University for the Creative Arts
Farnham | South East England
Ucas code: C93
What students say about this university326 comments (79 students)
The accommodation services at Farnham are pretty dire at times. Despite being a small university there is not enough on-site...
The accommodation services at Farnham are pretty dire at times. Despite being a small university there is not enough on-site accommodation for more than about 50% of students, resulting in many students having to find alternative living arrangements. This wouldn't be so bad but the communication is abysmal and frequently results in many students rushing around at the last minute trying to find a place to live. Many students on my course were unable to find anywhere on time and ended up having to commute from Reading or even London every day. A friend of mine wasn't told until the week before she was due to start that she was ineligible for halls of residence! Additionally, many courses have recently undergone restructuring and failure to pass/applications for extensions due to extenuating circumstances are now handled entirely by an external board, in what the university has told us is an attempt to "reduce bias" and cut down on abuse of the service. The effect of this is now even more unfair than it was previously, as tutors were initially able to use their discretion to grant extensions and so forth. There have been cases in my peer group where a death of a step-father resulted in a pitiful one-day extension because he wasn't "a blood relative". Given that they require a death certificate as evidence for the extension request to be processed and the significant trauma that acquiring this can bring, I find this revolting. Additionally, there have been room cuts and redistribution resulting in the animation course now being without a primary studio and one very small, crowded and incredibly stuffy room in which to work. The reason being is that "it's not used enough" for the governors to consider providing more space; catch-22. Nobody can or wants to work there because it's so crowded, but we're not allowed a bigger space unless we use it.×
i had hoped for more interesting after uni activities for example maybe some form of dance club. as all we have at the moment...
i had hoped for more interesting after uni activities for example maybe some form of dance club. as all we have at the moment is i think a netball team and a football team×
I've found that living off campus and commuting in has left me feeling a bit detached from the University. It would be nice to...
I've found that living off campus and commuting in has left me feeling a bit detached from the University. It would be nice to feel more involved in student life. Also the organisation on my course hasn't been great×
Started looking in April but was unable to find anything suitable. I was fortunate enough to know someone who was leaving uni...
Started looking in April but was unable to find anything suitable. I was fortunate enough to know someone who was leaving uni and had a spare room available. With regards to advice, I would really think about whether you want to live in Epsom or somewehre coser to London due to travel. Living in epsom in convenient for uni but when your doing a placement in London for 3 months - most employers will only cover travel costs based in London not Epsom!×
there is a wide variety of sporting opportunities including football, table tennis, basketball, dodgeball and quidditch.Report
very good library. A wide range of books, movies and magazines. And the things you can't find on your own campus you can have...
very good library. A wide range of books, movies and magazines. And the things you can't find on your own campus you can have them send it to you from one of the other campus libraries.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction85%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students4,805
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate93%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time4%
of students are part-time
Male / Female70%
of students are female
Young / Mature9%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK14%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction52%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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