Totally brilliant! Lots of support available, great facilities, well planned. Great student services, convenient location. Amazing workshops and opportunities.
Good grounding in industry links as staff are all amazingly experienced..many still practicing musicians.
Really cant find fault with teaching methods..
Its mostly on twitter..Im not on social media.
Excellent..up to date..top quality. No complaints
Leeds is great. Theres a free water taxi!
Seem to be good
My university life so far has been fun. Overall I have learnt a lot and been introduced to many aspects of production that I did not know about beforehand. I feel that some modules, for example Music and Ideology were irrelevant to me and played no part in my degree except a lot of stress when doing the assignment and grade in a module i have no interest in.
Most tutors are well experienced and are always around for guidance and advise. There are quite a few lesson cancellations with less than 24 hours notice however.
I think it is well organised and do sometimes host good events, such as the christmas party with LAU. However, the union does not influence the majority of the student body and there are a lot of people who dont care/arent involved with their events at all.
The studios and amount of practise rooms are good, despite a lot of broken gear (amps, mic stands, hardware) which will hopefully be replaced soon.
Leeds college of music dont offer that many societies and so there are not any i'm interested in. I think this is the opinion of the majority of students. I do not like the clubs in Leeds.
Brilliant. My tutors usually reply in the same day and student services are open for walk ins every day.
I'm really enjoying my university experience so far, and I can't wait to see what will come in the next 2 1/2 years! I've made many friends with the same interests as me, and I'm learning a lot from the course I've chosen to take.
There is a compulsory module on music business to prepare us for working in that industry, as well as weekly masterclasses with industry professionals who share their experience and advice.
I like the way that we have a balance between lectures, seminars and practical workshops, as well as a personal 1 to 1 with a course tutor every week.
I think that they work really hard to organise exciting events for everyone, especially during fresher's week.
My accommodation is substantial, secure and in close proximity to both the university and the city centre.
The facilities are extensive and up to date, we have everything we need to create professional quality music.
The city is nice and easy to navigate, and there are always music themed events going on in clubs like HiFi and Belgrave.
There are not many clubs and societies due to the small size of the campus, however this could only be improved with more students which the university does not have the facilities to support.
The feedback is helpful and honest-if your music doesn't work they will tell you!
Wonderful, I've enjoyed every minute. It's so easy to collaborate with others there and there are such a range of creators. Being in Leeds, we also have the ability to collab with outside universities, and that encourages us to start finding work when we finish uni.
Within our third year, our main module is Collaborative Project, where we are encouraged to source our own work - e.g. outside filmmakers, directors, independent films etc. We are also encouraged to show our work to one another at our regular Film Nights. This is a great skill to grow self-confidence and also hear criticism from professionals in the industry.
We are small classes of about 15-20 students, and so we are all quite close and constructively help on another in class. This also means we have a closer relationship with our tutors as we have the ability to talk to them in the classes. The course is taught mostly on film music and film theory, which I enjoy and find important to team together.
I am Welfare Officer on the Students' Union - it's a fantastic force of students, not governed or controlled by the uni and we are a great voice for the students at LCoM. Student can come to us with all sorts of issues, and we regularly hold events and meetings to ensure all aspects are celebrated and communicated to students. For example, we celebrate Christmas, Mental Health week, LGBTQ+ Week, Black History Month etc.
Fantastic facilities, a wide range of software libraries, including East West.
Leeds is a busy and energised city, full of life. There is always something going on, be it the Leeds International Film Festival or Light Night. It's close to York, fantastic for a day trip, and house prices and living costs are reasonable.
LCoMSU Film Society is a great opportunity to watch films with friends and discuss them afterwards. ESports society is fun too.
Digimentors offer help with computers and they're special trained to do so. Health & Well being are always there to listen, and all staff there can help with any issues.
My overall experience has been great, I have learnt a lot and have developed my skills to become a more accomplished producer. I have also met loads of new people and creates some great contacts for the future.
By teaching you techniques that are transferable when working in the music industry, for example how to communicate with artists in a professional environment.
I like that it is easy to make new contacts and work with other students to create new projects, I dislike that in the 3rd year of the course there is no studio teaching.
I think that the student union can be helpful for highlighting events that are happening through out the university.
I think the studios are great as it has all the equipment that I need and all of the equipment is at a professional standard.
Leeds is great for city life as there are multiple music venues with all different kinds of genres, which makes going to gigs exciting because you don’t know what type of music you will get.
From my experience I have not joined any of the clubs or society’s as none of them apeal to me as I think there isn’t much choice of society’s.
I think the feedback from the tutors is very helpful as it helps me to develop my skills so that I am ready to work in the professional world.
Overall, I feel honoured to be a student at LCoM. I have met some incredible friends/musicians/colleagues and have been inspired by incredible guest lectures and lectures/seminars from the in-house tutors. The uni has given me the opportunity to gain experience and skills in areas that I would not be able to gain if I hadn't have re-engaged with my studies this year. I feel valued by the Uni and the tutors and excited to go to Uni each day.
They offer Masterclasses with industry professionals and opportunities to go on trips to professional studio's and meet the staff and engineers working there. LCoM also give 1-1 tuition that help develop transferable skills. They also have a careers/opportunities page on the interactive student online hub where you can find work within the music industry.
I like most that the tutors engage well with the students and are industry professionals them-selves that actively have a voice/foot in the door within the music industry. I also like that we are given the opportunity to use state of the art/ industry standard equipment that we might never get the chance to use outside of Uni. The thing I like the least about the way my course is taught is the infrequency of the lectures and the infrequency of time given to be creative in the studio spaces. I would prefer if their was mre time allocated to using the studio's for each student
I haven't been involved in the SU yet, but plan to in the New Year.
The facilities are fantastic!
Leeds' city life I am very familiar with and has a real buzz. Especially for music events and music related extra-curricular activities. Great city for young professionals and students.
The clubs and societies have a lot to offer, I am part of the DJ society and they offer discounts at certain DJ equipment retailers and also offer opportunities to DJ around Leeds' night-life/club scene.
The support I have received so far has been very good. The staff helped me ensure I received the funding to enrol as a mature student and were very supportive with my re-engagement to University.
I’ve enjoyed my experience so far. I’ve met so many new people, had brilliant recording experiences in the amazing recording studios, it helped me create my EP. I now know what type of music and artist i would want to be but also have a passion for writing and being involved in community projects helping the young and the old. I know what I’d like my career to consist of now because of studying at leeds college of music.
they hold fairs especially in freshers week where you can speak to people behind some of the stands who may represent bars or pubs. Also we can apply to be employed by leeds college of music either by ushering at events or being a member of the cafe/bar, serving and waitressing. Work experience is available, there are songwriting opportunities, to go abroad and work with others, also in ‘working with music in the community’ we go on placement in 3rd year to create a project for health and well-being for a group in the community.
What i like most is that the majority of the tutors are approachable and help you to achieve the best you can. From what I have experience one-to-one tutors are more than a tutor, they can talk to you about how you’re feeling about the whole course or if you have issues about anything. I’ve had people from my pathway and other pathways explain that they think ‘performance in context’ could be done a different way and they feel it hasn’t helped them grow in any way. I enjoy ‘Performance in context’ but I understand what those others mean.
I think the students union is good, people can get really involved in the different groups and communities going on. I haven’t been involved because revising and working on my course is enough for me and feel I’d love to be an officer or part of it but may get overwhelmed and my uni work comes first. However I have had conversations with some friends about the societies, there isn’t very much for popular music, the majority is aimed at classical students. If there was more for my pathway I would consider joining.
Our facilities are brilliant, there’s so much you can take out and play with even for vocalists like myself. I’ve also been able to take instruments etc out of college before to use for a gig through filling in a form and bringing them back when agreed. The only one issue i’ve had with facilities before is some of the xlr’s can be faulty however they do get fixed and not ignored.
It has great variety club wise whether you’re into the charts, pop punk/rock/metal, jazz, pop/soul, indie, there’s something for everyone. Venue wise we have the big arena, the O2 academy, the stylus at the university. There are also plenty of smaller venues that students are known to go to or perform at like belgrave, wharf chambers, LS6 cafe/bar, hyde park book club etc. I find Leeds very welcoming to different music tastes and performance spaces for everyone without having to pay lots if setting up an event for many musicians. The art gallery which has a big library is great to visit and the shopping is good with a constant rotation of different buskers.
I mentioned some of this in the students union question. I think it’s great it brings people together but would be even better if introduced for societies for popular music students. I’d love like a poetry or writing society, could bring in spoken word to this too.
The support is amazing. All students have their dips and the tutors are there for you to make sure everything is okay and offer their support. I’ve experienced most support from my one-to-one tutor as she takes my feedback and stresses seriously. I know people who have used the student services and they seem to be brilliant, helping students with organisation like giving them an A3 year calendar to put on their wall, using post it notes. There’s also a cooking class they can get students involved in who may be struggling mentally or just stress, very cheap and they can take what they’ve made home.
I really enjoy studying at Leeds College of Music, it's a really nice environment to be in, there's so much great music going on all the time and everyone is lovely.
We have a module called working in the creative industries, covering project and business management skills.
I feel that the course is really comprehensive, covering all aspects of musicianship and the tutors and general community at LCoM is so friendly and approachable. I feel that we could really benefit from a 'keyboard lab' or piano skills class for all jazz students, maybe during our contextual studies lecture, as the way the information is delivered can be quite un-engaging. Having a keyboard to physically see the harmony and chord movement would help a lot.
I don't get involved much with the SU at LCoM. I went to a few of their events during Freshers and some of the parties which were good but I haven't noticed much else going on.
The facilities at LCoM are great. It's a really nice environment to work and study in and the practice rooms and band rooms are good to use. There are sometimes issues with the band rooms with things being damaged etc but on the whole it's great.
Leeds is a brilliant city to live in. There's always stuff going on, great music every night of the week. It's really easy to navigate and feels safe and friendly. There's a really cheap market 5 minutes from the uni where you can do all your veg shopping for less than £5 and loads of great places to go out and socialise.
There are lots of musical extra-curricular opportunities, like big bands and choirs etc but not many societies other than that. There's some sports societies and a film society and LCoM students can get involved in the university of Leeds' societies too.
LCoM offers really good support theres a great student services counter and they go out of their way to help. I feel that if I needed any advice or support from tutors i could ask and they'd be happy to help.
I have only been at university for 3 months but so far lcom has made a great impression and the opportunities that are given are great. I am now well settled in and utilising everything that the university has to offer.
We are required to partake in a course called Working In the Creatuve Industries (WITCI) where we learn about the working world and how to utilise our skills to make us more employable, not only in our specialist area ( such as songwriting) but in areas such as business. Certain aspects of my course puts me in hypothetical scenarios that are likely within the working world , for example writing a song in a specific style for a certain popular artist. This allows me to break out of my usual style and consider other possibilities which in turn make me more employable as I’m not restricted to one genre.
I come from a performing background and naturally prefer to perform, on the songwriting course there is very little opportunities to perform however that is expected when looking at the course criteria. However LCOM give ample opportunities for students to perform outside of their course and collaborating with students from other pathways is a great way to experience things outside of your own course - calloboration at LCOM is very encouraged.
I don’t tend to get involved with the students union due to the fact that I’m not very aware of events they put on and don’t have a great knowledge of what it is they do
The facilities at LCOM are industry standard and are one of the reasons I chose to study here. The Mac labs are very useful when using software to create songs. There is also a studio dedicated to songwriters which is very helpful when I want to mix a track using good speakers
The city life in Leeds is great, as a music student there a loads of great places to gig as well as watch live music.
I haven’t taken part in any of the clubs or societies at lcom however I’m aware that there are many to chose from
The academic feedback from tutors is great. They always respond to emails when they can regarding any of your work. In my case they will even give me feedback on songs that I’m working on that aren’t related to the course. You can also book to see a tutor if you wish to talk to them in person about your work. In regards to counselling I haven’t had any first hand experience however I know that the option is always there and through friends I know that they are very useful and understanding
So far, so good. I enjoy it, there are things about university that I hope will be changed, more organisation and funding for mental support would be crucial. I think that the teaching ours for Songwriting course should be extended as it feels very empty and rushed. However, the facilities and opportunities here are very good.
There are many masterclasses and opportunities going round but you have to be quick to take them.
I think people on the course and teachers make the course very enjoyable. However, due to the university itself, some of the lectures are too rushed and it almost feels like the course is underfunded.
I think that we should have more events with Student Union as I don't really hear much from them.
It is lovely here, I really enjoy how big our living room is and kitchen, the rooms are very big as well, which allows me to put my keyboard here. However, it is quite noisy and loud sometimes due to the thin walls. Unipol always leaves very nice presents like we had chocolates yesterday as xmas present and I really enjoyed them and it is nice to stay with them.
Very good! The facilities are the top thing here and I really really appreciate that about the college.
I love Leeds and Im really happy I live here.
Very very good, the going out life here is great, clubs for everyone!
I think that there is support available, but it needs more encouragement and people should get more information on to what support they can get. I think that counselling should have higher budget as the waiting list is very long for someone who might need help as soon as possible.