I've really enjoyed my time at Blackburn College University Centre and although I'm looking forward to completing my course in the next few months I will really miss the place.
Careers guidance available, work placements arranged where the course requires.
Supportive tutors deliver interesting lectures. Staff are approachable and will find time to give additional guidance if asked. I'm very much enjoying the course although it is very hard.
Well appointed workshops, classrooms with reasonable IT provision. Library has laptop computers that can be signed out by students as well as desktop computers. Online digital library available as well as hard copy literature. Canteen serves nice food on site.
My needs have been met and students I know who have had more serious issues have been able to seek and receive support and guidance from staff. Senior management are also approachable; the Head of School for my learning area made herself available to discuss concerns I had which came as a surprise. Even the Dean will quite happily stop for a word. Overall a happy environment to learn in.
I have completed level 2, 3, in mechanical and electrical then FdEng Mechanical and now I am finishing my Beng(Hons) Mechanical top-up year, I can proudly say that I spend many fulltime years here at the campus where I would like to mention that I haven't had a single incident where I have to say it is not safe for student or I had to call security or management. everything goes so well which I never even thought of, guys this is my review based on truly mine experience and I truly believe that by telling false statements it could affect the student's future. I would like to give 5 stars to Blackburn College because they give me the opportunity and supported me all the way where I can say I am a qualified Mechanical Engineer. A would like to say big Thankyou to Blackburn College management and staff.
I have learned teamwork, communication skills, how to present slides of my work on screen, front of tutors and students with confidence and a smile, however, I learned all this through different projects and task given by tutors and also working in Blackburn college mechanical workshop as work placement, I learn how to draw and read mechanical and electrical drawing on a piece of paper to AutoCAD and NI-multisim. I am proudly saying that my friends are from Blackburn college working in the Engineering industry with big names such as BAE, Rolls Royce, National Rail on Apprenticeship and on graduation schemes. I am proud to say that I am a student at Blackburn college because whatever I have learned from this college makes me confident enough that I am ready to work in the industry without fear that might my employer ask me a question what have you learn from the university?
Classroom sizes are small which means that the teacher has more time to pay more attention to all the students individually and go that extra mile for them to support them emotionally and mentally. this is a very good advantage and not many universities have that as it can lead to a successful career and can help achieve goals.
I am enjoying studying at Blackburn college especially mechanical workshop where I have work with top-end machinery while I am on my course. The machines that i am using are includes CNC Hass machining center, CNC plasma, laser cutter, manual lathe, and milling machines, High-quality 3d printers such as unlimaker3+. I am writing this review because I am enjoying not just looking at the machine I am now able to generate codes for CNC machines such as Dxf, STL files with Auto cad package including Fusion 360 and Inventer, which I never heard in my life before, thank you Blackburn college for all the support over the years.
Blackburn college tutors have supported me and keep me going at one point I was thinking to leave the course of my problems where I was emotionally disturbed and living in a shared house. they support me to organize my time wisely and be more focused on what you have than what you have lost, a bit of talk with tutor made a positive effect in my life, thank you Blackburn College.
Very poor. Lecturers more interested in their social lives than teaching the degree. Some lecturers are learning themselves. They probably only been hired because friends with the management's team. The university centre will hire anyone who is unqualified. You probably don't even need a degree to teach on many of their degrees they are like college qualifications. Very poor and lecturers don't know how to speak to students. Rude and self centred. I do not recommend this university. Find a better university. Place needs shutting down.
Course content is very poor any on the course do not have previous qualifications. Many without job at the end of their degree. Degree with no future career. Very poor.
Nothing. Lecturers often more interested in going to smoke and cutting lessons short. Also I have seen some lecturers smoking with students. Very unprofessional. Not a university they have degrees that are not worth anything. They seem to make opinions of students and don't respect them.
The facilities are poor. Lecturers lack knowledge and are still doing their studies as have stated themselves. Some students are more qualified than the lecturers. Very poor environment. They is often alot of poorly behaved lecturers and often many lecturers don't show respect towards students.
Academic support is very poor. Tutors are not qualified in degrees and are just assistants. Lessons are boring and they add lessons since many lecturers are bored and have nothing to do. They have many students who leave. Fake degrees.
Worst university. Staff are rude and often interested in themselves. They do not are of students failed. University library times are to short. Lecturers with bad attitude and more interested in gossiping. The level of teaching is very worrying at the university they never teach to further your grades but talk about other things which are not relevant to the work. Lessons often cut short so that they can go have a tea break. Staff off sick. lecturers have favourites. Biased markers. Many students leave due to poor teaching and staff are often late to lessons. They will take on anyone so that they the university is still running. Too may issues at this university. Overall the university environment is very toxic and standards of teaching are very poor. They cheat students into getting money off them. Do not study at a university that has poor teaching. Joke of a university.
The university centre at blackburn college has poor standards of teaching and their degrees are not degrees simply a way of getting students to study with no future career. They have lied about what their degrees lead to. Unqualified staff members. Staff are often rude and bad mannered. They do not teach degrees by Lancaster university none of their degrees are being taught at Lancaster university . They are liars. They are students who have do not have gcse on the degree courses. They don't find work placements for you. Your probably going to be working and earning the same when you leave. Many staff have a bad attitude and are always looking down at students. Many students are failing their modules or are resitting. Lazy staff who are often off sick. The modules are more like level 3 standard work not degree level. It is a failing university.
The course content is really poor. Staff on the degree are often off sick leading students to fail. Lecturers favour students and often give low marks on assignments. They enjoy failing students and rude comments made by them show that they lack knowledge of the course and many don't have qualified degree, probably got into the lecturer job because they close connections with the managers. The university is known lazy staff and degrees that would not lead to proper jobs in the future. PowerPoints are boring, Staff are often more interested in gossiping than teaching students. This university is more of a primary school than a university.
The university facilities are poor. No degree level books more college books. Library is small with not enough computers old computers. They need more books. Their moodle is often down which does not allow access to resources. The university has many other issues. The building is often unsafe with many bad behaved people. Unprofessional staff. Some staff have no manners and are disrespectful, but that is normal at the college and university. It is no wonder many students leave the university. Overall facilities are very poor.
Academic progress for students is very poor. PowerPoints are not uploaded. Staff make excuses to why work is given late. They often more interested in planning for their holiday than their are teaching their students. Too much gossiping and lack of focus on education. They also seem to lack knowledge non of the lecturers are qualified and have not had any experience working in sector. Lecturers often rude and snappy. They also make rude comments to students. They have a high drop out rate. The university is known for useless admin staff who often slam the phones down and don't know what's going on. Tutors do not offer any help with assignments and their modules are useless and made up. I would recommend students to avoid this university and go to university that cares about students. They do not respond to emails and only reply to students they like. They only want your money. Many course are often taken off as they don't have many students on the course. There is a lot of cheating happening at this university. The degree course are more hobby course. The university has hobby courses and degrees with no career. Lancaster university needs to get involved and question the standard of teaching. The feedback provided on assignments is often done by lecturers who are close friends with each other which shows that they often mark students down on assignments. Unprofessional staff. Staff do not care if students fail, they only interested in gaining something for themselves for their petty attitude. The university overall has a very bad mannered lecturers. Overall academic is poor and there is often bad language used in class and outside of class by lecturers, the university seems to allow this kind of behaviour. Worst university.
It has been a wonderful journey and hopefully I can continue and progress further for post-graduate study. The college is a good location and convenient for me as a parent.
I am studying my Social Sciences degree at Blackburn College. The staff are highly intelligent and very knowledgeable in their area of expertise. The staff are always available via phone or email and are approachable for when you need help. This demonstrates their willingness to help their students. The Social Sciences staff are a fantastic group, who want what is best for their students and this is evident through the high grades I have achieved at this College. The college feels like a family, and we are a close knit community as the classes are small and everyone is willing to help each other. The smaller classes allow you to ask for one on one help and get sole attention from your tutor which you may not get elsewhere. The university is close to home and as a mum, it is convenient for when I have to make school runs. The staff have motivated me to work hard and gain knowledge and these are the skills I hope to pass down to my children. I will hopefully study further for my Masters degree on the same campus and hope to do my PGCE in the near future.
I am happy with everything on this course. The modules are interesting and the tutors knowledge makes them more enjoyable.
The facilities are acceptable.. however could be put in place
I have received immense support from all different tutors and it has helped me improve my grades.. the personal support and help has helped me in my journey on achieving the social sciences degree.
Not bad not sure
The way the lectures present the work
Very good from tutors
DO NOT APPROVE Poor. Staff are bullies and nasty. Rude and nasty lectureres. Many staff are not qualified. We all know they get their jobs from being palls with the management. Awful lectureres who shouldn't teach at the college.
Staff are lazy on the social care practices foundation degree. They have favourite students. Tutors often off sick. No one to.one support with coursework. Lecturers rude and bad mannered. They ignore you when you ask for help. Some make offensive comments in class. Very poor.
The course is poorly run. Management's clearly don't care. They hire staff that dont care about students. We know that university is independent study but should be willing to explain things. Some lecturers are nasty.
Poor. Not enough books in the library. No computers that work. Students are often late to classes and staff are the same. They just wonder around. One lecturer on the course is nasty and a bully. They continously makes nasty comments to students in class.
Lectureres and tutors just don't care. They ignore when you ask for help. Don't answer emails. Some are very rude and confrontational. One person who teaches on the degree course is known for being rude and putting students down all. What a nasty person. Alot of favourtism goes on. Management's really don't care. Some lecturers enjoy gossiping like little children. Awful university. Staff are known to make insulting comments to students. Poor university and full of staff that dont care about students education. Lecturers are bullies.
DO NOT APPROVE Overall poor. Lecturers are bullies and rude to students. They are unhelpful and rude. Lecturers have favourites. When you ask questions about the coursework they ignore you. No help is provided.
Poor lecturers. Always late. Assignments coursework is handed in two months after. Lectured often off sick. 9,250 a year to be taught by small minded intellects who don't even have a phd in subject they teach. One to one help is never given. Student support is a shambles. The lecturers are very disorganised. Poor university.
Nothing. No help given. Lecturers have favourites disgusting.
Not enough books in the library. Library staff rude and unhelpful. Not enough computers. Old computers that are very slow. Many lecturers are rude and disrespectful and confrontational.
Nothing. No support. Students are left on their own. All lecturers on this course are poor. I have seen a lecturer of poor quality shout at students as if it was a pupil at high school and this behaviour seems to be acceptable. The staff concern has not been hold accountable by management and behaves in a way as they can do what they like. They are a disgusting lecturer why management let them teach the degree. The person who teaches on this degree is rude. The university should get rid of them. The person is a bully. Get rid of her.
Poor. Not a very safe place to study. The university centre is not safe too many gangs. People often shouting. Poor. Overall very poor. Staff are often confrontational and rude.
Poor university with unqualified lecturers. Lecturers are disrespectful.
Nothing. Very poor. All poor revies are correct. Lecturers do not help student achieve higher than a pass mark. Where is my tuition fees going ?!!!
Poor. Not enough computers. Computers that are broken and very slow. Not enough books on the library.
No support for students are left on their own. The lecturers cant even spare five minutes. They only help students that they want to help.
Overall very poor. Disrespectful lecturers. They are insulting and bad mannered and put students down alot especially in coursework. Disgraceful. How you get good reviews. Very poor. The management team at the university should be ashamed of themselves.
Worst university ever. Bums on seats Uni. They really don't care about students they just want your money. They don't really take notice if your there or not so long as you get good grades. Lecturers are nasty and spiteful. Not even qualified to teach don't even have phds degree. Some don't even have a masters degree. They constantly ask for tuition money when it's already been paid. Disgusting people. It's all about the money not about the education the staff can come across quite rude and full of themselves. This university should be shut down. The staff don't care about the students education. Fail to respond to emails. Many staff often off sick. There's alot of plagiarism and favourtism that goes on but as usual the university will deny it. Avoid.
Staff often off sick. High staff turnover. Lecturers rude and bad mannered. Management dont really care. The lecturers were always making excuses when students ask for help in coursework.
Very poor . Not enough computers and books. Most times the campus isn't safe. Alot of gangs.
Academic is very poor. Lectures can't even spare five minutes. It's a problem on many courses. Lancaster university needs to check the degrees.