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Reviews of Postgraduate Courses

The reviews below were submitted by students currently studying postgraduate courses at UK universities. Reviews contribute towards the Whatuni Student Choice Awards, which celebrate student satisfaction in higher education and offer insight into postgrad life at university.

It is pretty good so far, I just wish there are more socializing events for international students though.
My experiences might not be very accurate since I have only been here for around 1 year. read full review
Brilliant experience with international environment, welcoming staffs and lecturers, practical modules, affordable costs, vibrant city. At Leed Beckett, you have opportunity to enhance your study while still keep work life balance and living cost here does not cost you a fortune read full review
Leeds Beckett University has given me an opportunity to meet wonderful people from different countries and walks of life. I have learned many things personally and professionally. It made me feel comfortable though i'm miles away from home. read full review

Biological Sciences PhD

BANGOR UNIVERSITY

Student Reviewer - March 2020

Bangor University is a small but friendly University and really cares about the success and well-being of the students. If you're not a city person and prefer a small-town vibe with lots of opportunities for outdoor activities, Bangor is a great place to live. read full review
The experience has been disappointing. I chose thia University because of the high reputation it has for it's education courses and unfortunately it has been a disappointment. I did not get a mainstream placement until after Christmas, so it is just as well i enjoyed my first one as that is now the area I would like to go an work in. Many people didn't even get a placement till mid December or even the start of January, so be prepared if you choose to apply. I feel like I should have learned ao much more than what I did during university lectures yet learned far more at placement. For example during my second placement i learned that PEE paragraphs aren't really the best for top set groups as they dont stretch them enough, yet PEE,PEAL,PEEE are all explored and seen as the main way to write in subject studies sessions.
The assignments haven't been particularly useful either. The first assignment was a 1000 word proposal and there was far more support on that than there was for the actual 4000 word case study that followed.
Overall my experience hasn't been as positive as I was hoping it would be. read full review
I wish i had gone to a proper art school. I feel like ive been ripped off. They took my money but didnt give anything in return. They dont really care about students only with policies and politics. read full review
Staff are not very nice. Can’t control students who are behaving like 5 year olds. Not professional at all. I got pushed aside because I was quiet compared to those individuals. I was treated wrongly. read full review
In a word, mediocre. It's not been worth the 7.5k I'm paying. The lecturers very often don't know how to answer straightforward questions regarding what the essay questions are asking for. Neither do they know how to make it explicit in their feedback what is wrong with your essay and how they mark it. What has been my saving grace, at the least, has been the societies and the wellbeing services regarding 1-to-1 essay help and counselling. I would have dropped out months ago had I not accessed these services. read full review
Please think twice before you enroll in BPP University. By far, it is the worst university I have ever seen in UK. They have the worst management team that do not handle student progression/ issues/ academic matters well. The staff are rude and irresponsible. They do not care about student social welfare and academic matter. You can tell the staff turnover rate is relatively high. Student are often mistreated by the management team.

The facility such as Computers, Book are not sufficient enough to provide for the student. They have only a few computer scatters across the campus in London. If you have studied in UK for long, you will know what i mean 'not only by numbers'.

They have only a limited or rather a few good ACCA accountancy tutor in the university. They claimed themself to be the Platinum Provider for ACCA course with high passing rate for these exam. In reality, only a few student pass with flying colours. The rest would be need to retake the whole module (reattending the classes ) , repay for school fees and resit the papers (at your own cost). Which i personally believe thats how they make money and keep student.

I would personally recommend for distance learning, there is no necessary to attend the university . The atmosphere in BPP University is nothing comparable to any other University that are listed in Guardian Ranking or The complete university ranking table. read full review
Don't enroll on this course. It may be cheaper than other equivalent RIBA Part 3 courses but you get what you pay for. It may also be close to your home, but I'd recommend the travel to the next closest institution.

I enrolled on this course in 2014 after completing my MArch at Lincoln. After 4 years of uninspiring lectures and supportive staff, I withdrew from the course and went to Southbank University in London. Here I was qualified within 9 months.

Southbank University's equivilent course was excellent. The lectures were high quality and the support for the modules such as the case study were also excellent. The same cannot be said for the University of Lincoln who offer very limited advice.

Earlier this year I submitted a formal complaint to the University of Lincoln and I have just been awarded the reimbursement of my tuition fees plus all my travel expenses to lectures. The lecturer I complained about has now stepped down as course leader but I still believe the course is fundamentally flawed and this is despite the RIBA visiting board report - this only provides a snapshot of the course at the time they visit.

Once again, I urge you not to consider this course. read full review