Good: - lectures recorded online - great location - modern building - accredited by uni of Kent - experienced lecturers Bad - lack of support - inconsistent with grades for their Sustainability module - ridiculous deadlines - low job prospects
- They have industry days but there are very few and have limited spaces - Internships are offered if you have 95% attendance otherwise they do not care if you will get a job by the end of your studies - They have a great network but only the best students will be exposed to the best opportunities
Most liked: - all lecturers are experts in their fields with real-life work experience relevant to your modules so learning is rich - mostly in 3 days a week so plenty of time to socialise and work part-time - a lot is expected from you in terms of the quality of your work - accredited by Uni of Kent Least liked: - some lecturers are stricter in terms of marking than others which shows in the overall grades and nothing is done to fix this - deadlines are extremely tight with all coursework in for the same day which is unrealistic - you have one week between final lectures/seminars and submitting all of your work which is stressful and you must work on your assignments as you go along
The working areas areas are clean and comfortable and there are showers for those who decide to walk/cycle to uni. However there is not a quiet working area which is needed as the study areas can become loud and overcrowded due to the open design of the campus. Kitchen facilities are great with a free selection of teas/coffees, hot/cold water on each floor including fridges and a dishwasher. There is plenty of space to enjoy your food.
Location is perfect, right in the centre of London with Holborn station 5 minutes away, Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square all 15-20 minutes walk. Plenty pf places to eat on the same street where the uni is located: McDonalds, Sainsburys, Pret etc
- Quality of support is dependent on who your tutor is - Very low support in terms of career goals, if you do not know what you want to do or you have not got relevant work experience/internship they do not care to help you - No extra support for ethnic minority/low income backgrounds - Feels like you are on your own from day one - Tutors are too busy with other projects/jobs/lecturing/companies to commit to supporting you
I was able to approach my course with no previous experience or industry based skills and whilst they may have been weird, exhausting or even just confusing, I loved every single day.
Escape Studios have strong industry links and make a continuous effort to encourage you to engage with them and open/explore different potential career paths.
I like the studio style education scheme. The wacom tablets are terrible and I don't understand why more funding cant be put into them.
Excellent. The industry standard equipment really helps present a career standard studio experience to each student. The wacom tablets for escape studios however could be improved as the quality of the touch sensitivity isn't the best.
I mean central London isn't ideal for price but it has to be said that it is one of the best areas of interest and inspiration and I think it is a grand location for a studio which benefits from its fast paced and engaging local area.
Brilliant. The small classes makes it really easy to engage yourself as much to the course as you want/can.
My experience thus far has been good fun, and a good learning curve, it has allowed me to grow and experience opportunities which I may not have had if I were not placed in this environment.
yeah they have an exceptionally developed employability department, which engages professional services.
How the year is laid out, means we get less time to revise for exams and that deadlines are right after teaching weeks.
Not bad, some parts are limited, such as space and campuses. However the internal professional services are great, including the access to tutors
Yeah great location in central London. Easily accessible from anywehere.
Support is there partially by some tutors. However, less so by others.
My overall university experience has been amazing. From day one I have been pushed by other like-minded students. My financial burden has been lifted through not having to pay for any materials. Due to a massive online library.
Every month we have Work Fitness Week. This is a full week of talks from CEO all across the industry and on the Friday the week-long event ends with a full industry day on Friday. Here we focus on one theme. Build our teamwork, communicate, interpersonal, problem-solving and many more skills.
I have no regrets about choosing to study Business Management and Marketing at Pearson College London. a BA (Hons) with industry exposer at the heart. Allowing me to network, develop my professional career and unlock opportunities. Within a term, at the uni, I have started a business with a group of friends and due to the support the business is finding success after success
My university's facilities. Studying inside Pearson Office, with only two floors dedicated to the business school and with well over 100 people you would expect their not to be much space to crash out, grab a coffee or do some work. However, due to the clever design aspects, the allocation of spaces has been superb. There is quiet sections and non-quite sections. Lots of plugs sockets so that you can work anywhere at any time as you wish
Pearson College London is set in the Heart of Central London. Sitting in Holborn, you have all the shops in the area within walking distance. Convent garden is not more than 10 minutes away. The tube station and Bus stops are easy to get to.
Feedback is almost given straight away and when it is given, it is clear and constructive, so much so that within a month of doing a piece of work my marks went from below 50 to 68. The student services staff and all staff have an open-door policy, giving me the freedom to ask for anything at any time. The emailing system is highly effective with responses coming the next day.
Excellent. Communication with regards to results and timetables could be improved/smoothed out but otherwise I cant fault it. Would highly recommend to all budding business-people.
Yes, industry days are amazing, really valuable and unique to this uni (the partners they invite it are outstanding, we have had Google, Microsoft, Dyson, entrepreneurs, charities - all sorts!). Also you are supported to get an internship, and are told how each assessment/presentation/skill in your curse will benefit you in the real world which helps keep you motivated too.
Love the flexibility (given both live lectures at uni and recorded versions long before seminars) and that I was given the chance to specialise or accelerate my degree after the 1st year. You don't get the 'big uni experience' e.g. there are not many societies or clubs to join, not very social. But its more business like, making it good preparation for employment in a big corporate office and it suits me!
Good, modern, free tea and coffee is really nice, lots of nice work spaces, no physical library but extensive online resources, adequate canteen
So central with a few different tube stations in walking distance, couldn't be easier for central London.
Good, you have a variety of people to talk to so can find someone you are comfortable with (Personal tutor, module tutor, module leader, program leader, principle, student services, plus you can approach anyone else you like, everyone wants to help). Counselling/drop-ins is provided which is really nice.
Very good - stressful whilst working as well though, but there is lots of support from both Transport for London and the College itself which is very useful
Best experience so far, couldn’t have achieved half of what I have done if it wasn’t for my university. I have done an internship in a FTSE 100 company as well as meet Levi Roots.
By having industry days that help you interact with different companies as well as helping you with your job networking skills.
Pro - the experience that the lecturers have that helps contextualise the lesson a lot more and brings it to life essentially.
They are very resourceful that cater to our personal academic and everyday needs. For example: - Coffee machine - Personal tutor - Counsellor - Lecturers that you can talk to
Yes definitely. We are near The British Museum as well as the Royal Courts of Justice. We are also near university accommodation which is good for the students that go to university.
Very consistent and professional across academical and personal grounds. They help to make sure that their are no other cause for concerns as well as catering to your every need.
I wouldn’t recommend the uni or some of the modules on the course. Only recommend the fact that the degree is free. Very unorganised and not realistic about time lines. No social network or university experience
Offer meetings and connect with partners
Online lectures should be more interactive. Seminars are not planned well and do not relate to assessments
Good building and facilities as a whole
Very bad student services and some course leaders are awful. Tutors are good
Loved it / since it is a small uni, you get to know everyone and therefore become very comfortable very quickly. Lots of extra opportunities offered and the lessons are amaizng
Industry days Networking opportunities Cv Clinics Mick interviews
Most - very interactive, delivered from professionals Least - not much
Very very top Free printing Free drinks machines Plenty of area to study Professional tutors who have real life experience Lectures from people who have experience An immense number of extra talks from high senior professionals
Right in central London therefore easy to commute to and very close to everything
Counsellor are al hours plus personal tutors. You get to know all the tutored since it is a very homely small uni
Pearson College London is a business school with a growing potential. Its selling point is the location in Holborn and the connection it has with multiple companies.
Pearson College London sends vacancies through email and via app. It uploads the vacancies in the Work Fitness App which give students the opportunity to register to networking events, apply for jobs, developing employability skills through online video training.
The tutors are what I like the most about the way the course is taught. They answer email within 5 minutes, they are always available for any questions.
The facility is divided into 4 welcoming and well-structured floors, 3 for the Business school and 1 for Escape Studios. The cafeteria and the study room are located in the basement to give student a quite area where to work.
Pearson College London is located in Holborn, the central area of London where the best universities, cafeterias, offices and museums are located.
The support offered by tutors, counselling and student services has been remarkable. They answer my email within 1 working day, they provide me further online academic material or tutorials. Each student has a personal tutor. He has also helped me to build my CV and find internship opportunities. Pearson provides Work Fitness App to find work opportunities, networking events and build up professional skills through tutorials. Moreover, every month it organises the Work Fitness Week to make students practice interviews, and listen to business panelists.