Very hands on
No gyms or extra curricular activities, would like to see partnerships for sport classes, nicer library and study centre
Loads to do, diverse, a lot of things are free :)
Tennis, yoga, movie clubs
Pretty horrible besides being in London. I am a visiting student here from the US and it is very much different from what I expected. It is very small, but if you like that you might like it here. The living conditions are bad; I had mould and I still have spiders in my room. Overall, I could not go back for another semester.
One of my professors is absolutely horrible. He won't even allocate time to meet with his students! Also he just doesn't teach and doesn't know what he is teaching. He also doesn't reply to his emails. The rest of my professors are fine
Pretty outdated and gross. The boys bathrooms are sort of nice though because they have gotten redone. The laundry room only has 5 washers and dryers, of which only 2 actually work.
Richmond is about 45min - 1hr from central London. The town of Richmond is quite nice.
Haven't explored these options, but probably bad.
it was the worst, bad teachers, none of them know how to teach , it's not even a real university. cant say one good thing about it. The facilities are awful. there are rats in the wall at the residence
NOTHING GOOD, student union is bad, especially the woman in charge is an absolute joke.
london is great
its non existent, they charge 1000 for arranging an internship with average companies and the woman in charge of internship has a superiority complex.
STUDENTS SHOULD ENJOY STUDYING HERE . LOCATION AND COURSE AMAZING. PROFESSOR FRIENDLY AND SUPPORTIVE. YOU WILL HAVE TO STUDY AND BE WELL PREPARED FOR THE PRESENTATIONS. INTERNSHIPS WILL HELP YOU AS WELL. TRY AND DO INTERNSHIPS WITH YOUR DISSERTATIONS.
THE PROJECTS GIVEN REALLY HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE INDUSTRY AND THE GUIDANCE FROM PROFESSORS MAKES ME CONFIDENT FOR INDUSTRY
ENJOY THE WAY COURSES ARE TAUGHT. PRESENTATIONS ARE A CHALLENGE . SHOULD PREPARE WELL FOR IT .
EXCELLENT AND EXCELLENT LOCATION
AMAZING TRULY LONDON AND INTERNATIONAL SETTING
VERY GOOD .PROFESSORS ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND BECAUSE OF SMALL CLASS SIZES YOU KNOW THEM PERSONALLY AND GET GREAT SUPPORT
I've really enjoyed my course so far and look forward to seeing what the next year of it will bring. I think University in general is one of those things where, if you take advantage of the opportunities you're offered and really get into your subject, you'll likely enjoy your time more and get more out of the experience, particularly at masters level.
As a postgrad, there's a careers portal and an opportunity to do an internship as part of your degree. Your course convenor for your programme can also be very helpful on this front.
The classes are small, so if you are willing to put the work in, you can get a lot out of them and learn a lot, which is great. You do either one course per semester or two, so the contact hours are dependent on that!
The ones I've experienced have been or have had what I've needed- there's a cafe and canteen, and there's a library with good online resources as well.
London is a great (but expensive!) city, and the campus for PG is in Kensington, which is ideal.
Each postgraduate degree has a course convenor, so you get support from them and interact with them regularly. There's a careers portal, counselling services for free if you require them, and student affairs encompasses residential life (if you're part of it), internships, and clubs/societies, amongst other things.
The part-time MBA program has been excellent. I've been able to manage a tricky schedule with work and study, through small class sizes and a supportive faculty who are always accessible. The course content has been up to date and relevant to my goals, and I've enjoyed applying learning points to my immediate job. It's been challenging in the right way, and a very positive experience overall. Highly recommended.
The faculty for the MBA are well connected and students who choose the internship option have had good success in locating high impact internships.
Small class sizes are excellent, and the faculty are always accessible. I also like the Kensington location for the MBA modules. The university also has a Richmond campus, but the MBA modules take place in Kensington.
The Kensington campus could use some touch ups and freshening up, but the classrooms are all OK and there are good study spaces and a nice library. The location is superb in one of the nicest neighborhoods in central London, in my opinion, and near to many museums and other cultural attractions. The Richmond campus is nice as well, and near Richmond park, but the MBA side is at Kensington.
It's London. It's awesome. Great diversity, super intelligent, stimulating, international. What's not to like? Free museums, easy travel in/out through Gatwick and Heathrow. I love it.
This is five stars. I'm on first name basis with all the faculty, who are experts in their fields. They are always available for help/questions. I do like the small size of the university, in this respect. It feels warm, accessible, friendly, and casual in a good way.
It's been absolutely great. Richmond is a wonderful place to study and I'm getting so much out of my degree - I'm really glad to have made the decision to study here. I can already see how the MBA will positively impact my career trajectory and am looking forward to life after graduation.
The university is great at promoting employability by ensuring we have regular interaction with employers, by facilitating internships and by using lecturers who are active in the industry. These lecturers are often quite successful and so are able to bring their experience to the classroom which has really helped me understand the business environment (since I'm from a non-business background).
The lecturers go to great lengths to ensure all students understand the material and are all so accessible outside of class. Because the class sizes are small, the lecturers get to know you and are able to personalise the teaching. The lecturers also bring in some great guest lecturers. I've really enjoyed all my lectures.
It varies. There are some good bits and some where some enhancement would be good. But the university is so good that I forget the bad bits.
the university is based in Kensington which is a great area. the shopping is really good and the parks are just round the corner. Lovely location
Student services are so approachable - they've gone out of their way anytime I've needed help. And when I was applying, the admissions team were super-responsive and great about answering all my queries.
So far I've had a lot of fun at Richmond. I like my classes and my degree is interesting. Because Richmond is international they have so many opportunities for students to branch out with internships or study abroad. Teachers are approachable and its easy to make friends because of how small the student body is. Overall a great uni :)
There are already lots of study abroad and internship opportunities but also the classes that you take in first year teach you about transferable skills for the work place. I will also take a class called Professional Skills that will help learn about careers departments. There are always CV workshops available as well.
I like the small class sizes and how approachable the teachers are. My least favorite thing is how at first you are doing all subjects, Being an English student, I stopped doing maths after GCSE, so it was a bit of a shock to come to Richmond and have to do three maths courses. Overall this will help me when working a job in the business industry though!
They're pretty average, it depends on which accommodation you live in. My corridor has the nicest bathrooms which is great and you get the basics in your room. The common room is a favourite for everyone because of the microwaves and the library is 24 hours which is great.
London is such a great city because theres so much to do around here. But I like how Richmond is slightly out of the busy London life. It is so easy to go into central with your friends so there is always plenty of entertainment.
Everyone gets an academic advisor which is helpful and registry services are always available for advice. If you need any class feedback its really easy to approach your teacher. I haven't had much to do with the counselling services but I've heard that they're okay. I believe they offer six free sessions which is nice if you need some support.
I do believe that you get out what you put into any experience in life, University included. Richmond gives you the resources for both academic excellence and a great social life. The people I have meet here and the experiences I have made will stay with me for the rest of my life, and getting involved in the Richmond community is definitely changing my life for the better.
In addition to providing ample on campus job opportunities for students while in University to develop skills, Richmond pushes students out into the world with strong internship connections both in London and abroad. The strong alumni and current student ties provide further opportunity for employment after graduation, and creates a network of like-minded, successful, and international individuals.
The thing I value most about my International Relations courses are the diversity and specialization within the classes. Having lectures from all over the world allow them to teach from different perspectives and specialize in certain geographical locations or political climates, so you get first hand information from a lecturer that is passionate about their topic. My least favorite thing about my course (and all courses within a liberal arts degree) is that first year general education classes can sometimes feel like a waste. That being said, further down the line you realize that the soft skills you learned in your first year classes are more useful than you originally thought.
Richmond facilities are pretty standard for a university, and recent reservations to accommodations have made living on campus much more enjoyable. Free laundry, postage, and room cleaning are available and very useful, and 24 hour residents life staff on campus are always super helpful.
The city life is wonderful! Being in London, you're surrounded by constant movement and there's always something exciting going on nearby. Additionally, traveling outside of the UK is extremely easy and relativity cheap from London, adding to the student life experience.
Student support is readily available and staff constantly encourage students to reach out for any support they need. While counseling resources do struggle to keep up sometimes, academic/financial/teacher support is never lacking.
So far I’ve liked it here - I made friends from all over the world, I can study abroad with help from the uni and I can study the American way while being so close to home.
You’re offered courses such as Transitions 1 and 2 in your first year where you learn how to make a CV, how to be professional in an interview, how to do a presentation, etc, and there’s also an internship office where you can get a for credit or not for credit internship. This is all organized by the uni so it’s really easy to get an internship in your field as long as you have good grades and show interest.
The classes are really small (I’ve had either 9 or 25 people in my class) so you can easily interact with your teacher and ask questions about what you don’t understand. It’s way easier to overcome your problems when there’s not 100 other students in your classroom. Obviously, the best part of my course (and of all courses) is the fact that you get a dual degree (UK and US) and that’s something you don’t get at other unis in the UK. If I had to change something that would be the possibility to get some extra credit (by doing some extra work) on the courses you didn’t do so well on. But overall I like my teachers and my classes
The university is starting to get modernised (as it is a historic building), and most public facilities are looking good. I like the common room the most because you can be there with your friends and use the vending machine and ping pong table. I think the gym has the basic equipment that you would need but can definitely be improved. As for the rooms, they have whatever you need (including a safe and extra sheets), however, I haven’t seen what other dorms in other unis look like so I can’t really compare. It would be great if they were included in the renovation process!
London is amazing - especially because we have two campuses. At first you’re in Richmond which is really quiet and feels like you’re at home - which makes it really calming for someone like me who comes from another country. Then you go to Kensington, in central London, which makes you feel very independent and “in the city”. There’s somehing new to see every week and you’re never bored in London.
You’re given an academic advisor right from the beginning who helps you with your classes (especially because you get the option to more or less choose your own schedule) and with overall problems in general - so it varies from person to person on the amount of help you get. There’s also peer tutors around who can help you with different classes that you struggle with. I haven’t actually needed counselling but as far as I’m concerned you can get free counselling if you sign up for it. There’s always someone in the student affairs office who can help you with any kind of problems and they’re very kind.