Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
Overall my university experience has been fantastic. Obviously there's been moments where stress catches you up and you worry about deadlines, exams etc but its been the best years of my life so far. I've made amazing friends, I'm in a course that I love, I'm given so many opportunities to explore what the uni has to offer and I can't imagine myself anywhere else.
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
They offer fantastic placements and erasmus exchange opportunities as well as graduate programs for a wide range of industries. You may also have the opportunity to work for the uni through student mentoring or student ambassador work.
Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?
The best thing about the engineering courses is the variety of ways to learn. Lectures give you the bulk of the theory but you get the chance to apply this theory in labs and workshops and well as the tutorials. The way the class times are divided up aren't the best since some modules don't have practical sessions or long enough tutorials.
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What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?
I'm not involved with the students union but they are always running events with different societies and clubs such as pub quizzes, movie nights etc
How good are your university’s facilities?
The university facilities are great. The canteen and cafes have a wide range of food on offer to suit everyones dietary requirements. Lifts are all over the uni for anyone to use should they need to. Gender neutral toilets are available.
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?
City life is fantastic. As someone who grew up living in very rural places it's great to be able to nip out for necessities without having to plan out everything. There are so many restaurants to choose from for a range of occasions as well as free days out at museums. Shopping is great and honestly way better than Edinburgh/Stirling/Dundee combined.
Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?
Not involved in clubs and societies.
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).
The support offered by GCU is amazing. Any issues with coursework or deadlines can be discussed with lecturers/tutors without judgement. GCU also have an advice centre that offer confidential advice for a wide range of topics as well as offering free sanitary products and condoms.