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The University of Brighton 4.0 / 159 reviews
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I have really enjoyed the past few years studying civil engineering. It can be challenging at times but it is also very fullfilling. The course offered at my university offers a sandwich placement year which I did and really enjoyed. The course is assessed by examinations (60%) and coursework (40%) which is a good balance. The first 2 years of university are quite broad covering a wide range of civil engineering aspects, while the final year students can select more specialised modules from a range of optional modules.

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Its just not about the degree structure during the academic, learn more about yourself and improve everyday. The lectures even explain more when you approach then and the study resorces are very useful.

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My degree has really brought me up to speed with the subject matter. My first year was really basic to allow everyone to gain a basic understanding of the subject matter. This was good in some regards but some modules I already knew the content but I could understand the purpose of having to study them again. The second year however was much more difficult but rewarding with enough support to do well. During second year I managed to secure myself a placement at Sony through the knowledge I had obtained. My final year has been challenging but I have really enjoyed this course and would highly recommend it.

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The course is extremely poorly run. For example, this year one module is peer-marked solely because the previous years' work was marked extremely late and a large number of them complained. This is not an outlier - you will tend to receive your grades a lot longer than what the school rules dictate.

Half of your senior lecturers will not have English as their first language or be able to speak it well. It may seem small but it becomes extremely hard to follow what is being taught - evidenced by the low attendance in these subjects.

Another problem with this course is the assistant Head of School. If you have a problem concerning your results, prepared to be ignored. Myself and a number of people I know have found ourselves chasing our own tails to get the problem rectified - even when it has been clear we were unfairly penalised.

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The structure of the course is quite simple. In the first semester, I had 3 modules to do. I also had three different teachers for each of those modules and to be honest, I feel like one of the modules was not necessary. But overall those 3 teachers were every senstive to us knowing that we were all still adjusting to uni life. A couple weeks into the 1st semester, we had to hand in a essay. It was not being offically graded, but it was just there so that our teachers know our writing styles. By the end of the semester, we handed in 3 offical essay which we got graded on. During the time for had to write those essays, our teachers were every helpful. They allowed us to come see them and email them with any concerns we had. The 2nd semester was a bit better as we all understood all the modules and thought that they were all revelant to the course. This time we had 2 new teachers and 1 old teacher. Again, at the end of the 2nd semester, we handed in 3 different essays which we got graded on.Overall, the course is really fun. We had a day trip to a childrens day centre in the middle of the woods where they have cows, sheeps, rabbits and all different pets.

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The course is split into six 20-credit modules. For most modules you will have coursework to submit an several exams. For the coursework, you are generally given ample time to complete the work. One problem is getting a hold of the lecturers to help you with any aspect of the work - a few will help you out a lot but the majority either ignore your messages or direct you to the material on studentcentral. The exams are not too difficult and I actually enjoyed taking them as they were straight to the point rather than some of the long-winded questions they sometimes use.

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Accounting and Finance degree is a good course to choose if your planning on working in the business market. This course allows you to gain qualification towards becoming a chartered accountant. Of course there are easier ways to become an accountant. However, the degree course allows you to attain exemptions which mean you won't have to re do the exam if you've achieved the right grades to gain exemption. Furthermore, with this degree it gives you a chance to go on placement and get exposed to the current working life. In addition it allows you to network with other people and to build profile.If you are going to succeed, you need to make sure you find a balance between studying and having fun. Many people struggle to do well in their end of years exams as they have left their revision to last minute due to the imbalance of studying and having fun.

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The subject matter is really interesting as it mixes classic theories and helps to apply them to current affairs. Some modules however could do with more structure as sometimes it feels like we are having to teach ourselves. It allows you to think about your own problems and you discover more about the world then the usual university bubble.

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I was excited to be offered a place in Brighton University, specially to do a degree that would lead me into my dream job.However a few weeks into the degree it became apparent that the university completely lacked in communication skills. Rooms changes, classes cancelled, teacher sickness- extra classes that wasn't communicated on our timetable. For a first year this was over whelming.Assignments were tough- help towards writing and expectations was no where to be seen. I failed many during this year and was provided no help and desperately seeked help in what I could do to improve my performance however all fell on deaf ears. In addition to this i completed a dyslexia test which i was told "i had the worst working memory" he had seen in a while and would benefit from extra help. I was told he would write an email to someone in the uni to which I was copied into. I heard nothing again since. I tried to contact maggie stuart on many occasions to try and get extra help however to no avail. I then failed two assignments which forced the uni to hold me back a year. I was deviated, I called the main person who was in charge of the course who then proceeded to tell me there was nothing he could do, he then hung up on me during a heated conversation. I heard nothing from the university. I was gutted. it was down to me to find out why, when and how to enrol for my next year. I was given no support during the year i had out and left me in sever financial difficulty. Luckily I stuck at it, i found that the university only helped significantly during the final year. Communication is still a massive issue. I would not recommend this university to any of my fellow colleagues who wish to do a nursing degree.

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Having recently changed the course structure to be in line with other universities, there has been a bit of confusion and lack of communication. However Brighton is a reasonable place to study in a good location and with good facilities /support. It also offers 2 start dates for the nursing course which has been perfect as I was able to Starr in February

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