Coleraine | Ulster
Ucas code: U20
What students say about this university476 comments (135 students)
There is a wide variety of sports ranging from Archery to Volleyball. There is a Mountaineering club which is good for those...
There is a wide variety of sports ranging from Archery to Volleyball. There is a Mountaineering club which is good for those who like to get out and about.×
The university lecturers are brilliant. Leaving school I was warned that university life was different and that as a university...
The university lecturers are brilliant. Leaving school I was warned that university life was different and that as a university student I'd be left to my own device. This is the case to some extent however if I ever needed to ask a question or meet with a lecture to discuss something this was never a problem and all my lectures where more than willing to lend a hand. As long as you put in the work and stay motivated the lecturers will never see you stuck.×
Personally I felt that my lifestyle didn't suit halls at uni, I have been engaged since I was 17 and I felt there were too many...
Personally I felt that my lifestyle didn't suit halls at uni, I have been engaged since I was 17 and I felt there were too many rules and restrictions in halls for my lifestyle, I did however feel like I needed the freedom of living alone, and renting out an apartment with two of my best friends in Belfast was perfect! You're in the middle of it all living in the student part of town, there's always something to do! Some UV party, or pub crawl, or gig, or poetry reading in Botanic Gardens! I think choosing who you're going to live with is super important! I lived with 6 fellas once (5 of which were strangers before we moved in) and being the only girl in the house drove me a little mad! It would have helped if they had of been fairly tidy...that's another point, living with people who have never been away from home, some people just can't cope without their Mum! Sharing rent with more people may be cheaper, but more people = more mess! One thing I do recommend for finding student accommodation outside of halls, is to start early! Don't leave it until August/September to start looking for a place, by that time all the good places are gone, and you'll end up living in some tiny moldy, damp ridden flat! (Former house mates previous experience) start looking as soon as you know what Uni you're going too! And in second year onwards, don't leave it until you're moving out to start looking, start as early as say April, so there's no last minute mad rush! Remember where ever you find you'll have to live there for at least the next year, so find somewhere you like :) Also some helpful hints, places near amenities go quickly (ie beside the pub, library, train/bus station). Because you're a student, landlords and estate agents will look at you as a 'student', don't let them walk all over you! Take photos of everything before you move into a new place, any cracks/damage/mold/etc that's the sort of stuff you'll lose your deposit over! And of course have fun! You'll only do all this stuff for the next 3-4 years, after that it's into the 'real world'! ;)×
Found the seminar classes useful in looking at what we had learnt in the lectures and allowed for some interaction between...
Found the seminar classes useful in looking at what we had learnt in the lectures and allowed for some interaction between lecturers and students. Found some of the lecturers were good in the fact that they were quite good at finding ways at helping you to stay focused×
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Cranagh Village is very basic, but I expected that from the halls of residence. However it is the only halls of residence that...
Cranagh Village is very basic, but I expected that from the halls of residence. However it is the only halls of residence that has en-suite rooms which is one of the main reasons I chose it. It's a good centre location as its a 2 minute walk to all the buildings of the university. Parking is a bit diabolical. You pay for a parking pass but are not guaranteed a space outside your flat.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction88%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students26,200
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate78%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time29%
of students are part-time
Male / Female56%
of students are female
Young / Mature23%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK14%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction52%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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