(4)·By Kirsty P·Music· Jul 2021
Good! As a masters student at a smaller institution I wasn't particularly interested in massive club nights - pubs and chances to actually talk to my peers were more what I was looking for! The SU did have a mix of small & big events and because we're in such a big city (Manchester) there's always so much to choose from. This years Fresher's was very different and mostly on Zoom, although as I was in my 2nd year of the course it was not as relevant to me. The RNCM does not own any accommodation for students, they have a contract with Unite students and Charles Grove Hall of residence. I have never lived here, Facilities are good but we need more practice rooms!! The concert venues in the RNCM building are great, and the bar is fantastic. The library is small but well stocked for our very specific needs. Lectures are interesting and the academic courses available for Master's student enable you to really specialise and learn skills relevant for the industry- this year I have two placements! One in instrumental teaching and one in music outreach projects. Manchester was a little intimidating at first but now I know my way around better I really enjoy living here. Obviously with the pandemic there are fewer things open but I still feel I have the chance to explore the city-mainly on walks with my housemates.