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I haven't gone around the uni a lot much, but so far pretty good.
Provides quality informative information and fun lectures.
It has been a great place to study and improve.
Really fun course to help me improve my skills.
An interesting and exciting city to be in.
Not explained much but it seems fine.
I really like my course so far.
I don't see there are many Asian people here.
Love the uni and the people here. However not many clubs here.
Facilities are great. Tutors are super helpful.
Staff helpful + friendly.
They have good facilities
The lecturers are helpful, friendly and supportive
The city is great with lots going on
The facilities are really great and the university is smaller size and makes everything feel more personal . However, there is no campus and uni life is a bit different.
The course covers many different areas and the tutors are available often
There are a lot of options for public transport and the university is in walking distance of the city centre
The university allows me to percue my career and motivates me to continue working
I enjoy the course because it allows me to do the things that I enjoy
Great city with good public transport for travelling
University is really good
with the small class sizes , you get add knowledge very fast and easy
University is the city centre that you have plenty of ways to get in
The worst aspect for me is travelling because I decided to stay home for my first year, but the Uni itself is easily accessible. The staff are all very friendly and currently work in the industries they're tutoring us about. The Independant Film course is very practical and hands on from my own experience which makes it easier to learn overall and in general is a lot more fun than just sitting and being lectured. The student services are always doing their best to get in touch with the students, ask how the uni could be improved according to our standards and acting on those statements that students put forwards, there are also lots of university events that we can attend to make friends. Not only are the staff great, but the students are too. I thought I would have trouble making friends but it turns out that Futureworks is an all round friendly environment and is easy to adjust to. Before going to uni, I was planning to take an apprenticeship at the BBC and Futureworks was my backup. However as I started the year of learning I began hoping that I didn't pass the final screening for the applicants so that i could stay with my class. Another point to make, as the lead student rep for the TV and Film School, i can see first hand just how much effort the Directors' Board and all staff put into listening to the voices and ideas of students, we even get to put ideas forward for what we should spend the funding on. If you're interested in Game Design, Sound or Tv and Film, I highly recommend Futureworks as the uni you choose.
My course is very hands on. We do have lecture lessons but they're never boring. In the first year you study production, editing, scriptwriting and history of independent film. Before I started the course I thought history may have been boring but it's actually a very interactive class and I think our tutor does a great job of keeping us all engaged and interested. Not only that but the class sizes are smaller so that tutors can focus on you as a unique individual rather than being lumped together.
Friendly atmosphere - I know every university student says this but it’s genuinely the most down to earth and level atmosphere I’ve experienced since I started education. Only improvement could possibly be the foot mileage to get there once off transport, but if you have a car or don’t mind walking for about 8 or so minutes it’s all good. Especially given both locations are fairly well integrated into the public transport network.
Course is taught with a mix of professionalism and simple conversation. It feels easy to learn and follow along and the lecturers are always just a few metres away to help. Some parts of the course are inevitably going to drag a bit but you’ll never love every single aspect of something you do, so it’s to be expected, and what you enjoy will certainly stand out. Online learning is only used as a last resort but is open at all times. Every class has a Teams meeting in the background to join if you feel unwell or simply can’t make it in, which sometimes even extends to the lecturers themselves. The course hours are incredibly open and flexible. Most of it is on your own time, getting used to software and genuinely just messing around with it. Plenty of time to get up to whatever else you would fancy doing in a day and the schedule is never intrusive. If you send an email for help to a lecturer, you’re gonna get a quick, in-depth email back with everything you need to know. There’s never a moment of “maybe they won’t get back to me in time”. They always will. Unless they’re actively driving or in a deep sleep, they’re always there to answer questions, help with issues and guide you along.