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I highly enjoyed the last 4 years of my studies
Bit expensive but good
Best- sports union Worst- student support
Limited options to specify
Best - Located just 30 minutes from the city centre by bus, the university is situated inside a lush green campus. It provides a very conducive and stress-free environment. worst - The batch size is one of the biggest problems with some courses having 150 plus students which can lead to a lack of individual attention from the tutors. This is especially a problem in the later parts of the courses like dissertation which demands a lot of one on one student-tutor interaction. A suggestion for this would be limiting the number of vacancies for each course.
Best - After the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions most of the courses are in class. MSc in Construction Project Management coursework is designed keeping in mind the industry demands with regular sessions for interaction with industry professionals through various seminars, career fairs etc. worst - Agian the batch size is one of the biggest problems with some courses having 150 plus students which can lead to a lack of individual attention from the tutors. This is especially a problem in the later parts of the courses like dissertation which demands a lot of one on one student-tutor interaction. A suggestion for this would be limiting the number of vacancies for each course.
The library and grid are extremely useful as study locations, the lecturers are engaging and know their subjects and the workshops are fully functional. The oriam is also a great addition, especially with its proximity and multitude of available clubs. Perhaps a pool would be good
Lots of work but good content
Private rooms and lots of hot water, however the fire alarm is always going off.
The Heriot-Watt University is good because the staff are responsive. It makes the life of students very hard when in an unresponsive institute. The food and cafes available on campus is also a bonus. However one bad thing is the distance to city is a too far which makes life on campus quite boring.
Some of my courses are good in terms of quality, however, some lecturers tend to be a little unresponsive. This may be due to the strikes ongoing throughout UK.
Better gym equipment and maybe put more into the student union such as Zero’s as we haven’t really had that this year.
Some lectures feel repetitive but mostly good
I like that we are a central halls meaning we aren’t too far from lectures and the other facilities. Can’t really complain about the kitchen or my room, pretty happy.
Lecturers can be very hit or miss. The gym facilities could be improved greatly also.
Lecturers hit or miss
En suite facilities could be improved
I like the many facilities available to study in peace or meet new people. However, I feel like the car parks available to the students are a bit too far away from the facilities.
I really appreciate that all of the content can be accessed online, so that I can quickly catch up if I'm behind or missed a lecture. Most lectures reiterate most of the content that is already online, which I do not like.
Best: sport life and clubs Worse: possibly distance from town?
Best: popular course hence loads of people to help Worse: attention and help for masters students