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The University of Keele 4.2 / 96 reviews
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The lecturers are awesome, the degree is hard work but I think it's worth it in the end. Everyone on the course is close and it's really enjoyable.

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LSC-20027
Anonymous

This is one of the modules I enjoyed the most during the course of my degree. The subject is self is very interesting and current in neuroscience topics. The module content was advanced but not too much that it was well understood. The assessments were a good learning process because it helped engage in the subject and when it got to exams I had already learnt most of the materials. We had laboratory sessions and a few trips to the medical school which made the module even more interesting.

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LSC-30009
Anonymous

This is a very interesting course with content taught by a range of clinical professionals rather than university staff. Although this has ensured the content is interesting and up to date it makes exam revision difficult as you are unable to guess what the questions may be. Saying that the course is very well delivered with suggestions given for key areas to focus on. The assessment this year was in the form of an essay on a subject that we had not been taught and although at first this was daunting it has allowed for a lot of people to gain a higher tear mark due to all reading done for the assignment being considered outside reading.

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MAT-30023
Anonymous

Mathematical Biology is one of my favourite modules in third year at Keele.

It is well taught and it is very organised. It is laid out perfectly for the semester and there are different areas of interest. It starts easy but it progresses in complexity well but sometimes a bit too quickly.

There are three class tests and one exam but it would be preferable to have the class tests weighted more or maybe some assignments.

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2nd Year

I have found this course difficult to compete with my fellow students, the majority of the class don't want to study Biomedical Science at all and are only there as a route into medicine.  Meaning that the vast majority of students were much more interlectually minded than myself and focuses on the first class degrees so they would be accepted onto post-graduate medicine.  That asside the course is actually very interesting with a wide variety of in-depth subjects covered, although this posed a problem as there was a lack of choice in terms of electives, none in the first years and only 2 our of three options in the second year.  The individual moldules are taught by many different lecturers, each have their own learning style, therefore teaching quality varied between modules.  Also, from a biomedical point of view, it was great that the lecturers previously worked in the field so teach based on past experiences.  Whereas, I think most other lecturers have never left the educational setting.

Some feedback has been given on an individual basis where the lecturer has made a 10 minute screencast video on the the good, the bad and the ugly, which was the best feedback I've received allowing my to improve in other modules.  Whereas, in another module at the same time I received handwritten annotations in handwritting which I couldn't read, so all feedback was useless.

The support Keele has given me has been second to none, they have never failed to support my support my downs and praise my ups.  My personal tutor desearves an award for the help she has given me. 

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CHE-30010
Anonymous

I greatly enjoyed this module. All lectures were very well structured and the laboratory session that took place in the Medical School complemented well with one of the lectures (liver pathology). The only unfortunate situation was that the students were not able to go for an external trip to a morgue to watch an autopsy taking place, however this is very difficult to organise, so it is understandable that this trip did not happen. Assessment was constructive and feedback was quick.

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LSC-10037
Anonymous

This module was a biology module focused on the evolution and variety of life. This module had a great basis where it was set out into plants primates insects and molluscs with a "pub quiz" every other week or so to test our outside reading knowledge so as to ensure that all knowledge needed from the exam was in the curriculum. This made learning this information a much more rewarding process than independent study although groups did usually end underlying heavily on one person to do the majority of the research.

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MAT-30003
Anonymous

I personally found this module particularly hard in terms of understanding, however thanks to the class tests every few weeks you do a lot of the revision as you go which makes the overall exam easier. There are few given notes and you need to go to every lecture due to having to write out all the notes yourself and they aren't put online after each lecture. The lecturer is approachable and more than happy to help if you have any queries. It also ended up that the exam was the one that everyone ended up doing best in overall, so definitely worth giving it a go.

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LSC-30005
Anonymous

I had high hopes for this module, and it was of great personal interest I took it, due to having a hearing problem so being naturally inquisitive. The module guide sounded really interesting, stating we would be looking at how the eyes and ears work in depth. The incourse assessment if two class tests based on seen journal papers was also a draw as it allows plenty of preparation so you can learn the paper in depth. However the execution of lectures is dull to say the least. At times the content seems more related to physics, something I haven't studied since GCSE,and dropped because I dislike it. The actual lecture content is such that one topic can take three lectures to understand. Alternatively a quick google search provides plenty of sources which are much more appealing than this 9am lecture which sends youback to sleep. Fortunately, the good incourse assessment means that this module isn't a complete flop.

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ESC-30028
Anonymous

The material is very interesting and very useful for real world jobs. This is the kind of module that really prepares you for life in the business, although make sure you're able to understand basic chemistry otherwise you might be a little lost.

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