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Specifically now that most our classes are online, the university should offer better networking opportunities for students who are from overseas. As it gets quite isolating. Also, as an international student myself I still haven’t explored the university completely. There should be more engagement activities for us.
The blended learning basically was online classes mostly. The support for some modules were almost non existent, Given how challenging the course was.
I feel encouraged to speak my mind as the faculty are very welcoming and friendly. There is a sense of diversity in the university and the level of teaching is a good balance between enjoyment and professionalism.
The Best aspect of doing the MBA are the new learning outcomes and experiences. Meeting new diverse people and professionals. The worst aspect is that some courses were a bit too advanced for me to grasp, example Stats and Finance were new to me and it would have been good to have an introduction course first for beginners.
Library could be improved in terms of group work and sitting with friends
Its the one of the best ranking universities in UK. Its honour to be a part of such institute. Everything is good about university no bad or worst experience.
Courses are made easy to understand for students by vulnerable teachers.
The worst are realising that the enthusiasm of lecturers and level of support decrease as time goes by and when the subject is over, you can barely get any enthusiastic support from them. I'm not saying they're not fulfilling their responsibilities, but one can tell the obvious shift from the first days versus the last days of a subject or even during e few days after that. Meanwhile, assignments keep piling up as time goes by so support and the feeling of being welcomed should increase, not decrease. I know the university is built according to the natural landscape of the land it's built on. Therefore, there are a lot of uphills, stairs and walking. I know walking and cardio are good for health etc. But while the uni is trying so hard to be inclusive, race-wise, mental health-wise and other-wise etc, you're leaving out the people who are content with their body shapes and therefore don't have the health to climb up those stairs. The worst is those consecutive stairs from the car park on George Str all the way to Birkbeck. Going to the library from the car park feels like torture, but not doing it means not participating in group works. Everyday claiming up these stairs is a nightmare, leaving alone having to do it every day for classes. And I am an active person, I swim, walk (on flat surface) everyday. I am not overweight. Yet I feel so excluded. Every time I climb those stairs one by one and have to stop watching others climb by, I can't help but wonder, has the university ever thought of people like me?
The worst are realising that the enthusiasm of lecturers and level of support decrease as time goes by and when the subject is over, you can barely get any enthusiastic support from them. I'm not saying they're not fulfilling their responsibilities, but one can tell the obvious shift from the first days versus the last days of a subject or even during e few days after that. Meanwhile, assignments keep piling up as time goes by so support and the feeling of being welcomed should increase, not decrease.
Overall it's a great place to join. Certain shortcomings are just within the department which can be sorted out after a few mail exchange.
Hectic schedule. Having 7-8 modules per Semester. Only one elective. No luxury of choosing the modules we want ( it was already provided before the admissions) . Top issue is we have to do dissertation just after one semester ( Jan intake students) .
Good place to stay..
The university is in the heart of the city and close to everything. Some of the buildings are old but the whole campus is going through a transition with new buildings being built and more being renovated so it's very exciting to see things improve like the new student union that is brilliant. The staff are the most responsive I've ever experience and always available to support students and answer any questions.
The department now has its own building which has been very exciting but is still in the process of being refurbed so there have been some teething issues. The department as a whole though have been very supportive and always reach out with collaboration and opportunities and offer lots of supplementary talks and events that are very helpful. My tutors have been some of the best and really help whenever they can and quickly respond to everything, which has been great during some of the most stressful times.
Best part would be the nice faculty and staff along with great lab facilities. Worst part would be less meetings, meetups, events and student life and f2f class opportunity because of covid
I think all clases should have a hybrid model rather than just some of being 100% offline and more internship opportunities.
Location and affordability
Lots of fantastic new facilities for students and support services are amazing.
We don’t have internships or placements as part of my course
Online uni wasnt great to start with but after hearing feedback and making changes to the teaching styles it became better.
the teaching styles differ, some lecturers base their content solely off of textbooks and offer little else in teaching, other lectures are very good at explaining the content and use their own research to do so allowing for questions and discussions