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South Bank University

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3.81 / 5 based on 126 reviews
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careljulie
South Bank University, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
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
I decided to share a flat with english girls to improve my level of english. I spent a time with them learning from their living habits. I met a lot of internationa studentsat university, so it was also the opportunity to practice my english.
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careljulie
South Bank University, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
When I left France, I used to live with my parents. The living standards are upper in England than France. My purchasing power was less than France with the same amount of money. I had a part time job during my studies, so I could live better.
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Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
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
I was surprised by the bill of my phone calls abroad through BT network. So I change the operator to a cheap one.
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careljulie
South Bank University, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Academic
Course recommendations
I would have enjoy to get more case studies in Marketing. I would have expected some visits organised into companies to further develop operational aspects of classes (tutorial case study related with a company strategic problem)
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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
As I was an independent student, I would have appreciated to get an induction programme with the overall foreigners and English people.
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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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careljulie
South Bank University, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
I would have known that the british government was able to give financial support to foreign students.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It is very central and a melting pot of cultures, religions and professional background.
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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
4
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
Apply in advance for accomodation at University
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careljulie
South Bank University, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities: 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
none
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careljulie
South Bank University, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why?
It's cheaper to rent a room and easier to find. If I can offer a flat for two people (me and a flatmate), it will be perfect.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I enjoyed to live with english people and foreigners. I discovered the culture of each others and we spent a nice time all together.
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