At 3/4/13 05:03 PM, Otto wrote:
Who's going, who's gone, and who's there right now? I'm going this coming school year to study Animation as a BA Honours, 3 years full-time, at a pretty good school. But I'm pretty nervous - what stories have you guys got and what tips can you share?
It's in Bournemouth, for those in the UK.
I'm some years out of University now, having done a four year Masters in Biology at the University of Bath. I went in a fairly antisocial and quiet individual, and came out a fully rounded human being capable of looking after myself and communicating with the rest of the world. I also came out having had the best four years of my life.
Yes, the work load can be brutal at times. I put a massive amount of effort into my second and fourth years in order to get a decent degree, with a number of all nighters and a lot of reading around the subject. But you get what you put into it- lecturers don't chase you if you don't show up to lectures, or if your work is poor. They just fail you. I skipped lectures at times, but only if I knew I would be ok doing so (stats for example was a waste of time for anyone with any skill in maths).
But the people you meet, the fun and opportunites you have, and the future it can open up all make it absolutely worth while. I'd say if you have any ability in a subject you should go. It teaches you how to be a fully functional person in the real world.
Oh, and my mother in law works at Bournemouth University! She's responsible for organising work placements as far as I am aware.