Best years of my life. It’s amazing when you are studying something you are so passionate about and knowing that this course can lead to a job doing your favourite thing in the world!
We have a whole module based on work based learning.
Most; relaxed environment, always engaging and enjoyable lectures. Least: Can’t think of anything negative
Amazing! And the techs are always happy to help you find anything you are looking for.
Amazing, very close to the centre so in walking distance of everything. Love the location and love the city!!
The support is amazing! Lectures and support staff always going above and beyond to help anyone!
very good. its lead me onto a career path I would never have expected to be going into. my industry knowledge is pretty on point now and I have much greater goals in life.
we have work base learning modules that invole making cv's. ways to contact employers. and working on online portfolio and networking.
i enjoy being out of my comfort zone and learning new things such as sound design techniques and programming and implementation skills. the only issue i would say is problems with software updates in gaming are common such as levels not working with current software.
personally i dont get involved. i am focusing on building my own company outside of uni based around sound for games app and visual media so would preffer to put my time and effort into that. i have links into the union members if i needed to find any info out
equipment is very good . although there are small software based issues at times,
pretty hectic although i do prefer it to the Welsh valleys. so much more opportunity, events and networking opportunities.
very good. there are clubs for various forms of music. building different equipment such as midi consoles and compressors.
very good. teachers here are on point and well involved in students work loads any issues can normally be resolved quickly.
Awesome, I love it. My course is perfect, what I learn is definitely what I want to do. Ive had so many opportunities for work, proffesional work and the use of the facilities.
We have a module that pushes us to obtain as many work placements as possible. We must earn 20 days of work experience, blog the whole process of how we obtained work and how it went in a diary. Later we reflect on the whole process. The uni offers jobs working in the university cafe and also holds many events in which we have the chance to work on professional projects in the industry.
The thing I like the most is the practicalities. Its mostly hands on which is best for me. The thing I like less would be when game projects we need to work on arent ready for us to use yet, so we cant get started on them right away.
We dont really have a students union, but we have our lounge where its nice to sit before class and there are always dBs related wvents being emailed and posted around the building so theres plenty to do.
The best I've seen.
Bristol's city life is unique. You can party hard Bristol style but theres also a load of awesome events going on thats related to my course such as Bristol VR Labs and gaming meetups and jams.
Support is unbelievably good. You can get it whenever you want. My course leader always has the time to sit with us 1 to 1 and talk about work and personal life. There are many events on in dBs, work related like essay help and also personal stuff like mindfulness. All together its always there if you need it.
University has been the best thing I ever did for myself. It unlocked my inner academic, helped me to hone my critical thinking skills and develop other aspects of my personality too - such as my interpersonal skills, stress regulation, self knowledge and - the list goes on. Its helped me to meet people that I gel with on many levels for the first time in my life and also helped me gain a better understanding of who I want to be and what path I want to take in life. It goes without saying my workload management and quality of work has improved substantially and I am a much more focused and driven individual.
We are priveliged on our course because we spend the whole of our second year studying Work Based Learning, which is shown to improve work rate, and employability after university. We are also very lucky to undergo a series of led lectures during this module which help us discover skills we may not recognise in ourselves, as well as try new things in the industry.
What I like most about the way the courses are taught here is that the lecturers present you with the basic principles and history of whatever you are looking into, and then set you a brief asking you how you would go about achieving your goal. This means that you have the basic building blocks for what you're studying, and can choose what interests you most in that field- centering your research and study around that topic.
We don't have a student union unfortunately, although our cafeteria is very active socially, with Jam gigs, game jams and other events happening regularly.
For work centered around sound, dBs is probably the best equipped in the country. We have access to some of the most expensive hardware in the industry, as well as powerful mixing desks, live recording booths, immersive 5.1 surround suites, equipment for hire and even upwards of 20 Mac's in the Production suites - all with the newest versions of industry standard software and more. We are really spoilt for choice here and it would be silly not to take advantage of all it has to offer.
Bristol is a really diverse and exciting place to be. You get a sense of being ahead of the curve here. I've been here for 2 years now and met some incredible, forward thinking people - from Biology students to Aerospace engineers to Fine Artists and Graphic Designers. It's a beautiful city to look at, with a very laid back energy and for the most part is home to a lot of friendly people. Which is definitely not something that I imagine I would say if I lived in the capital, for example. Not to mention the nightlife, which is teeming with fresh underground acts, returning legends that have made Bristol famous for its culture and just really chilled pubs and bars dotted around the centre of the city. Overall, stellar.
dBs is in a unique position in comparison to most universities because of it's size and speciality. Most universities house thousands of students, with huge campus' and diverse, different interests. I could see the need for societies and clubs at traditional university campus', but here, there is absolutely no need for it. You could grab anyone in the hallway and have something in common with them - music. It breeds many opportunities for collaboration, socialising at events, extra-curricular projects and pretty much anything else you can think of. I think that is a massively reassuring thing at dBs.
The support is outstanding at dBs, with some of the most assertive and friendly staff I have ever met in any kind of social service type role. I have been attending free counselling sessions for 12 months now and built a brilliant relationship with all of the team there who helped me overcome some major difficulties over the summer. Despite being stressed with the preparations for September, they dropped everything at a moments notice if something was urgent enough. I know for a fact everyone in student support is doing it to help people and make sure everyone gets on okay, not just because they get paid to. The tutoring is on the same level, with a real feeling of personality and family in our class. We look out for eachother and make sure to inform our lecturers of any changes to software, books etc and in return they offer us honest advice, feedback and use their outstanding people-skills to deliver the message to everyone pleasantly and effectively irrespective of who they are.
Fun, informative, enjoyable, social. Feel like I’m already getting a grip on how things are going to work in the industry and we’re only on the first semester.
Too early to completely tell but we do have lessons that are modelled after ‘production meetings’ that would emulate actual work in the industry.
Most - the group is able to communicate ideas easily and effectively via lots of viewing of scenes and many open discussions. Least - I wish the hours were a bit earlier in the day.
We have only just touched on the student union so I could not say either way
Great, nice cafe and social area and great studios and lecture theatre.
I’ve been in Bristol for four years already so I’ve actually moved away from the city lifestyle recently and started a more quiet life, however it is a great place to be, very vibrant and creative and always stuff to do.
Could not say as I am not a part of any at present.
I haven’t used these services yet but they appear to be freely available and helpful and I plan on using them soon.
Well, in the beginning I was very skeptical and sad. It was a very big moving, leaving behind my family, my girlfriend, friends, car, secure job and everything. It was hard, but everyone is so friendly. I really do miss my country, but I know this was the right move.
They send us emails every week of opportunities, and have a drop-in area, where you can talk to professionals and have your CV viewed. They gave me some very lovely tips and things I didn't even think of adding. I also had some very redundant information they helped review and rearrange correctly
I enjoy that the classes are small, and all the teachers so far are very friendly. To be honest, the thing that shocked me the most, is that when I send them emails, they answer in less than an hour usually, even on Sunday's. Obviously they have stuff to do, so they might always answer in the stated period, but most of the time they are really quick and answer in super friendly and helpful ways.
At the moment I am not too involved, as I am working full-time to pay for my studies. I must say the president is a really nice guy, and he seems to remember everyone's name that lives on campus, which is really cool and weird, considering it takes me a year to remember just a few. Jokes aside, I am looking towards making a music club in the next few months, it will be fun hopefully, and I found a few musicians on campus and not that would love to be involved
I am living in the Marjon University student village, everyone is very friendly and nice. the room is quite small, but it's fairly cheap and has a very cheap and wonderful gym nearby, and three or four supermarkets, including Aldi, Lidl, Tesco and Mark's & Spencer's
The university facilities are great. Coping with depression, and anxiety, they have been immensely patient and helpful with me, making sure I am okay, keeping my negative thoughts at bay. Since I moved to the UK, I feel like I am accepted and at home, and it is probably one of the nicest feeling I could ever feel. The student support is a 5/5 for me. The receptionist are really nice and guide you though anything you don't understand well, it's just great. Even the Finance team has been very understanding, considering I am having trouble with my student finance. the cafeteria and the bar are all full of friendly members, and the gym staff guided me through certain exercises without hesitation and are always available.
It's different! coming from a very calm area of Italy, I am still getting used to all the alcohol there is in English culture. obviously it's not a bad thing, and everyone in Plymouth so far seems very friendly. There are a lot of things to do in the evening and you really can't get bored.
To be honest I haven't joined any clubs yet, because of work. I will be starting a music club very soon though! here in dBs and Marjon, everyone seems super supportive though!
I really feel like I am talking to a friend and not a professional. It is a great feeling. everyone is very understanding and honest. I really like it here and want to continue to be part of the dBs/Marjon family in the future
I’ve really enjoyed it. The modules all being presented to you in one lump is overwhelming, however with perseverance and dedication it is easy to overcome. I feel that if they were to stagger the deadlines, as well as the days the courses are on, the workload would feel less intense
They offer us modules that give us insight into professionality, skill excercise and how to improve the latter, as well as guest lectures from industry professionals
I like the class size, it offers a more personal experience and a better chance for 1-to-1 talks. I don’t like the way the modules are set out, sometimes it does feel like some of the knowledge is irrelevant, however some modules have presented us with information that is key to the assignment
The actual course is funded through Marjons, which has always been too far from where I have lived to really get involved
Extremely. Top-quality equipment
A huge change from rural life, much faster pace and less monotonous
Very good. Many times the university have offered me the chance to talk, have offered me aid and support
I’ve been studying at dBs for almost 4 years now, and each semester I enjoy it even more. The staff are so nice, and the facilities are seriously good. So I’m always looking to attend as much as possible.
There are many operunities in which I can develop my skills as an artist. I have also taken advantage of a volunteering position that allows me to further develop my knowledge of the music industry.
All tutors are extremely knowledgeable, and easy to get along with. They will always take the time to make sure everyone understands the task at hand.
Our student union is great as we have quarterly meetings in which we discuss any problems we may have.
I’ve lived here all my life, but I prefer the countryside
Very good. All tutors are happy to check work or give some feedback before submission
Fantastic, one of a kind! The staff and lectures at uni are very friendly and supportive. The help is always there when needed and the facilities are amazing.
Uni has taught me endless transferable skills and has given me the confidence to make contacts and work with clients in the real world.
I like that most of work is practical and hands on.
It’s great and very involved with the student union.
It’s busy and focused easy to keep yourself motivated.
Great support through studying and outside of uni.
Ive been at dbs for 5 years now, first for my btech and now my degree. Dbs is a very friendly place and the teaching quality is amazing. I feel like im at home when there.
The uni are always bosting job opportunities to their students.
The course is a very fun and hands on. There could be more studios to work in.
Im not really interested in the student union. I have a busy life outside of uni so i dobt have time to get involved
The facilities at dbs are amazing. The studios have professional equipment in them that you will be using in professional studios
There are plenty of pubs and clubs in the very centre of town and we are getting a new cinema too
I am not apart of any societies but there is a big range of them.
Feedback at dbs is incredible. Any problems at all and the team will try their hardest to help solve the issue.