Wednesday, 14 July 2010

My experiences of university... Mrs. Raji @ Goldsmiths College

Where you went?
I went to Goldsmiths College, which is part of the University of London

Why you chose there?
Originally I was supposed to go to DeMonfort to study performing arts, but after a long summer away my boyfriend (who is now my husband) decided that he didn’t want me to go far away for uni. So having done A Levels in Drama, Performing Arts and Media, I went through clearing and got on to a Communications and Sociology course as I didn’t have enough points for the Media and Communications course. It so happened that I became critically ill and had to take a year out the uni agreed to keep my place but I asked if I could get on to the Media and Communications course this time, and after a short interview they agreed! So basically my only reason for going there was because it was the only good uni left on the clearing list that has a course I wanted to do.

What you enjoyed?
I enjoyed the theory side of it and that every term there where overarching themes split into sub sections that you knew about in advance, so if I missed a lecture then I wouldn’t choose to write my termly paper on that topic. I like the fact that on the practical side you got to get a taster in year 1, then specialise in two things in the second year I did radio and photography, and then specialise in 1 thing in the third year. I like the fact that many of the exams were seen exams and that I had a choice as to whether I wrote a dissertation, or took on an extra subject with and exam. Sorry couldn’t tell you about the social side as I didn’t really partake in the typical social side of uni, I did join the ACS the Afro-Caribbean Society.

Any negatives /positives of that uni
It was close to home and parking was relatively easy, the seminar leaders were usually students so they understood the pressures we as students were under. I don’t have any negatives

1 comment:

ucas said...

Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life...

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