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Postgraduate Reviews of Courses at Northumbria University, Newcastle

Very poor experience for distance learning. I would not recommend for mature students who need support to get back into learning.

Very superficial support and patronising tutors who are too busy to help. Interactive presentations are no better than poorly presented powerpoints with plenty of errors being pointed out weekly.

The course is not worth the money. I came from the open university to Northumbria because I was promised weekly tutorials which in the beginning gave me the motivation and also helped me with concepts etc.

The tutorials were stopped with no discussion or notification after the enrollment had passed.

My grades were in the distinction range when the tutorials were on and have dropped drastically to a pass over the last unsupported modules. A big disappointment for me. A lot of money spent for very little in return. read full review
I'm dreadfully disappointed in Northumbria. I feel as though I've been subjected to a 'bait and switch', with promised online webinars being discontinued and lecturers who seem to not want to have to deal with distance learners. Students are patronised at best and our complaints and suggestions are ignored. My mental health has definitely been affected as I feel I've been totally left to my own devices and am getting no value whatsoever for the amount of money I am paying per module. read full review
I have enjoyed the way the course is structured and how easy content is to access online. As a distance learning student I understand what’s expected of me and I know I can contact module tutors and my student support advisor if I need extra guidance read full review
Nothing to do with the uni really but missing the social aspects that covid has prevented like 5 a side football, going to the SU for a pint etc is why one star is dropped. The quality of the teaching, facilities and support received at Northumbria University has been 2nd to none. I understand the healthcare courses are a bit of an outlier in representing how the lockdowns has affected higher education however it does need highlighting that the uni has always offered as much as possible to everyone withig their power and the governments restrictions. Really excited to see what's to come! read full review
Okay. Not made many friends unfortunately and very expensive for what we get. Very worried about what is to come after uni as I don’t know if it will be worth it all and be in so much debt read full review
Overall i have had a good and postive university experience so far at northumbria university at newcastle. My Course of Psychology is very varied and interesting with many option modules made available to choose from to allow student to diversify their degree. read full review


Louie - November 2019

Foundation year was a waste but first year has been good read full review