University of Newcastle - UON reviews

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Positives: It is really fun and amusing as l get to learn about science as in my home country this is not provided

Negatives: l had to travel to acquire these skills

My advice to future students is: live close as travelling is a hassle

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Newcastle university blended learning has increased flexibility which enables me to work while studying

Negatives: I feel like theres a lot of topics that they have made into entire courses that don't need to be

My advice to future students is: doing uni part time and working in the industry that you want to end up in is a good option, I believe you can learn a lot more working than at uni

Completing in 2020

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Positives: The clubs and community involvement like pracs for law, the discussion based learning in social science and the practical based teaching for law

Negatives: the lack of flexibility with law courses (mandatory attendance and no online option)

My advice to future students is: start studying at the beginning of semester

Completing in 2021

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Positives: The location is great, and meeting all the like minded students is good. I think the foundation courses give you a good overall understanding, and help to give you direction (in terms of where to major etc). The university also have a range of external study help.

Negatives: I think the courses get repetitive after a while. In 2nd and 3rd year, it begins to feel like the courses are just repeating themselves. There is also a bunch of group work, which can be challenging if you get a not-so-good group.

My advice to future students is: Definitely give it a go - but don't be afraid to move around. If you aren't enjoying your degree or major, don't keep going, there are always options to move on to other degrees.

Completed in 2019

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Positives: This course offers subjects relevant to nursing management. You can pick electives which best suit your own individual career path and within each subject you can relate your work experience to what is learned.

This course is solely online making it very convenient to work and study at the same time.

The coursework for each subject is not time-consuming and is a mixture of short essays and exams.

Negatives: There are some subjects which are less flexible than others and expect examinations to be on at certain times - while notice is given for these exam times well in advance, it may be inconvenient for some.

Often the subject co-ordinator runs face-to-face versions of the same subject. The students in the face-to-face classes appear to be given more support than those studying online.

My advice to future students is: If you enrol in this course, email your subject co-ordinators to discuss anything you are confused about. They are always happy to reply to emails.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: a good introduction to uni life and option for hsc marks not being good enough

Negatives: nothing really

My advice to future students is: make sure to take this seriously and start good study habits early in the year

Completed in 2019

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Positives: Learning about something I am very interested in

Negatives: Juggling university with working hard to try and keep a roof over my head

My advice to future students is: Have a plan in place

Completing in 2021

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Positives: I’m learning a lot

Negatives: None

My advice to future students is: You’ve got this!

Completing in 2020

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Positives: It gives you a very broad qualification at the end being able to work in early childhood centres, primary schools and high schools up to year 10. The placement time is also very extensive so hands on experience isn’t lacking

Negatives: Some subjects that are compulsory aren’t what I was expecting as they’re not education based, but more about the content you’ll teach in schools

My advice to future students is: Work hard, start assignments when you get them and finish them with plenty of time to proof read and edit. And allow yourself time to breathe taking breaks and doing things for yourself, don’t drown yourself in study

Completing in 2021

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Positives: Appeals to such a large dynamic of people and there as so many different career opportunities so a very useful degree for a range of careers one may want to pursue

Negatives: Very competitive if you plan to continue on to become a registered psychologist, some topics can be difficult for some people

My advice to future students is: Make sure you you grasp the material don’t over work yourself and balance your life and uni effectively

Completing in 2022

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