University of South Australia - UniSA reviews

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Positives: No matter how much you might not want hear it, the teachers are honest. Which helped me learn and grow.

Negatives: Really just small things like printers being a pain. Some of the other students in my course. It’s a struggle to find good and interesting friends.

My advice to future students is: Stay organised and ask as many questions as possible. Also the two week breaks we get are never actually a break from uni.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: • Experience working in the sporting industry
• One of the only sport management related courses in South Australia
• Learning core business subjects along with specific sport subjects

Negatives: • Not enough related to sport
• 10 week semester makes it hard to fit everything into a short amount of time
• Some core business subjects seem so irrelevant

My advice to future students is: If you love sport and recreation and want a future in the business side of things, do this course. While it requires you to be very proactive about your learning, it can lead you to se exciting opportunities if you play your cards right

Completing in 2019

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I'm doing this course online.

Positives: Freedom to study independently in my own time frames.

Negatives: Information overload in some weeks. Too much information worked on in one week for it to sink in properly.

My advice to future students is: Manage your time! Write out a schedule, use a diary or calendar on your phone. You can never be too organised.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: I enjoy that there are always people available to help us out when in need. The course outline for each subject clearly state what needs to be done and how you will be graded.

Negatives: I don't think I could name any.

My advice to future students is: That if you're serious about your study, you need to have 100% commitment and focus to your degree.

Completing in 2021

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Positives: It teaches you to learn all of the skills you need for your future studies.

Negatives: Some of the subjects are not what I want to do in the future

My advice to future students is: To make sure they attend all of the workshops, tutorials and lectures because that’s where they will get most of their help and information

Completed in 2018

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Positives: The course provides pre-service teachers will relevant information needed to pursue a career in teaching. They don't sugar coat anything and tell students exactly how it is. The course offers many support facilities for students who are struggling, including PASS (peer assistant strategies). The tutors are well-experienced in the education department, most have been or currently are teachers in a primary or middle school setting, so they have a current perception of education in a contemporary classroom.

Negatives: There are none. The course is fair and caters to all ability students.

My advice to future students is: Try your absolute hardest, stay determined, and keep persisting.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: There’s a lot of freedom to do what you want. There are opportunities to work in many visual arts areas for electives, and then have freedom to choose your project in your final year. The art facilities are great, they’re facilities you often wouldn’t find at other universities. I recently overheard that UniSA is one of two uni’s in Australia that has a full glass studio, though I can’t confirm that for sure.

Negatives: The course is new this year (2018), having changed from Bachelor of Visual Art last year. For me, as a second year student this year, this has affected me strongly. The course is still similar, and elective content hasn’t necessarily changed, but through this change I’ve found the staff to often be unreliable. I was told when I first started studying that I’d have the option to continue in the Bachelor of Visual Art, but halfway through the year I was told differently and that I’d have no choice but to study the new degree. The program director went on leave for the remainder of the second semester after announcing the changes, which I found to be a very unprofessional decision that inconvenienced a lot of the staff and students as we had a lot of questions about it.

Myself and a friend also had experiences last year with an almost-retired tutor who had little experience in teaching tutorials, which is bad enough as it is, not to mention his abusive behaviour towards students, both verbally in front of students and through email. He refused to believe valid reasons for extensions, and threatened students with plagiarism if they did not do things his way. When it came to placing complaints about this behaviour, the staff brushed it off as if it were nothing - in fact, I was told that, unless I was studying art history and theory electives this year, he would not be teaching me. So obviously I was quite angry when he turned out to be my tutor for one of my courses this semester.

As part of the new degree, they’ve also added in some new courses, which I feel have been very poorly planned as if the university rushed to create the content for the new degree. One of these courses, Contemporary Art Practice, is a prime example, as I’ve found staff do not know what they are doing and that the online content would be better suited to a lecture theatre. Courses such as Art and Australian Culture could get away with being online, as I feel I’m learning nothing in class (and tutorials are spent doing nothing but presentations). Hopefully issues like these won’t be so bad for future students in a few years time, but at this present time I would not recommend students studying this degree as it’s very poorly planned out and feels very rushed.

My advice to future students is: Definitely consider other art degrees before considering this one. Complete a lot of research into what kinds of art you would like to do before making any decisions though, as some opportunities at UniSA aren’t offered elsewhere.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: Learning can be applied to real life situations.
Also most subjects link in with eachother

Negatives: The expectations of us as students

My advice to future students is: Be organised

Completing in 2021

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Positives: Very interactive. Not just reading, theory, and doing assignments. Also incorporates hands on and practical work

Negatives: Can’t think of any at this given time

My advice to future students is: Just make sure to do all the readings, watch the lectures and you’ll be absolutely okay

Completing in 2020

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Positives: friendly staff whom help achieving success within the course, structured course thats easy to follow and manage, & lots of practical work to help prepare us for placement

Negatives: i can’t think of one negative aspect in this course, its amazing

My advice to future students is: always stay on top of your work & dont fall behind, but most importantly, enjoy!

Completing in 2019

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