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University of Derby

25 reviews
4.33 / 5 based on 25 reviews
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Jon B
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
In the begining I found it harder to make myself clear but with time, as I start feeling more confident, this wasn't a problem anymore. It was easier to understand the people though,as you can get a general idea from the context of the conversation.
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Jon B
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Just because life in Britain is much more expensive than it is in Spain.
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Travel, Telephone, Overall, Nightlife, Food, Housing:
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
none
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Jon B
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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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Jon B
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
Information about the study system in my host uni.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
2
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It's quite wellcoming and the staff really friendly.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
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
3
Final comments
All I can say is do not doubt it and apply for an international study.You wont regret it!!!It will be goodfor you not only for academic reasons but also to get to know yoursef more and to become more independent.
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Jon B
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
I had great nights on Destiny and Elite, The Student Union and also in The Gate House.The city had its football team in the premiership when I lived there although the team was demoted.The pitch (Pride Park) is very modern so it's nice to watch the games there. There are also other amusing activities as visiting the Peack District which is quite close to the city.
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Jon B
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Halls of residence
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
As I have already been there, I have made friends who I would like to share a house with.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Everything is perfectly arrenged.I always felt safe which,in my opinion, is very important. I also had lots of fun by sharing my time with other residents from several countries.The staff was nice to us.
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