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Veterinary Physiotherapy at Plumpton is a huge let down unfortunately but has such potential to be a great course . The teaching and communication was absolutely dreadful! The lecturers clearly have huge amount of knowledge but simply don't know how to transfer that into their teaching and make it quite clear they dont have time for you. This is their first year teaching this course at Plumpton and have made that very clear with the lack of planning both theory wise and throughout he practical weeks. A few (not all) lecturers are very passive towards the students and make u feel like every question is a stupid one! Leaving you feel very deflated and non the wiser after each week staying at Plumpton . If you have previously done a course in body work or similar then the course may work for you but if you are fresh out of college with a lack of knowledge then it may be more of a struggle. Many complaints have been made by other students this year and nothing has been taken on board. There is little to no communication about upcoming big assignments and simply have to fend for yourself and hope for the best. I didn't want to have to write such a bad review but its the last resort in hope they might actually listen. The college itself is lovely, great location and other courses seem to run well here with a nice community in general but Vet Physio itself is a huge issue.
Distance learning for Vet Physio really just doesn't work the idea of it is great but you really need to be hands on all the time. The quality of work set is terrible and sometimes not even relevant to the course.
Good location and supportive teachers.
The course content is good and in depth. The training facilities are decent although it would be useful to have more practical lessons. I'm not keen on the placement year. I would prefer all three of the years to have a mix of college days and placement days. More activities and opportunities for students to socialise with each other would be good.
Really nice location. Easy to get to by car if you live locally. Public transport isn't great but there is the option of the college buses which run twice a day.
I enjoy the support from the lecturers and the college wanting to provide a nice studying environment for higher education students. I do enjoy the campus site however a disadvantage of this is that is very rural and no regular transport off-site aside from the coaches that arrive before 9.15am and leave at 4.30pm. Other than this I do enjoy my time at this college.
For the amount of content we have to cover, the lessons are really not long enough or spread out enough to cover it all. In terms of Anatomy and Physiology, it is such a broad and heavy topic to get through in a three hour morning with a 15-minute break. I appreciate the work the lecturers do to ensure to cover all possible content in this time, as some lesson powerpoints have to overrun onto the next week. I personally prefer online lessons as I am able to do this with full concentration rather than be quite exhausted from the two-hour coach journey but I also like the discussion aspect in our classes with the lecturer.
It’s brilliant place to study because this university location in countryside so it’s very relaxing and peaceful than busy noise city. People here are very kind and willing to help you even you don’t have support. There is no worse about it!
This course is amazing, very professional and wants you to learning properly. They are willing to help you further if you are struggling or stress with it. They can find work placement that fit your needs. I was very surprised they managed found my work placement fits my needs because I’m disabled, so at this work placement helps me and understanding me.
The rooms are very big than I thought. Very good value of money if u staying and with meals.
Distance is an issue for many, I originally thought I would be studying at the Netherfield campus which is much closer to me, instead I have to drive for an hour and 20 minutes to get to uni. The facilities are great for VN, we have a suite kitted out for practicals. However some organisation over who has what classroom during theory sessions should be reviewed.
The distance is the worst aspect, as I cannot stay at the campus because I am a carer for my mum at home. The best aspect is the tutors passion for the job.
It’s essentially in the middle of nowhere, and there have been accidents involving the buses they provide for transport, which really urged me into getting my driving licence.
Should never have signed up. The wine production side was of a better quality than the business stream, which was all a bit A level project unfortunately. Certainly gave me an appreciation for wine and travel. The course has expanded and modernised greatly which makes it more of a serious and academic programme. I went on to a good university and hopefully this year, a new uni to study at Masters level in a completely different field. Worked in wine for a few years afterwards but never seriously built a career in the trade. In fact my education at Plumpton made me competent in several areas, which was not appreciated by some of my colleagues whose wine career was not based on knowledge but by connections.
Was a long time ago that I attended for 2 years. Ive decided to leave a comment as some have echoed my own experiences. Newer facilities were just coming online in my day, never had any problems with the campus and winery.
A bit basic back in the day, was not sure which services could have helped me get over some of my student issues. The wider Uni of Brighton was accessible which helps a lot.
Teaching staff were a small close knit team, so they could be highly personable and also highly distant. As I had never been to college the academic side was a struggle that ultimately left me not graduating, despite all those wine books that were read. Hands on agriculture was great and the wider campus was a friendly community. The evening classes were a real lowlight and tuition could be a bit sparse. Looking back most of the people were fine, but a few so called toffs should have been told to go away pronto.
More of who you knew and not what you know at times. Trips to the continent were fantastic, credit to the lecturers for those. Wine production itself could be a bit sniffy and a few elitist types got away with being top dogs for no real reason other than they would sell their granny for a winery job. Wine business was far laid back, and personally it seemed to me to be a softer option in the wine school. In hindsight you really need to support yourself as the location is rural, the syllabus is quite broad. The quality of the students varied greatly which caused some friction, but personally it made more of an interesting cohort. As I was terrible at chemistry my future never lay in winemaking. Really they should be much more selective and expect previous qualifications or experience. It would have saved me a lot of time, money and hassle never to have been accepted onto this course!. The fellow students could be competitive with you and try to shove you out of their way!, as the best positions are hard to come by.
So far it's really good. We have good facilities at university that helps us with studying and gaining knowledge we need. Lecturers are organised and well done.
They looked for us to find work placements
LOVE IT :) Plumpton is a beautiful place and environment, staff are all really friendly and supportive, students all create a lovely atmosphere. Facilities are excellent
Very good, library is full of resources, canteens and snack bars have a variety of food
Very good, tutors are available at all times
Most - in depth lessons and content Least - all lectures are just a lot of information thrown at you at once
helped us find work experience placements
it is good, i am enjoying learning but it gets busy in the HE common rooms so it would be better if there was more so we have room to study. it would also be better if we could have more books
They are good, but it could be better if there was more books about veterinary nursing
we get lots of support e.g. if we are not doing well on a kahoot the lecture will message asking if we are ok and if we need any help with anything
i like the kahoots that we do to test ourselves, but i dont like the powerpoints
they do this by having us complete a number of hours at a work placement at a vet practice
It has bee really positive and helpful so far, meeting lovley people who are all passionate about the same things, it is a busy schedule as i have a job and my studies
great, clean and updated
good support and in depth with open door policies financial support is also available
Very interactive and good support and long powerpoints can be difficult to focus
Putting us with the most suitable placements