Challenging but fun, free but organised. Intense but creative! Artistry combined with university style modules really helps give an overall education on a well rounded musician.
Haven’t noticed any conscious effort to do that, however that is very much needed in my opinion.
I like how it’s independent and free, how the focus is on our artistry rather than academia. What could be better is employability opportunities
I’m a course rep and I think our SU is pretty active. They organise all kinds of events and societies which interests many students.
Mostly, great. What could be improved is the availability and the booking system.
Easy, nice, positive
The uni is very interested in helping every student’s needs, however we have no personal turors which is strange because all other unis do
Different to the normal uni experience. No social life just great for your career as a musician. However the other universities work closely with us so we can get involved with more social stuff
We have a business module that teaches us networking and how to work in many aspects of the music industry
It's kind of a double edged sword: I love that all we do is music and that it's super intense, very focussed and all that. But also that's the worst thing about it at the same time.
It's pretty good, they're very supportive of the students and try to organise lots of stuff to do!
Amazing, all the equipment is great. But some of the gear is always broken which is frustrating
Very very good. Great night life also lots to do during the day
Dreadful. There isn't enough students to get the breadth of enrichment we need.
Great. Sometimes tutor feedback can seem subjective, but they do their best to explain it so it can be constructive. The councilling is very good
My experience has been great so far. I've made tons of friends and had some brilliant nights out. I always look forward to Uni which is something I couldnt have imagined myself saying a few years ago. The course itself is great and I look forward to whats next.
There has already been a big emphasis on the business side of things to help us better understand the world of employment aswell as regular networking events and workshops
The level of enthusiam in lectures is great, its very rare I feel overwelmed with infomation or left with questions unanswered. For me there are certain times things can be skipped over on the premise you already know it but this can be resolved by shooting a quick email or talking after class.
I have yet to be involved with the student Union but have many friends who currently are and enjoy what they have to offer.
Very good. I was suprised to learn there was an SSL desk in the studios. Aswell as some great outboard gear.
Leeds is great. It has a bit of everything for everyone whether thats peace and quiet of the countryside or clubs and pubs open to the early hours. Great history and intresting architecture. lots of stuff to do and a tight music community
I have yet to be involved with any.
The support is great. Its nice to attend a university where mental health is an important subject and of the upmost importance.
LCoM is a decent place to study music and has the potential to be incredible. The atmosphere around the place is amazing, really warm and friendly - something I don't think you could find at other conservatoires. It has exceptional facilities. However, whilst it has good instrumental and chamber music tutors, the classical course doesn't always feel well run by those in charge of it and often everything going on feels very disorganised. That being said, ending up at LCoM rather than going to a normal uni has been amazing for me, I would highly recommend going to LCoM rather than studying music at a normal uni.
Very little. I'm yet to encounter the careers department during my 3 years here. They aren't very visible. I've heard rumours that that LCoM stopped having a careers department at the end of last year.
In general there is a high standard of teaching from industry professionals. No instrumental tutors work full-time and are only in college 2 days a week, although most reply quickly if you email them questions. LCoM encourages students on different courses to mix, and in some classes you will be with jazz/pop/production students, which I personally like, but not everyone does.
They try, but what they can do is limited by being in a small uni. The freshers week they put on is usually good and has lots of variety.
Excellent. Cannot fault them at all.
Leeds is a good city, there is always something going on and they will be something for everyone. Nightlife is very good. You can expect the same negatives as there would be with living in any big city.
There isn't a large amount although that is increasing. Starting this year, the SU puts on an opera once a year, which has been successful. There is also an SU orchestra, choir and big bang that regularly perform. There are a number of non-musical societies as well such as sports, Christian union, LGTBQ+ etc.
Academically: Not great, I think if you were stubborn and insisted on extra support, you could get it, but there isn't a lot immediately open to everyone. I could have done with a personal tutor who I can meet with every other week to talk over how things are going. Personally: Student services are very good, they've been really helpful and supportive to me whilst I've been here. There can be a little wait for professional counselling services, but they always have 'wellbeing officers' around who you can always talk to about literally anything.
I love it, it’s welcoming, and a good mix of hard work and not getting too stressed out. There’s a lot going on, which means many opportunities arise, which is great experience
There’s a booking agency to help obtain jobs, there are multiple opportunities that come through the college
Most - Interesting lessons Least - More options for learning ‘extra’ things such as composition, music tech etc.
There’s great support, with extras such as Alexander Technique and yoga
It has been a journey of going from being very disorganised to getting into a routine. This develops you as a person and professional. An incredible experience.
They help offering workshops and have great contacts
It's been a really supportive environment and is always welcoming The teachers are high quality and always lsiten to any issues and are willing to help as long as you ask There's no falsenss anywhere with anyone and is a very safe environment What you put in is what you get out
Teahh us the reality of the jobs we speak after
I like the sanll classes as it feels more private and easier to concentrate
They are very helpful and have helped myself a few times with problems and issues
It's good for the location however most thing break quite easily but other than that it is well maintained
Really good wide access to any instrument
Busy but nice
The bands are really good way tog et to know people and to get better at music
Good I am supported with my special needs and no one questions them
Incredible. I’ve gained so much about myself and my ambitions throughout my time here. The combination of the city and the course has been unforgettable and will definitely set me up for the future
Constant workshops with progessionals, and modules that focus on monitoring our skills and talents.
Lectures are less stimulating, especially for people less academic. But the practical side of the course is very fullfilling and inspiring.
It’s not he most active and lacks variety in societies. I think a bigger emphasis on sport and other interests would be beneficial to the college environment.
Super super super good
Leeds is an incredible city for students. Very close knit and easy to navigate, with lots of culture and social scenes
They’re alright, as previously stated we could use more variety
There are so many different support options. College goes out of its way to guide and enhance our experiences.
I am enjoying my course, there are ups and downs but overall this is a lovely university to be at. Then course tutors are helpful and passionate about what they’re teaching which makes it more interesting.
Masterclasses with people in the working industry and giving us the opportunity to show them our work.
Very informative and interesting but I wish there were more films to write to
It’s a good students union, they hold good events and suggestions from students are taken into consideration. I don’t get involved because I am very busy and nothing particularly interests me in the union.
Really good, the mixing studios are especially amazing
Busy and constantly changing. Lots and lots of friendly northerners!
I am not involved in them but I hear they’re good
Really good, the health and well-being people are very friendly and really helpful
Overall my experience has been good, I enjoy the course for the most part and working on the bar has allowed me to meet many more people, I think they need to look more at the way they introduce everyone at the start of first year on the business course as it is still affecting the course now as a lot of people have never had the chance to meet.
Taught some transferable skills, lectures on finance within some modules
Lectures are small with only a few people in, some lecturers aren’t very engaging and we don’t speak that much which I don’t like
I’m not really involved, I think they do a lot but nothing I’m interested in
Average. They build a ‘bizhub’ for business students but it failed to be anything like we were told, it’s just another work space with some tables and it isn’t exclusively for business students
Good, there is lots to do in a small proximity in the days and the evenings
Never been to a society at LCoM
Academic really varies depending on the lecturers but feedback is usually fairly constructive. I don’t think their health and well-being facilities are great, the counsellors themselves are ok but you don’t get enough sessions to really make profess and they are very busy a lot of the time