Very enjoyable could not ask for more. It's not better just because of the economy side on a personal level. The people are great, and when you study on a course that you like, everything seems to work better.
They make the effort to inform, and show me what kind of exceptions should i have after i leave college.
The practicality, the know how of materials, the people we meet, important places, the technologies, the opportunity's we have just by being on this course is amazing.
Its not luxurious or anything but it's simple and it does the job.
It’s been an experience. The course is great, tutors are good at what they do, facilities are really good, can’t really fault it to be quite honest.
Go on trips to events and network there
Nothing I don’t like
I have had a great time at Myerscough College. I have come and done exactly what I wanted to do at a college that is friendly, welcoming, supportive and set in a great location. The tutors are enthusiastic about there subject, knowledgeable and well rehearsed. The small class sizes and smaller campus was brilliant for me. I got to know my class very well and many other students and staff. I felt part of a team here and welcomed on board so warmly. The assignments were both challenging and engaging. The practical field trips were great and this is seen as a key part of the learning journey. I had so much fun studying at Myerscough College and feel like I have come out with a great education, dear friends and a more rounded individual. I have gained in confidence and surpassed my expectations with the guidance of my tutors and peers.
There was several career days where representatives of the Environmental Sector came and discussed potential career roles and carried out mock interviews. Field trips included talks from professionals on how they received the position they are in and the skills required. Field trips was a great place to make links and professionals were always keen for student involvement. Active volunteering was promoted and the college has many links to involve students in volunteering. The link work is well established and the college is a great spring board into environmental organisations. Work skills held sessions on interview technique, CV development and communication skills to help students be able to stand out as a candidate.
I love being outside and much of the course is taught outside. The campus itself is beautiful with much green space and a working farm. This was a great resource for teaching and many assignments related to studying the flora/fauna of the college campus. The end of year 1 field trip was great. Every day out exploring different habitats of the north, a fen and ancient woodland etc. The course tutor is great, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the world of ecology. My favorite lectures were Wetland Management, 1st year, and Principals of Ecology in 2nd year. Enjoyed doing the assignments for these subjects and material taught was engaging and thoughtful. The balance between academic skills and practical out in the field was well judged with both having an important part in the course.
The campus itself is not as large as a city center university, which suited me great and it is set in a rural surroundings. The student union works hard to have a wide awry of activities available throughout the day and every evening of the term, from D.I.Y. karaoke to dartboard. Several activities take place at University of Central Lancashire in Preston and transport is available. The Hub is a fun welcoming place to be and the staff there are friendly, always happy to help and are really always smiling.
The library is always evolving and books being updates. The head librarian is ace and will always go out of his way to help. There are many quiet study areas but also communal areas. Books can be requested and the library work with surrounding universities to get the books. Books can also be bought in especially. I am doing my PhD now and I had textbooks bought in especially for my work. The gym and sports hall is fully equipped and welcome to anyone, students receive discounted rates. The sports hall itself is a new building. The labs have everything one could need, but if not the staff will go to all lengths to provide you with the equipment needed and always up for a new experiment! The HE cafe is a warm friendly place with a fab buzz. The cafe here sells yum hot chocolate !
As mentioned earlier it is a rural college which fits its Land Based Courses. The nearest city is Preston and the college is an associate partner of University of Central Lancashire in Preston. There are regular student nights at Preston and students from Myerscough are invited to join in. Nightlife in Preston is buzzing with many places putting on nights especially for students. Preston has all the big chain shops and is has great transport links. A bus can easily take you from the center of Mysercough Campus into Preston center. At college itself there is a shop that sells all basic amenities, food, stationary, beauty products etc. There is a bar on campus 'The Stumble Inn' which has a ful licence and many a good student night takes place here!
Great. Much variety is offered. Students are encouraged to get involved and run the clubs they wish to run. It is a student led campus and that's the way the staff want it! All clubs and societies are free and you turn up. I recently did circuits which I loved and zumba dancing!
The Core, student support service, is central to the campus and the door is always happy. It is a bright colourful informal space where you can just drop in for a chat, use the phone, talk about anything confidentially if needed. There are no book in times or formalities which I really valued. Course tutor was down to earth and was available for any support needed. A few times I was a bit disappointed with my mark, he made time to go through these assignments and explain exactly what was good and what was a bit weak in the assignment. I came out knowing exactly where I needed to improve and understood my mark. This was very valuable and I wanted to improve. Credit was given where it was due.
I have enjoyed the experience of living and studying at Myerscough and I am looking forward to implementing what I have learnt in the past 4 years. The last 4 years have helped me grow as a person.
The Arboriculture team organise an industry day where they invite in global contacts to help graduates find employment after their course finishes. The team also use their contacts to find students part time work during their studies. The college also has a careers adviser and advertises local jobs on a bulletin board.
Several of the lecturers have recent published work which means that we are ahead of the curve with innovations within Arboriculture. Other lecturers have vast amounts of industry experience and are able to guide us through complicated ideas.
Students union run some interesting social events as well as running events and themed nights in the student bar. The SU office is in the centre of the campus so that it is easily accessible and students can go in to discuss anything with the SU staff. Students union have bikes and sports equipment which I have borrowed several times when I have a free period.
Shared self catering accommodation with En suit bathroom. The shower is a little claustrophobic and the uniform magnolia paint feels a little institutionalised but overall I feel that is offered good value for money. Some of the more party orientated residents were at times a little too noisy but overall this was not constant. The flat had a nice view of the golf course and I would recommend it to any new students.
PC's are available all round and are a good standard for academic work. Library is well stocked with subject specific books as well as DVD's, and the library staff are able to order any hard to find journals and papers from online library's. Gym and sports hall are centrally located for the accommodation and membership is included for new FdSc and BSc students.
Myerscough is located quite a distance from the city. The village of Bilsborrow is 10 minutes walk from Myerscough but all it has is a shop/post office, Chip shop, and 3 pubs. The nearest supermarket is about 5 miles away and the nearest town for a night out is 8 miles away, which costs upto £30 for a taxi back in the early hours.
The SU and College don't have many clubs
Academic support and wellbeing support are both excellent.
I've had a great experience down to the people i have met and due to the content of the course. Just wouldn't recommend this place to anyone aspiring for half decent education.
Lectures always have time and are very supportive.
Would not recommend to anyone, facilities are poor and "student life" non-existent. Even Thoe Lectures try their best and are very supportive, anyone considering under/postgraduate study should look elsewhere.
Preston/Lancaster are okay and cheap!
Mainly sports based
Would not recommend Myerscough. A college pretending to be a university. Most of the focus seems to be on the college students rather than undergraduates. The course was not interesting and there was no social life/events going on.
Course content seemed very basic/ not very interesting and my course tutor didn't seem bothered when I had concerns and simply dismissed me as not being right for the course.
Does it even exist? I wasn't involved/aware of anything going on in the student union. No freshers week.
The college farm seemed good but needed updating. Other facilities such as sports facilities and gym looked quite good.
The only clubs seemed to be sport related.
There seemed to be little support available when I had concerns and staff didn't seem particularly bothered. However, some lecturers were supportive when I considered swapping courses.
As stated earlier I personally feel that the tutors on campus have done an excellent job trying to shape our knowledge, train us in the segments of industry that they are told is vital and allow us a chance to grow our individual areas of interest in Arboriculture. I've learnt much and will continue to do so during the Bsc year. I feel I could apply for a position in Arboriculture confidently and successfully.
I personally feel that the tutors on campus have done an excellent job trying to shape our knowledge, train us in the segments of industry that they are told is vital and allow us a chance to grow our individual areas of interest in Arboriculture.
There passion for the subject matter shines. They resonate well when a student shows interest
Not a side of university life I care for. Being a mature student who has returned to education with a singular purpose I see them as more of a tolerable nuisance.
The facilities are of a generally high standard, however Myerscough is not a university first and foremost- it is a further education college, and that shows in the care of the facilities due to immature students who rather than wanting to study are forced to continue. Library is exceptional, with great staff, computers are always available and the Arboricultural equipment has gone from strength to strength for the practical applications of Arb. HE and FE student areas are too entwined though and as such can be an issue
rural college, own transport is a must as nearest city isn't particularly good.
very good, with the Arboricultural staff willing to go above and beyond in assisting with academic support. Personal support is also high.
Very positive, have learnt a lot and would recommend the course & the college. I have to write 160 characters for it to let me submit so please feel free to read the next bit though I doubt it will be that insightful ummm the library is good too... Actually that is quite a helpful comment.
Very well - lots of adverts, meeting professionals & course is focused to a specific set of job roles
Genuinely passionate and always willing to help. Knowledgable and have appropriate industry experience.
Considering it's a college with a relatively small intake compared to a university the SU is very active and puts on lots of sport, charity & social nights.
Friendly people, nice atmosphere & busy for a college
Gym, new class rooms, decent climbing gear & chainsaws, some decay detection equipment - good.
Preston's a good city to wander round & has good night life - though is a 30 min drive .... local pubs are pretty good.
Support from Myerscough directly is very good, support from UCLAN is less so but this isn't really an issue.
My overall experience at university if fantastic, I had many worries coming into to it but now have no regrets what so ever. My distance away from home is made easier by the great friendships I have made, the passion for my course and the support from the university itself. I have made many memories that I will remember for the rest of my life. The course itself has been so interesting and I have increased my passion and love of my degree. I have taken part in many activities I never thought I would and truly believe it has made me a better person. I would do my university years over again without hesitation.
In every year we have a module covering self evaluation and career development, allowing you to look at yourself and what is needed to gain the job wanted. Also looks at how you can improve yourself to make yourself more employable. Also practicing interviews and techniques to use. Also another really helpful lecture is how to find the job advert and offers, where to look.
The support you receive from your lecturers and the friendly environment that it is delivered in. Lecturers are willing to help with both educational and pastoral issues you can come across, which is really important when living away from home. All the lectures we receive are interesting with varied techniques of teaching with many practical elements. Even the more hard going topics are made enjoyable by the enthusiasm of the lecturers.
The student union has many activities open to all students. I take part in the sports clubs made available by the union. Also the social aspects which are really good when first starting to meet a range of new friends. There are many other opportunities which I haven't taken part of, but that's just due to lack of time and other activities I have taken part of.
University halls are both comfortable and well equipped. Allows students to make good friendships and learn to live independently. I like having my own space and my own bathroom. The rooms are like home and make living away easier and allow a certain level of privacy. The kitchen if fully equipped to allow yourself to prepare and cook anything you like with space to socialise with your friends.
Due to my campus being sport orientated the sports facilities are top class with a full gym, many sports halls/studios and many pitches. The golf facilities are fantastic with studios, practices room and a full 9 hole course. It is fantastic that you can finish lectures and go out and play golf straight away. Or when the weather is not the best you can still practice with the inside studios and rooms. The student bar is also great for socialising and meeting new people.
Preston town is only a short bus ride or drive away from campus, with a main train station allowing easy travel to other destinations. The town is full of a variety of shops, food places and nightlife. A very comfortable and safe city to walk around both day and night.
All lecturers are very approachable, professional and understanding. They do all they can to help you out, especially from my experience from living so far away from home. They help both academic and pastoral and all are willing to have a chat and help you out.
I have been at the university for 5 years in total and I can honestly say it has changed my life. I gave up a well paid job to pursue a career in golf, and Myerscough has provided me with every tool and skill in order to do so. I have had experiences I would have never had the chance to like working on tour events and playing on St Andrews the day after the Open Championship, things that other people will never get the chance to do. The 5 years have flown by and do not seem to have been a chore. Overall I cannot think of one negative from my time spent at Myerscough and wish I could start it all over again.
I feel the university and the golf team in particular have helped a tremendous amount in finding employment. Since being a student at the Myerscough I have secured a job with the PGA and am in the process of moving to Florida to pursue a job within the golf industry. Both would have not been possible without the help an mentoring available at Myerscough.
The best aspects of my course are that it encompasses all aspects of the golf industry, from coaching and club fitting to nutrition and finance. This therefor allows me to journey into many different avenues of employment within golf. The lecturers on my particular course are, I feel, fantastic in the way lectures are delivered. Each lecture is engaging and stimulating as well as fun and enjoyable making university life pleasurable instead of a chore.
I have not had to deal with the students union very much as I am an older student and travel to and from home so spend little time at university outside of lectures.
I feel the university is a very unique place to be as it does not have the feel of a stereotypical university. It has well maintained grounds, wildlife, golf course and surrounding areas. Each area of the university is clean and tidy all together making it an enjoyable place to study.
On the few occasions I have been into Preston it has always been lively, free from trouble and a general good night out.
Again I hadn't had many dealing with this side of university life as I travel to and from home so do not spend much time at university outside of scheduled lectures.