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I've loved it, my course fits perfectly and I have furthered my knowledge and experience beyond what I would learn alone as an apprentice within a laboratory. This means I can look to changing departments. Also by studying further I can change my entire career!
Exceptionally well, the level of practical and theoretical guidance covers you for both the qualification and real hands on work for employment. All equipment is available with a lot of guidance. Safe procedures are always taught and then strictly monitored to ensure we all follow, this instills good health and safety practice to take back to our own laboratorys. The class size is moderate and there is one teacher and an assistant available, which means there is plenty of one on one tutoring available for anybody struggling/catching up. Tutors are readily available out of hours for essay/homework advice via email which is incredible valuable.
The lecturer is hands on, he speaks from prior knowledge and experience. Some laboratorys adapt to their own ways and techniques and he understands that technology is always changing and new devices and practices take hold in our laboratorys, so he endeavours to keep up to date and modern within our education. He instills good health and safety practice and strictly enforces these, which we can take back to our own laboratorys. This means as young students we can actively begin to protect our health and know we can access help from governing bodies where hazards are concerned. Though some students may sigh at the extra rigmarole associated with health and safety practices, as an employee in a laboratory, I can see only too often the negative impacts dental laboratorys can have on the older generations of technicians from old habits (licking porcelain brushes, no face masks, touching chemicals by hand) and poor practices are often picked up by younger apprentices learning on the job! The importance of Heath and safety for our future health cannot be underestimated!!!!
Brilliant, I was a student rep and portrayed the voice of our class, we were listened too and have seen our requests met. More importantly these arrived through our time in education and not for the future students!
Exceptional, we have a restaurant on site, a great place to meet and relax. Good food is provided. The classroom has modern equipment required to keep up to date with ever changing practices. Every student has access to each learning material, there is no need for sharing in pairs! Plenty of materials and products for working with available, examples are easily accessible in glass cabinets for referring to.
I'm a country kind of person. I don't like the city, I disliked having to get a train in and walking to the building. When I gained access to a car of my own, I could drive and the uni provides more than adequate car parking for free which is a HUGE relief when your anxious of city life!! I know I can park up, free of charge, I won't be in a rush looking for parking space, I don't have to worry about how long I stay for and it's safe and accessible for the winter nights when I may be on my own!
I'm only attending part time so they don't tie in with the work commitments I also hold.
Exceptional. My mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and the tutor support, the extra mentoring for the days I had to take off to care for my mother and the counselling from student support was an immense help and ensured I completed the year despite my difficulties. At the time my employer wasn't very sympathetic to my circumstances and yet tutor was there to turn to for all kinds of advice.
Worst place ever, seriously don't waste your time. There is literally only one teacher who I feel has the right qualifications, the head of certain aspects appear more interested in how they look or how much they get paid. The personal tutors are a waste of time and do not help one bit with UCAS applications. If you want to re-sit over and over again & teach yourself go here..... Do not waste your time or your qualifications. Half my teachers do not even take time to learn my name