I have enjoyed it thoroughly compared to the last place where I studied. It has been a nice fresh start for me and is far more suited to what I want to as a career path.
The lessons/workshops/lectures/seminars are always planned to a professional standard. It is easy to take part in discussions and voice opinions thanks to the tutors teaching styles.
I love the interactive nature of certain lessons, where you can show things you've done or found and apply it to the relevant topic matter. The thing I like least is that some lessons do pass a bit too quickly; however, that is down to the timetabling and trying to fit everyone in, which is something that cannot necessarily be helped.
Really good, clean and reliable.
Really homely, I live near Leeds so I know my way around the city and have friends who live nearby so it's a very comforting city to study in.
Very impressed with the work that the tutors put work into. Communication is great throughout the building.
Very positive and very very little complain about, any complaints I have had were rectified quickly and effectively. The university listens to its students and offers much room for development and skills of all levels
My university has professional development aspects woven into every aspect of the course from teaching how PRS works, musicians union to Collaborative composition and Instrumental tution teaching where you can learn how to teach music (extending your portfolio range) and work better with other musicians from different genres.
There's very little I dislike about the course. The thing I like most is that I feel like the course leader listens enthusiastically to student feedback and is keep to implement suggestions that will benefit the course and people on it
I don't have much to do with the Students Union. Our course is a very small and specific and I feel the opportunities are not tailored to our course but more the rest of the university
Very good, instrumenta, studios, equipment all easily available and the spaces vary massively in size and function to suit your needs
Leeds is a nice city, everything is close by. Night life is good and there are many Spoons, Greggs and Maccies
I don't have much to do with the club's or societies because most don't fit to what I do
My uni offers good tailored support by skilled staff in all fields
Challenging, rewarding, I've learnt so much more than I expected.it was scary at first because I hadn't got my a level music but my teachers put me at ease and made sure I was up to scratch.
In first year, we have a compulsory module on working in the creative industries, there are lots of optional modules about music business and creative entrepreneurship.
I don't like how rooms are allocated, often I'll be put in a room with a relatively cheap piano when there are much nicer pianos in the university. I like the teachers varying teaching methods, lessons are all very interesting and exciting.
They're very nice, I played in the student union opera and it's great to experience a professional atmosphere without the absolute pressure of a real working environment. I don't get more involved just because I don't have the time.
Really good facilities. Love the pianos and recording studios
Lots of stuff going on all the time
Loved it, has been lonely at times however but that is just how uni is! Support has been good, seminars and group study have been enjoyable, looking forward to my next 2 and a half years
Has units based on professional employability and makes sure you have plans for the future with their career department
Like the interactive seminars and way the teachers give advice. However sometimes some lectures can seem somewhat pointless when they reinforce things that are common sense. (WITCI lecture)
Havent been engaged with the union yet as i have only just started but they seem to do a good job at putting on events, maybe more rock/metal events would be welcome however
Very good facilities, often some things are broken like cymbal stands etc but once reported are fixed
Love the city life, leeds is a rich city and compact with lots to do
Havent been involved so far
Feedback is good and frequent, always make sure youre on the right path
I have really enjoyed my first term at the college, I've learned so much and I am delighted to be studying music there. Its hard to put into words how good it feels! As I travel in from the outskirts, I find public transport and parking is a pain at times, but the guys at the college have always been willing to help where they can to make things manageable. If I could wave a wand I'd wish for easier motorbike parking, and a permanent personal instrument storage facility in the college, but these are small things in the my overall experience of the college, which is really great.
The emphasis is strongly on building the skills you need to succeed in the music business, as an instrumentalist, songwriter, technician, journalist, events manager etc.. There are tons of extracurricular classes from all sorts of experts, as well as performance opportunities and initiatives that support your main area of study. Most of my lecturers are professional musicians themselves which gives amazing insight into the business.
The courses are relaxed but still focused. I make notes but all materials are available online, for the most part. I find the lecturers are all nice people who work with you to help you to understand the stuff being covered. I find it all hassle free personally, which allows me to concentrate on learning and assimilating the stuff we are taught. There are very few things I would change about how we work - perhaps a class or two on the basics of Logic Pro X, as this is a central programme used in the tech. side of the course but it seems to be assumed that you will know enough about this before you start.
The students union are always busy organising stuff and seem to work consitantly to give an overall provision of social and educational events and other help. I don't get that involved as I am a mature student and I don't live in town - the majority are younger and live very close by. I do feel I could go to them if I needed help with stuff though. I am impressed by how hard the SU works to do the best for the student population in LCoM.
Great - we are centrally within the cultural quarter of Leeds to start with, which is a great location for all sorts of reasons; good vibe, well connected, lots of social and external musical stuff which you can get involved in. The stuff inside the college is good, the building is pretty new, the food and drinks facilities in the college are on a par with what you could get outside, and very well priced. Theres lots of up-to-date equipment to use in all the rooms but it gets used hard, and I think the tech. support teams need to look at how they can keep up with the maintenance of the amps, pianos and guitars to make sure they are always working at their best. Overall though, the access to gear I would say is fantastic. I particularly love to be able to jump into a room and do some piano practice whenever I have a spare few minutes!
Leeds is such a cool place, great heritage, fantastic bars, lots to do in the centre and beyond the city limits too. I think its amongst the best cities to study in, all told.
Im not involved in many due to personal time commitments but my personal experience has been great in my singing group. There seem to be lots you can get involved with though, with a lot of diversity.
I have found the support both academically and welfare-wise to be just brilliant. I would rate all of my tutors very highly, and the welfare and admin staff are helpful and pretty much all of them are wonderful people. It helps to create an overall sense of inclusion and support which I would say gives a kind of family feel to the place. I didn't think I would need to access the personal provision but having done so, was impressed with how it was handled.
I have loved it, more than I thought I would which is great for me. I really love leedss college of music- it is a supportive environment and I feel it will really benefit my futjrev
They are very helpful- they have a musicians booking agency which helps us to get work through the university. They also offer many career possibilities within the university itself.
I love the course in general- the lecturers are truly phenomenal, they support and encourage all students to do the best they possibly can and are so inspiring
I don't really get involved a lot in the students union that much but I would like to a bit more.
Very nice for student accommodation, very clean, friendly, and very well organised. I like it a lot.
They are absolutely fantastic- it is an all Steinway school and they are open for long hours which allows for long practice hours
I love Leeds, it's a lovely city with so much to do. The music scene here is fantastic and shopping is great as well!
There aren't many clubs and societies available but they are making an effort to improve this
The uni offers absolutely fantastic support for both personal and academic purposes. They are supportive and welcoming to all issues
Overall, I have enjoyed university as i have had some amazing opportunities. I have been very stressed in the past few years and would say that the counselings department is very lacking and the number of appointments allowed is very small.
Careers advice, self promotion and marketing classes and practical experience putting on a gig with college's help.
Pros - Lots of 1-2-1 time - very focused on individuality. Small classes so the teachers always know who you are. Cons - although there are a number of really important classes, a few of the set classes are pointless. As some of the teachers are well known in the industry they are very arrogant
The SU is particularly active in this Uni. I think that they organise many great things. I'm not involved as I have too many other projects I organise.
Great amount of practice rooms with pianos in them. Saying this, some of the drum kits are not in great working order. Good computer facilities. The new library is very good - things must be done in order to be able to view the music backlog online (which is currently only available to teachers).
Leeds is a great city with endless things to do and a great night life. However, in the last few years it has become less safe and there is a huge rise in homelessness.
There are a lot of music related clubs and societies -but we can also join the Leeds University societies.
The support is great with constant feedback on the most part. The majority of the tutors are very good; however, some of the teachers feel like musicians over teachers as they are very good players but don't give any feedback and when prompted gives cruel and not encouraging words.
It has been great, I am enjoying studying at Lcom and look forward to improving as a producer. I would definitely recommend this university to a friend as the teaching and facilities are amazing.
they make sure we are able to use a range of different softwares that we are likely to bump into when working in our field as well as making sure we know the business side of the industry well to insure we know what to look out for in a business situation
The tutors are very good at explaining as well as letting us solve problems on our own.
I haven't got round to getting myself involved however they seem very supportive.
industry standard, I would be surprised to find better facilities at other universities.
Leeds is great, I have fallen in love with this city.
I am not part of a society at the moment but intend to join the DJ society.
I haven't needed too much support so far however whenever I have contacted tutors they have been very helpful and quick to respond.
It is perfect. Everyone is very friendly and collaborative, and it is great oppurtunity to work wiuth many people that want to try new things. Everyone just wants to help each other out so it is very easy to make new friends.
Puts us into direct contact with industry professional and encourages collaboration outside of the university.
It is very practical and open so you have lots of options for what you can do and are able to apply it very easily to what you want oyur future career to be.
It is very good considering the university is very small. They run quite a lot of events and societies fo rthe size of the university.
Amazing. There are so many rooms, instruments, and equipment that available and they are available until 3am most days
The city life is perfect for a student. There are so many shops and it is all very close together so not much travel is needed. There are lots of cluibs and bars for nightlife.
They are mostly music based, but these ones are very good.
There is lots of support availabel for any physical injury that could affect your course as well as lots of availability for stress and mental health.
Okay, I wish there was more songwriting to be done on the course. The only song writing I’ve done in lectures Is in groups and is restricted to weird criteria’s.
I’m not sure
They are relaxed easy to stay focused
I’m not really bothered about those sorts of things