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Aston University

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3.82 / 5 based on 113 reviews
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Daniela R
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Pharmacy, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
More interaction with Erasmus student or students that are there for a brief period. Need to organize an Erasmus center or something similar.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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Daniela R
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Pharmacy, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
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:
My level after:
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Now I can read, write and watch a movie in English without spend too much time trying to understand!
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Daniela R
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Pharmacy, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
More English language
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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
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
It's very good to improve your English (few italian people) and to study....everything is doing to encourage you to study (computer room, library, laboratory and professors)
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
you have to try to meet people and talk with them, partecipate to student life expetially in Guild. Travel with rail is very expensive better book the rail in advance or use the bus is longer but cheaper.
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Daniela R
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Pharmacy, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because the life in general is more expensive there
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Housing, Food, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Overall, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
I had a lot of student discount with the student card expetially for cinema
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Daniela R
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Pharmacy, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Because I've met a lot of people coming from different coutries, having different cultural background
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I was on 19th floor of a tower with a great view and fantastic flatmates, I couldn't ask more!
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Daniela R
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Pharmacy, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Everyday of the wwek there was a party to the Guild student house, nearby the university with different parties organized by students....you have to partecipate! In the city there's a street full of cafe and clubs: Broad street, saturday night is really funny.
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