Maritime and Technology Faculty
East Park Terrace
You said: “We need water coolers (HNC Civil Engineering).”
Waters coolers have now been installed in the Andrews Computer Room and the Library.
You said: “The Health and Safety Unit should be run in period 1 only so period 2 can be spent on group project and other hand-ins (HNC Civil Engineering).”
The Health and Safety Unit only runs in period 1.
You said: “We are not satisfied with the current drawing studio (HNC Architectural Technology).”
We extended and refurbished the drawing studio.
You said:” The group project causes heavy workload (HNC Architectural Technology).”
The re-validation of the course has addressed this issue through a separate project for Architectural Technology students.
You said: “Home responsibilities can sometimes make it difficult for us to attend early morning lectures (BSc Information Systems Management).”
Streaming of post lecture videos are now available and are also being used by students in place of note taking.
You said: "The Library isn’t open for long enough, particularly at the weekend"
In response to student requests the library has been kept open on occasions (for example 15th and 22nd July, normal closing would have been 16:30).
You said: "We only have a rough idea of when holidays and resits are"
All schematics are now available on the Student Support Office MyCourse page. Joining Instructions are available on the WMA website.
You said: "myCourse not always accessible at weekend when trying to do work"
This year the Portal has undergone a transformation and has improved functionality and a range of new features to help students find information more easily.
You said: "Notice of changes to timetable not reaching students clearly"
The Faculty Office are now using text messages and digital signage to notify changes to the timetable.
You said: "Accommodation in phase 1 […] could be improved"
The Blyth Accommodation Block was repainted in Summer 2012 and a complete refurbishment of Shackleton was undertaken in Summer 2011, including new carpets, furniture and beds.
You said: "Sodexo’s card system often breaks and students loose out on money"
The card payment system has been reviewed and the balance is rolled over each week.
You said: "More activities on campus / No decent societies or extra curricular activities"
An X Box is available in Snooker Room. The Students’ Union will be providing more transport to allow WMA students to take part in activities at the main campus as well as running quiz nights and karaoke in Mariners Bar.
You said: "Could do more for help applying for loans and grants as it is unclear in applying how to register this type of course"
The Funding Advisor runs regular drop in sessions at WMA.
You said: "Feedback takes too long to get back to me"
We have a policy of getting feedback to you within four weeks of the hand-in date. We encourage all our staff to adhere to this policy.
You said: “We want Wi-Fi at WMA”
Throughout the Autumn term of 2013, Wi-Fi is being installed at WMA.
You said: “Classrooms were looking tired and outdated”
The Admiral Jellicoe (AJ) building has been completely refurbished over the summer of 2013 with new updated equipment and lighting.