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I now have a fantastic job, which I love, and I really believe that if it wasn't for honours and the independent research skills which it provided, I would not have gotten this job.
'My job requires high standards of research and writing, flexibility, adaptability and an understanding of the current issues facing the criminal justice system - skills that were fostered and developed during my honours year'
'I decided to do my honours as I want to work in research in the criminology field. In attempting to write a thesis I wanted to see if I was going to be up to the task in pursuing my goal of working with research.'
'Honours is also totally amazing - a huge, unbelievable learning curve and an opportunity to get serious and develop your work to a professional level. Definitely recommended.'
'Honours is excellent as a pathway into further tertiary study. I am now applying for my Masters degree in teaching. Once you have an Honours degree, you have proved yourself to be a member of the academic community, and can re-train in any other field of study.'
'In the first three weeks, my supervisor asked if I wanted to do post-grad, I laughed as I didn't think I would survive the year. However, my ambitions changed through the year and I am now doing postgraduate study because I love the environment and combining research and teaching is deeply satisfying.'
'The honours program provided the platform to take my research, writing and intellectual skills to another level.'
'I am making a documentary in France at the moment. Honours enriched my confidence to write a funding application, and to fill it with worthwhile, original research.'
'…an honours qualification certainly gives you more credibility and a level of confidence when approaching the various art galleries and relating to the gallery owners.'
'Primarily, Honours is a gift of independence, allowing you as a student to mark your own territory in research. Developing targets, identifying problems and gaps in critical discourse and managing a project larger than any assigned in the undergraduate years provide valuable lessons in analytical thinking, self motivation and time management.'
'I found that having honours on my resume opened more doors than just having my undergraduate - I know because I looked for work in the industry both before and after I did my honours year.'
'Doing Honours in Sociology was a life changing experience for me. It is a total change of pace from the undergrad experience, and I loved being able to put the years of learning into practice through conducting my own research project.'
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