Personal life has been pretty good because I like my flatmates but online learning has been extremely boring and difficult with not enough communication. I’m sure it would be better in person though.
I think it’s pretty good, but I haven’t looked much into it.
It’s all online at the moment and although all the lectures and content are there and there are plenty of q and as it very hit and miss
Very good facilities for use, although in the pandemic we haven’t been able to make the most of it.
There is support available but I don’t have much experience with it
I think given the circumstances, York has done an excellent job at making us feel included and as valued a student as anyone else despite not being on campus. I have learned more this year than I did in my three years at my previous university, due to the excellent teaching and engagement
I do receive many emails regarding job opportunities and links to sign up to seminars
The course has obviously been a bit different to how I imagined it would be when I applied due to covid, but one of my lecturers in particular went above and beyond to make sure our course was still excellent value for money by giving up a lot of her time to create innovative learning activities to supplement the content. I would give 5 however I feel that on one or two modules in the management school (the course is taught across two modules) the support could have been a lot better
I can’t give a comment on this as due to covid sadly I haven’t been able to visit campus which is of course disappointing
I have received many personal emails regarding mental health support when I have asked for extensions on assignments, signposting me to useful resources
Although there are still good resources and study spaces, overall the online aspect this year has not been value for money, as online seminars have not taught us the content as well, and there has been little individual support.
Despite Covid, my lecturers have tried their best. My house and I have managed to make the best of a bad situation, and have overall enjoyed our university experience so far.
I didn’t receive the health support I was expecting to have. The University did almost nothing to support international students during this period. I enjoyed my course and the modules I did, but at the same time, doing everything over zoom was quite demanding.
In the beginning of the year I had my seminars in person and the lectures online; however, with the escalation of the pandemic everything moved online. During the year I used to have 6/7 hours of lecture per week and 5 hours of seminars. In the last term (summer term) since I had only one module I had 1 hour of lecture per week and 1.5 hour seminar. All my exams were 24h open book exams, apart from those, I just had essays to write and submit. My tutors and my supervisor, however, were always available, through email and through zoom.
Because of the pandemic it’s not be even great but aside from just general difficulties with WiFi and things the content was still good. Some lecturers were obviously very lazy but it was all dealt with well
Lots of talks and opportunities and internships and all sorts
It’s good and really interesting and I do think I’ve learnt lots I just think there a variation in how much some lecturers link things back to edu action so more fixed approaches would be beneficial
Supervisors are great and really lovely but I have to say the mental health support is non existent
While overall I enjoyed York, this year has honestly been terrible. They're not at fault for the pandemic and lockdown rules, but I'm not happy with the refusal of a safety to students in their fourth year, or with the fact that graduation has been cancelled despite all restrictions being due to end in June; it makes absolutely no sense. Not being able to go to lectures in person or use university buildings, as well as the opportunities to make new friends being severely restricted, mean that this year has not been the same at all and was absolutely not worth the money. We shouldn't have been told to go back to university and have been misled by the government all year.
So many opportunities and they encourage you to start planning early.
We only get four modules a year and low contact hours so I don't feel that you learn as much as you could - I learned way more when on my year aborad in Canada
Overall pretty good but West Campus has a lot of older, ugly buildings that diminish the feeling of being at a top university.
I have enjoyed that online learning has allowed me to do university work in my own time but it is sometimes hard to remember what is due when as I cannot communicate with other students on my course in lectures/seminars
Provide many sessions and modules relevant to the career path I am interested in
Have transitioned well to online university, regularly keep in contact to keep us up to date and provide support
Library can sometimes get full during exam season but there are other computer rooms on campus that can be used 24/7
Never required personal support but I feel well supported if I needed it bad know where to go
Everyone at York is so supportive and friendly. There are so many different ways to get involved and loads of information provided on career opportunities. I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.
Overall, my experience at university so far has not been ideal largely due to Covid forcing certain changes, like the move to online learning. However, I do not hold this against my institution and I think they have adapted very well to circumstances bar a few bits and bobs. I feel comfortable and supported where I am and still excited for the ‘real experience’ when more services can open up.
The university engages with an excellent job system called handshake targeted at both graduates and undergraduates. It helps find excellent job opportunities suited to the calibre of student both full time and part time. This also covers part time internships and work experience across a number of fields to start gaining real world life experience from the first year. The university also has some grants available to students to make a proposal on a study they might want to do and, if approved, they can then spend a summer completing this study with full funding to support it which really bolsters a cv. On top of all this, their is an email contact in each department to discuss career opportunities with and they will aid in improving a students cv.
It’s been alright thus far but everything has been online all year so I haven’t been able to do any of the practical work this course promised. As a result, it has also been very difficult to meet new people so when we had to partake in group work it was very awkward. This was only worsened when we were all going to get the same mark on the group project irregardless of individual efforts, this led some group members to just not try. Despite this, the teaching hours are mostly good, with online stuff it’s usually released a good few days before the live lecture with the lecturers them self which gives a good amount of time to watch and absorb the information in your own time. The live lectures usually follow very sociable hours and our spread out quite evenly during a week anyways. The tutors make themselves available to contact via their email at all times (apart from holidays) and have quick response times and can often be available for one on one zoom calls where necessary.
The university pages are really clear about where to access which necessary supports. Each department provides their own small subset of services but will then also refer you to all the correct places of you are unsure. These services include both mental health but also places to help solve any household disputes when you may be struggling there. The university has also made it very easy to report any problems which often get solved within a week. There is a lot of access to shared spaces across campus which is kept relatively clean, this includes two large sports facilities appealing to every kind of athlete. In addition, for emergency situations each college has its own reception and receptionist which is open 24/7 for a student to seek immediate help at any point whether to help report something to the police or because they simply got locked out of their room. This is an issue as of late though, the colleges being added to the university means a reshuffling of staff, so the reception now operates on a fixed schedule.
The university itself offers a voluntary service called night line which students can call at any point to talk for mental health reasons. This service can also refer students to places that may be of more help to them. However, the university mostly ‘outsources’ this kind of thing to council led services, which is just as supportive and led by more qualified individuals, but it sometimes feels hard to get mental health recognised. The university has a number of societies many of which cover personal services such as well-being groups and they all contribute to a very supportive network. Additionally, lecturers are very understanding surrounding issues and mental health and well being and genuinely act to help the individual.