My overall experience at uni this year specifically has been pretty poor, but I still like my course, I just wish that we had been offered more support and had not been led to believe over summer that in person teaching would be offered this year as it has not been. Overall, I enjoy studying and I like my course but this is mainly motivated by my own interests, not so much what the uni has offered me this year.
Quite a lot of job vacancies are emailed to us, the career service is helpful and you can get help with improving your CV. You do have to be actively seeking help in order to get career support.
Online teaching has been pretty poor overall. Yes, everyone is suffering as are lecturers and tutors but students are also suffering and have to pay usual fees. Email replies have been slow, zoom has been uninspiring and support has not been given. As well as this, contact hours are low (as they usually are but I still think we should have more contact hours) and tutors have not been very lenient when marking essays that have been written at home and students have not had access to library facilities and books that aren’t available online, which the university should make available online.
Usually accessible aside from covid, good facilities and generally well-kept. There can be issues with finding computer/desk spaces during busy times but this is more due to desk hogs than the uni not providing enough study space.
Pretty poor, long waiting lists for the counselling services, which are only offered for a short period of time (5 weeks of counselling is all that is available). As well as this, support during covid has been very poor and myself and other students have not been offered support from the uni. This is the case with many UK unis. They think that bringing in therapy dogs during exam season counts as caring for students well-being.
This year at university has been particularly strange, and I am not sure the most has been made out of the online format. Indeed, there has been minimal support and some issues have sprung up as a result of miscommunication. The course content was generally interesting though!
I didn’t really enjoying everything being online. I know lectures tried to make is as best of an experience as they could but it just wasn’t the same quality of teaching.
There are a lot of job prospects after this degree. The uni is great at supporting its students with this. I think.
A lot of the content had been delivered online. This makes it quite difficult as it’s such a hands on course. I enjoyed having lectures online because it was time saving. Anatomy however woudve have been better to see in person but I know that was impossible due to covid.
Some buildings are outdated which contrasts with the newly built ones. The older buildings are a lot less clean and colder.
There are a lot of people to reach out to. The process of reaching out is not daunting, there just aren’t that many solutions the uni can give. People are there to listen but not much action is taken after that.
Overall my university has done really well throughout the years, but especially this last year. The online classes were well handled and the staff was great and very very supportive and helpful.
I have had a great year at the University of Glasgow. My course is usually on campus Mon-Fri, 9-5 so this year it is very apparent that tutors have worked very hard to create a well thought out and engaging online course.
PGDE Primary teaching is guaranteed a year of probation work.
Tutors have gone above and beyond to create an engaging and enjoyable course this year.
Loved my time at University of Glasgow. Film and tv course could definitely be better organised and have more practical course options for film making etc but otherwise has taught me a lot.
A great majority of staff has given their best efforts to deliver good quality teaching throughout the pandemic. I think that given the circumstances, the university overall did a good job at this, even though it felt like there was a general fatigue creeping in during the second semester. The university has provided a number of offers and opportunity to counteract the surplus of time spent in front of the computer, like outdoors clubs who meet regularly in small groups.
You can subscribe to a forum to get notifications about CS careers / internship opportunities. It would be great however if you could apply more fine-grained filters to these notifications.
Since computing science is mostly oriented aound computers, the switch to online courses wasn't as severe as for many other courses. However, many of the collaborative work like labs and team projects really suffered.
The library was one of my favourite spaces before the pandemic since it provides a large variety of study spaces.
I never really had the need to look into such services, so I dont't really know what there is to offer. However, there are regular e-mails / newsletters about the availability of such services to improve the discoverability.
Had i known that Covid will still be a thing post September, i would have deferred. Not remotely worth the money, even with the alumni discount. Online university is not worth the money that you have to pay for it, it is not remotely close to the experience that you get in normal times. Everything that was ever fun about the university experience was taken away, and left with just the responsibilities.
Careers service is very useful
The contact hours are good, the lecturers are often hit or miss. The tutorials/labs were very poorly ran.
it was all online
Uni Counselling services are excellent
Studied psycgology and philsophy, would not choose glasgow again. Philosophy courses were for the most part very good. Apparently, I can't say anything negative so will not be able to comment on the other half of my degree
Frankly speaking, my overall experience was much affected by covid /lockdown situation. The classes were interesting, but not applicable to real life structural engineering job. (I have 2 years of experience, so I know that for sure). However, the diploma in UK is fastest way to get chartership for foreigner, besides of other benefits. Hence, I don't think that I chose wrong.
There is university career service website. However, it is not that good comparing to specialised websites. Also there is some career advisors, but I haven't been able to meet them due to covid
All courses were taught online this year. I can say that there are not enough lecture hours to cover the topics fully, in detail. Given information isn't very applicable in the field and gives rather more general understanding of the subjects. In other words, this education does not allow students to become an structural/civil engineer without further learning.
The university's library is great place to study. Unfortunately, I haven't seen much of other facilities due to covid
I've never needed such services, but I know at least about their existence and how to connect them. That is good