The uni is good but what people need to really understand is that all universites are a business and businesses need to make money/profit none of them care about what you study as long as you pay your fees, they are happy. Is uni a waste of time? Not the slightest, however it is definitely misleading. we are told that if we go to uni we are guaranteed a good job, which is definitely not true...make tutition free.
This course gave a very good grounding in all aspects of multimedia technology. It covered all the basics and theory behind the various facets, and then let you specialise in areas you felt most interested in.
Some of the subjects covered included Web Design and Development, Virtual Reality for the Web, Interactive CD-ROM and DVD authoring, 3-D studio animation, CAD, Cinematography, Art in the multimedia age, Media Law, Media and Politics, sound editing, etc.
It is an ideal course if you are interested in different elements of multimedia but have not yet decided which is the best path for you.
London is great, and as a lad from the midlands it was great to come down here and see how much more there is to offer.
Being the capital city there are obviously more museums, galleries, clubs, restaurants, theatres etc then anywhere else in the country and there will always be plenty to keep you busy/entertained.
There is something for everyone, no matter what your interests down here, and the transport makes things really easy to get to and from with trains, busses and the underground.
As for Greenwich it self, it is an amazing place with lots of character and plenty to do.
The park is a great place to hang out in the summer and there are plenty of pubs on the river where you will be able to enjoy a couple of bevvies and waste away the afternoon/evenings.
It is also only a short train/DLR/boat ride away from central London so a great location.
The job prospects from this course are great, especially with the boom in all things multimedia and internet.
I got a job within 2 weeks of finishing the degree and have been working in web design ever since.
The course gives you a good grounding to be able to adapt to new technology and ideas and there are plenty of avenues available to go down with this degree behind you.
There is a good student union social life with plenty of events happening throughout the year at the various different campuses.
Clubs and Societies
There are various clubs/societies/teams you can join at Greenwich from the football/Rugby/Tennis etc sporting teams to debating, film etc teams
I lived in the purpose build student halls at the Avery Hill campus for the 3 years i was there. They are modern, clean and have all the essentials like shared kitchen, bathrooms (some come with en-suite) and the flats range from 4 - 9 people.
There is also university managed accommodation available in Greenwich and they help with finding accommodation around the area for all those students in their first year and overseas students
The university facilities are top-notch with a renovated campus set in the heart of Greenwich offering all the latest technology and large lecture rooms and classrooms.
The computer labs are all state of the art with plenty of support staff at hand to help you.
There is also a purpose built TV-studio with blue screen capability at the Avery Hill campus.
There are also gyms and plenty of sporting facilities.
Course and Lecturers
The lecturers on this course were all very knowledgeable and have worked in the field of Multimedia for many years now.
One of the lecturers is an acclaimed cinematographer who worked on films such as Interview with a vampire.