Yep the original post is from 13 Years ago. Things have really gone down hill since then.
Personally, do I also have an axe to grind?
Answer: Hell Yes!
However it is fully justified, given how I was treated at the UOR.
First of all I will point out one thing, I was previously known as Z3rO CooL, (Now 13thHouR) anybody who has seen the film Hackers, knows Hollywoods Fictional account of my antics back in the day. So as you may have guessed a BSc (Hons) Computer Science is something I could complete with my eyes closed. (Basically I was there to get the piece of paper that officially said I could do what I had been doing for decades).
I spent 3 Years at UOR, repeating part 1 (year in, year out, there own systems declared they had failed and allowed me to repeat), because they outright refused to carry out even basic reasonable Adjustments under the Equality Act 2010. This Culminated in them having to refund student finance as well as paying me compensation/hardship in an out of court settlement.
Basically I wasted 3 years of my life. I would say unless you really have no other choice, the UOR is not a place to study.
They do not even adhere to basic thresholds, the amount of Part 1 students that I had to teach Decimal/Binary conversion to was shocking. Basically UOR takes them on as a cash cow, knowing full well that around 80% of them do not have the basic skills needed to pass Part 1. So they fail and get booted after the first year. This goes on year in, year out. They oversubscribe the Degree Course knowing that in reality they will only have about 20% going on to the Part 2 and Part 3.