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The University of Bristol 4.1 / 432 reviews
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ITAL10029
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I've really enjoyed studying about works of literature in Modern Italy - We've been studying some really interesting texts - the two which stood out for me were the play 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' and the film 'Roma Citta' Aperta'. I feel like both my linguistic and analytical skills have improved during this unit and it's really captured my interest. The lessons have been really varied, and the teachers informed and enthusiastic.

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The second year of Biochemistry at Bristol is challenging yet enjoyable. What is unique about Bristol is the amount of lab time you get (5 hours a week minimum). This lab work complements the lectures perfectly and you can tell the course is well structured.

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I am extremely happy with my degree choice, as the combination of Politics and Russian opens up a number of great career opportunities, for example in NGOs, the government, international organisations, such as the UN or the EU. The degree equips you with amazing analytical skills that will be very attractive to employers in the UK and across the world. There is plenty of choice of modules you can take, meaning this joint honours degree is very flexible and can be tailored to your interests.

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My degree gives me the independence to engage critically with unlimited literature, whilst the seminar structure offers a platform upon which to discuss ideas and analyse language. I would benefit from more lectures that analyse language in combination with my more discursive lectures which explore the context of a genre or period.

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The course has some great bits which include the cellular composition and cellular processes module, but the mandatory biological chemistry modules are really lacking in interesting content (and interesting lecturers for that matter) . It's good that you have an optional module in first year, however the way we have to choose before even getting here with minimal information on what the modules entail needs improving. Overall, enjoying about 70% of it so far!

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It is quite an intense course, if I'm going to be honest. There are many units and they are split into sections which are taught all at once by different lecturers. You need to be on top of the lecture material. So don't let it slip from day 1. Repeat every lecture the same day once it's over. Also try and solve example questions otherwise you wouldn't know how to apply the knowledge you gained, which can lead to easily forgetting. If you especially don't have a background in programming. You need to get extra help from the web.

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Political concepts has been the most interesting module thus far, with the lecturer being really engaging and interesting and making the subject easy to understand. This has probably been the highlight of my course. Intro A has been confusing due to the lecturer, although the seminar tutors have been really helpful in clearing up any problems. The Wednesday lectures are altogether more confusing than the Monday ones, and so this can lead to a lot of broken knowledge. Lastly, introduction to formal logic has been really interesting and the lecturer has broken it down into manageable segments, making it easy to digest. The problem sheets set for each week are entirely relevant and really drill into you the things that you've learnt. However, because it is a joint honours course, there is a lack of cohesion between both departments. This has meant that two essays were due for the same day (being the first for each), and therefore there wasn't adequate time for either. Also lecturers do not necessarily understand why you are late if you've come from the other half of your course (e.g from a politics lecture to a philosophy lecture) which can be rather frustrating. It also means that in general, the workload is concentrated at one particular time (for me a Friday) so I'm often up late on a Thursday as things like problem sheets can't be done in advance of the lecture. However, the course remains interesting, and I look forward to my lectures, going over new concepts and looking in depth at things that matter to me, such as freedom and equality from a range of views. It's been very rewarding thus far.

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Content and structureThe course is comprised of 2 pre clinical years and then 3 clinical years.This is useful as it is important to learn theoretical content before going into a clinical setting. However I would prefer to have integration of clinical and preclinical years so there is not a harsh change period from years 2 to 3.

Complexity and teachingThe course is complex and requires students to retain core physiological and anatomical knowledge throughout the 5 year programme.

The teaching is largely lecture based for the 1st 2 years, however the last 3 years are mainly clinical with rotations at different hospitals with different specialities. This involves time on the ward, theatres and clinics.

AssessmentLargely all exams that count towards your ranking are found at the end of the year. However formative assessments occur once every module.

EnjoymentOverall I enjoy this course as the staff are very supportive and there is a good variety of teaching methods used.

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I've just finished my first year studying Italian and Spanish at Bristol uni and I would recommend it to anyone. The course has been fascinating so far; what's great is that the syllabus is so varied - we've studied a variety of different works of literature, such as plays, diary entries, novels, which also incorporates quite of a bit of history. We've also obviously studied the languages, and having began Italian as a beginner, I am so impressed with how much I have learned in such a short space of time. Despite this, the workload hasn't been overly heavy. My teacher's have been thoroughly supportive and engaging, it really helps that they are native speakers of the language, as I am assured I am learning to speak authentically. We've had the ability to chose our modules for next year and I'm already so excited to start - I have chosen international politics, women in post-war Spain and Italian novellas.

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Doing bioveterinary science and veterinary nursing has its perks! You get a two degrees at the end of it and you're basically walking straight into a job! The work is fun and the course is small so it becomes a very close community. Some time is spent at Langford which is very pretty but unfortunately far away which means you have to get up very early to be there by 9! Third year is almost a placement year with only a few teaching days. I'm currently in year 2 so am looking forward to next year! The fourth year is spent doing a dissertation. The course is hard work, i spend most of my life tired. But it's very rewarding :)

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