University of Queensland - UQ reviews

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Positives: Lecturers and Tutors are experienced in the education sector and give us real life examples and situations

Negatives: Not enough practical sense, too much on theory focus. Also too many education classes seem to be on the same topics

My advice to future students is: Listen in class, teachers are there to help and it will help when in an actual classroom

Completed in 2019

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Positives: The breadth of content we explore, the capacity to specialise in one of three or all three different disciplines. The real life application of this knowledge, research essay style of assessment and the critical thinking skills I have acquired.

Negatives: A lot of content. Only for those specifically interested in the topics we cover.

My advice to future students is: Ask whether you want to enter politics, if yes then this is the course for you. Or perhaps enter, like me, with the hopes of expanding your world view and critical thinking.

Completed in 2019

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Positives: I can not commend UQ enough on their lecturer's professionalism, support and the quality of the course content. They are engaging with content, lecturers are passionate and are consistent with providing high quality education. I really enjoy the lecturers and seminars and find that although the content is challenging if you apply yourself and ask questions.

Negatives: The content is very very challenging - a lot of people drop out of this course as they are not prepared to put in the hard yards. Some of the lecturers are also very inconsistent with their marking.

My advice to future students is: I think potential students need to be prepared for the workload. I would also recommend that potential students do not pick law because their parents want them to or because they can't think of anything else they are interested. These categories of students have been the ones to consistently drop out.

With regards to Bachelor of Arts, I think this degree requires a student who is disciplined but it doesn't require as much time, so if your time poor this is a good degree. Future students should however consider job aspects as a Bachelor of Arts is known for providing few employment outcomes.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: I can not commend UQ enough on their lecturer's professionalism, support and the quality of the course content. They are engaging with content, lecturers are passionate and are consistent with providing high quality education. I really enjoy the lecturers and seminars and find that although the content is challenging if you apply yourself and ask questions.

Negatives: The content is very very challenging - a lot of people drop out of this course as they are not prepared to put in the hard yards. Some of the lecturers are also very inconsistent with their marking.

My advice to future students is: I think potential students need to be prepared for the workload. I would also recommend that potential students do not pick law because their parents want them to or because they can't think of anything else they are interested. These categories of students have been the ones to consistently drop out.

With regards to Bachelor of Arts, I think this degree requires a student who is disciplined but it doesn't require as much time, so if your time poor this is a good degree. Future students should however consider job aspects as a Bachelor of Arts is known for providing few employment outcomes.

Completing in 2020

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Once you have selected a major (or 2), the departments are very supportive. But I did feel that I needed to foster a particular relationship with a particular lecturer to get the best advice and support.

I found that there were a lot of lecturers from other disciplines involved in teaching my discipline. Also, there are a lot of politics among the lecturers which spill onto students!

My advice to future students is: Make sure you research your lecturers and courses before selecting a university!

Completed in 2008

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I’m majoring in history and drama, I feel as though this course has taught me to be more critical in my thinking, and encouraged me to be creative in my ideas.

I would say that an overall negative would be the actual assessment, most of my assessment pieces are vague, leaving room for error as they are more open to interpretation.

Most teachers are helpful when answering questions about assessment pieces, but I have had instances where teachers have almost left me to ‘fend for myself’.

However, as a positive, I feel as though I have learned a great deal in my course, and most of my teachers have been willing to help me when I am struggling.

I feel this course has really prepared me for the ‘real world’, and given me the passion to continue studying (I eventually want to persue my masters). Overall I feel my creativity has thrived, as I find new ways to express myself through my university work.

My advice to future students is: Be prepared. Most degrees (especially duel degrees like mine) offer planners on which subjects you should take and when. Always keep this tracker somewhere, as sometimes it can be difficult figuring out which courses you need to take in which semester. Also along the lines of being prepared, always start your assignments at least a week early, even coming up with a list of questions for your research is a great start, and it will eliminate a lot of stress. Stress and depression about due dates can be such a burden and really bring down your mood and confidence, so just being prepared and taking everything step by step helps eliminate stress, and make sure you’ll have a better grade overall!

Completed in 2019

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Good course structure and flexibility is a positive.

A Negative is that you don't always feel prepared for working life

My advice to future students is: Maybe try journalism somewhere else

Completed in 2019

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I really like the subject choice. That’s why I went to UQ; there are so many options and there is a subject for every single interest of mine, which I love.

There is nothing negative about the course.

My advice to future students is: Make sure you come to campus early to find where all of your classes are. It will save a lot of hassle on day 1. And talk to people you sit next to, it’s how you’ll make friends.

Completing in 2021

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I love that the degree takes a practical approach and allows you to complete journalistic stories that you're interested in. I also found that this degree teaches you a lot of transferable skills that are applicable to a lot of workplaces.

My advice to future students is: I would suggest that potential future students think about not only their passion for journalism, but also if there's a particular aspect of journalism they're interested in. That way, they can start working on the stories they're genuinely interested in from the get go.

Completed in 2018

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Pros - There's a wide selection of classes to study and choose. Its pretty flexible the campus is really nice.

Cons - There's not much support from mentors or people guiding you in your academic career, especially in your first few years. You're rarely with the same people in different classes and your assessment pieces are not group work this can be nice but also lonely

My advice to future students is: Try to get advice and mentor help wherever you can. Some people wont be very helpful but keep persisting until you find someone who is.

Completed in 2019

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