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Université de Nantes

Université de Nantes, 1, quai de Tourville, BP 13522, 44035 Nantes Cedex 1, France
3.76 / 5 based on 90 reviews.
Description:
The University of Nantes provides initial and continous education for an audience from a vast geographic zone. All big fields of knowledge are represented: Law, Political Science, Economics, Humanities, Health, Natural Sciences, and Technology.



Programmes
Accreditations
76% of students recommend
90 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (90)
Student life
3.9/5
5 stars (12)
Academic
3.5/5
4 stars (48)
Languages
3.9/5
3 stars (30)
Expenses
3.6/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
Be careful not to saty with people who are natives from your country. I saw many people like this, especially among Brits and Irish. When they came to the end of their year their language ability was still very poor. Buy an under 26 travel card once in France. This gives you 50% reduction on public transport. Read Review
mattp31530, United Kingdom

Université de Nantes review by mattp31530

Review by mattp31530, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, Swansea, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Erasmus
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: halls of residence
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? It would be better to have a personalised place which would allow me more fredom, ie my own kitchen, lounge etc.
Personal comments:
The accomadation was fairly basic however, it was an ideal place to meet lots of different people from lots of different countries. There were many evenings spent playing cards or having a drink where there would be 5 or 6 nationalities in one room.
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
My favourite bar was definitely 'Le sal gosse, (the naughty kid!) Really cool music with a young and fun clientele and friendly staff. 'Le lieu Unique' is more of a nightclub which is well worth a visit. Used to be a biscuit factory but was converted by the Mere of Nantes to offer local DJs and artists the chance to perform. As with most French cities there is a couple of Irish pubs. The John McBurns is ideally located and friendly too with the usual array of Irish liquor for sale. Traditional Irish music by local musicians on a Sunday.
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ACADEMIC       2.5 / 5
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
The course if I am honest was rather boring. Lengthy periods of dictation from lecturers with little student participation was not always very interesting. I felt that in the UK we are encouraged to think a bit more rather than just follow the 'rules'.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
The French system is quite different to the system of the UK, therefore be prepared to work harder and spend more time at uni than you do in the UK.

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
I made really rapid progress and communicating after a couple of months was no problem at all. Each day I would often learn a new word or phrase as I spent most my time with French or Latin people.
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
student loan
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Cinema, public transport, tobacco and alcohol from shops was cheaper, however, chocolate, mobile phone bills and drinking in bars was more expensive.
Nightlife, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Overall: was the same price as at home.
Travel, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Any student must register with the CAF. This will allow you to claim money from the state to assist with lodging costs. It is a slightly lengthy process but well worth it as noramally you be able to clain 40% of your rent back.
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Spanish
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
It is Ok, however the students are quite young (18) as it is like a preparation school for uni. It is fairly small therefore staff are friendly and approachable.



FINAL COMMENTS

Be careful not to saty with people who are natives from your country. I saw many people like this, especially among Brits and Irish. When they came to the end of their year their language ability was still very poor. Buy an under 26 travel card once in France. This gives you 50% reduction on public transport.
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