Students dropped out of University of London course ‘because teaching was so bad’

A student from the University of London has told My London that he dropped out because the course teaching “got so bad.”

Five years ago, Russian student Tim Yashin signed up to study part-time for a bachelor’s degree in computers and information systems.

He was attracted to the marketing material, which described it as ‘world class’.

When he was a remote online course, he was attracted to the opportunity to obtain a qualification at a prestigious British university while continuing to live and work in Eastern Europe.

However, it did not become cheap for him to 2,500 pounds a year.

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“For the average Russian, even a programmer [like me] who has a pretty high salary, that was a lot, ”he explained to MyLondon.

“In my opinion, I have not got what I paid for, especially where marketing materials promote the programs as a ‘world-class education’, but it is nowhere near world-class.”

From the start, Tim said he was overwhelmed by the course, but the problems he had were not serious enough for him to give it all up.

“The courses were a bit outdated, the support from teachers was not very great, but it was tolerable. It was not great, but it was not bad, “he said.

“In 2020, the situation worsened dramatically. I do not know why it might have been because of Brexit [or the] pandemic [or] due to the introduction of a new course [in a similar area]. “

He claims that course material was uploaded too late, feedback was delayed and was often unclear or unfair.

To make matters worse, Tim claims no one responded when students raised these questions.

Tim was not alone in his experiences as MyLondon has spoken to other students who were also disappointed with the level of care and attention they received.

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University Facebook page is also filled with comments from students urging to have their work examined, and there are numerous Reddit threads on the subject.

Frustrated by the lack of commitment from the institution, Tim himself began to document the course’s failures website .

Eventually, he decided to quit and left the course before completing his education.

The experience has not only beaten him from the University of London, it has led him to reject higher education.

“I will probably never go to academia again,” he added. “I think this is a total setback for academia, not just in the UK, I do not know exactly why, but it’s obviously happening.

“It took a lot of time to get used to the idea of ​​leaving university, where I spent so much money, time and got so little.”

In response to the questions raised in this article, a spokesman for the University of London said: “The University of London is proud to provide first-class courses to all its students, no matter what course they are studying.

“We strive to ensure that all students have a positive experience during their studies with us, and we would encourage anyone who has a problem to take it up with us directly.”

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