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I'm just gonna have a quick yak about UEL. I've just finished my second year and I'm waiting for my third year this september. Overall I've had a good time at UEL.
I'm really enjoying my Journalism Degree. Some of the lecturers are really into it and enthusiastic every day, even the ones that are not so enthusiastic are still pretty good lecturers. My degree is going well and I think that a large part of that is due to the lecturing staff.
The Uni is fully kitted out with all the stuff it needs: loads of computers, a well stocked library, specialist Mac-Labs, a radio studio and loads of equipment like cameras, video cameras and sound recorders are available to students.
The Uni is so close to the city, that if you have enough dosh you can stretch for a few excellent nights on the tear around some of the worlds best pubs and clubs. At the Uni there are an extraordinary amount of different clubs and societies, from some fairly regular ones to some really quite bizarre ones - and if you can't find one to suit your needs (unlikely) there's help available to start up your very own one.
Because it's so close to the city, the cost of living is slightly above average, but that is evened out in most cases by better wages, particularly for qualified jobs, but even in basic jobs as well. Another benefit is that when I finish my journalism degree, I am on the doorstep of some of the biggest news organisation in the world. The same goes for most other courses - the civil engineers have the Olympics, the business students have the finance companies in the city, all the medical students have hosts of hospitals to choose from, the list goes on and on.
Although I'll be long gone from UEL by the time the Olympics roll around, I'm sure that that and the build up to the Olympics will be an exciting time for students. The whole place has a very inclusive atmosphere, if you are looking to apply for Uni over the next couple of years, why not have a look, have a walk around campus and make up your own mind.
Written by Luco on 9th Jun 2008