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Anglia Ruskin University (APU)

Overall Reviews
3.85 / 5 based on 219 reviews
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Ivan Monastyrev Project Management Final
Ivan M
Czech Republic, Undergraduate
Management Science
Overall
I have started looking for my placement in early September 2019. I knew I was going to be geographically restricted to the area between London and Cambridge for my placement. I was looking for placement in the human resource (HR) area, event organization as well as marketing. Although I do study HR management and would like to work in recruitment after graduation, I was keeping my mind open when it came to search for placement. I knew that this year would be a great opportunity to explore my other interests, such as marketing, and get an overall feel of how real business is being operated. I was willing to get a placement outside of the HR area if I would get real work experience and training instead of doing simple meaningless tasks. By the end of March, I was anticipating multiple offers from companies that I had over three interviews with and assessments. However, due to Covid-19, those businesses paused all hiring decisions indefinitely. Some even had to lay off some of their workforce. It was pretty upsetting, given the amount of work and effort I put into the search and interviews with assessments. Nevertheless, I continued my search and broadened the companies that I was looking at. I found this company Fathom that I have never heard of before. They were providing accounting services online and had a very good-looking product. Taking into consideration that accounting class was always my least favourite, I could appreciate that Fathom is aiming to make accounting simple and more assessable to every person. When I looked at the description of what they were offering for a placement year, I knew immediately that it would be worth applying because they covered everything I wanted from placement year. They are currently a small team of eight that had plans to hire another eight people within the next 12 months, and I could be part of this recruitment process, which is something that made me excited. They also offered comprehensive training and a promise that I would get to work with every part of the business giving me a general overview of how it is being operated. Thus, I sent them my CV and cover letter. After a few days, I received a response that they want to interview me. The interview went great, and in a few more weeks, I got an email asking to complete some more assessment and final interview. The final interview went great, and within the next two weeks, I should hear back from them with their final decision.
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Pros
sports opportunites, lots of students
Cons
School doesnt teach you anything
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Thomas6
Fachhochschule Landshut, Landshut, Germany
European Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not really. Was quite well informed about APU and Cambridge before I went there.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Large offer of good courses. Teachers take make an effort to help as good as possibele and APU gives support in every possible situation. Student's community is brilliant.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Cambridge is perfectly situated to explore the area around it. London is just 3/4 hrs. by train away. Cambridge is a lively city and it has been a pretty good experience to live there for a while. Just go and enjoy it!
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Karola W
Fachhochschule Landshut, Landshut, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
The horrible rain: awful weather throughout the first 5(!) months. Wouln't have kept me from going though...
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Specially the beginning is not very well organised and very confusing. Stay calm, relax and don't take everything for granted that they tell you! Own initiative is needed in order to succeed. Don't underestimate the work load, just because it's so relaxed in the beginning!!!!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
think I've already told you the most important things.
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massimo A
Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
I would have liked to know that I didn't have any accomodation!
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Since the most of students are foreigners, they shold improve the meeting points for Erasmus students and they should organise more UNI parties.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Even though it could have been better, I suggest to do an international experience. Troubles as well teach you how to tackle with problems. Be careful with English, they are racist and violent.
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Jose M
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
To have arrived with a better level of the knowledge of the language.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
They should improve the facilities for students regarding to catering services.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
travelling arrond the country can be very expensive. However travelling from here to the continent can result a bargain.
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anonymous
Hogeschool Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
nope
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
2
Costs
4
Activities
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Its a very open and social university, but the classes you receive are still quite good. If you notice they are too easy, you can easily upgrade to a more advanced class. The language classes are quite low in standard, maybe thats because in the Netherlands people start talking foreign languages much earlier
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Make sure you get a railway discount card if you intent to travel from and to the airport in London to fly with ryanair. Also look for flights quite a time in advance as they are a lot cheapier. With ryanair you are able to fly very cheaply to west-europe. (50 euro average return-ticket price)
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