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This academic year has been difficult for everyone- students and staff alike. That has been reflected in my rating, as having solely online lecturers has been pretty soul destroying. However, most of my lecturers have done the best they can to make the experience as interactive and enjoyable as possible.
The overall experience has been good, the tutors working exceptionally to provide support during a difficult time. Overall adaptive to current circumstances and our goals. Nonetheless on a further level left in the dark by government and not treated well.
Honestly, what a joke. Im only here because I got 20% off my Ma otherwise I would have gone elsewhere - absolute joke. The tutors never seem to reply, we haven't been allowed into the uni, desipte government guidelines allowing us too now.
Not much apart from a careers fair for all the other subjects bar the design team
The original tutor left, so we now have a guy from outside the uni- amazing guy, cannot fault him. However we got a new head on MA Graphic Design who hasn't once introduced himself. One of the tutors for another module still hasn't replied to my email from 6 weeks ago.
Never seen them, havent been allowed in
I have never used it
Obviously it has been impacted heavily by the pandemic, especially laboratory components. Although this is out of the hands of the course team, it has still been the largest issue with the course this year for me personally. The staff have been brilliant, making time to meet with us to address any issues, being very flexible with deadlines and offering countless additional revision opportunities to help us through the year and achieve as well as we can given the circumstances.
There are lots of online services and opportunities to talk to somebody about your progression/careers opportunities. There is a page of pre-recorded informational videos and access to personalised career meetings. As I plan on working towards research I have mostly gone to lecturers for careers advice, who are always more than happy to help and advise. Undergraduate and graduate intern schemes are run every year through summer. However, the course I am on doesn't really lead directly to a career and most people complete a post graduate degree or other training.
The first year and a half was fab, especially the labs, but has been almost entirely online for the last year (and the end of secomd year). Although I lost some lab experience, the staff have been absolutely brilliant and have made the time to really try to engage us and make everything as normal as possible!
Typically very good, although I haven't used university services much this year there is a lot available
A lot of effort goes into the mental helth/wellbeing efforts of UCLan, but I have found there services to fall short for me when I personally needed them. However, the staff (lecturers etc) were incredibly supportive
Hasn’t been much because classes are online no contact with anyone. Can’t use facilities available. Not easy to comprehend things online very stressful. Makes life harder. Couldn’t even experience the welcoming university feeling of orientation or going in for lectures and practicals.
Studying at the University of Central Lancashire (Preston), I’be received a great experience in this academic year, good communication with teachers, good service, good facilities and good resources.
There are job advertisements on the university website, that always send notifications and emails concerning jobs that being advertised every day
At the beginning of the academic year I knew I was going to be studying about health and social but I didn’t have much idea about what we were going to be studying, this course has really build up my knowledge about the 6C’s and much more about health. This year COVID ruined most of our face to face lectures but the lectures were all prepared and we were all able to do lessons online, 5 hours for twice a week, things weren’t that easy but with the teachers help, I’m always able to understand what we were doing and pass all the assignments given to us
The service and facilities are very good and helpful, although there are no indoor library to attend due to COVID, I’m able to access the online library and if the is any issues with logging, there are specialist IT technology service to help all the time.
There are one to one sections with lectures every time you are in difficulties and in need for support, either with studies or with well-being
Only rated three stars due to limited face to face sessions. This is not great as the Sports Therapy course itself is a very practical course which requires hands on practice in clinical and placements environment. As a result, the fewer practical sessions available for each week did not provide enough hours and experience for what is required in the final year of my study.
The course is more taught online with only 2 hours of face to face taught session per week
I have not enjoyed uni. The pressure of having to work while undertaking a full time course's workload is very difficult. The competence of some of the tutors is very low and they seem to be quite out of touch with regards to students situations. Some of the modules are pointless and a waste of time and it's quite demoralising to stay in the course when having to do work for those modules. I personally wouldn't recommend UCLan for this course unless you were doing the course part time over 5 years because the expectations put on full time students to understand the tuition while not having industry experience is unrealistic, and then if you do get a job around a full time course then the workload is too high to handle too. When you are struggling you are often met with the response that it should be independent learning and you need to figure it out yourself.
There is enormous pressure on students to get a job while studying this course as there is a mix of part time and full time students. The tutors often forget that not everyone will know certain terminologies and if you don't work then you can easily get lost in lectures. Therefore it is common for full time students to find employment around uni to simply be able to keep up in lectures, myself being a example of this, with this comes the pressure of having to juggle a full time courses work load around having a job. Something I would compliment the course on is that they are keen on people getting jobs and I was able to get mine through uni, they just need to realise that not everyone has the same amount of experience and need to apply this to their lectures.
Under normal circumstances the course is taught in class, the past 2 years for me has been online
There's a lab to do the most basic of pointless experiments in 1st year, the library is okay with standard computers and booking rooms available
During my time I was diagnosed with mild dyslexia, I have been offered a front sheet to let the tutor know when marking my submitted work but in terms of support provided by tutors in lectures, there is none. There's no extra guidance for reading or writing assignments, when anyone in lectures asks for support they are often responded with the fact the it's Level 6 work and should be done independently
Overall the uni has supported me very well during my degree Pre-Covid all teaching was face to face. There has been lots of clinical training with small class sizes meaning even more support from tutors
Pre-covid everything was face to face Lots of clinical practice and small groups meaning small student to tutor ratio Lots of support off tutors
Large library - never had an issue finding space Clinical training areas well equip to enhance our training
Despite the pandemic, the university experience during my short time here has been somewhat satisfying. But I had hoped that there was more blended learning instead of just sitting from a camera screen and learning. I hoped that that be more ways of learning instead of it all being online, this made me question if my £9250 tuition fee was worth all this.
I have been aware of certain career fairs/talks and lectures, but not certain career aspects in relation to my course
The teachers and lecturers provide amazing resources, blended learning went really well in Term 1. But from Term 2, everything has been fully online, thus preventing us from making that face-to-face communication with our lecturers, which delayed the process of developing further in our studies, as well as leaving room for miscommunication to arise. But for now I have been somewhat satisfied with the way that my course is taught, especially during the global pandemic, and I'm really appreciative of the lectures and their efforts made during this trying time.
The only shared space that is available to us during this pandemic is the library. The library used to be 24 hour run in Term 1. It is back to normal opening times. There was a brief cyber attack which rendered some students to have their assignments pushed back two weeks. This of course created a disruption in learning, but this was handled in a very professional way and was soon remedied and fixed. The library is the only source of shared space and where we can receive certain services such as renting books printing and so forth.
From since starting in September 2020, I have been made aware of certain student services that we can apply for and the student support team reply as soon as possible make it very easy to receive support, advice and guidance.