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Some professors gave little to no support or care to the module or students. But some professors were amazing. Course fees should have been reduced due to covid. A greater selection of modules should have been given.
I have enjoyed my first year experience, despite it being completely different to what I had expected. The blended learning technique used by the History department at Royal Holloway was engaging and still allowed me to easily grasp concepts without being in the classroom all the time During in-person seminars, I always felt that I was in a safe learning environment and was lucky to still be able to experience face to face discussions and debates to further my learning
All of my courses consisted of blended learning. I found having pre recorded online lectures particularly helpful as I was able to focus a lot better by pausing/rewinding to really understand the content Seminars were in person and through teams which allowed for great group discussion on the content
When on campus I mostly used seminar rooms (when seminars were in person) and the library. These were clean and tidy spaces with appropriate social distancing measures
I think that the uni has provided what they can considering the unprecedented circumstances but unfortunately having a experience within the course and of the department depends on which tutors and lecturers you have as some are not supportive or helpful at all.
Uni has allowed me to realise how to gain a sense of fullness in life. There is a state of mind that I wish I cold be in all the time, and uni allows me to experiment with my lifestyle, habits, and behaviour to find the most realistic and practical way of being the happiest and best I can be, I don't know if its because your away in a new life, or because your living in a lovely house with interesting people, but the resultant effect is what I think people mean where they say university is magical.
The Career service is well advertised, however I'm only in first year.
The teachers where enthusiastic and have answered any unorthodox questions I've had, there online learning platform put everything in one place, and the homework timelines where very useful. There was a good enough mix of online and offline learning, even if the contact with tutor was limited, the teachers for all courses where available vai email, or available to schedule a teams meeting.
Royal Holloway has had a great covid response and has hotlines for any won who needs help. The library is great and is always the perfect temperature :) . However one time I had a question about campus covid testing and went to a covid specific hotline but they didn't reply. Maybe I was using the wrong one, but really of it where wrong I shouldn't have known about it.
On the DDS list, I've been more than taken care of, I've had to do nothing to get some extra time, as my a level school gave that info to the uni. And DDS social clubs have been set up. I don't need that club, but its there for people who do. However when sighing up to get recourses like a working laptop, the amount of paper work was enormous. I didn't really need a laptop so I just dint bother with the forums, but if someone with a learning disability had to do that paper work, they could find it threatening or struggle.
I think some of the teaching is good, haven’t used facilities because of covid and i haven’t spent long enough time to know about job prospects. However it is a nice university and i have heard from others that job prospects are good.
I think my overall experience in Royal Holloway is pretty good considering the current pandemic which obviously impacted everyone’s lives and changed how we are taught at University
The first term where we had blended learning was by far my favourite part of the year as it meant getting to interact with other students as well as seminar leaders. Online learning has been something I have not personally enjoyed and do not feel as though this academic year was worth the £9250 that it cost. Though most academic staff made a good effort to make online learning as enjoyable and easy to get through as possible, it did not make for an overly enjoyable university experience.
I would say that my overall experience of university has been good so far. I know have not been able to experience my university years so far in the traditional way because of the current pandemic, but I’m hopeful for a more interactive university life in the upcoming year
I feel as though I had missed out on the full university experience due to the pandemic. It feels as though there are limits to my learning which prevents me from picking up useful skills. Despite the pandemic I have managed to have some understanding of the course.
There were multiple online meeting held by the career service. I have had little information about the year in industry
For term one we experienced blended learning. However for term 2 the entire course was online
For online resources, sometimes the webpages are hard to access During lectures and practicals in person, COVID measures are put into place
The university has provided a lot of services for different issues faced by students I have received informational and quick responses
1) Teaching quality - really good. The thing that I've personally found is that the tutors are really helpful & always make time even if they are busy. If you need any help from them, just shoot them an email & they'll arrange a meeting with you very soon
Careers hub is good.
Support offered when required.