Western Sydney University - WSU reviews

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Positives: The course is amazing, I was told before I started that it would not only challenge me but would push me to my limits and they could not be any more correct. Studying a mixture of law and social science has both challenged me and pushed me to my limits.

Studying law really creates the feeling of studying with a family. The professors constantly encourage you to work and study to your full potential and are excellent in preparing a student for the real life experience of working within the law industry. There are many positive aspects to studying law, the family feel, the challenges you are faced with and the preparation you receive for working.

Studying social science also offers many positive aspects. The whole course is pretty much based on studying and understanding human behaviour within society. Being able to study this, especially for myself has opened my eyes to the whys and hows on individuals attitudes and behaviours within modern society. Although I don't feel as much of a connection with the students and professors within the social science sector I do however, find that studying within this course also provides great insight and it is fabulous studying with other people who share the same interests and want to ""change the world for the better"".

Negatives: For law, the negative aspects would also be the challenges you are faced with. While these can be beneficial, sometimes it all becomes too much. There are days where you just want to give up and you question whether law is really for you. One major negative aspect of this course, is the feeling of falling behind. You feel as if everyone knows more or has more knowledge on the current unit. It can be a real downer if you don't have the strength to get yourself back up from it.

A negative aspect for studying social science is that the on campus time with tutors is minimal and a lot of the units are done via online learning. This can be a challenge, especially if you are a person who learns better face to face when things are explained right in front of you.

My advice to future students is: For future students my advice would be, to just go for it. They all say to wait for the right time, but there never really is going to be the right time and you just have to do it. University and studying opens many doors and opportunities and can offer friendships that stick for life. My real advice is just do it. And try your absolute hardest to stick with it. If you feel lost or behind remember that almost everyone feels that way or has felt that way throughout studying. Soldier on pal

Completing in 2022

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I did this course and then a Masters of Teaching (Secondary).

Positives: Positive aspects of the course would include that it was relevant, provided ample employment pathways upon completion, and the lecturers/tutors were amazing!

Negatives: Negative aspects would include not enough units relative to employment with the Department of Education i.e. the process of seeking accreditation, finding employment and writing job applications.

My advice to future students is: The workload is a lot, so I would advise to study hard and leave room (a day or two) to complete assessments - there is also a fair amount of group work, so being free during the week is vital in completing tasks!

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Positive aspects of the course would include that it was relevant, provided ample employment pathways upon completion, and the lecturers/tutors were amazing!

Negatives: Negative aspects would include not enough units relative to employment with the Department of Education i.e. the process of seeking accreditation, finding employment and writing job applications.

My advice to future students is: The workload is a lot, so I would advise to study hard and leave room (a day or two) to complete assessments - there is also a fair amount of group work, so being free during the week is vital in completing tasks!

Completed in 2018

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I took this course at the campus in Nirambe just after high school. I found a lot of benefits from taking which the first and foremost one is that it is a like bridging course to do a degree in IT so even with a low atar I can still apply for this course and eventually get a bachelors of degree. Another Positive is that it is very flexible with what days you want to go for your classes and what time but is only limited to day classes. Also students get a leave of up to a year if they want to take a break. As for the negatives, there not really anything bad about the course and the University except for the inconvenience in location and the duration of classes
For future students, I would definitely recommend this course to them as it has a lot positives than negatives.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Reasonable workload, smooth transition to workplace

Negatives: Variations in course studies when compared to other universities

My advice to future students is: Follow the workload distribution and seek resources from other universities or schools to expand knowledge attainment

Completed in 2017

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Positives: - The teachers have been quite helpful in general.
- We’ve gotten resources from at least one unit which can be used later on when we’re actually working.

Negatives: - I can’t really think of any negative aspects currently.

My advice to future students is: If they want to do something related to design in construction but they aren’t sure of any specific careers yet (e.g. architecture), I think my course would be a good one for them to take.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Accesible, well-structured

Negatives: Compulsory units

My advice to future students is: Hard work and persistence is key

Completed in 2018

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I'm majoring in Forensic Science

Positives: 1. Beautiful location
2. Teachers have outstanding knowledge and information about relevant subjects.
3. Good variety of subjects to choose from.

Negatives: Classes on fridays and exams on saturdays

My advice to future students is: Patience

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Teachers are very knowledgeable and well versed of the subject they are teaching and the class duration is just enough to cover all important topics

Negatives: Nothing

My advice to future students is: Allot ample time to study by group or individual

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Good way to know more about how to look after people well

Negatives: Too much of placements

My advice to future students is: Prepare for placements

Completed in 2016

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