I'm majoring in Sports Management.
Positives: I like the subject selected I think they are quite important, it is great that everything is available online and we can attend other classes if we miss our register one
Negatives: I don't like the minimum contact hours, I would prefer more interactive smaller classes to intergrate what is learnt in the lecture sessions
My advice to future students is: keep on top of your work so you don't fall behind, understand what assessments you have though out your course
Positives: There are three majors that you can choose between with many overlapping courses, giving you options down the future.
The field of study covers a broad range of topics that you can apply on both a professional and personal level.
Negatives: As with all uni courses there was a highly varied mix of native language tutors and lecturers. This sometimes created issues of understanding.
It was hard at times to seek answers or assistance.
My advice to future students is: Come to tutes with a collaborated list of questions.
If you don't feel the answers you receive are strong enough, email a secondary educator.
The lecturers are always happy to help and want you to really achieve
Positives: one year course, can get degree very quickly
Negatives: too many international students with poor English, hard to have high quality group work
My advice to future students is: get some experience before you do master degree
I'm majoring in Economics.
Positives: Good student facilities, lecturers reply very quickly and good student buildings to study in
Negatives: Lecturers english often isnt great and sometimes don't seem interested in the material
My advice to future students is: Live on campus, its the best time of your life
I'm majoring in Civil Engineering.
Positives: Firstly, the combination of engineering and business studies makes me very employable. The double degree provides me with a broad knowledge base, from accounting skills to advanced mathematical skills. These skills help not only within the engineering and business sectors, but within essentially anything.
The engineering side of the course is thorough and covers not only theory, but plenty of practical skills as well. This makes the transition from studying to working much easier. Newcastle University's is renowned for it's quality in engineering teaching and has a very high graduate-employment rate.
The business course is a very handy addition to the engineering course. Subjects cover many skills from entrepreneurship to accounting methods. These skills are a huge asset in not only the workplace, but in general life as well. The lecturers are passionate and the course structure ensures students need to work to pass.
Overall, the combined degree is challenging, but with sufficient work, I believe you will find it interesting and rewarding.
Negatives: On the engineering side, some of the lecturers can be quite dull and boring.
It is also a very challenging course, and most students cannot afford to work while they are studying. The weekly workload (not including face-to-face hours) would be between 10-20 hours a week. The face-to-face time ranges from 20-25hrs a week.
The business course can often be set-aside while you study engineering. This can cause poor marks in business. I strongly suggest managing you time well between engineering and business. Do not neglect your business courses.
My advice to future students is: Focus on time management. It is essential that you keep up-to-date with your course content.
Furthermore, definitely attend all your tutorials. Often the lectures don't cover questions that will be asked in exams, but the tutorials will. They also provide you with understanding of the content you previously learned.
Finally, I recommend finding some kind of extra-curricular activity to take your mind off studying. Students can easily burn out in this course if they don't have an outlet.
Positives: The teachers are helpful if in trouble, if problems then IT will help, the classes are good and informative but not always over what the teacher has on his or her ppt.
Negatives: The teachers don’t care if the students themselves do the papers, the space is small, the computer rooms are not quiet even if they should be, hard to study in school.
My advice to future students is: Be ready for short time until the first exam in a new subject which you only had for a month
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
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.
Positives: Offered a fairly broad range of content
Negatives: It was not as in-depth as I would've hoped.
My advice to future students is: Read the handbook carefully. Especially anything regarding professional accreditation
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
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