University of Newcastle - UON reviews

(4.04) 69 reviews

University of Newcastle - UON ratings

Average ratings based on 69 reviews
Overall Rating
4.04
Job Prospects
3.97
Teachers
3.88
Course Work
4.10
Time Worthy
3.93
Money Worthy
3.80
Friend Test
4.09
Support
3.80
Facilities
4.14
Industry Contacts
3.61

More on the University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle is based in Callaghan, Newcastle which is north of Sydney in New South Wales. They also have campuses in Ourimbah, Singapore and Sydney.

We have student reviews of Newcastle Uni across a wide range of topics including Commerce, Engineering, Arts & Law, Education, Health, IT & Science. Bachelor degrees in Engineering, Medicine and Nursing are well rated courses offered by the University.

Here are some of the common bits of feedback from students in our University of Newcastle reviews:
Time management is key (particularly Engineering, Nursing and Medicine);
Immerse yourself in Uni / course - attend all your tutorials/labs, etc - it's the best way to learn and impacts your results;
Try to chat to teachers and ask questions or get feedback;
Organise placements early and make the most of them;
Read the course book and understand exactly what you're getting into;
Get involved in Uni life, activities, clubs, societies - it's a great way to make friends and in some cases practical exposure.

Read University of Newcastle - UON Reviews

Positives: gives a wide range of employment opportunities

Negatives: some classes do not entertain me- i find it hard to learn stuff i'm not interested in

My advice to future students is: start assignments when you get them

Completing in 2021

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Positives: - good amounts of practical experience
- build strong connections with other teachers

Negatives: - a few seemingly irrelevant courses
- very biased subjects

My advice to future students is: Give it your best shot because it’s worth it!

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Very fun and you meet lots of people

Negatives: Can be difficult to link some things to real life

My advice to future students is: This is a very interesting course that covers a wide range of study not just everything to do with teaching

Completing in 2021

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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

Completing in 2020

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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

Completing in 2021

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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.

Completed in 2011

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