Flinders University

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Flinders University.

Flinders University is based in the suburbs of Adelaide. The land where the main campus is located was set aside for the university when demand for places at the University of Adelaide began to exceed capacity. Flinders is an affordable study option, with relatively low tuition fees for international students. Also, Adelaide has a low cost of living. If you've studied at Flinders, feel free to post a review and tell us what it's like.

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  1. Joe
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    Rubbish

    My partner is studying nursing here as an international student. If you have a choice I strongly advise that you don’t go here. High fees $28k a year vs. $8k for a local) for very little.
    There are no lectures and instead students are meant just read their notes and textbooks. They do have tutorials though.
    Assignment marking is very slow and don’t come back for weeks after their due date. How are students meant to improve their second and third assignments if they don’t get feedback on the first?
    Despite being an international student, she has been sent on a placement 3.5 hours away for two months. Goodbye casual job and rental home for the average student. I can’t imagine how it would be for a student who came here alone.
    They don’t offer any post-uni support in terms of getting registered in Australia – surely this is a no brainer for them? Locals just need a degree to get registered, yet somehow being a foreigner with the same degree doesn’t? Being registered doesn’t guarantee being able to work here.
    Students are just numbers at Flinders so go somewhere else.

    • Joe
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      More Rubbish

      To further add to you this, they sent my partner to a remote location (over three hours away from adelaide) that they don’t have any housing for.
      Their idea of “help” was sending her a list of hotels that cost around $100/night – so that’s $5,600 for 56 due accommodation. They do give upto $100/week assistance, so that’s only $4,800.
      A query to the University was that these were the only options.
      The hotel nearest the hospital advised that they can’t have someone there for that long. Thanks Flinders, obviously you’ve done no research and just a list from TripAdvisor.
      Do not go here because they don’t care about you – you’re just a number that pays four times the local student rate.

  2. Philip
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    Flinders Isn't half bad. It's all bad/

    Finders University is not a good university to do general Arts or Science. Overall it is a terrible uni and I would strongly recommend going there. I will focus on my program and then why the uni in general sucks.

    Currently I am enrolled in a BA/BSc. Double degree.
    Both degrees are not well organised and the double degree is very poorly planned, like an afterthought.

    In Science I am doing biology, In biology you will face overcrowded classes and many students openly cheat. My experience in biology is you are stuck between those wanting to be or already are in medicine and who don’t see the value in biology topics and just want high grades and bogans who think animals are cute and doing a biology based degree will get them a job as a ranger or looking after baby animals.
    The quality is poor and the lab work is less and less. Group work is a nightmare. The biology department doesn’t care and covers up cheating.

    In Arts I do English and while the staff are sometimes good (Such as Nick prescott) the classes are so overcrowded and it is unpleasant. You enver get feedback on how to improve.

    Overall the uni has a lack of facilities even though they made 100Million dollar hub. The facilities are old and dirty especially toilets. The library has very few books. And the computers are dirty and not uptodate.
    The academic staff are not great but the admin and managemnt is another thing/

    Flinders is so bad many students suicided. That is why the bridge is 24/7 security guard and they patrol a lot.

    It’s a terrible bleak place that doesn’t care and wont give you help get hjob unless doing medicine or some professional degree job.

    Save you time and value your life. Don’t go to Flinders University.

    Dont suffer like me. Bless you r life

  3. Felix
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    All the thing i got from Flinders is disappointing and depression.

    Nursing students avoid this uni. Hardly learn anything from class, and placement arrangement is a job. They only care about money, they don’t care about student career. They take too many students, but there’re only a few hospitals in SA, so they just sent students to anywhere they like, don’t care about it’s 50km far from where we live while the transport is not that convenient in Adelaide. Due to the limited place in hospitals, they just keep sending students to nursing homes, no matter you have done one, two, three or four aged care placement already. I love to work with elderly people, they are lovely people, but I also want to experience different healthcare setting, especially most of Graduate Nurse Programs require two medical or surgical placement, then you can apply for the position.
    Studying at a uni should be a happy and rewarding experience, but the only thing I got from this uni is disappointing and depression.

  4. RURI YAMAMOTO
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    Hi, nice to meet you here. I am considering to study nursing in Australia and also in Flinders uni. I am a japanese and a registered nurse in Japan. Is Flinders good to study nursing? I am also worried about my English too. Do they support enought for international students ? I would appreciate if you could reply:)) Thank you so much.

    • FELIX
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      Hi Ruri,
      Avoid this uni, I don’t think Flinders is a good place to study nursing. Hardly learn anything from the class. And sturt campus is separate from the main campus, facilities here is fairly old and not many uni activities hold here. Flinders is full of international students, so it can be quite boring in the class because everyone’s English is not good. And due to the large amount of students, they don’t have enough placement venues for nursing students, so you might be sent to a nursing home through all your study.
      Adelaide is a dead city, most of the young people living here are moving out to Sydney and Melbourne. Because there are not much job opportunities here. Try Deakin University, I have few friends studying there and they all have a good feedback, placements arrangement is far more better than here. And Mel is a fantastic city to study and live. Hope this will help.

  5. Dave
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    No Disability Support

    Dont study psychology here with a valid and legally defined disability. I spent more time trying to get lecture recordings than studying. My whole degree was turned upside down.

  6. Vandhana Goundar
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    Best university

    One of the best Universities
    I have done bachelors and now masters in nursing and find them very helpful.
    Being of island origin I had no training in computers and English being my third language I found the support given at this university was outstanding.
    I plan to study further and yes I will choose to do it at Flinders University.

  7. Sean
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    As a teacher with 10 years experience who decided to do a PhD, I would strongly urge any students considering this university not to bother. Teaching practices and the knowledge of the lecturers are 30 plus years out of date. The standard of teaching is incredibly poor, teachers put their own egos before their students interests and are consequently given terrible guidance. It’s not surprising Flinders is one of Australia’s worst performing Universities. Scorecard 1 out of 10. Transfered to another university.

  8. Claire
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    DONT GO - especially for international students

    I am international student who is about to complete a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics in this uni. I must say that the uni academic staff and the course rule is horrendous. The voices of international students in this course are barely acknowledged, and even when we receive email replies on certain issues, the usual reply would be: we can’t help you with this situation. If you can’t help me, what is the point of us international students paying tens of thousands of dollars every year? I understand that it may be out of the staff’s capability to help especially in certain situations, but it is atrocious if you further sabotage us by going behind our backs.
    So please do not go to this uni, especially if you are an international student, or be prepared to deal with all matters yourself.

  9. Bethany
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    Education department that cares little for students

    Don’t study Education at Flinders. While most of the teaching is pretty good, the people organising placements will NOT support you! They are more interested in maintaining their relationships with schools (thus making their lives easier) than helping students. The general attitude is that they are doing you a favour by educating you. The concept of serving students seems to have passed them by. Ironic, coming from people supposedly interested in education! This attitude comes from the top of the team (as in most institutional cultures). Try UniSA instead!

  10. Gary
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    Flinders is a joke - don't go.

    This is the worst university in Australia
    It has the lowest employment successes rate for graduate positions in the whole country. Lecturers and support staff generally do not have a clue and if you have a problem you will get a response on an average of about 10 business days. We pay alot of money to this uni, yet customer service doesn’t seem to be on the agenda, ever.

    I will be completing my degree at another university thank goodness. Others who have to stick it out are not as lucky as me.

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