University of Sydney reviews

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Positives: There was a good mix of theory and practice

Negatives: There is no opportunity to specialise

My advice to future students is: Focus on gaining as much relevant work experience as possible and build up your contacts because connections are important

Completed in 2018

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Positives: The tutorials/labs allow us to flesh out concepts (be they practical or theoretical). The course also offers a good skill set offering students several options when it comes to considering job opportunities in media fields

Negatives: The lectures are generally weak and don't offer anything new beyond set readings or tutorials

My advice to future students is: I would say to take the more theoretical units seriously. Once you hit practical stuff like video or radio it becomes more apparent why you need that knowledge. Retain those notes!

Completing in 2019

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Positives: triple major opportunities, wide range of areas of study. Combines Arts degree with critical analytical thinking in an Economics degree

Negatives: Poor organisation of lecture material, insufficient feedback, lack of quality lecturers (with good public speaking skills)

My advice to future students is: Understand your strengths in economic theory, and learn more about potential job opportunities based on the subjects you wish to do

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Support services, engaging teachers and relevant content

Negatives: Assessment schedules got chaotic and sometimes too much was expected given the readings that were given

My advice to future students is: Do what you love

Completing in 2019

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Positives: Good content sometimes.

Negatives: Elitism. Inconsistent marking. Lecturers showing favouritism.

My advice to future students is: Be prepared for an elitist university experience.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: great cohort, like minded people, generally good teaching staff, good assignments

Negatives: Relevance of some courses, way some courses were taught

My advice to future students is: Be prepared to put in the work!

Completed in 2018

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Positives: I loved the classes and the tutors - they’re always interesting and the tutors are always willing to help

Negatives: Nothing haha I’ve really enjoyed everything

My advice to future students is: Get as involved as possible with societies and activities

Completed in 2018

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Positives: I love how you can study whatever you want and whatever you are passionate about. You meet tutors and lecturers who will offer real life experience to do with your field of study which comes in handy when picking your career and what you choose to focus in. I became aware of jobs I didn't even know existed

Negatives: I wish there was more focus around employment and the end goal

My advice to future students is: Just study what you are passionate about. It will all fall into place

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Industry professionals as teachers. Diverse areas studied.

Negatives: Diversity of options means doing things you would hate/despise

My advice to future students is: You're not gonna know what you wanna do straight away. Do an arts degree and figure it out from there.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: It was nice to move through the degree with the same cohort of people. I enjoyed the practical subjects, like radio and video, and the assessment tasks that gave us scope to talk about our fields of interest. The campus culture at USYD is fantastic, and I really enjoyed my English major.

Negatives: It seems redundant to teach 'online media' to kids who have grown up in this environment. These lessons always come from the perspective of 40 year old academics, when instead, they should be coming from someone younger who is a digital native. A lot of the course was also repetitive. I am learning the same thing in my fourth year as I learn in my first.

My advice to future students is: If you're looking purely to gain professional skills, go somewhere like UTS or TAFE. This degree is more academic than practical.

Completed in 2018

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