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Tell me anything about these Uni's

About to apply, but give me your thoughts about any of these uni's (in general)
Im applying for Media courses if anyone can get specific, but mostly I want to know how people view the unis

-Leeds
-Warwick
-Sussex
-Leicester
-Bournmouth
-Liverpool
-Lancaster
It’s an odd mix of universities for media. Aside from Bournemouth none of them are particularly known for their media courses.

Do you have any thoughts about what you would like to do after your degree?
Warwick uni I think it has a great education and also students like or love to study there so they are going at what they do.
Original post by Amanda Mbekela
Warwick uni I think it has a great education and also students like or love to study there so they are going at what they do.

There’s a 15% drop out rate in year 1 of the media course and of those that do complete only 45% are in media related work.
Original post by AJ_anarchy
About to apply, but give me your thoughts about any of these uni's (in general)
Im applying for Media courses if anyone can get specific, but mostly I want to know how people view the unis

-Leeds
-Warwick
-Sussex
-Leicester
-Bournmouth
-Liverpool
-Lancaster


Hi!

I actually do the Media and Cultural Studies course at Lancaster so this is a great question for me.

I'm not sure what you already know about Lancaster but we are a campus based university and we also have a college system which is rather unique forn UK universities.

As for the Media course, I have loved it. I would say that it is in the sociology department, so it isn't just about creating media but also combines a lot of sociological theory into modules to show why certain choices are made or how different media options do certain things. You don't need to have any knowledge of sociology prior though, I didn't and I'm on track for a first as a third year. There are many many options for practical work as well though, many coursework pieces involve social media, blogs, Photoshop, video editing, and even more. You also get the chance to do a media practice dissertation at the end of your degree instead of a research one. This means you get to create a piece of media (whatever you want) and do a critical reflection on it.

That's a basic summary of the course, but if you have any specific questions about please let me know!

-Laura (Lancaster University Student Ambassador)
There are production and studies courses, and they are very different.
Original post by AJ_anarchy
About to apply, but give me your thoughts about any of these uni's (in general)
Im applying for Media courses if anyone can get specific, but mostly I want to know how people view the unis

-Leeds
-Warwick
-Sussex
-Leicester
-Bournmouth
-Liverpool
-Lancaster


Not Warwick fo-r media also isolated. Bournemouth is well-known for such courses.
Original post by AJ_anarchy
About to apply, but give me your thoughts about any of these uni's (in general)
Im applying for Media courses if anyone can get specific, but mostly I want to know how people view the unis

-Leeds
-Warwick
-Sussex
-Leicester
-Bournmouth
-Liverpool
-Lancaster

Hey @AJ_anarchy

Great to hear that you're about to apply for Media!

I would definitely like to point you in the direction of our Springpod Spotlight on Media which is a short online video course that will give you a taster into what Media is like at the University of Leicester Spinning Stories: The Power of Media

What I think is best about our course is that you can specialise in your programme and go down the following routes:

Mass communication

New and digital media

Media practice

Film and cultural studies

Or develop your own route by choosing option modules which interest you the most. Among other things, you can choose to study media production, audiences, media policy, film, television, new media, journalism or international communication


The city of Leicester and the campus are also lovely and give such a feeling of community :smile: (it's why I studied for my degree and my PhD there!)

If you receive an offer from the University of Leicester, you will be invited to visit us for an Offer Holder Day -which I really recommend to see every aspect of the University (accommodation, city centre, study spaces, social spaces etc)

Always happy to chat more and answer any other questions! -Alisha :smile: (UK Student Recruitment Support Officer)
Hi

I am a second-year Psychology student at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester. I will gladly share my experience and thoughts. I will mostly focus on the things I believe allow DMU to stand out. Of course, if you would like to know more or have any other questions, I am more than happy to help.

Firstly, the location of the university is brilliant. The campus is located 10 minutes walk from the city centre as well as from big supermarkets (Tesco and Lidl). Basically, all you need is located not more than 20 minutes walk from the university. I do not have to use public transport and I save an amazing amount of time on travelling. Leicester station is well-communicated. There are direct trains to lots of cities, including London. There is also a coach station with National Express and Flixbus operating. I am an international student, so I travel a lot to the airports and around the UK to see as much as I can. It is extremely easy here.

There is a sea of student accommodations around as well. I am living in one now, with only one flatmate, and I can see the campus from my window. Moreover, I am paying one of the lowest rents in Leicester. That leads to only one conclusion. Finding cosy accommodation is a piece of cake and you will not have to spend a fortune.

What I love about DMU, are the extracurricular opportunities that the university has to offer. To put it simply, DMU believes that being a student is not only about studying but also about self-developing, exploring the world, gaining practical experience, and improving employability. That is why they have specific organisations, like DMUGlobal (it offers trips abroad, language courses, and student exchange), DMUWorks (it supports the whole process of looking and applying for a job), DMULocal (it offers volunteering opportunities), De Montfort Union (the life and soul where students can meet with friends, join societies). I have been on a Bilbao trip, I am learning Spanish, I am doing a Psychological Internship, and I am going on an Alicante trip in March. I enjoy it so much! It is an amazing journey here!

In regard to the Media courses. As far as I know, my friends are very satisfied. They find lectures interesting and, most importantly, focus on practical knowledge. These students also have access to all these opportunities I have mentioned (I was in Bilbao with a Media student). The most common are trips to New York, and that is what I am jealous of :colondollar:

If you have any specific questions or want to know more, I am here :smile:

Take care,

Julia

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