Arden University is recommendable with my positive experience as a learner with their quality tutoring ,mentoring, problem solving skills and assisting learners to achieve their aims and objectives in individual specialty towards achieving academic excellence in individual course area.
Arden has some fantastic tutors who has a high standard in delivering the course programme to meet with individual learners need with courteous and pro activeness. In other words, the tutors impacted their own knowledge into learners in order to achieve the best possible outcome in their studies.
The EBSCO library resources and the tutors method of teaching
It is amazing and in the centre of social amenities with easy access to transportation
I benefited a lot from their support, both the tutors and student support team
I have long wanted to complete my degree but had very limited options due to my location and current situation. Arden has given me an opportunity to make good on my goals which I am very grateful for.
As an overseas student I haven't utilised the careers portal that much as I'm unsure how useful and applicable the information is to me. That being said however, I am aware there is a great deal of information available. Webinars etc. are also scheduled often and are of interest.
There is room for improvement regarding the distance learning experience which can often be lonely and isolated, some tutors are considerate of this, others however are not. The content is usually very interesting and presented with multiple mediums which make the lessons enjoyable.
I am a distance learner
I am a distance learner
There is significant room for improvement whilst I do get the sense that the university is striving to do better
Everyone is friendly and helpful. You learn so much get gain useful transferable skills. Arden University allows you to get international and globally recognized education from anywhere in the world
They give you a free membership with the BPS. As my program is online, you learn skills like time management, accountability, learn how to research and be organised.
I like the content and environment as the course you are interacting with other students from all over the world, so the learning isn't impersonal. The tutors are very helpful too.
Everything is online, but its user friendly and they have a responsive support team.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I have developed so much more than just academically and I am looking forward to the rest of my course and the future.
There is ongoing support and advice from tutors and campus staff. There is a dedicated page on ilearn for careers advice and information. The uni has regular webinars too.
I am a blended learning student, which means I attend campus part time and complete work online around my other commitments. As a parent of three all school, this helps enormously and also keeps childcare costs down. It enables me to work as well.
I am happy with the facilities. There is a canteen and a student break room as well as vending machines. The toilets are well maintained. There is disabled access to the campus.
Campus is opposite New Street Station. There are eateries and entertainment on the doorstep as well as a variety of shops. The Bull Ring and Grand Central shopping plaza's are next door so the location is fantastic.
I think the support is great. Academic support is professional and helpful. You can email tutors anytime. The student support is brilliant they are so helpful and friendly. They know everything! ....but if they don't they are happy to find out for you. The pastoral support makes being a student here great, there is even a support line to access for anonymous help and advice
You will meet great people considering it is a very small bunch of people, you will end up becoming more like family. All in all, it has been a very reasonable experience.
This subject helps develop skills which will in effect be directly. However, there is no careers department so everything is more of an independent approach to find yourself the work related experience. Transferable skills learnt so far (for me): Written skills, communication skills and presentational skills.
Good: 1) It's a much smaller class room, so you get 1-2-1 help. 2) Tutors are much more easier to approach. 3)Tutors will try keeping you engaged and engage in class discussions. Bad: 1) Sometimes it is hard to understand what the tutors are talking about. 2) When you want feedback from Tutors, they may sometimes try putting you down even further by giving you advice which you may think is of help but later learn to find out that the part they told you to include is wrong so in other words (not trustworthy enough) 3) Certain tutors are very good in there chosen area of teaching. However, some tutors struggle to explain a part or topic (and when they do, they will ramble on)
Facilities are great. It has a small library, there are computers available at any given time so you can use it whenever you please.
1) The location area is great. 2 important stations are in walking distance (Holborn and Chancery Lane stations). 2) Shops and dining places are in walking distance such places include (Sainsbury, WHSmith, Argos, Starbucks and McDonald's etc) 3) Building architectures in Holborn are great. 4) If you want to study Law. The best campus would be Holborn as it is close to many Law schools as well as LSE and the infamous Lincoln inns. I would refer it to as a Hub for Law students to really well take in the environment.
The response time is somewhat reasonable when it comes to responding to emails. However, they do favour who they will support and who they will not by this I mean they will either forget or may not even get round to helping your situation (as I know many students are still delayed on Student Finance issue) because they have not confirmed attendance. Help on a personal level is just simply bad. They really can't do much on your situation, they will find whatever way to not come round to help and give ideas rather than advice.
Overall, not what I expected from typical university life. I feel my progress could be hampered due to the lack of tools available and specific tutorials for required software.
No clear guidance on the careers department and how to use the service. No awareness on help for work placements. Lack of further support to develop transferable skills. The only opportunity was through a module where we can identify our transferable skills through tools and try to expand on them. The main problem is that the uni IS NOT recognised by employers when they ask, during filling out the application form, "Which University are you studying at?" or "What University did you study at?" The BSc Computing course is not accredited by 1 of the accreditation bodies - BCS or IET, which could require further examinations from an accredited source.
The lessons feel like a crash course into each module. A lot to learn in a short period time. Blended learning claims flexibility for your living commitments but it is still regarded a full time course and full time hours are expected at home for studying. Each tutor has their own way of teaching but according to the policy for blended learning, the tutors are their to help with any queries on that days lesson and provide exercises rather than actually lecture.
Each campus seems to be different. Some are lacking proper computer labs for practical work and software is very limited for the course with restrictions to download free software. There are no books in the library, no lockers to safely store your belongings, limited amount of computers.
Busy and vibrant city with plenty to eat and see. Good public library facilities and transport network.
Personal support seems strong as does the tutor support. Replies to emails are quickly responded to from student support.
Since inception I have been able to improve on my academic performance in terms of assignments results and every efforts are being made to keep it up so that on completion of my course the final result will be high and the grade not below 2:1
The modules are tailored towards attaining a very high standards in the delivery of favourable healthcare services to service users
There are in class and blended online learning which to me are very encouraging
The facilities at the university are average and standard
The city life is not bad as there are many resources available at our disposal
It is quite interesting to note that the student support team and the tutors are doing well in respect of feedback and personal directives towards achieving my objectives
My overall experience has been brilliant. From the module, to the staff it has been a wonderful experience. I cannot recommend Arden University enough if you want to study Law.
Arden are excellent with regards to transferable skills. There are things embedded within our modules that will enable us to be even better as we progress through University and life beyond it such as analysis and critical thinking.
I like the blended method of face to face learning with that of independent, online learning. It allows for flexibility to study around my LLB. What I like least is that the modules are not released in a more timely manner. I am ahead of my class and cannot read further on which i feel handicaps my development.
The facilities are second to none, with the exception of the WiFi being intermittent at times and an interactive whiteboard would be useful in a class as opposed to a projector.
I have lived in Manchester my whole life and so cannot comment as an outsider.
All of the staff at Arden are brilliant and I would run out of superlatives if i tried to describe the support that I received. They are simply brilliant.
So far I've had great support and looking forward to the future. Dont be put off by a Blended Learning, i personally found it a great way to learn and glad i choose Arden to do my degree.
I'm doing my foundation year and then going on to Criminology and psychology. Their support is fantastic and the learning / teaching mods are so much fun. Great to have a mix of people all eager to learn. Studen Support are great, the girls her will go above and beyong to help and support us all.
Personally id like more classroom time, but as I'm progressing im learning what I need to continue.
We have good facilities on site, library, cafe, computer area, and a student lounge.
I'm not an outgoing person so I cant say what city is like, however, there's plenty of cafes, clubs, and Birmingham has loads to offer
Feedback from the tutor is fantastic, and there's plenty of support in place for me.
My time has been great I have been given support for my needs. I have been able to understand what is needed to gain a better start. My time has been a happy one.
Best uni ever, great effort form staff.
Staff are so helpfull
We have new facilities we can use at any time.
In the town also easy to get transport around the city.
Great support at any time online.