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Although the pandemic made my final year different to what was expected. The staff were very supportive and always were there to offer help and advice when needed. They also understood and took our personal life and wellbeing into consideration and were very understanding.
The career advisors were always sending out opportunities available and offering meetings to discuss career paths.
We have 12 hours of lectures/seminars a week. Since the pandemic it has been online which was tricky at first but the lectures got their head around it quickly and was very supportive. Whenever we needed advice or help from our tutor they were always quick to respond and arrange an 1-1 zoom chat.
Throughout the pandemic it was more tricky to assess Services. Although, the library remained open and was clean and spaced out which made me feel safe when studying in the library.
I love my university so much! The city, the people, the tutors; everything is so wonderful and I have enjoyed myself so much over the last 3 years! I have learned lots and developed my writing to a publishable standard! I feel utterly satisfied with the university experience I have had.
I did a mentoring program that helped a bit with career prospects but, with a course like mine and wanting to be an author, there’s not really much that can be done to help me
My course is so good! Obviously being a creative course, we don’t have too many teaching hours because so much is our own work! But the tutors are amazing and most of them are published writers themselves!
The cafes and library are clean and nice to be in
I have never really used student support but we need more councillors! There are hundreds of students and not enough councillors to go around
This year has been okay, I prefer the recorded lectures because you can pause them and go back to them. However I feel we haven’t fully got our value for money this year with everything being online. Group work has been particularly hard because it has all had to be done over zoom.
For each module, there is a 1 hour lecture and 2 hour seminar each week. Sometimes the seminars aren’t 100% relevant/useful but sometimes they are
I have never really used it
Was a great way to meet new people and have made some friends for life. Having a degree really helps to propel you further in life and give you better prospects. Overall I’d suggest to anyone to go to university
Online classes weren’t very good and tutors took ages to reply to emails
Always clean, laptops to borrow, books etc
Any issues I have were dealt with
Best 3 yrs of my life
Have had the most amazing tutors over the last 3 years. Giving us tremendous amounts of support when needed.
Now that we are back in person it is really enjoyable again and we are making the most of being together again in terms with our training. But I do feel like we missed out massively having been forced to teach online and we did miss out on maybe life changing opportunities in terms of not being able to showcase our work in London.
We are very much left to our own devices when graduating however they provide us with the opportunity to be seen by industry professionals.
The teaching in person is amazing and so focused on each individual student however online was really demotivating with us doing a performance based degree.
Great uses of space however it would be great to have dance flooring on all dance rooms.
With select teachers it’s great via support however I do feel that it lacks education upon diversity and discrimination and how to tackle these issues.
Dreadful to say the least. I wish I could get my money back and quit the course. What a waste of money. To make matters worse, I am not the only one on the course that thinks like this, everyone does. If you’re 100% sure that you want to do an MA in filmmaking, don’t do it at Hallam.
The course is so unbelievably poorly run, lessons and deadlines change on a daily basis, sessions are cancelled out of the blue, new deadlines appear from no where, there are sections where no work is set then loads of work is set, it’s such an unbelievably poorly run course. Morale of the story is, if you’ve got an undergraduate degree and want to know more about actually making films, don’t do this waste of money, find a few YouTube videos
The facilities are class nothing wrong at all with the equipment you use as it’s very industry standard.
Support? What support? It feels like we’ve just been left to rot, no support whatsoever.
This year has been incredibly difficult for both sides I imagine so obviously it’s not going to be perfect . I feel like the teaching quality has dropped, online teaching isn’t the same, the information doesn’t sink in so well when you do everything in a single room and i feel like the considerations towards that haven’t been too great. I asked a tutor for support a couple of weeks before the due date for an assignment and was denied support on the basis that he doesn’t have any time to allocate towards supporting students on a 1-1 basis, considering he doesn’t have to commute, i find it hard to believe in a 8 hour working day he can’t allocate any time towards his students. Small things like that have left a real distaste for my experience this year.
I found my own employment, they sent around some stuff but I didn’t see loads
40/60 split of good and bad teaching, some tutors obviously really care and it reflects in the teaching both before and after covid. Some tutors, not so much, I have been denied support on more than one occasion, I emptied my pockets onto the desk once so I was comfortable and got told to leave the room as I had tobacco, during a bereavement i got told it was my fault i had not engaged with a piece of work despite attempts. It was these tutors that usually didn’t have the best teaching and value for modules
Really good- always had access to equipment or library when needed
support have been great, always listened and helped
I am a emigrant so this is all new for me, but I did a great choice to study in this university and in this country. Meeting new people, and being able to share my art with them has always been one of my dreams. I just want to be able to have access to communicate with my family and my colleagues better, and above all to start working because I think of giving dance lessons online and with the computer I have, it won't be possible.
In the real world my university rise the students for that moment.
My course it is a mix I have online classes and also presencial classes, during the week.
I think my university have a good space, the only think for me it is my access to the only classes because my laptop it is hold so I have not a good quality for do the classes.
They do a great job supporting their students.
The overall experience this academic year has been very broken because of Covid but on the whole it’s been good. The lack of social has made me get on with uni for my final year and study more, the staff have gone the extra mile with online help which is great considering we couldn’t have actual seminars/lectures. Overall not too bad!
The employability department were great with helping produce CV’s / cover letters and helped with structuring and how to come across professional. This was great when trying to find placement
Good quality teaching and the staff generally are quick to respond with help if asked
Library is brilliant, even in Covid and the booking system works well, the online availability for literature is great but they are slow to process if you’d like physical books and it’s kept very clean
Constant emails and updates surrounding mental health, finance support etc from the uni. I used the employability services and they were great and really friendly