Kingston upon Thames | South East England
Ucas code: K84
What students say about this university652 comments (186 students)
Found them very unhelpful with advice for assignments and essays and exams for older students.Report
The student union bars are simple and small but pleasant especially through the day to kill time between classes. They offer...
The student union bars are simple and small but pleasant especially through the day to kill time between classes. They offer good nights and events but for some reason are still not too popular, only with the sport events. Perhaps they should team up more with local clubs and student nights to provide a better evening atmosphere?×
The type of teaching is varied, on my course we have a mixture of lecture, screenings, seminars, workshops, small group...
The type of teaching is varied, on my course we have a mixture of lecture, screenings, seminars, workshops, small group meetings and of course personal study time. I do think i don't get a lot of teaching each week and it gets less each year but this prepares you for working on your own research and independent study which you gradually have to do more of as the years go on and you progress on your course. My course is challenging and it makes me think about things i hadn't considerd before and gives me new and fresh ways and perspectives of looking at things. My course is mainly essay based with a few practical modules and assessments thrown in but i like the difference, it gives me good experience and broader knowledge. I also had to complete an exam this year which i found a little challenging as personally i think i perform better when i am assessed through essays. We receive good feedback from lecturers, during class and at different stages throughout the year, and at any time throughout the year or course we can get in touch with them to clarify what we have been studying in class if i am struggling with anything at all. the facilities we have at kingston are good, with various mac labs to edit on and use in general for essay writing, group meetings and general revision. We also have a studio with green screen in it. There's a loans room with a broad range of different cameras, mics, tripods, lights, hard drives etc all different types of equipment which is specific to our course. The library is very well stocked with books relating to my course, they have a huge cinema dvd collection of films from around the world and from a broad range of years including many different tv series'×
the library has everything, and is always open, so you can use it when it suits you. The staff are very friendly and very...
the library has everything, and is always open, so you can use it when it suits you. The staff are very friendly and very helpful if you need advice.×
Space available for study on campus can get limitedReport
The university does foster a good sense of belonging within the chosen faculty, the initial apprehension was soon dispelled...
The university does foster a good sense of belonging within the chosen faculty, the initial apprehension was soon dispelled once you realise that you are going to spend time with a group of people with the same main interest. Make sure you keep an eye on current events that are advertised on the uni website.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction78%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students24,095
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate80%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time19%
of students are part-time
Male / Female54%
of students are female
Young / Mature18%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK17%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction62%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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