The degree overall is very informative . It offers you lots of career routes so you're not limited and you can keep an open mind till the end of the course to actually decide what you would like to become. You can go through the pharmacy route to a haematologist consultant route or if not you can do a few more extra years to gain a PhD and qualify as a doctor. The content of the course can be very overwhelming as there's too much to learn. It can put you at the deep end at times especially if you were doing a Btec at college which means you're used to coursework, however this course can throw you a lot of exams as well as coursework and it's difficult for people who hasn't really sat an exam for a while to get used to it and find there revision technique. Overall this course is great if you're into practical lab work as well as learning everything you need to know at how the human body functions.
The degree makes you think a lot about how a business works and how the employees, employers relationship. It is a good subject to study and I would definitely recommend it. However, it seems like experience is needed more in management now than theory.
Content overall seems interesting, but is not taught in an interesting way. Structure is generally awful, something which mirrors that of the university as a whole. Work can be complex at time, mainly due to substandard lecturers, to combat this we are told the exams will be made easy, and given past papers which are essentially the same as these, therefore the degree tests your memery. Assignments are generally parts of the module the lecture either cannot be bothered to teach, or forgot was on the syllabus so squeezed it into there. Absolutely zero practical teaching which is ridiculous for an engineering degree. I'm going to leave with a degree in engineering but have absolutely zero skill as an engineer. £50,000 to steer me away from the profession I studied for as I have no skills. All of the new facilities are built to be used by the racing teams, which it appears is where all of the money we all pay gets allocated.
The content of the course is very interesting and the teaching has been to a high standard. Facilities have been a little disappointing in terms of projectors not working correctly during lectures. As an option module I took a second language, I felt this was a great opportunity however the quality of the IT equipment was poor particularly when using it for listening activities.
Teaching staff have been excellent all round.
You get to learn a lot about how the human body works in relation to drugs, and different drug doses as well as different methods of taking drug. You will also learn how to test the accuracy of drugs, and predict concentration of a certain chemical/ molecule in a solution.
This is an options module that I was really unsure about taking, I mean what is bioremediation anyway?
The course is well structured taking you through what bioremediation is (solving problems, mainly environmental, using biological organisms and products) to doing practicals in the well provisioned labs there.
The lecturer and guest lecturers that he arranged were all interesting and I appreciated the extra effort put into finding us 'guests' and giving us tours of the machines behind the scenes.
There are two assessments in this module, on is a presentation that you get to choose a paper and explain it to the rest of the group before answering questions. I won't say it was easy, it wasn't, but it wasn't as bad as you might think and i found it a very interesting experience.
The second assessment is horrible. A three hour exam with one pre-seen question. So basically write an essay and memorise it, I don't really understand what that is meant to be testing except our memorisation skills - needless to say i didn't do as well on that exam as I did on the presentation.
Overall I really enjoyed learning all the different parts of bioremediation and it was really well explained, I was worried it would be completely over my head as I hadn't covered anything similar in my undergraduate degree. I dare say I even enjoyed it!
Click to edit position descriptionThe Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations cluster focuses on the study of employment relations in the public and private sector, labour markets and pay determination, career development and mentoring. The cluster is headed by Professor Roger Seifert BA (Oxon) MSc (Econ) PhD (London) who is also the past president of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), a council member of the World Association of Political Economy (WAPE), and visiting professor at universities in Zimbabwe, Malawi and China.
Professor Roger Seifert was the former supervisor of my postgraduate study in Human Resource Management at Keele University.
This module was based around the British army throughout the second world war. This ranges from just before in the inter-war period to just after the end of the second world war. The structure normally covered a period of war (Inter war for instance) or a particular campaign (The Italian Campaign for instance). With every week there being a presentation from the class which formed part of the grade, and helped us learn from the topic. The teaching was top notch. The lecturer knowing the ins and outs of the field and answering questions diligently. I personally enjoyed this module very much and wished all of my modules were like it.
I found this module particularly interesting as I personally enjoy learning about mental health. We had lectures on the history of mental health care/treatment in Britain, and certain specific mental health disorders including depression, schizophrenia and dementia. For the assignment, we could chose between two questions - one on the general definition and views of mental health, and the other on treatments in mental health/for a specific condition. I chose the second, and I really enjoyed writing about the various available treatments for schizophrenia.
Honestly, one of the best modules I have ever studied and I'm very upset it was only for 1 semester. It gave you that freedom to look into other directors (something in which I have recently become passionate in) and see everything Rob has taught you. It didn't matter what director you looked at, everything you were taught was there, which made essays enjoyable because you got to choose directors and their films and made you want to look at other academic resources. When it comes to my dissertation next year, I am almost 100% certain I am going to be looking at Hitchcock through the eyes of that module and what it has taught me.
The freedom was amazing and 10/10 for Rob's teaching.