Overall I have enjoyed UEA however, I think there are some aspects which could be better supported. likewise, I think seminar leaders should be verified in terms of teaching as sometimes there isn't clarity between what the seminar leader is teaching and the lecturer
Skills workshops Trips to companies Lectures on employability
I like the lecture structure which covers the theory and the workshop which covers more application. The least thing is that I feel we have so much information to cover is a very short period so there is no time to really understand material before we move on to the next topic .
I think the student union could be better represented and I think it is quite left in its view points, I was eager to get involved however upon them learning about my political beliefs I felt I was shuned
Pretty good, although a lot is dedicated to science faculty
Yes, very straightforward one bus
There are numerous sports although im not part of any clubs, I would feel very welcome to join one
Feedback is satisfactory
Overall. I am enjoying university. I have settled in well. I am enjoying most of my course. I feel comfortable and safe of campus. The university were able to deal with a problem with a flat mate.
Many placements. Careers office and services. Career fairs are regular.
I like the small group work. I do not enjoy lectures as much because I cannot connect with my lecturer or work as well.
Very good representation as there is someone from every year and every course.
Mostly accessible if you take a long route. Teaching facilities are great.
Accommodation is on campus or a few minutes walk onto campus. There are 2 bus routes running directly from campus to the city centre to the train station. There is a lot in the city centre to do.
Excellent. There are so many clubs and soctieties to join at any level.
Excellect. Student support services and incredible. Able to help any hour of the day with any problem.
A very busy and tiring time, there is always something to do, some society to join, town nearby. The course keeps you interested and engaged with the mass of knowledge given.
Careers centre available for appointments.
See patients from the first week of the course. What I like least is the expectation to learn anatomy solely from dissection labs, without any lectures to accompany them.
Great facilities, student union work hard to represent every student on campus
Almost everything you could wish for is on campus.
Uni is situated in a great area with great bus links to town.
Great variety, lots to do. Some societies are a little inactive for the yearly cost.
Satisfactory support available if you seek it out. Student services feel overwhelmed with serious mental health issues
Positive so far, sometimes get a lil bored but that's probably because i miss my ps4. Flat mates are really good, sports and societies are also a great way of meeting new people
On the whole it's good Don't really like the portfolio thing for the contemporary pol module but on the whole its not bad
Really nice, gym is good, media center is really nice and modern
I would say so yeah
So many options so little time
It's been really good fun, a little stressful at times but there's so many opportunities to take advantage of that it could never describe it as being boring!
There is a lot of careers advice. You can make an appointment to see someone and they are always promoting employability
I love how much placement we get to do and learning on the job
It's a little bit far out from the city centre but the accommodation on campus is very very convenient and everything that you could need is within walking distance
There are so many to choose from
Academic support is good, I get a lot of feedback and my tutor is really supportive
I've loved it. First year was hard to get into. For a long time I didn't feel as though I fitted in. However the memories of my uni accommodation and sitting back on my own and making food are still fond. And as time has progressed I've found myself settling in more and more. I've made lifelong friends, managed to share in some fantastic experiences and learn so much. I'm genuinely going to be very very sad to leave.
The number of transferrable skills ive learnt through my course is staggering. Doing English and drama I have learnt skills needed to join a publishing house, a stage management team, an acting agency, a graphic design business, a marketing team, and more. The amount of diverse skills taught has blown me away. Certain elements of the course itself act as placements or experience of how the degree can be applied in real life, and the careers centre has really reassured me about where I can go next.
I love how practical the learning is. It has really helped me engage with the subject and was a big reason as to why I chose UEA. I dislike the amount of group work. Whilst I understand that in the industry teamwork is essential I think at this level it is unfair to mark certain modules as a group as I have regularly found myself putting in more work than other team-members in the past.
I think the representation is often criticised unfairly to be honest. Whilst true I think it could be a little clearer to all students how that works and there could be more direct ways to keep the students up to date with what's happening. At the end of the day SU provides so many events and opportunities, the facilities are always so good and theyre really friendly and helpful to work with!
Really good. Whilst I selfishly do wish there were more facilities available to the drama studio (more stages and rehearsal rooms etc) I do appreciate the number of non-specialised rooms the university earmarks for us to use. Plus also I know plans are currently underway to extend the drama department in the way I said. Only sad that it will be after I've left. But even as is the facilities are excellent.
Definitely. I specifically chose UEA because it is a campus university. I don't like the idea of univeristies spread out over a city. However UEA is perfect. It's close enough to city centre to be able to go in whenever you like, plus also the busses run so frequently there's never a need to wait, but it's far enough away and close enough to the ringroad that you can get out of the city quick when going home, you have a lot of open space around which is nice, and there's so many niche pubs and shops around on the outskirts that you get to see this way. Plus also the amenities on campus are always top notch.
Whilst I haven't had much time in my second and third years to make use of the societies I know there is a staggering range. In my first year I joined the circus, fencing, archery, and drama societies. I know so many people who do a range of sports. And I myself have received so much experience from later becoming part of a society comittee.
Excellent. As far as I can tell. I know the counselling has a long waiting list but I do not think that is the fault of the university as that is true across the country right now. However there are other stress and anxiety helping groups around to help students. The therapy dog is a very good idea, and so many of the tutors genuinely care about us as students. It's nice as it makes me feel far more comfortable talking and interacting with them. I've always received feedback promptly and it's always been useful, and the opportunities to speak to real-world experts in the field has been invaluable.
I’m a mature student, and have loved every minute! It is by no means an easy course, and requires a lot of dedication, prioritising and organisation (particularly with a family) but I feel it is giving me an excellent basis to begin my nursing career. I have made lifelong friends, and learnt so much about myself, along with developing both practical and personal skills I never dreamt possible! I have also embraced extra curricular learning such as “Signalong” sign language, provided by one of the Learning Disability nursing lecturers. I haven’t taken up opportunities for elective placements abroad, as with a family this is difficult to manage, but students who have said they have really enjoyed it. I’m due to qualify soon, but seriously contemplating staying in education to do a Masters degree so I can stay at UEA for a bit longer!
There is a careers centre with trained staff in hand to give advice on job hunting, applications, cv writing etc. They will also conduct mock interviews on request to give students practice on dealing with interview scenarios in their chosen field of employment. They have a vast range of online facilities, but are also happy to be contacted by phone to discuss anything career related or to make a face to face appointment.
Our lectures are mostly interactive, conducted by extremely knowledgeable lecturers. Support is given to anyone who needs it, via personal advisors, specialist lecturers and peers. Nursing is taught across a split campus so lecturers can be on main campus or near to the local hospital (NNUH) which is good, but takes 10-20 minutes to get across campus. Although this is usually allowed for in the timetable, it is tedious especially in wet weather and the winter months! (I should point out that medical students have access to a bus service for this but nursing students don’t as there are so many of us - currently around 250+ per year group!). We have skills sessions, which are now increasing for the new intake of students as the curriculum has changed in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines. We also have inter professional learning opportunities to collaborate with medical students and allied health care professionals.
The student union represent a wide range of students, encouraging diversity and supporting their aspirations. They are constantly fighting for causes to help students, and happy to listen to all suggestions for improvement.
UEA is constantly evolving with new buildings, and new resources. There is always a good security presence and online safety information being published (my only gripe is the crossing to the Edith Cavell building as it’s on a large roundabout next to the hospital and you really have to take your life into your own hands at times!). There are good bus & park and ride services to the campus, however they take 20-30 minutes into the city centre in rush hour. Parking on campus is good, although always busy and really expensive unless you live over 3 miles away and can sign up to the car share scheme.
I think there is something for everyone. They cater for so many tastes and needs and wants. It is a large campus but across the whole campus there are places to study such as by the lake in the summer, the Sainsbury’s centre for something a bit more sheltered and cultural, down to the library. The LCR hosts a huge range of musical entertainment in conjunction with the waterfront in the city centre. There is also a medical centre which encompasses occupational health and a pharmacy.
There are lots of amenities on campus such as shops, cafes, cash machines, launderette etc. It is around 20-30 minutes by bus to the city centre in rush hour (similar by car some days too) although it is close to the A11 & A47 bypass so easy to get out of the city and also to out of town shopping.
There are a huge amount of societies for virtually every interest! From tea to yoga or rugby to lacrosse! There is a sports centre on campus which houses a vast amount of facilities such as tennis/badminton courts, Olympic sized swimming pool, running track and outdoor athletics facilities. There is also a gym, which students can access at a discounted rate, with various fitness classes.
Each student has a personal advisor available for help and support although some are easier to contact than others. Most lecturers are more than happy to listen and support with any issues and take their duty of care very seriously. There are student support services available for those who require it although I’m led to believe there is a waiting list, as they are very busy. That said, the university is investing vastly in increasing its mental health support provision. As with any adult learning, the support is there if you look for it, but apart from advertising what is available the rest is up to you.
Having a really great time at UEA, I enjoy my course and I have a great life here. The lecturers are approachable and always help. There is also plenty to do outside of study with many clubs and societies
The career centre is really useful,they arrange many events and the careers fair. I don’t have experience of placements though
I like the research project module but I do not enjoy the practicals in the course. They are too slow and often not explained well
Very good but too expensive
Relatively good but it is too far to walk from the city centre where most of the main amenities are. Also there is no supermarket nearby
Huge number of societies and sports clubs
My advisor offers support when needed but I couldn’t comment on personal counselling
Its been a lot but im enjoying it on the whole. There is a lit of responsibility to get used to and its a huge jump from a level but the people and the atmosphere are great!
Careers Central, a handful of talks around this area, academic advisors are mostly happy to help
Most: the seminar and lecture leaders are friendly and the topics covered are interesting Least: we havent spent more than 2 weeks on any one text and it feels a little fast!
The facilities are good. In terms of representation I havent a scooby.
Safety is good, keycards and keys being necessary for access to the flats. The condition of the flats is good but not the best. The location is really convenient, 5 mins away from main campus. Cost is a little high but manageable mostly.
9/10, they have most of the societies and sports that anyone could ask for, and if they don't have it you can make it yourself!
Academic tutors are wonderful and counselling is something i havent yet tried but i may need to soon and is quite openly advertised
Vey enjoyable. I have found UEA to be a welcoming environment and I'll be genuinely sad to leave! I love my course and the people I've met at uni and am proud to say I went there
Least - some lecturers are not great and make topics very confusing to understand Most - the ratio of lectures to labs
Student representation is poor but facilities are good and they do listen to the students
In a bit of a dodgy area but cost and location is good
On the whole very good
Lots of variety
Academic feedback is good, prompt with giving coursework back. Personal is lacking, counselling appointments have very long lists