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(4.23) 49 reviews

Flinders University ratings

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A little bit about Flinders University

Flinders University has one main campus based in Bedford Park, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

We have a range of Flinders University reviews across different topics, including Arts, Legal Studies, Commerce, IT, Social Work, Engineering, Health, Nursing and Science.

Based on the Flinders student reviews, here's some of the advice we've collated:
Don't slack off- you will need to be able to study self guided, this isn't like secondary school;
Take advantage of any industry network opportunities you get, even at the beginning of your course;
Spend time thinking about the right course for you - go to open days, speak to students, read reviews (😜) and look up course guides;
Speak to the tutors, they can be really interesting and give you great info, ideas and contacts;
Form study groups at Uni - it's a good way to practice your communication skills and make friends.

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I find Uni.. I love studying here.

Positives: I get to learn to use and work with some really good quality test equipment and software.
Most equipment is available for free access outside of classes so you can learn at your own pace.
The course covers a wide range of disciplines in reasonable learning detail

Negatives: Some of the lecturers, while having the knowledge, are dead boring and very hard to listen to for a 2 hour lecture. Others have strong accents so are also hard to understand.
Some of the topics you do for a semester and then don’t use the tools or skills again for a long time so it is difficult to remember them

My advice to future students is: There are optional “bridging courses” for maths. Don’t bother as they are repeated later.
I would recommend only doing 3 subjects at a time.

Completing in 2021

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Positives: The main benefit which is the exact reason for choosing Flinders University is the professional accreditation and recognition it has from the Design Institute of Australia. Without it my degree would be useless in my chosen career field.

Negatives: The first year subjects are quite challenging. A lot to take in, so be prepared!

My advice to future students is: Make sure you’re an independent learner and can get things in on time, if you’re not, then concentrate on surrounding yourself around ones who will motivate you!

Completing in 2021

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Positives: This course is very textbook orientated, which is good for people who like that.

Negatives: Hard to get support from teachers. Lectures are mostly reading from the textbook

My advice to future students: You will need to do a lot of independent self guided study

Completing in 2022

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Positives: Technology is a key aspect of many industries now and as a human resource for employers, IT knowledge is essential.

Negatives: IT world is evolving fast so the course must remain relevant by the year.

My advice to future students is: Study IT whether your field is law, commerce or science.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Course covered several components of modern accounting and finance industry. There was a good balance of theory and practical study. I got to work with other students as a team which is a valuable experience for future employment.

Negatives: While financial study proved to be invaluable for future employment, accounting study is very much outdated as modern technology has replaced the need for basic accounting. However, for a career in accounting, it is an essential study and as such you must undertake it.

My advice to future students is: Take advantage of industry network opportunities that are available during course to connect with future employers

Completed in 2015

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Positives: I really enjoy the social aspect of the university, there are many places to meet up with friends aswell as meet new people

Negatives: I wish there were more contact hours. I find I learn much better when a physical person is teaching it rather than an online file

My advice to future students: Stay ahead. Don’t fall behind.... it is very hard to catch up

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Provided a number of industry appropriate opportunities for graduation including contacts and partner businesses.
Provided engaging courses and utilised industry experienced lecturers

Negatives: some of the content seems a bit dated

My advice to future students: Look at all your opportunities carefully when making a decision

Completed in 2014

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Positives: The first thing I loved and what made me choose this university over others also providing this course was the location and facilities. This university is not like any others I have seen. The views are amazing and a great way to study. The facilities are modern and there are always places to study.

Negatives: That if you want to receive the social work association accreditation you must do a on campus course. This isn’t offered online which for a full time worker and a mother of three is very hard

My advice to future students is: Not to waste your time on a course your not passionate about. It’s a waste of time and money. Flinders offer open days to help you choose what you could study

Completing in 2023

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Positives: The content is engaging and relevant to past, present and future media. It’s always being updated because there are new things coming out everyday.

Negatives: Sometimes the content can be dry. You have to participate in topics that you are uninterested in to do those you are interested in. The course is very broad which is good and bad.

My advice to future students is: The second year blues are real. After the first year you start to lose motivation. Keep going, persist unless you are really sure it isn’t for you. Take advantage of the tutors because they have interesting people giving their time to sharing their passion with you. Good luck

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Lots of job prospects, detailed coursework, branching course prospects

Negatives: Difficult course work/ time load

My advice to future students is: Do the work. Do the homework

Completing in 2020

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