the content seems to be pretty spot on for most of the modules, but the way they are taught at times is disappointing. Some of the lecturers are very welcoming and you dont hesitate to ask questions. Some of the markings for some of the modules doesnt make sense as well.
The Environmental Hazards Degree from the University of Brighton has ended, with the final cohort of students on their way into the real world. The many other pathways of geography based module lecturing continue all complimented by extensive field studies which translate into exceptional immersive learning experiences.
The essays, reports and studies undertaken as part of assessments allow for in-depth personal investigation and interpretation of the realities of water and waste management from aspects as diverse as the palaeontological geo-chemistry, to the effects of twenty first century legislation and local planning.
Evaluation of the socio-economic impact of the current implementation of legislation, production and management techniques, is hopefully encouraged as part of further and post graduate research.
The course is difficult by nature. However the tutors are very helpful and most of the times available to the students in order to provide the maximum support.On the other side, I feel that our evaluation is very subjective and some students are favored by the tutors whilst others are undermined (F.y.i I do not refer to myself). Finally the cost of the materials and printing is enormous which I feel should definitely be included in the 9000£( for god shake). Overall I'm very satisfied from the knowledge I acquire.
Brighton is a great city to go to university at as it offers the advantages of a big city with great night life but also has a feel of a safe seaside town.
The university itself has lots to offer with many different social clubs and sports teams. They offer a wide range of courses, mostly known for there art department.
Having studied in the business school, i was well supported by tutors and learnt a wide range of topics on my accounting and finance degree.
Brighton is great as it attracts a wide variety of people and everyone is accepted! Would defiantly recommend it
My course was very old school. All assignments had to be handed in in person, there were no online lectures and the course was completely different to what I signed up for. It was not a history course at all - aside from the fact that it's process' were stuck in the past. If I could redo uni all over again I would not choose this course at all.
For this module, you will have one lecture and one tutorial a week - usually both on a Thursday. The lecture is 1 hour long and the tutorial only 2 hours which I believe is not enough time to really grasp the module. The basics are taught well but for both the exam and the coursework, you are given complicated shapes to produce drawings and there is a big jump between what you are taught and what you are expected to do.The time given for the coursework is plentiful and I have found the lecturers of this module to be very willing to help.
I enjoyed this module as found it interesting specializing in an area of interest to me. It made me feel like I had new expertise and informed my practice on placement. It was quite stressful finding the time to fit it in but was possible and I feel the pressure made me more productive. Some of the lectures felt a bit rushed and were slightly boring. For example about research methods, some things felt like they were being gone through for the sake of it. I had a good relationship with my dissertation tutor and felt able to ask for help when I needed it. When we were unable to have face to face supervision she called me to advise. I found the grading very strict in this module and not really inline with other areas of the course.
This module i was extremely worried about having come from a precious cohort and only heard bad things.It was delivered effectively, i found it enticing, the homework was short and sweet and straight to the point. 1 on 1 meeting was easy to get hold of and the lecterer was more than happy to meet and kept me positive.
This module was only good due to the teacher who taught it. Gary Barrett was the first lecturer that myself and many of my colleagues come across that spoke with passion and honesty.He put the enjoyment back into learning and didn't just read of a powerpoint presentation.
My biggest concern wit this module is that the content which you attend class for can be so far removed from that which you are intending to research into. Additionally, the lectures were slow and unexciting.