So far I have had a wonderful experience in most my time. With good teachers and staff aswell as made friends for life. I have had problems going on my gap year tho and returning I was greeted with many problems with the university and accomodation however I overcame that.
The university do have a play in this area and provide many jobs from the different subject department in helping younger undergraduates aswell as jobs within the university such as retail and catering. These are only small part-time jobs however especially the ones within the curriculum these jobs can be highly transferable into teaching and helping you on the subject from practicing and teaching or just time management in general. Additionally Stirling and Scottish university in general I heard that work placements are very common and in Stirling aswell there is many opportunities which these skills will be later transferable.
Most: I would say is that it's very hands on and alot if practical work as this end jobs that these degrees core requirements are very hands in and practical programming therefore it is good it's preparingt you for the actual jobs. The least: I would say is the unengaging lectures and feel like they could be more engaging.
I think it is very reasonable and they are very helpful and responsive. They seem to acknowledge the student views very well and seem, many actions take place on the students behave.
They are of adequate standard: clean, up to date and maintained. However the sport facilities are brilliant and the available facilities available to use I was shocked by and are very good quality.
The location is good as it is just off the center of the town and within the university everything is available, when living in the university before I only left twice due to the amount of shops and leisure available Thier such as a club and pub aswell as a cinema and more apart from a hairdresser/barber which was the only reason I went out it for cheaper shopping.
The societies have a good range of variety and there is something for everyone and it is very active. And same goes with sports there is a good range of different sports and clubs available to students.
I think it is very good, Feedback is very good when in need of help within the course and same goes with tutors and they are quick to help.
My university experience has been great. I've met plenty of great people through living on campus accommodation first year, and then moving into private accommodation after that. Academically, there have been no issues at all. Additionally, the university is turning into an amazing new campus with all the ongoing renovations.
There is a careers department available, where you can get help with your CV etc. Furthermore, there are workshops for transferable skills, as well as fairs with work and employment oportunities.
I think it's great that all lecture are recorded and all content is put online for my courses. I would like seminars to be slightly more interactive and challenging to promote further learning
Great facilities at the student union, and they do their best to represent all students at university.
Average/good to start of with, but with current renovations and additions will be excellent
Loads of accommodation options on campus, and only a 10 minute bus ride to the city centre where there are more accommodation options and plenty of local amenities.
Academic support is excellent, with plenty of feedback provided if requested, and tutors/lecturers having enough office hours where you can ask for support. However, personal support is severely lacking. There are currently only 2 counsellors for all of the university students.
Overall I greatly enjoy the structure of my course and the resources available to succeed. I also am grateful for the opportunity to join a sports team which I didn't think would be possible.
There is a Careers and Employability office/department which offers a variety of service from workshops to CV advice. People also recommend joining different clubs and societies to add as much as one can to their CV.
I greatly enjoy the diversity in my language course in how it's taught and the material we learn. I enjoy the content and seminars for my politics classes, but it is difficult that the main assessment method is long essays. It is difficult when not everyone can easily demonstrate their learning in this way.
There are many different officer positions that are responsible for a variety of different things and are dedicated to improving certain aspects of the students' experience. Although, when trying to start a new club or society, unless it's popular, it is hard to get sufficient support in order for it to succeed.
Currently there is a lot of construction occurring which can be quite inconvenient and cumbersome when trying to get around, etc. But when the construction is done, I know there will be updated and increased benefit to the students. The addition to the sports facilities will be a massive benefit to those training competitively and individually. The university has also increased the amount of seating in the library which has helped during peak times. They've also created a laptop check out system for those who do not have their own laptop or were not able to access one of the desktop computers.
Most definitely. There are great bus links to and from the university.
There is a fantastic variety of competitive and social sports to join. It is nice be able to join a sport that is not dependent upon experience level.
The accessibility to a lecturer's office hours is quite good, except more challenging to schedule during exam and peak assessment times. The counselling department had a very long waiting list last year, but theyve thankfully revamped the department in some ways, so I've actually been able to see a counsellor my second year.
I like it. It is in a beautiful location even though the weather can be terrible. I like the fact that there are people from all over the world and the opportunities I have to also go to other countries
There is a lot of effort put into increasing our employ-ability but placements are only offered for some courses
Most: International outlook Least:mostly self-study
They are trying their best
They are okay but there is currently construction of even better facilities
Yes. It is also accessible to Glasgow and Edinburgh
There is a huge variety
There is an effort made to provide a support network
Not as taunting as I expected it to be to begin with. Everyone is in the same situation and are just as confused as you. Classes are generally good, you may find the odd one you don’t enjoy but you’ll get through it. Living in uni accommodation is also a big plus and a good way to make friends. Loving it so far
They often have career days on and are telling us in lectures about them
You can get access to everything online (canvas), although some lectures are very boring with the lecturer constantly speaking, they should maybe use videos or something similar to get the students involved
Very good, though in the process of being updated at the moment
Wide variety of things to get involved with
Good although have heard there is long wait times
The university atmosphere is wonderful in welcoming students especially in the first year. The different clubs and societies are great way to integrate nursing students into that "uni experience" many expect. Placement can be very daunting and tiring emotionally and physically, especially in a stressful and packed course so there may not be too much time to socialise with other persons. Overall, the course is rewarding in it's academic and personal activities to know if nursing is the right degree for each person.
There are many days designated for career employability. There are stands and leaflets around for students interested.
I like the way the course is taught in a skills session and in groups. I dislike the lecture lessons which are rushed to accommodate different lessons.
Great variety of student representation and facilities. Many different nationalities to represent many countries especially international students.
Many great facilities, especially the eatery section and the library with it's many computers and wide variety of books and media.
The accomodation is in good location and walking distance to the university and short travel by bus, along with going to local amenities. Shopping is very easily done with it's walking distance of 10 minutes.
There are many societies and sports clubs for everyone to try. The freshers event is wonderful to try out for new experience. Clubs and societies are flexible for all students.
The academic support can vary in which personal support can be very strong for individuals. Many copping strategies to help other students.
It's been mentally challenging to adjust to academic studies after 20 years. The class is great. There have been some good discussions in the lectures and my brain feels challenged, which is what it needed. The setup for part-time students isn't ideal and juggling work/home and study has been challenging. I have also found the gap between course expectations and the reality challenging. I am enjoying being a student again and looking forward to see how the course progresses.
Lots of modules on team working, assertiveness and conflict resolution, careers skills sessions, interview practice, LinkedIn training. Lots of career events.
Most: like small class size, great for discussion and debate. Least: material not updated, not using latest version of texts or facts/figures.
Seem to be quite active. Don't engage with SU much as older part-time student
Classrooms need updating. Toilets are awful. Good bus links. Excellent library, though not always latest editions. Good mix of catering. Lots of vegan options but not good for gluten free. Lovely grounds
I live 40 miles from the uni. There are good amenities around the uni.
Great sports facilities. Olympic swimming pool and new gym facilities being built. Great student membership.
Tutor feedback limited and not helpful. Lots of support offered by student services.
I am just a first year undergrad but so far i love it. Staying on campus gives you the push to start in a good way by making lots of friends and getting to know all that the university could offer. Really really happy with my choice
It does all that is possible and even more. It is genuinely useful and helpful
Great having the choice to manage everything. There is a big variety of available courses which are also nice to follow. Great being able to switch and drop what you might not enjoy, being able to continue with something more suitable for the student
Love it. The union is confortable, welcoming, cheap, enjoyable and well active. The amount of food waste around however is not pleasant and sometimes there is a scarse choice of drinks. However is not to be blamed on the union
Now the uni is being renewed and rebuilt so it looks messy, crowded, dirty, difficult to access and walk around and pretty much disgusting. However when the constructions will be over it will easily be the best uni where to study
The campus is far off from the city centre of stirling which is still really quite and doesn't offer great opportunities to young people. being on campus and studying there it's really conveniente also because the busses that link the city to the university are majorly unreliable and uncomfortable. However the uni offers everything that is of primary neccesity
There are many many societies and clubs but they are not really linked between them and there is little knowledge of what is actually going on in campus and among the societies. I am not part of any
There are a lot of people and departments ready to help, and not just that. There is great support among all students and voluntary groups and initiatives
There isn't that much information provided by the uni
My course allows for one-to-one help and the lecturers are great
Location of my accommodation is further than others
Apart from the construction work
Good that Stirling is only a short bus ride away
Tutors give really good feedback
Loved it I started with the access to degree studies course which was an amazing stepping stone to go on to do my degree. I’m now in 3rd year after having 2 years off and baby number 2 and can’t believe it’s almost done!!
Most that it’s condensed into 4 years Least that I had to study from and media