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University of Central England Birmingham

43 reviews
3.57 / 5 based on 43 reviews
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Martin
Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Central England Birmingham
3.8/5
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It was ok
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Martin
Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Central England Birmingham
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
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Overall, Food, Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
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
none
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Martin
Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Central England Birmingham
2.5/5
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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Martin
Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Central England Birmingham
3.8/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known more about the city
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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
3
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Do not expect too much!
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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
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
It was ok up there, but I woul rather choose another location.
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Martin
Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Central England Birmingham
2.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
none
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Martin
Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Central England Birmingham
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It would be easier to get to know people from the place instead of being perched together with other Erasmus students
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The location was awful: in the most ramshackle area of the city which is, furthermore, notorious for its high rate of criminality
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