Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
Don't be fooled by their skilfull marketing. Birbeck is just an average university, leveraging a lot of the UCL's reputation. I wish I had chosen another university.
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
Very little. We have received no support whatsoever in developing career opportunities.
Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?
Pretty disappointed. The course is badly organised, riddle with problems. There is handful of good researchers, whether the rest are inspiring and pretty mediocre at teaching. The module covered is broad but in practice you learn very little. I would not recommend this course unless you can't get in anywhere else. You'll also find out that there is little research opportunities, with most researchers too busy or already booked up. I would try your luck elsewhere.
How many contact hours per week do you have?
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?
How good are your university’s facilities?
They are pretty good, especially the library. The lecture halls are pretty crammed though.
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?
The location is excellent
Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).
Very little - they do little, too late. They are pretty good at taking your money but they have very little respect or understanding of the daily struggles of student. They easily forget that we 10K a hear and we expect the best, not a mediocre service.