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The university experience this year has been a very strange one. Since last year we’ve been taking online seminars. However this year the grading criteria has been quite harsh and I believe it to be quite exhausting. I just hope we have our graduation ceremony.
Varied learning. This year at the beginning we attended the university for our seminars but for the majority of this year we have learnt online. The hours are the same yet it is better face to face as we can communicate easily and it’s more convenient.
The facilities are decent. The university is well equipped with different resources that help us students to perform better.
Overall the experience has been immensly interesting. I have gained the required skills for the relivent field. Furthermore, I have also learnt alot in terms of employment related skills which is also very important.
Prior to COVID19 everything was being done perfectly. However, COVID19 made everything shift online but the faculty took all the necessary measures to provide the best experience for online learning. The only problem was with the field trips etc. which were a crucial part of the course and doing them online did not give students the same experience. Furthermore, the university also did not refund the portion of tuition fee that was dedicated for the main field trip which is disappointing. Other than that, everything was perfect.
The university has the facilities student could ask for. Considering lockdown, the university also provided most software's etc. for students to download on personal computers. However, some software's were only made available for faculty which should not have been the case.
The university has a vast variety of support units for students. Each department has its own support unit. Additionally, there are specific support points for wellbeing, students with disabilities etc.
While the teaching is generally brilliant, there are some practices that make me regret I went to this uni. Certain teachers marking is rather subjective, ignoring the marking criteria. When I presented a clear evidence that my work was mismarked, it wasn't even looked into.
Many women and men have the same shared experiance with SA where no one listens and where they get silenced in favour of the perpetrator because it is easier for many to do nothing. However this does not have to be the norm and SHOULD NOT be anyones experiance. I am writing so people understand when they make their choices of which uni to apply for that there is no suport here should this happen to you. Take the lived experiance of mine and so many others as the proof you need that you deserve better.
The uni doctors are amazing at dealing with mental health and excellent at diagnosing PTSD and other things. If only the uni also listened to them when they helped with evidence. Please do not go here.
I studied a BSc in Computer Science online. The tutors were very helpful and the prices are very reasonable prices compared to some other Universities. The course modules are well presented and relevant to job opportunities. The assignment feedback is very good in general but sometimes inconsistent from module to module. Overall the experience has been very enjoyable.
The university is completely out of order, lecturers are always unfair when it comes to marking. University does not provide any helpful tips for international students, mode of study is unorganised. However, they always seem to find an excuse to delay your paperwork. Also, I have graduated since last year and yet they refuse to send me my transcript due to coronavirus “apparently “. Complete waste of money and time, you better off finding somewhere else to study. This is the worse university in England
Nothing would make me recommend this uni to anyone - even people i don't like. It is very subjective as to whether you will do well in class or not and unfortuately i was used to a more professional standard. I also feel it is more inclined to help international students or ethnic minorities and young people. I feel t is not really interested in others i.e white or older people
placements are part of the course
they are disorganised a lot of the time, the tutors may go sick and the covering tutor clearly has no ide of the subject - and may move you to a class too small for the group, andthe course leader appears to care about her own ego more than the students from my experience
not great - but unfortunately for them my first uni was very good. I cannot understand how this is a gold rated uni???
Outside the course is brilliant. Have got unvolved as a resident assistant. Joined clubs.enjoy the student union etc. Do not bother doing fine art here. Tutors are a waste of time and are always trying to compete with london colleges, which they will never come close to!
They offer enployment within.
They are not taught. Learnt nothing. Facilities are not even open to certain courses.
Hatfield is an absolute dump, and there is no real life just what you find on campus.
Good range of societies, as there is no other entertainment around here.
Awful. Bullying almost. Do not build up self confidence as they advetise. Undeemining and constant lack of advice, or bad advice given. Only hope is if you like film or being nakex in your art.
My overall uni experience has been amazing. I have learned so much that I wouldn't have if I did not come here. Made some life long friends and I now finally feel like I am ready to start my career
We get consistent emails about career and employment opportunities. Events are also hosted regularly where a range of employers will come in and talk to students looking to give offers. Placements are encouraged and the lecturers help a tonne to find what's best for you.
What I like the most about my course is the amount of freedom we are given when exploring a project. We are encouraged to create and think outside of the box. Another thing I like about the course are the lecturers and how they are so eager to help us even giving up some of their own time
Everything we say gets taken in to consideration and discussed whether about the course or facilities and then brought back to us about what may change etc. The facilities are great, It has a range of studios and equipment that you are able to use and book at any time.
The safety and conditions for me personally is at a very good standard. Location wise for getting to class was perfect as it was only a 5/10 minute walk to my class however for out of Uni activities there is not much to do.
Overall the University facilities are very good and clean.
Yes both campuses are close and a free shuttle bus is able to take you to each campus within 10 minutes
I about heard about a few societies and sports however I did not see much promotion for them
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