Diploma was great. Had a lot of shoots and was very involved with the experience. However, with the Bachelors, it's not so great. Wish there was more support, the first work placement was horrible. The second placement was OK. To write about the experience was painful and I had no support from the university (luckily, private help). With the dissertation, it's the same again. Not much support, once a week we are told to go in, and try write. They check on us writing once, maybe twice on a special day. I really am disappointed how lethargic the system laid out by the LFA has been since the start of this course, to the point I had my reservations of quitting, asking for a refund. However, after all the extra investment in private help, i'll stick it out and hopefully achieve the primary goal, getting this BA Degree.
Sends us job opportunities on the daily.. however, it's being sent out to the whole of the LFA's alumni. So, the competition is incredibly difficult.
I like the flexibility for sure... I'm not a fan of how the LFA hardly tutors us through our work placement/dissertation process. If I didn't have a private tutor to push and help me, I'd have failed by now. Not to mention that after all, I paid for this course, to have to rely on a private tutor that's paid separately, makes this course more expensive than it already is.
Haven't really managed to use yet...plus it's very far away. The free cinema tickets have been great.
Not too bad
Not good, very understaffed. They took on way too many students, and once it opened (BA), they took in more yet left the others in the dump. As I said, not happy with the support and had to seek external, private help.
Very very very good, it Brought le so much opportunities and contacts Uni has been so great, moving here and attending LFA is definitely one of the best decisions of my life
A lot! We have email every week with work opportunities, we have work placements etc London film Academy is really one of the best schools out there for that!
The most, it's so hands on znd we have professionally active tutors in the cinema industry The least? I don't know, nothing actually
Nice, we have a pool and two different bars, it's cool
Very good, we have a lot of gear and nice common rooms
Good, i have a lidl next door and buses/tube close, but i cycle so
Good There's plenty of clubs nearby
Excellent, we can talk to someone anytime and they'll always have an answer It's very reassuring
The social aspect is great but the lessons and staff need to improve. Unless we bring a packed lunch it’s the same food to eat every day and it’s expensive. When working in the library nobody pays attention to the “traffic lights” e.g. people shout and talk on the phone in the silent zone
I like that we pick our subjects so we’re mixed with different students in every lesson. I don’t like that the teachers don’t put stuff on course resources and offer little help
Poor. They need to add more seating areas and sell a better variety of food. The library is good but it’s hard to find books and again there needs to be more seats and rooms for groups. The campus seems too small for the amount of students there is
No, there’s not much in walking distance
There’s the basic ones, not much interesting
Tutors don’t reply to emails and can’t be bothered to help when you ask. I haven’t seen any information about counselling
I'm enjoying my course content and find contact hours engaging. However I do struggle with the reading and assignments due to mental health, despite having support in place. I would also hoped to have made a true friend by now, maybe its the age gap amongst other things!
Careers and Employment team do a great job
I wouldn't recommend joint Honours because you miss out on modules and are a little more distant from the single hons students
It's great however some sports are a bit expensive
Yes, shuttle bus makes all departments accessible
Really good, all support is well organised and accessible
I do love the modules and how my Law teacher help us to understand the concepts. I would give her 100%. I can English people does npt welcome foreign people .
I cannot see it. Indeed is the only one providing me with interviews even though I apply through University as well.
I do love the practical teaching and I do not like presentations, even though I am in desvantage and my score is bias. I have currently scored 3 /3 in an English essay , but in my presentatiom because of my language ,they knew who I was ,they gave me 2/3, even though I spent the same dedication. It was frustrated.
They work hard
The university is cosy but it is small. There should be one more microwave and more places where to have lunch.
It is in a good location and the uni bus helps people to reach university
I am currently studying a Foundation course and I do believe tutors do not care too much . I PRACTICALLY DO not bother requesting more information.
Overall experience has been brilliant! Year 1 & 2 were the best, as I’m currently in year 3, it’s getting very very stressful and i don’t believe the tutors know how to cope with stressed out and tired students very well
They gave us the opportunity to take a year out and work in our industry, i didn’t take this option but i did a placement which was mandatory for 3 months and that really helped me and great for my cv
As my course is split into 2 ( fashion and marketing) the marketing part gets left out and there’s not the best communication between tutors. As this is the area that i would like to work in, in the future, it’s disappointing
I’m the student representative for my course and it’s great that we have the chance to change certain things that we are not happy about, it’s great to have strong communication with tutors.
Nearest food store is 3 minute walk, campus is 7 minute walk! Perfect! Also shopping intu centre is 15 minute walk.
Great, i go to yoga once a week, which is free as it’s apart of the Universities ‘health and well-being’.
Feedback is great, in my last semester we had around 3 formatives before our summative, which helped a lot.
I am really enjoying it, it can be stressful at times and sometimes even a little boring but it gives me something to focus on and to work towards, an end goal of becoming a teacher and getting my masters, with my qualified teacher status. I enjoy a night out every now and then as the night life is good around Derby and I've also made new friends, which I genuinely think will stay friends, so that is also nice as I like to get to know other people and to have a variety of friends who like a range of different things.
I am not 100% on this as I already have a job whilst at university so don't pay too much attention, but I know they do stands every so often and career days, within the uni, in which students can go down and speak to them, I also get emails weekly from the careers and employment team which just give general information and support, as well as some great ideas and tips to help students.
The best thing I like about my course is the variety of sessions, they also have a great variety of lecturers to cover each topic which I think is very helpful for us students. The worst thing is sometimes some of the lecturers can go off on a tangent and then when it comes to an assignment we as a whole course don't know all that well, what we have to do which causes quite a lot of stress and we have to figure it out ourselves within a group chat.
I have a job within the students union, working in the shops over the three campuses, but before I even got this job I felt like the union had a great deal to do with the university and helps students in a variety of ways. They also do provide a good range of facilties as they have there own desks that you can go to, to speak to someone, they have the shops which are ideal for students, especially on lunch breaks for meal deals, then blends, which is a small cafe as such, they provide hot drinks and a bit of hot food which is lovely and definitely well priced for students and then you have the academy bar, which is for hot food and alcoholic beverages which is also well priced and I think overall, a great idea.
I think the facilities within the university are great, there is a range of food places to choose from or hot drinks places to choose from, they have a great library and book shop. I think the best bit is the health and wellbeing desk on site, with a doctors next door to that and the student union desk also being on site as I think this is a really great idea and helpful for students.
I think the university is good, as its split over three campuses, however, I study at the main campus which is around a 20-30minute walk from my accommodation, but the uni provides a bus service 5 days a week, most weeks, so it does not take that long to get to and the main campus itself is near markeaton park, which is great for people who are commuting as they can park there and walk over which only takes around 5-10minutes.
Personally, I don't take a great deal in the sports or society's as I don't really have much time due to studying and working, however, from what I've seen throughout freshers week and in general at the uni, they have a great deal of society's and sports teams who all seem very welcoming and some are very interesting, so I may end up have a bit of a better look and taking part in some next year.
I think the support is up to a good standard, I regularly get personal tutor meetings, whether that be one to one or in a group and I think the student well being team within the university are very helpful as they supported me and gave me a support plan to help me throughout my studies if I needed it, I don't have to use it but it's there if I ever need it which I probably will find very useful at times. I think the feedback on assignments is also good, they'll always have reasoning behind the grade you've been giving, starting with all the positive points and then move on to anything you could improve for future assignments.
Poor. Would not recommend Socialwork at Derby Uni to anyone. Extremely disappointing and poor value for money. Certain lecturers just getting outside speakers in that are not relevant in order to avoid actually delivering course content. How they can justify £9250 per year in tuition fees is beyond me.
Thought it was quite good but when doing vivas with placement managers and university staff present, there was a ckear disparity between what the uni want from us and what our prospective employers want. Uni should talk to potential managers more as tjis would shape the cpurse more appropriately.
Interesting content overall. One lecturer is very creative in his delivery. Others are death by powerpoint.
Not enough awareness of what they do and how they can support.
Generally good. Library ALWAYS short on books. Very frustrating.
Derby very small so nothing too far away.
Very much pitched to the young students.
Terrible. Was promised lots of support as a single parent with a disability. Lecturers extremely unsupportive, had to fight for every bit of support. Exhausting. Academic feedback late and minimal, often with errors that then had to be rectified! Appalling really.
Good overall but wish feedback was quicker and more flexibility. I think uni forget that it’s impossible to live without working alongside the course. Guidelines are set but not always followed
I like that the course is varied and integrated. However the course needs more flexibility around placement
Could do with stronger postgraduate connection
Yes but could do with better student facilities on campus
Ok but tricky for postgraduate to access
It’s been okay. Not what I was hoping for going in. The people I’ve met have been (mostly) nice, and some of the modules have been good, but there’s definitely things that need fixing
They don’t really
I like that we don’t have loads of time in uni, a lot of it is our own studying. I don’t like that it’s taught to lead onto teaching, I don’t want to be a teacher and therefore a lot of the material is irrelevant to me
I’m not sure about this
Decent. Need more study areas in the main campus
I think the university is too far from accommodation. All of the housing round there is too expensive so of course students can’t afford to live there. All of the halls are quite far away, about a 40 minute walk at least, some are even further.
There’s a massive variety of societies and sports
I think it could be improved. I went for help with mental health and couldn’t get an appointment for 8 weeks. My dissertation tutor hasn’t emailed me back since October.