University of Bath
Bath | South West England
Ucas code: B16
What students say about this university928 comments (250 students)
Support in terms of academicsReport
I studied Psychology. I loved it, but yes, it was challenging at times. First year is a joke if you know anything about...
I studied Psychology. I loved it, but yes, it was challenging at times. First year is a joke if you know anything about psychology, and second year hits you hard. After that you are basically always in the same class whatever you do - you barely make a jump to a better class. The content is interesting, but choose your extra modules wisely (I was somehow always better in sociology modules than in the actually psychological ones). You write essays - a lot of essays. However, that means you don't get overwhelmed by exams - other courses have many more than you will, which gives you time to properly prepare for them. The feedback is decent, sometimes better, sometimes worse. My dissertation feedback was horrendous - he criticised things missing that were in fact clearly there. That annoyed me. However, some lecturers really put a lot of effort in giving you constructive feedback you can use to get better. Psychology is a young part of the uni so be prepared to be outshined by the facilities of other departments.×
Lecturing and teaching. Having previously studied at another Uni and left because of poor lecturing the teaching at Bath was...
Lecturing and teaching. Having previously studied at another Uni and left because of poor lecturing the teaching at Bath was brilliant. You get a decent amount of contact and the lecturers are all approachable and helpful. Lots of interesting modules to take too.×
Personal tutor system and mentoring schemeReport
The amount of teaching each week can be between 17-20 hours and this is made up of mainly lectures, labs and then a few...
The amount of teaching each week can be between 17-20 hours and this is made up of mainly lectures, labs and then a few tutorials. Some of the inorganic chemistry was a little tedious at times but this was necessary foundation content that is just knowledge to be built on later. The content is quite challenging but the breadth is the more difficult thing, there can at times seem a daunting amount to know. The type of work required is mainly lab reports, essay and long answer exams. The feedback from tutors is quick and subject tutors are always available to contact by email and will readily meet up to provide support - this is extremely helpful.×
There are never any computers available. It is next to impossible to find one in the library after 11am. There just aren't...
There are never any computers available. It is next to impossible to find one in the library after 11am. There just aren't enough for the size of the campus and, partly because of that, people always get a computer in the morning and just leave their stuff by it all day so they can come back to it when they want it. The sports facilities are good but very expensive compared to other universities. It doesn't seem as though they're subsidised at all. The careers centre is very good with loads of resources and there are loads of employer events and presentations with an online sign-up service that makes it easy to book a place. The buildings are quite nice. There are old bits but they're fine and a lot of buildings have been redone and are very modern and spacious.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction93%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students15,060
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate70%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time18%
of students are part-time
Male / Female46%
of students are female
Young / Mature10%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK30%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction84%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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