(3.8)·By Kiren K·Drama· Jul 2021
Our freshers week was good and had a varied number of events through two weeks. But this years freshers for the new first years, which I helped organise, had to be 100% online due to covid and whilst it was fun and received well, a lot of students have said how it's been hard to meet students from other courses / years. Hopefully when things settle we will be able to do a “Re-Freshers”. All of our accommodation is self provided. There are private halls near by at the Nido Compelx but now students decide to rent a house with Friends. This year due to Covid I have decided to move to my own place and commute. We had a new building open last year which has added some amazing new spaces and studios. The facilities in general are really good at central with a mix of modern rooms and rooms that are filled with history. The student Union bar was also recently renovated and holds really good events throughout the year, this year due to Covid that hasn't been possible though and it's been hard to recreate that online. The course I study is one of three acting courses at central, BA Acting Collaborative and Devised Theatre. It's a unique course which approaches acting from not only a classical point of view, but also through exploring our own creative voice. This approach, paired with world class Lectures, creates a unique training that I believe is the best chance at being a well rounded and versatile actor which is ever more important today. Living in the city has it perks and cons. It was co venue t to get to school so quickly and if one mode of transport failed there were other options. However, it's much more expensive to rent and to travel. I think it is Important to be close and in the city for at least your first year.