Awful. I just want to complete this degree then get as far away from social care as possible.
Services are provided dont know if they are any good.
If finding it difficult to say anything positive about GCU just now.
Quite good but the catering is awful.
I cant say its very good. Issues with my course resolvd on 2 oct yet i have wasted this term doing nothing. Why couldnt i have started that placement early oct rather than trying to squeeze it in next time. They talk rhe talk about taking caure of stufrnts well being. What i have experienced and what other have is wuite different.
In general is a very good university with good lecturers and services. Before coming I thought it was going to be bigger but The campus is very small and they are extremely straight when marking
Up to now it has make nothing
They have very experience lecturers but they are extremely straight and don’t like to put more than 70 in their markings
The London campus is very small
Is good and clean but too small
It does not have much
I have overall enjoyed my experience thus far, I have made some good friends and I'm happy enough with the course work. The library has been a godsend and it's very convenient having halls so close by
There's definitely evidence of an effort to increase employ-ability in students. There's a range of societies that build up skills/ recognition of skills - i.e the Common Good award, student leaders etc - and it's easy to sign up to them. Could be a few workshops on how to apply for jobs/ actually building your CV though
I like that resources are made available by lecturers so you can write up notes after the class, not so keen on unclear timetabling
The union bar is a nice space to hang out and have a few drinks with friends, drinks are reasonably priced. The Union representatives certainly seem involved with students and I think there's a good balance of help/resources for everyone
The facilities are pretty good, generally the library has a wide variety of textbooks but could do with more of them and there's plenty computers available to use. There is however a lack of seating in the canteen/ comfy seats elsewhere. Food wise there's options but could with more catered to vegetarian's/vegan's sandwich wise
Yes, great location. Very central; you can walk to most places you need to go. Conveniently situated next to bus and train stations as well as many food shops
Wide variety, definitely something for everyone. Could do with a few more societies surrounding issues such as mental health, life skills
Support is great, it's nice being able to email lecturers about any issues, or organize meeting up with them to go over things. Personally haven't gone to my personal tutor or sought help other than for academic purposes
Excellent experience. Has all required facilities. Has 24 hr lab where work can be done. Also the library has floors with noise restrictions, whichbquite useful for private study.
Use of GCU learn.
All are great
Yes, very accessible by every transport
There are various clubs, has its own fitness centre
it is perfect. meet lots friends from different countries and enjoy a great student life. But I am really sorry about the other programms which teaching was unbelievable unorganized, lack of the structure and plan. might not be able to have the second trimester. It is very unacceptable .
try to do lots efforts but not provide the chance of placements.
do their job well
so far so good
interesting and funny societies
feedback were good but not always available
I have mixed feeling about university. I'm not sure if academia is for me. There is a fairly high level of stuffy-ness, looking down upon perfectly valid sources because they're not 'academic', there is an expectation that writing should conform to an academic style. There is an expectation that a high-level of self-learning is conducted whilst also giving large and time courseworks which inhibit this style of individual learning. Many lectures are poorly presented or presented in environments in which it is very difficult to gain anything from the lecture so all lectures must be then revisited in order to learn from them. However, I like being around other students. I like the laid back vibe and the openness many people have. In some cases, lecturers have been very good in the way in which they teach and interact with students. I'm of the belief that if all my lecturers were like this I may have enjoyed university more.
A few careers fairs and companies visiting campus.
I am unsure how to answer this question. I have not completed another course to compare it to how it compares. I have issues with how some lectureres teach but others are fine.
Reasonable representation, ok facilities
So-so. Some good quality facilities are on campus but are closed off whilst some lecture halls can feel dated and often stuffy and humid.
Good, near the train station in city centre
Variety is good in my opinion
So-so. I have had a tutor but I have only spoken to him once for CV feedback.
I am a mature student and have loved the experience so far. I have a young family so trying to juggle everything is difficult, however the uni do make things accessible enough to time manage and support.
There is a section at the university dedicated to careers. We also receive emails with opportunities to help us gain employement!
I like the way the course it taught. There isn’t really anything I would change
Great facilities, great representation
Brilliant! Library is very big and has sufficient space. A number is food and drink stations around the university. Gym on campus, student union on campus. There are loads of amazing facilities
Yes, very close to transport links and ships
There is a wide variety, I have not yet been able to attend any but I know a lot of my peers who take part and thoroughly enjoy
There is an abundance of support from lecturers to library staff to student reps. There is support for both academic issues aswell as personal issues. There is always someone available to help.
My overall University experience so far Is that it has been hard to cope with the whole workload as well as working with my full time job also. Moreover, I got changed cohort whilst half way through the course which meant I had another class to go on to as well which I had missed more than half of the lectures already making it pretty unfair.
not too sure as I'm employed already,
The thing I like most is that some lecturers put the slides up before the class, therefore gives you an idea of what you are going into. However, what I like least is how they actually teach you as I don't find it beneficial for me.
I think the student union is a really good facility for the students as it gives them a break from their studying
My University's facilities are pretty good and well kept in my opinion, there is a range from sports, nightlife to studying etc.
My uni is fairly local as it is only a half hour train journey to get there, so all round trip is usually 50 mins to get there and back
I've not actually took part in any of the sports or societies as I have had no time. However, the ones I've seen there is a good variety to pick from.
Academically I don't believe its really up to much as they don't offer much support. However, counselling etc is helpful as there is a huge help centre for certain things for that.
It has been really good. Made lots of friends and life outside of university is really fun. I enjoy my time in class, however, feel I learn more during my practice placement education. The theory we learn in class comes to life through placement and allows for further skill development. The skills developed through placement will advance my existing skillset from the theory-based educational setting of the classroom to allow me to succeed in my future profession. The library is very accessible with many resources that allow me to further succeed in my studies. The LDC offers many educational sessions as well as one-to-one sessions you can book to help enable success. The professors do make themselves available and care about your success if you approach them. I would rather have a different learning style in which we are graded on more than one assignment, to have more ability to showcase our different skill set.
Class linked to work and POP.
Mainly lectures so repetition but good class sizes.
Good and good bar...
Decent but could improve seating.
No, but as long as I get the train in then yes it is an easy walk.
Not sure as I work full time...
Good as lectures are usually available.
has been good so far very rewarding. good to get to know new people and have new experiences. have learned more about my subject. plenty of sports and societys available to choose from
encourages work experience
yes in city centre and plenty of public transport
very good and helpful. could be quicker