Besides being one of the top Media programmes in the country with an extra benefit of being located in the comfort of the UK’s best student city, you’d think that it couldn’t get any better. But, if you’re already keen on pursuing Media Studies at Newcastle University, you probably don’t need more convincing here.
But, having almost completed my 1st year, I can speak from experience on the real perks of being a Media student! Yes, there’s always a cherry on top!
I can guarantee that every lecture and seminar that you attend is not an ordinary information-loaded class. The topics covered are engaging and thought-provoking. Ranging from race, gender and every other societal issue that affects us. The best part? Your arguments matter – no thought is extravagant or out of bounds! It definitely made me realise that uni is not just about learning but also making us thinkers.
Hate cramming and the pressure of a timed exam? You’re just in luck because the modules in the Media school are mostly assignment based. I know, we all still wished workloads weren’t part of getting a degree. Since that’s not going to happen anytime soon, having time on our sides to prepare for an assignment definitely beats having to take an exam, doesn’t it? So while my peers have an exam to come back to after Easter holidays, I will be counting down to my last submission before the end of year 1!
Our teaching and administration faculty are almost like a little family with everyone just an e-mail or appointment away regardless of question. Especially if getting used to essays and uni curriculum seems daunting; we have guidance and support provided to us.
As your journey as a media student begins, you’ll come to realise that it might have been the best decision you’ve ever made 😉