Western Sydney University - WSU reviews

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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 because there the course allows you to apply your own opinion, however, these opinions need to be backed up by research

My advice to future students is: I wish I had researched further into what this course involves and searched up forums and spoke to past students. I really like the course, but i was not prepared for how overwhelming this course could be

Completing in 2020

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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 online through a system called ProctorU, where someone supervises my screen and me while i sit it.

Online learning platform is amazing. Very easy to navigate and everything is easily found on the one page.

Negatives: You are completely responsible for your own learning, therefore it is really easy to fall behind if you get distracted. Sometimes it is also hard to get in contact with the teachers in a timely manner, depending on the teacher.

My advice to future students is: Make sure that your working life fits in with what you're studying. Make sure you select the right amount of units per teaching period. Also note that it doesn't work as semesters, it works as trimesters so you will be working a lot later than normal students. You will have so much fun though! :D

There are resources available to us for helping with stress and time management - such as online calendars, inspirational quotes, reminders, colorful calendars. As far as health/wellbeing, there is a page of tips for us, but that is about it.

Completing in 2021

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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 required work

Completing in 2022

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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

Negatives: That it can sometimes be confronting with some of the things you do read or have assignments on, such as cases dealing with sexual assaults that go into far detail. But that’s what prepares you in some sense.

My advice to future students is: Go for it, don’t hesitate on taking that first step. Not only does it give you a higher ranking when applying for police force, it definitely prepares you for the future instead of being thrown into the deep end. Not only that, if you get half way and realise being a police officer is not for you, you still have further opportunities elsewhere.

Completing in 2020

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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 the course

Negatives: The negative aspects of the course is that it is a lot of work, you need to be constantly on top of what you are doing in every course which can be challenging when trying to balance a work and social life on top of uni

My advice to future students is: The advice I would give to future students is to get into a good routine and to not overload yourself with commitments outside of uni such as a part time or casual jobs, I also advise them to be organised and to continuously revise their work as well as to ask as many questions as you need to so that youre certain you understand the content being provided to you

Completing in 2021

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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

Completing in 2019

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Positives: Topics are broad
Flexibility
Choice of major

Negatives: Nil

My advice to future students is: Study topics you enjoy

Completed in 2013

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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

My advice to future students is: i would tell them to pick a course that they feel passionate about because there would be nothing worse than putting in the hard yards for something they don’t like. also, don’t be too hard on yourself, uni is a huge change in comparison to high school

Completed in 2017

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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

Completing in 2022

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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

Completing in 2022

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