Positives: The positive aspects of studying pharmacy are that you are taught a tremendous amount of information and in the end are quite knowledgable on conditions and medications. Therefore are able to answer many health related questions people may have and recommend remedies for patients.
Negatives: The course in itself is very difficult. There is a lot to remember and learn. The content load is quite heavy and the assignments are mostly hurdle, meaning that even though you may have passed the unit already i.e have 50% of the whole unit, when going into the final exam you need to pass that exam in order to pass the whole unit.
My advice to future students is: Weigh up your options and only study pharmacy if you genuinely want to become a pharmacist. The field is highly saturated and it is very difficult to find a job. Ensure you dedicate time and effort in the course.
Positives: There is a small cohort so you get to know everyone really well and make lots of friends. Also the lecturers are for the most part very highly trained and have specialised in the area so you learn from the best.
Negatives: Lots of contact hours and exams.
My advice to future students is: Be organised with your uni work. Make as many friends as you can as studying in groups is always more fun and productive.
Positives: It provides a well rounded overview of all aspects of the equine industry and allows students to gain work in any area of the industry they like
Negatives: Some courses are repetitive or are not relevant to the degree
My advice to future students is: Be selective about your elective units. While the recommended electives are there for a reason, some recommended electives are thoroughly useless and are a waste of your valuable time and money
Positives: It has a really Supportive teaching team, a nice small cohort so you can get to know everyone. There are a lot of hands on/practical opportunities
Negatives: Some of the courses are a bit boring and mostly go over common sense content as oppose to teach us know information
My advice to future students is: Don't be afraid to ask for help
I'm majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies and minoring in Gender Studies
Positives: This course is great for a number of reasons! One is that it allows you to try out heaps of different fields! In my first year of study I did subjects ranging from Biology to the Study of the Supernatural! I have also been given a lot of guidance and direction with the university and the specific schools providing mentor programs and frequent office hours for lecturer/tutors.
Negatives: I think that one of the only negatives about this course is that it involves a lot of essay writing which can get quite tiring. Also, because class sizes tend to be smaller there aren't often very many options for class times.
My advice to future students is: My advice would be to try out as many different subjects and fields as you can early on in your study, you have electives for a reason! Once you've done this though, I would recommend creating a study plan so you know what subjects you need to do and when. This means you'll be able to graduate on time with no nasty surprises.
Positives: This is an awesome course because its a dual degree (basically two degrees) which can be completed in four years, where each degree normally takes three years to complete. In your last semester, you are required to complete 100 hours of work placement, which I believe is extremely beneficial (this is the BIHTM degree side). This course also focuses on real world problems and sets you up for a good career in the future.
Negatives: I cant think of any negatives for this course.
My advice to future students is: I would tell all future students to take every opportunity that comes their way. I would also encourage them to get a job or internship in the career they are interested in, as soon as they possible can.
Positives: Students work well with each other and independently organise study sessions
My advice to future students is: Tutors are often students who are not overly confident in their ability
Positives: Lots of choice, passionate lecturers, good tutors, and they take you into great detail with the content of each course. There's also a lot of other extra options you can take to enrich the experience, like doing extra research courses.
Negatives: Some of the first year courses had way too much content, and some of the group work assignments were difficult when the groups were made too large.
My advice to future students is: If you are going to study science at UQ, try and join some extra groups so that your experience is broadened, especially in the first few years of study so you can find an area that you are most interested in.
Positives: It was very interesting and widened my view of social and global issues. The electives available were still quite relevant and I found that the discussions and assignments we did were thought provoking and made me smarter.
Negatives: Well, social science isn’t social work, so you’re kind of studying without getting a clear job qualification at the end. And the rooms the classes were in were all really spread out and there was a lot of jogging around.
My advice to future students is: Don’t be late to classes because the rooms are everywhere, and don’t fall behind on your readings! It’s a very written content heavy course and once you’re behind, it’s very hard to finish an essay with good sources.
I majored in Ecology.
Positives: The tutors are so friendly, and the the other people on the course are all on your wavelength, and people are generally really friendly around the campus.
Negatives: It's seriously expensive, and there is too much workload and the deadlines really are deadlines with no movement on dates.
My advice to future students is: Make time for yourself and try to have time to kickback and relax.
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