Good experience overall however the pandemic has made it more difficult to connect with campus facilities, support and educational aspects of university life. Feedback has sometimes been late which can cause negative impact on grades, but generally staff have been supportive and helpful.
I felt quite disappointed and alone this year at uni, because all my classes were online and meeting people was near to impossible. I also felt less motivated in my courses and studies. While this year has been a struggle, by joining societies virtually i have tried to make the most of it.
Although it has been online It has been interesting so far I’ve learnt a lot Experienced a lot Made friend even online cause of lectures I’m not done with first year but so far everything is going well
Teaching has been structured well however there hasn’t been many contact hours which I feel could have been increased as most students are struggling to adapt to online learning. They have countered this with ample resources online so if you want to do well they’ve provided everything you need to do they. Exams this year are online but are timed just like normal exams, which is something we have fought through the SU to no success. Wifi, caring responsibilities and children all would impact on a timed exam and this wasn’t taken into consideration and with other courses having 24 hour online exams I don’t understand why it isn’t the same for us. Doing a science degree, having practical work is key to gain skills and experience needed for post graduate work. However we have had absolutely nothing, even when university was allowed to open temporarily this year they never did. I have missed out on gaining skills I will need in the future and have not made any attempt for us to gain those skills through a summer school which is what is happening for other courses which are deemed more essential. The teachers are always approachable with issues but the work they have set this year has been relentless. This year I’ve completed 26 pieces of coursework and when everyone’s mental health is already struggling it didn’t seem right that this was extra stress added on. I don’t think it was value for money. I’m only getting half of my degree so why am I paying full price for half the service.
Our uni has a dedicated career service called careerhub and gives access to internships postgrad jobs and services to improve CVs, how to write cover letters, advice from previous employers on what they’re looking for. It’s a very in-depth service which can help push your job applications further.
At the moment it is solely online, they provide ample resources to excel in our studies but as a science degree missing out on the practical lab work is a big deal. I’m finding that lots of the modules are based from the same book which is annoying considering 25% of my 9k course is based on an £80 book. Teaching hours are lower than other universities but is made up with contactability with staff for any issues.
I haven’t been on campus yet as I transferred from another uni this year and due to Covid everything was online
The students union are always extremely helpful with well-being giving top tips to deal with stress exams and anxiety relating to Covid. They have a strong mental health support background and don’t make the topic a taboo area in their emails.
Overall my experience was good from an academic side, but from a living point of view, there is little to do on campus at night unless you like nightclubs which don’t appeal to me. Accommodation in the Copse is nice but the kitchen and rooms lack Character and feel rather clinical, also my flat had several different cultured people so was difficult to live with
Overall lecture support was good, although occasionally the Philosophy lecturers would not turn up without notification
The overall accessibility of services is good, but the main campus is old with many lifts and small doorways into lecture rooms which can be an issue for wheelchair users. The campus has a good number of facilities for social and academic things, a decent number of computer rooms and a very good library.
Somewhat limited due to the current coronavirus pandemic and online teaching has left much to be desired but other than that the university has been supportive in terms of mental and physical health and preparation for the future
Because it was COVID 19, i didnt havw many classes on campus. However i still liked the university experience overall. I didnt like online classes at first, but now that Im used to it, i think it is more efficient. I like the laboratory sessions on campus the most. But because the university is not using facilities now, they could have lower the prices.
We have a lot of careers activities, seminars, and online platforms to contact with support workers. I dont know about internship
It is actually pretty good. We get the enough amount of attention from lecturers, enough details and practicals too.
Everything is pretty clean and hygenic, however because of the buildings are squares linked to each other, its hard to find the room you have class.
I only enjoyed my study abroad year. Every other year had been like walking through hell. My final year is nice and a breeze as I do not even need to be on campus.
I did stem subject so it doesn't really count but it was okay.
I think the only thing I learnt from this university was how to teach myself. The only good thing they have is the facilities and the study abroad options. My only enjoyable year was when I was abroad and I think this is for all students. Most do not like the university and only went here because of the various facilities and study abroad options. It took me 4 years to find a likeable teacher all other lecturers are very detached and clearly do not care about teaching. I wouldn't recommend it if you rely on teacher support because there is none. You will be working completely on your own with absolutely no help from professors even if you ask for it. As well as currently, they are ripping off students by forcing them to pay for accommodation while they are not living there. But take that how you will.
24hr library plenty of pc rooms student center great range of sports on-campus pub and club On campus Markets on specific days
I wouldn't even bother. I got no help in the first year and nearly dropped out.
My overall experience was really great. I love the lecturers and the other people on my courses were insightful and intelligent. It was a pleasure to learn with them. However, the institution itself needs a lot of work on supporting its students. Lying about us returning for dual teaching when that was never an option was a clear money scam. To top it all off, the SU held a referendum about this year and tuition fees and the university is still yet to respond. Overall, I had a great experience but I do think the higher up institutions can be more supportive to students.
The lecturers in general are really supportive. Naturally, the quality of teaching in person was better, but the lecturers have more then made up for that with the support they have been providing.
Good university. Although the module was delivered online, it did not reduce the quality of the knowledge delivered. The faculties were extra supportive during the pandemic.