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Cardiff University 4.1 / 429 reviews
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CM1201
Anonymous

This was the most awful and useless module. A complete waste of time. What did we learn? We made CVs. CVs! In a Software Engineering course! My coursework was a video podcast. That alone should speak of how useless this module was. We had to make a video about how great our University is an think of it as if we're advertising the University to the freshmen-to-be who are still choosing universities. That was literally the description of the coursework. And this is what I waste my time with in a Software Engineering course. Not learning another language or a complex algorithm. Not learning things which I will actually need, such as Git.

There were many similar modules, but this one was by far the greatest waste of time in my life. I learning absolutely NOTHING new or useful. I'm not exaggerating here, I literally cannot remember a single new thing I learned or a single useful thing being said.

I would strongly recommend any new students to very carefully look at what modules they are going to be studying at the universities they are considering and avoid universities who don't focus on what really matters and what you really want to learn.

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CP0146
Anonymous

The module is spread over both lectures and seminars although the seminars are more like mini lectures than discussion based. The lectures provide an overall view of the module and he seminars are specifically aimed at course work and exam prep detailing what to include in each. There is one written essay and one exam both worth 50% of he module mark. Overall pass rate is 40%.

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I am pleased to say the degree exceeded my expectations. I love the freedom of expression posed by the weekly brief, together with the effective approach of the tutors.

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Overall my degree so far has been great, however I am one of the lucky few who enjoy it. The course is structured so that you get a wide knowledge of lots of fields within the subject, as I found when I completed my year in industry. The year in industry is also an invaluable experience that is offered at Cardiff and I would recommend doing it. I learnt more in my year there than at 2 years in uni, or at least more useful knowledge if I wan't to work on a site. That is one downside of the course from my point of view, it is 90% theoretical so when I went to work on site for a year I had to start from basics again! However, what I had learnt stood me in good stead and gave me a background into the works being performed on site.

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Human geography is a very interesting degree as when you begin to study it as a degree you begin to realise how broad the discipline is in terms of subjects and topics. The lecturers are also very helpful as if you go to them for help they will try their hardest to provide what you need.

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Studying for a law degree at Cardiff University has been a challenging but enjoyable process. Not only is the teaching and research excellent, but the emphasis on careers advice and opportunities is outstanding and easily accessible.The only criticism I would give is that there needs to be more of a focus on organisation, particularly with the student intranet, as learning materials are often uploaded late which means a lot of students become stressed when they feel they are missing out on crucial work.Other than that I love it!

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I've only been at uni a few months and I already feel such a love for my department. The year numbers and module groups are small enough that you can really engage with your lecturer and feel like more than just a number. They are all passionate about their subjects and really put an effort into their teaching. The work load is fair and just the right amount of challenging that doesn't demotivate, but still keeps things interesting. The possibility to do freestanding modules in other schools keeps things fresh and allows me to study other subjects that interest me and develop even more skills. Overall, its been great so far and I'm so glad I made the choice I did...

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BSc Zoology at Cardiff University is a thoroughly enjoyable course with a range of modules including genetics, diverity and evolution. It is assessed through laboratory sessions and formal exams as well as presentations. The course's laboratory sessions provide a good basis for skills required in any career in science as well as research.

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The content and structure of the course is insightful and informative, it is difficult at times but professors are very good at getting students back on their feet.The assignments which are given out are great for revising prior to exams, notably the multiple choice exams, which have students more than prepared for exams, they keep us on the ball and ready to take the exam any day.I love the course, its very enjoyable, not too demanding but it still feels like I'm learning

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As a first years student, the degree starts off slowly, and picks up pack towards the end of the first semester, which gives new students the time to settle in.

The first year course is the same across Architectural, Civil and Civil and Environmental courses, with 6 different modules: Engineering Analysis (Maths), Structures and Design (Most heavily weighted across the year), Materials (Rooted in chemistry), Environmental Fluids and Geo mechanics, Professional studies (Report writing, presentations etc), and IT.

The teachers are all coherent, and cater to all ranges of abilities, with some using recording software to access the lectures online.

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