University of Queensland - UQ reviews

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Positives: That it relates to the real world. I can see where things that I am studying apply

Negatives: The assessment structure is often difficult. A number of subjects have been predominantly online

My advice to future students is: To read the online plan of the course and sign up to things that best suit you

Completing in 2021

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Positives: It urges you to communicate with more people than you normally would and gets you out of your comfort zone in the best way

Negatives: It feels really demanding at times

My advice to future students is: Really think about the field you intend to go into and ask yourself if it’s right for you. Don’t just pick something because you were “good at English”. Because that’s not enough.

Completing in 2021

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Positives: This degree actually integrates industry specific professional development courses throughout the whole degree rather than just giving you the theoretical teachings and sending you out into the world without any real knowledge of how to apply what we’ve learnt.

We meet industry professionals in almost every single course which gives us a fantastic opportunity to network.

There are fantastic volunteering opportunities and degree specific societies to get involved in, and with the recent introduction of the PASS mentoring programs, more advanced students are able to help new students in class and provide a perspective or understanding that some lecturers may not be able to give.

Negatives: Compared to other courses I’ve taken, any negatives are so minor that they can easily be solved by a quick search on google.
Perhaps an understanding of the most effective ways to conduct current and relevant research (especially with regards to quantitative research) would be beneficial for new students who have no university experience in conducting research.

My advice to future students is: Actually do your readings, they have fantastic information you can use when starting assignments.

Sit at the front of the lecture hall as the people teaching you have probably written the studies you are reading. Make sure they know who you are and that they remember your face, it will help you in the future when you need references or are applying for volunteering positions.

Studying can be hard, especially if you are working full time or are dealing with personal issues. It is okay to only do three subjects per semester instead of four. That doesn’t make your efforts illegitimate or make you any less of a student. It will do wonders for your grades, ease some of the pressure off, and put you in a position to get into a better headspace or get past what is troubling you.
You can get fantastic grades doing an assignment the night before, but it is so much better for your mental health to start it a week in advance at the very least (so don’t procrastinate!)

Completing in 2022

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Positives: Being a part of the Law Society means I get L-card discounts. Also, the Law Society holds competitions such as mooting or negotiations which I have found really great interactive ways to improve my lawyering skills. I also enjoy how consistent the homework tasks are and that each weeks seminar preparation contributes to our overall mark for the semester.

Negatives: In my first few weeks I found there was a lot of prior knowledge we are assumed to have, which sort of settled down after a while. Also the course is so popular that sign on is difficult and now I have two seminars in the nighttime, one finishing at 8 and the other at 9 which is not ideal for me.

My advice to future students is: Be ready to start doing a lot more work really quickly because you don't want to get behind. Get involved in the UQLS competitions. And.. get to your sign on quickly because all your available spaces will be taken before you can blink.

Completing in 2022

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Positives: Being a part of the Law Society means I get L-card discounts. Also, the Law Society holds competitions such as mooting or negotiations which I have found really great interactive ways to improve my lawyering skills. I also enjoy how consistent the homework tasks are and that each weeks seminar preparation contributes to our overall mark for the semester.

Negatives: In my first few weeks I found there was a lot of prior knowledge we are assumed to have, which sort of settled down after a while. Also the course is so popular that sign on is difficult and now I have two seminars in the nighttime, one finishing at 8 and the other at 9 which is not ideal for me.

My advice to future students is: Be ready to start doing a lot more work really quickly because you don't want to get behind. Get involved in the UQLS competitions. And.. get to your sign on quickly because all your available spaces will be taken before you can blink.

Completing in 2022

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Positives: - gives me quality training to become a teacher
- I learn about working with other people to achieve a similar goal
- I gain extensive knowledge in my chosen specialty subjects

Negatives: - some of the extensive is not needed as the teaching is secondary level
- not a lot of practice work in first year
- too much reading

My advice to future students is: Be prepared to put in many hours to achieve the best grade and to achieve your goal

Completing in 2021

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Positives: The teachers are all interesting and well informed of their subjects. They’re helpful. And the assessments feel relevant to the course work.

Negatives: Haven’t encountered any so far.

My advice to future students is: Pay attention and try to attend every lecture and tutorial.

Also, if you’re struggling there’s a lot of help available.

Completing in 2022

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Positives: the content seems quite useful in the occupation i would be interested in doing and it is very in depth theory wise which is interesting and good

Negatives: i feel like i may no longer be interested in said course and it may be a bit too much of a workload

My advice to future students is: make sure that you are committed to the course chosen and that you are willing to give your all into the work

Completing in 2021

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Positives: Interesting subject selection in the arts program and knowledgeable staff with many connections in the law program.

Negatives: Some time excessive readings but most of the time you are able to discern which ones are most important.

My advice to future students is: Keep ahead of the work and don’t let it catch up on you too fast. Try to get involved but don’t over commit yourself. Be ready for a lot of reading.

Completing in 2022

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Positives: Interesting subject selection in the arts program and knowledgeable staff with many connections in the law program.

Negatives: Some time excessive readings but most of the time you are able to discern which ones are most important.

My advice to future students is: Keep ahead of the work and don’t let it catch up on you too fast. Try to get involved but don’t over commit yourself. Be ready for a lot of reading.

Completing in 2022

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