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Writtle University College

184 Writtle University College reviews

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2021 WUSCA winners

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(3.8)
  • Writtle University College
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Student Reviewer
14 Dec 17

Writtle University College

Equine Behavioural Science BSc (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

It has been really amazing. I have learned so much about handling horses, riding, how to become a self employed individual and gaining endless skills and knowledge about my field. As the years go on within the course, it all comes together by the third year and looking back at modules with the wide range of lecturers means that you learn about not only horses but farm animals as well.

Job Prospects
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

It is excellent. The facilities and range of horses are great for any research you are interested in. From first year Writtle lecturers build you up with your practical skills. Later on you can tailor your own course through assignments; they are extremely creative and whether it be working with young horses, retraining behaviors, you can decide!

Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?

The teaching on this course is from such a wide scale of lecturers you really cover every aspect of the industry, even though your course is so specialized. By receiving lectures from vets, sports therapists, coaches and physios it gives you an overall view of the industry and where you fit in. It makes you so versatile by being able to adapt yourself from fitting saddles to learning about the genetics of the horse.

How many contact hours per week do you have?

13

Students' Union
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?

The student union is great. You can walk in and ask any question and you are guaranteed that the student union and the staff will do their best to organised anything for you. From funding your own event to wanting to start up a new club they will do their best to make it possible. They’re extremely welcoming and want to make sure that you can get a problem fixed from having a welfare officer to a social officer every aspect you need is covered.

Accommodation
What do you think about the safety, condition, location and cost of your accommodation?

The university halls are great. You have your own room with a sink basin, with a nice quiet and most of all private area! Sharing kitchens and bathrooms with others is great as the facilities are there for multiple people to use them at the same time. Food is included at two different catering sites and the areas are cleaned as well which is fantastic! It is easy living on site, 3 set payments make everything easy to cover and it means you never miss out from anything happening on site!

Uni Facilities
How good are your university's facilities?

They’re amazing! The water treadmill, range of horses, breeding areas and indoor schools make anything possible. The staff at both yards are extremely accommodating and you learn so much, you only have to ask and something can be arranged. Working with young horses, stallions, therapy horses and riding school horses make sure that you have not only the theory knowledge but the practical ability to handle and ride a lot of horses. The computer rooms, lecture rooms and class rooms are all well designed for both small and large lectures so there is never a worry of space.

Local life
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?

It’s very good. With Chelmsford town only being a 10 minute bus journey it is easily accessible to the uni. It has a wide range of shops and it has a very busy social life in the evening. The social officer in the student union organised a lot of events at some bars and clubs in Chelmsford with buses running which makes it very easy to get to!

Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?

They have such a wide range of clubs and societies that anything is possible! Recently a student asked for an archery club which had 50+ people interested, and the student union is kindly making that happen for them! There are a range of sports and gender is not a limit as there is women’s rugby! Sports are always on the same afternoon which means there is no squeezing clubs around lectures.

Student Support
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

Absolutely great. Due to the small size of the university, the lecturers are so easily accessible and so accommodating. They will always make time for you and all lecturers and student union staff are aware of what staff member can help with what. Regular tutorials with lecturers in every year group are organised so there is a chance that you can air any issues to the relevant lecturer. They really care about how well you are doing and want to make sure that your experience here is the best it can be. Academic feedback is always extremely detailed. Regular assignment workshops in modules mean that your assignments are getting regular feedback which has a big impact on improving work. Feedback after the deadline is always on time and it is easy to take that feedback and work upon it.

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Beth
08 May 21

Writtle University College

MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy

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This past year has been difficult and I'm not entirely sure that we should be paying our full fees for barely being able to attend uc, I feel like I've not taken in as much this past year and have really struggled with this form of "long distance" learning.

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Megan
27 Feb 20

Writtle University College

Horticulture BSc (Hons)

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Emily
27 Feb 20

Writtle University College

Horticulture BSc (Hons)

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Maddy
27 Feb 20

Writtle University College

Horticulture BSc (Hons)

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Teaching + course is great still top experience for what you get

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Gabrielle
27 Feb 20

Writtle University College

Veterinary Physiotherapy MVetPhys

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
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Social aspect at Writtle is depressing, lucky I am enjoying the course otherwise I would of left already

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Sian
27 Feb 20

Writtle University College

MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy

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not much to do to have fun. Other students aren't very social (expect a very small friend group). Fine if you like to sit in your room alone all the time.

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Lene
27 Feb 20

Writtle University College

Equine Performance and Business Management BSc (Hons)

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Malin
27 Feb 20

Writtle University College

Animal Science BSc (Hons)

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Nicholas
27 Feb 20

Writtle University College

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A few ups and downs but always help on hand if needed. Plenty of social events, overall great

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