Started slightly more diffucult as placed into teaching groups very late. Which made friend making complicated..but, into the swing of things now (its all taught very quickly 40hrs contact to 160 self) so be prepped
Applied Nursing (Learning Disability) and Generic Social Work, BSc
By member87514 On
26th April 15
The course so far this year has been very good especially out on placement, good opportunities but the teaching in the 3rd term has been about things we could of done without having a lecture or seminar.
Value for money is an obvious one whilst NHS bursaries are still around. Teaching quality is good, personal tutors always happy to help, content fascinating and you'll almost always get a job straight out of uni.
This is a large University with a large and good quality teaching team. The education you receive is from experts in their field. There is a nice balance between academic and practical sessions, and being in Sheffield the range of placements are wide, especially with two massive teaching hospitals next door. If anything could be improved, then the amount of time in clinical scenarios could be increased, these sessions were ones everyone looked forward to and provided you with an outlet to practice in a safe environment.
Highlight of the three years has to be SMART day!
The course is interesting and I like the mix of seminars to lectures, where other disciplines can share their options and views based on their subject. Some of the teaching content is repeated in numerous online work and seminars for example handwashing, which can become tedious.
I think value for money is a controversial one for nursing as most people believe student nurses should be paid for what they’re doing instead of having to pay to do it themselves. The ‘assessing and planning for person centred care’ module I enjoy as it’s hands on and I feel I’m learning whereas other modules are less helpful and they’re just reading from powerpoints. My tutor Gayle is lovely, she does everything she can to help our group and always wants to help.
Honestly this is one of the most demanding courses you could do at university, and after freshers your social life sorta stops, lol. 37.5 placement weeks, 5am starts, 5 days in a row.... Yeah it's great.