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Posted By truecolours

University : University of Wales, Lampeter
Course title : BA Media Production
Year of graduation : 2011


1 out of 10
Overall opinion

I recommend that you never ever even look at the University when applying through UCAS. It's one of the smallest most remote towns in Wales. If old people and long walks are your thing, go for it. It didn't meet any expectations at all. On the open day they make the place look friendly and lively, but there is nothing happening on or off campus throughout the whole year.



1 out of 10
Quality of course and lecturers

University of Wales Lampeter prides itself of being founded in 1822. I was on the Media Production course there and it seems as though they are still in that year. I was doing around 11 hours of lectures a week in which the teaching did not excite or drive me to want to learn. This may also have been because I did a 2 year college course in Media before, in which covered everything I was being taught in the first year at University. The lecturers didn’t seem to want to be there, probably due to the fact that so much was going on behind closed doors. This affects the students there. I even overheard one lecturer talking to another saying ‘I would hate to be in my first year on University here now’. That wasn’t exactly comforting to hear. The lecturers at my old college are of a much better standard and I really did regret ever putting Lampeter down as one of my choices of University. I highly recommend not even looking at Lampeter. People say it’s one of those places you either love or hate. Don’t go in thinking you’ll love it, unless you’re one of those people that likes dressing up as though they’re about to go into battle hundreds of years ago, then you’ll fit right in.



1 out of 10
University facilities

The University library is ok. Just ok though. It's a library, what more can you say. It does have plenty of books for things that no one will ever look at. About 20 computers to go around is not to great either when you're at a University, although maybe Lampeter know they won't get many people wanting to go there so they don't spend any money on getting more. The SU bar leaves a lot to be desired also. It's crampt, loud, smelly and just boring. It's the same thing over and over again in there.



NA not rated
Student union

'Does your Student Union organize lots of gigs and events? How active are they at your university?' No. Not active what so ever.



NA not rated
University societies and clubs

The University does have a lot of clubs and societies, not that they do anything though. Ooo, other than run around shooting each other with 'guns' and diving on the floor. Cool right?!



1 out of 10
University life

There is absolutly nothing to do in Lampeter. Unless you like walking for miles on end, there is nothing at all to do. Other than maybe decide what you're gonna buy from the shops for supper.



1 out of 10
Accommodation

The accommodation is disgusting. I was in the Old Building. The rooms are spacious, however very high ceilings and smelt like damp when I first got in there. In Old Building there was a communal bathroom which is awful. There was always flies in there and a small dirty bath with a shower head attatchment for everyone to share. It smelt so bad in there that you dreaded using it every day. Living with people that didn't respect the place was the last straw for me. I didn't know why I was paying so much money to live there.



1 out of 10
Job prospects and careers service

Just no. It's laughable.



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