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The University of Manchester 4.1 / 2153 reviews
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BIOL65161
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This module is compulsory and is not something that I would choose to do. Although it is labelled as statistics, it actually teaches us how to create coding in a program called 'R' which then does the statistics for us. I've personally never needed to use R in any of my lab work so I don't find it a very useful thing to learn and the course content was quite difficult to grasp. The experimental design side was useful for designing the experiments I did in my projects.

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MACE41141
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The lecturing for this was excellent. The course content was thoroughly interesting and changed week to week to encourage interest. The coursework could have been dry and boring but was set up in a way to be exciting. All learning resources were excellent and really detailed.

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BIOL10822
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It is a hard module but in my opinion the best of first year. You learn about the different types of drugs used to treat asthma, heart diseases as as well as getting background information on the different kind of receptors there are in the body and which receptors are affected by certain types of drugs. The lecturer Dr Prince is fantastic because he provides many resources online and his lecture notes are rather detailed but also he makes the lectures interesting and they can be funny due to his really sarcastic manner. Nonetheless it is a hard module because of all the different types of drugs , what they do and which receptor they affect. But if you are really interested in Pharmacology the pros will outweigh the cons.

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ENGL10072
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Content of this course (the texts) and the central questions asked were brilliant; really interesting. However, I had a poor seminar leader and although the lecturers were often good and interesting speakers, there was often a disparity between the focus of their lectures and the text or indeed the course! There was also no help for the exam.

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POLI30272
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The module is very interesting in regards to content, you learn a great deal about interesting issues regarding politicians actions and the evil side of Politics. However, it can be very confusing and difficult at times. Furthermore, the course convenor is incredibly harsh when it comes to marking. In your third year it is important to get high results, he is not one to hand out First or 2:1, he gives low grades and sassy feedback.

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MACE21302
Anonymous

Two bad lecturers.

One lectured less than half of the lectures, was almost unintelligible, provided no clear guidance of what pages of the recommended books to read, used different notation than that book, had mistakes in the solutions provided to the multiple choice test undertaken and didn't in any way prepare students for the examination.

The other lecturer was largely better, but had two numerical mistakes in the examination (in that one number was missing and another number was incorrect) and simply isn't a good and clear lecturer. Furthermore, this lecturer also did not provide any guidance on how to use the recommended textbook.

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LAWS20022
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This module was turned into a 20 credit module, however it was over the course of the year and the amount of content was more like a 30 credit module. A massive issue with this course was the coursework results, were 76% of people got less than a 2:1, which is a figure which I have not heard of in any other course. This needs to be looked into as this is not acceptable.

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1st Year

Great university. Loved the course. Would recommend to others. It was fab. Great teaching and great facilities. Would recommend to others. 

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SPLA10210
Anonymous

I have really enjoyed this module as I think that it had the best structure. This is because it is split into two classes, one being the language class and the other a speaking class which I think is good because the speaking class helps to consolidate the knowledge gained in the language class. Also, I think that the content we learn is good as it can be related to real life so we are likely to use what we are learning about in every day life. I think that they need to put more emphasis however on the portfolio aspect of the module which is designed to help us improve our knowledge outside of class on a regular basis. However, many people forget about the portfolio as there is a lot of other work to be done.

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The course has been good so far, the content has been challenging but not too hard. There is plenty of help available from the university and online. There are a few simple maths tests throughout the weeks and there are lab assements every week, the rest of assessment is done in exams.

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