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University of Central England Birmingham

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3.57 / 5 based on 43 reviews
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Stephanie
ESCE International Business School, Paris, France
Business Studies, 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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Great experience to practice English
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Stephanie
ESCE International Business School, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Central England Birmingham
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
Didn't use the phone much! Nightlife not so expensive. However, everything else was...
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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
Withdraw large amount of money at a time! When you withdraw a lot of small amounts, you pay higher bank charges!
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Stephanie
ESCE International Business School, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Central England Birmingham
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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Stephanie
ESCE International Business School, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Central England Birmingham
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Don't be afraid of cold weather and rain
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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
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Birmingham is in the center of the UK! Thus, it is a great destination. However, in terms of education UCE is not the best. Better go to Aston Uni or Birmingham Uni
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Stephanie
ESCE International Business School, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Central England Birmingham
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Great clubs! Very British! Go to DNA, Bobby Brown's! There are a few cool places: B3, Medecine Bar
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Stephanie
ESCE International Business School, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Central England Birmingham
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Accomodation was well arranged. The houses and flats were different according to the campuses (they were 2 campuses)... but both of them were OK.
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