The Student Experience: The Student voice – Videos

Student experience


The video material presented here illustrates for potential students what happens in the classroom, the daily experience of student life and what students think of these experiences.

All the video clips on this page are available to view through the English Subject Centre’s Flash based mediaplayer (requires the Adobe Flash player). The clips can all be linked to directly though the link displayed in the Information window. You may wish to create your own interface to these materials by linking directly to any of the clips available on this page.

But what do you do all day?

bangor_wdidad_1A day in the life of an English Student at the University of Wales, Bangor is presented as a series of 6 short video clips. What do you do all day? tries to demystify the undergraduate experience to give potential students of English a better idea of what day-to-day life might be like. The viewer shadows a “real” undergraduate through different aspects of his day.

The experience of mature students

These two short videos give the experiences of two students who completed the BA (Hons) English: Communications at Work programme at Blackpool & The Fylde College.  Both enrolled on the Foundation Degree: Communications at Work, fitting in their studies on one afternoon and evening at college every week, while working the rest of the time.  Both proved to be excellent students, and after two years on the Foundation Degree there was no hesitation in recommending that they progress to the third year ‘top-up’ to make their FD into a BA (Hons). These are their stories.

Creative Writing at Brighton

Creative writing students talk about how their writing and career ambitions have developed as a result of a visiting writer programme. If you want to find out a bit more about what actually happens on a creative writing degree, watch this video!