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Biological sciences, Year 2
A bit weird but definitely good
the uni also uses neighbouring UCL facilities so you can have a class at UCL but you are BBK! my class last year was actually in the BFI at tottenham court road which i found very impressive!
i don't know much about the su - i know there is a bar down stairs, but there is a costa in the main building and a coffee place around teh corner in the department of arts and the prices aren't that bad - typically london though!
it is literally round the corner from waterstones gower street which is handy but be careful what you buy as it can be cheaper to get it from amazon. but the resources are good.
I really like the library as most study spaces look out the window but you ahve to get there early or you will deifnitely not get a seat!!!
Criminology, Year 1
Don’t have accommodation
Clean, tidy and modern. Library has multiple floors and there’s floors for silent study, computers and more talkative areas. Classrooms are big and spacious with large interactive boards
The course is very interesting and split up into 4 different modules for the first year. Lectures are very interactive and the seminars allow for everyone to have a chance to speak and add their opinions
London is very busy and a huge rush yet there’s so many quiet spots you can find if you want some independent time. London is the capital so there’s something for everyone whether you’re in to clubbing, sports, small book shops or tourist opportunities. There’s so much to see BUT it can be expensive so make sure you budget and save!! Food prices are cheap just like any other place but some restaurants are expensive and obviously rent. It all depends on your budget and your preferencez
You don’t need all the recommended textbooks. Waste of money!!!! Id only suggest getting the sociology textbook because the module is based on that textbook. All the others are online or in the library, I wasted over £100 on textbooks. Never again! Make sure for the modules that are ‘exam assessments’ you always keep up with readings, lectures and seminars by notes!! Very helpful and make revision notes/mind maps (whatever your preference) along the way.
being taught by real professionals
I did have a dodgy teacher in year one, but i just think he thought too much of himself but i asked to take the module at a different time of year and i was lucky to be able to swap and the new teacher was amazing! The staff ddo try to help you when they can.
The best advice i can give to any student thinking of bbk is that you have to be rpepared to work hard and to do it inyour own time. Teachers set readings and even though other unis may not matter if you do them or not, because you only do like 3 hours a week in class you have to make up the rest in private study - work hard to get results!
The facilities are great there is a cinema, massive library, two big computer rooms, finance, tuition, accommodation offices and a market that comes ever thursday! the paella is great!
Politics / International Relations, Year 2
The best time I have ever spent
Information Systems Computing
Courses are great- they start you out slowly and work you up. They take time to teach you research and life skills. They mix interaction with lectures. I would say to new comers get ready to muck in and get involved
I don't live in student accomodation, but Londoners share and that makes it easy to get by and make friends.
Library is great - the online library resources are especially helpful. There are definitely enough computers. The two bars are great with out door areas and cheap drinks. No idea about sports