Positives: The animal and agriculture subjects are fun and interesting. The labs in which the experiments or science workshops are done in are well equipped and it’s very enjoyable.
Negatives: As with most unis, sometimes you have to to electives when you just want to get on with your coursework. You have to do two chemistry subjects and a maths one as well.
My advice to future students is: Try to make friends early on so you don’t end up feeling lonely, and so you can have people to study with! Much better than alone. Pay attention in your labs as a lot of the content is taught there in a practical way to help you understand all the concepts. And don’t forget your lab coat or goggles because they charge you for a rental now!
Positives: It’s pretty straightforward and you know what’s expected of you. You also pretty much have a grasp of what you might do in the future due to the diverse units that must be completed throughout the course.
Negatives: It’s quite difficult. Perhaps, especially so for students whose first language is not English. Some concepts will be hard to comprehend at times which will often require putting in extra effort by said students
My advice to future students is: You need to quickly figure out what method of studying works best for you. It might take some trial and error but being constantly reminded that ‘you need to study and how’ may be crucial in how you survive this course.
Positives: It was great to be able to study locally and the lecturers were mostly local people with real business experience which was useful and relatable.
Negatives: Limited course options at that campus
My advice to future students is: Use the resources the uni makes available to you because it will help you become more employable when you finish your course. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from them
Positives: Some positive aspects of the course are the lecturers! They are great at what they do, very informative and helpful! There classes and subjects are well structured in parallel to the course outline and goals.
Negatives: Some classes clashed with my personal schedule, but that’s a personal negative factor. As you would get in any course, a lot of work to do but that is well expected also.
My advice to future students is: Do your research well with other universities on offer. But I highly recommend La Trobe University (none bias) to do your Business studies. Think carefully about the subjects and specialisation you choose in the post years as going back will set you back in time instead of fast track. Learnt from my mistakes. Do what your told, and you will succeed in this course pretty comfortably.
Positives: There is a great sense of unity and staff are very approachable and caring about your progression in the course, wanting to help wherever they can, taking time out of their busy schedules for as many students as possible. Even in exam periods, staff are an email away and usually reply pretty quickly. They also emphasise regardless of your previous experience with psychology, they ensure everyone learns the same content, where people who may have studied psychology in high school or those who have not will still learn in the same direct manner.
Negatives: At times students are a bit lost in sense of direction prior to an assessment being due and require further assistance from staff before submitting any assignments.
My advice to future students is: Independent is key! Do not rely on anyone else to get the work done
Positives: It’s helpful
My advice to future students is: Choose your passion
Positives: Professionalism of Tutors
Negatives: City Location
My advice to future students is: Try to attend class of often as possible
Positives: All the instructors are very professional and well experienced, the campus is very big and the library facilities, especially online are very good. No complains about the course structure, all the core subjects are great and they have a good application in the market, and we have a wide range of electives to pick.
Negatives: Though the campus is very big and it has a lot of options to eat, I think the library is a bit small in comparison with the amount of students. I also don't like the fact the parking is paid, I don't think university should gather money applying car park fees (considering the car park are very distant) and the fees are expensive as well
My advice to future students is: Have a chat with current students and check their opinion about the university, visit the campus before you enroll and feel which one makes you feel as at home. Check the price of the courses and make sure the cost is gonna be worthy in the future and don't be afraid to ask them as much information as you can, about the univeristy, the policy, the campus, scholarships, what they offer that no other university will offer you...
Positives: The big reason why I choose La Trobe University is because they recognized my previous studies, all the 8 subjects, while other universities were recognizing only 4. This kind of partnership is a huge plus! Another aspect is the university awareness, many employees are attracted to students that come from big universities rather than smaller and less popular. In regards to my course I like the way we can choose so many different electives and it makes the course more interested, also the fact all the lectures are recorded and majority of the course material is uploaded online, then we can catch up with the subject from home if needed.
Negatives: I don't think Latrobe structure meets the needs of the professors. There are some classrooms that there is no computer, nowadays, the use of a computer for the professors are essential. Also, the classes that have projector, does not have a white board, or a projector covers a white board when displayed, it seems silly, but it does affect us during the class. Also, some classes are too short and we have no room for questions or suggestion.
My advice to future students is: To evaluate well the university structure, its location, because Latrobe in Bundoora has a difficult access of you are using a public transport. Especially for international students, double check if the uni provides any support to you (since you are paying a huge amount of course fees). Before you choose the course, check all the core subjects and make sure you are fine with those ones, many times I doubt myself if I was doing the right course. Also, check the rank of universities in Australia, sometimes the best uni in Australia is just next to you and you are not taking this advantage. And more than anything check how the market is reacting towards your university, the level of people employed that studied in the same institution than you. At the end, we are all studying for a better future!
I'm majoring in Wildlife and Conservation Biology.
Positives: It provide lots of opportunities for hand on experiences.
Lots of trips away for field experiences.
Wide range of knowledge from experienced lecturers.
Negatives: I had to travel away from home to complete it.
My advice to future students is: Be sure that the course is what you really wanna do before starting. So that you don’t regret choosing it. It’s long and expensive. Be sure.
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