Worst experience ever, including the administration. Avoid this university. The tutors and lecturers don't even know their basic stuff. There is a total lack of ethics at this place.
The lecturers are not even competent in their areas. It is so bad.
Bad student representation. They didn't help me when I needed help.
Bad, the lowest on a scale of 10. Not even wifi is working properly
Location is ok
Not enough options of sports
This is the worst place I have ever been. The tutors are discriminating everyone. The are openly sexist. The administration in the Registrar Office are bullying and lying to students. Avoid this University
The overall experience on a practical level has been good. I personally have been having a hard time so ita difficult to judge how i would have found it without extra things to worry about but I think this uni has been a good fit for me!
On my course i have a work placement opportunity in 2 of the years. Also they are giving more and more courses the option for a work placement year after their 2nd year before their final year.
I personally thrive on the practical work and dont do as well with long periods of talking like lectures. I have always found it hard to concentrate for longer periods of time so i often miss a lot of information and have to spend time catching up. But that is definitley more personal than anything. I really enjoy the practical, performance teaching though!
The student union building always has stuff going on, there plenty of space to sit and options for food including a shop with a meal deal option! The union puts on a lot of events which seem well attended and try to cater to people of with as many different interests as possible.
I think the facilities are great. Not perfect but i think that is often down to the students that use them. The music department has an assortment of technology and studios available as well as loads of room to rehearse and do work.
Yes there are lots of shop choices and its right on the edge of the main town centre. There are lots of accommodation options from the outskirts of huddersfield to just across the road.
I myself am not a part of any due to time and other commitments but at the freshers fairs and on social media ive seen a lot of variety and new ones popping up all the time. I think almost everyone could find something they were interested in.
There are lots of people available for advice and who are mostly made well known to us. In terms of work feedback it has mostly been very constructive and helpful and has given me confidence in my work as well as things to work on.
See previous section.
I attended this course between 2014-2016.
Overall I've made the choice to transfer because the course is not built for the modern world of photography. The tutors can barely teach and not being shown how to use equipment is a big no no as this is basically all you pay for. If you want a small town with stuff to do and a good course go anywhere else I beg you, for your own skills and your mental health just don't go to Huddersfield.
I only completed my first year before transferring to a better course, but I was given 30 minutes training on using all the equipment which as you can imagine was not long enough for industry standard equipment. I found this very stressful as I chose the course purely because they told me at the open day they gave 1 to 1 sessions, which I was then told didn't exist. However, I will say the work set does look good in your portfolio.
I found the teaching diabolical. I can tell you more about the lecturers lives than I can about what they were apparently teaching. This annoyed the whole class, especially after we made a formal complaint only to be shouted at by the course leader about how we were lying and none of us bothered to do any work. Found this very frustrating as I didn't teach myself an entire subject only to be told I did nothing. If you're looking to be in a very little amount of time and enjoy teaching yourself everything this is for you.
Students union was ok, I didn't personally go in much as I lived at Storthes outside of town, but I've heard they ran a lot of events.
I stayed at Storthes Hall Park, at the open day you'll be shown the most expensive rooms - they'll be described as basic when they're not - and be told about the amazing bus service taking you from the site to the town. Now, I beg you please do not fall for the lies as I did. When I first moved in there were rats in my flat along with what can only be described as an infestation of silverfish. It was awful. Not only this, but the busses are unreliable and you'll always be late in the morning unless you set of super early as their aren't enough busses. Please, for the love of god - stay in town and not with DIGS.
As a photography student you expect to get to use fantastic cameras, studios and fantastic printing facilities. Yeah, no. Every time I booked a camera out it was given away, annoyingly they suggested replacements which just weren't good enough for the job. Worse was never being able to book a studio. I was so excited to use these when I first went, only to find that the "45 person course" was over subscribed to nearly 80, and you never get to book one out because you have to book months in advance. This made it incredibly difficult to do assignments and I ended up just skipping studio work altogether, - both due to lack of training and resources.
Huddersfield is great... if all you want to do is become addicted to drugs. There's very little to do other than go to the one nice cafe - Nothern Tea House. However the couple bars are fairly cheap and you're unlikely to get stabbed in the one remaining nightclub. If you're at Storthes getting back from your night out will cost you and if you get one of the dodgy taxi drivers expect to get ripped off. During the day there isn't actually anything to do especially in town... except avoid the smack heads. Overall, if you're looking for a town with anything to do other than drink and drugs Huddersfield is not for you.
Lots of clubs to join, from Nerds to sports you will find something to join. Joining, however is a little harder than it should be, but if you're committed you can do it.
Just got a response to an email about some work last week. Since I sent to original email in August/ May time you can imagine how shocked I was for the tutor to respond. I'm not the only one who this happened too, a lot of emails to our tutors going read but unanswered. This made me feel incredibly isolated when I didn't understand. We also took one of our briefs to accademic support who described it as ridiculus since it was barely legiable and no one could understand this. Apparently this was fixed, but no one was sent a new version, just the same brief with a differet date on it. Counselling was ok at the uni, wasn't quick but if you pester them enough you got in.
It has been incredibly disappointing. I am gutted I decided to do a university course and believe I was mislead when given information about the podiatry course at Huddersfield. I would urge anyone considering Podiatry at Huddersfield to go elsewhere. The facilities and staff may appear marvellous however the course is not equipped to cope with the large numbers they accept onto the course. Studying Podiatry needs practical experience - unfortunately, you don't get this at Huddersfield.
Poor. Unfortunately, the placements are not well organised, with too many students on the course for the number of placements available. Students have to travel often over one hour to get to the placement location. This is expensive and time consuming, especially when the fees are so high- you go to uni to learn about podiatry, not to sit in traffic or on the train.
The Podiatry course is far too long, which allows the lecturers to teach for only half the scheduled lecture time. There is no continuity across the terms and topics are covered in a random, haphazard way. Lecture slides which are used are often over 8 years old. There is no clear explanation for how clinical practise is how it is and the clinical environment at the university bears no resemblance of what practise is like in the NHS. Indeed, very few of the lecturers have actually worked or practised as a podiatrist in the field for any significant length of time.
Poor. I have had these issues with my course for the two years I have been here. The student union does not seem to offer help or advice about the problems I have had. I am not actually sure what role the student union is supposed to have.
Reasonable. The Podiatry faculty is set up to accommodate 30 students. However, as there are 60 students on the course, the chance to use the facilities is very rare. More often than not, students have to 'share' a patient, with 2 students sharing the treatment of a patient! Actual clinical treatment occurs every 3 weeks, so you reach half way through the course without actually doing podiatry on patients.
Sketchy. Huddersfield is regularly on the national news. Huddersfield was recognised as the worst town to live in the UK in 2019. Says it all really.
I think they try. The university sports facilities are very poor - with only one, very small fitness centre and sports hall. There are no playing fields, tennis courts or swimming pools.
It is non existent. I have felt totally unsupported throughout my time studying Podiatry at Huddersfield university... one of the most frustrating things is the inability of staff to reply to emails. Regardless of how many times you follow up about an email, it continues to be ignored. This really has affected my mental health. Furthermore, the university is only catered for students on low entry grades or students from access courses. They are unable to accommodate a group of students which have a range of abilities.
It is a new and different experience. It is hard at the beginning to get used to the changes. But, it gets better after that especially with the help of the tutors
They offer placement year which is really useful for students help them get experience
The most thing I like about the tutors is how friendly and experienced they are
I only do not get involved because l am not living near to the uni
My university is amazing. It provides great academic support and focuses on each and every single student to ensure that everyone is doing their very best. A lot of activities and events are provided as well to keep students involved and entertained.
Teaching is very affective but the lack of textbooks make studying more difficult
The student union is great. Many activities and events available
Facilities are very good and up to date. Accessible to all students.
The uni provides great academic and personal support
Boring , bad timetable, messy syllables, small campus , at least build a pool pls , offer more trips , more small group teaching and more support for health care pathway foundation students , no more business n PLTS
Business is useless, biology too advance for beginners without basic support
Idk what they do
Poor, don’t even have a pool wtf, so small
Small, people are nice
It was a good choice considering all factors from tutors being involved and encouraging for students. The facilities are good and there is enough support for mental health and other problems.
Good teaching quality.
What I like most is the course being very interactive.
Very active and makes good events.
Lively on student nights but mostly calm
Tutors give loads of feedback and pay attention to students
I like the teacher
Not really good