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Go elsewhere if you are a BAME student. Always speak to staff in public rooms and leave a paper trail when communicating, If you are a BAME student do not do the Human Bioscience course. I am predicted a first and hoping to finish. Some of the lecturers on this course a very unprofessional and passive aggressive and are different in private in comparison to in public (There are a few good lecturers but my overall experience at the Uni is negative). The nutrition lecturer is very petty. I was a student advocate in my first year and he invited me into a private room after I brought forward feedback about the module. He invited me into a private room and then shouted at me that because of what I had done his module would not be in the new Biomedical science course.
If you are a BAME student do not do the Human Bioscience course. I am predicted a first and hoping to finish. Some of the lecturers on this course a very unprofessional and passive aggressive and are different in private in comparison to in public (There are a few good lecturers but my overall experience at the Uni is negative). The nutrition lecturer is very petty. I was a student advocate in my first year and he invited me into a private room after I brought forward feedback about the module. He invited me into a private room and then shouted at me that because of what I had done his module would not be in the new Biomedical science course. The genetics lecturer also asked me "are you a criminal" directly in a class full of people mentioning my name specifically.
Very innovative university which helped me choose a vocational degree that offered practical learning from supportive lecturers. The uni has a great social aspect and is centrally located in England which is good for exploring more of the country and only an hour away from London.
Facilities are good, more room needed for studying. The learning development team in the library are amazing. The support overall was totally lacking on what is already a very stressful and demanding course, sometimes went weeks without replies to urgent emails,
I experienced a range of placements which helped me find where I want to work now. Little support was offered regarding preparing for interviews.
Too much online work. Or really sporadic timetable ie. only being in for 2 hours for 4 days a week instead of one 8 hour day.
Very helpful with complaints especially during Covid-19
The cost of the accommodation for what it was, was far too high. Old furniture, shower sometimes smelt rancid, tiny space to live in. I was in the old uni before it went to waterside so at the time the halls were perfect location. The only issue sometimes was noise, especially when on shift work.
The library looks massive but has few places to sit.
Waterside campus is very close to town which is helpful. The night club is unfortunately in town and a fair walk away which can feel unsafe.
I have lots of support from one tutor especially which was very helpful. Unfortunately the rest of the time there was little support. I have had virtually no support with my dissertation or my opt in placement which are all happening during Covid-19. Had barely any contact from uni since starting my opt in placement. As though they do not care anymore.
Overall, my course was decent. Staff are just under a lot of pressure and are overworked. The university itself is dreadful. I would honestly say that had it not been for the friends I had made I would have dropped out. The facilities are bad, it is very expensive and overall just a bad experience. It doesn't feel like a university, more like a college. They are in no way helpful during difficult situations, and only seem to care about getting money. Anywhere else is better than this university.
The careers advisor is terrible and simply took me on indeed to look at jobs, when I wanted to ask about work experience and future volunteering (I was advised to go there by a member of staff) I had to laugh because it was such an odd experience, and they clearly has no idea what they are talking about.
I like the tutors on my course. Most are friendly, but very overworked. I dislike the amount of group work. I was under the impression that the university was going to teach us more, but my last two years were mainly self taught.
The student union is questionable. Only really there to advertise 'how great the uni is' and aren't really interested in helping students.
The facilities here could use some work. The doors often do not open for wheelchair users, and are narrow to enter anyway. The lifts are usually broken, making it impossible for people with physical disabilities to navigate the university. Everything is extremely overpriced. The university has received complaints from students, tutors and cafeteria staff a like, and have done little to change it. Overall the facilities are very basic and limited.
The university has a decent location. It is near enough to the town centre that you can leave the campus on foot, and is very close to a number of supermarkets and other shops.
Fairly decent. The uni only really seems to care about the sports, and puts the most money into them which is a shame because the societies are more welcoming and diverse.
The support offered is ok. They're just very stretched as there aren't many people available. Tutors mostly offer decent feedback, however some do not. This can be frustrating as it can b difficult to understand where you went wrong with as essay when they won't tell you. The counselling team respond very quickly, but usually put most people on a waiting list, which is to some extent to be expected. However the do give details of other support systems.
I like it. Hope to get more. It has many opportunities, several societies and good training possibilities for developing personal skills and professional skills.
Such as Employability Plus award.
That is not as fashion centred as I imagined.
It's good. Offers many opportunities.
Just what I need.
Yes. Walking distance
Wide range. Good.
Good. Gives what I need.
Not what I was sold but it wasn’t bad it turned out okay. When coming here just try make the most of the experience. Try to fully use the resources given to you and you’ll be able to thrive
They advertise this but lack on follow through
Most teacher interaction Least more time on assignments
It is fair
They are fairly new and ojay
There is quite a number of societies and clubs
It is good dependant on the lecturer
I’m loving it however I feel like they aren’t really strict on us which makes us a little lazier then I was at college. The lecturers are lovely and nice however you do need to listen in lecturers as after wards you will forget everything and sometimes there isn’t opportunity to look it back unless you ask the tutor to upload it.
By having regular discussions and helping us on placement
Having more info online then in lecture
Not applicable to me
Not great but not the worst either
The course is amazing. I would highly recommend it and can not fault it at all. The university is terrible. It offers no support at all, the facilities are always broken and in need of repair and they don’t ever care. My course is 5/5, my university is 0/5
My course is VERY good at offering employability, with everyone getting a guaranteed interview with the police. The university itself runs the changemaker program, but it doesn’t really fit with my course.
My course is very personal. It is a very small course with only around 40 students. My lectures are very good and talk to us as equals. They always help with any problems we have and are brilliant all round. I have no problems with my course.
Absolutely terrible. We never hear from them except when they want money.
Everything is always breaking. The university itself is just over a year old (they rebuilt and relocated) and the wifi never works, the doors have already had to be replaced for the senete building, and the gates still beep everytime you walk through them. We didn’t have working fire alarms in the halls for the whole of first year.
Very good location. 5 minute walk to morrisons and asda, and a 10 minute walk to aldi and lidl. It is a 15 minute walk to town and they run a 50p bus service (during the week). There is plenty of private accommodation with most no more than a 30 minute walk away. The halls are on campus, literally a 30 second walk away from the learning hub.
Plenty of sports to choose from, everything you could think of, the societies are very lacking though. Nothing really is offered.
The course support is amazing. The lectures really care and have helped me throughout my family issues and give so much support. The university is terrible. I suffer from depression and when I went to see the university counsellor they threatened to kick me out because I was struggling with my mental health. They treated me terribly and I felt terrible and it led to me trying to take my life. I now actively avoid the university knowing about my health and I have been unable to ask for support because of them.
Interesting. Got involved with loads of opportunities, and now work for the uni. Learnt a lot about the industry, and had hands on application to my work. Lecturers are all great, helpful and enthusiastic
Student program for employability with job guarantee
Small classes are great, as well as a hands on approach. Classes are sometimes online, or assignment time, meaning contact hours can be low
Could be better at planning student events, but great communication and interaction
High end tech for science and healthcare students. Brand new campus
It’s good getting to town centre, but private accommodation can be far
Personal tutor was great last year.
Great but a bit overwhelming would be good if at the start they taught life skills like making schedules how to get organized cause I struggle with that Northampton itself is a dangerous city don't feel to safe their is a variety of things to do and Milton Keynes is really a great place to visit and close on the train
Very good one to one but disability support for dyslexia is terrible but has very good mental health support services
Don't really use it but friendly
Close to each other also cheap bus
Yes bus route no traffic
Outstanding and you can create one too
Great we get people with real experience come and teach at times also sue is a fantastic tutor