Online Pre-Sessional ‘End-of-Course’ Student Survey 21st September 2020
The Online Pre-Sessional has met my expectations:
The Online Pre-Sessional started well:
The learning objectives were made clear to me for each week:
I learned a lot from the writing/reading classes:
I learned a lot from the speaking/listening classes:
I enjoyed the course:
I have found the online course materials useful and stimulating:
I have found the projects and assignments interesting:
The workload was manageable:
I have found the tutorials with my reading and writing teacher helpful:
I have found the tutorials with my listening and speaking teacher helpful:
The online Monday classes were taught well:
I developed a good relationship with my teachers:
I developed a good relationship with my fellow students:
Online Pre-Sessional 2020 Student Comments:
"I really like this pre-sessional course! The tutors are very kind and responsible."
Qinyu Dai (Law Pathway)
"It's a nice journey, I met two nice teachers and a group of awesome classmates. Also, I learned something useful."
Zhiya Zang (STEM Pathway)
"Very satisfied with the online course."
Jinxin He (STEM Pathway)
"The course was well-drafted and well-executed."
Jahnavi Murthy Mocherla (Law Pathway)
"The Online Pre-Sessional course is really helpful. It helps me a lot in essay writing and presentation preparation."
Haoyu Wang (Law Pathway)
"I really enjoy the lessons and tutorials, and I have made a lot of progress."
Ge Zhang (Law Pathway)
"I would like to thank all the teachers for their company and instruction for one month, especially Jenna and Edward. They are very responsible and timely in answering emails and giving feedback, which helped me solve many problems and I also learned a lot of knowledge. I hope I can learn from them in the future."
Wenjing Yan (HSS Pathway)
"I found the course very useful to proceed onto the LLM programme."
Filippo Capitanio (Law Pathway)
"The Pre-Sessional has taught me a lot, such as time management, writing skills, presentation skills and to do a better seminar, making me getting ready for my Master's course in advance."
Xiangxian Li (HSS Pathway)
"The tutors are very responsible, reply to the email in a timely manner, and provide specific suggestions."
Mingyan Zhang (HSS Pathway)
"I enjoyed the course; the tutors were very helpful and their teaching methods were informative."
Mays Hikmat Majeed Albu-Rghaif (STEM Pathway)
"I am very satisfied with this course, which enables me to have a lot of professional knowledge in preparing for presentation and writing papers, which I believe will be of great help to my study after I enter the school."
Meng Li (HSS Pathway)
"In my opinion, pre-sessional helped me to develop my writing, reading, and speaking skills. I have not been experienced with a presentation. I acquired how I can do a presentation. Also, I developed my writing skills. I cited from lots of writers. I have not been experienced this kind of writing in my life. It helps me to develop my skills…All in all, I can say that overview of the pre-sessional is really nice because I developed my skills."
Evrim Cetin (Law Pathway)
"It was great to watch the business-related lectures in the course and the contents were interesting."
Waka Sato (HSS Pathway)
"I did Pre-Sessional B and C and I gained an insight into university study before my I started my LLM. It was also helpful to get used to life in Britain by making friends and exploring the city together. Doing research on legal issues and writing essays is helping with my final dissertation now. I highly recommend it because at the end you will feel confident in your academic studies."
"Needless to say, I have learnt English skills, specifically the methods to cite articles and books in your legal writing. I also had a lot of opportunities to meet students who are studying different subjects such as Science and Business. The conversation with these students in English was fascinating and inspiring.”
"The Pre-Sessional course was really helpful to me. I had classes with plenty of exercises, which helped me to improve my English skills in an academic environment. I also had a preview of my main course, having regular lectures, writing essays and practising presentations, with really good individual feedback. Thus, I am much more prepared now in my Master's degree."
"The Pre-Sessional English Programme was a great experience for me. There was a wide variety of opportunities to study English. I made several presentations, took academic lectures and improved my essay skills. Especially in essay skills I was surprised, because almost all non-native students seemed to have problems writing essays in the class: for example, how to follow cohesion and coherence. The style of academic study is different from my country, so it was a good opportunity for me to get used to it before starting my main course of study."
"My experiences on the Pre-Sessional were the most valuable I have ever experienced, in terms of not only improving my English skills, but also in gaining knowledge of the economic and political situations in foreign countries, and having the opportunity to meet students who have job experience. Of course, the classes on the Pre-Sessional course improved my English skills. The teachers were very kind and cooperative. Thanks to these classes, I now completely understand the structure of academic essays. But there is an extra advantage in taking the Pre-Sessional course: since there were many Masters and PhD students who had already had jobs in their countries, I gained a lot of information about jobs. A Masters student, who is a top manager of a film company in his country, told me about his experience and gave me precious advice which impressed me a lot. So the Pre-Sessional course improved my English skills amazingly and gave me the most valuable experience I have ever had."
"I had such a great time in the Pre-Sessional English course here at Queen Mary. Particularly, how this course was taught is really helpful, even for studying Insessional modules as well. Moreover, the class was brilliant, as it provided lots of additional benefits for me, apart from the study of English, because most of the classes on this course consist of LLM students, who are most likely to get high-status jobs in their country, such as lawyers or paralegal professionals. Therefore, I feel that this course was really beneficial for my study abroad life at Queen Mary."