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Uni of Wolves, in particular the School Of Art is an amazing place to study. The staff are so helpful and really get you to do your own thinking by small prompts and questions if you're struggling. The facilities are fantastic, the art building contains everything you'd ever need for any sort of art from glass to photography. The library is also a mine of information waiting to be discovered as is the online library which gives you access to millions of references. The City campus is pretty close together and close to the centre of this diverse Black Country city. The buildings are well thought out and the help is always around if you decide you need help with something. I'm proud to have been a Uni of Wolves student for nearly two years, on a part time degree course. It's flexible for me so that I can continue with my full time job also. The diversity of the place is also mind blowing, especially as I come from a Shropshire town not known for being very diverse. Everyone is so friendly and helpful with everyone feeling together as part of this university. I've not used the Student Union bar as I am a mature part time student and it might be a bit weird going and hanging with a load of 20+ year olds. The clubs societies and other extra curricular activities are varied and encompass something for everyone. There has been a cut of a number of art courses which I think might prove detrimental to the university as a whole and I'd love to see these courses come back online and ready to accept a new batch of willing and eager students.
Best parts of the course is when you have access to all of the available facilities and the lecturers and technicians have the time to help you get to grips with the techniques. It's mostly taught on campus in the classrooms or studio areas and the online learning tools used for communication whilst being a little complex at first soon become easy to understand and use. The equipment they have in the stores is pretty industry leading too and a joy to work with. The worst parts of the course are when there are fixed times to retrieve equipment from the media stores and it's a little limiting, especially when the person doing the distribution and record keeping is already stressed with his day job. Not his fault but it can be tricky sometimes to get equipment booked out and booked in... Not the lecturers fault at all but there has been some industrial action that has impacted learning at the uni this year, on top of the covid challenges that were already causing issues. If the universities (not a single university) treated the staff fairly and helped retention then this might not have occurred. We have also had a turnover of lecturers on the course as they are known as visiting lecturers but it feels a little disorganised and unfair on these professionals to treat them as flexible labour. I'm aware of flexible labour and the need for it in the economy but it feels like a generall reliance on it in this case.
When I first started, the community for art practice PhDs was very small, but nearer the end of my course, this was completely changed and more students had started and there was more exchange and discussion. The art school itself is an inspiring building to work within.
Contact with the tutors has depended upon the tutors themselves and their workloads. My supervisory team changed mid-course and this changed my programme and in some ways increased the level of support I received. There is a lot of online support and training to access.
The worst part of this University is the student communication. You can upload a query or problem onto the Ask @WLV but no receive a response before either the problem is past the date it needed to be fixed or weeks later. The best aspect is 100% the Accommodation. Even though there have been some problems with my accommodation, overall it is the best i’ve ever seen. The Walsall Campus is so homely and makes you forget your home-sickness.
I love how the course is taught as online never worked for me. By allowing myself to be in University, it is allowing me to receive higher than I predicted. The worst part is the actual students’ belonging. I am reminded in all of my lectures that I barely know anyone, and that there is an entire school outside of my classrooms.
The accommodation is amazing! No doubt about that. Apart from a few minor issues with my room and the kitchen, and these being sorted ASAP, this is the best Uni accommodation by far!!!
The University of Wolverhampton situated in the West Midlands, Shropshire and Staffordshire of England is a warm and welcoming place to study. It has three Campuses, City campus, Walsall campus and Telford campus. I will talk about mine which is city campus. The first day I set my feet in school , a fear came into my spirit that things are going to be tough. Little did I know that ,that was the beginning of a great story. Being a present Masters student in this university for just one month already, I have had not only few bad experiences but a lot of good experiences as well which I am glad to share. Firstly, the University offers a panoply of facilities to its students such as unlimited free Wi-Fi which we easily access through the eduroam App, free access to libraries open 24/7 during exam periods and 8:30am to midnight and 8:30am to 4pm on Mondays to Fridays and weekends respectively, distinguished toilets always clean and ready to use ,parking sides for students who have bikes, cars and bicycles, comfortable study spaces, the gym available for every willing student, just to name a few. We equally have access to the cafeteria situated in the Millennium City Building for relaxing and resting while interacting with friends. Secondly, the University of Wolverhampton offers quality teaching through teachers who made understanding simple. They enter in class with a smile, teach in a simple way, projecting beautiful presentations on large screens so students do not strain and always making pauses asking we the students whether everything is okay and if we are on tract. Assignments are given after every lecture thus keeping students on the rail and motivating us to consistent learning. When a teacher will be absent, he or she makes sure the lecture is recorded and put on canvas or sends another teacher to come explain the slides to us. We are free to contact the teachers after class for more queries as well as sending them mails regarding our issues. In the case were the students needs to discuss face to face with the teacher, SAMS on myWLV is available for him/her. With these, teachers play a great role in the encouragement and success of we the students. Thirdly, this University is in a great level of academic organisation, that is to say that, the school has distinguished Apps such as myWLV, a platform that englobes all the activities going on in school keeping each student up to date on the changes made scholarly, e-mails, finance, careers, letters, just to name a few. CANVAS, specific to every student were each student has all the information concerning the modules, assignments, quizzes, datelines, panoptos, portfolios, just to name a few. Fourthly, it offers support to the students both academically and outside academics. We have the Ask@Help desk in the Ambika Paul building open Mondays to Fridays 10am to 5pm, ready to help students with all the possible means as well and answering all of our questions. Scholarships are offered to undergraduates, support is given to student who have financial difficulties, postgraduates are allowed to pay their fees in instalments, the support team which assists and orientate students in career, internships, volunteering, placements, part-time jobs academic advice as well has curriculum vitae updates. We equally have the students union which amplifies the voice of students while standing at the gap between students and teachers. Finally, as an international student, I noticed that the Uni does not give preferences to any student because he or she is black or white, every student is put on the same scale and possess equal rights. Although I have been having good experiences, I had some bad experiences I will like the University should improve on. We students should have free access to printers and the gym using our student ID cards without being charged for that. Practicals should be done on the things taught in class. Teachers should reply more quickly to students requests. Thanks
Biomedical Science is a laboratory based subject dealing with all the domains in Biology and Para-medicine. A Biomedical Scientist uses principles of biological sciences to design innovative health care systems. Our daily work involves researching, designing and creating a new biomedical technology, The course has five modules of which three are compulsory. In total, we have four modules per semester. Depending on each module, there is a series of content of which the most common ones are assignments, announcements, quizzes, panoptos ,video recordings, assessments, exams and assigned readings. In class, the main method of teaching is power point presentations done by teachers while asking questions to students while the lecture goes on. Aside from that, students have weeks of case study presentations which are been assessed and commented on by the teachers. Online classes are usually done when teachers have a difficulty in coming to class, so, we use the on line apps, means to have he online class depending on the preferences of the teacher. During online classes, students are called to be more active in participating. The teachers are very friendly and ready to assist students in their academic misunderstandings making themselves available on phone through e-mail and physically through SAMS or immediately after lectures. We have class once a week for students having as optional Module Haematology and twice a week for students having as optional module Microbiology. In total, we have we have 5 hours per week for lectures. One good thing is that, our teachers keep on reminding that, we should always have in mind the career we will pursue after our training. My Masters programme is not with placement, but we students are called to look for placements ourselves as well as internships which can be found on myWLV app precisely on the career section. Actually, the students can find a hospital, research laboratory ,apply and do the placement either after graduating or during studies. Internships are similar to placements in the sense that the student looks for it and can be done while studying or after graduating but is different from placements in the sense that, the student is more of a worker during placements and more of a learner during internships. There are several excellent aspects of Biomedical Sciences. According to career guide on Indeed, the average salary of a biomedical scientist is 82,084 dollars per year and may vary depending on the competence of the scientist. As a Biomedical engineer, I may have the opportunity to create medical devices that improves and saves lives. We have the opportunity to work in a variety of locations such as laboratories, hospitals as well as manufacturing plants depending on what matches our preferences. Despite the good aspects of Biomedical Sciences, there are bad aspects too. Biomedical scientists work on crucial and time sensitive projects, so we may work during nights, weekends in order to complete necessary requirements. Aside from that, in order to help a project succeed, biomedical scientists must acquire all the basic skills in data entry in several statistical software which can be very stressful. A biological scientist must have the breadth of knowledge , that means having understanding in a variety of fields ,from chemistry to technology thus not specialising or focusing on one unique area. Biomedical Scientist are exposed to risks of injury as we may encounter hazardous materials be it in research laboratories, hospitals or food industries. Nevertheless, we have teachers, academic coaches, supervisors here in the University of Wolverhampton who are presently continually preparing our minds psychologically and morally in order for us to have the courage in the future when facing all these challenges. We Biomedical Science students have to have a consistent contact with our teachers because they help us academically and morally in order to achieve our dream goals. Thanks..
The University of Wolverhampton is located on four campuses across the West Midlands , Shropshire and Staffordshire in England. Has three main campuses Telford, Walsall and City campuses all located 20-25 minutes from Birmingham which is the second biggest city in England, one hour from Manchester and less than two hours from London. This university attracts over 23,000 students who have made Wolverhampton their choice because of its innovations, technology, staff expertise and employer-responsive courses. According to INVEST, Wolverhampton is called the city of opportunity as an integral hub for thousands of successful businesses directly in the middle of the UK attracting some of the brightest minds and companies in the country getting linked to the University of Wolverhampton thus connecting students to great opportunities. Its one of the top ten growing economies in UK and is currently enjoying record levels of private and public investment to drive regeneration projects citywide. Wolverhampton is located at the heart of Britain offering a perfect centralised location for business success and outstanding national and international reach, reason being, easy access to the M6,M6 Toll,M54,M5 and M42, an expanding tram network across the Black Country. Also the city has access to over 150 global destinations from Birmingham International Airport. The city of Wolverhampton sits right at the centre of the United Kingdom’s pool of skilled labour, most especially it has a clear commitment to keeping in front of the pack through continuous investment in training and skills. Wolverhampton has the adequate people to help a business grow -hardworking and highly skilled and steeped in our spirit of enterprise. In Wolverhampton, the NHS is a major contributor, working across Black country area to integrate its activity even more closely. According to current data, over 8,000 staff are employed at the Royal Wolverhampton Trust and a proportion of the 2,000 staff of the Black Country NHS Partnership Trust practice in the city and offers gateway opportunities to students. Market position statements outline the direction in which the city sees opportunity for the adults and student sectors to develop. According to City of Wolverhampton Brand Guidelines, Wolverhampton city is known for its rich cultural diversity and is a thriving centre for arts and entertainment, with treasures that some larger cities can only dream of. It has been estimated that, adult social care services in Wolverhampton contribute approximately 250 million pounds per year to the City economy which students can explore. Alongside its high-tech learning centres, top sports facilities and virtual learning opportunities, the University of Wolverhampton Science Park provides incubation space for creative businesses and business support services for aspiring students. The University of Wolverhampton is particularly strong in Computer Science, design, engineering, manufacturing and technology graduates. Wolverhampton city is ideal for students as it impowers us with the necessary skills of becoming tomorrow's future doctors, engineers, pharmacists, nurses, bankers, accountants, deputies, ministers and presidents of tomorrow. Whilst Wolverhampton city continues t build on existing strengths in high value manufacturing and construction, it also develops clusters in other main sectors whilst retaining focus on investigating in skills and matching students to local jobs. The city of Wolverhampton council is proactively supporting the shift in digital innovation and investing in future-proofed digital infrastructure to support city business, thus, students of Business who get linked to the Wolverhampton city council can profit on some of these facilities and advantages. For students interested in health care and support work, Wolverhampton city is the best place. Opportuinites well spread every where in the city giving room to students to have a panoply of part-time jo
The school is perfect in and out and everything here is very perfect.
The life and facilities are up to standard.
The University of Wolverhampton has excellent, modern, and state of the art facilities. Studying here and having access to these facilities is incredible and sets you up for success. The tutors are friendly and knowledgeable.
The tutors lack industry experience, a downside for anyone looking to learn from professionals. However they are very friendly and knowledgeable.
Wolverhampton is extremely diverse. The cost of living is as to be expected from an English city. There are some employment opportunities but not loads. Public transport here is great and all very close to the uni. Sometimes there are safety concerns around the city, some crime and violence. But probably not more than would be expected in an English city.
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Allthe walking and the morning lectures are kinda hard and difficult toget here because of train strikes And so much talking in the lectures themselves from other people it's hard to focus The uni itself is nice and I like to sit and study
Usually reading of ppt and sometimes going too fast Otherwise the content is alright and I like it