Positives: As an Arts student at UOW the possibility to diversify is unmatched. Across the last two semesters I've studied intro to Astronomy, Philosophy, Indigenous Studies, Australian History, and Colonial Literature. Unparalleled expert advice from the professor's has me feeling extremely lucky to be where I am.
Negatives: As a mature aged student the most negative thing I have to interact with is the 18 year olds. I often feel like a babysitter walking the normies through relatively simple concepts.
My advice to future students is: Don't be afraid to be the loudest or most curious person in the room. No one is giving out prizes for understanding something quicker than the other students in the class; if you don't get it, ask the tutor/lecturer. That's why they're there.
Positives: The practical parts of the course are challenging and a good learning experience. Lecturers and tutors are very helpful and knowledgeable in their subjects. There is STEM events to allow students to network with potential employers and other students.
Negatives: Some parts of the theoretical subjects are only explained in technical language making them difficult to understand. The assignments sometimes have vague/ambiguous criteria and need to be clarified by the lecturer or tutor. The group projects can be difficult when members are unresponsive or not willing to put in as much work as the rest of the group.
My advice to future students is: It is better to ask about anything you are unsure about early. Try to find likeminded people when doing group work, communication is important.
Positives: - Good variety of subjects to choose from.
- Good environment and student focused
Negatives: - Teaching staff are not up to the mark
My advice to future students is: Be pro active, more involved in activities so you can get to know people
I'm studying the bachelor of social science (psychology).
Positives: The course (so far) has provided information on many different pathways that can be taken with a psychology degree and so it is easy for you to decide what you want to do when the degree is finished as well as helping you to think about other career options. It also provides a lot of content early on in the degree about a lot of interesting things such as the parts of the brains and the way that we think.
Negatives: The only negative aspect that I have noticed is that there hasn't been much taught to us about applying our knowledge in an actual real-life job or situation. Perhaps some placement or maybe more case studies would be helpful. I have also noticed that none of the lecturers or tutors actually work as psychologists but rather researchers in the field of psychology and this may be why we have not learnt much about working in the field.
My advice to future students is: I would tell potential students that if they're 100% positive on what area of psychology they want to do they should do a bachelor of psychological science but if they are unsure the bachelor of social science (psychology) is a perfect course to help you gain insight into the different areas.
Positives: Great online content provided to the students, which makes a big difference when one is studying in their own time
Negatives: Inspite of being involved in The university, i feel there is a lack of community spirit.
My advice to future students is: Hit the ground running
Be active in the university community.
Make sure you find out about them, thats what takes the longest.
I major in Accounting.
Positives: This course helped me a lot in understanding the accountancy field which I was not familiar of.
Negatives: Nothing in specific
My advice to future students is: Study hard until you succeed
Positives: Helps people understand the different aspects of finance , gives people a better understanding of finance
Negatives: It's a bit tough
My advice to future students is: Study hard
Positives: The University has a very well laid out curriculum. Since the university has been in Australia for a while now, the trail and error method has worked out pretty well, and as of 2018, the topics covered in the course are relevant and well worked on.
Negatives: The staff for the Business Courses, even though renown and well read, are not the best teachers the university has got.
My advice to future students is: This degree does not give you much of an upper hand when you graduate. It is an amazing course to do if you're into it. But if you're not and doing it because you want to study at UOW, id suggest you do something to gain hands-on experience in the field.
Positives: The positive was the information provided, and the support provided by the lecturers and tute teachers. The course also was held at night so it is great for full time workers.
Negatives: I wouldn’t say there was negative aspects. I personally did not enjoy the subject or course.
My advice to future students is: Whatever course you choose, do it for yourself! Be prepared to study too.
Positives: I find the work I do it be enjoyable and I can see where I will be implementing it when i enter into the work force. There are few exams and all the content is constantly updated and relevant to the world and what is happening right now!
Negatives: As a journalism major, the core subjects for journalism cover all aspects. I HAVE to do video and audio subjects even though I am only interested in writing.
My advice to future students is: Make friends! The others in your degree are not your competition, class is more enjoyable when you all know each other.
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