I struggled a lot socially, which lead to mental health struggles, due to the lack of activities and the typical ‘university’ experience. I found my course interesting and the lecturers helped as much as they could
My course was taught online for most of the year. I had about 7 days face to face at the start of the year. My lecturers went over and beyond to ensure I was supported academically throughout the year.
Regular cleaning and state of the art campus
Mental health support could be improved a lot.
It has not been fully met as everything has been online so I feel I did not learn and focus my best. Although it was not the teachers fault , due to the pandemic my overall learning experience has not been great .
The MA Creative Writing course is a great course with a lot of materials that are fun and interesting to partake in. The staff are supportive and really want to bring out the potential of every student. The only downside is the rest of the university outside of the course. It feels as though the university higher ups don’t care for students as much as the teaching staff do.
I’ve not received any help from the uni about this
Tutors have been very supportive and helpful throughout the year. The only downside is there were no face-to-face classes in the end, but that isn’t the fault of the tutors.
Booking things is hard sometimes, and the library isn’t easily accessible after COVID, meaning I have less sources for essays.
The welfare team tried to help me during my BA but dropped the issue when they didn’t know what to do. I don’t know if it’s changed since doing the MA but I never went back after my first attempt with them. Also only a few of the halls of residence are wheelchair accessible.
It has been a frustrating year but Edge Hill has provided great support. I give the experience 4/5 stars simply because I wish the fees had been lowered considering the circumstances.
It has been tough over the last year with online learning, however the University have tried their best to make it bareable.
The University facilities are fantastic it is just a shame I have not been able to use them for a year.
I always have access to my tutors, whether that be an email or video chat.
I have really enjoyed my first year at the university and have appreciated all the support and guidance they have provided. They went above and beyond when students have had to self isolate and ensure everyone is safe at all times. I honestly could not fault the university for anything.
Lots of support and lots of opportunities to gain experience.
Blended learning for semester one but online for semester two&three.
Wide access to all services. Always clean and tidy. Only negative is the shared laundrette which always has problems and is always disgustingly dirty.
I have always had fast responses from members of staff and have had access to the well-being team and student support services even with Covid-19
Overall the university is good, as well as most tutors however due to COVID and blended teaching there has been some issues. I’m not the only person who thinks this. For example, the quality of online lectures in some cases is terrible.
Overall this year at uni has been okay. Unfortunately because of lockdown, we haven’t actually managed to create any productions. I feel for all students on practical courses as I know most would be in the same or similar position. Nevertheless, edge hill has managed to try to create a creative space for students still through COVID times, and I still have enjoyed my University experience
There’s very little contact time due to COVID and restrictions in place however, the majority of the tutors for film and tv production have given us blanket extensions when needed in addition to already having a contingency plan for alternative assessments in place. Sometimes there can be missed emails or in responded emails from tutors, but that’s normally because they’re quite busy replying to loads of other students too. They will do their best to reply if you need anymore academic support. Feedback is great more often than not and students can work on the improvements for the next part of the coursework.
The tv studio at edge hill is amazing as well as the equipment we can book out from the store room. However, you have to be trained on certain pieces of equipment rather than just being taught them in a workshop which I think would be beneficial.
Despite covid, I have enjoyed my experience at uni this year overall. I have had some minor issues but these were fairly quickly resolved and I have felt supported by the uni throughout my time here so far.
As I am in first year, we haven’t had much talk of careers yet, however we are learning transferable skills for the industry, and have also had the opportunity to complete a remote work placement with a film festival, which will boost my CV in future. We have also had a couple of optional talks about careers which I have attended, and which have been extremely helpful. The uni has great industry connections and regularly invites guest speakers.
am on the BA Film and Television Production course. Most lecturers are really helpful, have great subject knowledge, reply quickly to emails, and are understanding about any problems. Even though the course has been mostly online this year, I have still felt supported for the most part, and I have known who to go to when I have had any issues with the few lecturers who can be less clear in their instructions or not as good at answering emails. I have also had the opportunity to take part in an unpaid work placement with an international film festival - usually this would involve travelling to Greece, but unfortunately this year it is all online, however it has still been enjoyable and has allowed me to gain valuable experience as well as expand my knowledge of film. I like that the course teaches techniques and software from scratch, so you don’t need to have subject knowledge beforehand, just an interest in making films and television. I have also had the opportunity to take a language module in place of one of the theory modules, which I have really enjoyed. Obviously due to covid we have had less time in person than we would have done, but we have still had a good amount of online sessions, and in-person sessions run once a week (being replaced by online teaching from Christmas due to lockdowns)
As students on the Film and TV course, we have access to loads of great facilities within the Creative Edge (media & music) building including Mac labs, the ‘media store’ where we can borrow equipment for free, a TV studio (which I have not used this year) and various lecture rooms. The other facilities on campus are also great - the Catalyst (library) is huge and has lots of different types of study spaces, and the Hub is a good area to work on group projects or hang out, and has the small campus shop in it. My halls have also been really good for the most part, although it does get very warm when sunny and there is no way to properly cool the rooms down, and I have had some minor issues that maintenance have had to come and fix. My biggest complaint would be the laundry facilities - as with most unis they are managed by Circuit Laundry and they are awful. So many of the washers and dryers don’t work properly, and £3 for a wash and £1.50 for a dry is way too much for machines that just don’t work.
I have felt really well supported by the university. They have various teams to deal with various things such as wellbeing, disability, careers, counselling, etc. and all my encounters with them have been hugely positive. I am chronically ill and have been very well supported by the Inclusion team as they have helped me to get the support I need.
The overall experience I have received at this university during this academic year has been faultless. The course itself has been thoroughly organised and adapted to virtual learning approaches. When possible, lecturers have remained face-to-face but when online, lectures have continued to be engaging and fascinating. The university offers support in many ways and the facilities on offer are outstanding. The careers team are excellent and provide you with so much information and encouragement. The sports facilities are great and are always clean. The campus itself is beautiful and is always lovely to walk around on a daily basis. I have loved every minute of my time spent at this university.
The university has supported graduates to find employment extremely well. The careers team is amazing and throughout your undergraduate degree they offer you services such as CV writing, interview skills, personal statement advice and general workshops to boost your cv. You can book 1-1 sessions with a careers advisor to go through your options following graduation and they are extremely approachable and helpful. They give you advice on the options available and give you lots of detailed information on graduate jobs or further education.
My course has been taught with a blended learning approach this year with practical modules being taught in person and modules with more theory content being taught online. Although some modules have been taught online they remain constantly engaging and the lecturers have done an excellent job in adapting to virtual learning approaches. I have also had weekly meetings with my dissertation supervisor which are very helpful and makes me feel really supported. My head of year is always available for a chat if needed and all the lecturers are easily contactable by email, usually responding within minutes. There are revision sessions at the end of each module which really prepares you for the exam. Assessment guidelines are clear and easily understandable. They are a great guide on the expectations of an assignment and marking rubrics provide lots of detail to ensure all classmates know how to succeed at obtaining the top scores. I cannot fault the departments efforts throughout my university degree and even in the last year they have shown great adaptability and organisation so we all remain feeling motivated to do our best.
The accessibility of services and facilities is excellent. The university library is amazing and has thousands of books and journals but also an online library tool which has been extremely useful throughout my degree. The department’s scientific facilities are outstanding and reassures me that I am learning with the best science equipment around me, developing my practical skills. The university sports building offers a range of facilities and service from a gym, training rooms, huge sports halls, a swimming pool, a running track and daily exercise classes. There are also a wide range of sports clubs one can attend and the sports building is always clean and to the best quality. It is easy to hire equipment or space in the sports hall. There are also many options of places to eat across campus including a canteen style take out, a coffee shop and a sandwich bar.
The personal support is amazing at this university. There are so many people you can to for help and support if needed such as campus support and the careers team. There is also support given to those with disabilities such as dyslexia support meeting to aid in your writing.
Was great until I got severely unwell requiring time off- then I became invisible and made to feel like a burden if I spoke out. This includes asking to be included on class registers/groups so I could attend classes/practical sessions.
They emphasise empolyability in lectures a lot, but fall way short in terms of providing assistance, unless you have a great personal tutor.
I suppose they are there if you need them, but booking an appointment can take a while.
No- It's a nightmare to get to if you live more than 5 miles away, and there is a severe lack of parking both on campus and in Ormskirk, where the uni direct you to park.
If you need any form of support, this university is brilliant at passing the buck and shirting accountability (unless you have a personal tutor who refuses to neglect their students in favour for enforced, increased theory work load)