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Sheffield Hallam University (SHU)

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Eveline
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Environmental Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Sheffield Hallam University
5.0/5
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
In the beginning I had difficulties with the local accent but this was only the first few days. Soon I could understand and speak pretty good.
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Eveline
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Environmental Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Sheffield Hallam University
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because it is more expensive than in Austria. Travel costs were higher because I did a bit of sightseeing.
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Travel, Food, Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Housing:
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
You get a lot of student discounts with your student ID
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Eveline
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Environmental Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Sheffield Hallam University
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Do not choose only courses where there are only international students, because in your courses you have the chance to get to know locals...
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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
none
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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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Eveline
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Environmental Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Sheffield Hallam University
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I did not know that there is quite a lot of course work to do. Most of it was based on writing assignments.
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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
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
I really liked my courses, they were all from the environment-school, and the teachers/lecturers are very friendly and helpful
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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
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Concerning travelling, sightseeing or going out you can go to the tourist information and get a Visit-Sheffield-Guide for free. It has lots of information and tips for every taste.
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Eveline
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Environmental Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Sheffield Hallam University
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
favourite places: forum,revolution,coffee revolution, haha, cubana,... you can buy several guides with all the places to go in it.
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Eveline
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Environmental Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Sheffield Hallam University
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because it was a very good experience to live with 3 other exchange students in one house and we had a lot of fun.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Both, student accommodation and private accommodation have their pros and cons. The first one is more expensive, but you get to know a lot of other students you´re living with. The second option is normally cheaper and it´s "your" house...
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