This university provides unlimited learning resources to its students, eg. a 24/7 library, online access to resources for alumni, entrepreneurial support to its students, recent graduates and staff, and career opportunities after graduation.
The learning was an engaging experience between the students and the professors. This encouraged self-initiative in learning. the modules are practical in the real world, with field trips and on site learning.View more
I loved the fact that we had a good bond with my classmates, we knew each other quite well as we did a lot of group work.
The library, the forum and restaurants were such a great place to hang out with friends and work. The brookes bus service was free after paying the year fees. The lecturers were very supportive and flexible. We had great placement opportunities. Our holiday periods were well organised, no exams in January and a long holiday in December rather than reading weeks and long easter break.
I would recommend the health faculty to move to the main building so we would feel more part of the uni and would have better facilities etc… I would also suggest to develop the sports facilities, such as tennis courts, the gym itself could be bigger and ‘up to date’. Finally i feel that the bar of the campus could be more lively and a night club would be beneficial as the university is not within the center of oxford city.View more
Being a relatively new college it would be expected that there would be less preparation for the students by the lecturers but at the contrary, the lecturers have prepared the seminars and lectures for the entire year.View more
I was at this university for three years and there are very good things and not so good things.
At least half of the lecturers i had were lovely people and very good at teaching classes about difficult topics. The other half you could tell were only giving lectures because it was required, research is where they belonged.
Nevertheless, we learnt the material we needed. Which was good, although some modules were still working out the kinks the assessments, they were definetly getting there by the time I left.
With the university having put billions into fixing up and upgrading the place, it is doing well for the amount of facilities we have available, although i think there will always be a need for more space, but what they have is good for what you need, even having traffic light systems for sound throughout the university to help students find the ideal environment for them.
Some of the downsides of the university is that the city and university itself is expensive for things like food. The catering team are lovely people and the food is good quality, but it is slightly pricey.
the union is probably the biggest downfall to this university, while a lot of the part time officers tend to be really good, the full time ones have a tendency to try and get paid to do nothing. Granted, some will do what needs ot be done, but it does make it difficult to communicate with the union and get certain areas of support when the people you are contacting are not getting back to you.
The university has a pretty good disability service – I have used the team for learning difficulties and they helped me with everything i needed to do in a timely fashion and were amazing at helping me with what I needed. However, the counselling team could do with some work. While they are lovely people and do help a lot of the students, i feel as though there are some things that are too intense for the counsellors to deal with effectively. When i visited them in first year, they dismissed my issues completely. Granted, it could have just been that one counsellor.
The social side of things are pretty great, with a wide range of societies and clubs throughout oxford, as well as the ability to interact with the oxford university societies means that if you have a particular interest you will be able to find like-minded people fairly easily.
Overall this university is good, it gets the job done, though there stands room for improvement to ensure the students are assisted and guided in the best way possible.View more