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The University of Essex 4.0 / 173 reviews
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LW352-6-FY
Alice Maresi

Really useful pratical experience. The lectures were engaging and could apply the information in practice. The advantage is that you have the chance to work and write reflections on your practical work.

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I feel like I have learned a lot, but it is definitely not worth £9000/year, can't imagine a course which would be. The quality of teaching is good although it's often you'll find somebody who doesn't speak English that well, mark your essays wrong. As a foreigner, I was hoping that coming to the UK would improve my English, it has, but I would like my teachers to speak English at least as well as I speak it. The facilities of the University are really good, you've even got a proper cinema! Most of the teachers are really nice and approachable, it's the teaching assistants who are usually not that interested. The city of Colchester is quite boring, not many things to do, you either go to town center or nothing.

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Anonymous
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It is a great degree as long as you perfectly fit into the ideology of the university, which is extreme radical left, if not, then be prepared to be like don quijote and fight with the windmills. The things you get to learn are sometimes nice though, and networking is something made very easy for a film student

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Anonymous
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I enjoy the lab sessions but they can be a bit disorganised. I enjoy most of my lectures but they are really good when the lecturers enjoy what thy are teaching.

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Best degree being received as I have been taught for two years now and have been to various lectures which are very informative and knowledgeable. Coursework assignments are also very challenging but manageable because of the help offered by my tutors. To summarize it's been the best 2 years of my life.

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BE100-4-FY
Anonymous

Introduction to Accounting was the module I feared the most before coming to University, because I didn't know anything about accounting. I had a pleasure to be taught by a great teaching staff in my first year. Lecturers and my class teachers have been very helpful in understanding the module content and with both of my assessments. My class teacher from the Autumn Term (Dr.Kopita), actually became my most favourite teacher in my first year,because she was really good at explaining things and helped us to understand complicated theory behind Accountancy in terms we easily understood.Overall I really liked this module. It was quite okay and I don't regret having it.

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PS487-6-SP
Anonymous

Emotion is taught by a university renowned lecturer who has won awards for her teaching. She is open and always available if you have any questions about the course and all content is taught in an easy to understand format so even the theory is interesting! There is a coursework test mid-term and a written exam at the end of the term and revision material is made available early on for both with full support.

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GV250-6-AU
Anonymous

The module was probably the most engaging and enlightening one I've undertaken thus far. The lecturer was excellent, the seminars helped to clear up anything which was confusing, and the topics covered were fascinating

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BS376-6-AP
Anonymous

This module allowed us to develop our research skills, looking into areas of interest that we might not have studied much before. We were assessed in three ways: oral presentation, press release, miniture literature review. Whilst the press release was quite tricky as we have never wrote in this style before it was great to practise communicating information in different ways. All of these methods can be applied and used in future careers and therefore was really useful to learn and recieve feedback for next time.

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LW224-6-SP
Anonymous

The structure of the lesson plans could be done in a better way as there is only 10 classes in a term and there are no tutorials to provide clarity and also no student group work. It should also need to have a coursework to support as a cushion instead of having 100% Exam.

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