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.
I majored in Finance and Economics.
Positives: You are able to gain real business knowledge and work on business projects. So in essence its more of real life work rather than lots of theory you will never use. The business units in the third year is extremely helpful for real life.
Negatives: The business leadership units are only taken in the final year of studies. For such an elite and exclusive course, these units should be offered throughout the degree. When i studied this course, there were only 4 leadership units. To prepare a student for real life, i would suggest there be more a focus on practicality throughout the degree.
My advice to future students is: Make sure you first check how relevant your degree is in the workforce. Read all the units you will be studying very clearly. Search on seek for job opportunities because inevitably you will need to find a job with this degree.
Positives: It's a very quick course (3 years compared to other degrees). Ideal for people who want to enter the workforce asap and not spend a great time studying. Also the degree has a lot of real life applications (e.g. how to start / run your own business)
Negatives: Not ideal for someone who dislikes numbers. The calculations part isn't too hard, but understanding how to get a particular balance number may be confusing. Also not many job prospects once you graduate, internships are a near must!
My advice to future students is: Apply for internships straight away. Keep on top of readings (even 1 hr a week at the beginning of the semester makes a huge difference)
Positives: Most of the tutorials are content heavy which provides me with a lot of knowledge and learning experiences, it makes assignments and exams a lot easier because I know exactly what I am doing.
Negatives: This semester they decided to combine two classes as one, and they’ve done that with a number of units through the course and the university. This has become a lot more difficult because there are twice the amount of students, there are two tutors available in the class but I still feel as though there isn’t enough one on one time with the tutors, and I feel that the tutors themselves become quite overwhelmed with the amount of students in the class
My advice to future students is: Plan out each one of your semesters before starting it. This helps you track your assignments and keep you on top of your schedule and all the work you need to do.
Positives: I like that I am exposed to the business mentality through the lens of older tutors and teachers. This is like standing on their shoulders. I like that business is so broad and this allows me to think a lot about the course which is enjoyable
Negatives: The negative aspects involve the delivery by tutors and teachers. Sometimes there's a language barrier, other times there are biases towards certain teaching methods - and others involved the pride of teachers and inability to take on certain students.
My advice to future students is: Don't let the teachers hold back your potential when they disagree - instead challenge them to learn more
Positives: It teaches me general knowledge about society that is a vital foundation for further knowledge
Negatives: It's 5 years
My advice to future students is: To get into it and engage in classes
Positives: It is research based and relies on global health issues and measures undertaken. We get access to top and latest medical journals published and critically appraise them.
Negatives: It focuses on preventive measures to tackle epidemics rather than treatment. The job prospects and demand for the course is not that high as compared to other medical professionals.
My advice to future students is: The course is perfect for individuals interested in the field of global public health issues and prevention. It provides a community based learning with extensive research opportunities.
Positives: Meet new people
Allows me to continue on to a uni degree
Negatives: Large workload
Have to go everyday
My advice to future students is: Stick it out
Positives: the tutors are really good, the classes are small so there is good interaction, there is good diversity within the groups
Negatives: the lectures are online now
My advice to future students is: make sure you get used to watching a lecture on a laptop, don’t think you’ll be watching them in a lecture theatre
Positives: In the beginning the structure of the course and the units were amazing, lectures and tutorials weekly, which is great if you struggle with self motivated learning, most tutors are amazing from what I’ve experienced so far
Negatives: They’ve changed the course structure to workshops fortnightly and it’s horrible, myself being hardly motivated at all meant that I often forgot that I had class and forgot about assignments
My advice to future students is: Stay motivated, stay on top of everything and then you’ll be fine !
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