I have had an amazing time at university so far the friends I have made will be friends for life and have helped me expand my knowledge on the subject that interest me and it’s also taught me the basic life skills to live alone
-Placement are they best part of the course Worse is that we don’t have constant lectures
Good food places Easy to access Lots of range of places Library open 24 hours
There are lots of shops and a bowling ally , cinema , and golf and lots of good places to eat within a 5 minute walk so it’s good when we have 2 hour breaks and need to spare some time
A good range
I’ve been loving university so far. I’ve surprised myself with how well I’ve done in assignments and I’m so grateful for the amazing lectures I have and the great friends I’ve made.
There are a number of workshops and certificates that can be completed to improve employability, especially the your future plan events that are organised by the team.
I love how the lecturers deliver the work as if you’re on the same level as them. However, I’m not really a fan of forced interactive activities in front of the whole class.
The student reps are lovely and speak the thoughts of students well. They are there for you to support you and the student union facilities, like the bar, are great.
The uni facilities are really good, apart from the flickering lights in the lecture hall but that’s only minor. On the whole the facilities are better than expected
My campus is only a 15-20 minute walk from my accommodation and a 10 minute walk from town, as well as Tesco. It’s the perfect location
There are so many societies and sports that it’s easy for everyone to feel included and like they have a place at the uni
The feedback given on assignments by tutors has been above and beyond and the help zone is really supportive and there’s always someone available for a chat.
In general my time at univeristy has been amazing. Due to the close community in the uni i have made great friends and have had some good experiances whislt living in the area. I have enjoyed what i have learnt and have felt supported by the university during the process, due to the supportive nature of some of the lecturers i have been in contact with i have been able to develop my skills and push myself to do the best i possibly can. I have loved being at this university and would reccommend it to anybody looking for a supportive environment to learn in.
Future plan week can be very beneficial to developing new skills and making choices about the future, they also put on workshops throughout the year that can be beneficial to this. I have also gained a work placement due to the university's job website.
I like how the teachers all have different styles of lecturing as i can be fun to have different styles of lectures throughout the week. I dont like how some lecturers overcomplicate an assignment in an attempt to apply it to a real world situation. This has caused confusion with students and seemed unnecessary
The student union is great, they really take on the advice they are giving and try to improve the uni as much as possible. There are a lot of facilities in the student union, it is easy to access all of it and get in contact with them about advice and help.
The facilities in general are good, some could be updated in the library. However, there are always plenty of computers both in the it suite and the library. As i am a psychology student i have also benefitted from the university VR lab and EEG lab which has been very useful with my dissertation.
The university campus FCH is in a great location, it is close to both the student living areas and also to the local shops and nighlife. It is very easy to get into town within a few minutes walk.
There is a large range of societies and sports, however as we had suggested a new one and had no feedback about it I was a bit disappointed by how they handle adding new societies. In general, there are a good number of sports groups.
The support from the tutors in fantastic! it is a real benefit during my time in university and i have felt that my tutor has greatly influenced how well i have done. The feedback from most lecturers is good and can be useful when looking where to improve. The univeristy has good resources where you can get in contact with people when you have an issue. They help zone is very supportive and has been helpful to a range of issues i have experianced during my time
I’m achieving things I never thought were possible, With the help of my peers and the university, my journey is nearly done and I would definitely consider coming back to do my masters.
I’m pretty much guaranteed a job at the end
The teachers are so knowledgeable
It’s far from where I live but as I drive that is just something That I knew from the start I would have to do, near all the shops and hospital
There is a large variety and something for everyone
It has been really good. Each year has brought different challenges and experiences but I am thoroughly enjoying my time here. I would tell future students to definitely experience university as it is a great way of meeting new people, learning new skills and information about the area choose to study and it comes with lots of wonderful memories and experiences.
There is a number of events hosted by the your future plan team throughout all years of university here. The events look at things such as employability skills and assist you in writing a cv.
I really like that I get the opportunity to do practicals instead of making notes from a PowerPoint. It allows me to put what I have learnt into practice. The thing I like least about how my course is taught is probably the timetable. I am only in 3 days a week for a very short time on those days so I sometimes find myself having to find things to fill my week.
I think the student union at my university are absolutely wonderful. They always advertise themselves really well, I see them on all social media pages so I am always updated with upcoming events and information they have to share. I know that if I ever need someone to speak to about anything they would be the first people I would go to.
Brilliant! I have everything I need.
It is in brilliant location. It is a 5 minute walk to the town centre and local shops!
There is a huge variety of societies to choose from, it really varies and accommodates to everybody’s likes, interests and hobbies.
The feedback is brilliant. My academic tutors really support me in my learning, they give me a a healthy amount of critical feedback so I can constantly improve but they also give me praise where it is due. The counseling services are also really good. I made an appointment to see one of the helpzone members of staff about not knowing what career I wanted and I told them this caused me a lot of stress. They sat with me and talked through many different options, gave me a number of people to talk to and got me to think more about my likes and dislikes.
My university experience has been amazing, I have 5 flatmates (3 girls and 3 boys in total) and all three of us girls are on the same course which makes life so much easier as we basically go everywhere together and got close very quickly. I’m really enjoying my course and just the university experience in general.
For my course you can select modules that are placements which is what I plan to choose in my future years here. They also have a future plan team based at my campus who can help give you advice, they also have a website if you don’t wish to talk to anyone.
I like that you are given a lot of freedom as my course requires you to carry out studies and do assignments a few times a module. I really enjoy independent learning but you have personal tutors that you can arrange meetings with if you have any questions. A dislike would be how different the lecturers are but I suppose it is the same at any university.
There is a student union shop/centre in my campus’s refectory other than that I haven’t seen much about it.
We have a gym, laundrette, refectory/bar at my accommodation, the gym is included in the rent but you have to pay to do your washing but it is a lot cheaper than a normal laundrette. At my campus there is also a refectory and a chapel that you can chill in in between lectures.
As I said before it’s a 15min walk from my accommodation but you walk mostly through a park so it’s really nice scenery to get you in the mood for lectures, you also see a lot of dogs there which makes me very happy. The town is less than a 5min walk from campus so it’s very convenient to go to lectures then nip to town to get some food then go back to accommodation.
There was a Fresher’s Fair at the start of the year that allowed first year students to browse the different sports and societies and there was a lot however, most (if not all) of them are based at either Park campus which is about an hours walk away meaning you would have to get the bus, they also finish relatively late at night which doesn’t make it a very fun journey back so I don’t go to any even though I’d like to.
As I said you can arrange a meeting with your tutor at anytime but my university also has a Helpzone for things like counselling/ homesickness/ help with essays which are both very helpful I never doubt that I can get help if I need it.
Excellent university with friendly staff, beautiful campus and an exciting, hands on course. Primary education is a tough course but incredibly rewarding and this is reflected in the outcomes of the students. We are dedicated to our contact time and find it valuable to apply this knowledge when out on placement. When teaching on placement, we still have access to university resources as well as communication with all lecturers from each subject for support and this is invaluable.
Your Future Plan week accommodates workshops such as cv workshops and interview workshops. There is always a dedicated team of staff on hand for an academic help as well as friendly advice.
I enjoy the small group sizes as this means we have a more personal lecture dedicated to our area of teaching. This allows us to build good relationships with lecturers and fellow colleges and bounce ideas off each other. I enjoy least how some lectures can be less practical and more dictated and therefore some of the content is lost.
Student union bar is a comfy place to have lunch between lectures. The shop is always well stocked and the staff are lovely and friendly.
Excellent. Always clean, small enough campus that it’s not overwhelming but large enough to facilitate everything needed.
Couldn’t be closer to town, easy to pop out in breaks to get a coffee near by or a spot of shopping between lectures. Near a lot of the accommodation sites too.
Lots of amazing societies to choose from, all varied and would be surprising to not find one you’re looking for.
Tutors are incredible. No problem is too big or too small to resolves and they are always on hand to help. Feedback is valuable and clarification is there if needed.
Overall I have enjoyed university so far as I have settled in better than I expected. I am glad that I have access to a large amount of equipment and technology that I am free to use at almost any point in time, which really helps me with my own personal goals when it comes to writing and performing music.
My overall University experience has been okay. I enjoyed my year placement the most and would recommend all students to go on placement and gain as much experience as possible.
The uni were helpful when it came to finding my placement. They offer courses for useful skills including interview practices and CV improvement courses. The uni need to expand their connections to offer a wider range of placements across the uni. For example, I couldn’t find any in Wales
I like how the lectures are made up of small classes. However, I don’t like how some lectures are 3 hours long. I believe this is too long for students to pay attention
There is plenty of representatives in the SU that students feel they can talk to. The facilities in some campus’ (such as Oxstalls) need some improving.
The new Business building is great and offer all the facilities needed. However, they do need to update the library at Oxstalls campus
Yes it’s in a great location, close to a number of different student accommodations and close to the town centre
There is plenty of societies/sports groups to join!
The uni do offer a lot of support. However, I believe a lot of students either don’t know about them or don’t take enough advantage of them
The nursing program was new when we started and we often felt like guinea pigs, however I am proud to be a UoG student and it’s better than I ever imagined. The staff are extremely supported and encourage us to do our best, we are also lucky to have supportive coaches in practice and our on hand to help us if needed
The future plan team have arranged events and a recent careers fair to help employability and work closely with local trusts to help us find employment once qualified. The university organise our work placements as part of our degree
Lectures are full of nursing relevant content and delivered by excellent staff who care about students getting the best out of their degree Our timetable can be disorganised and not planned very well, with big gaps in between lectures or lectures only planned for the afternoons
I haven’t needed to use the student union however know that they are on hand to help if we need support and the team paid a visit to our cohort to let us know more about them.
The campus is spacious and there is plenty of space to move around. The library is across three floors, getting quieter as you move up the levels. Our nursing block has a makeshift ward/skills lab for students to practice. There is a nice canteen with homemade meals and cakes!
Yes, our campus is a short walk to the city centre and there are easily accessible bus routes just outside the campus with good links to Cheltenham and other areas around Gloucestershire. The campus is an easy commute if you drive in
There are plenty of sports on offer, to include netball and even equestrian at a Gloucestershire yard
Our personal tutor checks in with everyone every semester and is always on hand if we need her. Feedback from assignments is constructive and has helped me to develop my work. The markers giving the feedback are always happy to run through it. The helpzone has been a huge asset and the team have helped me improve my work immensely