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Marjon offers a real hands on approach with the courses offered. The overall contact time I have had with tutors has been perfect for me with them being available for a meeting after a simple email. I have gained valuable experience and knowledge from my course which has left me in a good position to now go onto a PGCE degree. My social life has also benefited from Marjon after meeting great life-long friends which I have stayed with from the start-moving into halls.
Sport Coaching and PE is taught with a mixture of lesson types. Right from the start of my course I was able to teach my peers in various sessions which gave me valuable experience progressing through the years. At Marjon, I have been able to underpin my practical lead sessions with relevant literature learnt in classes.
The student union at Marjon are there for you with any problems you may have whilst at university. They also put on various events throughout the year. Their office is central to the university allowing students to come in.
Friendly atmosphere, great access to main campus and sports facilities next door.
Sports facilities for my course has been perfect. Most practical lessons take place in our sports hall right next to halls.
Although Marjon is not central to Plymouth, it has great bus and travel links.
I am personally involved in the football team, we have training once a week and a match on Wednesday. The football team caters for all abilities with 5 teams on show.
Student support, finance and futures. Marjon helped me get a placement during my second year, I am not from Plymouth and therefore had limited links, however, the futures team helped me get in contact with a teacher to then start my placement.
My course is absolutely fantastic. I have made wonderful friends and I look forward to coming in to uni every week. Such a fantastic university, I highly recommend!
Amazing Futures team on hand to help with future career prospects.
I came to Marjon as a mature student in 2019. I was incredibly nervous about returning to education, but Marjon proved to be an incredibly supportive environment and I immediately settled in. The lecturers are all absolutely brilliant, they are so passionate about the course, and so supportive of our learning.
Excellent facilities, an amazing teaching team and a lovely welcoming atmosphere.
Plenty of entertainment on campus, with excellent transport links into town.
There is a counselling centre on campus, along with a fantastic Student Support team too.
Phenomenal, amazing as well as entertaining. As a disabled learner I felt included within all of my learning journey. Nothing is impossible and with the correct support in place everything is achievable.
Everything you do within your course is to help you find employment, most courses have guest speakers who are ready to answer any questions you feel could help you gain and develop transferable skills. Most of the courses have a placement as part of the course to enable hands on experience and the ability to gain extra skills
Currently the course is taught half on line and half on campus. Usually the course is taught on campus with placement experience.
The student voice is well represented on campus and they will go above and beyond to help with any problems. This year especially they went the extra mile to ensure that all first year students had some form of Freshers Entertainment on campus for the first year students.
Sports facilities and labs as well as the psychology lab spaces. If you do not have a laptop when you join the university the Information Technology team can lend you a laptop until you are able to purchase your own. The finance department may also help you out with funding towards equipment. The library staff are very helpful and the library split on three levels has something to help everyone whiht their learning.
Taxi and bus service from campus into the city centre for the night life as well as the Hoe and the Barbican. Also you can catch a bus from the University to Tavistock or Dartmoor if you wish to go walking or just enjoy the serene scenerey
There are many sports and societies on campus you can join and the amazing thing is you can join as many clubs as you want to join. From LBGT and Geek Squad to Swimming and Waterpolo to Football and Rugby and many more. The good thing is if you find there is not a sport or social club you wish to join if you get enough people together to run a club take it to the student union and ask if they could help you set the club up. There is something for everyone of all ages including a mature student group which was set up this year
If you are homesick, or struggling with issues there is always someone with a cheery smiley face ready to help or point you in the right direction for support. If you are a student with a disability and would like to come to university, but are struggling the support to help you feel included within the university is phenomenal from one on one support to a mentor and even study support as well as on site counselling. All of the support is on one level, from finance to adminissions, futures training and many more. All of the support staff have been in similar situations and had similar feelings to how you will be feeling and are exceptionally brilliant at easing you into your next steps for your future.
So at the end I was forced out of my own education instead of being helped out. My withdrawal from was processed without my signature and without my consent. I never felt i could talk to the lectures when I was stuck, in fact one time I was called lazy by the head of department because I couldn't understand something. The university caused me so many mental health issues I had to be placed on medication as yet again,no support. Communication between the lectures and the students was abysmal and basically non existent. I was given three days to prep for an important exam and their excuse was just "you should have already known". Not only this when i tried to complain to the university they refused to accept it. You get the idea. Go somewhere else if you want a good education.
Despite this university raving about how small it is and how much the lectures can support you. Its all lies , no clear communication , no support ,was made to feel stupid when I had to ask questions so stopped asking them. Self taught half the subjects in the end. Do not recommend .
I’m loving it. A great start and a good bunch of people to be around here at Marjon. Very supportive network and everyone kind of knows each other. It’s a lovely atmosphere
Always a futures and careers person available to talk to you. The course I am on they pair you with someone working at BBC in journalism to get help with your idea career. A lot of work with the BBC and the contacts known by lecturers mean that getting a job in this field of work could be very likely.
The days off sometimes drag as sometimes there is not enough to do work set wise. I love the variety of stuff we do in the course and that it’s not just news we cover but all different aspects of journalism
Very representative. Listen to new ideas and provide for you with your suggestions. Very organised and hold good events
Loads of great facilities. Gym, climbing wall, swimming pool, cinema room. There’s of stuff to do here
Literally a five min walk. Everything is so close by and in the same area because it is a very small university. It’s great
Plenty of sports and societies to get involved in. Quite a sporty uni too. There’s a society for everyone
Very good support. Counselling centre and student support here to help provide for you
Worse but the best years of my life Friends are the best support system you have here Ask for help when need it Focus on doing the best for yourself not anyone else
The futures team
The lack of communication between lectures
More female representation
I love it, the uni is small which is perfect for me. I felt very at home and welcomed from the first day. The course is amazing and the lecturers make everything interesting. The only draw back is the campus being a drive away from town and the lack of non sporting societies.
My course is for a specific career (speech and language therapy) so when we graduate we can go straight into a newly qualified SLT job. Helped by placements in each year and professional knowledge and skills module each year.
Most: Great lecturers with extensive knowledge as they are/were all practising clinicians. Placement alongside lectures. Least: Placements can be very far away.
It is a small uni so the SU are very approachable and value student opinions and ideas. They are very willing to help in any way they can.
Speech and language therapy clinic rooms are really good and have a resource room with hundreds of assessments that students can go in and study. Library is really good and you can request books that aren’t available. Sports centre is very good and reasonably priced for students.
All uni accommodation is on campus so a 30 second walk to lectures. Lidl and Tesco are a 30 minute walk away along a busy road. 20 minute bus ride into town but bus goes from right outside uni. McDonald’s and KFC 10 minute walk away.
Lots of sport societies. Very few non sport societies.
Academic: Small course so about 5 people per tutor in each year group. Makes them very approachable and you can always talk to other tutors if yours isn’t available at the time. Feedback from essays and coursework is good and can be discussed with tutors. Don’t get exams back to no direct feedback but sometimes given generalised. Personal: student support approachable. Counselling tends to have a 5/6 week wait after initial appointment.
Great experience. Just wish I lived in halls. I’d recommend living in halls because you get much more of a sociable experience . I wish I did as I didn’t really have that in first gear
Yes it does that
We have ‘the workshop ‘ next to the BBC which is AMAZING
Lots of them
Yes it is in a good location. It has lots of buses which quickly come. The accommodation is right next to the uni. Not even a 5 mins walk away. Perfect
Lots of sports societies but not many others
Yes good but I haven’t directly dealt with them
I’ve really enjoyed it. I’ve discovered things I never new I would enjoy. I’ve made friends both on my course and in my halls. I’m doing well academically and socially and I’ve seen both my mental and physical health improve
We have a “futures” team who are on hand for drop in sessions. They will help with job applications, career advice and other queries
I like the variation between lecturers teaching style. The content is well planned and there is minimal heavy essay work. Some students don’t feel comfortable to approach the lectures, mostly not due to the fault of lecturers but that can create stress amongst students and staff
The student union are easy to contact and talk to, put on brilliant events and ensure the university is meeting the high standards expected
Excellent. Mostly kept in fantastic condition. Top of the range sports facilities, on campus bar, shop and canteen.
Yes. The university is a 20-30 minute bus ride from town and most outside accommodation. It’s a short walk from local supermarkets and has its on sports facilities
There is a wide variety of sports but only a few societies, each with a very specifically targeted audience
The lecturers and tutors are all more than happy to help at any time of day. They offer support in person and over email. Counselling is available however there is a waiting list
It’s been great. I’ve learnt a lot of skills for after uni life that will really help me. It’s such a lovely campus and the nature of the small size really makes it lovely to get to know everyone.
Employability team help with CVs and applying for jobs and interviews which is really good. I also like that they can help you up to three years after you graduate
I like the practical side of it. It’s very hands on which is good. I think the planning and communication could be better between lecturers, sometimes we get told conflicting things
The SU are good at putting on events but there could be a better student feel, I don’t feel I know them very well
Very good. Lots of places to go depending on what you need. Ie quiet space to work or chill with friends.
Yes it is central and close to everything I might need
There’s lots of different opportunities to take part in sport or societies. There are many non sporting clubs too. And it is really easy to set up your own society if it doesn’t already exist
I haven’t made use of much support as it wasn’t very helpful to my last year so I’ve used external support.