Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
University Centre Peterborough is a great place to learn, not only academic skills, but lifelong functional and transferable skills for when you eventually move on. I'm only 2/3 years in so far, but it's been brilliant; no regrets!
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
I've been employed as a student research ambassador, I've also been encouraged to complete a personal training and fitness instructor qualification to broaden my knowledge and experiences in the field. My submissions were also tailored about submitting useful documents to institutions and companies; now, with the university's help, I'm employed as a gymnastic coach for children.
Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?
The university's small size offers an opportunity to interact with students and lecturers like no other university; I have had so many one to one meeting with various lecturers about submissions and problems. I don't think I would feel as confident if a lecture theatre was packed with 100+ students as I sat and watched presentations for a day.
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?
How good are your university’s facilities?
Whenever we lack the facilities, we often travel to Anglia Ruskin University; more often than not though the university has ample facilities and opportunities.
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?
I'm not one for going out often; I've heard it's not bad, nor fantastic
Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?
They offer a wide variety of academic and casual societies and clubs, very good!
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).
The ratio of staff to students is fantastic, I can talk to a lecturer pretty much whenever I need. There is so much support, especially when I needed financial support, I was offered a £100 grant when hard-up.
Having said what you have said would you recommend your uni?