It’s been a tough year, I have not had in person taught content since March 9th 2020, and then spend the following months recovering from a tough bout of covid. The assignments have been of a good interesting standard, however the lectures have become quite unengaging. Being forced to do it online is a factor to consider, but some of the content felt very 1st year of degree in terms of standards. But pre pandemic it has been a good experience at uni overall.
Lots of active work helping students get opportunities. From career fairs, work placements and the sort. Arguably there could be greater fluidity of getting involved, it’s a tad intimidating to reach out even though there is a lot of support on offer.
Pre-pandemic the in person lectures, many field trips and lab sessions were really good ! The quality of zoom lectures since the pandemic began hasn’t been great, but the assignments are still interesting.
Library is fantastic, best building on campus. student union, open spaces and the sort are all of good high standards.
Whilst the disability services are good, there was a lack of attention when students got covid. Maybe it has improved since the first wave, but I got it in the first wave and was effectively ignored.
I think, while having to do two semesters entirely online was a challenge, the overall experience was still a good one. I do feel like I learned a lot this year and lecturers really made the most of it in terms of having to move online. We had guest speakers on Zoom, and more options for one-to-one sessions. I would overall still recommend Strathclyde as a university.
I am still doing my undergrad so can only comment on this partially. The careers service is really good in terms of the support it provides. However, I do wish courses would have more of a practical element to them or more direct support in terms of getting internships and work experience or even include some mandatory work experience - especially if is a practical field. However, lecturers (especially for Journalism) are really good for sharing and promoting opportunities students can apply to and actively encourage students to attend careers events.
The courses are good overall, but it did feel like there wasn't much variety before going into third-year. Some of the stuff from 1st and 2nd year for both subjects was very repetitive and we were given few options to choose from (only from 3rd year onwards were there several options. Some of this has changed as I heard that some second years can now choose different class options in 2nd year already). The support, however, is great. I have had brilliant lecturers and tutors throughout my studies who have been really helpful and I do feel in terms of content and contact hours the course is good. The course content is also very interesting and I do feel like I have grown a lot through my time at university.
The facilities are good. The library is big, and although some of it may be outdated, does provide really good study space and materials. I also really like the gym.
The student support seems good. I can't comment too much on it as I have only had limited exposure to wellbeing services etc. but the course admin team are always good at responding and the wellbeing services are well advertised.
Overall, my experience at Bishop Grosseteste University has been positive. The lecturers have been a great support throughout this academic year especially with Covid affecting us going into university. The online learning received is good as they ensure we have a mix of live sessions and pre-recorded, I like the balance as it helps me learning effectively.
The library is good as it helps us access a range of learning resources and IT equipment.
It has unfortunetelly been all vis online lessons, which has let to a less practical tasks and so, felt more like just watching tutorials. But been able to learn lots of things.
Experience has been a mix of good and bad. Certain aspects such as socials and last minute notifications make things very disruptive and unpredictable. But the uni has organized many support and activities for students during covid which I really appreciate
Blended teaching, with classes ranging from 1-2 hours.
Excellent. Library is still open for students 24/7
I feel that I have still learned a lot, but many of the assessments have been changed from practice assessments to essays or tests. I just can’t wait to be on campus because I know it will be so much better. I can’t give a proper opinion until I see what everything is like for myself
Currently all online
Lecturers are not academics, they are simply regular coaches and have no elite level experience with first team football. The student support is little to none and the administration team (if in existence) do not supply students with any help what so ever. The facilities look flash but are not meant for a higher education program. All in all if you are looking to become a coach save your money and go get your coaching badges (minimum UEFA B) instead because that's all clubs/academies care about.
Due to the pandemic there are no job prospects or opportunities for internships. UCFB decline to support students in providing work experience.
Course moved online due to Covid.
Cannot access facilities even in-between lockdowns
Lazy and useless, student support number on the online hub takes you to a taxi company in Sheffield..
It’s been great over here. At least better than my previous degree. Lecturers take their time to teach well while ensuring everyone is being carried along. They care a great deal about International students. In short! It is worth the money. Completely worth it!!!
Excellent. I have a webinar on that tomorrow too.
Online because of the pandemic
Overall, I have enjoyed being at university despite it being more difficult this year to receive support and gain answers to questions, particularly within a time frame. It has been harder to get in touch with university staff although the support is still there despite this. The uni have done well to try keep everything online and ensure assignments are as similar as they can be to in person. The online presentations are a good idea and the mix of live lectures and pre recorded powerpounts are helpful.
Lots of career advice and opportunities for extra assistance
Academic support is great in person, slightly harder online as everything is appointment only and you cant just "pop in" so questions take longer to answer. Overall good still.
Clean, happy spaces
Generally good support if asked for
My first year so far has been great. Tutors are friendly and willing to help. Peers are friendly. Staff helping, whether that be in the canteen or they’re just walking about. Facilities are clean and well looked after.
As it is my first year, not a lot was spoken about our chosen course with my course being a foundation year. However, we are encouraged to include our area of subject in assignments.
Most of my lessons are taught online. Really easy, tutors are lovely and are willing to help. Hours are flexible for those who have children , work ect.
Very clean, regularly checked and equipment hire is accessible.
Our tutors are encouraging us to get in touch with well-being groups and encouraging us to speak up if we have any problems. The tutors refer us to the right people.