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the cost of things around campus is a bit much. the support offered to students who are in need could be improved, as someone who has a few disabilities the little extra support would be nice.
the one building got shut down due to asbestos which meant there wasn't anywhere to go and record except for one building. the course im taking is being taken away, where is the support for the subject until it goes, feels like they have given up on music and the students who are studying it
I loved the location as it was close to campus, and the surrounding areas was lovely to explore. the room was a decent size and I had an en suite but wasn't worth what I was paying each week. the kitchen facilities were decent for the 8 people sharing.
Staff are so helpful and friendly, there's lots of opportunities to get involved with, and the Students Union is amazing!!
Classes are interesting and engaging, you have 6 hours of taught classes this year, with more classes added in for your ISP (independent study project, otherwise known as your dissertation) throughout the year as the information is required to be passed onto you. All classes are in person this year and your lecturers are easy to contact with any questions and always happy to help!
The best aspects: - It is in a very quiet area with a lot of nature and greenery around - Staff and other students are very friendly it was not hard to make friends at all - The student union team is very welcoming and diverse The worst aspects: - It is a bit far away from the city-center so there are not many activities to do with friends outside of university - It is located on an upside hill so its quite difficult to walk to the university
Best aspects: - The classes are small so you will always feel comfortable when asking questions and it also makes it easier to get along with classmates - All resources are online so its easy to go through work when at home - Lectures are recorded so if a day is missed you can catch up on work easily Worst aspects: - You would need to get used to independent learning as lectures are only an overview of the content
Good use of way to access lecture material well organized no struggle needed to find information.
Great place for moneys worth.
The campus is very green and big, it's a lovely place to live and study in. However, it's not in a major town, which can be an inconvenience at times, as there's less to do.
Our first year was mostly online due to covid restrictions. For our second year, we were one of the only courses that had practicals in person. This year our contact hours in situ have increased dramatically. We have many placement opportunities which we find very beneficial. Some modules are less physio related which we enjoy much less.
Half of the rooms, including mine, face the main road, making it very noisy in the room. The toilet in this accommodation is much smaller compared to other accommodations which is cheaper rent.
As an international student, Keele University has provided me with an opportunity to experience new method of learning, which is very easy. The school environment is calm and conducive for learning process and, the lectures are always willing to assist you. Learning, of course, is challenging, but Keele University has made it easier.
Lectures in Keele University is easy to assimilate and the school has made provision for recordings of the lectures that students can always access when they want to for further learning. The lectures are always willing to book an appointment with the students for individual explanation on what they do not understand concerning their course. Students are also provided with learning resources and textbook which can be accessed through Keele online Library.
Best aspect is the campus in general. The size and homely feel to it all. The worst is that is not as modern as other places and still quite old fashioned with the buildings and accommodation.
How the courses are taught works well, with the whole system of the KLE and pre work before tutorials. The option to have online drop in sessions works to answer any questions and queries immediately with the lecturers. Some modules are better than other in organising work on the KLE but sometimes it's hard to find stuff and some lectures feel a bit rushed and don't really cover the topics as well.
The flat I've got is nice and homely and got all the basics and is not bad for the price. The rooms are a decent size with decent furniture in there already. It is very outdated and looks old and rundown especially on the outside. Needs to be more modernized with better kitchen and bathroom facilities and living space.
The online offering is functional but can be a a bit confusing at first with all the different systems to log into. Once up and running it’s easier to get into the swing of it.
Many lecturers are available to offer help and guidance. The pace of the course is just about right for me. I would prefer some more videos from lecturers as I learn best from people rather than just reading all of the course content
Not enough support from lecturers and tutors as they don't tend to reply to emails when you need them the most.
1 or 2 lecturers are really knowledgeable and know their stuff well. They engage with students and make lectures interesting. The others sometimes just read off PowerPoint and don't seem to know enough to teach.
while studying at Keele University I have had some troubles with the Keele app such as being logged out often and it not allowing me to check into lectures and clinical skills sessions. I have also had many positive experiences such as gigs as the students union and good communication with the lecturers, its in a very good place and is well sign posted so its hard to get lost. there is also a lot of places to spend time with friends in the heart of the campus such as the KPA the squirrel and costa, there is lots of options swell as it being a beautiful university with a large campus and many options of subjects to choose from meaning meeting a lot of new friends.
the course is a lot of work meaning its hard to find a lot of time for friends and family if you aren't organised and there is a lot of group work meaning that you have to rely on other people to complete there part of group tasks with may make an effect on grades of your own. I think we have a good balance of online and in person leaning as for some people it may be difficult to travel to the university everyday, online calls are well organised as well. the hours of the course may be long but along as you have good time management it is easy to work round =, you have plenty of time for the completion of assignments and they try not to give you assignments while out on placement.
I think that stoke on Trent is a lovely place to have a university as it gives those that are less fortunate the chance to see that they can go and better there life, I have met many people that don't live near university that believe they could never get into a university however, having one close opens up doors for many people. stoke has a lot of lovely and polite people and I think that it has a lot of hidden treasures along with a lot of restaurants, pubs, clubs and places to go and shop that are close.