Positives: My course helps me to become vast in teaching, it boost my self confidence and my ability to stand in front of the crowd, as a result of effective teaching practices
Negatives: No negatives
My advice to future students is: Face your studies, graduate with flying colours and every other thing shall be added unto you
Positives: The university course allowed for a lot of flexibility with my studies. Due to the wide range of subjects on offer I was able to adapt my course to my schedule and work around it. I was also allowed a lot of flexibility in what kind of classes I could choose and found that I learnt a lot about the world in such a short period of time.
Negatives: There was not much career aspects to my degree. I studied history and international relations and as such was not able to convert that into a functional career. Although there was a lot of enjoyment for me in my course, so I dont particularly regret it.
My advice to future students is: Definitely make sure you choose convertible subjects that can grow into a prospective job. Choose majors that match and are relevant to certain careers. Use the flexibility of subjects in the first year where you have a lot of time to choose electives.
Positives: expanded on my knowledge of history and allowed me to develop certain skills.
Negatives: I felt like it took quite a long time to pay off and didn't generally really help me career wise
My advice to future students is: Really research if this course could be used to advance your future career or cater your subjects to a particular field. I studied mainly history and sociology and whilst I found it interesting as I did not want to be an academic it didn't really feel like it was aimed in a particular direction.
Positives: As I was an Asian Studies student with Chinese background, it is interesting and insightful to have an opportunity sitting in courses studying Asian cultures/histories/politics etc in a “Westerner’s” point of view (most of the learning materials are written by Europeans/Americans/Australians), it gave me a brand new perspective on how a culture/history could be understood which really enlightened me a lot
Negatives: Anyone who is thinking of taking this course should expect extremely high volume of readings, researches and essays
My advice to future students is: It's good to have some networking (try joining communities/students group with members from diverse background) it is always the best way to learn and understand a language/culture if you can have a friend from that background
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