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The Career support of the MBA course wasn’t good at all.
The career advisor for the MBA course wasn’t available at all and we hardly got any support . Also the data course had a bad facilitator Other than that the rest was alright.
The location of the University is often challenging for students due to the cost of living in Guildford being so high. However, the students union constantly organise events for students, which are affordable and fun and inclusive. Since Covid the student support within the University has been phenomenal and one compare to other universities is really outstanding. I’m now currently on my placement year and I miss university a lot and I look forward to going back to complete it but will be sad to leave. I would recommend this university to anybody. The facilities are outstanding and always changing for the students demands. When we asked for more private interview spaces. They gave it when we asked for more group study spaces they gave it and always at a high standard, making studying and socialising so much more pleasant. With the lake and how well maintained it is the canvas. It’s always stunning and very green and I am very proud to be a University of Surrey student.
For obvious reasons since Covid, the way in which the courses are examined undelivered has had to change and although this has been handled very well, I do believe the communication at times with sometimes subpar. Despite the lack of communication lectures continues to be hands-on, and the content was always well explained and well presented. The tutor contact time is great advice given by both tutors and the careers team for future prospects is highly beneficial.
Daphne Jackson is the most sought after Accommodation at the University of Surrey, and I thoroughly enjoyed my timer. It was very clean and well maintained by the maintenance staff. The security always on hand the Wi-Fi was adequately fast. The only issue was the heating which seemed to be limited Manor Park where Daphne Jackson was located was a half an hour walk from campus although this may not have been the preference for others. I really enjoyed it as it help me separate work and home life.
The atmosphere is conducive to creative and productive learning.
Coming from a metropolitan city, the university is a welcome change with open spaces and lush green pockets all over. There is a lot of support for mental health patients and I do find the accommodation maintenance requests to be catered to immediately. I find the supervisors very communicative and approachable to seek out any queries for research. You can even keep the Library books until somebody else requests for it and there isn't a copy available for them on the shelf. There's ample opportunity to partake in hobbies and you even can buy fresh food on campus by a Thursday market. Given the university's proximity to the Town Centre makes it easy to seek part time jobs. Over all a positive Outlook and I recommend this university to anyone considering research and study in UK.
So the doctoral programme does have taught modules and some of the assignments are rather interesting I.e. of drafting research papers. As in any course I do find some of the module topics irrelevant though and find the 3 hour long lectures too long in fact.
The facilities maintenance respond immediately to complains. I find the room to be like an individual room eventhough it is a shared accommodation that I live in because the room is shared vertically I.e. I have a roommate upstairs and not in the same room sitting beside me. The furniture is sufficient and there isn't a need to vacuum everyday.
One of the best university near London
Course is good too much pressure of work and study in subject, Don't even get the time to relax and enjoy.
It's good I really like it and enjoyable too
The best part in the uni is it's ecosystem, everything is available in the university app... Maybe the email, timetable, location and duration of the lecture.. everything is good.. the one thing which i didn't like is the venue of the lecture changes every week sometimes it doesn't. So it's a bit confusing and difficult to reach on time. Once you get used to to it, it doesn't matter.
The lecture happens in class and it's recorded for those who want to study at home , all that is available in Surrey learn for reference so it's good.. but there is less time in some offline lectures.. so they hurry up the slides and miss some explanations, whereas some lectures are perfect. It depends on the teacher and student's capability to understand ofcourse.
It's the most peaceful accommodation I've found in the university. It's so quiet and comfortable for studious people. I don't have any reason to not like it.
It's located very strategically as it is an open university, but is not overcrowded with the city folk. It is also a quiet area where university and education are prioritised over nightlife. But there is a club that operates in the university itself. Personally one of the most difficult aspects of uni experience is the transportation. Stagecoach buses are very unreliable.
Classes are taught in a blended style, with both prerecorded lectures and in class as well. The material is adequate and you have free access to the additional books that you need for all modules
The heating is centrally controlled, but it has never gotten uncomfortable cold throughout the winter. The property management also attends all issues reported in a timely fashion. The downside is the amount of times the fire alarms go off as they are very sensitive to any forms of smoke.
Surrey university can be more better by arranging more student friendly programs
Strategic location and good atmosphere
Good course and modules
Accomodation is good