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All things considered, I think that my university has dealt very well with the uncertainty of online university during a pandemic. Some lecturers have been better than others but all have been willing to take our comments on board to try and improve our online experience.
The best way to put it it has changed my life . I was a very spoiled girl with a list of dreams . I am an independent woman studying through her wild always evolving dreams
Online/ in class research phd
Augustine house is the best for any service you need
I don’t think mental health is at all a necessity or a priority here though the administration is very supportive
The organisation is so poor. It's so stressful. The communication is poor, we get alerts but things aren't properly explained and then the organisers are had to contact. Nothing is arranged on time, and when it is it's a complete mess with our tutors. The only thing well organised was our uniform collection.
Some good training (simulation suites) and some good placement opportunities - but poorly organised.
The tutor contact is fickle... the online resources are also fickle. We don't get access to half of the resources we need because of COVID. The online systems (blackboard mostly) are messy, hard to navigate, and often flat out don't work or don't update. What is wanted of us is never clearly explained, they even changed our summative assignment question a WEEK before it was due because it 'wasn't worded right', but they never told us in the months prior to this that we were writing it. What is expected in academic writing is never clearly explained. The organisation is AWFUL. we found out our placement locations one day before we were due to go... Most placements I've spoken to say it's a nightmare trying to organise anything with CCCU because they don't get their act together. One told me they flat out 'refuse' to take CCCU students anymore because of the tutor/organisational poor timekeeping, contact and organisation as a whole. I would NOT pay £10grand a year to go here, it is a mess.
COVID has impacted this and we don't actually have time to participate.
Great library (that we can't use because of COVID), cool buildings, great simulation suite.
Nothing much because of COVID really.
They claim t's there, but if you request it it takes months to hear anything, and nothing is clearly explained.
quite good, I made lots of friends and the uni building are great. such a shame my second and third year has gone so fast and in lockdown. but my first year was awesome and finding the perfect balance between my studies and having fun has been amazing. I really have had a good time. Canterbury is a beautiful city too.
I do not know third year and still waiting for someone to give us the internships and schemes talk.
it is great university and you learn a lot. The only reason why people do no make the most out of it, it is because they would rather go out and have fun and forget why they are even there in first place. Everyone is very nice and they are always willing to help. Th only issue I see is the lack of information towards opportunities for students. Nobody bothers to tell you anything they expect student to do It instead of providing good support system and background.
very clean and with plenty of storage.
I love the sports centre
full of fun actives if you want to engage
Very poor, I would change if another uni offered my course. My previous university was excellent but the funding options changed so I had to switch to CCCU. Probably one of the worst decisions i've ever made
No idea, we receive so many emails with broad/difficult to understand information. It feels very disorganised and students are left trying to guess what's going on
The lecturers are amazing, the organisation and everything else is shocking. You can be left for weeks without finding out when you're supposed to start, timetables are difficult to access, the blackboard is outdated and confusing. Different programmes have their own ways of doing things which makes it difficult for combined honours students to keep track of what's going on
I dont know much about them, having never been offered an induction or told anything about them
Good location but very little information on the basics - confusion about when and where lectures are and you're lucky if the uni tell you your start date.
I've heard there are some but that's about it
The tutors are amazing, everything else is awful
In my opinion and on the light of the three years that I spent in CCCU, I don't think I would recommend it to any of my friends. This uni policy is to catch as many students as possible and forgets about the current students. A simple example of that is the absence of coach cards at student price as in the neighboring university (uni of Kent). Absence of post graduate offices for phd students of humanities and social sciences. Absence of real career opportunities ( both part and full-time jobs). After easing up the lock down in this covid issue, most universities in the UK have reopened their libraries and campus sites with respect to the social distancing and safety measures unlike CCU which is by this date (Sept 10th, 2020) still closed for what so ever activity.
I believe the CCCU's policy of benefits is dedicated to students on Law and Nursing more than the Humanities and social sciences.
The way my course is taught is a laissez -faire. We have the freedom to manage our theses the way we want. Supervision is perfect and we receive the academic and supervisory support we need. But, there is no efficient researcher development program that aims at fostering researchers' academic and pedagogic abilities knowing that most of us will end up teaching.
I don't think the student union is ever able to speak on behalf of students. They are most of the time busy with parties and social events rather than fighting for students rights
As a student city, accommodation in Canterbury is acceptably expensive. I have tried different parts of the town, shared houses can be very affordable but usually on the expense of comfort and hygiene.
The library is good but we lack post graduate facilities. Post grads at the faculty of Education and the faculty of Linguistics do not benefit from adequate study and research zones. We don't have offices. We don't have 24/7 secure access rooms as any other university in the UK. Forget about funds and priorities, we don't have chances for teaching assistance opportunities, we don't have a word or a representation in the students' union.
The University and its library are in perfect locations as they are just by town centre.
I was not very engaged in students' societies. The sport centre is good and the staff are very welcoming, yet you have to read their tricky contract if you wanna join
As far as my course is concerned, I have a great experience with my academic tutors.
Its been lonley and taught me i don’t want to move out. its made me realise what career i want to go into but i don’t know how to get there and haven’t got the help from uni.
Not sure yet
The way in which we don’t get told anything about our course
Not too bad, not great
Fun and slightly stressful but overall intetesting and eventful. Everyone is helpful amd kind. We even have the opportunity to go out and meet people who arent on our course and have social timw out of lectures.
They always have their facilities open and contacts ready to help get jobs for students and even go as far as hiring outside compsnies to help with the process too.
Most like the hands on learning. Least like the information overload.
Yes. Everything is well layed out and at a suitable distance to get to. Even if it is on the slightly expensive side to get there by public transport.
Very well. There are many different socities and social sports to go and hang at.
Made friends, learned stuff
Not planning to do a degree related job