Cardiff University


What are the worst things about studying at your university?


"The organisation of some lectures wasn't always great."
"Some university halls are a bit shabby and others are quite far away from university buildings."
"I'd like to see more investment in sports and extracurricular learning opportunities considering the costs."
"Lectures are spaced quite randomly with gaps that are too short to do anything in but long enough to be an inconvenience."
"Some lecturers are slow to reply to emails and exam results are occasionally released later than stated."
"It's the rainiest university city in the UK. Not all lectures are recorded. Only some students are given printing credit too."
"The halls of residence can be a bit of a trek from the university and there is a definite funding bias towards some sports clubs."
"There should be a system, such as a questionnaire, where you can state your hobbies and interest so that you can be have flatmates who are similar to you."
"We have paperless lectures so many lecturers just read off the PowerPoint slides, which can mean a lack of contact."
"Timetables for classes and exams are released relatively late, which can make planning difficult."


"Parking: as I am a commuting student I have to park over 15 minutes away and walk or pay upwards of £30 to park for the week!"
"The roads in Cardiff are very bad for cycling, a lot of pot holes and dangerous roads."
"Frequent bad weather, often heavy traffic clogging up the roads around the university buildings, Cathays often very unclean."
"A lot of student houses are in disgusting states, and landlords don't care enough to sort out the issues with the properties."
"The ASSL library is really cold, which actually prevents me from studying there. It's also the only library open 24 hours. There tends to be very little space, especially when exam time roles around. Trying to find anywhere on campus to study is near impossible if you don't stay all day. It is inevitable it'll be busy, but there is literally nowhere to go."
"Sometimes seems to be poor communication between departments."
"There are not always enough resources for some of the newer modules or enough copies of books that are too expensive to buy."
"The lack of facilities: no pool, no free gym access."
"It rains a LOT in Wales. Poor housing after first year."
"Organisation can sometimes be a struggle, lectures are often reorganised and relocated."

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