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UniversitÚ Toulouse 1 Sciences Sociales (UT1)

16 Academic Reviews
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anonymous
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
UniversitÚ Toulouse 1 Sciences Sociales
3.8/5
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Be aware that in France, at least in public universities like this one, the teaching methods are based on students taking notes in class and then learning them by heart, only to regurgitate as much as they remember for exams... Over the course of my 3-year bachelor, I only bought a handful of books, and these weren't even required reading but only books that I bought on my own initiative. This means that it's exceedingly cheap to study here, but also that you (a) can't skip any classes (or you won't have anything to study for exams!) and (b) if you didn't understand things during class, you have no books to consult... On a more positive note, UT1 has a university library that was completely refurbished in 2002 or so, so it's pretty up to date and has a decently sized collection. Therefore, you can usually get by simply by borrowing books, saving you a lot of money. And if you do end up buying books, then you'll be happy to note that books in France are exceedingly cheap compared to just about any other Western society I can think of. This only goes for French books, though!
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Every class has a final exam that counts for 95 to 100% of your final grade, so make sure you're not having a bad day during exams, or your grades will suffer regardless of your efforts throughout the semester! Personally I also got fed up with having to learn everything by heart and not having any books to deepen my knowledge in (you're basically at the complete mercy of your teachers as regards what you learn etc. Hence the personal opinion of the teacher can have a big impact on what you end up knowing about a particular topic!) Also, since France can be pretty elitist, there is a huge "power distance" between professors and students. Hence, the only chance you have to ask individual questions to your teacher is directly after a lecture, and even then you shouldn't expect much help... Because of this, working in groups with friends becomes more important than ever.
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Raquel
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ Toulouse 1 Sciences Sociales
3.8/5
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The notes are nearly the same from one year to another, if you have difficulties with french, ask someone that has already attended the course for his/her notes
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More practical courses
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Maria
Instituto Tecnolˇgico Autˇnomo de MÚxico, Mexico City, Mexico
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ Toulouse 1 Sciences Sociales
3.8/5
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The TD werent really good, they did not incentive students to participate on them.
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They shoul explain before the calsses the projects the proffesors are expecting and not by e-mail.
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mammamia
Sapienza UniversitÓ di Roma, Rome, Italy
Law, European Community/EU, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ Toulouse 1 Sciences Sociales
3.8/5
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Folloow the courses because the french system is to study with the notes.
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Nothing. It was really organized.
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Raquel
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Law, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ Toulouse 1 Sciences Sociales
3.8/5
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if you want to make french student friends you'll have to pursue them!
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Tineke
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ Toulouse 1 Sciences Sociales
3.8/5
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Profs are helpfull when you show that you are interested
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