Positives: The pracs are really good
Negatives: Units don't work with each other and everything is always due at once
My advice to future students is: Keep on top of everything
Positives: Good resources available, supportive lecturers, practical experience
Negatives: Some of the assignments and learning material seems irrelevant
My advice to future students is: It’s a very full on course with a lot of work, and good drawing/ maths skill aren’t as essential as you would expect
Positives: Great lecturers
Negatives: My law units clash with my ICT units, resulting in having to watch lectures at a later time
My advice to future students is: Calendar for assignments
Positives: Small class sizes mean more one on one time with tutors and knowing lecturers very well
Negatives: The uni is a bit caught up in beurocracy and the head of music at the time was very focussed on the one thing he liked (gospel music) and neglected other aspects. In an interview, the best he could say about the classical music stream was ""there are ensembles for them""!!
My advice to future students is: Being in a small town and a small faculty there is a lot you can get out of the experience but you have to be motivated and take those opportunities. You can get the piece of paper without being very proactive but it's a waste of time if you do.
Positives: Menzies is a fantastic resource
Negatives: Online units are terrible.
My advice to future students is: Be prepared for a work load
Positives: Communicating with teaching staff is almost always great. They're always willing to provide extra support when needed
Negatives: Assessment structure isn't great. There's too much emphasis placed on long, time consuming research papers that take time away from learning class content
My advice to future students is: If you're hoping to maintain full-time student status (for the purposes of maintaining centrelink) you can do this with only a 75% workload (3 units per semester).
Positives: The content is always relevant and particularly in the Bachelor of Arts degree, each week there is also a lot of information.
The teachers are engaging and know the subject intimately and so deliver a good learning experience.
Negatives: For my Bachelor of Fine Arts course there is an apparent lack of communication from Hobart to the launceston campus but that is slowly getting better, but there is also a distinct lack of content specifically for launceston on the mylo website and instead it is solely focussed on the Hobart campus.
In terms of my Bachelor of Arts degree there are no real negatives to the course.
A big negative for the double degree as a whole is that it is very frustrating not being able to complete all the necessary units each semester due to there being a cap of 100 points for classes per semester. As a result I have a lot of units I need to make up in the future and am so considering summer school if the units are available which is very frustrating.
My advice to future students is: I wish I had known how difficult it is to do a double degree because no one ever tells you that you won’t be able to do all the units you need to do each semester.
Positives: A lot of freedom to choose units within major and minor as well as student electives.
Negatives: Compolsary breadth units that really don't help you with your degree at all. (Though I believe they have changed some of this now)
My advice to future students is: Read up on all the units before you enrol. Don't stress if you change your mind and major etc.
Positives: The positive aspects of the course were the units that offered an opportunity to problem solve and apply knowledge that you had gained over the duration of your studies. The lecturers are competent and have varied experience in numerous fields, some have worked in the United Nations where others have been practicing lawyers for prestigious firms and have been credited with producing graduates who now work internationally and domestically in impressive roles. The facilities available are excellent and the support staff are fantastic, students are given an opportunity to take on roles to mentor other students at no cost.
Negatives: The course structure is very rigid and there is very little wriggle room for taking classes that actually interest you. Some of the lecturers aren't the best and their teaching methods are questionable at best, and as a result there is heavy reliance on external resources (i.e textbooks, additional readings etc.). The law faculty can be very unforgiving.
My advice to future students is: There is an emphasis on mental health in the law faculty. There are statements in the majority of unit outlines regarding maintenance of mental health and the services available, and I would urge this to be taken into account when considering anything in the law faculty because it can be utterly soul crushing if you're not careful.
Positives: Acquire, critically evaluate and reflect on theories and practices of sustainable business.
Communicate information and decisions in multifaceted formats, to diverse stakeholders, while working independently or in teams.
Generate entrepreneurial ideas for businesses in regional economies and develop operational plans.
Negatives: Less practical things
Less social work things
And no volenteer jobs
My advice to future students is: My advice is to students please attend all your tutorials
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