University for the Creative Arts

Farnham | South East England

Creative Town Campus Rural

Ucas code: C93

The University for the Creative Arts is located across five sites: Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester. We're a small and specialist university with an art college environment. Each campus is populated by a concentration of talented students and academics. Creators of Rupert the Bear, Morph and Aleksandr the Meerkat all studied at UCA.
Source:University for the Creative Arts Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 246 comments (66 students)
    • Sport

      There is a male football team, male rugby team, male basketball team, a netball team and a female rugby team. They meet every...

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      2014, 3rd year, Photography

      Sport

      There is a male football team, male rugby team, male basketball team, a netball team and a female rugby team. They meet every week and seem to have a lot of fun, there are also a few socials throughout the years.

      2014, 3rd year, Photography

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    • Political scene

      The university itself does not seem to associate itself with a specific political party, but lecture semesters always refer to...

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      2014, 2nd year, Textile Design

      Political scene

      The university itself does not seem to associate itself with a specific political party, but lecture semesters always refer to politics, and students are encouraged to think about the contexts of politics and society when thinking about their own creative work. The students also get involved with donations for charities after wars and crises, with food donations and bake sales happening a lot.

      2014, 2nd year, Textile Design

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    • Creative scene

      Inking and printing - very good set up by 3rd year students

      2014, 2nd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Sport

      There aren't a lot of sport activities here, however, we always encourage students to create their own club. There are dance clubs

      2014, 2nd year, Fine Art Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      it is really easy to manage your cost when you know what to buy and not to buy. it really comes down to common sense most of...

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      2012, 1st year, Design Studies

      Everyday expenses

      it is really easy to manage your cost when you know what to buy and not to buy. it really comes down to common sense most of the time. as long as you dont waste all your money on clothes and booze. before i started uni i checked out where the shops were in the town. each shop is about a 5-10 mins walk from the uni. there have been a lot of shops that have posted up part time jobs it just depends on who they expect for the job. i have found equipment cost to be quiet high but not unexpected and again it comes down to managing money and putting money aside for things. i personally dont use transport to get to the uni and back, and walk it cutting that element out. the only thing i have found is train fares to be quiet high as for my course we often go to London. i wish i had been informed on a rail card before starting, but was told about rail card for students at around 3 days into the course, just never got round to getting one. but i am going to invest in one for next year.

      2012, 1st year, Design Studies

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    • Creative scene

      Currently in the architecture department. There is a feeling of creativity and open thinking at this university.

      2014, 2nd year, Design Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

39%

LOW

Political

22%

LOW

Sporty

11%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

34%

LOW

Creative

89%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Student score 73% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k LOW

Overall student satisfaction

77%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

5,080

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

95%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

3%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

70%

of students are female

Young / Mature

9%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

12%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

53%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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