Lecturers seem to care but cant really do anything to help as they dont really have any power. not much support, you have to do everything yourself and the well being team are good but hard to get through to. You're just a number in this uni. Everything is good until you slip up and nobody can help you and you have no clue on where to start.
I thought the students union was just a bar until i moved university. Didn't realised they help you uni stuff. The bar is good though. £1 pints on some days and the bouncers are pretty sound.
The Grange wasn't too bad. They told everyone to ID people before you let them into the building but nobody did. Drunk people making noise, banging walls and setting up fire alarms most nights kept me up. the rooms were standard long box rooms that were bland even when decorated. the locale wasn't to far from uni and the city centre, and the cost wasn't too bad. Cleaners threaten to fine you if you dont clean the kitchen properly but never did. Security were alright to be fair. did their job and weren't as bad as you expect them to be. Constant ringing of the hallway lights made you insane.
The university is only a 5 minute walk from the grange and still pretty close from all the other halls. Its ok if you're walking before 6pm because after you're either being stopped by police because you match the description of a burglary that took place down the street or you're being interviewed after being mugged. There is only a few shops you can go to in the location which is good if you like to get finessed by bossman when you have to pay £5.61 for 4 pints of milk and a pack of ramen noodles. the take outs in the area are ok when you first try them but all taste the same all around york.
Didn't really look at societys but you get free pizza if you go to the fair and get asked if you want to dress up as history people and swing swords at eachother.
I did my first year at another uni, Solihull College & University Centre, in Birmingham. I couldn't rate that place highly enough. I'm in the last semester of my second year at York St John currently, and honestly I'm finding it really hard to continue coming here right now. I'm finishing my degree no matter what happens, but I just really feel like this university, like so many other big universities these days, is a business. I pay them and they don't care what happens to me as long as the fees and loans are paid to them. I'm just another number. I wish that was different. One thing I will say is that they do offer good trips and stuff.
Not at all whatsoever. This is probably their biggest problem; because they are a big university I am just a number to them and they couldn't care about what happens to me when I graduate. For example, I asked to use some pretty standard and basic kit that they normally only let third year students use (which is another stupid part of the course, their kit loan system) so I can make something I am genuinely passionate about that would 100% help further my career and they basically told me that if it doesn't contribute to the course itself then no, I have to go pay to rent kit from elsewhere, or buy my own. Using the kit I am paying my tuition fees to get access to should be a given- it doesn't matter what project it's for- if I'm making something the university should be supportive of me.
There's not enough realistic, practical film making. Also EVERYTHING is group work unless it's an essay, which is frustrating. It's not even like it's optional and you can 'crew up' based on the abilities and specialisms of other students- you just need to work in groups. Also it can sometimes feel pointless being there in general as one day nothing could get done. There are also seminars that have been repeated word for word, making me even question if I was in the wrong classroom (which I wasn't), why did I commute three hours for that? It's hard to list things I really like about how things are taught, honestly. Theory stuff is fine.
I don't have any interaction with the Student Union whatsoever. So not very engaging..?
As mentioned, their equipment loaning system for camera/ etc. is awful. The amount of paperwork you need to do it insane and more than at other universities and it seems purposefully awkward. For some reason, also, instead of just letting all film students use the kit the university has to offer, first year students get DSLR cameras, second years actually get tripods and other cameras (i.e. Canon C100), sliders, small lights and mics, then third years get stabilizers, other cameras and who knows what else.. I have seen some brilliant cameras floating around that I have been told to pretend I didn't see as they're 'not for us'. Then what the hell am I paying for? The library is pretty good, no complaints about that.
I don't live in York but the university is pretty central.
I don't take part in any.
I have seen posters for mental wellness activities but support from tutors in lesson time is non existent. I feel like just a number and it's hard to stay motivated when I feel like none of the faculty cares about my progression, career path, etc.
A lot of events, but you have to be the one to actively search for them
Comfortable and pleasant. The lecturers make the topic interesting
comfortable and inviting. Wished was more obvious about student representation
extremely nice facilities, especially the library I use it daily
N/A. However, as a commuting student there is a variety of different and interesting shops to visit
A variety of societies/sports even if I am not a part of it
they run placement sessions, have an office where there is great support
the level of information can be very varied
Average all over
not bad, just need to check up more often
great variety, just not the best communication
fairly good so far
work placements, career development
no one really goes
Expensive, horrible conditions
some rooms aren't suitable for teaching
25 min walk so okay
not had any experience
I feel having lectures/seminars on the same day as opposed to a spread across the week would be more beneficial
they email us with recommendations
sometimes staff use unprofessional language
could be a little bigger
Good value, protective and too far from the uni, comfortable in the surrounding especially in poor weather
too far from the uni especially in poor weather
good, however the uni doesn't have a gymnastic club
placement throughout course
practice and theory interwoven Varies
lack of variety
canteen very good, could be more toilets
small campus uni
disappointing compared to friends at other unis
assignments aren't anonymous some lecturers aren''t helpful
events are boring and only cater for 1 type of person, no diversity in music or events
Good but too expensive
pubs and shops are good, nightlife is awful
don't do any
well being and doctors wait time are too long
useful careers advice
good contact hours, inconsistent teaching methods
Good value, well maintained
plentiful, library available 24/7
very central to city, easy to navigate
easy to approach staff
Close to university, not too expensive
good range available