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I've applied for television/radio/media production at 5 unis and am struggling to pick my insurance choice. I think my firm choice will be Salford uni (Manchester) as it offers access to media city and was going to put Southampton Solent as my insurance choice before realising how far down on the league table it is. My other options are Liverpool John Moores, Birmingham City or Leeds Trinity. Do any of these unis do better with creative subjects like tv production? I don't want to turn down a uni based off of its overall low position on the league table if it has strong industry links and is actually decent for the subject I'm looking at. Does the university you attend matter less for creative subjects as it's more about the skills and experience you've acquired? Sorry if this is at all unclear, I'm just thinking that maybe some unis are perhaps better for creative subjects, while others are more focused on academic courses. Trying to pick an insurance choice out of the universities I've applied to already has me researching how the clearing process works so any help would be greatly appreciated
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I've applied for television/radio/media production at 5 unis and am struggling to pick my insurance choice. I think my firm choice will be Salford uni (Manchester) as it offers access to media city and was going to put Southampton Solent as my insurance choice before realising how far down on the league table it is. My other options are Liverpool John Moores, Birmingham City or Leeds Trinity. Do any of these unis do better with creative subjects like tv production? I don't want to turn down a uni based off of its overall low position on the league table if it has strong industry links and is actually decent for the subject I'm looking at. Does the university you attend matter less for creative subjects as it's more about the skills and experience you've acquired? Sorry if this is at all unclear, I'm just thinking that maybe some unis are perhaps better for creative subjects, while others are more focused on academic courses. Trying to pick an insurance choice out of the universities I've applied to already has me researching how the clearing process works so any help would be greatly appreciated
Media related courses at prestigious universities are often in clearing anyway.

If you want my honest opinion, none of those universities are considered prestigious.

Good luck anyway
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Media related courses at prestigious universities are often in clearing anyway.

If you want my honest opinion, none of those universities are considered prestigious.

Good luck anyway
Thank you! I know that decent universities are generally "Uni of" but when I was applying I was so set on Salford that I didn't care about my other choices. Ridiculous, I know. May look a little more into clearing
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Thank you! I know that decent universities are generally "Uni of" but when I was applying I was so set on Salford that I didn't care about my other choices. Ridiculous, I know. May look a little more into clearing
'Production' courses have a long history at the former polys which people now look down on. If you want to make stuff go to a uni which specialises in doing just that.

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'Production' courses have a long history at the former polys which people now look down on. If you want to make stuff go to a uni which specialises in doing just that.

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I'm happy with Salford being my firm choice but I'm just massively struggling to pick an insurance choice. I'm thinking that if Salford doesn't work out, I may have to look elsewhere entirely. I obviously want the best uni experience possible and want to come out of it with a decent job. Thanks for your input, anything is helpful at this point
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I've applied for television/radio/media production at 5 unis and am struggling to pick my insurance choice. I think my firm choice will be Salford uni (Manchester) as it offers access to media city and was going to put Southampton Solent as my insurance choice before realising how far down on the league table it is. My other options are Liverpool John Moores, Birmingham City or Leeds Trinity. Do any of these unis do better with creative subjects like tv production? I don't want to turn down a uni based off of its overall low position on the league table if it has strong industry links and is actually decent for the subject I'm looking at. Does the university you attend matter less for creative subjects as it's more about the skills and experience you've acquired? Sorry if this is at all unclear, I'm just thinking that maybe some unis are perhaps better for creative subjects, while others are more focused on academic courses. Trying to pick an insurance choice out of the universities I've applied to already has me researching how the clearing process works so any help would be greatly appreciated
Have you visited any of your choices?

Solent has a lot of top notch industry standard equipment (their OB bus is at glastonbury and other festivals/events every year). I am sure that most of the others on your list are similarly well equipped. Visit and ask questions about what graduates go on to do and what contact you will have with industry as part of the course.

Ignore the league tables - they don’t measure the things that make a practical degree good.
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I think my biggest dilemma is definitely whether or not I should be worrying about the league table for the type of course I'm doing but you make a very fair point about asking what graduates go on to do afterwards. I'll definitely feel reassured in my choices if I know that students go on to actually use their degree and are able to use high quality equipment and have the opportunity to communicate with industry professionals. Thank you for your response, it really has been very helpful.
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I think my biggest dilemma is definitely whether or not I should be worrying about the league table for the type of course I'm doing but you make a very fair point about asking what graduates go on to do afterwards. I'll definitely feel reassured in my choices if I know that students go on to actually use their degree and are able to use high quality equipment and have the opportunity to communicate with industry professionals. Thank you for your response, it really has been very helpful.
Hi Sarah,

I graduated from Solent in July 2017 and I'm currently working as a Graduate Intern. I studied marketing and from my experience, the employability team and the links to industry that the uni has are second to none. A friend of mine studies film production and has experience of working with/ for Glastonbury, BBC3, Sky and many more huge brands. Which course are you looking at studying? I’ll get a student from your course to give you more information if you’d like?

Thanks,

Mike J
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