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Last September (2004) I gained a place at UCE studying Radiotherapy through Clearing. Initially I had wanted to do a different course at Derby University but spontaneously changed my mind about a week before the course was to start, much to the dismay of my family, as it meant we had to move. So ... Read review

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Community Level 4steffee

steffee

Perry Barr -Don't forgot the Bulletproofs!! Review with images

AdvantagesP/T study, range of courses, low entry requirements

DisadvantagesScary area, poor reputation

"Last September (2004) I gained a place at UCE studying Radiotherapy through Clearing. Initially I had wanted to do a different course at Derby University but spontaneously changed my mind about a week before the course was to start, much to the dismay of my family, as it meant we had to move. So move to Coventry we did, and I started my course on 20th September. I've decided to give each category 'marks out of ten' to help summarise the whole ..." Read review
29.01.2005

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A Genuinely Balanced View

AdvantagesA large, well established institute with some excelent courses. Good location.

DisadvantagesBeing widely spread over several campusses reduced students interaction with others.

"I've been a student and a lecturer at UCE and so have seen how it works from both sides of the fence. What's more I have had the benefit of inside knowledge. On student numbers UCE is actually one of the biggest universities in the country. Normally associated with the Perry Barr campus, about 3 miles north of Birmingham, there are actually many other sites, some of them are not immediately identifiable as being part of UCE. Take, for example, ..." Read review
20.04.2002

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Community Level 1katmabel

katmabel

Gosta Green and Westbourne Road

AdvantagesBIAD has good facilities and good location

DisadvantagesMost SU things happen at Perry Barr so the other campuses miss out (but we have the city centre!) Transprt between campus isn't too good.

"...Art and Design, University of Central England in September last month. The other UCE reviews all seem to be based on the Perry Barr campus but I am studying at Gosta Green and living at the Westbourne Road campus, so hopefully this should give you an idea of what some of the other campuses are like. Gosta Green: The course I have recently started is based at the Gosta Green campus which is in the middle of the Aston University campus in the city ..." Read review
24.10.2005

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City University

AdvantagesCompact area of study, easily mix with others

DisadvantagesSpread out campuses, not much interaction with these

"The University of Central England, the former Birmingham Polytechnic has now been rebranded yet again as Birmingham City University to give it that metropolitan edge. Its main campus at Perry Barr is a 15 min walk across playing fields to where I live. City University, by sheer student numbers is one of the largest Universities in the country, matching that of many of the 'red-brick' universities. Moreover, its size is not apparent when you arrive ..." Read review
24.07.2008

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Community Level 1insectseige

insectseige

UCE - Better than you think

AdvantagesFriendly, accessable, good mix of people

DisadvantagesAgeing Campus, area can be a drawback for some

"Perry Barr Campus; An ex 60's polytechnic building which has seen better days mixed in with newer, plusher buildings. Some buildings such as Baker are being renovated at the moment so I look forward to being pleasantly suprised, although demolition would seem the better option. Lecture rooms in the older buildings can be cramped with nowhere to put your bags and coats. Plenty of canteens/cafes but with fairly expensive prices. Gone are the days ..." Read review
06.09.2007

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