The degree is taught in extreme depth. The knowledge you learn in seminars and lectures is above and beyond what is required of a good teacher - the university aims for all to be excellent practitioners. I have felt super supported throughout and despite it being a very full on, intense course at times, I feel prepared to teach. The lecturers are all friendly and make seminars interactive and relatable. Only negative is that a lot of lectures are repeated which is not needed or liked by students on a Friday at 9am.
This course although primarily centred on modern history has allowed me to explore other aspects of history I would have not previously considered. The course had been dynamic, ranging from individual essays, to team presentations to informative and interesting seminars. The course had encouraged me to develop skills useful to life outside our of university. The lecturers are engaging and are easily approachable to be able to get help on my assignments. I feel this course is good for anyone who enjoys modern history as I have been able to choose modern topics. But also, in a positive way, has pushed me to areas outside of my comfort zone and to explore different cultures. Similarly as a history student living I Winchester, A city of great history has only added to the historical feel of the course as I can discover new history on my doorstep
My degree is complex yet exciting. There's plenty of hard work but it's all interesting and because it revolves around this countries legal system, it's ever changing. The way in which it assesses is also novel to me. It is a good way however because it gives your personality a chance to shine through.
The course has been great, while not a lot of choice for modules, those that have been offered have always been interesting, and give every student an opportunity to participate in the lesson. Coupled with the opportunity to study abroad in year 2, it's a great choice to make, and leaves a lot of options open when looking for a career path.
The best part of this degree is the intimacy of learning: classes are rarely larger than 20, and lecturers not only know students by name, but have knowledge to hand of each student's work. Lecturers are approachable and friendly, and a student never feels as though they are alone on their academic journey.
The options for classes are wide-ranging and allow students to tailor their degree to their own personal academic interests.
The only criticism I have of this degree is the lack of communication between lecturers in regards to assessment scheduling, so often weeks will go by with no assessments, then in the space of a week or two, you may have assessments for every single class. I would suggest further communication between lecturers to solve this, in addition to flexibility from lecturers, allowing students to tailor their assessment dates to evenly spread the load of their work.
The content experienced with my degree is wide, varied and oftentimes not what one would expect. It's a very open subject to study, but is also a subject which allows my mind to expand almost as much as the subject. The different teaching methods by each lecturer allows us to not only learn in different ways, but to develop our own method of learning. Some things can be improved, such as the use of different resources, and including activities in the lecture to ensure we are keeping up.
The course (as of writing the 13th November) is fantastic! It is not just acting and theatre but an amalgamation of so many other subjects that compliment drama such as philosophy, history, art, politics and much more. If you are not interested in submerging yourself in drama then this course is not for you. It'll change your perspective on what you want with this degree, for example say if you come in wanting to be an actor you could leave wanting to be an experimental practitioner. With so much extra curricular stuff out side of the course you really can pursue what you want.
I love my course greatly. Even though it has only been almost two months into it, I am enjoying it greatly. The teachers are great and helpful and really look into the way your body works and how your voice works. We also look into history and context of theatre something you might not often get in Stage/Drama schools. It's also mainly practical work and coursework with no exams which was a bonus for me because I find exams way too stressful. Everytime the teacher gives us a reading from a book that I really enjoy I feel like I should buy it and keep it on my bookshelf. They are normally very good at giving very good reading which you can really get yourself into.
This course is really interesting as it gives you a different perspective of event management from the business side rather than the hospitality side that many other universities offer on an event course. This is more practical for the future as doing marketing, finance and business modules gives you good knowledge and experience for a career in business or events.
Most modules are very interesting and help further my knowledge about Psychology, there was one this year though that I felt was a waste of my time and effort and had an assessment that didn't help my knowledge progress further at all, but they gave us this on top of every other assessment that were frankly more important at the time. Most assessments are thankfully spaced out well and there is enough information in the lectures and from recommended reading to get us good grades.