The Good Universities Guide is a comprehensive resource for students, parents and career advisers. The guide is a resource offering information on Australian undergraduate, VET and postgraduate courses and aims to assist students in their education pathway and achieve their career goals. The Good Universities Guide is developed in conjunction with Australian students, families and educators – so their advice about university life is invaluable for guiding students in Australia, and worldwide. We’re very excited to be partnering with The Good Universities Guide and look forward to sharing their content and advice with our students in the future.
Heading into your first year of uni you’ll hear a lot of myths and clichés, but how much truth is there to them? To get to the bottom of these myths, the Good Universities Guide has created a list of the most common things you’ll hear in first year and why you shouldn’t necessarily believe them.
1. P’s get degrees
While ‘just passing’ every class will earn you a degree, it can be common for students to be complacent about their marks and not put in the extra effort. However, the satisfaction of putting in the extra effort to achieve a high distinction shouldn’t be underestimated. Keeping a high credit average certainly comes in handy if you intend to do an honours year or postgraduate study. Furthermore, high-achieving students are often eligible to receive scholarships and additional study opportunities such as industry programs, special streams and exchange opportunities. While individual subject marks don’t count for a lot once you graduate, it’s important to keep in mind the value good grades can contribute to your application when applying for jobs in the future.