So far so good! No problems at all so far. The dealt with issues quickly. I was suffering from asthma and other health issues and they have allowed me to start my studies in April 2018 instead of February 2018.
They care about their students.
I start my course in April 2018. I was supposed to start in February 2018 but start later in April due to illness.
I live in the rural. Study from home.
It’s been a good experience and I have enjoyed the course a lot I think it would be much better to have feedback more specific to exact sentences or areas that could be improved I think noted written on areas of the essay they relate to like old times would be much more useful
Psychology can be used in a multitude of ways probably too many to mention both at work and in any future endeavors it helps to understand people better as well as increased my research and writing skills massively
I like being an independent learner but mainly feel like there should be on line tutorials by the school so students get that school feeling and that students should be encouraged to ask questions much more by the tutors there are also far far too many spelling errors in the module information and also the course handbook always seems to be out of date when it comes to the core text books for the module
Don’t know I don’t live in the city I’m a distance learner
Seems good as long as you go looking for it support does not seem to be too pro active mainly reactive but it’s always been great when I needed it
I am a long distance study student and so far my experience has been very favorable I am now able to schedule my study plan in a way that enables me manage my work and family life
this is done through the Career & Personal Development Resources
The lecture notes are clear and concise, the notes and presentations are not bulky but contain the necessary information to bring about a clear understanding of the subject matter. The online library facilities do not always have materials for referencing and citations
Not applicable doing long distance learning
the support is very prompt and sufficient
It's OK. Interesting modules, flexability with distance learning studies although some tutors don't really seem to care about our development but that's how it goes with part time studies .
Many tutors are not very helpful
I have loved it so far, though I have yet to officially start! I feel that everything will be in place and easily accessible for me plus the on hand advice and support so far has been brilliant.
I have only recently applied to the distance learning course, but since the beginning they have been incredibly helpful
I haven't experienced this yet but I am told I will have someone on had at all times to guide me through the process.
I don't really have one of those with distance learning
It's distance learning, so I get to do it from home!
It's my home... distance learning...
Very good in Reading.
Very good, any time i have a question they are there on hand! It's better than when I was at school!
I have passed each module so far and look forward to finishing course. I will take the skills that I have learned from doing distance learning, but with the lack of material accessible to students at one time and lack of interaction with students I will look at alternative institutions for my following studies.
Distance learning teaches me the skills of time-management and balancing my studies alongside working.
I like the flexible hours and learning schedule. I dislike the lack of communication between fellow students and tutors.
I have a tutor per module that organises online presentations and responses are quick. I do feel there is a lack or contructive criticism from tutors and the setup of the course and help with the assignment allowing 1 response per module and not much feedback on how to improve.
Well its hard to be completely objective as I work here. However, overall I have been genuinely impressed with the experience, which has been far better than I was expecting (I've been very strict to interact with it all as a genuine student and put my staff status to one side). I'm really enjoying the course enormously. Don't be scared by the induction (which is pretty full on) - once you get into the module itself the resources are really engaging and dead easy to work through and the assignment briefings are really clear.
Very applied nature of study - I've immediately had to develop, build and run a research project from start to finish and I'm only in the first module! Great skills to be building for employment. Also a fantastic careers portal with loads of employment and careers resources, interactive tools and information. Also, the Uni's values are built into my study/learning outcomes so that I am tested on behavioural and soft skills capabilities as well as knowledge, making it all very professional and skills based.
My module tutor is amazing, very responsive, a great pace and tone when presenting/delivering lectures and has provided really targeted and helpful feedback . I love that I can study wherever and whenever I want - even managed to carry on with my assignment whilst in a villa in the sun over the holiday break!
The online facilities are outstanding - a very engaging and well developed portal for all my learning resources. There aren't really other facilities as I'm studying online.
I'm studying remotely so this doesn't really apply
It has been fantastic. The student support team are lovely and always on hand to help and my tutor has been very responsive and given really good advice and guidance on everything I've asked.
Hard, as I am full time employed, but very rewarding because I can see results and I can apply many of the things I have been studying in my course in university to my day to day duties at my current job. It is rewarding too feeling more confident and having wider options inthe future.
It helps me developing the skills needed to access a suitable employement
The most, the way I can apply the theoretical knowledge to practice. The least - the less interacting and more self-discipline requiring distance studies.
very good and quick
So far I am very pleased to study with Arden, it fits my busy lifestyle, it makes my life more interesting and challenging and that is what I was looking for - another challenge.
They have an excellent career portal where student scan make steps to learn and enhance their career options, starting with self assessment, through finding the right career path to writing the CV.
I like the flexibility, since it is an internet based course, but I don't like the impersonal way of learning and necessity to be "on guard" for every single thing, since there are no co-students close by to hear potential important news from.
The only facility I can assess is Arden's website which is to my surprise quite complex and very well managed.
It's hectic, at times I would like to move to the country side, but I will leave that after I will become an established psychologist able to work from home ;)
Academic support is very well managed, I have contacts available to tutors and student support and they always reply in no time. Worse it is with the personal support, which so far I haven't used.
As mentioned, I find the course and the teachers transparent, user friendly and logistically feasible. It fits in with my busy life/schedule perfectly. I can access my course from mobile.tablet and PC from anywhere that I have Wifi.
Where do I start? I have never experienced such support from a school in my life. I have studied with quite a few colleges/online resources. This University is by far THE BEST! They have a complete section for career building. How to build a resume, reference letter, covering letter, employ-ability tests for personalities, job hunting, descriptions, advise, forums, etc. There is also an entire chapter built upon career building in terms of interviews, CVs and such. This University has placed much time, resources and effort into providing support and knowledge for their students, in building their careers and personal development.
I enjoy the way the modules are placed in easy to navigate chapters with completion indicators after each section is completed. The set out of the courses are very user friendly. I honestly cannot think of anything that I dont like. Perhaps its because I haven't been through an experience where I have needed something and that said need has gone unfulfilled. For me, everything has been understood and clear. The only thing within the course I dont enjoy is the referencing but this is not a reflection of the teaching itself. It's a personal opinion on something I find difficult and tedious.
I study online. I am unsure how to answer this question. If I answer in terms of the online facilities, I would say fantastic. Easy, clear and user friendly interfaces. There is so much support and a lot of information for absolutely any question one may have.
I study from abroad, so this question is N/A
Fantastic! The support is really encouraging,