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    Hey, i've applied to Scarborough campus (hull uni) studying Early childhood studies. just wondering if anyone else is planning on going there in September would be good to get to know some people before we all go??

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    Hey. Iv applied to do Business and Management course. Sent my ucas application off on 11th Jan. have you had any replies?


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    I've applied for Primary Education at Hull but haven't had a reply yet, has anyone else got any offers from Scarborough campus??
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    (Original post by kparry7)
    Hey. Iv applied to do Business and Management course. Sent my ucas application off on 11th Jan. have you had any replies?


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    ive been accepted for Early Childhood studies, really happy as both the course and uni are my first choice have you heard back yet? x
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    (Original post by emmarw1)
    I've applied for Primary Education at Hull but haven't had a reply yet, has anyone else got any offers from Scarborough campus??
    ive got an offer from Scarborough campus for Early Childhood studies Hope you hear back from them soon, they were really quickly on replying for me.
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    Anyone applied for educational studies???


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    (Original post by kayak dan)
    Anyone applied for educational studies???


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    I was going to apply for that but decided early childhood studies as I'm wanting to focus my study's and career on the early childhood sector. I have heard its a really good course though
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    (Original post by sophiella1993)
    I was going to apply for that but decided early childhood studies as I'm wanting to focus my study's and career on the early childhood sector. I have heard its a really good course though
    Thanks, i was having doubts... no one seems to be doing it!!! xD
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    I've firmed my place on the early childhood studies course at scarborough

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    Why I dislike the University of Hull, Scarborough Campus

    Why and how I came to this University

    Before I joined the University, I was just starting to get in to creating websites and already self-taught myself a few bits and bobs about it. I’ll admit, I wasn’t very good at the programming side compared to the industry and my college told me University would be a great way to learn more about a specialised subject area. I considered this because the only way I could really learn any more than the basics would be to get real world projects and complete them, anything I’d struggle with I could look up and complete.
    I really wanted to choose the best University, I knew I’d be there for a long time and I’d be in serious debt because of it, so I wanted to get it right. Using UCAS, I typed “Web Development” in to the search box, and up came several Universities that matched what I wanted to do. I applied for the ones that seemed the best but unfortunately got rejected by all of them but this one. This was due to my GCSE English grade only being a D. The Scarborough Campus accepted me straight away even before the results had come in, I was the very first person in my college to be overjoyed about the fact I got in to University, I didn’t even have to worry about passing or failing any of my A levels.
    The Problem

    I’ll try and keep this as short as possible, but the problem is that the title of the degree is wrongly named. We have very little work that relates to Web Design and Development and the reason I never left was because there was hope that the next year’s modules would teach me something. I was told the first year was only about getting everyone up to scratch anyway.
    I’ll summarise the first year and go in to detail later; I had to write book reviews in Media Culture and Society, make Photoshop posters for Principles of visual design, we had to make a video using after effects and make a portfolio of physically cutting and sticking images from the internet in to it. The only subjects that have had anything to do with the Web were Programming for Interactive media and Web Authoring; both of these subjects I did very well in but I felt the only reason I did so well was because I had previous knowledge. People without this background didn’t do so well because of the way it was taught. What makes it worse is that our feedback for our work was basically a cut and paste. It wasn’t specific for each student explaining where they went wrong, as each student got feedback which was mostly the same text word for word.
    The second year isn’t over yet, but I’m starting to lose hope that when we come out of the University we will not be prepared for industry. It seems like every module on this course has found an excuse to be included in the degree programme and while many people find it useless they just get on with it anyway – It’s wrong. My degree will be a lie; it will be titled “Web Design and Development” but I won’t know how to develop websites for the industry like the University wants, instead I will be trained to write reports, documentation and cut and stick images in books – I am even losing my motivation to code because of this.
    What I want to see change

    Right now the University is marking me mostly for my writing skills and not my web development and design, especially for research methods which is setting me up for a bigger module doing the exact same thing next year – both of which I and more than half of the people on the course find pointless.
    Programming for the Web/ Interactive Media and Information Management seem to have the right idea, however I’d like more freedom on how I can complete the coursework, and I’d also like the documentation not to affect the mark as much as it does. For example, I would like freedom to use industry standard technologies and alternate web solutions in some cases (MySQL instead of PostgreSQL in Information Management).
    The web is an ever expanding platform, new technologies are always coming out and we need to keep up to date with them, so it would be nice if the modules and their lecturers could do the same, but maybe future generations will have mixed views, so more free electives would be one of the first things I’d like the University to introduce. These could include responsive web design, PHP frameworks, JavaScript libraries, content management systems and how to make custom themes and plugins for them.
    Conclusion

    I didn’t mean to sound rude or stubborn, but I am paying a lot of money for the degree to learn Web design and development, and I don’t feel I’m getting my money's worth. I can’t just leave because I am very close to completing the programme. 2nd, 3rd and even 4th years who have done industry experience and own their own local businesses also find some of the above a problem as stated in a course review. I would like the University to consider these changes so that my third year can be more satisfactory and so future generations will enjoy their time here.
    Thank you for taking your time to read this.
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    The Digital Arts degree is similarly misleading
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    Hi all
    I had my interview for Primary Education at Hull Uni Scarborough Campus and got an offer last week! I am accepting and will hopefully be coming in September 2013! Just wondering if there is anyone else going in September to study Primary Education? Would be good to know some people before you get there!
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    (Original post by kayak dan)
    Anyone applied for educational studies???


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    I've got a conditional for education studies, you heard back?
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    (Original post by DarkReminiscence)
    I've got a conditional for education studies, you heard back?
    Yep, I also got an offer!!!
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    Firmed Scarborough - Hull university

    anyone else?
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    (Original post by sstanley1993)
    I've firmed my place on the early childhood studies course at scarborough

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    Hey I've firmed my offer for early childhood too x can't wait till September x
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    (Original post by kayak dan)
    Thanks, i was having doubts... no one seems to be doing it!!! xD
    I'm in my second year of Educational Studies at Scarborough so if you have any questions I can help out
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    I have firmed today, a place on the primary teaching course! I thought this would be useful to get to know people on the same course?
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    Hi Abbie, I'm going to be on the same course
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    Do you guys have any idea what kind of accommodation you're going to choose yet? I'm being a warden for one of the student houses next year so you could end up living with me! Haha
 
 
 
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