Not as exciting as I expected. I also don't feel as ready for the outside world as I hoped. My tutors are lovely though, and very understanding of personal issues.
We studied career devolopment all through second year and we're touching on it this year.
What I like most is there's a lot of freedom, what I don't like is that they changed the structure of 3rd year and it's caused everyone pain.
I don't really know what they do in all honesty, but I recently saw a poster about how they have a service with a local taxi company where the SU will pay the bill incase you don't have the money.
They're OK, the stop motion studios could be bigger and there could be more of them since they get booked up very quickly.
Being in Norwich City centre, it couldn't be in a better location.
Amazing, and they're really open about starting new societies.
Academic, really good but personal could do with some improvement.
My overall university experience so far has been very good with meeting really lovely people within my accommodation to meeting new like minded people on my course. The work takes a bit of getting used to after A levels and a foundation however once you get into it it's really enjoyable and very useful.
As a first year student I've not experienced too much of this yet however we spend the first year trying to get our skills in a mind set where we dont go for the straight forward way of thinking.
My faviourite part about the course is how frequently there are lectures around to help with current projects and help you improve through out the week not just at crits. I'd have to say the part about the course I like the least is the 2 week projects, however I like how vast the projects we do are which wouldn't be possible without the 3 week projects withing first year.
The student union is really well run with events going on through out the year which most of the time are free or cost very little. The uni doesn't have a main facility to run events which means they go out of their way to put on activities in places around the city.
Although the university's small they have a lot of facilities such as print rooms, 3D workshops, computers and macs . There's also huge studo spaces, lecture theaters and a big libary!
The location of the accomidation is closer walking distance then the suggested 15 minutes but only takes less than 10 minutes. There's loads of amenities about such as wilko's round the corner aswell as Sainsburys being across the road and a Sainsburys local and tesco extra also beign just down the road.
The clubs and societies run through the actual university is limited, however there is the oppourtunity to join uea's clubs and societies if people wish too.
The support at the uni is good, the lectures are alwasy willing to help with frequent feedback. Although I've not experienced the personal support I know there are the people there to help if i need it for things such as housing and dyslexia testing
It is a lot of work, there is a lot of stuff to do, research and learn but I like it and I feel this university is tacking care of my future as I am sure this is what it takes to be good at what I would like to do.
I feel there is never enough time but the course is well made, I am learning a lot.
The student union is well organised, quite active.
Easy to find
I am not living in any of the accomodations offered by the university but I know they are close. All the uni buildings are in the city centre.
I have not been in touch with any of them yet.
There is a lot of support everytime.
Made some good friends and its opened up some new ways of working. Overall I would like more contact time and more technique/teaching. The staff are all excellent as are the technicians.
They incorporate live opportunities in the course and encourage collaboration. There are opportunities on the Erasmus exchange and a team that work on employability skills and post graduation support.
The staff are excellent as is their knowledge and they are extremely supportive and encouraging in the development of ideas. Contact time and the number of workshops available is personally disappointing but representative of existing levels in higher education so I believe.
The SU are very active and welconing to comments and feedback. They represent students well and organise lots of events.
The workshop facilities and staff are excellent and make every attempt to provide you with the required time slthough demand can sonetimes mean facility options are difficult. Generally though facilities are good.
The NUA campus is situated in the centre of the city and is therefore at the centre of all amenities and accessible to trains, buses, shops, accomodation and museums/places of interest. Its an easy place to walk around or cycle if you choose.
There is a wide range of societies with the option to start your own and an active SU that arranges lots of activities and opportunities.
Support is very good in academic and non academic areas judging from myself and peers. Tutorials are good but not frequent enough although we have open sessions when we can have feedback from a tutor other than the one assigned.
I have been there only for three months so far, but I find it complete; anything a student need is there. The course could be more complete for practical lesson that are almost missing.
university organize a range of session with different companies, connects you with them and update you with available jobs or contests
flexibility and knowledge, but we do not have many hours of practice lessons
very good, the library has many options and the mrc is well furnished. It is a good opportunity
Yes, the university is 15/20 min walk from my accomodation and is located inside the town. This allows me to make my grocery shopping after lessons!
There is a good variety of societies but they are usually attended by undergraduates
I never needed personal support, but I know is very helpful and many student are happy about it. Tutors are always open to have a chat and happy to help.
It is interesting. I am satisfied by the overall quality of the courses and grateful for all the chances that the University gives me both inside and out of the course. I wish we were slightly more artistically challenged
The film career is a very competitive one and our lecturers do the best they can to make us aware and prepare us. Their goal is for us to graduate having acquired a professional outlook
We are given the chance to work in a variety of projects and therefore we get to experience different scenarios and circumstances, however we don't have enough time to fully flesh out our idea, nor enough creative challenges to make us better artists. There is also a lack of theoretical courses
The student's union is very good and represents the students in the fullest
Since Norwich is a very small town accommodation to university distances are more than doable on foot and even easier if you own a bike
We are lacking on societies since we are a very small University, however the few we have provide a variety of hobbies
Personal counselling has a very strong team. Academic feedback is usually useful but it can get stale at points
I have just started the second term and although it hasn't been that long, i can honestly say University life in Norwich has changed me so much. I have become more independent and social, I have become more devoted to more course, and gained so much knowledge of my practice. Wouldn't change it for anything.
There is a team dedicated to employment and job opportunities, teaching you the best way to market yourself if you are going self employed. we are encouraged to find work placements within the summer, whilst also working with industry briefs.
I like how full on my course is, as its constantly pushing me to learn technical processes as well as developing my own. The freedom can be daunting at first, however the more confident I become with my own practice the easier it is for me to push my ideas.
The union is placed in the midst of the city campus, with a café above the hangout area. In terms of things to do they are always holding events, trips, fun club nights and opportunities to show your work.
Personally for my course the fashion studios are well equipped, with a space available for each year. There are computers available with technical support. As well as shops within the university, providing the materials I need at a good price.
NUA is a 2 minute walk from the center of the city, and 10 minutes away from my accommodation. which makes it very convenient, when you are on a tight schedule.
There i literally a society for almost everything. whether that be sports like netball or football, singing society or even a harry potter society. A lot to choose from.
There are a mixture of seminars, tutorials, technicals and lectures, all of which are supported by staff to help you. The university offers financial, disability and personal support; through funding counselling a much more. Things of which a constantly presented and discussed, to ensure we feel as comfortable as possible
My university experience has been very positive so far, I've had little doubts about the course and the direction I'm taking so far. The university's facilities and course has exceeded my expectations.
The university has the best connections to various game studios, and can provide great work placements. The university also provides a careers department for student help, and you pick up plenty of transferable skills on your course.
I like the freedom of just having to attend the workshops to understand what we're doing and getting assistance from tutors, then being able to do the rest of the work in our own time. What I like least is the amount of work given, as it can be quite overwhelming on top of jobs or social life.
The Students' Union represents students well, and gives a voice to the students. There are plenty of facilities provided by the union for students.
The facilities are excellent, with excellent technology where needed.
10-15 minute walk from the university campus to the accommodation, and both the university and accommodation are located in the city centre so are surrounded by local amenities.
Plenty of nearby gyms, sport locations, and numerous societies related to both.
The university offers great support in terms of help desks located in various buildings throughout campus, and great personal help from tutors and the feedback they provide.
I have enjoyed it a lot and it is stressful yet rewarding, I need a lot of help and although sometimes I am frustrated I am always given some support and figure it out in the end.
Good support and advice, could have more work placement/ career focused advice
There is a lot of room for you to be creative and learn on your own time, not need to attend everyday
Quite good, could do better for POC
Yes, very good location in the city centre and easy to get to
Not a lot but the uni is small, I'm not interested in any of them
Could do a lot better, they try but they need more qualified people and less barriers to help
Overall, it has been great. There are always things that could be improved, but I have enjoyed it and learnt a lot so far. My confidence has grown and so has my style in my discipline. I think going to university can make or break you, you have a lot of new elements to deal with if you have come straight from sixth form, but once you settle and if you enjoy what you are doing you are fine and learn so much from the course and in terms of life experience too.
Once getting to Year 2 in particular, each course starts putting sessions in for employability to help prepare us for the future. As well as that, the individual courses help try to make us think as early as we can about where we would like to go after university by showing us the extent of our options. However, this goes both ways, in order to get the most out of it, you do need to put in the effort to find out information yourself too. Some of the sessions I would say could be improved, but they try to get us to think and plan for the future once we find our feet after the first year as you learn more about yourself and your practice.
What I like the most about the way our course is taught is the amount of time the tutors give you. I mean this more in terms of how they are always open to talk and help you if you have any questions or need guidance. Their doors are always open, which the more you go through university, the more you realise how important that is to have. You can pop in just to talk if need be, or send and email, either way it is helpful to have the time to do that outside of taught sessions. What I like least is the attention to detail, I feel that when explaining or teaching something new or setting a new brief it is always hard to get the exact detail and full understanding of what you need to do. For example in Photography you have Group Crits and 1:1's. Both of these are helpful, but when you have different tutors telling you different things and their advice conflicts with each other, you lie in a place where you are completely unsure which route to take. Also I know there have been times where students have taken advice off a tutor, then handed in their work for the project and in their feedback get told that what they have done was wrong because of the advice they had taken. Although art courses are subjective, it is hard to sometimes rely off advice from tutors if when getting it graded you get critised for taking the advice of someone who is regarded as being more knowledgeable.
The student union definitely do what they can to take in students ideas and improvements. They want to make the university better as well as show off what we do have. I would say they do represent the students and the university the way it is and continue to improve the facilities.
I would say they're quite good overall. There could be improvements, but I feel that is something that you can say wherever you choose to go. But the university offers a good range of facilities for everyone who attends.
NUA is in a prime location with it being in the city. Not only does this make it easy to get to from home as if you couldn't walk there or the weather is particularly bad, there is always the option of bus to take you most of the way. But in most cases for people who go to this university who have private accommodation, the walk on average will be about 20 minutes which is quite good. As the university is in the city, it also means you are close to shops, bars, and restaurants. A good place to take a break or in your gaps (if wanted), and close enough to find somewhere to do your shop. However, I would say that the better supermarkets are more so on the outer sides of town for example there is a Sainsburys across from NUA's student accommodation All Saints Green (ASG), and then a Morrisons next to Norwich FC Carrow Road. But overall the location of the NUA is pretty good, if anything I would say it is a lucky spot for a university to be in.
NUA has a wide range of societies that you can join at any point. I think it is also possible that if there isn't a society that you were hoping to find, that you can try and create a society by talking to the SU. However, there is a good variety overall, from societies that are still art based, to ones that branch outside of that such as sports, pub quizzing...
Academically, the support is good. The tutors are honest which can be hard but it is helpful. This is a good thing though as it is something you have to get used to outside of university in a creative job. But they help you come up with ideas and resolved outcomes, they want to push you to do your best as well as for you to be independent and make your own decisions. However, the tutors are also understanding to problems that you have outside of university as everyone always has something going on in there own life outside of coursework. They take these things into account. Although I have never had experience with counselling and the facilities NUA offer, I have had friends who have and they have said they are very helpful and good to understanding and trying to help you.