It is a good uni with lots to offer very happy with it. Enjoyed my time and made good use of the careers advise facilities. Will continue to be part of the alumni
There are careers advisors
Professors are always on hand to answer questions
I had a great time at University and learned new technologies that are applicable to the Industry. The University offers great environment and facilities. The teachers were knowledgeable and friendly. The 24/7 learning resource centres are extremely useful.
The University equipped me with the necessary tools which helped me to secure employment.
The teachers were accessible and competent.
Very active students union that truly represent the issues of students.
The facilities at the University are modern especially the Learning resource Centre
The University is accessible to all local amenities
There are variety of sporting facilities
Amazing, made many friends, travelled, learnt so many things. I enjoyed meeting new people, going to events, studying abroad in Asia, going on field trips with my lecturers
They have many events like fairs, sessions, workshops
Too much reading
Good amount but there is room for more
I loved it, and I dearly miss it. I wish I made more us of the facilities! The tutors and course leader are lovely approachable and professional, they work very hard to give each student the best and most well rounded experience at uni, and they do an excellent job of delivering that.
My course specifically was very industry focused. We took part in live briefs with external clients, this helped build our portfolio from an early start. This is also gave us a good insight into what the industry could be like, depending on what discipline we decided to go down. The tutors all encourage to either take a year out to travel, or to gain placement experience. The latter is incredibly valuable, I recommend everyone take a year out to gain experience.
What I like the most: - Tutors are all FIRMLY committed to you and your development as a graphic designer. They work with you in your crit sessions to get the best work out of you possible - All tutors have good industry experience, and pass on knowledge to us, but only if you're willing to listen. - Tutors bring in lots of external speakers to come in and speak to the students, this really does enamour us to do better and get networking. What I don't like: - The week-to-week planning is good, but I would've liked it if we had more contact time with tutors.
A lot of room for improvement here, but it's getting better.
The School of Creative Arts has some amazing facilities, with amazing tutors/teachers/technicians working there. They are all friendly and are more than happy to help you. They include: - Laser Cutting - 3D Printing - Risograph Printing - Lino-cutting - Photography Studio & Photography Loan Store - Screen printing - Woodworking Workshops The list goes on.
Yes, very good.
Incredibly varied, although I didn't attend any myself, I knew people who did. These societies organised lots of trips, tournaments etc. and had a generally good time.
Tutors and feedback are great. Some tutors are also visiting/external tutors, so they have amazing industry experience that caters for the specific project you're working on. In terms of counselling etc. the university and the tutors take it very seriously, and will do their utmost to help in any capacity.
I like the structure the most, all of my lectures are well organised, however the tutorials that we have to have 1 per subject per week are annoying and unnecessary
It’s been good but I’m ready to graduate and get a job. I have enjoyed the personal teaching side of things and the support given by lecturers. However the location is less than ideal.
Lots of support if you need it. They seem to be interested in my development too.
Small classes so very personalised teaching. Sometimes just relying on powerpoints isn’t enough.
They seem to be good with lots of involvement with the students.
Good gym, good eateries and shops.
University is very good in distance. Shuttle between campuses also makes it easy. I live close to a supermarket too.
Lots of variety and very good gym.
Tutors are always open to questions and giving help. We don’t have a specific tutor so sometimes it’s difficult to know who to go to in cases of more general/personal issues.
It’s been great, socially and acedemiacally. The facilities are good, the students Union is brilliant and as lobg as you make the most of it it’s great!!
My degree is vocational
The knowledge & experience of our staff is great but some of the variety in teaching styles is distracting
Really good, loads of great stuff on site just a tad pricey
Really good, big LRC, loads of labs
Yes it’s near lots of halls & a shopping center
Loads! Socially it’s a great uni
Living at home obviously limits the experience, however, a general positive one with the greyer areas here and there. Final year is a surprisingly big step up from second contact hours seem to be very minimal
careers department and timetabled careers module to boost knowledge and employability
Most: lecturers tend to be very attentive and responsive when required Least: some recent assignments have been graded ambiguously..
Solid portion of facilities however do not use much personally
great range of manufacturing equipment, cnc, 3d, laser,etc. Flight simulators available. New, high quality sims being installed but taking forever...
Lack of knowledge due to living at home, however, on site club and local shops and resturants.
Good range of activities and societies
Varied depending upon staff member Average 7/10, if required, support is there but you will have to make the effort to get it
alright, i struggled at first but have found my feet now and am comfortable with where i am and with assignments aswell. Also i have managed to make some good friends
not sure i’m only in first year
lots of friendly lecturers who want to help
not sure as haven’t heard from them yet
yes, very close and lots of buses always running
very good, wide range of everything
very good, always someone to talk to if needed
I really enjoyed my time at uni. Academic support was not that much but that just made me work harder to try to understand topics myself and ask friends or others on the course which I thought was part of learning. Some lecturers showed their passion for the topic which great to see. However due to my subject topic, I feel I developed a lot personally. There were lots of opportunities to get involved in. I became a student Rep and my project supervisor shared an conference opportunity with me. It was a really good uni and I will happily go to same uni in the future if I ever wanted to do PhD.
There are lots of resources online. Employability events are arranged as well as job fairs some that are specific to subjects taught at uni. Lots of personal support is also available.
Some lecturers were absolutely brilliant and made learning the subject easy and fun which was my favorite part. On the other hand, I think lots of teaching could be better and Interactive or practical on my course. Would be brilliant if there were more creative ways of learning was used or some that are used were used more often.
Very good at looking after students
Perfect! I traveled to uni everyday. But uni is very good in terms of car parking, and is near the center of town so walking distance to many shops. The shuttle service is also very good.
There is so much going on and to get involved in. Both educational and fun so would rate it 9out of 10
Academic support was just about okay. But counseling support was. Brilliant! I was very close to giving up studying but my counselor gave me so much support which gave me enough courage to carry on and achieve better than I thought I could.