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I have loved my university experience so far. My accomodation has been great and my uni was my dream university anyways: and it has lived up to this! For future students, I’d say choose your university wisely. Choose it based on what you want and need, not just the reputation-although this is important too!-.
Lots of rooms to study in. One to one tutorial which leads to very fast feedback on work.
Our university has mental health advisors, you you can book sessions with if you need help. Moreover, each week we have an art therapy session, where we’re can come together as a group and just relax. In terms of academia, we have tutorials most weeks, allowing us to improve more on essays and work in general.
The student union represents the student body well, particularly since there are union members from different years.
Yes, it only takes me ten minuties or so on the tube and then a four minute walk.
At NCH, there are a wide range of societies- the charities society is just one of them. Moreover, you can introduce a sport or society if you want to.
I like the one to one tutorials the best. The aspect I like least is the sometimes differing teaching styles for the same course.
NCH has created a programme called launch, which we attend each week. This lesson helps us to understand how employers think, and also how to run our own business and market if we wish to in the future. NCH also has appointments we can book to get professional advice on our CVs.
Attending university has presented many challenges. I have learned and still am learning a lot about myself. Not just my capabilities as a student but an individual. I am still learning what it means to have a balanced lifestyle and I am still experiencing the positive and negative circumstances of independent adulthood. That being said, my university experience so far, has been a rollercoaster of many great things (such as finding a great group of friends, challenging myself academically and feeling inspired to try new things - like open mic poetry) and it has consisted of times of struggle. I can without a doubt say that I wouldn't have it any other way and I wouldn't want to have had all my experiences anywhere else other than NCH.
Considering the university is so small, I think the facilities are good. The rooms range in size, and are all comfortable , some are even very cosy. There are a good number of bathrooms and decent sized kitchen for the number of students who are around day-to-day. Since, we are surrounded by cafes, Bedford Square Gardens (which we have access to) and two libraries, I don't think - for now - there's a need for more than what we have now.
In terms of academic support, in addition to having great contact hours, I have the comfort of knowing that my professors are always willing to make themselves more available via email or to arrange extra meetings or seminars if need be. The relationship between to student and professor always feels like a professional and friendly adult setting, where both parties are heard and understood. In terms of personal support, my university always encourages students to book a counselling session if they feel they are struggling and encourage students to apply for extenuating circumstances if they feel they require it. This year in particular there have been more events and group sessions related to mental health and wellbeing. In addition, the wellbeing officers (as part of the student union) have always been available and helpful and have organised various events that have been supportive towards students who feel they are struggling or just need someone to talk to.
I think the Student Union has organised many great events and puts the effort to ensure student wellbeing and happiness, not only at university but in accordance with student's personal situations and lives. However, I do feel that more needs to be done to ensure that all kinds of student voices are better heard and acknowledged. I feel that there has been a tendency for drama and gossip within the student union as a result of that behaviour within the student body, which unnecessarily aggravates situations. We are a very small university, so this kind of behaviour is expected at times, and so we should be more aware and work to do and be better.
I think my university is perfectly placed. It's in a great central location of London, where everything is either walking distance or less than 20mins by tube or bus. There are a range of restaurants, supermarkets, pubs and even a cinema less than a minute away. Not to mention, access to Senate House Library, The British Library or even The British Museum. Lots of options for student to socialise or study. The only thing is that for accommodation, the further away from central you go the more reasonably priced accommodation is. So in my case, it can take 35-50mins by tube depending on the day or 1hr - 1hr30mins by bus.
The societies that currently run at my university are great, but I do feel that there could be a better variety. Not only this, but there is a pattern of societies being set up but are then inactive or run only for a short while. Sports has been increasing in the last year with boxing and football, but I do feel there could be more variety and encouragement with regards to sport. I think my university should encourage students to participate in sports run by Student Central or encourage students to join classes or a gym. I had to find places on my own and it would be helpful if my university had better suggestions (same goes for societies you can join at other universities should be more encouraged).
I like that all my courses are taught differently. Some lectures have slides and some don't; some seminars are related to reading or just discussion point; and tutorials are always relaxed and conversational. What I like the least, is that sometimes you can have too much going on at once in the span of two weeks which can be hard to balance and keep up with (particularly in 2nd year) - at times there can be overlaps between courses.
I feel that my university has been very helpful with regards to careers and employability from when I first started, as a result of the LAUNCH programme. The programme is part of my university's own diploma and teaches students finance, business, entrepreneurship and skills to prefer for the world of work. Not only does the LAUNCH programme prepares us for the world of work but our careers advisors are very helpful in assisting with CV editing and interview practice. My university is also full of people who have various connections that students can benefit from.
I have been very impressed both at the welcome I received and the ongoing support that I have had academically and personally. The in-class experience is very good, with small groups, and the personal tutoring sessions are always constructive. There are a wide range of optional lectures available, which also provide a rounded experience.
Very good on a general and personal level.
Very good communication from them
Yes, I travel by train into London. It's perfect.
There seems to be a good selection.
Nothing. I am entirely happy.
They give plenty of advice though it is not applicable to me.
My experience at NCH has been amazing so far. Studying in such a small institution makes you feel at home and surrounded by your family. Both lecturers and stuff are really friendly and you feel very supported.
We get feedback from our lecturers for every essay and presentation, both written and conversational. We're also assigned a Personal Tutor that we can contact if we have any issue. Besides, every term we get invited to different events and workshops related to mental health, to get help if we need to write our essays...
NCH is located in Bloomsbury, only 40 minutes away from my house, which is perfect. The university is very close to the tube stations of Tottenham Court Road, Russel Sq and Goodge St, so getting into uni is not difficult at all. NCH is very close to Oxford St, SoHo and other important streets, so shopping and getting food around uni is very easy.
As NCH is a small university, we don't have a lot of societies available. However, we are working to form more societies and sports teams every year and some interesting options are offered to us: Lit Soc, Vegan Soc, Law, etc.
The thing that I enjoy the most about our course is the fact that the number of students is small. This allows us to get more personalised lectures and tutorials and to have, for example, marked essays every week.
We have a whole subject designed to help us with this topic; LAUNCH. We get help to create our CVs and Cover Letters, we are taught the basics of Financial Literacy, we receive emails about job fairs and other career events...
I have had a wonderful time- I don't want to leave! To be honest this University is growing all the time and I cannot wait to see where it is in 10 years time. The academic offering, student-faculty ratio, and focus on interdisciplinary thought is unrivalled.
Excellent- the toilet paper is particularly good.
Excellent all-round. The creation of a post specifically for mental-health has been a real bonus.
Yes- it is very well located
Societies and sports are growing- these rely on student input and interest, both of which are increasing.
I like that we have tutorials for each of our formative essays. We receive constructive and curated feedback, which helps us develop our writing and advocacy skills. I must say, other than Oxbridge, I am not aware of a University that offers such a personable service.
We are very lucky. The LAUNCH careers programme is geared to help us figure out and then find employment.
Very happy so far - excited for the next 3 years. I really like my course and the reading I've been doing so far, and I'm eager to get started with other modules.
Pretty good - it's a very nice and cozy environment, but it's pretty much limited to the one building
Very good - feedback is comprehensive, and there are many mental health workshops and counsellors
Not the most active, but they are very good at organising events
Very good location.
Not many since it's a small uni - but it's easy to create new societies and others in my year have already done so.
Frequent one-to-one tutorials are very good. Lectures are very comprehensive and engaging. I also appreciate the work-load, which while heavy is very good practice and stimulation
They have a very good careers consulting service which I've already used plenty of times, as well as seminars and the LAUNCH programme for professional skills
Not very amazing. The uni is Okay at best. Not many students, tiny facilities and overall not an oxbridge standard. But if you're looking for a smaller uni with more contact and support then this is good for you
very bad. Tiny house, never any space. Always super busy, never any place to study
Great support. Personal tutorial once a week with your lecturer.
Never hear or see from them so not very good. Hardly any communication
Very close to all accommodations and central in London so you can get anywhere within 10 minutes
Not very good
very small classes so lots of interaction with professors and lecturers. Not very many students
Very good at NCH. LAUNCH programme that gives you professional skills and prepares you for work life
My experience as been different due to personal reason but the university has assured me and given me the help that I have required when I have been open and honest with them. Lecturers have been very prompt and helpful when it comes to assignments and help isn’t far away if you need it. All you have to do is ask
Very good. We have a common room, everything is kept clean and tidy. Offices and accessible and in terms of noise pollution there is hardly any.
Very good. Very responsive and understanding
Very responsive! As soon as there is an issue or problems that need rectifying not only are they dealt with but dealt with in a timely manner.
Yes it is very close to all local amenities including a library, theatres, transport lines and many eateries.
For such a small university there is a lot on offers and if you do not find what you are looking for there are opportunities to create various different societies and open up to new ideas
I like how personal the lectures seminars and1:1s are taught they push me to engage with my learning on a deeper level. However, this can also be overwhelming at times as there is a lot going on that you get lost in what to prioritise.
We have the NCH launch program that exposes us to many different aspects of employability. Many guest speakers come in and coach us on how to approach the work place and what will be expected of us
It's been a long three years, and I am, truth be told, ready to join the real world. However, NCH has provided an incredible environment to meet people, get to know the way that I think and learn, and from which to familiarise myself with London.
The only thing that I feel it's really missing is a larger kitchen
This is one of NCH's strongest points. Their welfare team are incredibly responsive, and if they are ill-equipped to deal with an issue will very quickly find somebody who is able. The tutors are also highly responsive
They are incredibly hard-working, and respond quickly to democratic input.
It's superbly placed. In my first two years, I found that the commute was very easy, and could be conducted in a number of ways. There are a huge range of amenities available near my university- within a five minute walk, I can get a home-made salt-beef bagel, buy the ingredients for a sandwich at Sainsbury's, get a free vegan curry, access a farmers-market, buy a bed, headphones, swedish meatballs, or a copy of Beyond Good and Evil. It's pretty solid
They are few at the uni itself, but this is largely due to the size. However, we are given the flexibility to easily set them up, and have a wide range available at Student Central just around the corner.
I love the close environment in which we learn - all of our ideas are open to discussion, which is ideal. The only downside is how intense the work-load can be. This is worthwhile, but tiring
It dedicates a lecture every week to developing these skills, aids us in finding internships, and even paid for me to undertake an unpaid internship over the summer, which has developed into a job. I couldn't be more appreciative.
I do enjoy my studies, however it would be very helpful if the building was bigger, we had more societies, Erasmus programme, private library etc. It would be also helpful if college provided more outside study courses like for example language classes.
Good, but the university is small. The building could be bigger, having our own library would be helpful .
Not that many societies
I love the fact that professors are engaged and that we have the ability to have one to one tutorials + availability of resources in Moodle.
The university helps with finding works placements. We also have launch programme, we can meet with someone to ask about cv etc. We have many possibilities.