One fascinating website offers students an opportunity to post their views on the university they attend. Nottingham Trent University has a large number of comments, some positive, some not so good. Common complaints are that the courses are over subscribed, the poor standard of accomodation offered in halls, and the poor standard of entertainment and especially gigs offered at the Student Union.
Below are some extracts from students postings.
“My ‘friends’ in halls had horrific experiences like being the only English person in an entire block… so they clearly dont consider mixing up anyone so you can easily be completely isolated. At best you can expect to get a ‘pod’ bathroom and study room not fit for a sub-marine in a soul-less building with soul-less people who are either anti-social or school bullies. Hideous. ”
“At Nottingham Trent you are no more than a number, an insignificant unit to make profit from – whether its via the terrible rip-off halls (of which there aren’t even enough for %60 1st years), the uni shops, the courses (over subscribed).”
“The finance department need to keep a record of tuition fees paid and unpaid. Accomodation need to keep a record of students living in halls and the timetabling department clashes with lectures and labs! ”
“For someone who doesnt drink this city SUCKS. For those who do its GREAT. It pretty much only has pubs and clubs and a cinema and shopping. Its very limited for interesting things to do. I discovered the whole city centre in under a day. ”
“There are plenty of societies to join, but again I found them to be pretty dull. ”
“Well I chose this course as a last minute change of heart. I was intending to go with the sensible option of an academic degree of History of Art at the University of Leeds, but decided in the end that my heart supposedly lay with the choice of photography. What a bad decision!!! The past year has felt like a waste of my time and a waste of my money. Ive had very few lectures who actually make me feel like i’m gaining anything from being there. Its killed my passion for the subject completely..”
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