Positives: It was set out in such a way that it was simple to understand the fundamental concepts which made it easy to apply what was learnt to real situations.
Negatives: The referencing style used across Criminology subjects is inconsistent which causes confusion.
My advice to future students is: Buckle down and do your work properly. Don’t cut corners and don’t leave your assessments until the last minute.
Positives: Can study online part time
Staff are understanding and supportive of real life events that may impact upon study
The online sites are easy to navigate and the course load is broken down step by step
Lectures are available online to view and are kept interesting, relevant and to point
Coursework is not overly overwhelming and all expectations are clearly outlined and defined
Study support follows up with you and makes sure you are maintaining your studies without complications or undue stress.
Negatives: you do miss out on some of the peer connection as i study online. there are forums that help make connections but these are not compulsory.
My advice to future students is: UNE is an exceptional university for mature age students considering study. They make life allowances and are helpful. My biggest advice to anyone thinking of studying s to have a plan and organise your semester workload and your overall course load (order of your units) to make sure that you complete course requirements and can graduate on time.
Positives: The University of New England is a well known as an institution for flexibility. Students are able to choose between on-campus or online study modes for most courses. I was fortunately able to switch between online and on-campus for my degree in Psychology which allowed me the freedom to work as well as study (I didn’t ever feel like I was missing out on learning opportunities by studying online) and the course was delivered brilliantly in either capacity.
The course covers a good cross-section of psychology subjects e.g., social psychology, biopsychology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, behaviour modification) and provides a sound coverage of the main statistical methods used in psychological research settings. Statistics is a topic that can often intimidate and frighten students, but the lecturers deliver this content in a way that is engaging and practical.
The lecturers are all very friendly and approachable
Negatives: Studying psychology can be difficult and at the end of the degree you are not a psychologist. This means the career pathways once finishing are not always clear. The course could have directed efforts towards facilitating real-life transferable skills that could help direct students towards certain vocations upon completion.
I left with a great theoretical understanding on many psychological theories, which helped me move into research. But many students who don’t want to research are left not knowing what to do.
My advice to future students is: Don’t let rankings discourage you from joining UNE. UNE might not be a sandstone University, but the teachers in psychology are fantastic and have great research output.
I got my degree at UNE, now I am a PhD student at the top university in Australia!!
Positives: Possibility of overseas study, learning about different cultures and religions, studying online is extremely flexible and well organised.
Negatives: Sometimes it’s hard to be motivated when there are no physical lectures to attend.
My advice to future students is: Complete smaller amounts of study each day to save overwhelming yourself. Concentrate on tasks and exam material and don’t forget to have a social life.
The content is all delivered online, which allows for self paced learning. It also prevents many face to face conversations. While questions are encouraged through the forum instant answers are difficult to come by, often meaning you have moved on by the time a response comes back. The content is well set out on the website and very easy to locate necessary resources. All in all the positives far outway the negatives providing you are capable of self motivating yourself.
My advice to future students is: You don’t know what you don’t know. So relax and trust that the university knows what it’s students need to learn and know how to deliver it to you, to ensure success
I study online via the University of New England and have been doing so for a year now . The staff are really great and supportive . They really understand that study has to have some flexibility because life is not made of black and white policies. The online site (MyUne) is really straightforward and the ability to watch the lectures at anytime makes studying that little bit easier, especially if your a mum like me.
I'm doing this course online.
Positives: Easy to access due to being online. Lots of support and interesting content
Negatives: Can sometimes be tricky to stay engaged when there is no face to face time
My advice to future students is: If you are looking for a course that is flexible and works with your life schedule an online course may be suitable for you! Make sure you stay committed though as it can be hard with no face to face element.
Positives: Learning about ways in which children learn and develop
Negatives: The length of time given to student to complete assignments in a small trimester period
My advice to future students is: Be well organised, study hard, ask lots of questions and have fun along the way. The people you meet during your course will become your friends and will help you through tough times
Positives: -Study in trimesters.
-A lot of practical experience is offered
-lots of class engagement
-use real patients for simulations
Negatives: -timetabling issues
-sometimes lack of staff
-bad parking at une
My advice to future students is: Stay focused, organised & committed and you’ll get through anything :)
Positives: Great teachers
My advice to future students is: Get the tacos
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