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.
Positives: Sydney City campus offer trimesters allowing for fast track completion of the course. Smaller classes allow for tutors to focus on each individual more.
Negatives: Trimesters although allow for fast track completion, have shorter breaks in between sessions which can sometimes become overwhelming especially for new students.
My advice to future students is: To complete a full trimester before making the decision of wether the fast track option and the study load would be suitable for them.
Positives: Firstly, Australia is in absolute shortage for teachers, so it is easy to find a job in Sydney. Secondly, I cannot emphasis enough on the importance of quality of early years of life on ones’ development. In my course( master of teaching early childhood and primary,0-12), I learn a lot about how to best interact with young children. It is very interesting to learn how to analyse children’s play, how to engage in their play, and how to plan for their further learning and development. It is also beneficial for us as (future/current) parents. This course has a lot of practical assignments, so you will need to link the theoretical knowledge to children’s real world. Overall, it is such a fun course in which you will learn various aspect of children’s life such as literacy, game, culture, language, family and so on
Negatives: This course is designed for only students who has more than average English skills. So, international students should be aware if this. There is a high expectation from students in this course and assignment should be written professionally as they are going to be future teachers. This high expectation might disappoint many students.
My advice to future students is: Be organised, do not leave anything for last minute. Pay attention to “Flip classroom “ method which is reading the content before tutorials. In other words, alway be prepared. Do not work more than one day while studying as there are a lot to do. If you feel that you need to work and save money, do not apply to this course( International students), or you will be distressed. Always ask if you are not sure about something.
Positives: It help give an overall education on design
Negatives: Feeling the cost of the course financially years later
My advice to future students is: To really consider all aspects for example the cost and if the course really encompasses what they want to learn.
Positives: The positive aspects are the learning and study options
Negatives: Study time
My advice to future students is: Focus from the very start of uni
Positives: Variety of units as electives, at the time I could choose out of 3 different majors for the course , a lot of practical classes for hands on work , optional lectures to attend , campuses themselves were great and had facilities we needed as students
Negatives: Post graduation there's not a lot of specific jobs for graduates, you will need to do a post graduate course or short course for something more defined if you want a particular career pathway, a lot of resources to buy for the course , travelling isn't great if you don't have a car ,
My advice to future students is: Know what career path you're taking before you start this degree
I majored in Marketing.
Positives: - interactive and engaging group work with others (friendships made)
- friendly and informative lecturers and tutors
- online lectures
Negatives: - not the best facilities
- expensive text books
My advice to future students is: Study something you see yourself doing in the future and will be beneficial for your future career. If you don’t like what you study, you won’t enjoy it as much!
Internships are something I regret not applying for whilst at uni - great way to get experience.
Positives: Practical based assessments.
Negatives: Units that I don't think are necessary or applied in the career path
My advice to future students is: Do a degree or course you enjoy. Expose yourself to experiences in the career you are currently studying.
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.
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
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