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Oxford Brookes University

128 reviews
4.11 / 5 based on 128 reviews
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Celine L
ESC La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
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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
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
great university in a great town
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
the international student life is a wonderful experience but I don't think it is open to everybody. The student has to have a certain maturity and independance, the will to learn and share from other culture. The key word to study abroad is: flexibility. For those who think that their country/culture is the best one and that they don't need to learn from others, my advice is then "Stay at home"! (except if you think that the French footbal team is the best one in the World, that is not a problem: you are right!). Last comment: what I did not like is all the stereotypes linked to a nationality: French people are always late, German are boring... These kind of ideas narrow your mind: forget about them/ Same logic when you meet people who are prejudiced: show them that you are French (or any other nationality), yes, that it happens that you are late, eat bread and wine... but these are not your first caracter traits! And last advice: go there to study and do it seriously, yes, but have fun as well and enjoy the local habits!
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Applied Languages was an excellent course!
Niall P
United Kingdom, Undergraduate
Language
Overall
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at this university. This was predominantly due to the fact that I was able to take 2 years improving my language skills and 1 year in between the countries associated with the languages I was learning. A great learning environment which fostered me obtaining a great grade.
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Pros
Quiet city, great course, good social environment
Cons
Small city = somewhat limiting, disorganised at times
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alavoie
Universitetet i Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
Hospitality, Catering / Hotel Management, Graduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
No, we got very good information before we left.
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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
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
I was very satisfied with the quality of the teaching. It came as surprise that there were only 2 English students out of 45, but the international composition made for a great team building experience. The social life was also good, everyone was very friendly.
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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
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
There was really a lot to do in the courses, and many in the class ended up having no life outside the classroom. It is important to relax, it even contributes to better grades! So get out and do something. I started doing tae kwon do, and got to know even more people, mostly English this time, and I still keep in touch with them. Also try to travel a bit around England. To my great shame, I have only been to Lond twice in 6 months, which is a bit sad.
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alavoie
Universitetet i Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
Hospitality, Catering / Hotel Management, Graduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Well, food is lot cheaper in England than in Norway, and I did not cook as much as I would do at home with my husband. We had free bus between the student hall and the school, so I also saved quite a bit of money there compared to home.
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Housing, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Food:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
It is a good idea to invest in a computer before coming to Brookes, as the computer facilites are quite cramped. I had to rent a computer on several occasions so I could hand in papers on time! Housing is expensive in Oxford (about the same as in London), so come prepared, especially if you plan on renting a flat on your own. I worked 9 hours every Saturdays in a store. Part-time jobs are easy to find, and foreign students can work up to a certain number of hours a week (15-20?) without paying income taxes.
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Immersing myself into an unfamiliar yet fascinating environment.
Rowan O
Switzerland, Undergraduate
Economics
Overall
The university offers a quite modern campus with facilities to accommodate academics and athletes. The teachers using hands-on lecture and seminar sessions to captivate the students allowing us all to enjoy ourselves whilst learning.
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Pros
Modern Facility
Cons
Online sites for the university can be quite unclear and chaotic.
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Immersing myself into an unfamiliar yet fascinating environment.
Rowan O
Switzerland, Undergraduate
Economics
Overall
The university offers a quite modern campus with facilities to accommodate academics and athletes. The teachers using hands-on lecture and seminar sessions to captivate the students allowing us all to enjoy ourselves whilst learning.
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Pros
Modern Facility
Cons
Online sites for the university can be quite unclear and chaotic.
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