Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)
Bristol | South West England
Ucas code: B80
What students say about this university1135 comments (301 students)
The amount of teaching we have each week on illustration varies. Usually a module starts with an intensive period of lectures...
The amount of teaching we have each week on illustration varies. Usually a module starts with an intensive period of lectures and workshops for a few weeks. Then the workshops become fewer as you work on the assignment and you will instead have regular tutorials in groups or privately where you discuss your progress and ideas with other students and/or the tutors. The content of the course is pretty challenging, and you get to try a lot of different ways of working. For illustration there is only one essay to write each year - in visual culture. The rest of the work you get assessed on is different projects where you hand in a final product and your sketchbooks. The illustration facilities are all right. You are however not guaranteed your own studio/desk space so you have to either claim one if you're in often, or use the tables that are for everyone. I found it annoying that I couldn't leave my claimed space without someone being there and messing it up or spilling paint/tea on it without cleaning after themselves! Some people also do not respect that you have claimed a spot. In third year students are genereally in their studio spaces more and show more respect when it comes to this.×
I found that a lot of this first year covered basics that u had been striving to understand prior to my uni arrival. I...
I found that a lot of this first year covered basics that u had been striving to understand prior to my uni arrival. I definitely became relaxed about wider reading and occasionally missing lectures because it was all things I'd already done at a level and I knew I could afford to miss it to a certain extent. This also made me feel annoyed about paying 9k for this first year considering I was doing things I'd already been taught for free and seemed to have significantly less hours a week than most of my peers however I do understand its essential to get everyone in the cohort to the same baseline level before the marks start to count×
Timetabling problems in the first and second year was bad, but it's mostly sorted out now. Sometimes room clashes are a problemReport
Halls (the student village) is expensive, this used up all of my student finance so didn't have any money left for food. Had to...
Halls (the student village) is expensive, this used up all of my student finance so didn't have any money left for food. Had to get my parents to help me out. Think carefully about the amount of loan you are getting and the accommodation that you can afford. Also think about looking for a part-time job as soon as you get to uni, as during the year all the 'good ones' have gone.×
Facilities are good, gym etcReport
Dealing with lecturer absences could be betterReport
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction87%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students26,670
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate78%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time24%
of students are part-time
Male / Female56%
of students are female
Young / Mature20%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK13%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction72%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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