Western Sydney University - WSU reviews

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Western Sydney University - WSU ratings

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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.

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Possitived include Interesting and relevant lectures.
Negatives include travel time to placements.

My advice to future students is: Be prepared to travel to placements. Study hard as the course can be challenging with placements in addition to coursework

Completed in 2015

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The course covers a lot of material relevant to nursing. But the downside is that it could be set out a bit better and more organised.

My advice to future students is: Make sure you leave time out of uni to complete all the pre tutorial work (there’s a LOT of it). If you don’t, exams and assessments are a lot harder to complete

Completed in 2019

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Positives: Lot of employment opportunities in future as course as this uni is very reputed, also a exposure to medical industry by number of guest lectures

Negatives: Not too many. First year is lot of assignment burden. They are very strict about deadlines with no extensions. Also sometime as they have too many campuses we need to travel a lot.

My advice to future students is: WSU is well known for nursing so I recommend it to other students.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: environmentally friendly, very supportive networks and extremely diverse

Negatives: the distance 😩

My advice to future students is: go for gold ! its such a good and fun course to do, the environment is so much better than school as it teaches you to be independent, and builds your confidence to be able to ask for help or be able to mingle amongst others. its such a safe and welcoming environment. do what your heart wants regardless of the price. its so worth the long years of studying

Completing in 2021

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Positives: I love studying to be a nurse. Attending class is firstly hard to find but you get used to it. The teachers are great and the lectures are easy to follow. Some of the practical units are super hard but so good to learn. Work experience is organised through the uni and it is long hours but the practice is worth the training.

Negatives: the long no paid practice work but it is compulsory so you just push through. some units are boring too but needs to be done . other than that this is what I want to do so I love it

My advice to future students is: keep on top of your work before prac comes along or you will struggle to do both.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: This course extended my previous studies and allowed me to grow in my chosen career. Being a course in high demand, there were multiple class times that allowed flexibility for attendence. This course offered online classes which again allowed flexibility and independent learning.

Negatives: This course was not designed for students whom have previous exposure to the nursing industry. I felt as though classes i attended were repetitive in nature and did not correlate with current practice in the work force. The lack of support during compulsary clinical placement; there are 1000 hours of clinical placement that is required and nil consideration for the students whom are already employed in the health industry. The lack of face to face communication was challenging and often created a great deal of stress to students when being punished with 'misconduct' if a recipient of an email didn't approve of the tone.

My advice to future students is: To explore all options and other universities regardless of their location to the campus. I would also like for them to understand that it is impossible to work full time and to study full time. Maintaining their own mental health must come first and to make friends that are supportive whilst studying as the experience can become incredibly overwhelming

Completed in 2018

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Positives: I found this course great for building on knowledge as I only had experience in aged care. From year 1 the course started very basic and each semester built onto of the knowledge therefore i didn't feel as though i was way out of my league and confused going into every class. There were lots of inclusive activities to build social and/or study groups.

Negatives: The clinical placement hours was challenging when we had multiple assessments to complete whilst having to work full time for free and there was very little support during that time. With some of the classes there was a compulsory component to attendence of 100% and if you missed that class their ""special consideration"" outlines were unreasonable. My course is delayed by 6 months due to missing one day whilst being ill with nil compassion.

My advice to future students is: Go to all the classes offered. Make good connections with your tutors as they will go out of their way to help you and if you have a positive attitude. Start your assessments super early, therefore you're not panicking at the last minute to get everything done. Form study groups so you can share information with your peers. Remember to have a social life outside of university, you can very easily get caught up in the study and lose friendships out side and learn to love coffee; it will be your best friend.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Students learn the actual application of the learnings inside the classroom by answering a case study. Student will be able to identify the physiological And physical manifestations at what is scientifically discussed in the books

Negatives: Slow learners will find it too difficult to catch up because classroom discussions are not too many days and holidays are quite Long

My advice to future students is: Learn how to maximise individual study, engage in group discussion and keep on reading more.

Completed in 2019

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Positives: Good way to know more about how to look after people well

Negatives: Too much of placements

My advice to future students is: Prepare for placements

Completed in 2016

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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

Completed in 2017

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