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Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) reviews

125 reviews
3.83 / 5 based on 125 reviews
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Salih
Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Manchester Metropolitan University
3.8/5
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: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
At my experience in Manchester I have improved my language knowledge. But it was difficult to me to understand the accent spoken in Manchester area. Except that I did not have any problems understanding other people.
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Salih
Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Manchester Metropolitan University
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> A private grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Housing: expensive in UK Travel: I travelled more than I did in Austria
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Housing, Travel, Food, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, 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
none
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Salih
Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Manchester Metropolitan University
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
It was very difficult to get in contact with local students. :(
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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
Compared with Austria, the assessments were easy.
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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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Salih
Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Manchester Metropolitan University
3.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
International students only get in contact with other international students. It was very difficult to know local students.
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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
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
You should not bring many clothes or duvets etc. You can get cheap clothes and linen, duvets, pillow. Go to ASDA to get your the things you need for your bed. Cheap shops: ASDA, Aldi Quality shops: Sainsbury Shops everywhere: Tesco (normal prices)
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Salih
Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Manchester Metropolitan University
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
none
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Salih
Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Manchester Metropolitan University
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Private hall
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why?
The reason is clear: You get more in touch with native english speakers. In private hall there are only few native speakers.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I heard from other international students and it is also my experience: In Manchester it is not difficult to get a place to stay. But the prices are very expensive compared with Austria - but cheap compared with London.
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