University of East Anglia Reviews

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University of East Anglia Reviews

University of East Anglia Reviews

Chandler

UEA (University of East Anglia)
Film and Television Studies BA (Hons)
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26 Feb 17

I hate it, and I’m transferring (hopefully). There’s no practical teaching at all in the first year. This semester has been especially underwhelming, two are my modules are not even film related as they’ve been picked right out of the media department. For example, I spent an hour the other week listening to a lecturer talk about the history of radio, which is beyond ridiculous. I did well previous semester, got 70s and 80s, but that was awful too. Analysing Film and Analysing TV is nothing different than what I was taught at A Levels. A common saying among my peers is that “it will get better next year”, but after really reading into the upcoming modules, I really don’t think that’s true. The practical modules that are provided seem really basic, which would be fine, if it was year 1 (and you miss most of them if you plan to take the semester abroad). And if I understood correctly, the media practice project in year 3 doesn’t actually involve any teaching. I’ve also been strongly recommended by Year 3 students to avoid this module, which is annoying because it was one of the only ones I was looking forward to doing. I was told it will damage my degree, as in it you are expected to make an industry standard film, despite the lack industry standard training or teaching. Speaking of the the third year, they lie on their website. They say that you can do a dissertation or an advanced media project. This is a lie. You have to do a dissertation no matter what, and the advanced media practice project is just what I mentioned earlier, and there’s nothing “advanced” about it. This course has been such a disappointment. If you want to be a filmmaker, go to another uni, one that prioritises practical teaching. Doesn’t matter if it’s a former poly, forget the elitist stuff they try to sell you about unis, in the industry nobody cares how high ranking your uni is. Also, seeing how the majority of the people on the course are quite angry and disappointed with it, I don’t know how it’s going to maintain a reputation in this department (I’m talking about a big amount of first and third year students). I also don’t even want to live in England anymore, and nobody knows about UEA unless you live here.

Rachel

UEA (University of East Anglia)

English Literature BA (Hons)
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30 Nov 16

Really good – would refer people here. Choosing to do my PGCE here also

Job Prospects
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Careers centre have been amazing, teaching school helped me set up a placement

Course and Lecturers
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Lectures need to be more geared towards seminars, staff are helpful

Student Union N/A
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Don’t know much about it

Accommodation
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Halls needed renovation but both student houses have been great

Uni Facilities
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Good. Expensive in student shop and cafes – really useful that the library is 24 hours

City Life
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Lots to do during the day, could do with better club nights

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Use of literary fellows – really helpful and careers centre

Giving back
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Environmental and political – both globally and locally

Elisabeth

UEA (University of East Anglia)

English Literature and Philosophy BA (Hons)
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30 Nov 16

Really good – considering staying for MA

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Careers central is very good

Course and Lecturers
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Opportunity for active engagement with each other and encouragement to explore our interests indepedently

Student Union
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Seems good but sometimes seems to misrepresent the larger student population

Accommodation
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Did not like halls in first year – current private housing is too expensive and not managed well

Uni Facilities
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Very good but expensive

City Life
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Great for daytime trips and things to do but nightlife not so good

Clubs and Societies
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Very good and accessible

Student Support
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Academic is great, personal not so good

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UEA’s environmental and political initiatives give back both locally and globally

Anonymous

UEA (University of East Anglia)

English Literature BA (Hons)
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30 Nov 16

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Elliott

UEA (University of East Anglia)

Pharmacy MPharm (Hons)
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30 Nov 16

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Totalitarian SU

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Anonymous

UEA (University of East Anglia)

Biomedicine BSc (Hons)
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30 Nov 16

Rosie

UEA (University of East Anglia)

Philosophy BA (Hons)
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30 Nov 16

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Nina

UEA (University of East Anglia)

Law with European Legal Systems LLB (Hons)
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30 Nov 16

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Segolene

UEA (University of East Anglia)

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30 Nov 16

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Dominic

UEA (University of East Anglia)

Environmental Sciences MSci (Hons)
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30 Nov 16

So good

Job Prospects N/A
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Not applicable yet – not as relevant to me yet

Course and Lecturers
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Student Union
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– Union facilities are good but SU are hyper PC – e.g. poppy scenario is silly – does not represent me personally

Accommodation
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Uni village – more than adequate

Uni Facilities
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Very good

City Life
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Very good but nightlife excluding waterfront is expensive

Clubs and Societies
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Awesome

Student Support
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Academic workshops are good – personal = n/a

Giving back
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