Absolutely amazing course! The lecturers are amazing and so passionate about what they teach about you can't help but fall in love with their subject. I can't recommend this course enough to anyone that is thinking about taking history.
I’m paying nine odd thousand a year for PowerPoint access at this point. The lecturers read off of these powerpoints and in seminars they tell you to go away and read everything for next week then barely discuss any of it so there little to zero point. My personal tutor was actually rather helpful for me by simply giving a straight up list of what I needed to do without the rubbish waffle I received everywhere else
Every module I have taken has been very well taught, and the lecturers are amazing at addressing concerns through contact time and email. The way assignments are issued and marked is also another aspect which the course is immensely good at doing. Never have I felt discouraged to ask for advice and I've found the HSS faculty extremely efficient in its management. All in all a fantastic course, I've enjoyed every minute of my time here!
I love my subject, but it is non-vocational. This is not a criticism of the university course, as it is outside of their control. The subject is engaging and does teach a wide array of transferable skills.
I love studying history at the university! Lecturers are all really helpful and make the content even more interesting! All lecture slides are available on the learning network as the lecture finished which is really helpful to consolidate your notes when you get home. Assignments are marked to meet the set deadlines, never had one returned late. Seminars last year (first year) mainly involved source analysis which I did not always find most useful, as I would have preferred to use that time to discuss assignments and what is needed in them. However seminars still interesting and good to go over content in lectures.
Loved my course and found that it greatly developed my critical thinking, problem solving, and organisational skills. I'm currently studying for an MSc at the University of Glasgow, and left Winchester feeling well-equipped to deal with any number of challenges.
I wish I could go back and start the course all over again :)