It has been a great experience. I'm enjoying the second semester more than first one. I really appreciate the effort lecturer make to help, when possible. I'm really happy about the course choice, it is very interesting
there is a big variety of offices available for students. great job
I really like the lecturers, they are all very passionate. sometimes lectures could be more interactive
very well organised and caring.
really good. well, wifi connection sometime cracks
My overall experience has been okay. I feel like I’m just attending for the timetabled seminars and lectures and haven’t felt an immense feeling of the ‘university experience’
I feel like the careers team has a lot to offer if you need it
I enjoy the seminars as they are more engaging and interactive and icity and moodle have been very helpful. Lectures I don’t find very helpful and at times feel like they would be better taught in a seminar instead
University facilities are very good only thing lacking is space sometimes it’s hard to find an empty room when you need to do group work
Yes it is close to the town centre and the train station so transport is very easy
I personally didn’t partake in any societies whilst at university
I feel like weekly meetings with personal tutors should be mandatory. As I have only met with mine twice and that was instigated by me, in the meeting I felt unless I had something specific to discuss it was a bit awkward. If I had an issue with the course or employability I would feel more inclined to go to either module tutors or the careers+ team.
Overall i don't regret anything apart from procrastinating some of my papers. The university experience is something i will always remember from my degree to the new friends i have made. I have grown from within and spiritually into a confident and positive person, waking up everyday and willing to make a difference.
Careers department has display boards with many opportunities dotted around the uni. They hold sessions and drop ins near the university entrance for easy access and travel. Events occurring are emailed weekly. Work placements opportunities are added on the careers site with slots available for support. Workshops are carried out to explore and encourage skills and confidence.
I really enjoy the interactive seminars with different group activities and questions. It shows the hard work the lecturer has put in to make sure we are motivated and willing to keep going. Lab work is always fun working besides others and testing new equipment and skills. I least enjoy the timing of some lectures but i can't fault that.
Everything available is always advertised repeatedly so there isn't a chance of forgetting an event or fair. They are interactive with frequent emails and are active daily on social media. Office and representatives are easy to get hold of both online and on site. Needs and queries are always met.
Facilities are up to date and accessible from on site technology to campus transport. I use the computers and printing daily. There are good amounts of stairs around the uni which is ideal to avoid congestion. Library is well equipped. Campus shop stocks necessary products required when in need. Canteen is spacious with a good array of food. Security always around ensuring safety and wellbeing.
Location of the University is ideal as it surrounds food markets, library, restaurants and the gym. Lots of facilities close by. However for preferred travel arrangements, it's slightly further away.
10/10. There's a society for nearly every need and interest with welcoming participants and fun activities.
Support from tutors is top tier. I am always reassured to pop in or email our if I am stuck or unsure. The feedback helps me see where my weakness lies and what's available for me to improve. Overall support is available if I need it, it's just my choice whether i am willing to ask or not.
Amazing. Had lots of opportunities come my way. I have been in many positions of responsibilities. University is so difference because you are ontour own at the end of the day even with friends by your side.
Public speaking, building up confidence and self esteem. Putting students in positions of responsibilities like managing their own societies. Graduate plus week Manpower Careers plus
Lecturers and workshop tutors are very engaging and inspiring. Sometimes students are not the first priority
Great, vending machines are way too expensive Student union officers do not make much of a difference.
Amazing, just need more
Great, not the main one though tennis
Not very good.
So challenging yet so enjoyable- each day I learn more and more and I often find inspiration where I least expect it! My mind is completely changed in terms of aspirations compared to when I started the degree - my eyes have been opened to the bigger picture and further opportunities!
Careers+ team with brilliant advisors and most courses offer a placement year to convert an undergraduate degree into a sandwich degree!
The best part of the course is the variety of modules taught- we get insights into every aspect of the industry ! The downside is the heavy workload and extra curricular dedication but this is to be expected with any uni degree!
SU are always on the ball with interaction and representation. Really easy to access with the office on campus.
Recently renovated and modern buildings- great library & study spaces with loads of food options.
Yes! A few minutes to a variety of accommodations and not far from city centre.
Great variety- from rock climbing to pole fitness !
Tutor meetings once a week are a great space to share thoughts and experiences with a member of staff. There is a designated mental health team with consulting rooms available on campus.
My overall experience has been great at university. Although my course is one of the hardest, I definitely feel with the support of so many different people at university this is making my experience a positive one. I am always able to get feedback on what I have done well and where I need to improve. Without this I wouldn’t be able to develop my academic work or better myself as a person. All the staff at the university are lovely and willing to help if needed, not just the lecturers from my course. The use of facilities helps the campus to feel more of a relaxed environment, everything is easy to get to and all in one place if needed.
The university helps through our personal tutors we have for the duration of the course, they ensure we are going down the right career paths and reaching our future goals. Other things such as graduate plus helps individuals to stand out from others and be more employable, through the different experiences and skills they have gained during this.
I like the most about the way my course is taught that we are not taught how to ‘pass exams’, as nursing is a whole process and requires many different skills put into real life, we are taught exactly how to do this with the most support from our lecturers. The lecturers are always willing to put in the extra effort to ensure we have the knowledge and have a passion for their career. The thing I like the least about the course teaching would probably be having exams/assignments whilst on placement, I would rather have them whilst at uni as it is more fresh in my mind.
The student union are always good with communication via emails, advertisement around the university or freshers/refreshers fairs. I think the represent students well by ensuring we all have a say and a choice in the running of things. They ensure we are all reached and able to give our opinion if we wanted.
Very good. The university has a large library which covers anything you could need, there are lots of computers to do work or print from. There are also portable laptops you can rent from lockers, using your swipe card. The campus also has a canteen and good refreshment facilities with a shop, Costa, Starbucks etc. Toilet facilities are also good as there are lots of them and they are always clean and ready to use. There are different types of seating areas around the university which are always full.
Yes, it is only a 15 minute walk from the university and the university is in a nice area of Edgbaston, close to a supermarket and not too far from the town centre.
There are many different societies at the university, lots of different interests and cultures. There are also different sports teams for males and females, so everyone is included.
The support at the university is amazing, wether that is positive feedbacks or negative. It helps you grow and develop you academic skills and improve the things you didn’t know. Personal support is also good, the university always ensure we know where to go if we have problems in our personal life or feel overwhelmed by the stressors of university in general. There is always support not just from individual lecturers, but the PPD department who can help with maths, English and structured writing of assignments.
I am in my final semester at BCU and have really enjoyed my whole experience, from the things I have learnt, my year on placement and the friends I have made, I will be sad to leave The lecturers are great and you feel part of a community.
The employability department are very helpful should you need it Work placements are highly encouraged and the university helps you with everything from finding jobs to apply for right through to interviews and assessment centres The university offers lots of workshops and activities which are great to add to your CV
Most - the combination of lectures and seminars is good. The lectures teach you the theory whilst the seminars gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learnt and the lecturers are on hand to give you any extra advice or support Least - in some lectures there are problems with people talking through them and this can’t always be handled well by lecturers. This means it can be difficult to learn at times
I have not had much exposure to the students union so cannot comment
The city centre campus is brand new, lots of space to work, plenty of library resources etc
The university campus is within a 10 minute walk of the city centre. There are hundreds of shops, bars, pubs and restaurants nearby
There is a variety societies which means that everyone feels they have a place and are part of a community
The lecturers are all really friendly and as you are taught by them from first to final year you get to know each-other. This means that they are very approachable and can offer you both personal and academic support.
My overall university experience has been fantastic. I enjoy the course and it's structure. They are taught well by tutors and industry professionals and we are given so many opportunities to expand our skills and knowledge.
They have a Careers + team that are very helpful and have a range of services and resources to offer to students. They even help students 3 years after they graduate. There are an extraordinary amount of opportunities for students to volunteer and get work experience.
I like that the course is taught 50/50 practical and theoretical the most. This is because there is an opportunity to explore and develop a range of employable skills. I like the some of the lessons the least because they can be a bit repetitive.
The Students' Union is great for student representation and facilities. They offer a range of services and resources to help students and have a lot of questionnaires available to fill out for feedback.
The facilities are to professional standard and there are many opportunities for students to use them for their work and extra curricular activities.
The university is in a good location, close to the city centre. The accommodation at a good price is quite far out, needing to get public transport.
There are a lot of societies and sports available with the Student team that account for many hobbies and interests. They are easy to join and mainly cheap or free. Some of the sports teams are expensive to join.
The support is great and the tutors are always on hand to help. The counselling is also great for student well-fare.
Lots of opportunities to get involved (although within Media there is more emphasis on TV students and activities than other specialisms) the work spaces provided in uni are clean and good, lots of plugs nearby. The teaching hours are fair, and never long days which has been nice. The commute is a bit tedious as we don't live far but traffic can be terrible. There are 0 contact hours in second semester of final year which makes me feel like I'm wasting money by renting here when I could have been at home, slightly annoying because they could have told us this during 2nd year as the teaching schedule has not changed. Sometimes they take a while to send out timetables, or you get given different information from different tutors which suggests a lack of organisation.
Lots of effort. Have a careers team there to help you and on the media course you have to do a certain hour of placements every year. Lots of emphasis on employability
Most: Good teachers, research team are very helpful Least: Not a lot of taught/contact hours
Good, fair and equal representation and good facilities/spaces
University is in the city so quite far from any accommodation that isn't halls. But it's close to all shops and train stations, buses etc. so fine to travel in/out
Not a huge amount of variety of societies. Lots of sports but not of interest to me
Counselling services are really good, if a bit long to wait for. Tutors can be quite helpful but I wouldn't say they all are. Feedback on work is helpful
Poor. Wouldn't recommend the university at all. Lack of support from personal tutor was the biggest fault. Could live without everything else. Wouldn't recommend halls either. Was put with 2 third years so didn't make friends.
Work placement yes but is a legal requirement. Nothing else.
Liked - placement Disliked - constant cancelling of lectures
Never saw them
Wasn't aware of any on health campus all the other side of Birmingham at City centre
Tutor poor, in first year very active then when support was needed he didn't respond to email Councilling was amazing.