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Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
Starting University at 18, I hardly new how to cook never mind live on my own, I feel that I have grown into a new person who has...
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
Starting University at 18, I hardly new how to cook never mind live on my own, I feel that I have grown into a new person who has achieved all their goals and learnt a lot about life.
I have made some amazing friends that I will cherish for life as they have taught me so many things, as well as giving me some excellent memories. I have relied on these people for three years, even though I am sad that we are all moving away at the end of the year, I know they are all a phone call away.
I am so proud of my journey through University, I have had some lows but all that I have been able to move on from and reflect on. I always encourage people not to regret but to learn from their experience to achieve and become a better person. I have work hard these last three years, not been to successful in first year but I soon improved my studying harder and achieving my goals eventually.
I am sad that University is nearly coming to the end, but I wouldn't change a thing. I thank the University as I have matured and I am now the person I want to be, with my career ahead of me, I am excited to see where I go and the people I may meet.
Thank you University of Cumbria!
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
The University has designed my course to provide 50/50 Clinical Placement and University studies. This has benefited my development to feel confident to work clinically before I qualify. I have gained many skills from clinical placement which I will be able to take with me during my exciting career. The university sessions have also widened my knowledge and skills of working in radiography and we have learnt anatomy, legislations and the whole scope of radiography. The work we have been given has been essential as I have been able to experience all the different modalities in radiography such as; ERCP, CATH Labs, CT and theatre.
The University also has a Career Enriched website which they present job adverts for our degree. This has also been useful as I have been able to access job advertisements through this.
Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?
We learnt the essentials of radiography before starting clinical placement, but as the course is 50% clinical placement has been useful as I personally feel that you learn the degree best whilst on placement.
How many contact hours per week do you have?
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?
The student Union provide excellent activities and information, however I don't personally get involved due to the amount of work I have for my degree
How good are your university's facilities?
Fine, I have all the essentials needed.
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?
Carlisle is a small city, but I have made great friends which I enjoy going to the shops and little cafes for catch ups. The nightlife has limited clubs but I still have a great time due to the people I experience the night with.
I have also adventured into the Lake District which is excellent and have made many memories.
Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?
The clubs are limited in Carlisle but I always have fun with the people I am with. You get to know the bar staff and the locals as you normally get to talk with them after seeing them a few times in the bars.
The societies are good, but I don't get involved due to my busy work life with University. Also I think they need to publish on social media more as I only know of a few societies which I am sure there are more out there.
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).
The tutors are all very helpful and supportive, you feel comfortable just walking into their office and asking for advice. They are all so friendly and are always happy to help.
The uni also offers library staff called LISS that can read/check your assignments to help you get the best marks possible. The library staff are all so helpful and provide the right support needed.