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Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 1st
Student Type Traditional
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Why did you choose to study in this college?

It offers excellent employment opportunities and a diverse range of modules.

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

On reflection, what made it the right or wrong choice for you?

It introduced me to engineering, which I believe I am well suited to, having an analytical mind, but I was not previously aware of this. I don't think I would have done as well in a different branch of science.

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week?

21-25hrs

Are your lectures/labs mainly based on or off the main campus?

On

Is your course weighted more on continuous assessment or end of year exams?

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

I don't know

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

Large amounts of problems and tutorials for the engineering components.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The theoretical biology modules cover a large and unfocused range of subjects, and there isn't as much guidance for them as other aspects of the course.

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

What do you wish you had known before choosing this course?

I wish I had been aware of the sort of content covered in the Mass Transfer module.

Why?

The library has a wide range of books available and is easy to use, but the computer facilities are terrible. Notes and problems stored on the library network are difficult to access near the end of a semester.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Less than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

No

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

How much do you spend on living every week (going out, food, transport etc.), excluding rent and bills?

80-100

Do you or have you lived away from home during college?

No

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

It's small and easy to get around, but it has all the facilities and academic assistance you'll need.

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