The University of Liverpool is a good uni - it is in a great city which meets the needs of anyone choosing to study there. The Psychology department is average - I feel the course structure is good as it opens you up to a whole new area of psychology that you may not know about including Forensic Psychology or the use of psychology in stroke patients. However, the teaching is only satisfactory, although there are some excellent ones, the majority merely read of the powerpoints and refuse to help you if you email them. There is a new Head of Psychology starting in September which might improve the standards of teaching for new students.
There is a combination of lectures and practicals delivered by staff who are experts in their fields. Although inevitably a very difficuly subject to study, the resources provided are excellent and communication and support between students and staff is effective.
Taking a physics degree at any university is not easy so its good to be at an institution that has facilities that are second to none with world class professionals that teach you during your time. I can't imagine a physics degree anywhere else. Choosing the University of Liverpool was the best decision of my life.
Overall I do enjoy my degree.The city has 50000 students and as a result is a very student-friendly place. There is always something going on in the city that will interest you.My course specifically is also good. Independent learning is essential as the workload is pretty heavy (mainly with the reading).Feedback on essays is usually thorough although many tutors tend to focus on the individual piece of work rather than tell you how to improve in the future (although they will all meet with you if you email and ask).
Well structured and organised, allowing good choice between assignments and/or exams. Opportunities to study abroad are very good however it could allow greater freedom to specialise in specific areas.
The course content is just as is expected for a law degree. For a qualifying degree, a law student is required to know the basics, which are taught in first and second year; and these are of a high standard, but complex and this is great if you're up for the challenge. The teaching is decent, no complaints here as they're always there to reply to messages, no matter how daft the question. The forms of assessments could improve, as there are many formative assignments, and students do not feel obliged to complete these assessments as they don't count. I think if mid-semester assignments did count towards a final grade then students would take the course more seriously. In terms of enjoyment, just like any other course, you have to be keen to learn what you have chosen as your degree, so the enjoyment element does exist so long as the student wants to be there.
The University of Liverpool gives its students both the benefit of reputation and compassion, a combination which would be hard to find elsewhere. The high quality of education is compounded by a solid support system as well as a wide array of extracurricular activities.
In terms of Law and Spanish, both departments are full of staff that contribute to the high quality of the university. There are an interesting choice of modules which are sufficiently compelling and stimulating. The university also provides many opportunities for study abroad/ placements for Law with a language and sole Law and language students alike.
In terms of assessment there is a good mix of coursework, practical work and examinations, which are subject to stringent and standardised assessment practices.
Of course, like with anything, there are a few minor issues that can occur with new modules/ programmes but they are very few in number and the university always takes students feedback into account and rectifies any problems as soon as possible.
Overall, Law with Spanish at the University of Liverpool is a highly recommendable course, I have no regrets in my degree choice.
Quite a practical course from day 1 with loads of experts in their fields from all over the world. Talking to the lecturers about their subject or their research is a way to make contacts and lots of opportunities to get involved in research as well as other projects the vet school undertake. Friendly lecturers, that although are very very busy people themselves are generally more than happy to help you out when you need it, be it course matters or offer support when there's something you feel is affecting your studies.
Veterinary is an intense but enjoyable degree if it is something you wholly want to commit to as a career. It can be very stressful with lots of contact hours, huge work load and difficult exams but the degree and job at the end of 5 years hard work is really worth it. Vet school is unique in that the years are very integrated as well as the different vet schools from around the country, meaning you meet so many people who have the same interests as you.
What isn't totally clear about the course until about a month before it starts is that rather than being 100% English lit, or even 100% English, 50% of your first year will be based on modules you have picked, leaving you either 50/50 English + another related subject of your choice, e.g law, philosophy, a language or others.It isn't always immediately clear but the choice can be a really fun experience leading you on to find a new interest, or explore a pre-existing one, and there is a lot of support on offer should you need it or even change your mind about options! Second and third year are very flexible, from here you can choose all literature, all language, all another or a mixture of different modules! I will say any university course will feel like a jump - the external pressure comes off but the work load will be a shock to anyone's system, however with the support on offer it should never be too much! The only negative is a lack of group work on this course until your final year meaning your social life is entirely dependent on you - it is not as easy to make coursemates on English as it is on others as tutorials are constantly changing and lectures are huge, but the English Soc do offer pretty exciting mixers. Lectures are so enthusiastic which can be really motivating.