My overall university experience at LCoM so far has been great. I am very happy I chose to come here. Tutors are supportive and knowledgable and there are many opportunites within the university.
At LCoM there are regular opportunities to attend masterclasses, workshops and Q&As with visiting industry professionals.
The one-to-one lessons are incredibly beneficial. Most lessons are practical based. There isn’t anything in particular that I dislike about how the course is taught, lessons are usually very engaging.
After freshers week not much seems to be happening in the student union.
Leeds is a great student city. It has everything you need.
There are limited societies available.
Academic tutors are very supportive and there is lots of student support and wellbeing help available.
Very Busy but enjoyed every second! Expect a lot work and intense deadline but you only get out of this course what you put into it. Try not to get to involved in the 'sesh' and you will be fine!
Work Placements, Showcases, Workshops, Industry Events
Very focused on individual development and growth. While also providing a wide basis on harmonic knowledge. Seminars are great and masterclasses are one of a kind.
To small scale, but provide great events and discounts
Incredible, like a little London
Uni of Leeds societies are a lot more serious and intense. Lcom societies much more relaxed
It has been great! I wouldn't have gone to study music production anywhere else. I met so many different people who love to do music, whether that be in regards to production or performing. So it's been amazing to have everything I need at my fingertips for the last 2,5 years.
Yes, they have master classes and seminars in college as well as bring in relevant people.
I like that it can be very relevant to what I'm doing, as well as feeling like my teachers are very approachable and easy to go to if there's something I need to know.
They're good. Just not something I want to use time on.
Very good, especially for music production students.
Busy, and alive. Always something that I can go to.
Don't really know much about it.
It is good, but we could have more contact hours a week.
Over all, uni has been great. It’s social, and busy. There are plenty of opportunities for every course. Lots of hard work and drive is required but everyone at LCoM loves what they do.
They offer a uni-based gig booking agency. They offer a regular band showcase that anyone can apply to (crosswire) and will then professionally record a video and a song for the bands that play. We are all given an insight to how to use basic music technology at some point. The uni has built in professional recording studios with industry standard equipment. Work placements are available on some of the options we can choose in 3rd year. There are short courses available that cover such things as promotion, song writing, and photography and photoshop skills. We have regular workshops with industry professionals. Etc...
I like most that the teachers are very passionate and tend to have a hands on approach to everything they teach, always encouraging us to find ways to look deeper into a subject. I like least that apart from band lesson it’s hard to find an oportunity to interact with other students and collaborate.
I know that the student union is well led and well organised and each student involved is passionate about their position. I don’t get involved as it’s just not my thing.
My accommodation is nice, there is a free gym, a clothes washing machine free of charge and available parking. The rooms are cosy and the en suite’s are decent and clean.
The facilities are great at LCoM. We have a facilities desk with employers that are there to help you find the instruments that you want, such as cables, guitars, keyboards, mics, synths and many more.
City life is constantly lively. There are tonnes of bars and clubs, perfect for the social student. The city boasts tonnes of shops and cafés perfect places to hang out during the day and get work done.
There is usually society for each course. There’s a pop choir, a film music society, an opera club, a music theatre society and more...
The uni have their own counsellors. They’re always there to listen and are always available by email. The feedback is always full and helpful from every assessment.
Its been a blast
They help us network and gain useful contacts
I love the breadth of information I dislike the speed at which we are being taught some things but that's because its only semester 1 of year 1
I am involved with the student union concert band which I love
Standard but full of music which is great
I don't know
It’s been good mostly but I dislike the lack of expression they allow you to do. For example if I want to play music a certain way, they will mark it down because it’s simply not what they like.
Barely does anything but tech ya about music
I like how practical it is but I don’t like how little they let you pursue your own identity in music
I think the union is terrible. It has nothing organised for us that is of interest and there is a big lack in activities outside of music
It’s unreliable for facilities like washing machines and WiFi. The annoying part is that the common room and gym closes too early for when I come back from college sometimes.
Very good. Amazing pianos. Amazing studios. Everything is top end
City life is mental because there’s something on every night. People are always so friendly. Homelessness is a problem but that’s everywhere in the country
Clubs are great but they can get quite boring after a while and clubs don’t advertise themselves very well and are always very far away to get to
Supports okay but I found that tutors often won’t go to help you outside of college
Despite having only been at the uni for a few months, I completely love it and am so glad I chose to go to LCoM. I can tell that I will thouroughly enjoy my time here and leave with an abundance of knowledge about my field, and the confidence to get a desired job. Overall a fantastic university
For my course showcase events are held with industry professionals as well as masterclasses which can bring about opportunity. Jobs and opportunities are also advertised. The uni hosts pecific courses which can put you at an advantage over having a broad degree. We have working in the creative industries lectures/seminars which help us understand the process of managing yourself as a musician and making a living out of music
I really enjoy the contextual studies lectures, and having weekly timetabled 1-1 sessions with a tutor is really helpful when reviewing your own work/practice
The students union is very prominent and active despite the university itself being fairly small, there is always something going on and everything is well advertised. I often attend events hosted by the student union
I live in a Unipol accommodation and my flat and room is really nice and spacious and even has a washing machine! Problems are dealt with promptly when reported and the gates/reception bring a feeling of saftey
I was really impressed with the facilities at LCoM, they have everything I need. Another huge bonus is that on weekdays the facilities in the building are available until 3am, meaning even if you have a busy day you can fit time in to book a practice room or use a Mac lab
The location is perfect, it takes under 10 minutes to get into town where there are many popular shops as well as independent ones. There is both a bus and train station close by which is incredibly useful. Aldi is only a 20/30min walk away which is very useful when it comes to food shopping
There are many societies available to join and you also can receive support and funding if you want to set up your own society
The support at the uni is incredible, tutors are more than happy to help you out and give feedback if you request it, or even just answer additional questions at the end of lectures. Having made use of it myself, the welfare team at the uni are amazing for personal support and offer counselling, group therapy workshops, programs such as alaxandra techniques and yoga to name a few.
I have had ups and downs over the past 3 years, but the amount of work and improvement as a performer and writer has been incredible. I think it's easy to think that your not doing enough, but when I list the amount of things I have acheived it always surprises me and keeps the drive going for more.
I have been stewarding for the university for 2 years now and I have found the work really enjoyable, it has allowed me to see classically based concerts, that chips into that style that I don't normally have time to listen too unfortunatley. I also have been starting to get more involved with Event management hosting various gigs around Leeds, one of those included an acoustic night at 'The Doghouse Bar & Record Store'.
The amount of collaborative writing I am doing with so many different styles and musicians, I love it!
I have a lot of trust in the union, I am good friends with a lot of them and can see how hard they work towards the uni. I don't tend to get involved to much just because I have an extremly busy schedule
The studios are really great and all the people who work at the university especially the sound engineers are so helpful and lovely people. Maybe the band rooms need a revamp just because some of the PA's are started to get a bit worn.
I love being in Leeds, coming from a sleepy town in Somerset this was the perfect first step to getting used to City life and meeting some amazing people who seem to want to move to the same place as me. Also just the options to get out of leeds and go to some beautiful places in Yorkshire has just made the balance so nice.
Being dyslexic and struggling back and forth with depression/anxiety, the support from the uni in 406 and 401 have been incredible. Espeically in my first year I had regular counselling session which improved my confidence and encouraged me to really put my health before any thing else.
It’s stressful but it’s a great experience and teaches a lot. It’s a massive change coming from college and a comfortable home to being independent and some times you get home sick and other times you can’t do without your friends and your work
The teachers all work in the industry at the same time so they can tell you first hand what’s it’s like and what their experiences our.
I like the time and freedom we have in the studio. I don’t like how the first 4 weeks of the course was just a redo of the end of the last year
I don’t get involved because I already have so much on my plate I would rather not put my time into it
Pretty good, they always have everything I need. I haven’t had any problems
It’s a nice city, people are nice and friendly. Everything you need is right there.
Good, there is something for everyone
They are always willing to help and always want the best for there students. If you are not sure about anything in your work the uni will help you and the tutors always try and push you to do more. On the counselling side I can’t say I’ve needed it that much but from other people I know they are pretty good
University has been an up and down experience overall. It was very scary moving away so far from home and having to meet lots of new people which I found particularly intimidating. However, I quickly found friends and as soon as my timetable began I found myself getting accustomed to the lifestyle I am living here. I love my course and am excited to go in to my lectures and seminars and workshops. My tutors are very interesting and I take a lot of inspiration from them and I wouldn’t change the university or the course in a million years. I feel very content here in Leeds.
Whilst we are all studying for a music degree, a part of our course also teaches us about working in the creative industries and the business side of music in order to equip us with the knowledge to go into various music fields. There is opportunity for work placements in the later years of university in which we can experience working with a variety of people in different ways.
My favourite thing about the way my courses are taught is that my tutors present everything on a friend level basis. I don’t feel patronised or looked down on there is an equal standing between us all and it makes lessons engaging. I don’t really have a least favourite thing but it would be nice to have more 1-1 tutor time.
I think my student union is really nice. I like that the members are very approachable and often come around seeing how you’re doing. The freshers events were organised fantastically and I was made to feel that if I ever needed help that I could go to them.
My accommodation is really close to the university which makes life a lot easier with late band rehearsals etc. It’s a friendly place to live, living with all music students is really cool too because it generally means we all share that same passion for music and creates an exciting environment. The reception staff are lovely and welcoming and I’ve never experienced any issues. It’s a nice place to live when you’re moving away from home for the first time.
My university’s facilities are exceptional. We have access to recording studios, band rehearsal rooms, smaller practise rooms and a wide range of instruments or equipment available to use within the uni. It is one of the main deciding factors as to why I chose to go here, nowhere else compared to the opportunities LCoM offer.
Coming from a rural upbringing in northern Wales, I was quite apprehensive about moving to the city. However, I love it. It is such a homely and welcoming city and getting to explore it has been really fun and exciting. I really enjoy discovering new places and having so many things to do just on my doorstep.
As a smaller uni, we pair up with the University of Leeds to join groups or societies. I am a member of the Christian Union here in LCoM and I find it to be a really welcoming and friendly club to be apart of and it has definitely helped me to settle in to university better. We have such a great range of things to join and they are presented in the freshers fair to us so that we can easily sign up.
Support throughout the uni is great. I’ve had a tough time moving away from home and dealing with personal issues and have never felt like I couldn’t be open and honest with my tutors in the uni. They really care about our wellbeing and it’s a great place to be with lots of support. We also have the health and wellbeing services in the uni which are magnificent and offer counselling services for a variety of issues and really look out for you in university.