Tricky moving to a new city but totally out weighed by the amount I've learnt and the people I've met. Before I started Uni I was insecure but pushing through all the work and nailing my deadlines has given me so much confidence.
Regular email for work experience opportunities and they also run an internship program within the site studios.
Practical lessons are really helpful and engaging and taught by amzing tutors for the most part, sometimes feel a little bit left behind in terms of written work though.
I haven't thought about getting involved and never heard anything about it.
Great. Bristol facilitates so many genres of music and is great for what im interested in, dance music. Loads of young people and chances to meet new friends.
Really good. Help and support is on hand for all manor of troubles including personal issues.
It's been great! I moved from another university at the start of my second year because the uni and course was not for me and I was only just passing my modules. However, when I joined dBs my grades started improving instantly and I enjoyed what I was doing much more, and was even treated in a more professional manner. I have felt my skills develop a lot since starting my journey with dBs, and I am sad to be finishing. However, I look forward to using the knowledge gained from dBs to pursue a career in music.
Firstly, the guest lectures provided by dBs Music are extremely valuable. They give students an insight into the way practitioners within the music/sound industry work. A variety of content is covered in the guest lectures, so there's something for everyone! I am going to one next week which has a specific focus on how to get a job in the music industry. I have been encouraged to bring my CV, which I will have a chance to develop during the workshop. Secondly, dBs productions are involved with numerous projects and often send out emails which offer students the opportunity to take part in the projects. These are great for building up student's experience.
The structure of the lessons gives students the opportunity to present their work to the class and teacher and get feedback. This works very well as it is great to have feedback on your work.
There are many different events on that I used to attend frequently such as dBs student parties, DJ workshops, and synthesiser and sequencer jam sessions. However, now that I am in my third year I have found that I must prioritise areas of work such as my dissertation, and as a result I have not been taking part in all of the student activities and workshops available.
The facilities are amazing! As well as the incredible studios downstairs, the equipment in the class rooms is amazing. I particularly like the production suites on the first floor. I find these a good way to get a way from noisy and distracting environments, I just a book a personal production suite and come to dBs.
Great! I love Bristol! The Drum & Bass music Bristol has to offer is immense. There are 2-3 events on per week.
There is not as much talk of societies, but there are the DJ workshops and synth jam sessions etc. they're great!
The support is great. I have at least two 1-2-1 tutorials with the teacher for each of my modules each semester. Teachers are usually happy to give students extra tutorials if they are needed. The student support facilities are great! Students can book in an hour session to talk through any questions or problems they have.
Pretty ok, quite hard. Work could have more support sometimes. Equipment is really good, lots of synths and keyboard and speakers to use. Well worth checking the uni out.
Puts on employment week.
Not enough 1-2-1 lecture time, but good eqipment provided and spaces to use.
Helpful and quick to reply
i’ve loved it so far, just excited to carry on and see what I can get out of this course/ where it’ll take me.
There’s lots of talks and resources provided which can help majorly
Thing I like most is the teachers and the way of teaching they use. Least favourite is the fact that there isn’t that many people in the classes
don’t know about it?
amazing, so much to do for anyone
also very good, although in Bristol some are closing
very good, I know where i’m at with work and know who I can talk to about anything
Loved it. I don’t want it to end! I’m considering a masters after I graduate. It’s given me a lot of confidence and I’ve met a lot of great people along the way who I think will be friends for life.
It arranges many guest lectures in which we can get great insight into different areas such as production, mastering, and even music business. It’s good to hear from professionals in the industry.
I love how encouraging the tutors are for things like 1 to 1 support, which are extremely uncommon at most universities. This helps massively as you’re individually getting the support you need to produce great work. I have no problems with how the courses are taught.
We do not have a student union as such, although if we have problems with something in the university or a suggestion, we share it with our appointed spokes person who will let the tutors know in their frequent meetings with them. This seems to work well as it is so direct.
Amazing!! The only downside is that each student is only allowed 3 hours per week to use the studios, this makes it quite difficult as sometimes the facilities can take a while to setup leaving not much time to actually use them.
I love the city and I am used to city life, I come from a city so it suits me fine.
When I first started dbs in 2016, there wasn’t many societies. However, they have now made genre societies which should be good.
Great. I’ve used both and as mentioned previously, it’s definitely not something you’d see at most ‘normal’ universities.
dBs is perfect for me, I love it here. I feel at home, met life long friends and contacts and learn everything I want to know. As I write this we are on our way to an amazing industry trip at Db audiotekniks.
This uni is great with industry contacts and guest lectures. They offer us opportunities we couldn't get elsewhere and provide us with all the knowledge and more of the course provided. I couldn't speak more highly of a university for reaching a person's full potential.
My course is open to everyone's interpretation of it. It offers opportunities to everyone. In one term I feel I have progressed further in my career in audio than I have in the previous year. The only issue I could say is that as first year live sound in Bristol there is still improvements to be made to the teaching space. However it makes little difference to how the course is taught and dBs more than over provides for this anyway.
As far as I know there isn't a student union for dBs in Bristol. It's part of marjon in Plymouth which I'm sure has a student union but being such a small place it's like one community anyway.
This uni offers me the best facilities I could possibly ask for. I came here from another, very large and reputable university and dBs offers just as much.
Bristol is perfect. I would change nothing.
I don't think what I write here could explain fully how immersive the clubs and societies Bristol has to offer.
I have no idea about counselling but tutor support is second to none due to our small class size of 14.
My personal experience of dBs so far has been much better than i expected, and wish that i had applied sooner. The staff are welcoming and the tutors are knowledgeable. The tutors are also clearly in love with their respective subjects and spread positivity
Showing us different sides of the industry, and giving us relevant experience with industry standard approaches; but also promoting innovation. The different styles of music production we cover, allows us to create club music, as well as scores for movies and television use. The facilities and equipment we use is exactly what you would expect to see from a professional studio. as well as hardware for DJing live or working in clubs
I feel that the course tutors are very knowledgeable and are always on hand to provide help. I love how we have access to the uni music studios whenever we need and the tutors help where ever they can. The tutors also suggest relevant reading material, and are great at explaining things in ways multiple student can understand. The only issue i have found is that some students on the course complain about class hours being too late or lasting too long, as my class has full days running into the evening. I personally do not have an issue with this however.
I personally do not get too invloved with the student union, but then again i dont really have any complaints or comments for them
In regards to equipment, The facilities are better than i expected when i was applying. Computers are always available and everywhere is always clean. The toilets are easy to locate as well as there being enough of them.
I have lived in Plymouth most of my life, The city is not great for me and i plan to move to a different one in the future. But as a location for the university its good.
I personally haven't taken part in any clubs yet as i have my own extra curricular activities that i take part in.
The tutors are great at responding to emails quickly, and offer great advice on how to improve my work. Tutorial session are offered to us weekly, which i personally have taken advantage of in the past. I also use the universities councillor facilities. The staff are lovely, and the building that the meetings take place in is warm and welcoming. The wait for to see councillors is also very short compared to NHS as i only had to wait for a few weeks before my first session. There is also a scheme for recording artists to have their names put on a list, so if i need a vocalist or another musician to record for me, I can find one easily.
this has been an amazing learning curve where I've learned to push the boundaries of what i know and has helped me to understand the intricacies of what i want to do for my life.
There is a great project in which we are pushed to create our own production within the music industry and there is a lot of help from lecturers, informing us of important events and people to contact in the industry.
My favourite part about the way this course is taught is that every lecture brings you something to be inspired about and keeps perspective fresh on the subject. The only complaint i could give is i wish there was more time available in studios
I feel that it's pretty small right now due to the uni being a small campus
Amazing. The mixing studio is everything any engineer could want - and there are 5 other studios, with equipment in the storeroom for session hire you can't go wrong.
Bristol is an incredible city, full of culture and inspiring art everywhere to be seen.
There aren't many clubs, but the campus does put on open mic nights and events, which are very fun.
The support is more than enough for anybody. When i asked about counselling i was put straight on a waiting list to be seen, i feel like the people dealing with this actually care.
I've really enjoyed it. The course is great, the people on it are great, the people teaching it are fantastic and approachable. I was initially surprised at how small the campus was, but I really appreciate how it keeps people together.
Work experience assignments, networking events.
Most: That we have a lot of access to online resources at all times via Google Drive. Least: That we often have to figure out how to do the more difficult (advanced) tasks on our own.
I'm not involved in my Students' Union because I can't take on more responsibilities and live far from the location.
I love Bristol a lot, and liked that the campus is right in the centre of Temple Meads.
Not that many clubs, but there area lot of health related evening activities.
It’s nothing out of the ordinary. Still living at home so feels like normal. I’m Not your typical uni student and I don’t experience it in the same way others might.
Not sure yet. Only a first year
I don’t like a crowded classroom I like my tutor/teachers
I haven’t really got around to finding out about the student union
I don’t live in the city
Very good so far