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The campus is beautiful, the people and community are nice. I am introverted so my student life consists of town, train and being in a lot. I like my society, being part of its committee and using my student voice. I have had good experiences working with Campus Jobs and other internships I can add to my CV. I find the marking to be a bit harsh and the course a bit difficult.
I like the online content a lot. It is accessible for someone with disabilities. A lot of modules have connections and I like the learning objectives. I did not like that I didn't get to choose my dissertation topic or supervisor.
The most: best location for students, most luxurious hall (amenities). The least: Internet died a lot.
Better parking facilities required for the london road campus for students who have to travel in to study
It is well linked transport wise. The campus is very beautiful and has lots of green space. I love how sustainable the uni is and how they still aim to improve their sustainability. The lecturers and tutors are always friendly and approachable. I feel fully supported by the uni, staff and students union.
I can request a meeting with my academic tutor as regularly as I wish, so feel fully supported. I have enjoyed most of my modules, and find the choice of modules I can take to be very varied and interesting. The course is completely in person now, with occasional online meetings. However most in-person lectures are recorded.
I found them to be expensive. The accomodation was very nice though, so may be worth the money to some. The cleaners were great and maintenance staff always helpful. The only issue I had was the WiFi going down multiple times (glide).
I have spent 5 years at UoR now, for both my undergrad and masters. Great campus, very green, the new library and science buildings are really nice. Useful selection of shops on campus with a versatile students Union with some brilliant societies and sports on offer. Reading has been a great location as a short train journey to London or out towards the countryside, will really good train links to many major cities.
The PA course is tough and very busy but equally very fulfilling, the teaching is targeted to our role which was all taught in person as we have practical elements and I think it’s beneficial that Reading does not have a medical school so they can focus on us. At UoR we do more than the recommended hours on placement so we can develop our skills further, putting us in great positions for our national exam and for job seeking. RBH is local and provides nearly all of the placements, we rotate and experience many different specialties. One suggestion for improvement which I know is already in development would be to get access to equipment for teaching/practicing skills such as phlebotomy, cannulation, suturing. The new ward like clinical skills suite will be a great asset to future students who will be able to run simulations with their training.
The staff really does care about students and our classes are mostly seminars, which allows us to know our professors well. I love the campus and the facilities on it. I cannot say anything bad about the University of Reading really.
I love my course. I am a student ambassador and I like my course so much I work on open and visit days to promote it!
Repairs were quick and the halls are nice. I lived in an old historic hall and they windows would need to be changed for insulation purposes. All other halls don't have this issue. The dining hall in Wantage Hall makes you feel like in Harry Potter.
Best aspects are definitely how green the campus is and the support we receive throughout the year. Something that could be improved is the length of the lecture which are sometimes too long
Nothing to say about my course expect that I love it
Faculty members and even students are all cooperative. You feel like home being an international student. It can be improved by providing halal food options s in cafes..it was very difficult for me to go out to get food just because I was unable to get it in university
It would have been more helpful if classes for understanding research were given instead of english improvement classes.
Great student support .
Faculty and exposure is great
No noise proofing
It is well located (40min away from London by train), the campus is huge and if you really like what you are studying you are going to enjoy the university experience. But the buildings are too far away from each other so it hard to reach classes on time sometimes.
Some modules are useless because they are not important regarding what I am studying. There is a also a problem with the assignements that are all due at the same periods, and there is too much work to do on my own. But otherwise I enjoy the lectures and seminars as they are interactive, especially when they are on campus. I can contact mt lecturer by email and their replies are fast enough.
It is a good accomodation but a bit expensive for what it is (sharing bathroom, kitchen) but it is totally safe and clean. There are also many problems with the wifi but they are fixed fast enough. Overall I recommend it.
The atmosphere of the uni is really welcoming with amazing facilities for science based courses as well as a lively student union. There could’ve been more information as well as given at earlier notice countless times for example with accommodation and other important dates.
The facilities for the course are outstanding with a museum dedicated to the course. Lectures can overlap more than often and so it can be repetitive.
The best thing is that wessex is a very open accommodation and so can make friends easily across the building. Compared to other rooms and kitchens across campus they are of much lower quality and appliances often breakdown