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.
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.
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,
HE student union is very small and not well organized. Little or no clubs or societies to get involved in.
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.
No city life to speak of.
No clubs to speak of.
Extremely poor on helping dyslexic students. They take you around the houses if you require help.