I really enjoyed first year but with uni being online for all of second year it has been hard and I don’t feel like I’ve gotten an accurate account of second year
I often get emails from the uni with job/career opportunities
The lecturers are very helpful and I really enjoy the course. The online learning is not amazing from some aspects of the teaching for example some of the lectures are old ones being reused from years ago.
The atrium is a good space for studying and meeting friends etc
Students services have been really helpful with regards to supporting my mental health.
Overall i am supported well. , i am supported well as i’m dyslexic. The lectures and online learning hasn’t been the best as i think more could be done such as live lectures instead of pre recorded ones and also were in a pandemic group work and paired work isn’t exactly easy so i think this should have been took into account when creating assignments for this year
speed career session
I think more could be done in order to make university students more engaged. I personally feel that i’m not engaged enough, i have pre recorded uni lectures to do
The uni has good services available such as a live chat with the student services hub so can get in touch easily with any problems.
Live chat with student support making it easy to get in contact when having an issue
I've not enjoyed my University experience so far. I have found it far too easy with online tests making up the bulk of my exams meaning you can use notes and do it in the comfort of your home. When I was at college for a year we were made to get 100% to pass. At university it's only 40%. The whole nonsense with my degree really made me not interested and the university as a whole really threw me about.
I have not had any encouragement from the university with regards to employability. Saying that the Careers advisors are far more useful than the personal tutors, lecturers and the Student Programmes.
Most- the majority of lecturers I have had have been light, engaging and positive. There has only been one lecture that I've had who was very intense and wasn't that engaging. Least - The notes you get online before the lecture are the same notes the lecturer reads at the lecture. It would be more engaging if they expanded on the notes from online and provided background information to further the understanding of the topic.
The student union is good in terms of representation. However feel like it lacks engagement with students.
The location of accommodation is perfect. It is bang in the middle of campus and is a 5 minute walk away from the University Atrium (main building). The cost of the accommodation I would say was on the high side for what you get. The room itself is good and spacious however the kitchens aren't great and i had 2 small fridges for a flat of 10.
The University facilities are ok. Most of the toilets are rather run down and many gave broken tiles on the floor which have been like that for the past 3 years that I have been there. The Library is very good and probably one of my favourite parts of the university.
Yes. The university is an on campus university so most of the accommodation is on campus. There is off-campus accommodation which is only a 10 minute bus ride or 20-30 minute walk away.
Th variety of societies and sports is great. The University of Stirling is known for its sports. They have just started renovating their gym facilities which will be good when completed.
Abysmal. There are no counsellors. My friend who was clinically diagnosed with depression was told she would never get to see a counsellor as they didn't have any. Another friend was told a year later that she would have to wait 6 weeks to be put on a list. I tried to change my degree at the end of 1st year. I had only missed two modules so I could've just done the extra modules in 2nd year so that I had caught up by 3rd year. The Course director said it was fine, the Module co-ordinators said that was fine, Student services said that was fine but Student Programmes refused so I was unable to change. My motivation for 2nd year was so low because I was doing a degree that I wasn't really motivated to do. They said I would have had to do 4 modules on Semester 5 and 4 in semester 7.
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.