1st year was good, some issues with understanding content which were sorted promptly by the relevant lecturers however some feedback I took offence to but was investigated thoroughly.
Careers team are available via email and telephone, they run workshops to improve CV and LinkedIn profiles, placements are available to all undergraduate students. IT workshops are well run, increase transferable skills and help enhance CVS further by providing Microsoft Office Specialist Certificates.
The industrial experience the lecturers bring is insightful and allow for cooperation between students and the agencies lecturers used to work for, increasing job prospects. However, some lecturers could interact more with students.
Feedback tool is easy to access and understand, feedback is responded to later in the year and outcomes reflect the quality of the feedback. Student centre is well thought-out with all required facilitie.
Facilities mimic workplace environment, allowing for access/practice with industry standard equipment, enabling the improvement of relevant skills.
Very good mix, catering for all interests.
Feedback from assignments is comprehensive and areas of improvement are easily identified. AskBU services are useful if required and the staff are eager to listen and assist where possible.
Appalling. Would shut down the whole university if I could. No better than A level standard. Must lecturers unqualified to teach what they are supposed to. The University offers substantial fee discounts because noone would come here otherwise.
The teachers were Marxists and refused to allow class discussion if you disagreed with their views. They marked down papers from people who didn't agree with them.
SUBU is nice and support staff very helpful
It's okay. Close to Winton and a bus runs to Bournemouth regularly
Very little support. Weymouth house rooms for dialogue with tutors tiny. Impossible to speak to tutors impress prearranged weeks in advance.
Very good but the strikes have limited term time which is difficult as we stop learning certain topics. Our tutors are helpful and have felt comfortable emailing them when I need extra help or have concerns which is nice as I didn’t think university would be that personal but it’s nice.
We have career center and lots of lectures on placements and part time jobs to help us
I like that we are left and treated like adults to do our own research. But at the beginning they could have given us more help with assignments as because of strikes this was difficult
We have student reps to get our voice heard as well as have student union leaders to help make changes at the uni
Very good study rooms and library is good with lots of silent study rooms and floors for group work and solo work. Also have lots of areas for socialising
Yes, About a mile from town center of Bournemouth and 5 miles from Poole town
Loads of societies for everything!
There is lots of help available with student support in social areas and the people here can help point you in the direction of help you need for counselling or if you need to speak to tutors
So far my experience has been very pleasant. I have enjoyed my courses, the surroundings, and the structure of the course very much. I also like the small size of our group, which makes studying much more interactive and everyone seems to learn much more in the small groups.
Personally, my professors have been helpful in terms of providing information where/what companies we could apply for as well as providing guest lectures from different companies and fields.
I like the 3 days a week pattern, which allows us to focus fully on one subject per day. It also enables working independently from home or wherever multiple times a week, which I like as I can focus better at home sometimes.
Seems to be working well.
The condition of the university differs between buildings. Some are in great conditions, whereas others are pretty old. The shops and cafeteria are great, as well as the different working areas around campus.
Yes. I am able to walk to BU and grocery stores are quite closeby as well.
It seems that there are various options, however I am not interested them myself, hence I do not know.
I have gotten great amount of feedback from tutors, which has been very helpful. I have also gotten great guidance and quick responses from the BU help desk.
It has been good. There is a good selection of clubs and societies. The uni facilities are good if you make the most of them. I'd tell new students to sign up for everything and make the most of it.
Lecturers are very friendly
Yes 10 min walk
My uni experience has been really good. I would recommend getting the work done as soon as possible so that you have time to make new friends and have the best experience possible without having to worry about your workload. Don't leave it to the last minute!
Our degree had a mandatory year placement which has helped me a great deal in deciding what my plans are for the future. I really enjoyed this. Our careers helps a little bit but not a lot. I also found that we were very much left in the dark to find a placement ourselves with little to no help.
I like the course although I think we should be able to pick options sooner as I feel like I have learnt topics that I will never need to know again.
Our SUBU has not enough seats for the space it has available. It is a nice place to sit and work but when there has been lots more halls there is now no more seats when you need one.
All in all they are good. However, as there have been a multitude of halls erected over the past 2 years there are now a great deal more students coming to uni here. Our library, SUBU and Fusion building are overcrowded leaving no space for working. Especially being 4th year, this has been hard. We thought that the new building would accommodate more working spaces which it has, but there is a great deal of empty space where chairs and tables could be placed for working. The library is the worst place to work as there are never any seats for final year students that actually need to access the libary.
It has a high street nearby but not close enough to pop to at lunch. The accomodation for 2nd - 4th year students is fine but halls is all the way in town and only accessible via bus but that runs frequently.
We have a great deal of sports. The only thing I would like to see is BUSnowriders being accepted more into the uni as it has a very large following with no access to the uni society events.
There is help when you need it by emailing the relevant person.
Have loved it, the first year was harder than I thought in terms of settling in and finding my place but now it is my favourite place to be and i don't want to leave this year!
We had to complete a work placement for our course which has helped me in lots of ways and there are always careers talks going on and people we can speak to.
Enthusiastic and knowledgable lecturers always willing to help but, there is not enough contact time.
Very good but sometimes not enough seating.
Yes! Although, it is a 10 minute drive from the centre of Bournemouth, whereas the 1st year halls are located nearer town.
Massive selection and fairly easy to get involved.
Very good, especially in terms of counselling.
Very happy , excited to continue studying into my third year after having a year out in industry for a placement opportunity. A tip would be to make full use of the library and other resources
Always adding new transferable skills
Very informative but can be sometimes not very useful
I work for the student union and I believe it has some of the best facilities around
Very new and useful
Only a 10minute walk away , easy to get to
Wide variety of clubs and societies
I haven’t experienced the personal counselling however I’ve heard good things and the academic tutors are very helpful
It's been great, I have learned so much and have had so much hands on experience with equipment as well as being given opportunities in media. The lecturers have provided so much support and interest.
Brings in guest speakers who work in the industry as well as the lectures being those who have worked in media
I like how open and engaging the course is but I don't like how fast paced the unit goes
Great student union
It only takes me 10 minutes by bus to get to university and the buses are frequent
Bournemouth university has a wide variety of societies to join and they allow you to create your own
Personal support is great
As a final year student I have seen a fair bit of change to the university and they have taken onboard student opinion. I think the university needs to work on students opinions of lecturers as to why we have preference of certain lecturers.
100% of students in employment a year after university for my course. Career advice and events are brilliant.
The use of Brightspace for discussion boards and materials is used well. Lecture rooms can be quite bad, difficult to hear lecturers who sometimes do not record lectures. Need all lecturers to have PowerPoints and record. Need more contact hours.
Campaigning is pushing too many modern day problems. Seems too over the top with Racial Equality etc that the SU has lost the basics of social events. Needs better management
Reasonable facilities in regards to books and computers available. Badly worked space for desks in the new buildings and computer desks are too low (bashing knees against the undercarriage).
Brilliant for second year accommodation and easily accessible for halls with the bus. Slightly out of town but the buses are great so not an issue.
Loads of societies to get involved in and sports, advertised well at freshers fair.
Easily accessible support services on campus. Probably should be advertised differently.