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Positives: The student teacher ratio for arts courses are generally quite low compared to business school courses, this enabled me to learn better as the lecturers and tutors have more space and time to address our needs.

Negatives: As ANU is a research university, some courses are statistically intensive and the lecturers sometimes have a really hard time trying to explain these statistical concept properly, which does not help us content better.

My advice to future students is: Don't be afraid to go speak with your lecturers and tutors to clarify material and assessments. Take electives not for grades but for true learning. Do sometime that interest you !

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Manageable workload and great range of subjects that are stimulating.

Negatives: You need to work hard to excel in this course.

My advice to future students is: Communicate to senior students, mentors or professors on your future career focus or specialising during your honours.

Completed in 2013

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Positives: Content can be interesting, if you give yourself enough opportunity/time to apply yourself to the assessment. The problem solving assignments are interesting. And you make friends easily because you are all suffering together.

Negatives: teaching quality is crap. Lecturers are mildly hopeless. tutors don't go over the weeks content, they only go through 'problem questions' which is really not that useful. You can't apply what you don't know. Keeping up with readings is literally impossible. Some compulsory courses are beyond boring. Marks are always super slow to come back and you have to study for five years and you don't even want to be a lawyer at the end

My advice to future students is: Don't do it unless you REALLY REALLY want to be a lawyer

Completing in 2021

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Positives: In law, you have great lecturers, well structured courses, diversity in courses so it doesn’t seem like you’re always doing the same thing. In security again you have great lecturers and tutors, interesting courses, and the college of asia and the pacific is extremely helpful with any issues you might have

Negatives: The campus is going through major renovations so a lack of facilities at the moment is pretty bad. This will undoubtedly improve though. On a similar note, classrooms, lecture and exam halls are in short supply currently for the same reason

My advice to future students is: If you can’t get into law straight away due to star restrictions. Definitely come to anu in a lower entrance requirement degree. Once you’re here it is not difficult to transfer. ANU is a fantastic University in an extremely underrated city. Don’t count it out.

Completing in 2021

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Positives: Not as big as other unis so you can get more accessible help. Includes a systems engineering minor to make you more employable.

Negatives: It's really broad so if you don't like certain aspects (eg. mechanics or electronics or systems), you can't really get out of it. Around 50-60% of my major is ESL so it can be really difficult to communicate when doing group work. SO MANY CONTACT HOURS. Sometimes the lecturers can be really unreasonable and not reply to emails FOR WEEKS. It's not as practical as other unis so you don't get much hands on experience.

My advice to future students is: Probably look at other unis first

Completing in 2019

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Positives: Great lecturers, great support, challenging material

Negatives: NA

My advice to future students is: Get ready early and be prepared for hard work and an amazing education!

Completing in 2021

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Very practical. Awesome skill development training, in a bunch of areas/communication platforms. Super fun.

Negative aspect = if you come from a previous work environment, ie not a graduate it’s a step backwards in professionalism.

My advice to future students is: Study it if you have a communication career path in mind in the science field

Completed in 2017

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Positive: My degree definitely really challenges me and my ability as I would regard it a very large step up in terms of detail of content. It pushes me to think outside the box and re-think things I just accepted in high school.

It is a very broad degree and allows you to study whatever aspect of science you wish. The staff are all really supportive and the classes are considered to be small for a science degree which I find amazing for learning value. You also get many electives in the first year of study which allows you do to interest subjects or subjects you want to do but don't fit into the science stream.

Negative: Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with the amount of work I have to do and the standard I am expected to uphold (a 75% average over the Semester in my science courses.) I feel the amount of knowledge you are expected to have from high school is unreasonable and I am studying for over 4 hours every night of the Semester just to keep up which sometimes drains me. Overall, I do enjoy this degree but you have to be prepared to put in the work to receive the results you need to stay in the degree - 75 average.

My advice to future students is: If you want to undertake this degree make sure that you have the commitment and passion for science otherwise you will burn out/not keep up with the work and it will not be worth it in the end. Make sure you are doing something you love because otherwise doing this degree will be very hard. Make use of the resources you are given because it is very hard to do everything by yourself.

Completing in 2020

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POSITIVE - I'm really enjoying the content and it's exactly what I expected and what I wanted to study.

My advice to future students is: take a gap year

Completing in 2020

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I'm studying a flexible double degree in Archaeological Practice and Arts.

Excellent and knowledgeable lecturers, amazing hands on opportunities both in Canberra and abroad. A really supportive university where it is encouraged to do your best and and to do something you enjoy. Negatives would be that there are not many scholarships available for this specific area of study.

My advice to future students is: Join as many clubs and societies that relate to your degree as you can. Take advantage of the knowledge around you and don't be afraid to ask questions and research beyond the course.

Completing in 2021

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