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European Business School London

133 reviews
3.84 / 5 based on 133 reviews
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esturo
ESTE - Deusto, San Sebastian, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
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)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It was really interesting. This university is known because 80% of its graduates are foreigners and they speak from 3 to 6 languages fluently. This gave me the opportunity not only to improve my english but my french as well.
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esturo
ESTE - Deusto, San Sebastian, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The cost of living in the United Kingdom, and specially in London is three times higher than in Spain. Accomodation was the most expensive (four/five times higher) followed by nightlife and food. We did not get out of London much due to this fact but we organized ourselves to enjoy it anyways to the maximum!
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Overall, Housing, Travel, Nightlife, Food, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
The best thing to do is to send boxes with some elementary food from your home country through the cheapest transport agency. The cheapest supermarkets are Safeway, Sainsbury's and Tesco (make sure you have one near your apartment!). For bus and subway you can make a student card by sending a brochure stamped by your university, it takes two/three weeks to receive it but you save lots of money. Try to get into the guest lists of the nightclubs it is less expensive. Go to notting hill market or spitalfields to buy appliances (such as a TV), you will get one by 10-35 pounds
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esturo
ESTE - Deusto, San Sebastian, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
The methodology used is quite different from the spainish one, they don't explain much about the subject, they prefer the student to study on his own and then in the classes arise a debate on the subject relating to actual business issues.
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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
Group works did not act like such, in my host university we are used to work as a team and here they just splitted the work into different pieces and did not care much about how they would fit together!
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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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esturo
ESTE - Deusto, San Sebastian, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
Cannot think of anything in special. Anyway, while you interact with other people you get to know almost all that you will need to know.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Get your apartment near it, its a good area and you will save in transport. Students will love to get to know you because they are foreigners too.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
London is one of the cheapest destinations for flights. Anyway, you should check on different flight companies before buying your ticket and there are some useful websites with offers: www.travelocity.co.uk, www.travelselect.com
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esturo
ESTE - Deusto, San Sebastian, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The best night spots for hanging around where: Mayfair club, Cafe de paris, Cheers,Chinawhite,O'Neills,Waxy O'Connors, Attica and Down Mexico Way. Places not to be missed: National Gallery, Tower of London, Tate Modern, British Museum, Natural Science Museum, Hampton Court, Big Ben, London Eye, Soho.... so many! but above all the parks (Regent┬┤s, St James, Holland, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Parks).
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esturo
ESTE - Deusto, San Sebastian, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Above all because of independency: no entry hours,could organize myself to study either in the house or the university,could bring acquaintances over and could eat as i am used to.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
People who actually lived in Oliver Hall (one of the two university accomodation centers) told me that it was very expensive and moreover, you felt the sensation of being at the university the whole day. They could not disconnect from studying and relax.
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