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Tutors are unresponsive on forums, they aren't up to date on industry standards, for example I am a BIM manger and was marked down on an assignment relating to BIM because my arguments were 'not factual' and didn't relate to 'current standards'. It was factual and was in 2020 in relation to the ISO 19650 suite of standards. The tutors stated I was supposed to refer to the BS 1192 suite of standards, which had been withdrawn and superseded by the ISO 19650 suite at that point in time. So, in fact the university is out of date on it's knowledge of the industry, which is shocking to the point of serious anger for my lost marks on something I simply am more aware of than the tutors. Tutors responses when you get them are cryptic and unhelpful, there is no contact time at all. Webinars are at a different time of week on each module and each semester, so you cant align a study day break from work to those webinars, meaning I have never been available at the time of a live webinar, as I have a set university time slot at work, which cannot keep moving to align to their changing schedules each term. Assignment briefs are lacking in important detail, a contract related assignment failed to mention who the contract administrator was despite being focused on interim payment certificates and final account procedures. Generally appalled by how infrequently the course content is updated inline with the changes in the industry. You'd be better off with 4 1/2 year experience in the industry than a degree from this university.
Not in anyway shape or form has this increased my job prospects, my experience is proving far more relevant and valuable than the degree
Online webinars and course material
There aren't any and the online ones are really difficult to navigate. I make databases and websites as part of my job, and this one is shockingly unintuitive.
The mental health first aiders are pleasant but not able to offer anything particularly useful other than phone numbers for other services you could have found just as easily on Google... or easier as you would have just searched rather than had to enter into correspondence with delay time for responses
Excellent. It was the best decision I took over the last decade. I am so proud of the Uni. The learning outcome put me at the front of my career. UCEM is widely respected as they offer majorly RICS accredited programs which are directly relevant to the industry need. Therefore, if you desire to work in built environment and construction then don't look eske where. At UCEM you work hard and gain hard.
Since graduating from UCEM the institution has been in touch with me and are supporting my career prospects from CV writing and coaching to guidance on areas where I can network and be gainfully employed.
Wow. Nice question. I think there is no other University which can offer the dynamic method of UCEM friendly VLE and teaching scope. You can work, earn, learn at the same time. Location is not a barrier to learning. Although, it is extremely demanding but its worth investing your time in. The tutors are well grounded in their respective field.
Good. I like UCEM for the fact that all their facilities are sustainability inclined. It's a state of the art.
Well. This does not apply as it is an online Uni. You can attend occasional face to face teaching if it applies to your program of study.
The feedback is generally constructive and detailed.
I just loved the course and most importantly its flexibility with the online platform. As a working mother it was like the golden opportunity to develop my career at the right place with the right people and the perfect time. The result was just amazing, I graduated with the classification of Merit, and 2 years later established my own firm based in Beirut. I am now handling projects for high profile multinational firms operating in the region. I strongly recommend UCEM as one of the most flexible educational systems for personal and career development in the build environment.
Networking events with Alumni, in addition to an online group through linked to exchange information and knowldege. Full support at my MIPIMworld participation and coverage of my participation to the roundtable with RICS . Suggestion of new courses that can further upgrade my skills.
The online platform is just amazing, it is one of the most flexible tools that allowed me to upgrade my skills during my full time job in addition to being a mother. Time management and access to online material made my life easier, with the possible to listen to podcast and exchange questions and answers over the platform with Tutors and other students. It was also possible to review the info any time anywhere.
I did the distance learning progra, therefore the facilities were actually online, and the platform was perfectly designed and permanently innovated to fit with our needs
Just perfect, I had everything I needed - and Tutors were so cooperative and answered every question we had. they also encouraged communication and collaboration between students
The modules I have completed so far have gone well, with easy to follow materials and helpful tutors. The start was daunting and the learning curve for me was steep as I had not studied at this level before, while juggling full time work, part time study, family life and hobbies was hard, but the first semester gave me the skills and confidence I needed. No other Uni offered the same RICS accredited courses with the same flexibility and accessibility.
Most information and materials are available from the outset of a module, making it easy to go at your own pace and manage your own time. All of my tutors have been responsive and helpful when I have needed clarification.
The VLE is somewhat confusing and daunting to start with, but after getting used to it the course structure and materials are easy to follow.
Feedback from assignments has been good and has helped to develop my understanding of the content.
Really poor. I did my last Masters at what I then thought was a bit of a naff polytechnic, but in comparison with UCEM it was amazing! At UCEM I feel like a cash cow, not like a student that they actually want to educate.
DO NOT DO THIS COURSE! It is terrible! The teaching is poor and access to resources / materials even worse. The most expensive mistake I've ever made. The 'tutors' don't care and don't give any one on one help. The review talking about extra lectures at Reading is wrong - there aren't any.
Very few online articles are available, no access to things like British Standards. Very little personal direction available from 'tutors'
Not good - library resources are poor and no access to things like Eduroam wifi.
NA - distance learning
Terrible. There is no opportunity for personal discussion, for example asking if you are approaching an assignment the right way, for ideas for further reading or if the idea you have for your dissertation is a good one. Expected just to get on with doing the set tasks and not take any interest beyond this. When I queried the comments of a marker, the response I got did not address the points that I had raised as to why I thought that they were incorrect. It just said that the maker was right and that I was wrong. Not helpful! The people who do the Dyslexia stuff were however very good.
Best decision I ever made. Professional tutors there to help you 24/7 Some taught lessons as well at Reading University. My COmpany employed 5 people from this college .
Very disappointed at this rubbish uni! I have spent thousands and committed to 4 years hard study - achieving 1st class degree results all the way through, until in year 4 - when they mess up marking my paper - 5% awarded! I wanted to know where I went wrong, but after arguing for 2 weeks - they just changed my result to a pass (42). - with no feedback on where I went wrong. None of the tutors are willing to help in the slightest. I am concise ring taking them to court. No matter so many die in the industry when the university tutors are so useless!