first year was awful, second and third year was so much better and way more supportive, i'm glad i persevered through first year and continued to study the subject
in second year we have the ability to contact relevant people and get in touch with people, and in third year we have a whole unit to get in touch with people
most - the freedom to look at what we want and the time to research it
Very good, always making improvements
very good, lots of things that other universities don't have
yeah, 10 minute bus ride from town but 15 minute walk from winton highstreet
So far I have really enjoyed my time at AUB, the lecturers are very knowledgeable in their specialisms and are always pushing us to experiment and explore filmmaking. They are very supportive and great at teaching. I think Bournemouth is a great place to go to university as theres always different clubs and pubs holding events, it's great for nightlife, as well as having many things to do during the day, theres a great beach.
Theres always career weeks running and events with industry experts, as well as guest lecturers. There seems to be a lot of support to help students get work placements and jobs after graduating.
Film Production is very practical, with the option to make and develop films happening all the time, this hands on, throwing you into the deep end approach is very effective at teaching valuable collaboration skills as well as helping to put all of the students on a level playing field. There are sometimes quite long lectures for film history but they get broken up and breaks are allowed to help keep students feeling refreshed.
Great student union team who always run good events and awareness campaigns
Great facilities, lots of equipment to use, such as workshops, art studios with printing presses, dark rooms, filming and photography studios, many different computer labs with all sorts of software on. Theres a great library with a great variety of books and DVDS, as well as laptop renting facilities.
University is around a 15 minute bus to the accomodation buildings in Lansdowne, with the buses running very regularly, so even thought the uni isn't in the town centre it's very easy to get to.
Good variety of sports and societies, AUB students are also able to join BU societies if they have one that AUB doesn't so thats a bonus.
Often have tutorials to discuss work 1 on 1 and support is always available through emails, and meetings can be arranged if necessary. The uni also offer free counselling and advice sessions if needed as well as essay writing support.
It has been a rollercoaster of experiences, very exciting, scary, stressful , insightful and eye opening all at once. I have met some amazing people and have learn a lot more than I ever imagined. The uni has Would one hundred percent recommend .
It trains you to be prepared for industry in whatever course you are in. Also the uni is based on collaboration so students must interact with others from different courses
I really like that the course is very hands on and interactive , although it can get very tiring as you are standing most of the time. I do not like that the course has some topics that are very confusing
It is very complete and the student representation is very visible and present
The are outstanding
It is in good distance from my accommodation only 20 minutes by bus, but it is rather far from the town .
I have not joined any in my uni but i have see that they have a wide selection. Also have access to join the neighbour university's sports and societies
It is highly offered and very well known although i have not taken advantage of it as of yet
Overall it has been good and i am glad that i decided to to come to this University. I have met new people and made lifetime friends. The course has taught me a lot and I will be taking that into my life and learning from it as life goes on. I have also grown as a person while hear and it has given me the opportunity to become the best version of me
We are given support when making our portfolios, CV's and websites. There are also shows at the end of the final year to help show off work to potential places to work and start to get work out there
I most like tht we are given the time to get on with work and they understand that we need this time but we are given the opportunity to talk to our tutors if we want to. Also the access to using software and technology such as, 3D printers, laser cutters, all adobe software, architecture based software and virtual reality. Least is that some lectures are repeated throughout the time of the course which feels like a waste of time when I could be getting on with work. Also tutors sometimes contradict each other which makes it confusing to know what we are meant to be doing
It good they, check in with students multiple times through out the year and they have clear directions to where they are located, and can always go in and talk to them. I think they represent us great as well, I've seen changes be made while being here from feedback that's been given
The facilities are good, have greatly improved since I first arrived here. Lots of facilities supplied for all types of courses including, workshop, art studios and access the software that would be expensive to use if not a student.
As a general it is, even if accommodation is far away the buses from the university take you everywhere you may need to go
Not sure, I know there are societies but I am not a member of any, and there are more sports teams at the Bournemouth University rather than the arts one
The support when it comes to feedback isn't awful but as a general it can be a bit confusing as the tutors tell you one thing then you do what they say and in the feedback they complain that you didn't do it, which is confusing when moving forward onto another project. The personal support is very good, a lot is offered to help students and it is goo that counselling is completely confidential, making it easy to talk to them when feeling overwhelmed or when having other issues
I've enjoyed it but it's been quite lonely at times, as I'm from Ireland and have no family near by. I also don't get student loan, so I live off and pay all my bills off what I earn when at work at weekends, which can make me quite tired, and struggle to have time for work in uni too. It's also hard to live off less than £400 a month.
Lots and lots of people from industry come in to do guest talks and work with degree students, it's really helpful to know the uni has such close links!
Most - the variety of things you learn and being put in classes with people of similar interests Least - can be a bit unorganised sometimes
Really good, always coming up with events during and outside of uni and active on social media too!
Really good, zero complaints!
Yes - it's a 10 minute bus journey but isn't close to the town or many shops.
There's a good range of societies to join, lots of variety, such as; yoga, burlesque, bad movies etc
Depending on your tutor the feedback can be really clear or confusing, I think that's just down to if you understand them and them as a tutor rather than the uni. There are lots of counselling offers but the drop in sessions should have more people on.
University is much harder than i thought it would be, its been a constant struggle with money, where to live, deadlines and working to earn more money. But i am so pleased i get to do it all at such a great uni, in such a great location, near the beach.
i am continually getting emails from student unions, course leaders, about workshops to help prepare you for life after uni, as well as tons of work experience, internships and plenty of other exciting opportunities
what i like the most is how fun, and practical the course is. Im not keen on writing tons of essays, and i think the course has really ensured that that is kept to a minimum whilst focusing more on the making. what i dislike the most is how little tech support we are given, i struggle a lot with the different software we are taught to use and just dont feel there is enough lesson time on this.
i think our student union is one of the best, they strive to be completely conclusive of everyone, and have the made the university feel safe, fun and very diverse
i think my uni has everything we need, i cant complain. however i do think to make it even better there could be more shops close by, either on or off campus. food on campus is very expensive.
majority of accommodation is a bus journey away, this usually only take 15 minutes. This isnt much of an issue but it would be nice to have more local amenities close by, as the food and drink and uni can be quite expensive.
we have a lot of societies at our uni, considering its an arts uni we also have a lot of sports on offer.
fantastic. My dad recently passed away and I didnt even know if id be able to come back to uni. But my course leaders have been so supportive, always helping me where they can, and being very understanding. I have also made full use of the free counselling offered by my uni, i was going once a week for nearly eight weeks. I cannot explain how much this helped.
its been hell! stress stress and more stress! you don't receive proper help, you pay so much money and they don't care about your personal life, i have to work to stay here but apparently that's not good enough i should be devoting 24 hours a day to fashion!
they offer a live project or 2 months placement
i like that tutors have good knowledge of the subject but they spend too much time with their favourites
i don't know anything they have done
there is none
wellbeing is brilliant
The course is fun but stressful at times, especially when you lose motivation (which happens to everyone from time to time) it's almost impossible to catch up and there's no support. However the city and the people are incredible and are the main reason for the uni being so good in my opinion.
They do a lot of optional lectures and workshops but they aren't advertised very well at all, and most people don't attend because they don't know about them until the day/after. Other than that, there isn't much.
I love the course because it's exactly what i want to be doing, however there are frustrations to do with the tutors as they all tell you completely different things which makes it so hard to learn.
It's not as great as Bournemouth Uni in terms of the events, the support and the fundraising. But when it comes to mental health and environmental awareness, they're really good.
The uni has so many facilities and equipment that we can use, it's one of the best things about the uni.
The university is not within a suitable walking distance from the student accomodations, the town centre and most of the shops. But it is only a 15 minute bus journey away.
There aren't very many, other than sports and art. Compared to other universities they have a tiny selection.
Academically, the tutors love giving feedback and are extremely helpful. However when it comes to personal issues, whether they're affecting the course or its finance related, they seem to disconnect and don't provide much support at all.
It's been brilliant. As a mature student I had my doubts about whether I'd be able to succeed, but I'm now in my third and final year, and deciding to get my degree is the best decision I've ever made. I've learned so much and grown so much as a person, not just with my academic knowledge, but with my confidence, social skills and friendships too.
By running multiple sessions on employability skills, how to freelance, how to set up your own business, how to put together a creative portfolio. Sessions are run continuously throughout the degree and more help given on a case-by-case basis if someone has specific questions/needs that aren't offered in these sessions.
I like the teaching staff most. They're knowledgeable and incredibly supportive. The way they run lectures and workshops is always informative and interesting. The thing I like least is the apathy of some of my fellow students, who fail to turn up consistently, and this means our workshops aren't as diverse as they could be. I don't think they realise that our learning is collaborative in many ways.
They represent the students' academic and social interests.
Catering is limited but very nice. Somewhat pricey. Campus stays open til 9pm which is probably for the best, as I'd be tempted to stay later and that wouldn't be good for my physical and mental health after a time. Library facilities and academic resources are very extensive and accessible.
Somewhat. It's a bus ride away from most amenities but the campus facilities are very decent.
Very broad, and if AUB doesn't have the kind of society someone wants to join, we are able to utilise the resource of our friends and neighbours at Bournemouth University.
Very good indeed. Through our tutors and Student Services, there is a comprehensive range of academic and pastoral support available, be it one-on-one tutorials, study skills sessions, counselling, GP advice and more.
im loving university and would recommend t to anyone, Ive been given such independence with work and home life. I love where I live and having the opportunity to meet new people
my uni is amazing with giving live briefs
I love the amount of contact hours, loads of one to ones !! more workshops
amazing !!! loads of opportunities
accommodation first year was far but the bus stop was in a walking distance
good but not as many opportunities in bournemouth art compared to bournemouth University
tutors feedback and support is taken seriously which is very beneficial