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I thought that the online teaching was successful. The tutors dealt with this situation in the best way possible. They learned quickly how to manage the lectures and tutorials online, with breakout rooms and presentations. Moreover, the student support was amazing. They gave us updates on the current pandemic situation, advised students on what and what not do and finally gave out free covid rapid tests!
There are sooo many lectures with guest speakers, career opportunities and individual support! I am always so intrigued by these activities and I learn so much from them. The support varies from a personal CV for a part time job to your career after Uni.
During this pandemic I followed my modules online, however I know that some tutorials were available on campus. I thought that this solution helped people stay motivated. In general, I believe that our schedule and weekly hours give us the opportunity to do many things with our time. I am from Italy so I don’t take this for granted! Besides studying, we can work part-time, join societies, discover the city, meet new people... in Italy this is not possible most of the time! Moreover, the support that tutors offer us is amazing. They answer clearly and quickly. They help us both academically and personally. For example, I changed my major this year and was quite nervous about this switch, especially since I was following everything online. But everyone was so helpful during the process! They listed the various options I had, reassured me and was transferred to my new course smoothly.
My University facilities are excellent! Everything is well organized and clean. The equipment in the classes are new and updated. The libraries are open every day of the week and during the evening too. There are laptops that you can borrow if you do not own one. The cantine and cafe have great food at a student friendly price. The University also offers free period pads, tampons and cups! 5 out of 5!
As I said previously, I think the support is excellent! Everyone is friendly and available to help. Moreover, we are often sent emails on our mental health support services and weekly check ups. Our module leaders also make sure that there is a pleasant environment in all lectures and provide support for disabled people.
This year has been very tough but online teaching and online access to classes and zoom meetings have been very beneficial and good at home, being able to focus on uni and cut the travel has impacted well on my mental health
It’s been a rough year but online teaching has been very beneficial and good as it was good to have time to focus at home
I feel as though this year I have not connected well at all with my study/course materials. Because I'm in 3rd year, there is already an extra need for self-maintenance of study which has been difficult to achieve this year. I think this year being taught online completely has impacted my motivation and love for my course and academics negatively. However I do understand that for the most part, my lecturers have been there to provide as much help as they can.
In 1st and 2nd year (being in-person based) there was a lot of career fairs, however this year there has been limited help with career opportunities which has made me feel a little stressed about the future
At the moment, everything this academic year has been taught online. This has made me value in-person teaching so much more, and I feel as though even though both students and lecturers have been struggling this year, students have been left without help or communication
The use of the library this year has been great - I've always felt safe and that I have my own space to learn.
There are numerous resources to help students with their wellbeing and health.
Our lecturers are responsive. They do their best so can be taught as much material as needed. Practicals are very helpful and teachers are always willing to hop on a call and answer your questions
Overall experience it has been stressful working at home during the pandemic and u have found it hard to use the facilities at home as the uni provides a better facilities to meet the needs of the course but because of travel I live further away and can’t travel in but can’t wait until we can head back to campus
We have had speakers come and join zoom calls which is good and informative about the future
As of now it’s online learning due to the pandemic (zoom calls, etc)
Very good facilities, will be better once we are back in uni as we are using our own laptops at home and are missing out on uni facilities
Very good as there is apps for stress and help which is very supportive
As said before, before the pandemic the course was absolutely amazing and I thought that the support would have been steady! However, with the pandemic, I feel very let down by the university, there was no offers to help with dissertation and I feel that the resources provided were too little and often too late.
Before Corona hit, the in-class courses were fantastic, however, with the pandemic the support became increasingly less and online classes were not well thought through.
If you want to study at a place where no one cares about what you learn, just about the size of your wallet, where professors have the same level of education as you do but their knowledge is from 20 years ago, go ahead.
I think knowing that not a single of the professors has ever worked anywhere else than the university speaks for itself.
Really outdated material, professors with no knowledge beyond the books.
Always missing spaces at the programming computers.
Really slow feedback rates, they don't really care about the students, just the money.
Terrible. I would not recommend this university to anyone, it is badly organised and their priority seems to lie in making a profit rather than teaching and supporting students
Placements have been messed with and the uni's rigidity makes it very difficult for students who are also working
The staff marking essays provide contradicting and confusing feedback and ignore questions raised by students
Faculty members don't seem to pay any mind to concerns raised by students and offer zero support
The building is new but you can't park there and is difficult to find a parking space nearby
The sighthill campus is in the middle of nowhere in a dodgy area. There aren't any shops around, just a petrol station
The support offered is non-existing, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, the uni added extra stress to it's students lives by sending out contradicting emails and marking down essays
It has been awful, even before covid. The school messed up everyone's courses, the teachers material is outdated and most are mediocre teachers or highly pretentious. The labs are rubbish, and getting help has been an absolute joke. Taking payment from students is always on time.. surprise. Every other aspect of this university has been an utter nightmare. The computing department is a joke and the school is a waste of time and money.
It doesn't even educate us.
Terrible professors who are extremely unhelpful and material that is terribly outdated an absolute joke for the amount of money students pay.
Student representatives do their best. Facilities are not great.
Not great facilities, old, run down and outdated programs and software.
Yes, the location of the university and amenities are mediocre.
Some societies, although covid has somewhat put a damper on that.
Some of the program leaders are great most are pretty shitty. They've spread their staff too thin and pay them terribly. Honestly an awful program, terrible school and I HIGHLY recommend NOT going here.
I havent had a university experience, I have been working at home due to coronavirus (Which is totally understandable) but a blind eye has been turned to PhD studies for the most part, I catch up with someone once a week and that's it.
No employability skill increase so far
Positives: Nothing Negatives: Everything (No support whatsoever)
Terrible facilities, building is run down and in the middle of nowhere, very difficult to get to if travelling by train. Have previously tried using computers however my login did not work upon starting the university, same with email. I tried to contact registration team and after going through 6 different staff members one was very apologetic and mentioned they would email me back - 4 months later after finally just gambling on which option during the registration process to select I have still not heard back. Work station took 3 weeks to set up so had to work at home (haven't spent a single day in the university since beginning). Was advised to see counselling team due to anxiety issues (most likely related to covid-19). Was told I would be contacted just slightly over a month ago, heard back today and was asked why I missed my meeting that was scheduled for 10am. Turns out the meeting was scheduled but I was not actually invited to it.
No, University is around 80 minutes travel away
Difficult to say, on a good week a 5, on a bad week a negative 10. People just seem to do whatever they want.