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.
I’ve loved it, socially it has been awesome with a great group of friends around me through living in. Academically I’ve found myself constantly improving and being challenged by the assignments and exams set but also learning more than I ever expected too and I feel set up to go out into the big wide world of work with enough experience
By giving us practical experience, and assignments and exams which relate to real life work experiences
Varied amount of practical and theoretical lectures to keep us engaged but also enable us to gain experience using the facilities. Sometimes lectures are purely just students listening to lecturers read off the board which can be difficult to learn anything from.
Excellent practical facilities with outstanding arenas and therapy equipment. Classrooms have recently been kitted out with new chairs so comfy suitable seating along with the newly decorated lounge.
Tutors are excellent with supporting us through the course, helping us in anyway possible. Sometimes it can be frustrating when emails take two weeks to be replied too. Personal support could be better, when I had an experience with it I wasn’t too impressed however I know others who have had a lot of help and it’s really benefited them
Overall my experienced with the university has been good. There will always be a part of any university that you don’t like for example the accommodation buildings have to be emptied twice a year which means that within 9 months you will ave to move out 3 times. However the head of my course and other lecturers within my course have been amazing. They are always pushing you to be the best and inspire future generations. I’m very proud to have been a student at Bishop Burton and think anybody looking to go into Animal welfare, training, behaviour or conservation should definitely consider a place at bishop Burton.
The lecturers within my course have focused my attention on the transferable skills I’m learning to my end career goal. I have not spoken directly with the careers department (if we even have one)as my lecturers have given me all the advice and guidance I’ve needed to help shape the future career I want. They have also made sure that I am comfortable with my work placement and that it will further help me grow and develop as a student.
The thing I like the most about the way my course is taught is that most lecturers will always make sure that you have full understanding of the topic before moving on. However, some teaching styles e.g 70 page slideshows where the lecturer just talks over it, is not the teaching style I find to be helpful or efficient. As a hands on learner I find working on the animal unit or group discussions in class is the best way my course is taught.
Personally I find the college facilities to be very high quality. The university centre is very modern and welcoming. The library has helpful staff and so far all the books I’ve needed have been available to me. The animal unit accompanies my lectures very effectively and allows for hands on learning.
The support offered by the college is great both academically and personally. Unless your asking for advice on money, but they are working to develop this further.
For college, Bishop Burton was pretty good For university I was counting down the days till I could get the hell out of there, really wouldn't recommend it whatsoever unless you know you'll never have any problems with anything, pretty much just bad as a university, surprised they were even allowed to be one
Some opportunities to explore careers but there's only a small range and each career event tends to have the same 5 or 6 companies every time
The teaching is easy to follow and can be made interesting at times but sometimes the teachers barely understand the topic themselves and reply on a PowerPoint to teach
Fairly good facilities for Equine, otherwise rather basic and a bit tatty
Academic feedback is on time and useful Personal feedback is horrendous, very little care for students whatsoever, do the absolute bare minimum, treat you like absolute rubbish, I've had a terrible experience there, the only slight redeeming factor is the fact that the health and welfare officer is okay and the councelling is kinda good for coping with things but cannot do anything about solving a situation that made you need them in the first place i.e bullying