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University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham, University Park, NG7 2RD NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom
3.85 / 5 based on 252 reviews.
Description:
The University of Nottingham is an international community and we currently welcome students from over 100 countries.


Programmes
Accreditations
90% of students recommend
252 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (252)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (54)
Academic
3.9/5
4 stars (108)
Languages
4.3/5
3 stars (90)
Expenses
3.0/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
If possible fly to Manchester airport instead of the ones around london. It cuts down on travel time. Read Review
robertpcjohansson, Sweden

University of Nottingham review by robertpcjohansson

Review by robertpcjohansson, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
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: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Great apartment building and close to the school
Personal comments:
A bit expensive but much better standard than the horror stories about british apartments I had heard before departure.
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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: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Isis is the place to be
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ACADEMIC       3.0 / 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:



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:
none

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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: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
Since we swedes have mandatory english classes since the age of nine as well as subtitles for all movies and tv programs the language wasn´t a big problem. What I did learn was to talk about my choosen subject, business/finance, in english.
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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
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
Food, Travel, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
If you are wsedish remember to make certain the money draft your bank makes for you is valid in the UK. For some reson NatWest refused to accept a bankdraft from one of the major swedish banks.
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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...
How to apply for having my british credits transfered to swedish ones. It was quiet a problem getting everything sorted out with my home university
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



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:
Great campus, great courses but the UK is pretty expensive to live in



FINAL COMMENTS

If possible fly to Manchester airport instead of the ones around london. It cuts down on travel time.
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