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University of Wales, Aberystwyth (UWA)

Laura Place 9, SY23 2AU ABERYSTWYTH, United Kingdom
4.23 / 5 based on 66 reviews.

Programmes
Accreditations
88% of students recommend
66 reviews
Housing
4.1/5
All experiences (66)
Student life
4.8/5
5 stars (30)
Academic
4.3/5
4 stars (36)
Languages
4.5/5
3 stars (0)
Expenses
3.6/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
go there, enjoy your stay, don't dive in the sea when drunk Read Review
massimopd, Italy

66 reviews of University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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HOUSING    
by athinal, Aristotle Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Thessaloniki, Greece
Literature, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? You have to underatake more responsibilities, you get more adapted to the way of living in that country...paying bills, cooking your own food, learning to share more things with others.
Personal comments:
It was quite good, but rather expensive and a bit too far away from the town centre
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STUDENT LIFE    
by danielsoncarl, ,
International Relations, Independent
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Most international students visit the Bay and Rummers. If you are 18 years old and its your first time away from home, then go to the Glen or Pier Pressure... There are so many good place - one can always find a spot which suits you. The social life in Aber is pervasive. It matches any greek island any day!
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ACADEMIC    
by massimopd, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy
Business Studies, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
accounting modules are more difficult than marketing ones - watch out! overall level well below italian standards, academically and esp. for requirements and expectations placed on students



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Suggestion for improvement: do not place such strict limits on word count for essays!

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by Marie, UniversitÚ de Rennes I, Rennes, France
Law, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
Spending one year in an English speaking country is really the best way of improving your language skills. After the first semester I understood everything. The only difficulty I had was at nights in pubs and clubs when the music was loud...
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EXPENSES    
by Christina77, Humboldt-Universitńt zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Political Science, Independent
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
I lived away from home and living expenses in GB are higher than in Germany.
Food, Housing, Overall, Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
How expensive fruits and vegetables were and train travel too-better take the National Express buses which go almost everywhere-especially the next airport (Manchester or Birmingham).
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OVERALL    
by alessioluz, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
Accountancy, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
i would have known something more about Welsh traditions and culture and had a more detailed idea of the places to visit around aberystwyth
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
I haven't any particular recommendation,perhaps the standard difficulty and requirements of the courses should be increased



FINAL COMMENTS

Aberystwyth is quite far from everything in Great Britain,so if you like to travel be ready to have an added difficulty:the distance from the other cities or places of England. Anyway the place is beautyful,especially for the presence of the sea.So if you are lucky to get an accomodation in the seafront halls,you will spend a great time there.
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