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3.83 / 5 based on 32 reviews
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Julia
Kiev National University of Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Buckingham
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I already knew the language when I came to the university and the only problems I had were mostly the specific academic terms, the business language and local slang. But now, I feel that I've pretty much coped with it.
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Julia
Kiev National University of Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Buckingham
1.2/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Everything is generally a lot more expencive in Britain than back home.
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Overall, Telephone, Housing, Food, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
When new students arrive they don't know anything about the place and spend more on text books and household items then should have, because they buy new ones. It is easily available from old students and always advertised on the local network through university email.
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Julia
Kiev National University of Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Buckingham
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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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Julia
Kiev National University of Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Buckingham
3.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I knew how small and boring this place was.
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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
2
Culture
2
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
This uni is a very different place and the whole atmosphere influences people unbelievably. I don't think anything can be changed about it. It's only for two years and nobody seems to care much.
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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
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
If you choose Buckingham please be very careful with what you do and who you socialize with. People are interested in knowing every little detail about you, even if they don't know you. Sometimes it can be very frustrating (they don't normally come up with nice things to say no matter what kind of person you are).
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Julia
Kiev National University of Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Buckingham
3.8/5
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
The thing about Buckingham is that nothing much goes on in town itself, for excitement and entertainment you either have to wait for the party at the uni or go outside Bucks, which is most commonly what all students do. The closest place with all the fun is Milton Keynes and of course Oxford. In Milton Keynes it is really worth going to Excape-movies, shopping, restaurants and, (yei!) snowboarding and bowling! Also this place has quite a few nightclubs. Don't forget to visit Oceana!
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Julia
Kiev National University of Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Buckingham
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Living in a house or apartment gives more room, independence and helps to study. On campus it's quite hard, because the rooms are pretty small and you have neighbours that might not respect your need for privacy and tidyness.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
In comparison with other unis in England the rooms are much better and the facilities are very good.
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