Total average


Helpfulness ( 72.7 )
Clarity ( 71.7 )
Easiness ( 73.3 )
Approachability ( 93.7 )
Organisation ( 58.3 )
Availability ( 73.7 )

Reviews (3)

Dr Alastair Tombs 85.0

Having done both of Alastair's courses, I can say that it's been some of the most fun I've had. Alastair has a very practical approach in both subjects which makes the courses a lot more interesting than the other theory based subjects. His teaching style is engaging and he is generally a very cheerful character which only drives me to go above and beyond when doing the assessments. In conclusion, you can expect any course with Alastair to be engaging, fun, and benefitial for future business endevours.

Which course did you take? (e.g. MGTS1301)

MKTG3501 MKTG3503

  • Engaging
  • Benefitial for future business endevours
  • Just a really cool guy in general
Negatives No negative points
Posted on June 4, 2015 6:57 pm
Dr Alastair Tombs 44.3

He has terribly cluttered lecture slides. Some slides has animation causing overlapping words. All lecture slides have UQ business school banner and logo making it is a waste of ink and space.

Lecture are awkward to attend as he tries too hard to enage in a class of students who do not feel motivated to answer his questions.

As the course in charge, the course is a mess!! There was a conflict in time table for the client presentation.

As there is no mid semester exam, final exam is VERY content heavy... But no studying tips in the lectures. Just saying " the style is the same as the practise paper. But questions are different"

Although very approachable... He managed to make an interesting course loose it's luster!

Warning: if you have a not take this as your elective course with Professor Tombs as lecturer.

Which course did you take? (e.g. MGTS1301)


  • Approachable
  • Long winded on every single dot point
  • Disorganised course
  • Awkward lecture
Posted on November 3, 2014 12:19 am
Dr Alastair Tombs 92.3

Alastair is very personable and approachable, however sometimes he doesn't know when to stop talking. He has a lot of great knowledge to impart to his students, however his teaching style may inhibit this wisdom. He often tries to get help from the audience, however his requests often fall short and no one ever speaks up (or it is the same one or two people every time).

He did not post feedback about the assignments which was less than desirable... Even when I asked for feedback about one of the assignments, I didn't get a reply.

Overall a nice guy and gives you a lot of information that is extremely useful (which might be more suited for a course review rather than a lecturer review).

Which course did you take? (e.g. MGTS1301)


  • Clarity is very high by force (keeps explaining even when you get it)
  • Teaching style might be a little bit flawed
Posted on May 29, 2014 7:35 pm

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