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Top unis for creative scene: Which? University Student Survey 2016

University is the perfect place to broaden your cultural horizons. So which universities have a creative scene to shout (or even sing) about, according to students?

We surveyed more than 10,000 undergraduates in the Which? University Student Survey 2016 to find out how they rate their university when it came to being arty and creative.

Whether it be an eclectic music scene, local galleries to lose an afternoon in, or societies to perform in on campus, which universities let you express yourself?

Top universities for creative scene

Falmouth University

Falmouth University - Which? University Student Survey 2016 Creative Scene
'Falmouth is so small you get to know everyone and you're surrounded by some of the most creative students in the country - it's pretty cool.'

'My course is really exciting as it offers students the opportunity to try out every type of animation; there's even an 'experimental' module where you are given the freedom to have fun with new techniques and encouraged to come up with creative film ideas.'

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University of the Arts, London

University of the Arts London - Which? University Student Survey 2016
'Visiting practitioners' talks are very useful and interesting to attend where practitioners illustrators, designers, animators, film makers give advices and share their experiences.'

'The university definitely immerses itself in art. There are always posters and notifications around the school alerting students about new exhibitions, societies and demonstrations happening around London. Since the university is very central to London, things are available within a reasonable distance.'

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Norwich University of the Arts

Norwich University of the Arts
'[Allows] you to explore yourself more as an individual...allowing you to focus on your specialism within your field more.'

'The opportunities given to me to display my work in exhibitions and also spaces within the university and around the city are really brilliant.'

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Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of  London
'Goldsmiths is a great, creative environment, where they encourage you to be yourself and really explore your creativity. The facilities, on the whole, are great.'

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Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University - Which? University Student Survey 2016
'This is the best creative writing course in the country.'

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About the Which? University Student Survey 2016

We asked students to score the degree to which they would describe their university as having an inspiring creative scene.

We merged the findings from surveying students in March/April 2016 with results from our October 2014 student survey so we could characterise a greater number of institutions, using a larger combined base of around 10,502 students.

Where we have answers from at least 30 students, we analyse the results to calculate average scores and to highlight the group of top-performing universities overall.


Read the full results of the Which? University Student Survey 2016

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