(5)·By Romy M·Nursing· Mar 2019
Very busy, was a little bit overwhelming when you don’t particularly know your way around. There lots of activities for suitable for everyone no matter what you are interested in. However, not being 18 didn’t feel like I could do as much as I wanted.
I don’t live at the universities accommodation, however it comes across as being very well run, there is a wide range available eg studios or en suite rooms for a range of reasonable prices. Some also offer parking which is a game changer. They are also within a good distance from the the university so it is easily accessible.
The library is huge and has a very wide selection of books and news articles. Also if what you are looking for isn’t there, the library will get it for you which is very useful. Both unions are good too, normally rather busy especially hive. However with the university being spread across the west end, it isn’t the best getting from class to class if they are in different buildings because the walk might take up to 15mins.
my course is rated number one in the UK which makes it very appealing. It is good because all the lecturers know exactly what they are talking about and are very approachable if you do have any questions. The university also makes it incredibly clear who you can speak to if you and any issues or problems.
City life is amazing, having everything within walking distance is so useful. Also if you ever order anything online it can come either same day or next day which is life changing. I thought noise would be a problem as there is a lot of nightlife but it isn’t, also you do hear the odd siren.
It is not as easy as you think, if you aren’t willing to put in the extra effort it isn’t for you. However, the split between placement and uni is really good because it’s nice to get out of uni and put what you have learnt into practice. Also I would recommend being able to drive as it is so much easier to drive to placements rather than having to rely on public transport.