Tell us about your overall college experience so far.
Absolutely shocking. So bad that it actually put me off doing anything academic. Thankfully, after visiting a few different universities, I opted to study at Leeds Beckett University and The Open University. I can honestly say that both universities have proved evident that the standard of teaching is far superior in comparison to the Grimsby campus. I obtained a 2:1 BA Hons at Leeds Beckett University and another BA Hons in Health and Social Care via The Open University.
How does your college make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
It doesn't! When you register for a particular course whether it be a degree or any other formal qualification you are told that there is so much support on offer. Needless to say that when you start your chosen course/degree you find that basically it's just about bums on seats. Nothing more, nothing less.
Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?
Nothing! I have attended the institute/university centre twice over the years. Each time, I have withdrawn because I found that a lot of the lecturers show a great deal of favouritism; you are taught (well if you can call it that) by power point slides The lectures are so boring and so long drawn out. In fact, so boring that all you can think about is let me get out of the building. Nothing ever seems to come together no matter what degree/course you choose. One minute you are told something, the next you are told something else. Its just a complete shambles and a complete waste of time attending. For anyone considering this campus, the best advice I can give is to register at a decent university/college with highly qualified professors/lecturers outside of the Grimsby area such as Leeds Beckett, Derby, Bath or The Open University. Its the only way you will actually come out with a decent qualification or a 2:1/2:2 degree.
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What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?
Not applicable to me
How good are your college's facilities?
Basic to be honest.
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?
Rubbish to be quite frank. There are plenty of pubs/clubs to go to if you want to see fight after fight. Freshney Place shopping centre with half of the units half empty. Basically there is nothing to do much other than the pub scene which isn't for everyone, the cinema, Cleethorpes sea front/boating lake and fast food outlets. Grimsby is the most lifeless place with nothing much happening to attract outsiders/tourism.
Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?
How good is the support offered by the college? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).
What support! I find that a lot of the tutors or so called lecturers to be damn right rude/offensive when providing feedback, particularly if they don't like you as a person. In this case scenario, whatever their personal grievances are , it might be a good idea to keep their personal feelings/views to one side regarding this matter. I thought tutors/lecturers are supposed to help/support students not undermine them. They then wonder why people withdraw. Its just basically about bums on seats at this place.