Very interesting, supportive and enjoyable! I did a level psychology at my local college and really struggled with the coursework due to the lack of support, but so far I have gotten good grades throughout each module and that is because of the resources, support and quality of lessons Arden University has!
I get regular updates on various work placement skills and ideas, but I haven't spoken to them about placements specifically yet due to my work commitments outside of university.
Most: I can complete the lessons and modules at my own speed at any time. The lessons are very informative but drawn out. Least: I do miss being inside a classroom where I have set structures for each lesson and a powerpoint from the lecturer, where there is more routine.
Very. The online resources and support are amazing. The tutors have unlimited time for you to answer any questions whether its a 2 minute conversation or 30 minutes, they are there.
n/a I am a distance learner therefore I complete my modules online- no traveling required.
Very good support. I had struggles in my personal life last year and I can't appreciate the support Arden Uni have given me enough! They understood my circumstances and gave the right amount of support and follow ups to help me personally and educationally.
Its great and flexible but can be difficult when you are struggling to really understand a concept and you have wait for an email to explain it. I miss the face to face interaction that helps me to learn. You can't have it all though and diatance learning suits my needs.
I chose the distance learning route becuase it has the flexibility to suit my needs. I find it very accessible and would recommend this course if anyone is considering distance learning. Distance learning does lack the social element of learning and I do miss face to face seminars and the level of learning that takes place during debate and discussion.
The distance learning platform is excellent.
I am pleased with Arden University. As a distance learner I feel good to be able to earn an income as well as pay off my studies as I go. I have definitely made a good choice to study with Arden University and am grateful for this opportunity. It does get tough to study and work but man it is rewarding!
Arden University has a whole section on career - if you want information on career choices, bettering your CV or insight in other careers they are ready to offer it. They also offer reading material as well as quizzes to better your skills.
I like that we have some sort of structure. Each module consists out of 10 lessons - with the lesson with its own discussion and activity. Our tutor talks with us throughout the whole module. The December modules are quite tough - we spend a lot of our time studying that we could have spent with our families and sometimes the tutors are not available because of the festive season.
As a distance learner, they give us a reasonable amount of online resources. We have a place we can raise our voice and talk to other students through discussion. We have resources to better ourselves and can do quizzes as well as spice up our CV all with the help of Arden!
I am a distance learner therefor I can take my laptop and work anywhere I have wifi. Very convenient.
They are good with offering support, the tutors as well as the student support. One thing I did find with psychology, the tutors have different opinions, therefor the one tutor will give me advice and I will use it and the other tutor will say that they do not agree - this makes studying psychology hard because there are so many different opinions and it does affect your grade.
my experience has been awful, I joined the uni as i felt it was the best option due to my disability however i was wrong. I was lied to about the nature of my course, I did not get any kind of value for money from teacher or support staff. when i quit my course no one from Arden contacted me to ask if i would be returning to my studies or even to ask if I was okay. There are no safeguards within Arden University
Arden makes no effort to improve your employability.
due to a Disability, i felt my online option was Online Distance Learning. I was lead be think that most of my learning would be recorded online lecters, I even said when i applied I find it hard to read all of the time and was told I would have alot of video lectures. what i found when i started was that i had to read 180 pages with just 10 video per unit this I found very hard and skipped many of my lessons. I had one teacher who gave us a group discussion about a unit, this I found fun and helpful however this only happened twice
I was a distance learning student, i found the library very hard to use. searching for something was hard and I found it very difficult to use books within my assignment. locating help with something was also very hard not only assignment help but help for fiance or just help in general that i needed.
the support was hard to find, every time I need help from teachs it took weeks for them to get back to me by then i found emailing my former college faster and my former teacher more willing to help even when they got nothing in return but a thank you. when i connect Arden about a problem i had with student fiance, they made it sound like it was my fault even though the mistake came from advice they gave to me.
The first weeks were challenging in many different ways, as it was all a new experience. It was all new for the first month. I will always put more effort and I will encourage anyone who wants to study to put in effort and break the barrier, there are no limit to Education if one has the opportunity.
We learn about employability skill been referred to as Graduate attributes (GA) we also learn about the ability to work within a team and to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, such as active listening, negotiating, persuading and presentation.
I like everything about how we were taught because we have all the time to reflect on our modules both in the class and also wherever we are, maybe on the Bus or Train
Arden University is an Excellent Institution of Learning for any background, the Tutor's are very friendly and encouraging very supporting, the study in Arden is flexible for any type of career, all the staff are fantastic, I can not expect more than I have been given or offer, I made a lot of friends among the student's and we look out for each other.
Arden University has a different location that is very close to the city one of the school branches is in Holborn, Tower Hill.
Every one of the staff is fantastic, they are always available to support you both in the office and online.
Overall, my experience at Univeristy so far has been fantastic and far better than I had originally envisioned. The support that I have received from tutors has been fantastic, and the assignments that I have completed are good and have received good grades back from them. The social aspect of Univeristy life is however, not existent at this Univeristy, so if that is something you're looking for you may be disappointed.
Within the online portal (iLearn) we have a careers portal which allows us to look at our CV and do online courses (some free, some paid) which allows us to increase the value of our CV.
The best thing about the course is the small classes (of only around 16 people) compared to those in public universities where class sizes can average over 100 students. The thing I dislike the most is how sometimes you don't have anything to do in lessons as you have already completed all the material, although I wouldn't change it.
The universities facilities are good. You can use the facilities any time even if you don't have a class that day. All I can say, is that there could be more facilities on site.
The university is in an excellent location. Near bullring, the main shopping centre of Birmingham and many student accommodation complexes are only a 5 minute walk away
The tutors support so far has been fantastic, you feel comfortable to be able to ask your tutor if you need any help with the assignment or questions in general. I haven't yet had to deal with student support so would be unable to comment on that department.
So far so good . Things are going according to plan. The student support team are very helpful and approachable. The lectures are conducted in a well-mannered environment. The modules are all linked to my work experience.
Actually, I don't think they do work placement since most of us (the students are working). I think they should concentrate more on career development.
The one to one help from the tutors is great.
Very good facilities and the Tutors are amazing and very helpful.
Yes, location wise is very accessible to transportation but accommodation is dear in the area.
From the student support team to tutors are amazing. The student support team are always willing to help and they are problem solvers.
HORRENDOUS. the worst university I've had the miss-fortune to encounter. STAY AWAY. spend your money elsewhere.
lack of tutor interaction, lack of proper lectures, some lectures or tutorial information lasts 10 minutes. completely unacceptable.
Awful - no support, online platform frequently has failures and tutors are clearly side contracted as they dont give you any attention and when they do provide feedback or support it can be lucklustre. One of my tutors left in the middle of my course and we weren't even told, another two were fired. I made several complaints about poor communication and set up and the response was ' we have too many students, cant possible communicate with you all' . vile and disgraceful.
it provides an online platform which in theory is a good idea to give people access to education however the education standard falls way below par and is more like a GCSE course
The personal support when I made a complaint was initially very good, then I was left on my own and they have intentionally wrapped themselves up to protect themselves from lawsuits, which i imagine will start to happen frequently.. Their courses fall way below par. The actual feedback from tutors is hit and miss
My over all experience so far has been excellent. Yes, there are challenges but in life we all have one challenge or another. I am happy for what I have been able to accomplished so far and I am looking forward to continue on this journey to the end. The hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory.
On the portal there are different areas which are accessible which is designed to assist students with their CV, they are do self assessment and see what available jobs are on line.
What I like about the course is that it is giving me the knowledge and the skills I need to hone when I am a manager for my company. The course covers all aspect of health and social care and the tutors are very experienced in delieverying these lessons. What I least like about the course is at times I have difficulty in locating the necessary research materials to do my assessments.
Yes. It is easily accessed by train, bus, private transportation and by walking.
The support system at this university is strong, there is always someone to give a listening ear, there is also a student support personal that is assigned to assist in what ever way possible, whether it is giving advice or other wise. The tutors are very experienced and well trained, they take the time to answer any questions you may have and guide you accordingly. I relation to feed back that is given within two working days. These feed backs are generally super especially when it has to do with your assesement. All feed backs are welcome.
I would rate this university average as there are so many areas where they can improve Like they can arrange company visits, special guest lectures, they can collaborate with the company and arrange placements and many things. The student doesn't get an internship as the university is not state-recognized and similar problems happen when students go for public insurance, they also not provide travel pass as other german universities provide.