University of Nottingham

Cons

What are the worst things about studying at your university?

2018

"There's generally a negative attitude to stress. It's expected for students to be stressed and there's not a lot of help from academic staff members. There's a big difference in the attitudes to stress between teaching staff and support staff."
"The career advice for my course was not as I expected. There's no option for selecting specific limited facilities in sports, a full membership is necessary even if it's just for the gym."
"There's little students' union presence outside of the main campus."
"There are language barriers with some tutors and the green landscape keeps getting built on. We have different term times to all other unis I know and there's not a big enough library during exam times (it's carnage to get a space, which adds to the exam stress even more)."
"There's a lack of uni job opportunities."
"Everything is very central so it's quite difficult to take part in events if you're not on the main campus."

2016

"There's a lack of car parking spaces available for students."
"The campus is situated quite far from the city centre, which can occasionally be a hindrance."
"Some facilities are poor and there have been cuts made to my department."
"The location of the campus is too far away from the city for my liking."
"The prices for accommodation are quite high for a university."
"Some lecturers don't always listen to feedback very well and the university doesn't consult students much about big changes to the university or courses."
"The mental health services don't always provide as much help as I'd like."
"You might be required to do a lot of travelling for your placements."
"Some of the halls are catered and the food isn't always nice. The sports teams can be really competitive and hard to join."
"The SU isn't great and the libraries are often full."

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