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The University of Surrey 4.1 / 155 reviews
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Psychology is an interesting subject but must be taught well to keep the interest up. We have had a mixture of lecturers, with some being excellent and unfortunately more of them being poor (featuring behaviour such as playing with the lights, not making eye contact, giving one hour lectures, reading off the slide etc.).

The content and structure often follow the textbook and is controlled by BPS so I can understand why the topics are chosen but new lecturers coming into the university did not receive training on how to lecture so subsequently no one turned up because it was difficult to get anything out of the lecture! We would advise that the university trains or prepares new staff coming into the university for what they will be doing and the topics they will be teaching because one lecturer read off the textbook!

In the excellent lectures the lecturer was engaging, recorded the lectures and kept it going at a good pace. It was ideal and what I expected when I came to university!

Assessment of coursework does not relate to your course content and can be somewhat picky but it is very doable and you have, for the majority of assignments, plenty of time to do them!

The content overall is not mind blowingly complex, they tend to drop you in gently!

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This course is very full on-even from day 1! It is very practical and the facilities are top notch. There is a nice amount of live animal handling, however there could be more. Staff are willing to help and will work with you as much as they can but you need to want to, you won't get chased up too much. Within the students, there is such a friendly, family atmosphere. Older students will help the younger students (there is a peer support scheme) so even though at the start it is quite overwhelming, you get the support you need.

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Overall, the course is well structured and the complexity increases gradually over time. I'm fully satisfied with the lecturers and the support provided. After the lectures there are labs or tutorials which enhance your understanding of the material. As a practically oriented degree the assessment includes not only exams but also individual or group courseworks.

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Anonymous

This module focuses your learning during the placement year to increasing your understanding of the workplace. there is lenience within the module to which reports you write but all reports give you an insight into health and safety as well as structure of a company. It also increases other soft skills like presenting, report writing, communication and the course works well to improve these

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Sometimes felt that much of the content was repeated from first year marketing module, lectureres werent completely inspiring and often felt confused as to what the point of exam questions were

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Fantastic uni to be at. Great experience, great friends, a great foundation for you life ambitions. Students Union is brilliant as well! Wifi is found everywhere. Top notch sporting facilities. Just feels like home.

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I have enjoyed my course for the three years I have been here. The course gives you a good range of teaching within the chemistry field in all areas. The optional modules are also broad and very interesting. Along with chemical knowledge, the course helps develop the soft skills needed for when going for a career after university. IT also gives the change for a professional training year which I have found to be a great experience.

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The course as a whole has been a very valuable learning experience. There has however been aspects of the course which have not lived up to expectations. This has often been due to poor teaching and organisation in some modules whereby the content given in exams has not matched what was taught. Content has also often been taught in a very confusing manner and has been difficult to process in time for exams due to the large content and small amount of support given.

Other modules have however been well coordinated, often helping to reduce stress levels surrounding exams and coursework. This has mainly been what has encouraged me to enjoy these modules as it has allowed me to feel more laid back and that I have time to study and learn the concepts which I have often found to be interesting and informative.

The lack of cross over between module content makes the course interesting and wide- this is important when applying to business due to the vast amount of roles that the course is applicable to. This is what I think makes Surrey's course outstanding.

Help with placement has however been very poor and assisting with this more in the future would be highly beneficial to students as finding a placement is often seen to be very daunting and not being guided through the process makes it often a very difficult one.

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Friendly lecturers who truly have an open door policy when it comes to asking for advice or help with the course. Great choice of modules in which I feel like I've learnt a lot and feel ready to enter the workplace

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The course covers a range of subjects from nuclear physics to quantum technology. High quality teaching staff. A really enjoyable course, yet satisfyingly challenging.

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