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Susanne
University of Information Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Sheffield
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
As I wrote earlier, the exposure to local students was rather limited. The same is true for interaction with other locals. And since the Yorkshire accent is quite a challenge to master, I don't think I can claim to be fluid in Yorkshire slang. Otherwise I experienced no difficulties.
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Susanne
University of Information Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Sheffield
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Telephone expenses were lower because I hadn't subscribed to a fixed network phone company. Otherwise the expenses were much the same as in Denmark.
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Food, Housing, Travel, Nightlife, Overall:
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
Most of the textbooks I used I borrowed from the library, which saved me a good amount of money. I could always count on being able to borrow the books and they were almost always available immediately. The management school has a nice facility that helped me save a lot of money on copies and prints. You just need to buy the copy paper (about 2 pounds for 500 sheets, you could share a package with a fellow student) and use the printers for free! At the time I was there, this was only possible at the management school, as far as I know.
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Susanne
University of Information Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Sheffield
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
I really enjoyed the courses at Sheffield University, especially one called "Language&Organisations". The other two modules I took were "Organisational Behaviour" and "Business Strategy", which were excellent as well. All these modules were taught at the Management Department and I was very happy about my choice of courses.
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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
As I indicated above, the interaction with the local students was rather sporadic. At my home university at that time (CBS) we had a "buddy"-arrangement which offers international and exchange students a source of contact to a local student throughout their stay in Denmark. The local student would thus pick up the guest student at the airport and make sure that they settled in allright, and so on. This sort of concept might help bridging the gap between exchange and local students in Sheffield as well. Besides this, academic life in Sheffield lived fully up to my expectations.
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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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Susanne
University of Information Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Sheffield
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nothing I can think of. The information provided by the University was very helpful.
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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
4
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Does this question mean to ask what I would recommend the university? The only thing I can think of is the earlier mentioned introduction of a "buddy"-system. Otherwise just keep doing what they are doing!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I just want to mention that the Students' Union at the Sheffield University rates as one of the best in Great Britain (as you can read on their homepage and experience when going to Sheffield Uni). If you have questions or problems, you can always turn to the Union to find someone who can help you on a professional level.
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Susanne
University of Information Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Sheffield
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel, Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Sheffield has plenty of nightclubs and bars, you just need to walk downtown on one of the main streets and drop in a place that looks appealing to you. I liked a place called the Swim-Inn, if I remember correctly. Besides off-campus spots, there are a few nice places on campus as well. And not to forget, all those theme-parties thrown by the Students' Union! The Union also arranges parties with all different kinds of music genres. The Union is good at spreading the word, so you will be sure to find the right happening for you.
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Susanne
University of Information Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Sheffield
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
This gives you a certain freedom (i.e. you are self-catering and selv-reliant). Additionally, as you share a house with other students, it adds a social dimension to the whole experience. As for me, I'm still in touch with my former, international room-mates. So, living in a house with other exchange students definitely helps building a lasting network.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I was impressed by how organised the allocation of housing was, considered the fact that the University has thousands of exchange students each semester. I'm grateful that the University (or more specifically, the Students' Union) stood for the allocation process- personally, I don't think that I could have found a better place by searching on my own.
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