UWE frenchay campus has a brilliant library, with different levels depending on what you are there for. The group study level is brilliant, it has secluded class rooms to work on group projects as well as plenty of computers. There is a section of the library where the computers have to be booked to be used. This is obviously good as you can reserve a place so you have a gauranteed study spot. However, the hire time is only 90 minutes, which in reality is not much time when you're completing an assignment. My course, English language and linguistics, has so far been generally enjoyable. A couple of the first year modules were quite dry and boring, with little interesting content. However, the second year content is much more interesting but of course much harder! Some of the lecturers do not put the lecture slides onto blackboard, meaning unless you attend you miss out on content. This is a real nuisance, as it means there is nothing to go back to for revision purposes during exam season. They also go through the slides too fast, inevitably resulting in people missing out content from the slides. Therefore, even people attending the lectures still miss out on valuable information. In first year, there was little advice or coaching on how to reference and how to write different types of essays. This was difficult as prior to uni, I had never needed to reference before or never wrote a literature review. The support of our assigned tutors can be useful to visit if you have any questions. They support you both academically or generally if you have any worries or queries about uni life. As the course is such a small department, it is much easier to request 1 to 1 time than some of the other larger courses with more students. In the first year I found the SU to be an enjoyable place to hang out with friends, with some of their freshers week events being really fun and entertaining. However, the few times I have been this year it has not been as 'lively' and seems to have lost its atmosphere. Overall, I would recommend UWE to potential students. As it is a campus uni, the furthest first years will have to travel to a lecture is less than a 5 minute walk. There is lots of student properties in the surrounding housing estates too which means throughout your uni experience you can be a matter of minutes away from your lecture halls. Most people I talk to at the university have generally positive comments and experiences and I know that this is certainly not the case with all universities. Although it is not as easy to access the nightlife as it's not located in the city centre, the university itself provides a great service.