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I feel like the professors look out for us
Some of the professors are really good and other are quite bad
Its been a good adventure a true learning curve and a wonderful time spent with incredible friends and intelligent tutors
Good use of facilities but growing student body means space is becoming a problem
Personal counselling is fantastic tutors are very flexible and are willing to listen. they understand and provide good help
Ideal location in Bedford square
All of them are passionate, supportive and care about wellbeing
I have learned so many transferable skills especially through LAUNCH
Small community feel. high quality of lecturers + enjoy the college
Small facilities but capable of catering for students
Academic support and high personal support better than other unis but could improve
In central Bloomsbury London all the benfits of London
High contact hours + support. High standard of lecturers
I hope I have good employability
-More study space
Small lectures nice
Could be of higher quality
My overall experience so far of university has been mixed. The personal side has been difficult as I found it hard to adjust to living by myself. However, attending uni, the lectures have been great and the connections with our lecturers/tutors are brilliant due to the small size of the uni. It is a unique experience to go to NCH.
The academic support is extremely good, as you have 1:1 or 2:1 tutorials every week focusing on work you have produced. The personal support is also very good as they offer multiple different types of support such as group classes, individual support etc.
Yes, it's very central so there is lots of options.
The thing i like most about how my courses are taught is that you have to participate, since the class numbers are so small. There is a level of deeper understanding reached that most other lectures won't reach due to their large sizes. It is hard to think of something I dislike.
My uni makes effort by having guest speakers every week, career workshops and meetings with career advisers and they have links for all students types of career ambitions.
Small lecture sizes, 1-1 tutorials and lots of contact term make it easy, and fun, to learn. The atmosphere is collegiate- everyone knows everyone, but in a good way. I've loved it!
Although NCH doesn't have sports or music facilities, these can easily be found in London and the building we do have, 19 Bedford Square, is Grade II listed and beautiful.
The academic support is amazing- you get treated like a person with unique interests rather than a number.
It's in central London!
The 1-1 tutorials and talented, passionate professors.
NCH makes every effort. All undergrads take LAUNCH, a financial literacy and business module across all three years. There's also an active and friendly careers service.
So far... its a university... I learn things that I came here to learn... I could now compose a rather long rant on why this idea of a 'university experience' is not only damaging to the very idea of what higher education in supposed to be but additionally, in this case, has also undermined this very questionnaire and those like it. However, I will not bore you but merely mention that these sorts of questions are awful and perpetuate the ridiculous idea that one goes to university to party and not to try and live up to the name that we have so arrogantly given our species Homo sapiens (wise man)... This question should be removed.
Exceptional really, no complaints.
As indicated in my previous answer the support for academic feedback is fantastic with its one-to-one structure. As for the non-academic support this also seems to function well. I have only had to use the non-academic support system of NCH once and on that occasion they were prompt, kind but also effective.
As I commute in from outer outer London (zone 7 met line) I have no first hand experience with accommodations, but I have visited two of the university hall and they are all at most a 15min walk away from the university front door. As for amenities... I mean NCH is on Bedford Square in Bloomsbury so yes, access to local amenities is excellent and close.
The structure that each lecturer gives their course makes them unique and incredibly interesting. Additionally, I love the one-to-one feedback tutorials for each essay in each course.
NCH run a (as far as I am aware) a unique program called LAUNCH which is specifically designed to help students secure employment, ace interviews and/or find an entry point into the industry of their desired carrier. LAUNCH alone make NCH far superior, in relation to 'employability' , to any other university that, as mentioned above, I am aware off.
Good quality material, mostly good lecturers, motivated students. Career help could be greatly improved. Overall, a great Uni if you want a challenging and well-rounded humanities degree, it is a family-like atmosphere among students and you have a lot of possibilities within the Uni to start new projects and societies.
Very nice Common Room, and a beautiful building. Chairs in the lecture rooms a quite uncomfortable though.
Counselling is great, there is support available for anyone struggling or behind. Professional development support, on the other hand, is very half-hearted. A lot of room for improvement.
Great location in central London, even accommodations that are further out are only max. 30 min. away.
Most: Very intense and challenging. A lot of material is covered. Well structured. Least: Sometimes lectures can be held quite monotonously.
As said, very half-hearted.
Like any new start, I struggled to adapt but I know perfectly well that I am in the right place and that I still have a lot to look forward to. I enormously appreciated the way in which we are learned and the support which we have in permanence. The workload remains more or less manageable and if we ever have trouble with this there will always be someone to advise or help us
Great facilities, feel very lucky to be in this environment
As I said previously, we are in a very privileged setting allowing us to have a regular and personal follow-up. Thus, the feedback we have are particularly useful and detailed. The lecturers know us well allowing them to trace our academic evolution and to know the points that remain to be improved etc. This is reflected in the feedback we have from them, which are always more useful than each other.
Yes, I think it's perfectly located, right in the heart of London. In other words, you can find everything you need in walking distance (bookstore, library, cafes, restaurants etc). I chose not to live near my university to be far from the noise and buzz of the city. My accommodation is only 20 minutes direct on the tube from the university .
I find that we are very privileged in the way that our courses are taught. Indeed our one to one allows us to be particularly supervised and followed, just like our seminars and even lectures. The big advantage of NCH in my opinion is its size which allows it to teach in this way. So I have no negative points to give on this subject
I think that with the Lauch courses in particular our employability will be very much increased if we didn't have that program. Indeed, this allows us to develop skills that we would not have done otherwise. Whether it is the written expression, the way of expressing oneself, how to handle professional situations etc. In addition, the fact of being able to do a mix of different subjects as a bachelor giving us the possibility of having a more or less multidisciplinary bachelor will allow us to better understand the world around us and to better know how to act in different situations.