I have enjoyed every moment here at Cornwall College Newquay. Deadlines and assessments are now apart of everyday life and the support that i have been given is above and beyond!
We are taught PESD (personal employability skills and development) which aims to greatly support our lives beyond university
I like the variability of the lessons, from outdoor teachings on nearby sand dunes to formal lectures within a traditional learning environment. I'm unhappy how lessons are not rescheduled, even within some modules we have had only a handful of actual lessons.
awesome, although the library has not enough computers coming up to deadlines.
There are many both extra-academic groups (such as CRAG, SINNG ect) and also pastoral support with approachable and friendly staff.
It's been great! Very supportive, very helpful and very flexible learning, based on your course, hours and personal situation. Thoroughly recommended to anyone wanting to study in Cornwall
small groups and very personal
very good, as expected from a usual college
Absolutely brilliant The lecturers are brilliant and the course is really interesting. It is nice that members of staff are always really approachable and caring towards our work
They’re really helpful and approachable
The ice breakers at the beginning of the year were really key to enable me to get to know my peers and the people I was living with. Both the academic and personal support is tailor made the transition from college to uni has Brent rally smooth and I am finally seeking help which I have. Essex for a while but haven't been able to access at college before because I wasn't no listened to where as a teacher uni I am.
We have designated time to complete work experience as part of our course. We have guest speakers in which we can make work contacts with. We have study tours where we travel to different industries and can make work contacts also. In addition we have use of the Plymouth employees help to find work scheme.
I like the most the fact the teaching is practical and theory, so as a practical and visual learner I find most of the education easy to understand and learn. I like least the lectures in the lecture hall as they seem very impersonal and I dj t feel I can speak support in those lectures due to the size and structure of the fact the lecturer is far away from the seats in the lecture hall.
Course facilities are fantastic. Accommodation facilities could be improved.
I have had both personal and academic support. The accommodation wardens and my tutors really listen to what your consents are and offer tailored support so you don't just feel like anther number you seem valued and listened too.
I like the college life but not at the campus i am in . Others have alot more to offer and are very accessible . It is the wrong campus for the course as we dont engage with whats there anyway
The skills i am learning definatly are boosting my transferable skills . The careers advice offer a great service where we can go and reserach with an advisor to see where we can go next
Most Is you can approach the teachers with anything they always cater in any situation and really do care for their students . Least Facilities are abit sparse in terms of room space and sometimes equipment does fail like projector or the wifi
Due to a new campus was hard waiting for resources but now its ok . There isnt really alot of room for all students and we are stuck in one room for two days a week due the sites requirements of staff meetings . Food is not easy to access due to a long walk so packed lunches are brought in everytime . No vending machine for pick me up snacks . Only a few computers so we tend to bring our own laptops as they always seem to be in use . Printer is in a diff buildong so it can not be quickly accessed which is a must .
This is the best there is always someone on hand tutor wise but outside of that timings are hard to find when you are in class and the tech man is up at the different end only in certain times
i have had a positive experience, enjoyed my learning journey so far. inspired by some lectures, who really was you to do well. you get a far more personal experience unlike some larger universities. i don't feel like a number, my education is genuinely important to the teachers here
The lecturers are supportive and encouraging, very helpful if any information is needed .
friendly, understanding of situations. very educated and ispiring
Not great for sports department but the teaching makes up for it.
University experience to me is great. I keep in contact with people that go to other universities and would much prefer the way of teaching at Cornwall college.
PESD which is where you learn to write CVS and mock interviews
The teaching is laid back in a small class and with a verity of different ages. The classes are in classroom and not lecture theatres.
The college facilities are excellent for what is needed within the course.
There is plenty of support offered from the tutors and also previous students.
Very good experience and the tutors are brilliant. I will be taking the Gina degree at Cornwall College. Other than some improvement to facilities it’s a very well kept college.
Very good at ensuring that skills are transferable
Tutors are very knowledgable. Exams
Good. Sport lab needs updating Library computers need updating.
Very good support package
I have enjoyed the social aspect of my time in Newquay and living by the sea has been wonderful. However academically this course is severely lacking in terms of both content and quality of lecture with the exception of one lecturer.
We have a module that is focused on CV writing and interview skills however they try to focus you in on just working in the water sports industry and are easily thrown if you say something different
Only 1 module in both first and second year that actually could be classed as part of a sport science degree, if you are looking to study sport science this isn't the right course it will not prepare you in any way for a job in that industry
There is one however they don't seem to do anything, most activities you take part in will be self organised with friends and have nothing to do with the Student Union. I have been here for a year or two and haven't taken part in any SU event and the ones they do host have very small turn outs at best
Private housing is alright, you just have to locate somewhere and it can typically be quite hard to find somewhere. There are no University Halls or housing in general, this is all found off of your own back with little help from the university
The Campus that the Marine Sport Science course is run at doesn't even have a gym, and very little in the way of watersport's equipment
Its lovely living by the sea side and being near the beach, Newquay in the winter is very quite, just the students and locals. However in Summer there is a very large amount of tourist visiting
There aren't any
Considering the course size (3/4 people) on Marine Sport Science per year, there is a distinct lack of support for our course, with the majority of lectures being combined with the Foundation Degree: Surf Science and Technology. Meaning that our modules dont reach the level that a Degree should, and the tutors are more focused on the Surf Science Students.
I have just finished the first (and last.. For me!) year of my degree. Honest opinion for Cornwall College as a whole... massive let down. The place I studied at was in the middle of refurbishment which was a disaster. A library is meant to be a place of study but how can you concentrate when it is situated next to a canteen. Enough said! The lecturers are friendly and reliable to help out if stuck with work but other than that I kind of wish I never moved away to go to this place!
Not at all helpful