I started my degree with a focus on fine art, only to evolve and become a filmmaker. This was largely due to the constant reflection I underwent with my tutors. With access to free equipment rental and studio spaces, I was able to explore my work within an academic context. Without my time at UCA I would not have become the filmmaker I am today.
I would not have my current job without my University's support. As soon as I graduated my course leader introduced me to an alumni who was looking for interns to work with their company. From there I underwent an internship, freelanced for six months, and eventually landed a permanent job!
Course and Lecturers
The best thing about my course and its lecturers is that there was an abundance of support. Thanks to a very intimate student-to-teacher ratio, I also got the most out of tutorials and lectures. Whether it was my course leader, lecturers, dissertation advisor, or the technicians, I always had someone to turn to for help.
The most important thing my Student Union offered was support during any kind of academic issues (such as appeals or petitions). This has stopped us from feeling abandoned, knowing that there was a group delegated to supporting our best interests. Apart from that, our Student's Union was always good fun when it came to major events!
I have lived in both campus and private housing. During my first year on campus housing, I was put into a comfortable and clean house with international flatmates. It was great learning from each other's cultural backgrounds.
As a filmmaker I have easily saved thousands of pounds on equipment. In my final year I found myself shooting constantly throughout January to March. I wholeheartedly believe that my tuition fees has paid itself back in the amount of time I've spent in studios, photography darkrooms or renting film equipment.
Farnham is a small village (watch out for the sheep!) so it's not meant for someone who's priority is to go out every night.
Clubs and Societies
The societies were great, I was personally involved in Basketball.
Having said what you have said would you recommend your uni?