University of Bristol

Cons

What are the worst things about studying at your university?

2017

"Compared to most of the other universities, law students here in Bristol are doing six modules while students from other universities are only doing four. The argument is that this makes you a more well-rounded law student but I'm not convinced."
"There's some poor infrastructure and student facilities."
"As a biology student my lectures take place in quite a number of locations so it can sometimes take time to get to them."
"It's expensive to join clubs due to having to buy a sports pass to join many of the sports clubs. The mental health service for students could be better."
"I've had fewer contact hours than I'd have wanted."
"It can be expensive to live in Bristol."
"It can be a bit difficult commuting from one part of the university to another because it is not all on one campus."

2016

"Although I have found most aspects of my course enjoyable, I feel like we have too few contact hours."
"The students' union is located far away from the main campus so it's not much of a hub for students."
"I would like to have more contact/lecture time."
"The geography department (despite being very highly regarded by employers, I hear) can be disorganised. It feels rare that something gets back to us on time, which is frustrating."
"The area is quite hilly. This makes it difficult to get around sometimes."
"There's not enough support or resources for international students in terms of career plans. The students' union isn't very effective or efficient, although it is better following the refurbishment."
"Arts are not highly prioritised at the uni."
"It's very crowded as there are a lot of students. This also means that less time is spent with tutors, there are long waiting lists for support services and there are crowded facilities including libraries. The city is also very expensive and congested with lots of cars but few roads, leading to lots of air pollution."
"It can feel like students' opinions are not listened to as much as they should be concerning things like accommodation."
"A lot of my friends (and myself) struggled to settle in first year due to mix-ups in accommodation, which was really annoying."

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