Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
I have had an incredible experience at university so far! I am enjoying it and looking forward to what is left to come! My lecturers are very helpful and informative and I have made some lifelong friends!
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
The uni makes a huge effort in preparing us for employability. Offering different workshops to help gain skills valuable in the workplace and offering courses recognised by chartered bodies. They also encourage students to take work placements after second year and in the summer.
Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?
I enjoy that there is a good mixture of labs/workshops and lectures/tutorials so we get some hands on experience. I don't like how the tutorials are mainly answering pre written questions. Instead of discussing issues and creating questions tailored to those issues.
How many contact hours per week do you have?
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?
Very diverse group of students within the union, different genders and ethnicities as well as the facilities
How good are your university’s facilities?
The facilities are very good with certain facilities to be used only by certain courses to ensure that they are not ruined by random students. There are also designated computer rooms for different schools which have the needed software.
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?
Great location, 2 min walk to nearest tube station. Great facilities and services available within the uni and 10 min walking distance to accomodation
Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?
There is a wide variety of different societies from gaming to religion to ethnicity and many different sports to take part in.
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).
In first year, you are assigned a personal tutor who you have to see twice a semester, after that you see them as and when you need to. However you can go and see any member of staff if you have an issue regarding your course. The SU/student Life centre offer counselling to those who need it and the halls have a student well being adviser person available 24/7 if there are any pressing issues.