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University of Westminster

322 reviews
3.98 / 5 based on 322 reviews
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ivion22
East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Journalism, Graduate, Independent
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I found myself great improvement in English language learning after I came to study in London. Language is more important for us 'cause we are studying in Journalism. The course has provided many chances for us to practice. Writing, speaking, and reading. While language learning is a never-ending process. Should learn more during work experience afterwards...
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ivion22
East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Journalism, Graduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
London is an expensive city.
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Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Housing, Travel, Overall:
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
hardly.
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ivion22
East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Journalism, Graduate, Independent
Academic
Course recommendations
If the teachers could have spent more time with students rather than appears only once a week...
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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
The Uni could have better arranged schedule for the students. And provides more available facilities, which will certainly save us time...
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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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ivion22
East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Journalism, Graduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
work experience in Local or international companies in UK
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It's a good place for Media study. Teaching facilities are quite professional. While sometimes a long queue.
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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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
London is such an expensive city to live in. Normally it's much cheaper to stay outside. But better make sure your host family has internet access, which is very important during your course. You can always find cheaper stuffs in different super-markets. You may also fo to Sainsbury after 8pm, when you can find reduced food.
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ivion22
East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Journalism, Graduate, Independent
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Since we have only 1-year MA course, we hardly had any time for night spots. Sorry...
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ivion22
East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Journalism, Graduate, Independent
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why?
I've had experience staying with a family. Not only cheaper, but also you can establish good relationship with local people, which is more important.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Pretty good. It's convenient especially with the 24h internet access. While since it's provided by the Uni. It could've been much cheaper considering the students economic burdon...
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