During my first year I struggled massively with mental health issues. I used multiple of the university’s means of support, which got me through the year. I love my course and the people who I spend my university time with. I find the assessments challenging but I think this brings out the best me to ensure I can achieve the best that I can
MyFuturePlan offers workshops in which you can learn how to increase your employment skills, such as a CV workshop
Could be more group discussions but the lecturers are all friendly and approachable
well regarded and do a lot of work behind the scenes which should be appreciated more
Very good. A small scenic walk to the playing fields
Very good. Lots of sports to choose from
The lecturers are really friendly and supportive through all modules and assessments. In terms of counselling, it’s not provided on all campuses so can be time and cost consuming to get to
I’ve really enjoyed my time at Oxstalls so far. I’m a mature student who came to the University of Gloucester, ready to move on in my life, and into a professional career. The support and guidance I’ve received thus far has built my confidence and knowledge in a range of subject areas, and has set my sights firmly on working to become the best paramedic that I can be. I’m really excited for the rest of the course!
Paramedic science is currently quite an attractive degree to hold, so we don’t tend to have many concerns about finding a job after we graduate and hold our registration. That being said, the university does provide a lot of support to ensure that we graduate with knowledge and experience to make us as competent in our role as possible. This includes things like work placements in different settings, practise educators, personal tutors, second year buddies etc.
I like the variety of teaching / learning styles incorporated into my course. The subject matter is very broad, ranging from anatomy and physiology, to performing CPR, to detecting signs of abuse. To make sure we learn as effectively as possible, lecturers incorporate different teaching styles into every subject. It makes every session different, keeping us on our toes and making effective use of our time. There are certainly points where I feel that too much is going on. The very fact that the subject matter is so broad means that we study multiple modules back to back. This can become slightly overwhelming, especially if I have to dedicate more time to a module I find particularly difficult to grasp, it can take away time and focus from being able to solidify my knowledge in a different area.
SU seems fairly small at Oxstalls, but then again it is a small campus. There are 5 students reps and they made a point of coming to introduce themselves in induction week. Facilities include a bar, lounge, pool table, ping pong etc.
There are plenty of facilities at Oxstalls campus to make sure that you comfortably spend a day studying there. Lecture theatres are mostly in good shape, with lots of screens / charging points / fast WiFi etc. The library has a good selection, and the team are helpful and work quickly. The two cafe / refectories have a good selection of deli style food / hot meals / coffees etc. There are social spaces, faith spaces and an SU building, so you can always find a spot somewhere to study / be with your friends.
Most facilities you could want are on site at Oxstalls (refectory, SU bar, gym etc). There are plenty of supermarkets and a good choice of bars and restaurants that are close by as well.
There’s a large range of societies and sports clubs, they cater to most people, from the main stream to the more alternative types.
The support is great. There are multiple sources of support including personal tutors, practise educators and 2nd year buddies, all of whom can help with learning development and address any queries / concerns about study or practise. There are also helpzone staff, a finance team, a Chaplin and faithspace team who can all help with just about any issue a student can face.
Enjoying it a lot! Enjoy both the social side (being part of Men’s Football) and the academic side. Although challenging and very busy with lots of work, I feel I have achieved so much already and am looking forward to seeing where else it will take me!
Loads of placements and advertisement, as well as help with job searching and CVs etc! Connections also very easy to obtain here.
Most is the level of outer-support available. Least is the early lectures and those that are spread out throughout the week (I.e. could have 4 lectures on a Monday say, but instead have 2 and then 1 on a Tuesday and 1 on a Thursday). This makes job work very hard to find. I would rather have full-days of lectures.
Good facilities and good people in the SU - very helpful. Although our facilities could be managed better fixture-wise, as we only get it during certain hours and means occasionally have to play out of the way on my poor facilities if too many games are on the same day.
Again very good facilities all over each campus.
Less than a 20 minute walk to my main Campus, or a 5-min car journey if necessary, so yes very accessible. Tesco’s under 10-min drive and lots of shopping near by.
Loads to choose from! I specialise in football, but when I joined I did look to join a squash team and the university unfortunately doesn’t offer that.
Yes very good support, always helpful and on-hand if needed.
My experience has been very pleasant. It is easy for me to enjoy university life when everything is made easier for me at the uni of Gloucestershire. There is a lot of support offered at the uni and everyone tries to help each other. The lectures are never cancelled, instead replacements are found so I never feel like I am missing out. The campus is made to be beneficial to ever student including 24/7 access
There are job festivals where students can go and look for part time work. There is also a job shop with all the university approved jobs.
My course lecturers try to make some of out lectures practical - for example they will take us to the crime scene house and allow us to carry out forensic activities. My course also allows for field trips to the local police station and panel meetings so we can come to terms with modern policing. The only thing that may limit my lectures is that in some of them there are too many students. This makes questioning etc more difficult. However this is not every lecture.
The student union help to run local university events, such as charity events and sports games. They have an office whereby you can go and ask any questions, as well as a shop to purchase any university essentials. They also have a student union bar which offer discounted food and drink for students
There is a refractory with many seating areas to accommodate all students, including an area with comfy seatings and plug sockets for people looking to charge their phones, laptops etc. There is also a large library on campus which is accessible 24 hours a day as well as several computer rooms. There is a bar and campus as well as a chapel. So it has everything a student may want.
There are several student residencies nearby including ones available on campus. The walk to the town is approximately 10-15 minutes from campus and there are a couple of local convenience stores nearby. The local supermarket is only 10 minutes away as well
There are a vast range of societies and sport at the uni. If anyone ever wanted to create a new one then they just need to ask and find two other people who share similar interests.
Every student has a personal tutor who offers regular meeting to talk about progress and how we find uni life and if there is anything we are struggling with etc. There are also help zones available, this includes a money advice zone, accommodation help zone, student advice teams and people who are on hand to help with any mental health concerns
Overall, my experience has been positive. I have made friends for life, developed my skills in confidence and my skills in photographic practise. I have made use of the helpzone and I have also made use of my personal tutor and the library being open until late.
the Gloucestershire employability award, different levels to complete (bronze, silver, gold). We also have to complete a work placement as part of the course. Your future plan is a scheme made to help employability and your future.
most-it is based on a nicce subject (photojournalism) and is catered purely for that, which is more interesting than just photography on its own, which is quite broad. least-not a lot of practical lessons
The SU has an instagram page which is regularly posted on. if you want to voice an opinion to the SU, it is very easy and they will listen. Facilities are very good and well considered for the students needs.
The help zone is really useful. We have multiple campuses, which are available for all students to use.
Extremely close to town and all local amenities. Food shops, clothes shops, bus station, train station, post office, restaurants and cafes all within a 10 minute walk.
We have many different societies, which are all at the freshers fare and are regularly advertised on social media.
we have personal tutors, so we can contact them at any time. We also have the help zone which we can contact at any time. There are also mental health counsellors available.
I have enjoyed the learning of the university and all the staff members are lovely. I personally did not enjoy halls however if you are a real outgoing person who is also a night owl and doesn't need much regular sleep then you will really enjoy the halls.
There are future plan weeks where there are workshops to help steer students in the right direction. There is a "future plan department" who also help with things like filling out CV's or job applications and so on. Some of the courses have placements within the syllabus.
I really enjoy the way we are taught it is a small class size and we have lectures in rooms with good projectors and screens. we are able to access our lecture PowerPoint slides online before and after the lecture. Our teachers are very lovely and supportive. We are often taught the basics and then we have to research our topics ourselves leading to a productive way of teaching that gears us up for our future.
I think that the SU does a very good job supporting its students. There are often activities being set up and there is a clear place to go if you need to talk to someone within the SU.
I believe that my universities facilities are very good. Most rooms are accessible to all and the library has such a vast range of resources with great staff in there to help as well. There is a student cafeteria as well as a student Bar which are good areas for socialising. There is also a religious space where there are often fun activities for all being set up.
My halls are on site of my University campus, therefore yes it is a very good distance. Local amenities are all within a 10-minute walking distance.
There are lots of different societies and sports that are student lead. It is easy to set up your own and this means that there are lots. Students are encouraged to go to freshers fair which means that they are exposed to all the different types of societies and sports that there are.
All the support I have been offered has been amazing and everyone is so nice.
It has been great, I've met some really amazing people and learnt so much. There has been a good balance of work and play and this course and location fits me perfectly.
We have work placement modules and there are always opportunities posted on FB pages.
There is a lot of contact time on my course, but I think the marking could be more detailed.
There are small bars but no SU clubs like other uni's.
Practical courses are lacking slightly in terms of space. But most courses have all the facilities they need.
Yes, Pittville halls were quite far away from park campus but the transport was good so it didn't matter. and as Cheltenham is quite a small town everything is pretty much in walking distance.
There is a huge variety to choose from.
It is very good if you need it, there are always people looking out for you.
Overall it has been a very enjoyable experience and i can't beleive how much i have learned. Hopefully i can get a job now and make a career out of it. I would say that people considering this course if you want to be a part of an elite media course, and have good chances of making it and developing your skills, definitely do it.
Employability days and industry speaker and small netwarking opportunities, They do not however provide placements.
The hands on approach and learning by doing making mistakes is definitely the best and most effective way to learn these real practical skills, that are easily transferable in the workplace.
There is excellent student support and representation if you are looking for it, but people might not always know it is there
The facilities vary the building is very old but some of the sound recording studioes are excellent and the main film studio is fairly good with blocking out sound.
The location of the actual university isn't great it's on the edge of town miles from most affordable accomodation and the town is not that busy, but this is a sacrifice made for the course because the course is excellent.
The feedback is opinion based and sometimes leaves a lot to be desired, however this is also a reflection of the workload that lecturers have. As far as PT's go they offer year round support and for this course compared to others are very helpful and understanding.
So far it has been great they helped me get back on track and allowed me to retake my first year. Always having time for the students and giving us support with work and personal things
They give us contacts for clients and future employment. All the skills help with the future
I like learning new skills within photography . I don’t like some tutors approach to teaching
They are good but I think the cafe at hardwick could have healthier options
Great location has everything you need within 10mins
They could be improved because of the cost of the kit not everyone can afford to join
It’s good always have someone to go to for any reason
My university experience has been good. I’ve met amazing people and friends for life I would say, the lecturers are great and so are all the staff at uni. There are times when it gets stressful but that’s just a part of the uni experience In some ways haha.
The thing I like the most is when we have interactive lectures and guests that come in and talk to us. The thing I don’t like is in some lectures especially in the morning you sometimes need a break but aren’t allowed but it does depend on the length of the lecture.
They are great. You can go to them if you have queries and they are so nice and more than happy to help out
All facilities are good.
University is only 3 mins away from the accommodation so that’s fantastic and town is only a 15-20 minute walk which is also quite good.
There are tonnes and tonnes of societies that people can go to like the Disney society and the Oxstalls campus has plenty of sports for people that are active and want to be out doors etc for example trampolining club is something that they do over there.
The support is actually great. If you have a problem you can contact the helpzone and they are all very sweet and happy to help you anytime you need it. You can talk to your personal tutor as well and they will set up a meeting with you and make sure that you are doing okay and how you can be helped and doing better etc.