Absolutely loved it, I'm sad to be in my final year. Its so nice to be at a uni that prepares you for when you leave and go into the work enviroment. I've studied topics that genuinely interest me and been to India with their guaranteed internships programme.
At least one a term we have talks from leading business men and women giving at insight into what they do as a job and how they got to be in the position they are in. Also, at the beginning of each year the uni holds a career festival.
Every course I have done has always taught me something I didn't know, it's intellectually stimulating. Though sometimes the lecturers don't have as much of an interest in your grades compared to others.
Amazing, every book you need is either on the bookshelves or on the OLE and if it isn't then you simply request it and the lecturer do their best to get in accessible from there. The kitchen are has everything you need, boiling water, cold water, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and fresh milk every morning.
I commute so don't have the night life aspect of London but in the day there is loads of things to do. The DOJO app is so helpful for finding fun things to do.
I haven't had to receive personal support from the uni so can't comment on that but the academic support is always there when you need it. I know of a number of people that have required support and received it- the tutors go beyond what they need to to help.
I have met some great people and learnt loads studying at pearson. I have furthered my passion for business and the lecturers have really inspired me to push for what I want. I enjoy waking up and making my way to university and I am actuallt excited to see what the day brings. I have found the social side of London difficult. As there is no accommodation at pearson college. Students are “advised” to stay in suggested accommodation. This has meant a lot of my friends I have made at university are scattered around London and meeting up all together is costly and time consuming. If there was halls it would defiantly be an improvement.
Helping students to tailor CVs, learn presentation skills, communication skills and toke manangekent. I have been taught these key skills and they have greatly helped me find a job whilst studying
Lecturerers aren’t just lecturerers. They often run business themselves, advise businesses or have worked the module they are teaching. E.g. law module is taught by an ex lawyer. However this often means that their actual teaching skills are not very good. They often struggle to engage with a class and I often find myself struggling to follow as they cram lots of information very quickly. They may have all of this knowledge but it appears they struggle to communicate it.
Average. There’s great studying areas for students. Kitchen facilities are great. No library unlike other universities. No outside area it’s all in an office building. No smoking area. Often there is too many students in a seminar or lecture.
It can be very independent in student accommodation. Lots of international students can create barriers for social interaction. Flat mates often don’t venture out into the communal areas. Night life is expensive and all in the centre of London. There’s nothing on the outskirts which would make getting there and back cheaper.
Educational feedback is great. There’s always someone on student services to talk to and they always have an answer to your queries. Personal counselling I haven’t seen any signs of.
Excellent. There are many social events which are available and accessible to all students, which are catered to many needs. Although there isn't the diversity of many public universities, there are many opportunities to get stuck in and develop your career.
Definitely, there are many networking events, industry days and they even have a guarenteed internship scheme. The curriculum is developed with businesses in mind, and the theory is always linked back to how this works in practice.
The tutors and lecturers have had practical experience in their area of expertise which really helps to bring the theory and course content to life.
Really good, all the core textbooks are available around the university. There are study rooms and break-out areas which means there's always the right kind of space to work in. The university is high-tech and there are all the resources available for studying.
There's always something going on in London. Things to see, do, try, learn and eat. A stones throw away from many business head offices, the theatres and many museums and galleries. You'll never be lost for things to do.
Excellent. If there are any queries, there will always be a tutor willing to help answer any questions and provide feedback. The college have a feedback policy for all coursework and they will run workshops to build on the skills necessary to succeed.
University has been quite interesting, lots of opportunities to put ones-self into numerous social environments. It’s a nice experience thus far and I will tell you more later.
They offer a large number of skills training programmes and often we have guest speakers that are industry experts to give us advice, guidance and training.
Some lecturers are less interactive than others and this can lead to a less enjoyable session and most likely, a lower intake threshold. I do like the amount freedom and independence they I still in us. They also encourage self study and pursuing areas of interest vigorously
Excellent, world class building and facilities
City life is fast paced and exciting, it is quite congested and overwhelming but overall it is an inspiring and exciting way to live
Academic: 7/10 Personal: 6/10
Overall experience very positive. The content is intellectually stimulating and real word oriented. 60% of the tutors are really good. Marks released too late though
By making the modules industry oriented and giving me the opportunity to acquire some essential skills that employers look for.
Most: intellectually stimulating modules Least: Marks released very late
Lecture room a bit uncomfortable because there are no tables and writing becomes challenging
London is wonderful. Moreover, the College’s location is fantastic
Tutors are very helpful and always available to answer questions. However, the personal tutor has been relatively useless in my case.
Very good, I have experienced a lot through all the different companies I have been to and the various trips such as the Estonia International Business Competition trip and experience in running a social enterprise such as Once Upon a Doug.
We have industry days where we get to visit the HQ of companies such as Unilever, IBM, Savilles etc and are given a task which we then have to present our solution to which gives us communication and innovation skills.
I like that we are given insight into what businesses are doing in real life I don't like that it is a broad subject with a lot of what we learn not relating to assessments
Good. Always something happening with lots to experience.
Tutors are always around the uni to help out with any careers help or assessment advice. Not sure about personal.
Studying at Pearson has been a highlight in my studies so far. It has opened doors to me that I have never imagined. I've also considered routes that I never have before (such as possibly specialising in Medical Law). Overall, Pearson College London has given their students a warm welcome and a great learning experience.
PCL has been incredibly helpful by hosting interesting events, internship talks and so on. One of them has resulted in me getting a 2 month placement in New York this summer. Pearson College London gives students opportunities to find a matching internship for them.
I thoroughly enjoy the interaction between students and lecturers. As Pearson College London is a more private uni, students get to talk to their lecturers and ask questions more often than in regular unis with large lecture halls. The classroom atmosphere gives it a more active and personal atmosphere while maintaining it academic.
Excellent. We are provided with physical books for our course all around the floors, and an entire online library all which are free to use. We have also been given kindles for our reading.
Being based in Holborn, Pearson is surrounded by almost everything that Central London has to offer at a walking distance. However, one downside would be the constant problems when travelling.
Some very good and relevant things like industry days which provide insight into real life work. However, many things need to be improved like making sure tutors are fit to teach.
skills sessions available unreliable about work placements though, said they'd give us guaranteed internships but no news still
like presentations and links to industry and real life work some tutors are just bad and can't teach, always technical issues and last minute changes some assessments dont even make sense and some lecturers are unhelpful - waste of uni fee
no library online library - very limited access no computers wifi is bad
no persomal counselling feedback is quite good from certain tutors
So far, I have had a very good experience with Pearson College, ultimately university is down the the education and I feel I couldn’t have gone to a better uni for this reason. The tutors are specialists and charismatic in how they teach, Pearson is always there to help you when you need them which is a sigh of relieve when a problem occurs.
Pearson offers a lot of Industry days, opportunities to meet with employers and network. There is an annual careers festival as well as a guaranteed internship scheme.
The classes are quite small, which for me I feel I concentrate a lot more and receive a lot more help then I would at any other uni. The downside to that, is that the uni is business orientated, the uni focuses heavily on business opportunities for students with very little opportunities for law.
Pearson has good facilities, breakout and tea areas are very nice but lacks space for students to study in a quiet environment. Having a laptop or device is important, as the course is research orientated these tools are required.
London probably has the best city life in the UK, there is so much to do that you’re spoilt for choice. It depends how you want to live, I enjoy going out every now and again with friends and going out with work friends, there is always something to do, transport is incredible for this reason.
The personal tutor assigned to students is a massive help, knowing that you can ask any question you need to with a tutor you often meet is really helpful. Feedback is given on mock exams and assignments, the personal tutors are there to support your personal life as well, if you’re having problems at your accommodation or work they are always happy to help.
It’s been very tough. But there’s the most support you can never of expected from a university. But with this I have managed to continue on my course and continue to want to achieve.