Positives: The staff and environment is very rich and diverse, people are lovely and the content is taught at a high standard. Help is available and many tutors are available
Negatives: It's very full on😅
My advice to future students is: Make sure you do the Dual Masters program with engineering instead!!
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
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!
Positives: The course combines a lot of interest areas together and provides a lot of variety to keep students interested. Students get to engage in everything from science to environmental management to law. The course prepares you well for the workforce and is a niche degree, which means its easier to get a job upon graduation because so few people do this course. Its good for anyone interested in a multidisciplinary program.
Negatives: It is a VERY small degree - only about 15 people in total in my 'year level'. This makes it difficult to make friends in your course and also means that there are limited people to study with and collaborate with as in other degrees. Especially in first year it can kind of just feel like a science degree and many of the foundational subjects you have to do have little relevance to your degree. Most of the lecturers are good but you do get the occasional one who is very out of touch with students and seems to lack passion for the subject. Also some of the content can be very boring and focused solely on regulations which is not very riveting.
My advice to future students is: I would recommend future students consider if this is the type of degree that they really want to do. It has a heavy science aspect and can get very repetitive at times. Future students should also be comfortable with working independently as making friends in tough. The good thing about this degree is that you can take it into so many different fields - everything from working for a construction company to working on a film set, the opportunities are endless and this profession is in high demand!
Positives: i like how much it is related to many business and job that you are likely to get in the future and it really prepares you well for employment and job opportunities
Negatives: crazy work load, not much guidance
My advice to future students is: start assignments as early as possible, revise lecture material after each lecture
Positives: Doing a double degree means that I have 2 degrees to back me when I complete my course. I am majoring in Biomed and wish to study medicine, however if I am not accepted into my desired medicine degree I will have business to back me up and will hopefully be able to be a successful business woman.
Additionally, doing a double degree means that I do 2 subjects for science and 2 subjects for business per semester. I find doing 2 different subjects more interesting, and although it’s a longer course it’s definitely worth it and the different content keeps me motivated.
Finally, doing the double degree takes 2.75 years off my study time than if I were to do the degrees separately! This saves both time & money
Negatives: There are compulsory subjects/courses that I must pass in order to obtain my degree and most of them are boring
My advice to future students is: Keep on top of your studies, and if the course isn’t for you drop out or change courses before course cut off so you don’t have to pay fees!
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
Positives: Brilliant staff, great facilities, engaging and enlightening content, amazing resources.
Negatives: Access to on campus learning. Parking is a nightmare and public transport is not reliable.
My advice to future students is: Despite the barriers, study on campus; get to know your peers and lectures, engage in conversation and participate in class.
Positives: The bonding of peers over a difficult degree. The challenging yet interesting nature of the coursework
Negatives: Doing engineering and being in a constant mental breakdown
My advice to future students is: Don't compare yourself with others and focus on doing your best, but not to the extent of burning out
Positives: LLB is very intellectually engaging and BusMan tackles real-life scenarios for better understanding
Negatives: BusMan can be a little bit too easy
My advice to future students is: Learn how to prioritise and organise your schedule
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