Western Sydney University - WSU reviews

(4.00) 120 reviews

Ranked #23


Western Sydney University - WSU ratings

Average ratings based on 120 reviews
Overall Rating
4.00
Job Prospects
3.63
Teachers
3.88
Course Work
4.07
Time Worthy
3.73
Money Worthy
3.71
Friend Test
4.29
Educator Support
3.96
Educator Facilities
4.31
Industry Contacts
3.67

Find out about Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University (or WSU & formerly known as University of Western Sydney) has campuses across the Western suburbs of Sydney, including Parramatta, Campbelltown, Bankstown, Blacktown, Hawkesbury, and Penrith.

Study101 has a range of Western Sydney University reviews across topics like Building & Construction, Arts, Humanities (Social Science, Criminology), Law, Business & Commerce, Education, Engineering, Health (like Nursing), IT and Science.

Here are some of the advice from the student reviews:
Be organised, start assessments early and prepared to work hard;
Choose a course that you're passionate about;
Apply for internships;
Form study groups.


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August 2018
Completing 2020
Sydney

Positives: This course is strengthening what I personally know and am well at. The statistics and facts are allowing me to apply what I am good at to the world but with more confidence and certainty

Negatives: I love philosophy, but learning about it when I have to ruins the fun. There is a lot of research that needs to be done in this course...

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August 2018
Completing 2020
Sydney

Positives: Networking with other students and being able to join in and collaborate with others. Instruments and practice room facilities are really useful and there is always availability. Tech staff know what they are doing when maintaining equipment, setting up for performances and helping you/answering your questions

Negatives: Depending ...

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August 2018
Completing 2019
Sydney

Positives: Opportunities for self learning and flexibility

Negatives: Time commitments and outdated tutorial styles

My advice to future students is: Choose your course wisely, based off what you enjoy

I wish I knew how hard it can be to stick to something boring for 4 years

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August 2018
Completing 2021
Sydney

I'm doing this online.

Positives: Although we are online, we still have the chance to communicate with other members of the course. We also run monthly collaborate sessions where we all sit and chat about our upcoming assessments, whilst getting to know each other. I do not have to physically go somewhere to sit my exam, I am able to do it on...

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August 2018
Completing 2022
Sydney

I'm doing this online.

Positives: It's very in-depth so far, I'm learning a lot about the background to social science and it's making me want to learn more

Negatives: It is harder doing it online, though there is plenty of help available

My advice to future students is: Make our you set aside plenty if time each week to complete the re...

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August 2018
Completing 2021
Sydney

Positives: help building lots of skills like team work,communication skills,leadership, etcetera. The course will help you to succeed in future 100% sure

Negatives: poor student support, lot or pre tutorial work, which is stressing.

My advice to future students is: you must join the university if you are sure that you can work hard

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August 2018
Completing 2020
Sydney

Positives: Heaps of support, great content

Negatives: Not enough time on campus. Expected to do too much self guided learning

My advice to future students is: Be prepared

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August 2018
Completing 2020
Sydney

Positives: The positives are that it gives you a broader outlook on what exactly can be expected as a police officer, the things you really would not know of just by simply thinking of it. Another positive aspect is that the degree doesn’t just give you the qualifications to be a police officer, it can provide you with many more avenues

Negat...

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August 2018
Completing 2021
Sydney

Positives: My degrees offer a lot of variety in terms of the subjects I can choose to do. The business degree offers a selection of various majors from economics to international business, sports management and property, some of which are unavailable at other universities. Additionally, my law degree offers a huge selection of alternate LLB unit...

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August 2018
Completing 2021
Sydney

Positives: Plenty of clinical experience outside of the campus setting. Strong focus on professionalism and preparation for the workforce

Negatives: Heavy course load and speed at which content is covered

My advice to future students is: Make efforts to learn and revise consistently throughout the semester to avoid burning out

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July 2018
Completing 2021
Sydney

Positives: The positive aspects of the course is how interesting the content is, and the good nature of the tutors and lecturers in explaining it and allowing us to understand it, in general uni life it is positive that we are given the opportunity to take our learning into our own hands and discover what works best for us to get the most out of...

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July 2018
Completing 2019
Sydney

The course provides hands-on experience from the first year and equips you with the skills needed to work as a nurse. You get the opportunity to work in a hospital alongside doctors and other, qualified nurses and have the opportunity to interact with real life patients.

My advice to future students is: This course requires practical and the...

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Positives: It provides a wide variety of psychological and social science units

Negatives: There can be too much repetition of information

My advice to future students is: To make sure you fulfil your weekly work

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July 2018
Completed 2013
Sydney

Positives: Topics are broad
Flexibility
Choice of major

Negatives: Nil

My advice to future students is: Study topics you enjoy

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July 2018
Completed 2011
Sydney

Positives: Lots of performance opportunities. There are opportunities to sub-major in various aspects of music, such as musicology, performance, composition and sound technology. The facilities are industry standard.

Negatives: UWS Music does not have the reputation of the Con or UNSW. There could be more opportunities to link closely to the ...

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Positives: the positive aspects of my course are the friendships i have formed with others, the obtainment of new information and concepts that i am interested in and with that information my knowledge has been widened

Negatives: that most of it is online and there’s not as much teacher-student interaction

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Positives: Being able to understand the law and help people with your understandings

Negatives: That some of the compulsory units are compulsory and shouldn't be

My advice to future students is: Never give up

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Positives: The vast array of different materials covered and the how-to in dealing with each topic.

Negatives: Extensive reading that does not prove to be essential when working in the field.

My advice to future students is: Ensure you have a stable and consistent study schedule with your class mates.

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Positives: I really enjoy how the teachers help us and make it easier, the set up of VUWS is simple and it’s easy to figure out

Negatives: Studying

My advice to future students is: Go for it, it’s easier than it looks!

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Positives: The course is amazing, I was told before I started that it would not only challenge me but would push me to my limits and they could not be any more correct. Studying a mixture of law and social science has both challenged me and pushed me to my limits.

Studying law really creates the feeling of studying with a family. The professo...

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I did this course and then a Masters of Teaching (Secondary).

Positives: Positive aspects of the course would include that it was relevant, provided ample employment pathways upon completion, and the lecturers/tutors were amazing!

Negatives: Negative aspects would include not enough units relative to employment with the Department of Educa...

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July 2018
Completing 2018
Sydney

Positives: Positive aspects of the course would include that it was relevant, provided ample employment pathways upon completion, and the lecturers/tutors were amazing!

Negatives: Negative aspects would include not enough units relative to employment with the Department of Education i.e. the process of seeking accreditation, finding employmen...

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I took this course at the campus in Nirambe just after high school. I found a lot of benefits from taking which the first and foremost one is that it is a like bridging course to do a degree in IT so even with a low atar I can still apply for this course and eventually get a bachelors of degree. Another Positive is that it is very flexible with ...

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July 2018
Completed 2017
Sydney

Positives: Reasonable workload, smooth transition to workplace

Negatives: Variations in course studies when compared to other universities

My advice to future students is: Follow the workload distribution and seek resources from other universities or schools to expand knowledge attainment

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Positives: - The teachers have been quite helpful in general.
- We’ve gotten resources from at least one unit which can be used later on when we’re actually working.

Negatives: - I can’t really think of any negative aspects currently.

My advice to future students is: If they want to do something related to design in construction but they...

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