University of Wollongong - UOW reviews

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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.

Completing in 2020

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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.

Completed in 2019

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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.

Completed in 2014

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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.

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: The practical aspects, writing a blog, and also being able to talk about interesting topics and subjects that I am interested in.

Negatives: 1st tutorial icebreakers

My advice to future students is: Put your everything into class discussions, ask as many questions, keep up to date with workloads. And start assignments weeks earlier to the due date.

Completing in 2020

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Greatly focused on real world application as well as in depth theoretical knowledge of law. Unfortunately I feel that some of the electives are limited.

My advice to future students is: Making sure you have notes on your reading and have answers prepared for in class questions before class is important.

Completed in 2019

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Positives: interesting content
Negative: could have been a shorter course

My advice to future students is: Buy textbooks second hand

Completed in 2016

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Quite easy and manageable course to undertake... disappointing in terms of what is taught and what you are qualified to do following completion

My advice to future students is: Consider a different degree + be aware that further study is required

Completed in 2016

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