Bristol, University of the West of England
Bristol | South West England
Ucas code: B80
What students say about this university844 comments (235 students)
They are EXTREMELY unorganised. They don't let you know if workshops are changed or cancelled. The timetable changes all the...
They are EXTREMELY unorganised. They don't let you know if workshops are changed or cancelled. The timetable changes all the time and they never actually let you know.. very frustrating! Another main issue is the fact you have to pay for EVERYTHING. I was never told before hand but you have tp pay for all your taught sessions. They put on compulsory workshops which can cost anything from 2 to 25 which when your paying 4000 a year is really unfair! I would be gutted if I had paid 10,000 and then had to pay for all the workshops... I would have dropped out! They also put on a lot of compulsory trips to london yet nothing is organised for when you get there. They just let you look around the shops or museums. Not everyone can afford to just aimlessly go there when nothings planned! Complete waste of money!×
For heavier music nights bierkeller is a great night out, and they also do theatre productions and music throughout the year....
For heavier music nights bierkeller is a great night out, and they also do theatre productions and music throughout the year. Most clubs put on themed nights during the year tailored to a particular music taste - the lanes (bowling club) have an event each month called fat lips. Whetherspoons is always a cheap option for a couple of drinks, and is handy to walk to the clubs from there. There are numerous gay bars/clubs around bristol. Popular student nights include trips to thekla (boat party) and prysm which has a deal with the sports societies meaning cheaper enteries.×
My course is quite an intense one, so my timetable and workload is heavier than that of the majority of my friends on other...
My course is quite an intense one, so my timetable and workload is heavier than that of the majority of my friends on other courses. The teaching is mainly through smaller seminars, of about 20 students each, with some whole-cohort lectures, but this means that we are always with the same group of people, and we have more opportunity for discussion and practical tasks. My course also involves professional placements throughout the year, growing in duration throughout the course. These are incredibly valuable and where my skills and learning develop most, and the on-campus learning feeds quite well into this. The university have good connections with the settings that we do our professional practice at. I have no exams, but am assessed through written assignments/projects, presentations and placements. We are given written feedback for each of these assessments to use to inform subsequent assessments.×
There are good transport links from the campus to the city centre and other places of employment, although it's quite tough to...
There are good transport links from the campus to the city centre and other places of employment, although it's quite tough to find jobs right now. The careers centre does help massively but most jobs advertised do tend to be unsuitable. There is a large supermarket in walking distance, so the price of food isn't an issue. The cost of rent on campus is high though - way more than average and probably more than the student loan will cover. Travelling in to the city centre and back for a night out is quite expensive as well because of the distance. The student union is relatively cheap but isn't a great night out.×
The city is lovely and the uni has a lot to offerReport
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction85%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students27,050
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate79%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time23%
of students are part-time
Male / Female55%
of students are female
Young / Mature19%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK11%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction69%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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