University of Glasgow

Cons

What are the worst things about studying at your university?

2016

"Staff are not always as supportive as they could be and have previously dismissed concerns about workload and course content. Also, facilities for lectures, tutorials and especially lab facilities are not always sufficient."
"The weather here is often quite miserable."
"None of the student accommodation is very close to uni so, no matter which halls you choose, you will end up having to walk quite a way. If you end up not living in halls in first year, you can find it difficult to meet people."
"Glasgow is so big that you can feel disconnected."
"Forget about using the library for engineering-based subjects. All the good books you'll need are only available to take out for 24 hours at a time. There are limited copies of books for longer lending and the library and other facilities do not have 24 hour access."
"Whenever something is being replaced or refurbished, it tends to take longer than promised. Also, student accommodation is privately-owned and can be extortionately priced."
"I feel the university sometimes doesn't help students as much as it could and that it approaches studies archaically. Also, they could do more to keep up with the modern job market as studies seem primarily aimed towards further academia rather than actually getting a job."
"The parking situation is dire. However, the university is served very well by various modes of public transport."
"The laboratory facilities are not very extensive."
"As with many universities, there is a strong bias towards the theoretical in teaching. Even for a practical course, too much energy is devoted to theory."


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