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Abysmal 'college'. Like most of the facilities in North Wales. Dear God, what is this, the dark ages? There are no career counselling services available here. The fact it is impossible to be rejected from this place tells you everything you need to know. There is no student events, clubs or fraternities. The people who go here go here only because they live around here and go here straight from high school. Please pick a different place to study for your degree, this place is inadequate across the board. preferably outside of Wales altogether. Go out into the world and find your future. This place will never help you start a decent career.
The teaching is not adequate. It does not teach you anything beyond the most basic skills that anyone savvy with technology and computers would already know. By the way, there are no lectures. You get a high school style teaching experience. Many courses are only 2 days a week. Contact with the teachers is pretty fast and good - but the help they provide is not very good. I studied 2 years for a foundation degree and lack the skills needed to find work in my chosen field. The employability training was woefully inadequate. I passed the module with a piss poor CV and no instruction on how to write a cover letter - let alone a portfolio or any interview skills!!! The course was advertised to have a work placement. This was not the case. The actual module was little more than making a work portfolio to show we were looking for work. What good is that?? There is no career counselling whatsoever. Go look elsewhere if you want to start a career. Just do not go here. Unless you hate yourself.
This is one of the worst places you can live as a student. It is a dowdy, old area with just a few people that grew up here. Those people are usually struggling and have to go to England to get anywhere. It is a poverty stricken area with abysmal services and an inadequate local college. The careers services are the worst in the entire UK. The public transport is unreliable and infrequent. The graduate employment opportunities are non existant. There's no diversity. Only white welsh people with some english here and there. If your life's dream is to end up like Steptoe and son, come and live here!!!
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Overall it's pretty poor experience. I would recommend looking at other colleges if you want a true academic experience. If you want a copy past HNC and a guaranteed pass then Coleg LLandrillo Menai is the institute for you. You will leave with little to no industrial specific skills that employers really want and it's almost impossible to get help finding work experience or placement through the college. Due to the low entrance requirement you will spend most of the lecture frustrated at the other student hijacking the session to deal with minor issues.
They have access to very good software such as SolidWorks and automation studio. State of the art CNC machines and CAM facilities. Rapid prototyping machines such as powder deposition and 3d printers all never used for teaching and projects. Good electronic workshop that are never used for teaching and altogether a huge disappointment. The canteen facilities are usually pretty good but a tad bit small for the number of students. The Gym and fitness facilities are poor with a number of cardiovascular machines such as treadmills and bikes broken or in need of servicing. You can get a free haircut from the salon which is a big money saver for most people. The parking is a massive issue with the college with limited spaces and small parking slots. Speeding on campus is also a big problem that is not taken seriously.
Extremely poor on helping dyslexic students. They take you around the houses if you require help.
HE student union is very small and not well organized. Little or no clubs or societies to get involved in.
No city life to speak of.
No clubs to speak of.
The course is very disorganised with students entering the course without the basic skills required to even start study. Very low entrance requirements mean that almost anyone willing to pay the tuition fee can enrol. Students often run the lessons with complaining about how they can't grasp the content and can't transpose equations etc. No lesson plans are followed and the course tutor will usually grab my file to see what work we were doing last week. The feedback for assignment is ridiculously poor and only given at the end of the year leaving little options to improve your errors. Some students have been known to enrol 4 weeks into the course and not on the first week or two. One bonus is that the class sizes are small which is good if the other students were not taking all of the lecturers capacity with basic questions that should be learned at level 3 and not 4,
The college does not make any attempt to assist the students with finding work placements if you require one. They don't even use the industrial contacts that they may have. The college does not have a careers adviser. Transferable skills from the course are minimal and they don't emphasise developing skills using industrial standard software such as SolidWorks.
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Awful. Please go elsewhere. There are better colleges within a 35 mile radius. Like I said. Staff are useless, facilities are pathetic, buildings in need of interior updates. The whole place only wants your money. They care very little for the pupils.
Laughable. Basic amenities. Small overcrowded work rooms. Outdated facilities. Look elsewhere
No. They do not know how to cater for pupils with disabilities either. Not at all.
What lessons??? Staff are not only teaching you but the class in the next room!! One frequently smelt of alcohol, one changed the guidance he offered on a weekly basis!!!! One started out as a good guy then turned into a total horror. A pupil had to stick up for another who was being humiliated and mercilessly bullied by two male staff members in a presentation. The head of department holds fear over the staff wielding his 1970’s pony tail. They actually only teach you for the first month then they lose interest. Please look elsewhere as this department does not deserve your student maintenance loans.
They don’t at all. Useless staff.
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