Extremely disappointed would not recommend. The course content is interesting but teaching styles and lectures let this down! The course is so organised and this shows through students grades
The university has a student service assistant who helps with careers, she is lovely and makes an effort however lectures do not provide any support.
Unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend this uni, the lecturers are very poor and the teaching is again poor. The learning is all independent and lectures are unnecessary. The course is good content wise but unfortunately the lecturers and the styles of teaching and organisation is extremely poor.
The facilities at the uni are awful, the classrooms are freezing and the labs are shared with college students. Unfortunately very disappointed with the uni as it’s very college based, huge lack of independence.
Unfortunately no support available
My university experience can only be deemed as a great 3 years of my educational life. I was sad to leave it behind and move on, keeping in contact with many of the lecturers still now.
I believe the University helped me create links with local organisations. They were always willing to help me in anyway possible, whether that was helping me plan my week around University work and also work experience hours. The only drawback I found, the fault also lies at my feet, is that there wasn't much thought about my future until my final year, in terms of our work experience module being in my final year which was an extremely busy and stressful year before the work experience taking up valuable hours out of my week. As well as not allowing me to create longevity whilst at University with my work experience links, whereas if the module had started a year in advance I would have an extra years experience within a working environment.
I believe one of the best things about the lecturers is their approachable demeanour, they always made me feel they welcomed me, when asking for guidance. Another particular good area was the atmosphere created around the university, which the lecturers were partly to blame for. I enjoyed each day I walked into my University enjoying laughs with almost every lecturer which for me was extremely important part of my time there. I would also add every single one of the lecturers I came into contact with was spot on with their knowledge of all modules, filling me with confidence about my learning. One of the positives from my course was the balance between theory and practical learning which kept my learning fresh. As well as majority of the modules being applied to sport which helped me relate to it.
The students' Union is the poorest aspect of the University. If it wasn't for me knowing that every University has a Student's Union, I would have never believed that this University had one.
The facilities are excellent, with the building only recently opening the facilities are great. One drawback, especially as a sports student, was the fact the university was based in a town centre which meant no on sight sporting facilities, although a local sports centre was always used.
With the university being based in the town centre, it couldn't be better situated. It is surrounded by 5 or 6 nightclubs, as well the hughstreet of shops. Also 5 minute walk from the seafront.
With the University being relatively new and small, the societies and clubs can struggle with numbers. This is by no means through a fault of lack of effort, just the sheer lack of numbers willing to always be involved. However I managed to play for the University football team throughout the 3 years of my stay, managing to be successful by winning the league in our first year.
The support available is brilliant, academically the lecturers are only an email away and always willing to meet face to face, or even over the phone.
Teach you things 2 weeks before the deadline and change what needs to be handed in a week before final deadline.