I studied a broad range of subjects and was suitably equiped by the university to do well in these. The ICT facilities supported a work/study life (open 24/7) and I was offered a within weeks of graduating.
Positives: The course had some excellent practical courses that provided real life scenarios for teaching. Eg - going to gymnastics centres to learn how to best teach a gym lesson, and doing sporting subjects in a practical way. The Uni has a range of sports facilities that are available to both the public and students which we were able to utilise for lessons (swimming pool, gym, courts, ovals, nets etc).
Negatives: There were lecturers and tutors who clearly should have retired a long time ago. This made motivation in some subjects hard. I don't think age is any issue for teaching PDHPE degree's however some staff reflected a lower level of industry understanding and support for students that typically tended to be in the older age bracket.
My advice to future students is: This course does everything it needs to do - gets you qualified and mostly equips you well to do the job. There may be some frustrations with uni staff, but overall there are solid facilities and opportunities for further study (research honours etc). Having graduated I have never heard negatives about graduates from this particular university so is a good choice for someone wanted to be a High School PDHPE teacher.
I find Uni.. Its good, little tough as I live overseas without my parents, so I gotta hustle to get things done.
Positives: The course was diverse, some of the courses are advance so it is quite interesting to learn new things.
Negatives: The course was supposed to be taught in long period of time, but instead they cram lots of information together, and expect us to remember everything after we graduate.
My advice to future students is: I wish that someone had told me to STUDY EVERY DAY, and NO dont waster time in parties, enjoying yourself , cuz you're in Uni now, get your act together.
Positives: Lots of variety of jobs, great range of subjects to enrol in, lots of fun
Negatives: Can’t really think of any
My advice to future students is: Think about what your interested in and choose electives and subjects based on that so that you partake in a variety of subjects
I'm majoring in Civil Engineering.
Positives: Civil course provides a challenge to individuals who are seeking to understand the environment around us and provide a scientific answer and solution to most problems
Negatives: Sometimes the course are too compact, with lecturers whom are not fluent in English. This makes it hard for the student to understand and apply this knowledge to the field in most cases, and are forced to learn most materials themselves.
My advice to future students is: Stick with it, push through and make sure you don't fall behind.
Positives: It’s a practical course, where you get not only learn the content needs to teach but the skills to teach in your area of study
Negatives: We need more practice with lesson plans and lesson management as well as unit plans
My advice to future students is: Just get in and have a go and you’ll do fine
Positives: Learning how to become an educator, learning strategies in order to teach effective classrooms and also making like-minded friends
Negatives: I sometimes find content is a bit irrelavant
My advice to future students is: Immerse yourself in the course
Positives: It’s interesting and the workload is manageable as well as being all online so if you miss a lecture it is easy to catch up
Negatives: There have been a few times when the lectures have been cancelled and we haven’t been informed. As well as some lecture recordings being of a very low standard
My advice to future students is: Don’t let yourself miss too much class
I'm majoring in Civil.
Positives: This course make you work hard for a good mark. It is very rewarding at the end of the day.
Negatives: Sometimes it can get too much in terms of work load and difficulty.
My advice to future students is: If you want to study engineering you need to be fully committed to full time study.
Positives: The subject matters are fascinating to me. I'm learning things about human behaviour and cognition that i never would have imagined. A lot of things I learn make other things in life make a lot more sense, in terms of the way people act and how I/others feel about certain things. It constantly teaches me things that are applicable in daily life, like learning how to better understand my own feelings and biases, as well as better understanding the motivations of people around me. It is giving me the ability to notice and appropriately respond to signs of poor mental health/mental illness both in myself and in my friends and family. Psychology also feels like a cutting edge field of science. It feels like one of the few areas of science that are both relevant and largely unexplored. Honestly I could (and likely will) study psychology forever.
In terms of course structure, it is also fantastic. Each subject builds on previous classes very well from a very introductory level. The lecturers are interesting and motivated enough to keep me focused and inspired, with few exceptions. The content is provided in an open-minded kind of way (e.g. there's a lot of ""here's the current best theory, but there will likely be a better one in 5 years so take it with a grain of salt""). Staff are also very understanding and accommodating when potential issues arise.
Great content, great deliver (y)
Negatives: There's a decent amount of things outside of ""how the brain works"" to study. Namely statistics. The stats classes aren't necessarily difficult, but they are very dense, which made it hard for me to manage. I am through with most of the statistics now, and I definitely learnt some interesting and practical things, but boy was it a struggle to stay motivated to study them. Psychometrics is another thing that isn't really about ""how the brain works"" that can get pretty full on. But, imo it is comparatively manageable.
The other main issue I have is the group work. I'm sure every degree has group assessments, but there is a focus on group work/dynamics, particularly in social psychology classes. But that's only really an issue for people like me who don't handle group work/forced interaction very well.
I guess I don't really have many negative things to say.
My advice to future students is: Study!! Getting into fourth year/Honours requires good grades throughout your course, so stay on top of it! If you don't want to go on to Honours, still study, because there's not much worse than having to redo a course. Especially if it's a boring one.
Also don't study psychology in an effort to solve your own mental health issues. You can't therapy yourself lol. See a professional *and* study psychology.
Also try to have/form a good idea of the type of career you want to end up in as early as possible. The possibilities are endless in psyc, so definitely do some research and be willing to pivot if something takes your fancy.
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