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An enjoyable and engaging course. A good first year to give a grounding in the subject allowing the production of alot of original work. The tutors are committed nd facilities are accessible and fit for purpose.
Media junctions weekly mostly useful wide range of disciplines covered meaning some are less useful than other depending on your area of interest.
A wide range of skills and disciplines have been taught using lectures workshops and one to one feedback sessions. The tutors have been helpful and prompt with feedback.
Access has been limited due to covid. Large range of kit to book out the and the library has a range of material. New TV studio and theatre space are good for purpose.
Slow to respond but ultimately helpful.
Very very bad experience Not quality of staff there and they take ages to return the funds. Donot make a mistake of choosing this university. They are just after your money there is not job prospect with them.
Very pathetic experience with beds A fraud university . They keep the money after I cancelled my course for more than 18 months and still no sign of return.
Covid has complicated things and has meant that alot of in person teaching can't happen which seems like it would be more fun and effective than online teaching for such a practical course. The assessment has been relevant and interesting to complete. Contact from tutors has dropped off over the course of the year. Most frustrating part has been a lack of other student engagement making group projects difficult.
Media junctions and Industry professionals introduced throughout. Unsure what third year will be like.
First term was blended and ultimately worked effectively the right things were kept in person. Second term was online which worked but less engaging overall and third term we are completing a group project in person but in a very short time which is proving difficult. The remaining online classes work but are not very varied.
Brand new TV studio. Great computer labs. Hiring system for cameras etc. Cloud data sharing and editing software available.
Hardship fund provided. Christian Union has been great. SiDs is slow to respond but ultimately helpful.
Everything is good but the covid hardship is my issue. I applied for it because I needed some help paying tuition fees as things did not work out as planned due to covid but I did not get it because of overdue payment which is why I applied for it. So its contradictory. Replies are slow but I understand that. I thought things would have sped up but it's still slow.
Lectures are online but the seminars are live. The tutors are very good and ready to help with your query. One of the units are hard to understand or maybe seperate the two things it covers such as operations and project.
As everything is online since I started I can't really talk about this
It's good but I think more consideration should have been put into the covid hardship funding. The reason we are applying is because we need it but the uni seems to only consider some sections not all
I would not recommend this Uni as they have failed me badly as well as 18 other fellow students who left at once since we came to study and not be let down. I would avoid both London Bridge and Elephant and Castle campus. They aren’t organised and was a terrible experience and waste of time, effort and money. There are plenty of other unis so please choose wisely
Tutors were brilliant but the course leaders are far too big headed with ego problems. Arrogant people can’t teach or lead I’m afraid. Resources were adequate but Organisational skills were well below satisfactory. Very disappointing to be exact. They seemed so lost and out of breath when asked a serious question about class timings and would never recommend London Bridge or Elephant and Castle branches. Please don’t waste your money as I did 1 year and left. They Seem to avoid questions and request we write our questions and queries down which never got answered. Hopefully they will make a cunning come back to my review like all businesses but as a fellow student I’d recommend you go elsewhere. I have nothing personal about the Uni but I paid for something I didn’t get. Thanks for reading my review.
Library was available.
Disappointed with the uni support as they constantly found a way to avoid answering questions. They were very poorly organised and can’t see myself recommending anyone here. I paid for something I didn’t get. Waste of educational time and money.
Covid has meant hours are significantly reduced and contact / the quality of teaching is poor, due to various difficulties of being online. But most unis have faced this issue.
We haven’t done much of this at all, but that could be due to covid
Online, currently 2 hours for each module, with recorded lectures also provided, with varying lengths (around 2 hours)
Normally good, but currently due to covid we have no access
Support is there, but I’ve never used it
Except for the 1 lecture that seems to want to make things harder than it should be all the lectures are very good. The classes are very good, packed with information, teachers respond almost immediately. I do wish the covid hardship team was more graceful. Overall good uni
Very good, the library is nice, large variety of books, friendly people
This university does not offer support for special needs students although they claim to if you are suffering with mental health or dyslexia I would not recommend you attend this university.
online for my first year in class for foundation year
Overall, my university experience has been disappointing. I was told from previous student nurses before starting my degree to not attend this university. However, I was naive and wanted to live close by and study at the hospital was I was currently working in, so that is what prompted me to attend this university. I wish I listened to those student nurses. The lectures involve the lecturers reading off powerpoint presentations, we continuously get moved to different rooms because there is no set building for healthcare students. Our skills lab is up a random corridor within the university building. The lecturers show no enthusiasm as to what they are teaching us and blame the students when there is bad feedback. When the NSS came out, a lecturer explained the complaints they had the year prior and told us "it has nothing to do with the course, it is to do with the university". This is a course at the university, so I do not understand why they do not take any responsibility for the state that this course is in. Lies were told before I started this course and during this course and it has become very difficult to trust what anyone teaching this course at this university. I will commemorate those nurses who teach, mentor and work with students at the hospital because not only are they doing their work, they are also doing the work of the lecturers who have not shown enthusiasm to this profession. If you want to be taught on how not to be a nurse, come to this university, because through these three years, this is what I have learned. I have learned how to be a better nurse and what kind of nurse I want to be during my career. I want to mentor my students the best I can and show them that they are worth so much to this profession. I want to inspire them to become better people and better nurses. Still, I would advise you to go and get taught by nurses who are already an inspiration to this profession rather than waste your time and money on this course.
We have not received any lecture on getting a job interview or what we would expect in a job interview. However, being on placement in the hospital, the healthcare professionals there have spoken to us about interviews and what area we would like to specialise in. I have received an invitation for an interview by one of the charge nurses. It would be easier if the university addressed the importance of job interviews, especially as a third year student, as we will be required to go straight into the profession when we register. However, you will get support from the nurses you meet at the hospital more than you would from the lecturers at the university.
I like placements most about my course. The people you meet at the hospital will become your mentors, friends and colleagues for life. Any problems you have they are supportive and accommodate to your needs. You learn a lot more in the hospital than you ever will at university. Of course not all personalities will get along, but the majority of nurses I have worked with have been amazing. In regards to university, if you want an experience where you teach yourself, then this is the place for you. There is not even a handful of lecturers who get engaged in the lecture and inspire us to become nurses. Any questions you have will get passed from one lecturer to the next without receiving any kind of answer. The lecturers are constantly on holiday/off sick and will rarely reply to emails that you have sent. During this COVID-19 pandemic, we have had 10 lectures at the most in the last 10 weeks and our grades are being delayed. Why? Because the lecturers are "on leave". This is not the first time our grades have been delayed because of this reason. For the past three years I would say a maximum of 4 of our grades have been released on time. When we were starting this course, we were told that us students were not allowed to attend weddings (even for close relatives), go on holiday, during term time and only go on holiday with the allocated annual leave given to us, yet they can go to such events during their teaching time. We are supposed to have set number of hours in the skills room. We have only spent five hours in the skills room in both 2nd and 3rd year. In third year we have had 7 hours contact per week, but we should have more. £9,250 a year we have paid for this course and they go on holiday during the time that I an others have paid for them to teach us. Then they come back a week later and boast about it. For the last three years I and my colleagues have scraped through assignments by teaching ourselves and managing to cope with different emotions by sticking with each other. The suicide rate of student nurses is at an all time high, yet the lecturers here do not recognise the support that we need. Sticking with your fellow student nurses, midwives and mental health nurses is the thing that will get you through this course at this university.
They have come round and communicated with us, but only really took interest in third year students to complete our NSS. Other than that have not really had much to do with the representatives. You are better off buying food in the shopping centre than at university as the food and drinks are expensive and you can walk up the road for two minutes and buy something cheaper.
The library is a good place to study. However, in busy periods where everyone has assignments due in, it is very difficult to find space to work in the library. There are group work, silent work and presentation rooms where you can sit and study. You have to book the rooms so no one else can use them. You can use printers to print and photocopy work when you need to. The library is open 24/7 so if you're a night owl you can pop to the library in the late and early hours.
Yes. Access from the train station and bus stops. However, there is only the shopping centre and cinema, other than that there is really nothing else to the university and student life. If you do not live on campus, car parking is available, but it will cost you £8.00 a day.
Have not had much to do with societies and sports outside of my course, so cannot comment. There is a gym within the university, but have not been there.
The support at the university has been extremely disappointing. After experiencing three close, personal bereavements during my time at university, I was only offered little support for one of them and only that was to guide us to reach out for support. Again, the nurses at the hospital were very supportive and when I disclosed a recent bereavement to them, they offered me an immense amount of support and catered to my needs during my placement. I would have accessed support from the counselling service at university, but felt that I did not need it and our friendship group relied on each other to get us through this final year.
Very horrible, I regret making this choice, I am consciously aware every time that I’m an international student. We are not treated with respect as local students even though we pay higher fees
No effort from staff to improve employability of international students, not enough supportive staff
Some lecturers are professional, most are not. Different information by different lecturers, poor co-ordination, some lecturers deliveries are poor and indirectly offensive to international students especially in the MBA with placement course which I opted in for, no sympathy whatsoever with students difficulties
Very poor support for international students, threatening emails to international students especially when fee payments are late and with no attendance record. Institutionalised racism perceived, more of a business that a tertiary institution