University of Newcastle - UON reviews

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Positive - the teachers were all extremely helpful. Online portal is set up and used daily by teachers and students - this made keeping up to date on work away from class very easy! You are provided with a wide range of rich resources and assistance to complete your work.

Negatives - Although this course was mainly filled with positives, some negatives would be some of the older teachers were more influenced by old teaching practices and were not very helpful if you had issues getting to class.

My advice to future students is: Definitely do this course. Get in close with the main teachers of the course and keep in contact with them to ensure you are doing the best quality you can. If you can get work at the same time it will be very beneficial to your studies.

Completing in 2020

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Positive: Coordinators are very receptive to feedback, course is well-structured (mostly), strong support system both academically and emotionally, small cohort size that helps us to learn better and bond well with one another

Negative: Many classes a week, some lessons we feel are unnecessary but coordinators insist they are useful

My advice to future students is: Work consistently and review work every week

Completing in 2021

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The biggest positive is that I'm studying in a field that gets to help people.

My advice to future students is: Be organised

Completing in 2020

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I'm majoring in Chemical Engineering.

Positives that there is a lot of job prospects in the industry I’m studying and that my degree has a fantastic turn out rate for employment.

Negatives of my course would be that there is minimal places for people to do work experience in specific industries.

My advice to future students is: My advice to future students to always make sure you attend all your tutorials and labs. I believe you get the best learning outcomes from these and missing out can have a major impact for studies.

Completed in 2018

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3000lvl courses are interesting but they could be more in-depth. The university should inform the students that they may be eligible for extra accreditation if they complete specified courses.

My advice to future students is: Read the handbook carefully

Completed in 2018

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The requirements of the course kept changing and the supervisor changed several times during the course

My advice to future students is: While some of the classes are hard if you set out a plan and study well you will do well and just to enjoy it.

Completed in 2018

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The course was run well, I think I just regret music as a major in general.

My advice to future students - Always check your future job prospects. There might not be any jobs in your field.

Completed in 2017

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I major in Mechanical Engineering.

Positive: a lot of support from teachers, interesting content, a lot of practical work too, fun social clubs like NU Racing, a lot of support for mental health

Negative: Not a lot of support for females - this is getting better but sometimes I feel alienated or like other students don't want me in their group because Im female and stereotypically cant do things or aren't supposed to be intelligent.

My advice to future students - Be honest to yourself and who you are. Everyone is dealing with their own stuff at uni and don't compare yourself to others. Its okay to not enjoy a course, but do something about it rather than locking yourself into a career path that you wont enjoy. If you need help, don't be afraid to ask - what are you going to lose?

Completing in 2020

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I major in Mechanical Engineering.

The course takes a lot of hard work to complete. But afterwards you learn a way of thinking about problems such that you can develop solutions to them within a range of certain criteria.

You learn how to think.

My advice to future students - To get good results it's all about time management, simply putting the time in the study a few hours a day will go a long way.

Completing in 2019

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