I think it has a very good balance of having high expectations of the quality of work I submit, but without causing a lot of stress. I am consistently busy without feeling overwhelmed.
There are drop in sessions for CV checking, and there is at least one employability unit on each project we do, so we have to work on it to pass the course.
Most The tutors let us get on with our work most of the time, but they are easily approachable if we need something checking/want feedback Least Unclear schedule, some activities are given very short notice Lack of communication between the tutors, they don't check with each other before making plans so we sometimes get three different versions of what's going on
I can access everything I have needed to use so far, including a kiln, Adobe software and Wacom graphics tablet, watercolour, acrylic and oil paints. There are also contacts in place that if there is something missing we can go elsewhere to use it, such as at a local university, or the tutors have a budget to order it for us.
I have been able to get helpful feedback for everything academically I have needed help with. I haven't needed to use the personal support so I don't know what it is like, but it is there.
It is amazing as the individuals in the college are amazing. For example, my tutor and most of my peers. Also, the staff are very supportive towards me and support me by meeting my individuals needs and learning style.
This course aids me to develop and maintain my skills in working in an setting and helps me to gain necessary qualifications.
I enjoy the teaching style of my tutor.
My tutor is very supportive to me in helping me in my work and maintaining and adapting to my personal needs in the classroom setting.
overall, my college experience has been good so far as i have been supported since day one when i started. The peers in my class are also very supportive. The environment is friendly.
This course helps me to develop skills such as confidence and communications skills by working with others and gaining my qualification in working in a childcare setting.
Teaching style of my lecturer as she is supportive.
excellent as i am able to talk to my tutor and get feedback. I get the best support possible.
So far I have had an amazing experience, the university provide me with the best help and support towards achieving this course, as well as having a very supportive teacher is also very benefiting achieving my goals.
This Hnd course, gives me the accurate skills which are needed to become a Teaching Assistant.
what are like the most is my supportive teacher, and her useful and excellent teaching. There is nothing which I dislike about this course.
The support is positive and very effective. Tutors are very helpful and do their best to guide us though this course.
Overall I am very happy with my college experience and have enjoyed my time at South and City College Birmingham. I would highly recommend the course to any students.
There is a work placement requirement as part of my undergraduate course which has massively helped with the development of my teaching skills. The careers department is available 5 days a week and regularly put on events for students to attend for additional support with CV writing, job applications, etc.
The course tutors are very passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. They are always happy to offer additional support and take time outside of the weekly sessions to sit down and support you with assignment work. It is only offered on an evening which can be tiresome after a long day at work.
The college facilities are very good, there are plenty of IT resources and online resources available. I can also access my computer desktop from my own laptop at home if I need to. The college is in a good area where there are lots of shops and good transport links. The classrooms are suitable and I really enjoy having a separate HE centre
The academic support is excellent. Tutors are always willing to offer additional support where possible. There is also excellent study skills support available from the library staff who offer dedicated HE sessions as well as supporting walk-up students.
Iam happy that chosen this college for having my course with them overall got benefit and good experience entirely, encompasses many aspects of academic and intellectual development; social and emotional life; and the growth and refinement of cultural, political, sporting and artistic interests.
I have been here for a year now, havent had any problems at all with anybody. got along with the class as soon as i got here. the teachers are nice and healpful, people in college environment are really friendly ,how ever facilities in college is completely fabulous.
I personally like they way of my teacher teaching in class , which can help learners almost undrestand the subject
They are fine and communicated
Iam strongly agree that my tutor and he is perfectly good at feedback and counsulting to students
Very satisfied and happy with the overall environment and teachers are very helpful and are very fast at replying to any questions you have. Would recommend to everyone
I like the support and Information we get from teachers
Very helpful and easy to access
its going good. I know who the student representatives and they are doing a good job in asking the class what we think of the course and feeding back anything we say to them in their meetings. My work is going well even with one tutor not being able to come in due to being off sick but other tutors are stepping in as much as they can to make sure the work is still being done and handed in when it needs to be. all due dates are different from each module so not all the work is due in all at the same time which is helpful. with the dates being staggered, we can focus more on the work that is due in first.
The first years have been given shifts in the college restaurant. these are held on days students may not be in but students must be engaged to pass their course. as part of the module, 100 hours of work experience had to be done by the students. the college holds events throughout the year such as Tiny Babies Big Appeal that students are expected to sign up to in order to complete the 100 hours. If they are struggling, the college allows students with part time jobs to sign off 40 hours maximum off. 2nd and first years are also given the opportunity to work at the Cheltenham Gold Cup. We have to sign up via an agency called compass and even after the Cheltenham week, the company texts us opportunities to work at other places such as Edgebaston cricket ground and students can sign themselves onto any job that may suit them. Throughout the year, the college try and take us on as many trips and residential s as they can to places that may be able to help us with our work or that can open our minds to other cultures. an example of one is The World Travel Market in London.
I like all the opportunities that are being opened up to me as well as the fact tutors try and find a fun element to keep us engaged with the modules. An example of a way they make it fun is by using Kahoot which tests our knowledge with games. the only thing i dislike about the course is the finance unit. This is me as a person but i despise finance as i can never seem to get my head around it.
Gym: always clean and prices are suitable for students and anyone wanting to use the gym who are not students can only use it during out of educational hours. before 09:00am and 16:30pm onwards. Learning Resource Centre: full of useful books and plenty of computers available for students to log on to if they wish to do work in college but out of lesson. Restaurant/ Canteen: offers a variety of different foods that are also healthy. Students who arrive before 08:30am to college can have a free breakfast. prices are affordable for students. Plenty of students still use the canteen and restaurant even with Sainsbury's, Subway and Greggs outside. Chill out Zone: offers activities for students to participate in during their spare time as well as sofas for people to chill out on. Its also where students can find the student liaison officers if they have any problems within the college.
We have regular 1-1's with our tutors where they ask us if we get the work that has been set and if there is any other issues we want to raise with our tutor that they can support us with as much as possible so we can pass the course with the highest grade possible. We are told where the student liaison officers are based and they have an office where other students can't hear what is being discussed so everything is said in confidence. tutors still reply to emails even n their spare time on weekends and out of hours.
This will be my 4th year at this college and I have been grateful to continue learning and developing myself here as my experience has had it's up's and down's but overall I wouldn't have gone anywhere else.
They have made us aware of the career advisers inside of the college.
I like that we are taught as a group but if needed we are able to have individual one-to-ones where we are given support. The thing I like the least is that if a tutor is sick we have no cover.
Of what I have been made aware of they are limited.
The support offered is very accessible and extremely helpful as our tutors are available inside of college and through their emails.
Good, I like the people I am studying with a.nd the tutor is very good at her job. There has also been flexability in what tutored lessons I can atttend as someone who travels with my job as a trainer that has been invaluable.
Keeping us informed by email or verbally of oppertunities
The teaching is informative and inclusive. It appears sometimes that the Lecturer and leader of the course has a lot pressure and is not as accessable as I would like.
The tutors feedbac and support is excellent