+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 34
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    on a sandy beach!
    Posts
    6,319
    Thanks
    336
    Thanked
    2,195
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Uni- How difficult is it?

    I went back to Uni this year after quitting school at 15! I'm now 22 the essays you get a hang of, as pp said with learning centres who proof read etc you will be fine!

    I have applied for nursing next year as that was my original plan. I'm hiring a tutor to get my maths upto scratch. I wish I did the foundation studies but I don't really want to waist time now

    Good luck and you will make lots of friends on or off campus!!!!

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to monnie24 For This Useful Post:

    HarvestMoon  (12-11-2012)

  3. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    7,360
    Thanks
    2,565
    Thanked
    3,780
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Uni- How difficult is it?

    Agree with what everyone else has said - go for it! Find out about every single support service that the university offers and take full advantage of them all - it's what you're paying for. Start small to avoid getting overwhelmed; I say just do one unit per semester for your first couple of semesters until you understand exactly what standard of work is required, then you can always increase your workload the following semester if you're finding it easy.

    Good luck and don't doubt yourself!

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to JR03 For This Useful Post:

    HarvestMoon  (12-11-2012)

  5. #23
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    3,525
    Thanks
    1,890
    Thanked
    2,539
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Yep that's one of the reasons i'm attracted to nursing. It's likely to be a very secure career choice.

    I've heard others say first year is a lot easier and they are far more lenient when it comes to essays and the likes.

    I think you guys have convinced me and i will stick with the foundation studies next year and just see how it goes.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using BubHub
    My personal opinion is that first year was the hardest! After that your studies become more focused in key areas and it's more interesting and not harder. Third year was by far the best for me - it's applied learning, which is way more interesting!

    First year is easier for rote learners who are good at remembering a bunch of info but not so good at applying it to solve problems IMO.

    Good luck with it and enjoy your learning

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Ellewood For This Useful Post:

    HarvestMoon  (12-11-2012)

  7. #24
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    8,245
    Thanks
    1,772
    Thanked
    2,017
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ended 19/6/2014

    Default Re: Uni- How difficult is it?

    I was wondering are the prep courses people have recommended doing just the foundation studies you can do to get into uni or the actual tertiary prep certificates you can do at TAFE?

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using BubHub

  8. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    8,544
    Thanks
    1,351
    Thanked
    2,307
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Marepoppin View Post
    You won't write many essays in nursing. It's not an English or Arts degree, Harvest Moon. Yes, do a foundation course to get your confidence and knowledge up, but as an Allied Health student at the end of my second year of my degree, that's 4 semesters, I have written..... Maybe 6 essays. Out of 21 courses.... 6 essays. It's just not really the done thing in health; it's practical courses and workbooks, and mid semester and final semester exams. Exams with short answer or multiple choice questions, not essays! You'll start writing treatment plans and stuff in second year. They won't be essays either.

    Sweetheart, if that's all you are afraid of... Then you have very, very little to fear!
    I did nursing, we did many essays...

  9. #26
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    644
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    83
    Reviews
    29
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Uni- How difficult is it?

    Agreed! I'm a registered nurse and there were a lot of assignments, talks and exams to do. As well as prac placements.

  10. #27
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    644
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    83
    Reviews
    29
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Uni- How difficult is it?

    But it was definitely worth it! It's a fantastic job =)

  11. #28
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    199
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Unis are in the business of graduating students and most of my lecturers over the years have been very supportive and approachable. As others have said, there are also support services that can proof read essays etc to support you.

    Another tip, read any written work out loud. Sounds silly but is great for picking up mistakes and sentences that do not work.

    I say go for it!

  12. #29
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,765
    Thanks
    1,903
    Thanked
    2,790
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Oops old thread..

  13. #30
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    8,245
    Thanks
    1,772
    Thanked
    2,017
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ended 19/6/2014
    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    Oops old thread..
    Meh, that's cool. I'm stii considering it for next year- just not nursing!

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app


 

Similar Threads

  1. TTC#2 after a difficult first journey
    By Cue in forum Conception issues & ttc
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 28-06-2013, 14:05
  2. Dealing with an extremely difficult 3yr old
    By pram-mama in forum Discipline & behaviour
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 14-04-2012, 10:39
  3. Difficult feeder
    By CinnamonGirl in forum Bottlefeeding Support
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-03-2012, 09:59

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Softmats
With so many amazing reversible designs, the soft and cushioned Premium Bubba Mats are the perfect space for all the family. Not only do they look fantastic; you can also enjoy the quality and comfort for years to come.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Swim Australia
Swim Australia are the leading learn-to-swim experts, and national swim school authority. With over 600 Registered Swim Schools located across the country, through our aquatic education, we aim to build a Safer, Smarter, Stronger nation of swimmers.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!