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The course is lower quality than expected from a university course. The unit selection was not well thought out with what seems like mostly filler and there is barely any continuity or transferrable skills between units. The Japanese unit only taught us to an A2 level despite being a three-year university course. Organisation on behalf of lecturers and timetabling staff was poor. The way language units were assessed, particularly oral exams, were not practical or fair especially in the fourth year with blended and online learning. The transfer to blended learning and online classes during the COVID pandemic was handled poorly.
Not what I expected from a university degree-level language course. The practical translation and interpreting units in second and fourth year were good but, aside from the mandatory Spanish Language units each year, the rest seemed like filler. There was one unit on Hispanic culture in first year which focused mainly on modern history and then there were no other units like that after. There were zero units on Spanish literature, in fact I took a unit on literary analysis in second year thinking we'd read some classic Spanish literature and it turned out we analysed English literature. There is almost no continuity or transferrable skills between units; after taking the literary analysis unit I thought maybe it was there to prepare us for Spanish literary analysis in fourth year. Come fourth year, nope, the units were completely unrelated. Similarly in first year we spent the whole year doing a unit called 'Contextualising Language Learning' , and the so-called skills we learnt in that unit were never utilised or mentioned again. It was clearly just there to fill a slot in the timetable. Japanese was taught through only 1 unit per year with only 2 hours of teaching time. This means after 3 years of studying at university we only covered enough material to reach N5/A2 level and the focus was mainly on language learning without much emphasis on culture or any on literature.
I have not enjoyed the past year at all. The courses have been limited and poorly done. All the lecturers do is read out the notes they set for the reading for that week. It’s not been interactive and there’s not been much academic support.
i am currently on course to do a placement year and the support has been great
For the past year it’s been online. Only 3 hours a week online lecture.
It’s all very clean and easy to access.
Teachers are usually easy to contact. I haven’t had to use the mental health facilities but i have heard that they aren’t great and there’s a long wait list
I believe that because of coronavirus my course and overall university experience wasn’t that good this year. However, before coronavirus I believed that my course was fun and engaging and because of this I would still recommend this course to other people as I believed that it was a useful, fun and very interactive course. With online learning this year I believe that my course hasn’t been conducted very well. One of the main lecturers I was supposed to have took almost our whole unit learning time off and then in the last lesson for that unit he did not even know how to use Microsoft teams. With this being a software engineering course this is definitely not something you would expect. In addition to this there was also one and a half weeks where no one at all turned up to do the lectures for us. Despite the circumstances being very different this year this really was a terrible situation and ruined my determination to do well in the course overall.
Overall It was fine but I always miss university life in campus as I studied full time online. But my tutor was fantastic they support in full way. Overall I think fees was bit higher for online .
My course has been very hard so far and it has been made even harder by the fact the pandemic is in place and I have not had as easy access to the university as I would of liked. The course is a lot more intense than I imagined and other students I know have felt the same about this. It is really hard to manage the placement whilst trying to survive and run a house / have a social life when you’re working all the time. MMU have been good due to the fact they have numerous avenues of support and always have staff readily available to speak to someone if they need it. I also like the fact that if you need support with your work there are specialists available to help you and courses to learn skills on academic writing
There are career fairs but not much option for choice on graduate schemes. I suppose my course is quite specific but they offer various amount of schemes such as guest speakers, alumni etc
My course has been mainly taught online due to COVID-19 with the odd face to face session. As I do a placement, I was doing my placement face to face and going in everyday.
There are good facilitates on the campus and it is very modern and clean (COVID-19). Easy to access and in a modern new building
The is lots of different services to access through the student hub and tutors are readily available to speak to you if you need help with work/well-being/any other issues
It’s been good so far. I have had a lot of good experiences especially online. Very easy to get access from the lecturers abs good higher education . Even with the facilities, everything has been good for my education. When I did struggle all I had to do was seek help and I did take some lessons like the writing project and booked sessions with my tutor and lecturers to understand and with time I was able to gradually improve.
They have programs like caterer hub to help you pick a suitable job for your field or choice
It’s okay basically we have good communication online
Yes everything is clean, organized and up to date
A lot of support from the tutors and lecturers
It's not been easy at all, I have struggled to find any motivation to get any work done or do anything relating to my degree, it has made me really dislike my degree and made me question my choices. They've tried their best I believe but personally for me it's been a terrible experience and just want to be back at university physically and not online
Career services have been amazing, always checking in and offering up their support as well as possible jobs we might be interested in, I cannot fault the team they are quite simply incredible
Currently it is all online and I don't think that I have been given an education worthy of my £9.25K, rating would be lower but the lectures are lovely
Facilities are second to none, they are amazing and there is lots of space and very clean and tidy all the time
It can be difficult especially due to covid so it's not been easy
its been great way of learning however the pandemic has made it hard, this is not the university's fault and as a student I can see they are trying there best to keep the course alive, fun and worth the time
mostly online at the moment
An outstanding University with a large campus situated in one of the best student cities in Europe. The infrastructure is excellent and currently there are world-leading facilities under construction which will open in 2021 and 2022. The course is well structured, has great material and is run by experts who care about your personal growth. The stuff as well as the lecturers are very friendly and supportive. Manchester Metropolitan University is an ambitious University committed to lead in education and innovation.
My overall experience has it's ups and downs, beginning with tutors leaving the course without notice. I really struggled without a laptop at the beginning but now I have one. I had some issues regarding student finance but now resolved. The positive part of my experience is I have had tutors that were supportive giving the best advices that truly helped me and of course my classmates as I was able to communicate and contact them when I needed help with assignments and classmates that I could trust.
I have in particular one tutor has shown us future job prospects related to what I am studying.
Despite being online the tutors were able to to engage with us on the virtual classrooms, the instruction given were clear and doing activities during the lesson helped to remain focused and interested.
The services and facilities are usually clean, the computers work quite well( especially in the library).
From my tutors I have great support except some exceptions . The University wasn't that much until recently when they provided me a laptop for my studies.