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UEA is a beautiful location and perfect for anyone who values nature as a priority in their life. There is so much to explore and the peace and serenity is infectious. I would definitely recommend UEA, there are many opportunities to shape and grow the uni experience for yourself and others.
The best aspect of my course is the placement experience and the growth and development that you undertake in your time at uni. It has helped me to grow as a person and as a soon to be health care professional. The course is a perfect challenge, not too hard, not too easy. The worst aspect is hard to say because my uni experience has definitely been impacted by COVID so therefore it would be unfair to reprimand the course for this world issue. Although challenging it has helped me to adapt and to be make light of difficult situations, focusing on the bright side of life.
The nature!! the beautiful walks by the river! the peace and quiet!
This is the best halls to stay in! one of the cheapest options and where all the best people are and the best pre-drinks happen! this is where you want to be!
Consistency in the level and upkeep of all facilities. The location and course if good and worth it even if it can be tiring. The UEA staff support can be phenomenal but also difficult to access at times. The students union are helpful and actively get involved in representing cohorts and individuals where needed or wanted.
The course is very hard in a lot of ways but there lecturers are very helpful and always happy to help no matter what. The facilities for simulation and the thought and detail put in to simulation activities such as Advanced Life Support days and different assessments are amazing. The course can be very time consuming so organisation is key. Placement is great within the ambulance trust and hospitals. The staff on placement are mostly very welcoming and caring.
The UEA campus is beautiful with lots of greenery and a lovely lake to walk around during the lunch breaks. The buildings and facilities however are in need of updating. Norwich is a lovely city and studying here means it is possible to take weekend trips to the countryside or the beach however transport links are terrible and you feel very disconnected from the rest of the country. The University support for Postgraduate students isn't great and it often feels like we are forgotten about and that Undergraduates are the priority. I would have liked there to be more support, especially during covid times.
As I am studying a postgraduate degree, I am working very independently and at my own pace. The laboratories at UEA are in desperate need of upgrading as my work is often stalled by faulty equipment or other issues in the building. Unfortunately it feels like most of the efforts are directed to the Undergraduate courses and the Postgraduate researchers are often overlooked.
Good atmosphere, everybody is friendly and kind. Facilities are great - library is a brilliant place to study. I’ve had very little involvement with student life, as a healthcare student, so unable to comment on that although there are always events going on. Student support is good.
Difficult to say with being a student throughout the entire pandemic. Lecturing team are great, very knowledgeable and will go to lengths to answer your questions. Lecture content is also good. E-learning packages made by tutors are a brilliant independent way to learn and revise. Significant lack of practical skills practice though - you are often shown something once, expected to do it first time, then unable to practice it again. Very little chance to revise practical skills before being required to do it on placement.
UEA is a great university filled with friendly and helpful students and staff. I went to UEA after a few years out of education and they’ve helped me tremendously with regaining academic skills, meeting new friends and learning critical skills for my chosen career. The facilities are great, with amazing daily food choices, events and resources to support learning. I was very apprehensive about going to university but UEA have made the experience the best decision I’ve made.
With much of my time being online due to the pandemic it has been difficult engaging in the learning to my best potential. However, engaging in small groups, having a 1:1 personal advisor and frequent well being support they have provided excellent resources to support well being and learning. Being mostly in person has provided me with the best opportunity for learning, socialisation with peers and contact with lecturers. Small group practicals have been so beneficial to apply the learning to cases for future practice. The course covers a wide variety of subjects working with different client groups. I feel so far I have learnt so much which I’m excited to put into practice. It is a full on course with lots of content and lectures but it is interactive and there is always peer and lecturer support. It is an amazing course at UEA!
Facilities are the best bit of the hnj
The blended learning between online an din person is good. There is a considerable lack of student support from lectures due to them having so many students on their caseload
My lecturers are all lovely and really supportive. I haven't needed to access student support for wellbeing but it seems like it would be easy to do so if necessary. I receive a lot of support for my assignments if needed, and it's easy to get answers to questions I have. I don't like how accommodation keeps going up in price each year - it doesn't affect me, but it's not really fair for new students, especially as nothing has changed in the accommodation in terms of updating it.
I loved going on placement - it really helped to put what I'd learnt in theory to practice, so having a 50/50 split has been brilliant. My course content is also really interesting, and I have enjoyed researching for my assignments. Currently being taught in person and online, but I'd prefer if all lectures were in person, as I feel I can engage more and not get distracted at home.
Norwich is a lovely place - it's small, but has a great variety of independent shops, vegan food places, and the cathedral is gorgeous to visit.
The view from my window of the lake is stunning. My room is big, and sharing a bathroom isn't that bad. My room stayed warm in the winter, but in the summer it's a bit of a greenhouse as the windows are so big!
It is a great area to study in as there is a balance of country life and city life. The clubs and sports at UEA are amazing. The university support is lacking. The personal advisor idea does not work as a lot of them are hard to access and don’t actually give you support. They are meant to be a person you can talk to about your struggles however a lot of us feel we cannot do that. The placement is great and very fun, however the university puts too much pressure on us when doing simulation or formative assessments, meaning we are scared to fail, increasing the risk of human error and fear of trying.
Contacting lectures has become a difficult task with a lot of the staff being part time. And the other staff members being too busy to answer your emails
UEA is a great place to study with an amazing campus, right near the lake and lots of green space for walking. It’s facilities are great with countless study spaces and places like the sports park and LCR for leisure. I have always been supported by staff and my personal advisor.
I love my course and have so far really enjoyed it. It is hard work and placements can be difficult but I have always felt supported by my personal advisor and any member of staff on the OT team.
Amazing student support service, tutors and lecturers are very supportive and compassionate towards their students.. best place to study in a very fine City
This is the first cohort for this MSc in Dietetics, we are a very small group of students which is amazing as we get so much support and guidance in every step we need during our time at UEA