Bad, I can't describe it different that just disappointment and incompetence of tutors on my course. I understand that someone might just begin his journey as a tutor. But please not in University where people pays a lot of money to learn something and get a degree. Also if University is not prepared for doing a course then they shouldn't start it. Because you can't prepare everything for such a intense and difficult subject as Computer Science in a 2 months just before planned start.
Well what I can say about this course. Its rubbish, you can expect not much from most of the tutors. Most of the year resources you get are from websites, so prepare for a lot of hyperlinks to websites like w3school. For sure this university is not prepared for computer science course. At my first year (also it was a first year when this uni just start doing computer science) they fired a main tutor because of students complain. If you want to study Computer Science just avoid this place.
For sure it is too expensive if you don't get a full student maintenance loan. But even if it is really expensive.
No, Uni is placed in a strange location in winchester just behind hospital and West Downs campus just a side of Prison. Also sometimes they can give you accommodation in Badger Farm, its like 30-40mins away from uni. And if you want to drive your car, hah impossible because you can't park at uni. Perhaps you already paid for a parking space which is not cheap. Also taking bus from a Badger Farm costs around £3.30 for a return. Imagine paying £20 each week just to get to the uni.
There is a lot of societies and sports activities and people are very friendly so you can be struggle to which one you want to join.
Its really poor, sometimes you have to appeal from your grade few times. Because someone might just did not grade your work correctly and you have to tell them what they did wrong. I don't think so university should works like that where students know more than tutors and just low level of teaching in a Computer Science Course
It has been very good. Accommodation wise is probably the most demoralising but this is because of the people you share the accommodation with and the fact it’s a very lonely place! I have really enjoyed my course and the placements the partnership team organise. It has made my whole experience a lot better!
The education department are very good at this. I have also heard that careers advice are good at supporting individuals and so is student services. My partnership team arrange placements for me which is ideal and will listen to my needs and wants. The student services and my PDT (personal developmental tutor) at the university support me in developing my academic skills!
The most: the personalisation of it. The tutors really get to know me and what I want out of the uni to take forward into my career. As well as this I love the fact they support us whilst on placement and gear us up to be amazing teachers through treating us like adults! What I like least about the course is the fact some lectures are pointless. Such as it is mandatory to go to some on our own well-being. Yes this is important but to sit for an hour on a lecture on this which I already know about is pointless when I could be relaxing (benefitting my well-being more) or doing an assignment (less stressed)!
As said before I haven’t had a lot of experience in this but I do feel that not this year but the year before and the year before that the student president was really good and engaging. There are a range of facilities such as a bar and restaurants etc... I feel to develop the uni further a possible gym needs to be added - I know there’s one near Burma block but I feel there needs to be one that you don’t have to be a member of and is fairly cheap. I also feel there needs to be a designated study area as the library and restaurants are always super busy! It would be nice to see some more action days such as tackling waste etc.... something I have noticed over my time at the university is that the bin bags in all the bins get changed all the time even when there’s only one or two things in there... this needs to stop as it’s a waste!
They are fairly good but there needs to be more places to sit and study. The library is always packed and there needs to be something done about this. I think a few more places (not near food places) where individuals can study and relax as well is needed. Also silent and quiet areas are needed as cyber Italia can often get very noisy and overcrowded! The toilets aren’t the best and need to be cleaned more regularly.
It is in a good location. In first year I was in halls which was on campus literally about a 2-5 minute walk to my lectures/seminars. There’s lots of places to eat and drink on campus however I tend to not as I buy my own things. There is Sainsbury’s in the town centre which is a 15/20 minute walk. Or you have the SU shop on site but it’s not always open and doesn’t have everything and is very expensive! But the good thing is is the campus is so small so you don’t have to trek to every lecture you have it’s just an easy walk (despite the steps/stairs).
I have never joined a society. But I did trial out joining the girls rugby team. This was good however it was a good 30-45 minute walk from the uni every week at night which I wasn’t prepared to do! Especially on a week night. I have heard that a lot of the societies pressure the people in the society to do things they don’t want to do. Such as they have to do dares at pres and have to go clubbing every Wednesday and if they don’t they are out of the society. I have heard it’s quite costly too. But is good for socialising and staying mentally okay whilst at uni which can be lonely sometimes! Oh I did join the rambling society one day which was good. Nice and small friendly group and was nice to go on a Sunday walk which is what would happen at home. This was free and enabled you to access and see more of Winchester than before in a safe way. They also change the route every week and make sure you have someone to walk home with if not they walk with you to the uni!
The uni is very good at their support. We each get a personal developmental tutor on my course who support you both personally and academically. They stay the same tutor (unless a change in career) with you from when you start the uni to when you finish. So they really get to know you. Same with specialisms. My geography specialist tutor really got to know each of us on a personal level and has arranged numberous lengthy meetings to go through any concerns or questions we have regarding the assignments. Also, with my dissertation the support was really beneficial. We were provided with students past assignments on their dissertations which supported us in structuring our assignment and we could also see ones which directly related to the topic we were studying too! The students services team are also very helpful and go out of their way to support you academically and personally. I have seen around uni there is help and advice available between 7pm and I think 12/2am every night/morning but this needs to be made bigger so more people know about it when they need that support!
This is my second time at university as I switched from the University of Southampton. So far I am enjoying the experience a lot more. Loads of support and you never feel like you're be in left behind.
My uni has a great employment, I actually learnt to drive for free through the university employability fund.
I dislike some my lectures as it seems they are just PowerPoint presentations that a lecturer is just reading out. Some are engaging but some lecturers are so monotone I find it physically hard to pay attention.
I howsntly have no opinion on this.
It's a small uni but it's OK for facilities, could use more variety in terms of food/bars and gym is pretty small.
It doesn't have direct transport links so once of the bus or train I still have a short walk, but that's no bad thing, bit far from the town center though meaning to get food you would probably need to eat on campus.
Variety not great, didn't manage to find a society that met my interests. I've never looked into sports.
Amazing, they genuinely make you feel valued and noticed as a student.
Been really fun!! Very exciting!! Very entertaining!! Great course with interesting subject!! Made lots of friends!! Great!
Lots of ways
Practical and lecture ratio is great
I don't regret choosing the course because it's what I want to do but if I didn't have a good support system around me and good friends here, I would definitely have dropped out by now or transferred to a different uni
No idea, never had an help or requested any
The course is quite practical based and has lots of placements, but alot of time is spent sitting for long periods of time and communication between staff on key information is poor. It is also quite disorganised.
Really not the best
For my course quite poor, there is not enough space for the number of students
It's in an okay position, it's about a 25 minute walk to town so it's quite close.
There aren't loads compared to other universities, sports choices are limited.
Fairly shocking. Mental health appointments are like gold dust- often people race to get the few time slots available and once you get an appointment they offer "support workshops" on stress etc which don't fit in with the high contact hours of the course. The uni just doesn't seem to care. Some lecturers are better than others but if we need help we tend to ask eachother, not the lecturers
So far uni has been alright. The academics are definitely up to standard, however with lack of personal support my personal uni experience has been made tougher.
The uni offers multiple programs to increase employability.
The courses are split into 4 modules each semester with different lecturers teaching their speciality. Whilst this is good, for history and archaeology, the lectures moved around a lot.
The student union provides good representation and social opportunities.
Winchester is a very small place, everything is within walking distance and after being here for awhile it is easy to find shortcuts to cut down travel time.
Winchester includes societies and sports suitable for everyone, it also has many opportunities to start up new societies.
The uni offers amazing academic support, however, personally, any personal support needed seems to be put to one side. The uni makes it hard to understand who to talk to, saying you need to talk to housing but then being told to talk to student services and constantly going back and forth, then for some courses attempting to figure out which lecturer you should go to is just as difficult.
Lots of new experiences and life lessons. Have become more socially aware as a result of university
Excellent careers services. Informative careers related lectures
Wide variety of modules. Although lectures are always completed by PowerPoint
Great facilities and events. Happy with student representation. Ticket prices for events can be expensive
Acceptable condition cose to uni and in safe area. Very affordable for winchester
Excellent library and study spaces. Good food facilities- variety
Yes, considering the hills in Winchester
Tutors always contactable by email. student services excellent when dealing with personal issues. Very approachable
Fun and different
Most- interesting Least- repetitive
Good location close to train station
Could be closer to uni
I like the small seminars
Good at main campus poor at West Downs
Haven't used so unsure (student support), however, lecturers are very helpful
I like the small groups
I don't know. I haven't used any support, but lecturers are good at helping when needed