Mostly enjoyable but could have been better. More contact hours would have been better, and some classes could be more thought through, often feels the hours are wasted.
Lots of employability workshops offered and career fairs too. They are overall pretty good.
Focus on culture is strong although language courses seem to be a little slow and don't advance much until your final years.
Usually very good though I don't know much about it
Mostly good though options for food are limited on campus as they are all the same and there's little variety. Opening hours of these services are also sometimes impractical, eg they do not extend past day time hours, which isn't good if you are studying late at the library etc.
Yes, I chose to live further away to save money but with accomodation and travel included it is still cheaper than living near the uni.
There are plenty of options for those that wish to get involved, something for everyone.
Mostly good, feedback sometimes poorly done. Access to services is there but sometime hard to access and/or difficult to book an appointment.
Love it! It's brilliant and I'm glad I decided to go, it really broadens your experiences in life. Its encouraged me to think more and harder about the subjects that I love and am studying. Its been a fantastic experience living in the city as well coming from a rural background.
Emailed regularly about opportunities to increase employability through open days, workshops or events that could be beneficial to you in your future career or in the creation of your CV.
I like how easy it is to get what you need through the moodle site, how the professors will give you plenty of resources through the reading list or through posting the lecture slides. I would like it if more of the lectures were properly recorded to make revision easier.
Great student representation and facilities for the students to use.
Great to use and readily available
Yes, its only a short walk and there are many ways one can reach their classes in a quick time. Local amenities are easy and quick to reach aswell.
Great variety of societies and sports for anyone interested in a wide range of activities.
Actively given feedback for things such as essay drafts and through tutors that you see weekly. I do not have personal experience with the counselling and cannot comment on it.
I have enjoyed learning new things at this university and building life skills with my peers. It is fun to be able to explore the area and there are lots of things to do
I get lots of emails about potential openings which is very helpful
Courses are taught in a collaborative and engaging way but focus on independent study which can make it harder to learn
There are lots of ways to contact the reps and get involved
Pretty good. There is a shortage of study/meeting space because there are so many students at this university and not a lot of buildings/common areas
Yes it is very easy to get places
There are so many options it is very nice
There are always ways to reach out but in-person help can be difficult because staff availability is limited and there are so many students attending the university
Poor. Disappointing. Too much money spent on shiny new buildings and not enough on the basics: books in the library and staff pay. Employ more staff on fixed contracts and pay the staff you have for the work they do.
Few good socialising opportunities for people who don’t drink. Little external motivation from lecturers and tutors. Hard to make friends, even in university accommodation.
Too much focus on 3rd and 4th years
Lectures and recordings useful. Tutorials could be better
Good, very wide range.
Poor contact with tutors
Amazing experience Nice environment Advance learning There are lots of places in university for self study. Different types of courses are taught to international students to improve writing and language
Everything is good and advanced
This university experience is worse than dull. It destroyed the keen learner in me. What’s worse is some other departments seem fine but the psychology department has nobody to keep them in check.
We get the same talk every semester on being employable etc. If anything the Psychology society has helped me more than my department. I did a placement for a PHD student but it turned out it was just me doing all of her research for her.
Not much to like. My course has essentially destroyed my love of the subject. Very little ‘teaching’ goes on as lecturers are unclear on what is examinable and Often go off in an unclear tangent. The department expects you to be able to figure out how to use coding software yourself and tests you on it, saying if you’re unsure how to do something, just try google it.
Student union is always packed and although it’s a good experience in terms of knowing people who are there it’s quite a claustrophobic and sleazy experience with repetitive music in the clubs and an inability to buy drinks. However there is a Subway which is good.
Most of the good facilities go to the more profitable departments such as the medical school. The psychology department doesn’t use any of the equipment for teaching. A lot of the toilets are broken and It’s impossible to find a seat in the library before 6pm
Uni is built on a massive hill so is tiring to trek to the shops and back on what is sometimes a 10 minute lunch break. I wouldn’t know about halls really as even though I require 3 different busses to get to uni, I still wasn’t accepted for any of them.
Societies quite often cost a lot and are often all on the same day and so require you to not work on a specific day to be part of any of them. The sports societies are very cliquey and it costs a fortune to pay for the compulsory gym membership that I have no use for as I am a home student.
This is awful. I had no idea how to improve. After submitting essays the whole year group would be given general feedback trends. After exams you would have no idea what went wrong. I reached out to the disability service because of incredibly poor mental health being overseen by my GP and they gave me the wrong information then leading the appeals committee rejecting most of my claims.
Love it, always something to do and something going on. Glasgow is a great location despite what people say about the weather ;) The uni always has events on and is one of the most breathtaking buildings.
Lots of careers sessions and skill development throughout
Like the online moodle aspect and access to lecturers for one to one advice
Yes only 10 minute walk to the New Lister Building in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where all my classes are held.
So many to choose from lots of opportunities to try something new
It is pretty good. I have everything I need. I can't complain too much about anything, there are plenty of ways of support if you need something. Lectures could be more interesting, but labs are usually cool. I have about 45 per cent of weekly classes on one day, that's not so awesome.
most: a variety of labs, lectures and tutorials least: lectures are usually pretty boring
got everything needed
could be better
I personally do not love university. I regret coming here sometimes, but I recognise that it is difficult getting the best experience at a traditional university. I think organisation could be better, but then again to communicate when there are thousands of students is a daunting task. Collegiate universities are better.
Careers service is rubbish at this university., WHat they offer is good, but to get appointments or access to their offerings is actually difficult. I use the careers service of my old university because they offer more services and it is easier to get appointments even though I live three hours from there.
I think there is too much focus on general skills, Yes this makes you more employable for general work, but I think there isn't enough for specialisation.
It's confusing and there is a lack of clarification regarding what is here and what is created to tackle particular issues. When you're a postgrad, you are not going to the freshers fair because you have commitments and then it is an issue getting involved. Communication could be better and everything seems to be focused upon undergrads.
Some aspects are good but there are few social spaces due to a large number of students pushing every space to be utilised for teaching. There aren't recording facilities across the uni and to get a private room in the library should be easier. Services are decent in theory, but again due to the number of students the services are hard to get.
There is a lot in the vicinity of the university, but housing is expensive and DIFFICULT to sort out.
I don't participate.
COunselling sounds like a joke from what I have heard. The only saving grace for pastoral support is the university crisis team. Academic feedback and tutoring could be better, but I am also not seeking these services often so I have limited experience. That said the differences in the staff's work ethic and performance can be drastic from one individual to another. They either do not care or are pushed to the extreme due to increased workload, so it can make students suffer. That said there are gems that make it all a decent experience it in the end.