University of Wollongong - UOW reviews

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Positives: The course thus far is thought provoking, interesting and are good at for getting a career.

Negatives: If you already know the basics you may find the starting subjects boring, sometimes the tutors have conflicting information, and there might not be external information you can use.

My advice to future students is: Make sure you can use a computer beforehand.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: I really like how the tutors are laid back. You get to know them and you don't feel like another number. They have a lot of experience in social work. They tutors tell me about their experiences (which makes me learn from their mistakes). It's also very practical and hands on. Majority of my learning is from interviewing and gaining hands on experience through simulation labs and receiving feedback from my tutors.

Negatives: I don't like how some of my classes are meant to go for an 3 hours and it only runs for 1 hour (as the tutor thinks we covered everything)

My advice to future students is: I would say it's a great campus. However before you study social work make sure you know what your actually studying. There have been a large amount of drop out rates.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: My course in particular is a close knit group of about 30-40 students therefore the level of social interaction is great and I have made some friends for life. There is a good mixture of hands on and written activities throughout the course. The course provides a wide range of professional experience opportunities to prepare you for the work place and gain teaching experience as well as contacts for future employment.

Negatives: Some subjects seem rather irrelevant towards the degree for example mathematics subjects and I got graded based on my swimming ability for the bronze medallion course. Some people have grown up competent swimmers and I have rarely swam so I don’t believe it’s fair to base a grade on this score

My advice to future students is: Do this course! You will make so many amazing like minded friends and have so much fun. Your friends doing different degrees will be jealous of all the fun activities and subjects you do

Completed in 2019

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Positives: Flexibility and the course lecturers are previous/practicing solicitors/barristers

Negatives: Hours and reading workload

My advice to future students is: Research to see if this is something you want to do prior to starting

Completing in 2020

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Positives: The course content was enjoyable and interesting with a mix of assignments, presentations and exams. The subjects were varied with many options for electives.

Negatives: The subject experts were not advanced in their careers and although selective, colleagues were not driven, making group tasks difficult. Also, the postgraduate study and career options were not communicated at all.

My advice to future students is: Be sure of what you’re looking to get out of the course and seek confirmation that you will gain this from the course before beginning. I would also suggest having a limited social and work life to accomplish the requirements of this course if studying full time.

Completed in 2014

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Positives: Positive aspects of this course - you get to learn a lot of real life industry in just 2 years. Its highly accredited. Variety of subjects are provided and will spark interest towards the degree even more

Negatives: Negative aspects - subjects could have been more major specific

My advice to future students is: Choose right subjects at right time during the degree

Completed in 2015

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I majored in Engineering.

Positives: This course gives a lot of knowledge on Engineering especially Electrical, Telecom and Computer Engineering - since it comes under SECTE (School of Electrical Telecom and Computer Engineering). During the first two years, its generic. But, as you go to third and fourth year, you will be to choose your major and focus on it. Group projects (3) help a lot in understanding a problem, analyzing and finding solutions. Moreover, the compulsory internship helps get an idea and feel of how its to work in the work field. Thesis plays another major part of the course. Supervisors are very helpful and encourage a lot

Negatives: The negative aspects in my opinion were that there were just a list of subjects offered. In my case, i wanted to choose another subject under power, something more real life application base. It was unavailable. I do think that they are offering those subjects now. Certain telecom subjects needed more interesting lecturers to be able to get through the 2 hour lecture.

My advice to future students is: It is a real good course if you are interested in it and it is highly accredited.

Completed in 2017

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Positives: Provided me with the knowledge and skills to assist people in their recovery

Negatives: The spiral learning model meant that many subjects were missed or were glossed over

My advice to future students is: Do thorough research into the course you want to do at a number of universities to find the best for

Completed in 2017

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Positives: They have given me the opportunity to do placement with a great organisation

Negatives: They are unorganised, enthusiastic about teach and don’t care about the students that need help.

My advice to future students is: If they have an issue with their degree outline, seek advice immediately and if they tell you that you shouldn’t do something, they aren’t always right.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: In depth detail of the human anatomy, assignments are relevant and getting to work with cadavers, provide good opportunities and a gateway into graduate medicine

Negatives: don’t get to have work placement, not an actual medicine course

My advice to future students is: study hard and make sure you’re passionate

Completing in 2020

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