I am enjoying uni so far, really loving what I am learning and have met some lovely people. One thing I would like is a baking society! That would be really fun and I might look into setting one up.
There is always opportunities to collaborate with other students and increase your work experience.
Good tutorials from staff, lots of lessons so feels like we are getting our moneys worth in that respect. There could be better class to class/ day to day feedback as we only get feedback when it is the end of the unit, if we could get daily feedback on the sessions we complete in uni that would be highly motivational.
I think it looks good, there is always someone out in the courtyard promoting something. There could be a better course to course chat, our course SU member has not spoken to us about the SU since he became the member.
For the most part they're very good, excellent library and shop. Could use a better variety of foods available in the canteen, some of the quality seems quite poor and there could be a better cold option available that is not just rubbish sandwiches in the shop.
Yes it is a short bus ride away or a 45 minute walk (i personally choose the bus).
At the university there is an abundance of societies to join, unfortunately they cost money to be a part of them in a lot of cases.
Could use more feedback. I haven't needed any counselling services so I canno't say if this service is good or not.
Good, ups and downs. The course and university itself is really good and I enjoy it a lot. Socializing is fun and managing your time is also really important to do well at uni.
Good contacts and industry evenings
Like the tutors and help on offer and outside lecturers/tutors from industry more trips to london and galleries and events/ contacting and connecting with industry
Very good facilities and good use of space but could be bigger
Yes, about a 30minute walk to uni
AUB has good societies, but not a lot of sport however you can use BU's sports facilities.
Uni has been an incredible journey so far, I love the freedom as well as the workand i have met so many great people and have had the best experiences so far! I have been ill a fair bit but I would say that's the only downfall I have encountered, except for the ever growing stress levels.
Everyone gets regular emails regarding certain opportunities that may boost your portfolio, allow you to meet people in the industry and more. I have also signed up to the careers programme where you get sent emails more specified to your line of work and everything that could help with your future.
In Modelmaking we get taught every way of making something, loads of different techniques to use in the future which is great however I love to sculpt (its my thing) starting second year I thought we would focus more on what we love and develop our skills in these areas however I have found that this course in particular is more into hard edge than soft edge which means if I want to create a cool sculpting project I will have to learn mostly from the internet as the course tutors don't push us to create things in that area.
I don't know a huge amount about them, I know they organise a lot of events and activities which are always fun to go to especially if there are freebies!
In my course we are allowed to use the workshop all the time so we have unlimited uses and on all the machines and equipment as well as a huge range of materials to pick from. The Uni has plenty of resources at our disposal like computers, laptops, books, photocopiers, printers and staff always there to help.
In 1st Year I stayed in halls, I always got the bus to Uni as its too long of a walk but the buses take 10 mins there and if you miss one you don't have to wait even 5 mins for another! There is a local shop very close to Uni as well as a doctors surgery and a pharmacy which is always helpful especially if you get freshers flu. If you want to go to the closest high street for charity shopping, Winton high street is 15 mins away.
There are a huge amount of societies available to join. Even though I haven't joined one yet I want to in 3rd year as ive heard from so many people that they are a lot of fun and it gives you some purpose in life if you're feeling down and need an uplift especially when you are crammed with Uni work.
In 1st year we talked a lot to the tutors and they gave us feedback all the time however in second year we are let to figure things out on our own more often, we still get feedback but if we want a more detailed explanation or advice we have to go ask for it instead of it just being given.
I have really enjoyed the Uni! Really good and nice environment! The staff are friendly and you have a wide range of lectures specialised on that subject. The University has plenty of guest speakers and events across the year!
I am only in the first year so not totally sure. However, there are various guest speakers who talk about life after Uni.
The lectures are mostly understanding and give good advice. Some of them can be lazy and not be as committed to the course.
This is very good!
They're good and free to book slots for! It is all very simple
Yeah. It is a bus journey but is fine. I like where the campus is.
There is so many and you can even make your own. I think this is something very strong with the University!
there is lost of feedback sessions but these are sometimes not a friendly experience.
im a 1st year architect student and so far its great as its an very busy course, the staff are very friendly around the university and specially library which is busy all the time.
we have a place where we can go to get help at uni, they help us to write our cv or any careers related help.
its more of an individual effect work, and always keeps us busy that i like the most. we have 3 room but its open for all the architecture students like 1,2,3 and master students all shared
facilities are great and the student union team is alway around when needed
AUB have some excellent facilities, which includes arts bar, arts and craft shop and corner shops also lots of equipments related to studies like the workshop of wood, metal and raisin
Arts university is in a very good and safe location. for me its a walking distance to the university. there are few local shops around but also a arts bar, a mini arts and craft shop and also a corner shop where i aways buy my lunch from because its freshly made.
the university is very lively and there are lots of clubs and society at university, i myself m involved in few,
I have loved every second. The university is incredible and very social. Have already made friends for life. I hope soon I am able to get more involved with the course and work very hard.
They give us loads of opportunities with guest speakers, one of the best courses.
What I like the most is the freedom and support for creative ideas. The least is that it can be very slow moving which is hard when you are eager to learn.
Incredible but food and drink is very expensive.
Only a bus ride away, not in town. Next year will be much closer!
Very good and dedicated. The university supports all societies and sports.
Very good always spoken about student all know where support is.
The food at university is overpriced and unaffordable for most people. Transport is very expensive for students- bus pass is 250 for the year. The university facilities are great and tutors are helpful but the housing is poor and run very badly.
There are often workshops available to all students
Most- lots of discussion between peers and lecturers Least- lack of clarity on marking criteria and grading, leave things last minute. Course feels disorganised
Very very good!!!
Very good but there is not always enough space
It is slightly out of the way unless you live in Winton but houses go pretty quickly, not many shops in the area so food is expensive at uni
It's not too bad, counselling not very helpful
Over the last three years I have enjoyed university. I enjoy what I create and the new machines that we have the opportunity to use. However I am not one of those students that can rely on hand outs from family to be able to afford to survive at university - so I have worked two jobs throughout my time at university and I don't feel like universities fully understand that a lot of students have to fend for themselves. As my student finance does not cover my rent, which is on the slightly higher end of homing in this area, it is hard to balance work life, social life and university life. I enjoy working and am looking forward to finishing university, but I do not regret having attended.
During my first year of university, we had a term dedicated to finding an internship or placement opportunity. They also put on career event evenings so that we can make connections and have an insight into the life after university.
What I like most about my course is that we have professionals from the industry give lectures about their life and experience, which is an interesting part to learn about. I also like that we are encouraged to use lots of different equipment that will not be easily accessible to us outside of university. What I like least about my course is that now I am in my final year we are not given as much taught time as previous years. I feel for the amount that we pay to be at university we should have support and regular lessons. While writing our dissertation a lot of fellow coursemates felt like we did not get enough support and still do not feel like we know how to write an academic essay.
The Union representatives make an active effort to make sure that everyone at university is able to be heard and represented. There are constantly events put on and they are very active on social media.
As the university is fairly small I think it has a lot of facilities considering. The campus always looks respectable and has a high quality level of equipment.
The location of my housing is very close to university and has a large, secluded driveway which helps to feel safer and more private. I live with several other housemates, most of whom are not students. The landlords make an effort to make sure everything is kept in a good condition and respond quickly when there are problems.
As the university is fairly small, there is a limited amount of activities available - however we are able to join Bournemouth University's societies, which gives us a lot of options. I have not really looked into these as I work part time outside of University to help with my bills.
When specifically asked the tutors are able to fairly quickly arrange meetings/tutorials with you so that you can talk through any support you may need. Counselling I know is also accessible on our campus, however I have never have to use it so I don't know much else on that side of things.
I have enjoyed meeting so many different people and finding who I am as an artist. However, we barely attend the actual university (despite our massive fees!!) and I don't feel that there is much obvious help in finding placements, internships or postgraduate opportunities.
They bring in postgraduates and professionals to tell us their experiences however I still feel unaware of placements and helping me find an actual job. Instead illustrators are usually self-employed but I would rather work for a company
I like that we can do our projects on such a broad subject but I feel that often the feedback is lacking and our lecturers seem too busy to help us. Sometimes they are trying to get you to do it independently but it can affect your grade if you don't receive professional opinions to improve upon it.
I think the student services represent opinions better than the union but t
we have uni sex toilets which made a lot of people feel more comfortable and the university is modern with lots of food available and a library open till late.
Yes there is lots of student housing in Winton which is a 10 minute walk or if you get the accommodation it's right next to it. There is plenty of shops in Winton
The societies and sports are cheap which is really good and there's a variety from rowing to yoga.
I think the feedback is extremely variable and can be quite vague but there is a lot of mental health support from the university including free counselling which is amazing!
very good, tutors very good but there are too many students so we lack one to one access. Shame no parking for students on campus. Student services are excellent. overall good safe atmosphere and very friendly
they seem very keen to promote this
good atmosphere not enough one to one tutor assistance and course is too large for facilities
seem very friendly and busy
i commute from homw, 35miles
they seem ok but i do not use them
student services are excellent, tutors good but they have too many students to offer enough time to