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I absolutely love the place and all it stands for. If I had my way, I would never leave! As a mature student, returning to education after an office based career, it has changed my life very much for the better. I have more confidence in myself and my own abilities than I have ever had. The course was not easy and I have never worked so hard on so many things at once, but all the hard work leads to huge satisfaction upon completion of it. A degree course is not for the faint hearted - you get out what you put in! I have nothing to compare Bishop Burton College with, I just know that I loved it and can’t wait to start my third year.
My degree course has been career focussed all the way through, whatever career choice is finally chosen. The Careers department is also available to give any extra advice.
The best thing about how the course was taught was that the tutors were really interested and enthusiastic about their subjects. They also made time to go over the same information again and again if there was something I didn’t understand first time around.. There was always time to arrange a personal tutorial too. Creativity was always encouraged and applauded where necessary. There was nothing I didn’t like about the way the course was taught - I just felt lucky to be a part of it.
The facilities at Bishop Burton are fabulous. Everything I have needed has been available or alternatives found. The surroundings are beautiful, there are good places to eat, superb transport facilities at reasonable prices and a stacked library. The tutors are committed to providing their students with all they need to succeed.
Faultless. Everything is made available- if you need and ask for help, it is given, either by tutors or college counselling staff. All the staff I encountered just wanted to help students do the best they possibly could.
I absolutely loved it. As a mature student returning to education, I found settling back into acaedemic work challenging but I was supported so much by all my tutors that helped.
Access to seminars and workshops to learn new transferable skills, like setting up your own business. Opportunity to undertake additional course and exams relating to the Equine Industry.
Most- Opportunity for practical demonstrations and lessons, applying the theory. Least- some lecturers lacking industry experience
Fantastic facilities. Large arena, science lab and ample scientific technologies.
Very good, plenty of support with work, emotional well being and future.
An excellent experience of college based university. The staff from the start have been very supportive and helped in meeting my academic potential. The opportunities across the college have allowed me to take on theory and apply in work based settings. The knowledge and skills of the staff are exceptional.
A variety of internships that allowed us as students to gain a range of work experience. Tutors hold a wider range of applied knowledge and share experience which help in developing our employability skills.
The delivery of a wide range of modules that offered insight and scope for future employment. Tutors designed lectures and seminars to maximise research and task-based skills. Very hands on to allow problem solving and independence.
A great variety of facilities to aid learning. Excellent opportunities to coach and observe academy football, rugby and netball.
Throughout my studies the tutor offered a supportive network which gave me confidence and the necessary skills to maximise my academic potential. The staff throughout the college are extremely professional and offer expert knowledge.
My experience so far Has been great. I enjoyed both lecturers and practicals. Facilities are great and personal is great! Practicals are very interesting and homework is fair
College gives ideas and support students with help. Also regarding work placements college suggests and advices places where to go
The most ‘modules are very interesting and lecturers are of high standard’ The least ‘lectures are taught from a power point instead of interacting with students’
Facilities are unbelievable! And this makes the experience even better.
Feedback are on time and explanatory.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in regards to both study and student life. I would recommend Bishop Burton to other future students as they would be supported and encouraged throughout their studies.
They promote our employability by emailing us possible job opportunities that we would be eligible for. There is a useful careers officer within Bishop who is easy to contact and is willing to help us with emails to employers. The trips we have been on are also a useful tool that has been utilised to aid in our transferable skills for future employment.
I like that Bishop utilise multiple learning tools such as group, single learning, debates and practicals. My least favourite way the course is taught is if a lesson is predominantly powerpoint.
I believe that the facilities are extremely good, as the library is well stocked and the quiet study areas allow for focused study.
As a dyslexic student I believe that the support for the learning difficultys is brilliant, they are understanding and easy to work with. All tutors are very willing to provide adequate feedback and advice with assignments if I find that i struggle with aspects of it.
Amazing. I began as a mature student with little confidence but it changed my life. I was very sad to leave at the end of my five years. This is a place that will remain in my heart forever.
Every module handbook lists specific employment links. Very often, it is discussed how the theory may relate to the real world. This is expected in assignments.
I did part-time. Most lectures were live online. This suited me very much as I needed to continue full-time employment. There are also block weeks where you go to the college for practicals. I still very much felt like I was part of the college.
Brilliant facilities, including 3 restaurants, Science labs, stables and a mini zoo
Fantastic. Problems were always dealt with. I felt able to discuss feedback with lecturers.
I have loved my time at Bishop burton, it's been fun and creative in an amazing place to learn, I have had to the opportunity to enter Harrogate flower show, create some amazing flower designs and meet some friends I will keep in contact with for ever, as an older student I was apprehensive about going back into education but it's been amazing, I have a degree and working towards my BA which I never thought I would achieve.
My course has a business section which I believe is great in helping getting a job and building a business
All units are interesting and taught well but there could be more creating topics
Excellent library, food facilities and university facilities.
Lots of feedback from tutors, plenty of one on one time to discuss any issues. Counselling is quick to be seen and very helpful
I have throughly enjoyed the time i spent at bishop burton and believe that although there are a few things i would like to improve i wouldn't have chosen another university to study at
There is necessary work experience you have to do both years which gives you skills and knowledge employer's want. As well as taking an employment skills module in first year which is really helpful
I liked that we had a large variety of modules and options of what to study which allows you to find out where your true passion lies. The only negative is that there was a lot less practical elements to the course than i expected especially for a vocational degree
The campus overall was very nice with lots of facilities for both leasure and learning. Only negative is a lot of the HE only spaces were old and run down
I never had any huge issues with support but some lectures are very caring and will help as much as needed with assignment work. Student supprt was also fantastic with helping me when i had issues with my student loan
the tutors are very experienced and knowledgeable so can help you a lot. the course is great for committed students and it provides you with a lot of opportunities to learn about your interests.
as an msc student we dont do work placements etc
it is up to us to do the work, the teachers dont nag you all the time
they have good facilities, everything needed for the course
takes a while for them to email back sometimes but they have always been helpful
I am very pleased to be studying at Bishop Burton as it is a very relaxed environment and a comfortable place to learn. As my course if fully assignment based, it has helped a lot in not having stress and anxiety over exams. The animal unit is fantastic and we as students are lucky to get to work with and learn about a large range of species.
The module Academic Research and Professional Skills has prepared us for moving onto the next level of university. There is also a module where we are taught Employment Skills within the Industry which will increase our employability. We will also study Business, related to the animal industry, which will provide us with the knowledge for after our degree. In level 4, 76 hours of work experience is required, this helps us get a feel for what it will be like to work within the industry.
There are multiple tutors that can provide array of information and educational methods which ensures in-depth learning. However, some lessons are too long, making it hard to keep concentration.
We have access to a well equipped library and 24 hour access to the University Centre. The animal unit within the college has a fantastic variety of unique animals. Whether you’re working indoors or outdoors, there are plenty of exciting animals to learn about.
We are given formative feedback for each assignment, 2 weeks prior to the hand in date. This is extremely helpful as it lets you know if you’re on the right track. The bursary and hardship fund have been very helpful throughout university.