Like all other courses in any other universities, I struggled a bit when the course started. As time passes I got used to the well organised time table and things started to go smoothly than before. It is great to have decent talks from lecturers and tutors and know about real life problems that we might face when we start working. The BPTC course in City is wholly amazing.
They provide CV check services. Talks were held to help us out on applications of pupillage and also tips on what to expect during job interviews.
The way lectures and tutorials were conducted effectively. Least : heavy work load squeezed in one whole week which makes us unable to produce a 100% effort work
Great. I recieve updated frequently about exiting events from the students' unions.
Good but not perfect yet. We failed to obtain a microwave in the common room because a different type of current/electronic system is needed?
Fairly yes. It is near to the Inns and it's very convenient for students who wants to study in the libraries after classes or attend important events of the Inns.
Useful. Resolutions or attempted resolutions would be informed to the students via email almost immediately. The staffs are never reluctant to help out when students need personal supports.
Not great. Can't wait for this to be over. It seems like the university just wants our money and doesn't want us to do well. Very strict. They have invigilators check our hands and arms individually before we are allowed into an exam hall. Forgot to write this in the other section - they don't give us any past papers/cw with markschemes, just one sample paper and sample cw which give a 3 line response to an essay question.
They had about 2 insight days where a number of different companies were all packed together in one hall and students from multiple departments were to able to speak to them. Very long queues as there are so many students across these multiple departments
A lot of lecturers have 0 enthusiasm and yet make it very difficult to get a first. Most don't even record lectures to view online. The only good lecturers I've had are the ones who teach Maths or Statistics (Econometrics). The general consensus from my year is that we feel like the lecturers don't want us to do well/ don't really care how well we do.
There are charging points dotted around the university, some of which don't work. I like that they have 2 group study library floors and 4/5 silent study floors. They've also made a new canteen which is nice.
It seems like a suitable location for a university, plenty of coffee shops around and multiple tube stations dotted around.
Heard about them in first year and never again since
There is little to no feedback from the actual Economics lecturers. They don't really respond to emails either/ offer any help on courseworks. I've had better experiences with the Maths/Econometrics departments as they seem more willing to actually help you and make sure you understand the content. They also give much better/detailed feedback on work.
Rubbish. cant wait for it to be over. No support for students and i feel exhausted from the constant barrage of assignments that have nothing to do with practicing as a radiographer. Feel half the things on the course are to drag out the course so uni can get more tuition fees
Invite NHS employers to our university. Hold C.V and job hunting sessions.
The equipment in our clinical skills suite does not work. practical sessions lack structure and we do not learn anything from our positioning workshops as we cant really practice taking X-rays and processing cassettes as the equipment doesn't even work. Lecturers keep leaving and we have guest lecturers which isn't ideal. The support you get from lecturers is minimum.
Course is too busy to get involved. too much work and not enough time
Overcrowded and clinical skills suite outdated
none. We are mostly at placement or cramming useless information
The societies are rubbish. atmosphere at university in not great. Library is rubbish
Terrible. Lecturers are not interested in helping students to learn. lectures are boring .
I had a great first year, and made amazing new friends. I really enjoyed my course, and the opportunities it's given me. Being away from home was hard at times, but having to be independent in mostly everything helped my confidence grow. City is very international as a university. Learning about different cultures and customs, and their differences and similarities with mine, was very interesting, and made for great relationships.
My course had an Employability and the Graduate Market module. Some of the topics we covered were application skills and tips, commercial awareness, and information on ABSs. We often had guests working in many different sectors, mainly related to law. They would usually talk about their job, how they achieved it, and give us tips. We had two assessments for the module, which consisted in answering application type questions. These were pass or fail. We had around a two week period to complete them, and send them in. The university also held lots of networking events or job fairs, and the careers department is always available for appointments.
Most of my professors and tutors were very good, and showed passion in the subject they were teaching. They were always available for any questions we had too. I felt that most lectures were very clear and straightforward. They were often a summary of what the relative chapter in the book was saying. Most lecturers were quite clear on what they expected in the exams.
The Students' Union is quite active, and always informs the students about what's going on, either by email or Facebook. They often have events going on.
For my first year I lived in one of the halls provided by university. The price was reasonable for an ensuite in central London. It's 10 minutes walking distance both from uni, and the tube (either Angel or Old Street), so it was very easy to get around. The closest grocery shop is a co-op (2 minutes away). I shared my kitchen with other 9 people (the number varies from kitchen to kitchen). Some kitchens didn't really get along, but everyone in mine was really nice. It depends a lot on how much you can stand dirt/untidiness. We also had a kitchen thief, but locking the door seemed to help. The rooms were quite hot (I practically never used my heater during my stay), which was a bit of a problem at the start and end of the school year. It's a bit small, but I found it just right for one person. Having a double bed was great too. The bathroom is the standard you find in halls everywhere. The hall driers sometimes didn't dry very well, and the washing machines were quite dirty by the end of the year. It was about £3.80 to both wash and dry. The staff was really nice, and would always try help however they could (except for the kitchen thief situation). If you had any technical problems, maintenance was really quick to fix things. Overall, I enjoyed my stay. It helped with making friends from many different courses. Being so close to university also helped with attending early lectures.
A lot of construction works have been going on this year. We now have a new entrance, and some new facilities have been added (e.g. a multi-prayer room, and new student union offices). Bathrooms are a bit hard to find if you don't know where to look, but they're usually quite clean. The library has spaces for everyone, whether you're a loud or silent studier. There is also a law library, which can be useful if the main one is too full. However, they're usually both quite full during revision. The canteen food can sometimes be monotonous, but there's a few things you can choose from, and many different providers around the campus.
I lived around 30 minutes by tube from central London. It's really easy to get everywhere (unless it's rush hour). There's always something to see or do. Although it's a big city, there are also many green areas to pick from. The night life is really good too, though bars closing at 12 can be annoying. Having many night busses and tube lines is also very helpful for nights out.
There are not as many societies as in other London universities. There also didn't seem to be many society events once fresher's week was over. However, if you're involved in sports, there are a lot more events.
Tutorials run once every two weeks per module. They were a good chance to go over topics covered in lectures, and to solve any doubts. They were also a good opportunity to go over questions similar to exam ones. We had the possibility to attempt mock exams for every module, and to receive either personal or general feedback on our work. The university made sure we knew who to turn to if we had any problems.
A real big let down from my undergraduate experience at another university. Some lecturers did not respond to emails, some did not teach well and skimmed over a lot of things, very disorganised (last minute cancellations, confirmation for assignment deadlines were sorted out late). The worst thing would be the lack of support received from lecturers overall. Received a not helpful supervisor for dissertation who was disorganised and passive aggressive
They have a careers team. The course has no work placements and little help in finding work after uni. Pushes towards doing PhD
Some lecturers were really good and explained the course really well.
Not sure; don't get involved as i didn't know where they were
The stuff in the newly built area is good but the rest looks aged. Not enough toilets in my opinion
Ok, angel is not too far so there's lots of cafes and stuff
Never met the tutors
Okay, it's not as good living at home as it in living on campus. London is too expensive to make the most of a sport a poor student
Career open day
It's very close knitted so the lecturers make an effort to know us students
There isn't much variation in societies and socials
Not the best
It's more active outside of uni than organised by the uni
Not very good at all
I haven't used it so can't comment fully
They bring in people from different firms but they're not encouraging
You can learn some interesting things - bit long winded
Facilities are good but they're always used up - not enough space
Staff are incredibly hesitant to provide support