Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge | East Anglia
Ucas code: A60
What students say about this university831 comments (223 students)
I study Biomedical Science, my timetable consisted of two days of classes; one whole day (times vary but can go from 9am-7pm)...
I study Biomedical Science, my timetable consisted of two days of classes; one whole day (times vary but can go from 9am-7pm) and one day for a few hours (the longest being from 9-12/10-1). The length of day varies because of practical sessions, because of the number of students practical sessions took place in groups, group 1 will do the practical one week and group 2 the other. You were asked to write a lab report about certain practicals for assignments that you were graded on and made up part of your grade for that module. Assignments were due in after 2 weeks of the practical. Some lecturers made it so that group 2 will hand their assignment in a week after group 1 because they did their practical a week later, some didn't. Most modules had at least one hour of lectures a week, practicals were given a 2 hours time slot on timetables but if you finish early you were allowed to go. If there was no practical, lectures are usually 3 hours long. Only in the Statistics module were you allocated in a small group for classroom-style teaching for an hour every week for one semester. Core Biology module gave the most varied lectures (from genetics to zoology to biological ethics to geological topics) as it caters for a number of different life science course to ensure everyone has the general knowledge needed. I found it the most tedious at points because it covered topic I didn't necessarily found interesting or related much to my course. For the first year, there is only one proper exam and that is for the Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The other modules are graded through assignments; mainly lab reports, essays; and computer-based assessments. General class feedback is given for assignments usually in briefly at the start of lectures when the assignments are given back to students as well as notes on the VLE. Individual feedbacks are given on the assignment sheets. If there are any other questions, the lecturers are normally happy to reply to e-mails or arrange a time for them to discuss it. Personally, I have not had a reason to meet with tutors about assignment as of yet but my friend has and from her experience I've gathered that most tutors are speedy with their replies and are very helpful. Like previously mentioned, practicals have to be done in groups as a some facilities are limited. Having said that, I believe we have a fair amount present at the moment. We have standard laboratories and we also have a microbiology lab (I believe it is level 2). They are also in the process of building a new super-lab.×
unfortunately there is no SU bar and the cafes are overly busy. There is a university gym that is useful for students that live...
unfortunately there is no SU bar and the cafes are overly busy. There is a university gym that is useful for students that live near the Cambridge campus. There are few social areas in the university however there are greens near by which are a great place to socialize.×
Wide range of clubs that offer student offers and dealsReport
Nice big library with helpful staff and lots of computers and good books. Modern, working, nice buildings and labs. Several...
Nice big library with helpful staff and lots of computers and good books. Modern, working, nice buildings and labs. Several different sports teams, and enough room for all of them.×
Great location in Cambridge with lots of accommodation on campus so you quickly get to know lots of people.Report
the amount of teaching given to students each week is actually more than enough. the tutor groups and tutor sessions are also...
the amount of teaching given to students each week is actually more than enough. the tutor groups and tutor sessions are also enough. They do expect you to do your reading and make sure you are ready to contribute to the class each week. Just to ensure you understand what they are teaching. Lecturers do care about your welfare so don't be afraid to tell them if you are finding something really hard. Most projects are coursework and exams based. But as for me I prefer the exams as it carries more marks. You get real critical feedbacks from lecturers but don't despair! it's all to improve you as a student.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction86%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students19,830
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate83%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time26%
of students are part-time
Male / Female62%
of students are female
Young / Mature27%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK14%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction63%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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