Not enough effort in terms of placement opportunities
Teachers are extremely friendly and approachable. Even shy students can talk to them.
Safe in terms of security on the building, and it's only a 10 minute walk
Ped building is breathtaking as my course is based there
The uni is a bit far from the high streets. However it's close to some good accommodations
I'm awed by the culture, the warm and cheerful disposition of the staff and students here
It organises job fairs and publishes placement and volunteering opportunities for skill acquisition
50 bus route should include student ID throughout the whole route.
Students are represented well and facilities are up to standard
Easy to commute
No takeaways/shops nearby
The uni is great with access to all facilities almost 24/7, it makes studying easy
Very well organised
Yes, good bus and train connections
Lack of martial arts groups
Its awful. Save yourself a lot of money and even more stress. DON'T BOTHER! Any university will put you under so much undeeded stress and pressure it'll take years off your life. I looked and felt young when I started university, now I feel about 15 years older than I am, and look it too.
Offers a poorly managed placement or "sandwich" year.
Only one lecturer cares, and he doesn't teach much anymore. The rest of the teaching absolutely awful, staff are often impossible to contact and regularly give vague or irrelevant responses to questions. Feedback is always horrificially generic and qualitative feedback never matches up with quantitative feedback, (e.g. "Great! 50%" or "Excellent!" 55%). Marks are obviously curved with lecturers cherry picking who to give particularly high or grades. And this is a policy the university enforces!
Utter useless, the Students Union is supposed to represents the study body, but if you take any major issue or complaint to them nothing happens. Universities are untouchable and they rob every single person they "educate"! They even rob their own employees!
Literally the worst. Lecturers are available in their offices for 1 hour every week. And are obviously very busy so they rush through each persons questions and don't really answer any of them. Personal support is also terrible! The disability services are shocking and likely illegal, unless you're dying or have a serious genetic illness they don't care.
I wouldn't recommend this course if you're looking to do a Masters in Animation, it's more of a foundation without the support a foundation course would give.
Should NOT be advertised as 'Animation' course in general, little to no support for 3D animation which was promised. Experienced a lack of knowledge of current industry by most tutors, not all. Skill level felt more like a foundation preparing for a degree as it was so broad, often had to compromise and film, record audio on set, learn how to use filming equipment etc, all areas I didn't want to take part in.
- Being taught in a class with 70+ other students all from different areas of filming (wildlife, documentary, drama etc.) is not acceptable for a Masters Animation course. Animation is far too specialised and the majority of my lectures that were mandatory, I didn't find relevant to me in the slightest. - Was told I'd have specialist 3D support but didn't, had a crash course in Maya for the rest of the class to try it out but this was more foundation level. When trying to receive more advanced support, I was just told I probably knew as much as they did. + Audio recording lessons that were specifically for animation were really helpful and relevant. + Only 3 days a week, can support a job.
Students on my course had so many complaints about the course and lack of support around strikes. Meetings were apparently frustrating and nothing was changed.
No support for 3D which was promised. Feedback was very varied and sparse. Some tutors I felt didn't have a good enough understanding of 3D animation or how it was produced to be marking it.