My university experience so far has been excellent. As well as being enjoyable and interesting, the courses I have undertaken so far have provided me with a sense of fulfilment and are preparing me to advance onto a degree level in the near future.
The college aims to increase students employability by providing a level of education that is satisfactory with all employers. They offer a number of services to provide students with the best opportunities to get the break into employment that they so desire. In addition to this the course structures are designed to give students transferable skills, making them more desirable to a broader range of employers upon completion of their chosen course.
The things i like most about how the course is taught are: - Lectures are often interactive, giving me the opportunity to join in and give my own views on the subject matter. - As it is a HE course, the element of self study provides me with the chance to perform backgroud research and delve deeper into subjects to improve my understanding. - The course is taught at a University standard in order to fully prepare students for their advancement onto undergraduate Degrees. There are not many things i dislike about the way the course is taught, however there are some elements/subjects within the course that I have not covered previously. I would prefer to have a tutorial session scheduled for each of the subjects as a means of extending learning hours and receiving more one to one support from lecturers.
I am not personally involved with the student union. The main reason for this is when I attend college on a day release basis, I invest 100% of my time into my course and personal development, therefore I do not believe that I would have the time to get involved with the student union or any activities that may be organised by them.
The facilities at Bridgend college are excellent.
Although Bridgend is not considered a city, it is a rather built up area. There are a number of shops closeby for students who enjoy to venture out during their breaks, as well as having good acces to public transport links. There are also a number of places close to the college for students to buy food, although the college does have a canteen of its own for those who prefer to remain on campus throughout the day. All in all I believe Bridgend college is rather well situated to suit most students needs.
I am not involved in any clubs or societies for the same reason I am not involved with the students union whereby I invest 100% of my time into my course (as I only attend college on a day release basis). Unfortunately I am unable to comment on the clubs and societies.
The support offered by the College is excellent. The tutors are always willing to review work, provide feedback, invest additional time into questions/topics that students fail to understand, etc. As for personal reasons such as counselling, I have not had a reason to seek such support therefore I am unable to comment, however the lecturers are also excellent at demonstrating flexibility and support to accomodate personal and extenuating circumstances.
I absolutely love Uni and am glad I took the l ap from years of employment to fulfill my goals and achieve in something I have a huge passion for. I have met good friends, furthered my knowledge and gain more experience in areas I need to cover within my career prospects.
Yes, they help facilitate apprenticeships, training and work placement on and off campus.
I like the flexibility towards my home life as I am a mature student and mother of 4 children. I feel supported in my learning and the lecturers are always happy to help should I need it.
Student union do an amazing job working hard for students to reach their potential and help give support to students.
Vibrant, busy and friendly with good access links and great retail establishments.
I don’t partake in any, however they have a reputation for being inclusive and friendly
We receive great support from all staff members, and the counselling services are very good.
Wish I’d gone and done the course full-time at a main uni site. It’s convenient, that’s the plus point. It’s not really a uni experience, but for the same money.
Love the small cohort and amazing accessibility of tutors. Facilities at the college are basic, as are extra curricular activities such as networking. Feel like there’s a real them/us divide between those of us doing the course here v the main USW campus.
Doesn’t have one
Bridgend facilities are basic and I don’t really feel like I could go and use the ones at USW
Ha ha ha. Bridgend?
Tutors are fabulously accessible and very professional.
I am extremely pleased with my experience. Better than I thought it would be. It has been great being able to access the PGCE course in such a local place. I feel welcomed, supported and respected by the students and staff.
By developing my career with the skills acquired from the course
The venue, the professional and knowledgable tutors. Good support and clear guidelines given
Venue for training has good parking, library and refreshments.
I am not involved as a part time mature student
Tutors are very accessible in their office or via email. Feedback for presentations and assignments is clear and structured. They are available with support and guidance at most times of the day.
I have had a really good university experience so far and am glad I chose to do it part time as I am able to manage work, uni and home life. I have been able to work around everything and balance things well.
I like that it is provided in the evenings so I can work full time and also study. The lecturers have also been very understand and supportive. Possibly allow people the option to choose the days as I sometimes find it hard doing 2 days with one being at the end of the week.
I don't really get involved as I only attend two evenings a week and am not quite sure what is going on.
The facilities are good, however, food choices are very limited by the time I attend as it is the end of the day. Sometimes, after working I am quite hungry but end up going somewhere before coming to university.
Not available, as I do not really access the clubs and societies.
Academically the support I have been given is amazing. The lecturers are very supportive and are very intellectual with there knowledge and will happily help where they can. They have accomadated me well, as I am pregnant and have been understanding when I have felt tired. Personally I have not accessed any support but know that the lecturers or college will be able to point me in the right direction if I need it.
I feel this course was the correct path to further my studies and am enjoying what the course offers. The workload is balanced well and teaching is helpful to class discussions.
As part of the course, I am required to complete 300 hours of placement in a childcare or education setting, this allows me to gain valuable experience and build relationships with settings.
I like that tutors are willing to help and support you even through other issues in life such as mental health. I don't feel there are any negative viewpoints on the course or teaching.
I have no idea what this is however have received emails about this in the past. I do not use this as I don't feel it is relevant to my course or study.
I find that the facilities are good, however the library and coffee shop close earlier than our finishing time. this sometimes causes inconveniences.
As my university is placed in my hometown, I don't feel the need to venture out as there's nothing different to what I'm used to.
The Support given by tutors and staff is amazing, throughout the years I have attended the campus I have received support from well-being and through assignments.
I feel we pay a significant cost in comparison to what we get for our money in relation to facilities and resources.
We are taught transferable skills however there is poor opportunity for career advice.
Majority of staff effectively teach their subject area there are occasions teaching can be less effective.
Know little about it
Poor library service and catering facilities
It’s set in a town
Dependant on tutor
I have been very pleased and happy with my experience. The work has been intense, as I expected it would be but the workload itself was not too demanding meaning that all assignments and course work were completed on time to a high standard.
My uni has provided me with the skills necessary to be an effective team player, to maintain positivity during stressful periods and to produce the highest standard of work required by the new career path I have decided to take
The fact that the lecturers have a positive and relaxed feel to their lectures and lessons whilst maintaining control of the session so as the learners know what is expected of them in order to achieve the highest grade possible by the end of the course.
The students’ union is very approachable when needed. Even if they appear very busy at the point of contact, they make the time to sit a listen to any questions or problems.
The facilities at the Uni are very good. The WiFi tends to be a little inconsistent but I feel that may be due to the campus location. Despite this the Uni have worked on and are still working on it to ensure that all learners can have internet access when required.
The city is very good with multiple food outlets to choose from and good variety of retail stores to choose from, ranging from budget to more high end providing people with a very good range of options and choice.
Very similar to the Students’ Union, the Uni staff always make sure they are available at point of contact and if they cannot give you an appropriate answer there and then, they work hard to make sure they get back to you ASAP. The staff that I personally have contact with operate an open door policy to ensure that their learners’ needs are always met.
Love it and i am furthering my studies by doing a top up year in carmathan. There need to be more on sight livestock for practicals Facilities shouod be availible to agriculture students
I love the course Lectures are really good and really care Theres no job opportunity or supprt
No involved as there is no union on my campus
Not very good Theres no common room No IT rooms in the agriculture block
There arent any
Very good for lectures No personal councilling
My experience so far has been more than what I expected. I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at university and will be disappointed to leave. The tutors have been very knowledgeable and supporting. The course has been very beneficial towards opening doors of opportunity in the future.
Work placements have been offered. A variety of different employability skills have also been taught.
Intimate class sizes with knowledgeable tutors. Some facilities are not available on campus.
Not involved with student union as it is at a different campus.
Although the facilities available are good, there could be some improvement.
Does not apply to me.
I am part of a Young Farmers Club which I thoroughly enjoy.
Support is very good as the classes are very small and intimate. Support is always on offer.