It has been amazing and learnt so much! Thank you to the pearson college team. All the staff understand the industry and how to communicate their experiences to the students.
Does very well at organising multiple speaking events from CEO's and management staff. Teaching team take the time and effort to help listen to your ideas and how you could improve on them.
The staff never shoot an idea down. Nothing is impossible.
Outstanding! NO FAULTS!
So far it has been good, it's quite new so it's different to adapt
They are good, everything we need
Good - central London so good places to go
Support is there when needed
After an initial struggle adapting to the independence of university, I now enjoy being a student at Pearson and find the support available incredibly helpful.
There are various workshops that take place regularly to help improve on an individuals' qualities and skills. Individuals from large, successful organisations such as Saatchi & Saatchi, are commonly invited to give speeches on qualities that companies look for when recruiting, as well as inspiring students by providing stories of how they have become successful within their chosen industry. There are many unique opportunities to increase employability skills such as Pearson's business trip to India to witness how businesses operate at an international level. Communication with other students can be incredibly helpful with apprentices from large, well known companies including: TfL, BBC, IBM,
Many of the lecturers are entrepreneurs. This enhances the quality of the teaching as it enables us to understand how business theory is applied to real life through our lecturers' personal experiences. Furthermore, this is beneficial to those of us who aim to own our companies in the future as there is a large amount of support available. Pearson is heavily focused on technology, with information and lectures being uploaded to the Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard. Whilst this can be a little frustrating at times with technical and navigational issues, it does mean that contacting lecturers is easy, and it's easy to know where all the information you need will be.
Student Union ensure that there are lots of social events on. These range from low-key pizza and movie nights, to skiing trips being organised. As part of the University of London, you can also become a member of Student Central which provides a variety of different activities and clubs that you can join.
As the university is relatively small, the number of facilities is low. However, those that Pearson do have, are very high quality, modern and clean. The study spaces are comfortable, cosy and have plugs for charging devices. The wi-fi at the uni is also very good. However, if you do plan on doing some work after lectures, having a laptop is a necessity. Whilst there are computers rooms, these are for animation students and cannot be accessed by those in the business school. As Pearson is part of the University of London group, you also have access to Birkbeck Library for some extra study space.
The uni is situated at Holborn, so is in the centre of London. Oxford Street and Covent Garden are both within 10 minutes walking distance and provide a vast array of activities to suit all tastes. Personal favourites of mine include All Bar One at Leicester Square and Tropicana Beach Club. Being in central London means that there are great transport links.
There is a chance to be given feedback on all assessment by giving in a brief 500 word document. Additionally, if you face any problems with a topic, the tutors are more than happy to set up some time to meet with you and discuss the issues if you give them an email. At current, I have not had reason to seek personal support and therefore am not very aware what support there is. However, if needed to, I would feel comfortable speaking with either my tutor or Student Services to ask where I could receive counselling.
It's going great so far! I do want there to be more support for students who are involved in different businesses outside of Uni and connect them, leveraging off Pearsons contacts. Hope it only gets better :)
They give the freedom to apply what is learnt into the real world from modules such as 'self managed learning' and 'consultancy project'. I am also working on a few ventures outside the University and I am receiving some support such as mentorship and connections.
MOST: The lecturers are friendly and more than willing to help students succeed. I've seen other University environments and quite often the lecturers don't have an interest in meeting the needs of each student. LEAST: Maybe this is a problem with the curriculum in general, but I would like more access to Pearsons' broad contacts and develop an 'Apprentice-style' module which is practical, relevant, and REAL. I don't want to learn how to get a job, I want to develop the skills so eventually I can provide jobs within my own business.
I'm not really involved as I can't dedicate the time. However, I do wish to start some societies around entrepreneurship.
Brilliant facilities. Nothing to complain about here.
City life is fantastic. I was born and raised in London so I know my way around.
I'm not involved much, but I do hope to start an entrepreneurship club where students can collaborate on projects they're working on outside of University. It'll also be a chance to learn from one another. My experience is reasonable, and I do think I can teach other students what to do and what not to do when starting a venture.
The support is great. I receive great tips from the teachers and implementation of their feedback has always brought about excellent marks!
It has been interesting. My uni appears to be amazing and modern and new from the outside, but is riddled with poor lecturers, no support and a lack of communication. If it were to improve, I would recommend to others.
Offers many industry days with large companies, as well as meeting, talks and other visitors. Hopefully will be able to complete an internship on my second year.
There is no structure. Information is not provided properly, at the right times, or at all. Some lecturers have no idea what they are doing, unable to use the technology and unable to stick to schedules. Student services idea of help is just telling you to look it up online. The good thing is the range of students. A great bunch.
There isn’t really one.
Modern and well equipped. Lacking in the library area.
There are literally none.
Support is rubbish. I’ve not even met my tutor yet because he ignores my emails and makes no attempt to see me. If you raise an issue nothing is done about it
It’s been good so far, and I’m enjoying how the course is different to the offering of any other university. However, I would like a bit more clarity in organisation and more societies.
Excellent effort to increase employability skills. The uni holds industry events and workshops with professionals to ensure we are up to date. We also get a guaranteed internship that is paid, so when that is sorted out it will be good.
I love that it’s industru and skilled based, rather than mainly focused on academia. We have the chance to use our own creativity and imagination to create our assessments, and have a lot of freedom. Moreover, we have many guest speakers in who provide a great insight into business. However, it would be nice to have more women lecturers and speakers who are successful in their field.
Limited student union as it is a small uni.
Very good. Free printing included. It would just be nice to have more work areas and access to computers. Also a library would be beneficial.
I love being in central London, Pearson’s Location is great.
Not the best due to being a small uni, however more people are forming a wider variety of societies.
Bad. We don’t get enough feedback or have someone we can talk to about issues, very difficult to rely on tutors.
With excellent pastoral and educational support from tutors and support staff, Pearson is a place of support, teaching, and educational brilliance. With excellent visitors, it provides a wonderful place to learn and grow, both socially and academically.
We have regular industry days, talks from professionals, and days focusing on employability skills. These are conducted both in-house by staff and by guest speakers. We are also guaranteed a summer apprenticeship, meaning that we can gain valuable industry experience at least once during the course.
Most - The fun, enjoyable lecturers make teaching fun, interactive, and approachable during any times of difficulty. Least - As it is the first time the course has run, one of our lecturers has been rather inexperienced and unable to property teach. However, this is only one of the many we have, and this issue has now been sorted and he has been replaced.
We don't have one.
The university itself has no actual accommodation, only recommendations for where students can stay, the cost of travel to and from university there, and brief descriptions. As such, I cannot comment on Pearson College's accommodation.
The building has recently been provided with new Wifi which is a welcome upgrade from last year. We have free tea and coffee facilities, as well as a microwave and dishwasher for use, and unlimited free printing. University is small but well equipped. A welcome upgrade would be a proper library.
London is the heart of nightlife, and, as such, social events are well organised and with great venues. There is a selection of places to visit, and with interesting USPs per place, whatever the budget.
Somewhat nonexistent. And, where they do, they are irregular and underfunded.
Excellent. Being so small, the classes are tutored very well, and the pastoral and personal support is amazing and unparalleled.
From an academic viewpoint I feel the tutors have provided good lessons and support in order for me to develop my knowledge. The uni is also ideal for me as I live at home and can quite easily commute there and back, as if I was working up there. It is common for people to commute also, so I don't feel I am missing out on not staying in accommodation. Although I have made some good friends at my uni so far, I do feel the social life is lacking. The societies are few and there are not many Pearson run social events (other than workshops where you meet others), so this is an area which could have been improved in order to improve my overall university experience so far.
The university provides various workshops, and ongoing support from your tutors. They also guarantee an internship.
I feel the tutors teach in a way making the course easy to understand. What I like least is that we are only in for two days a week, therefore we don't have time to go away and prepare for seminars.
There is a general London Student's Union we had the option to buy membership to, however I didn't join this and currently I don't feel there is many student activities/ groups to take part in at Pearson's.
The facilities are very good for a student, there are kitchens on each floor where you can make hot drinks free, also there is plenty of seating where you can focus and do your work.
The city life is good, but expensive. When nights out do occur they are really fun, but to do them all the time would break your bank as a student. I also feel being up London provides you with the advantage of being amongst the working world. Whether it is through networking or just getting to know the area, you become familiar with it, so it will not be such a drastic change if you wish to work here in the future.
There are a few clubs/ societies such as the finance society, however there are not many. I feel like this is somewhere the university could improve on.
Academic support at the uni is really good, they have a policy where you can just go up to your tutor at any time and ask for support. I haven't actually asked for personal support, but I feel the informal nature of the university would provide a good basis for someone to approach staff if they needed such help.