Bournemouth University


What are the worst things about studying at your university?


"There's not enough funding for postgraduate students."
"Campus is constantly having building work completed, which can be distracting."
"There have been times when things have been quite disorganised. This has included late coursework feedback and cancelled classes."
"I've experienced a slight lack of one-to-one time."
"Some people don't like the fact that the university campus and the halls are separate because it means getting a bus rather than just walking to lessons. Some of the food on campus is pretty expensive for student budgets. The library isn't small but sometimes it is hard to find a seat, especially if you go with friends or a group because it's always busy and not open 24 hours."
"There aren't a lot of sports facilities. The gym is small and overcrowded and you have to travel quite far to get to the sports fields where sports matches are held. Some of my course units are a little outdated and the university could do with looking at more up-to-date research to make it relevant to the current industry movement."
"The rent around here can be expensive depending on where you are."
"It's not a large town and you have to pay to access the pier."


"The number of students accepted onto my course has doubled since I started yet there hasn't been employment of enough new lecturers to reflect that change. This means I have less opportunities for tutorials and contact time than I did in my first year."
"Not as prestigious as other universities and the town stops being exciting after a while."
"It's still a relatively new university so doesn't quite get the recognition it deserves across the board yet."
"There's a lack of resources university wide. Library opening hours could be longer and the food, printing and shop are very expensive."
"There can be a lot of tourism during the Summmer months."
"They're trying hard to climb university leaderboards and it can sometimes look like this is more important to them than student satisfaction."
"Being on a satellite campus that doesn't have the same feeling of university life."
"The campus can seem a little too small sometimes, such as space in the library etc. But that's usually only during exam season."
"Lack of variety in the canteen. There could be more cultural options."
"There could be more events to help English and international students mix."

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