University of Queensland - UQ reviews

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I'm studying the Human Services Bachelor (no longer offered).

Positives: Small faculty so you get to know your course coordinators very well, lots of placement hours for real hands on experience, extremely experienced lecturers who bring their own lived experiences to the classroom as a teaching tool

Negatives: It’s no longer offered as degree at UQ, can’t register as a social worker

My advice to future students is: Take your studies seriously from the start, as every assessment counts towards your final gpa. Enjoy the experience as it’s over before you know it, and HOLD IN THERE, it gets better and it becomes more natural the longer you stick at it

Completed in 2019

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Positives: The teaching quality is very high and there are lots of opportunities for industry events.

Negatives: There isn't that much support for students if they are struggling academically.

My advice to future students is: Make sure it's what you really want to study and work in eventually.

Completing in 2022

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Positives: The teaching quality is very high and there are lots of opportunities for industry events.

Negatives: There isn't that much support for students if they are struggling academically.

My advice to future students is: Make sure it's what you really want to study and work in eventually.

Completing in 2022

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Positives: Lots of hands on experience in the work field as well as creating content. Interesting perspectives on all areas. Meeting new people with similar interests.

One of the best parts is reading current news sources and having the knowledge to decipher what is true and false about the article.

Negatives: As the course has been remodeled often classes have very vague study outlines. And many compulsory classes seem unnecessary

My advice to future students is: Work hard on internships and a portfolio

Completed in 2018

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Positives: There's so many - they set you up really well with work experience, there's a lot of support available to you, the whole faculty is really well connected to other institutions so it'd be easy to go abroad for postgrad study, the lecturers are just leaders in their field and very switched on, and yeah it's just a very progressive and rich learning environment

Negatives: I can't fault it much other than a lack in clarity regarding the degree structure and what subjects you have to take when

My advice to future students is: make sure you reach out to tutors/lecturers etc for support whenever you need it because that's what they're there for

Completing in 2020

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Positives: the opportunities it provides that you might not get elsewhere - i.e. prison visit, tutoring inmates, networking, internships with Corrective Services

Negatives: the amount of sociology courses that are just plain difficult to relate back to the overall course, i.e intro to qualitative and quantitative research when I don't want to be a researcher or research as a career

My advice to future students is: just go for it if you're interested in any field of criminology and as you go through the degree something will jump out at you and you'll go yes, this is exactly what i want!

Completing in 2020

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Positives: There are a lot of courses to choose from which will suit anyone

Negatives: It gets a little lonely

My advice to future students is: Be organised! Keep a schedule, give yourself time to do things. Also treat yourself to doing nothing every once and a while

Completing in 2022

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Positives: Very flexible course, allows for a lot of subject selection and large variation

Negatives: some of my lectures run late

My advice to future students is: Focus hard and stay on top of your work

Completing in 2021

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Positives: Arts degree is broad and allows you to try out many different courses to decide on your major. The Law degree is rigorous and helps prepare students for their upcoming careers.

Negatives: Arts degree (as a dual degree) has less flexibility and getting good grades in certain courses can be a matter of expressing the lecturers opinions rather than your own. The law degree (the first year law courses) don’t overly complement each other and sometimes can seem like you have been thrown too far in the deep end, with no assistance.

My advice to future students is: UQ’s Arts/Law dual degree is rigorous and well-rounded, and is a great degree to study for both lawyer and non lawyer career paths

Completing in 2022

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Positives: Arts degree is broad and allows you to try out many different courses to decide on your major. The Law degree is rigorous and helps prepare students for their upcoming careers.

Negatives: Arts degree (as a dual degree) has less flexibility and getting good grades in certain courses can be a matter of expressing the lecturers opinions rather than your own. The law degree (the first year law courses) don’t overly complement each other and sometimes can seem like you have been thrown too far in the deep end, with no assistance.

My advice to future students is: UQ’s Arts/Law dual degree is rigorous and well-rounded, and is a great degree to study for both lawyer and non lawyer career paths

Completing in 2022

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