Universities?

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  1. Jakue08

    Jakue08 Active Member

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    alright crew

    im in my first year of 6th form but ive been advised to start looking at universities now, ive had a quick scan but id thought id ask on here becuase of the experiences etc

    in a level im studying

    BTEC ICT National Diploma (3 A Levels)
    History
    Media Studies

    Preferably id like to stay daan saaf, but basically im asking for any good reccomendations for uni's to go to and i am looking to study either just computing or compuing and media studies...

    cheers in advance for any help/advice/links you could give me
     
  2. Jwood27

    Jwood27 VICTIM

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    Wherever you want to go, have a look round first - get a feel for the city, and if possible try and go on a night out.

    You have to do a fair amount of research yourself, use ucas to course search, then go onto that unis website, research the course more, than look at the other stuff that uni has to offer.
    Order Prospectuses, doesn't cost you anything and you can look at courses while having a shit or such (basically when you have some spare time).

    I can't really help you with southern unis as iv only really looked at and stayed with people up north, it all depends on you mate, my nightmare uni may be your paradise and so on etc
     
  3. greddie

    greddie Super Sir Loin

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    Bournemouth = centre of excellence for media (only one in uk when i joined three years ago)(and its thr fastest growing or somethign liek that)
    , thats where i went, really nice place, really nice people, plus sandy beaches with hot girls for the summer :) cheap student drinks and erm... a pretty decent dnb and dubstep scene... what mopre could u ask for?
     
  4. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    Media Studies lol.

    I was one of those too.

    Unless you're 100% commited, save your money & do a skilled trade.
     
  5. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    yeh man lots of people do media studies and dont get too far with it. going more specialised is the way forward.
    Bournemouth has always been the place for Media subjects if you want to do that kinda thing.

    ps - those roads in frome were lethal last night. almost spanked 3 cars going down a hill. (it is u who lives in frome yeh?)
     
  6. greddie

    greddie Super Sir Loin

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    i did media at as/a levels, then a fda in multimedia follwed by a BA in multimedia, now i work as an intern for fabric doing new media/digital marketing (graphic design and forum advertsing) if you are committed and certain thats what you want to do, its a good industry to get into. plus you can work as free lance graphic designer/web/video/animation and all that jazz.
     
  7. dnb in ya face

    dnb in ya face Loud and Dirrrty

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    Ive been to Pompey a few times, got some mates down there and its a wicked nightlife, dunno about anything else though, good dnb scene down there too.

    What more can you want?
     
  8. Jakue08

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    yeah i do live in frome haha i know its icey as fuck, i just got in an hour ago from drunkenly playing in the snow all night, how come your were in frome den hey?

    back on subject - im not sure about media though, i might just do computing, ive heard brighton is good for ict, can anyone confirm this?
     
  9. greddie

    greddie Super Sir Loin

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    i cant confirm if its good for computing, but brighton is a great place to be, i live 15 mins outside of brighton and i spend a lot of time there, the only reason i didnt go there for uni is cos i already lived there, wanted to spread my wings a bit. brighton has a great night life, great music scene, great people, stone beach and still some pretty hot girls in the summer,... :)
     
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    TongueFlap Flappin'

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  11. Thin and crispy

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    my m8 did business media and it he went str8 into a job for a football club doing media advertisement etc, he didnt bother with uni or even finish 6th form...
    Only problem is, they dont pay him what they would somebody qualified.
    way i see it (might be a bit off) knock up some decent work, websites n whatnot, make sure it ALL works and is very good quality, stick on a laptop if u have 1, and take it to any relevant job interviews and show them what u can do, then once ur there try and get the qualifications in ur own time... with some actual experiance behind u from working n stuff the qualifications might come easier.

    just 1 direction to look it
     
  12. Jakue08

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  13. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    Bournemouth for media and scene as has been said.

    I reckon computing with media is a lot safer (employability wise) than just media. If you're suited to it computer geeks are never without work.

    I went to film school after not getting offered any good uni media places, worked very hard and then worked on and off in music videos for 6 yrs before moving on.

    Went back and did an MA in Journalism later on, was self-employed / self-sufficient at the time, was working weekends and had the time on my hands.:)
     
  14. dnbkingz

    dnbkingz bollocks

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    Become a plasterer.
    Jobs soon come 2011.
     
  15. theone

    theone Just say no to dubstep!

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    I would say look at Brighton, Southampton or Bristol.

    However, I would say definitely take a gap year, maybe even a few. Reasons for a gap year:

    1. You may learn that the course you picked is not right for you.

    2. You get to earn money.

    3. You might improve your work ethic. You will get used to working 5 days a week so then will take that with you to uni.

    4. It can open doors you never knew were there and you can still go to uni in the future.

    5. You can get experience in the field you want to study. This will be a major benefit to your confidence and knowledge when you eventually do your studies.

    6. If you are good at your job and it is linked to you studies your company might keep you on part time or full time or keep the door open for you in the future.

    For me I would always recommend a gap year. I took gap years and it changed my life for the better. I think so few students really know themselves at 18 it should be encouraged for all students to take time out and work out what they really want.
     
  16. greddie

    greddie Super Sir Loin

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    this

    i took 3 :)
     
  17. theone

    theone Just say no to dubstep!

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    I took 6. Was the best decision I ever made and made a massive difference on my attitude and work when I eventually went to uni. My gap years changed me as a person for the better.

    It makes you appreciate what you have when you get to uni.
     
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    $pyto Soundcloud changed everything

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    Two close mates of mine went to Loughborough and UWE @ Bristol. Both are having the times of their lives.
     
  19. Naib

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    Gonna have to recommend Nottingham Uni (not Nottingham Trent, unless you want todo arts).
    Fantastic Uni! The campus is great (got a campus 14 where you gotta do all 14 bars on the campus in one evening... hard going mainly because you have about 5-10min at each bar to make it around EVERY one of the halls + StudentUnion bar in the time).

    Got some great clubs as well
     
  20. Matt_47

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    Definately recommend UEA in Norwich. The schools of computer science and film, television and media are really good. as for a uni it's great, lovely campus, good bars and accomadation. the city has pretty much everything u need as it's pretty much the only big one in east anglia (but still easy to get to from london, 8 quid return and 2 hours each way). There's also a small, but friendly dnb scene going on at the uni and in the city