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The University of Reading 4.1 / 196 reviews
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CE2CCE
Anonymous

The module was excellently taught with a really interesting and challenging term paper. It builds a critical understanding of the financial interaction within the industry and the different systems and approaches employed by industry participants.

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I am really enjoying my course here at Reading. It is quite a specific course, and has a quite a lot of maths which can be challenging, but if you are looking for a subject where you can apply physics, then this is perfect. There is continual coursework throughout the first term, but as long as you get it done then there is no real issue with deadlines. The meteorology department is particularly friendly, and it being a very small course (only 4 undergraduate year 1 students, but most lectures are with the meteorology students of which there are about 20) you get to know everyone really well which is very good.

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Teaches all aspects of ecology and conservation: soil, plants, wildlife. I found some of the compulsory modules a bit dull but probably due to them not being about my kind of thing. Lot of field trips and lab experience which is useful for when you apply for jobs. Guest speakers from different job roles come in to tell you about their work so you can see what would interest you and help you network. Very good split of about 50/50 coursework to exam which is particularly good if you're not too sure which you excel at and the coursework is very varied: powerpoints, essays, scientific reports, lab books. Good amount of teaching hours, lot of extra reading but it's usually around subjects you should enjoy reading about anyway as this course isn't for someone who just likes animals. This is a course who knows with utmost certainty that they want to work in this field and have a huge passion for wildlife.

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There is not a wide scope to choose optional modules, and depending on what you're interested in the content could sometimes be tiring. The assessment however is really good! Tend to receive lots of little assessments which contribute 5/10% to the overall module grade meaning it's not a big let down if you do badly in one assessment. Overall though I do enjoy the content, just looking forward to third year when there is more opportunity to specialise in my interests.

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Firstly I'll explain the structure of the joint degree course. Using second year as an example, my modules are split between two departments. I do four mathematical modules and two computational modules. The course is not always evenly split and I will not receive optional modules until my third year of study (all modules I study are compulsory). I find the computational modules to be very interesting and a lot more managable than the mathematical modules, which I find more difficult. One of my modules is totally assessed through coursework (Java) and the others have a reasonable (though varied) split between coursework and exam. If I had the choice to change my course I would have done a Computer Science degree, I did not initially as I was unsure as to whether I would enjoy Computer Science

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I'm a first year student studying law at the university of reading. So far it's been a good experience, I've met new people and I've really gotten to experience what it'll be like when I begin practicing law when I graduate. The resources are very accessible and easy to use and the whiteknights campus is absolutely gorgeous.

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The course is great. I get to go to see plays in London and we have playwrights who come in to talk at the uni. The support provided is really helpful and the study advice is helpful too. I think the field I've chosen is hard, but with a really good degree it won't be that hard. However I have had some bad experiences due to a very small minority of students, as we sometimes have to do group work and some people don't put in effort it effects us all but overall it has been good. Also the computers are really slow and there is always a problem with them. The students union is great they do a lot for students, the officers actually list and also they provide a lot of societies.

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The best bit about this course is the fact you can choose up to 40 optional credits in your first year. This makes your University degree tailored to your interests and helps narrow your research and studying. You can also choose modules from different school areas, for instance, despite being in the Geography and Environmental Science department you could pick option modules from the Business development.However, on the other hand, I find some lectures are less interactive than others. I would prefer lectures with discussion, videos and a powerpoint. Not just one without the other.

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The content for the first year was basic, and the compulsory modules included aspects of genre, context and referencing. As the years continued, these modules did provide an excellent basis of knowledge for an english literature degree, but some information was also contradictory to what we were later told, such as how to properly reference. In Years 2 & 3, students are allowed to pick their own modules. In the course information, this was advertised as a complete freedom where you do the modules you want. Due to administration, I ended up doing some modules I did not originally pick, but the quality of teaching and content made them enjoyable anyway. I ended up studying modules, such as Old English Literature, that I would never have picked, but which were extremely interesting. The assessment for most modules was 50% assessed essay and 50% exam, meaning that it was equally weighted throughout the year. The support from tutors for both essay feedback and exam techniques was excellent. Any queries I had were answered quickly, and the standard of lectures appeared higher than the lectures that other subjects seemed to offer. In third year, there are no lectures, only seminars. This is helpful to encourage more individual thought and to push you to engage with assertiveness and confidence. This method of teaching has refined both my public speaking skills (there are several presentations throughout the years) and encouraged my social skills. With regards to the dissertation, my tutor was helpful but did not babysit me. He allowed me to develop my ideas, with sometimes encouragement in the right direction. The choice of modules in the second and third year, and books studied, allowed me to develop an opinion to know assertively the subject I wanted to base my dissertation upon. Overall, my experience in the English department will be one I will miss.

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The degree is certainly challenging as expected. Yr 1 does not count towards your final year and the modules are fairly easy; Contract, Tort, Constitutional, Criminal, Research and Writing project and a very easy Legal Skills module.

YR 2 is hellish, it is by far the worst year and encompasses technically difficult modules of Land, EU and Equity and Trusts Law which are all very heavy modules and to some extent boring. The teaching of these modules could do with a revamp to spark a further interest in the subjects.

Public Law is another modules which is a 3 day exam but it is fine.

There is also a another research and writing assignment which is on a certin topic, large breadth of topics are available.

A Property Law project is also taught, which is coursework based and no exam. It ties in with principles of land law, but the marking is extremely subjective.

YR 3 far better, more enjoyable despite more pressure. Dissertation highly recommended!

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