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Re: Why the bad rep?
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2010, 11:22:33 pm »
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VU apparently has great nursing and teaching programs.
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Re: Why the bad rep?
« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2010, 11:25:51 pm »
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VU apparently has great nursing and teaching programs.
you're thinking of ACU
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Re: Why the bad rep?
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2011, 05:14:01 pm »
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i would have gone to vu if they had more arts subjects
cos of the distance it would have been my first preference (after melb uni which i didnt get high enough for)
but instead i chose monash ONLY because it had many majors to choose from.

For teaching though, my uncle's wife is a curriculum coordinator and she said that vu has the best education courses,, the graduates come to work already knowing what to do and all that stuff.

ranking universities, i guess i would only care if i really wanted to get a super duper awesome job.
otherwise i reckon having a uni really close, with people who aren't snobby, is good enough.
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Re: Why the bad rep?
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2011, 11:02:30 pm »
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i would have gone to vu if they had more arts subjects
cos of the distance it would have been my first preference (after melb uni which i didnt get high enough for)
but instead i chose monash ONLY because it had many majors to choose from.

For teaching though, my uncle's wife is a curriculum coordinator and she said that vu has the best education courses,, the graduates come to work already knowing what to do and all that stuff.

ranking universities, i guess i would only care if i really wanted to get a super duper awesome job.
otherwise i reckon having a uni really close, with people who aren't snobby, is good enough.

hahahaha my friend does education there and her major assignment was to go to science works and write what she learnt, and on one of the tests one of the questions was "how much does an apple weigh"

...no offence to your aunt or anything...
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Re: Why the bad rep?
« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2011, 09:46:17 pm »
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i picked VU as my first pref for what I wanted. No othe Uni offered my course the way I wanted it apart from VU
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Re: Why the bad rep?
« Reply #50 on: March 19, 2011, 05:06:10 pm »
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i would have gone to vu if they had more arts subjects
cos of the distance it would have been my first preference (after melb uni which i didnt get high enough for)
but instead i chose monash ONLY because it had many majors to choose from.

For teaching though, my uncle's wife is a curriculum coordinator and she said that vu has the best education courses,, the graduates come to work already knowing what to do and all that stuff.

ranking universities, i guess i would only care if i really wanted to get a super duper awesome job.
otherwise i reckon having a uni really close, with people who aren't snobby, is good enough.

hahahaha my friend does education there and her major assignment was to go to science works and write what she learnt, and on one of the tests one of the questions was "how much does an apple weigh"

...no offence to your aunt or anything...

Srsly, what was your friend studying? That's ridiculous.

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Re: Why the bad rep?
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2011, 05:00:14 pm »
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yeah, im finding VU is fine. I know people doing education this year, and i reakon that story about going to fireworks is like cake.

its a lie.
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Re: Why the bad rep?
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2011, 10:19:22 pm »
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What a bunch of snobs, yea go to Melbourne or Monash University where your going to complete the exact same degree as the one on Vic uni. The only reason Vic Uni has a lower enter for courses is because everyone applies there ,so to decrease the number of people who can qualify for the course their increase the enter. If less people apply for a course then the atar goes down it's common sense.

It just shows how ignorant and biased many of you are towards Vic Uni

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Re: Why the bad rep?
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2011, 02:22:45 pm »
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VU has typically lower ATAR requirements for admission due to lower demand compared to Melb/Monash/etc, so tends not to attract the brightest students, researchers or academic staff. Most employers (yes, generalising here) in competitive fields would pick a Melb or Monash graduate over other unis because they have a reputation for being smarter - they can assume these kids worked hard enough to beat the competition and get into the Melb/Monash course, whereas they cannot assume the VU kids got an ATAR higher than 50s/60s, even though many of them would have. Also, there is more R&D and well, actual academic work going on in Melb/Monash, with all their resources and esteemed faculty members, whereas the degrees offered at unis like VU are primarily a pathway into employment, rather than academia. Academic prowess and competitiveness on a global scale is what earns universities good rankings and reputations. The fact is, the academically inclined are more likely to avoid VU, where few important discoveries are made and few significant research papers are published.
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Re: Why the bad rep?
« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2011, 01:32:13 am »
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The quality of a cohort also makes a hugeeeee difference to your education. Vic Uni doesn't have a great cohort, so someone who wants to be pushed academically is unlikely to choose that as an option.

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Re: Why the bad rep?
« Reply #55 on: November 08, 2011, 10:04:27 am »
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True. For this reason alone, I would avoid vu like the plague.
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Re: Why the bad rep?
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2011, 12:41:01 am »
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I wouldn't be so negative towards VU, I now live in the east, about 10 mins from Monash and Deakin, so that's where I want to be, I didn't even put down any Melbourne or anything else, all my preferences were Monash and Deakin, cause they're close!

But if I lived in the west where VU was the only option, there wouldn't be any reason why I'd avoid it, I just don't think it's right to say "oh VU is shit because it needs low ATARs", in fact, one of my friends went to VU for Law, and she's now training to be a barrister, so it's not bad at all, she said that the lecturers were genuine and helpful and that the other students were good friends, so I don't think there's anything wrong with VU, there's just some really bad stigma about it which it really doesn't deserve