i have enjoyed uni so far and look forward to next semester. i love living in halls and having independence and my course is really interesting. i’ve made lots of friends
lots of emails of opportunities and a careers centre
i like the lecture and seminar format
very good. i am a student rep and the team is very representative of the year groups
it’s a train away from my accommodation
I’ve loved being at my uni and enjoyed most parts of it. Especially the kind of extracurricular and other opportunities available. However I feel a little short changed within my actual course as I know no more about garment construction or print than when I started. All I’ve really learnt is the research and design thinking side but nothing practical - which is kind of important.
It has a part time careers department on our campus (1 person) though she is great. My course itself was absolutely no help in assisting me in finding a placement or helping me work towards employment.
Well, they’re taught pretty well now but when I was in 1st and 2nd year we were missing a lecture in my specialist area and missed out on key teaching so that now I’m half way through my final year and feel like I haven’t been taught anything of the practical side of my subject. And the way my minor specialism is taught seems to lack a lot in the modern essential skills for printmaking - digital print and repeat print.
The staff and student staff are awesome and the facilities are improving
They’re decent. The water fountains are shockingly bad but everything else is okay.
Yes. It’s in city centre. Surrounded by student accommodation. The only problem is the distance from some public transport from areas of the city like where I live.
Well, on my campus there’s no access to sports facilities or clubs. You have to travel via unreliable public transport several miles away to the Jordanstown campus. Which on student money isn’t feasible and is too time consuming. Especially for those who live in the opposite direction- like me.
Placement - 3rd year
30Min drive from belfast city centre
Employability sessions, but not very often
Price for food is expensive. Also food selection
Sports facilities are good, lecture rooms are too warm
20min car journey
Great range of sports and top facilities
5 days a week, very fast pace, need to be on top of self-study
Excellent careers department, constantly told of apprenticeships
OK; new campus not built yet
Lots of shops on site
Tutors available by phone & email at all times
Have to travel from botanic to Jordanstown
It could do with a bar
Gives a placement option
Has everything on site