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UCL (University College London)

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Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Financial Analysis

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 30 APR 2014

UCL

I feel that my course has taught me great techniques. The tutors at UCL are the best, they really were amazing and provided me with high quality knowledge, grounded in research. There are many benefits to studying at UCL, easy access and great facilities. However, I feel that there are several aspects that are very disorganised; sometimes classes are too small and there was a lack of seats, there were delays in receiving grades and technical issues with assignments. While considering these issues I would still highly recommend UCL.

I feel that my course has taught me great techniques. The tutors at UCL are the best, they really were amazing and provided me with high quality knowledge, grounded in research. There are many benefits to studying at UCL, easy access and great facilities. However, I feel that there are several aspects that are very disorganised; sometimes classes are too small and there was a lack of seats, there were delays in receiving grades and technical issues with assignments. While considering these issues I would still highly recommend UCL.

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Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2017

Biochemical Engineering

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2
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

If you're rich, come here!

The courses started up easy but got really hard in the process. I would have preferred it if they began hard altogether so that we get the pace and know what to expect from the studying requirements. The administration isn't organized. The staff is not helpful and don't give any solutions or guidelines for any problem you might have, you have to search for a solution yourself and it's not always the case that you find it. Many people have trouble with the registration and the online system. The teachers are generally 50/50: either they are very good and helpful or totally indifferent. Living in the campus is pretty good apart from the fact of everything closing very early. A very big disadvantage is that there is not always enough space in the classroom for all students and many have to stand up. Also, both the residence and the tuition are very expensive!

The courses started up easy but got really hard in the process. I would have preferred it if they began hard altogether so that we get the pace and know what to expect from the studying requirements. The administration isn't organized. The staff is not helpful and don't give any solutions or guidelines for any problem you might have, you have to search for a solution yourself and it's not always the case that you find it. Many people have trouble with the registration and the online system. The teachers are generally 50/50: either they are very good and helpful or totally indifferent. Living in the campus is pretty good apart from the fact of everything closing very early. A very big disadvantage is that there is not always enough space in the classroom for all students and many have to stand up. Also, both the residence and the tuition are very expensive!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Civil Engineering

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Pretty good University!

UCL is an OK university. Like all of them, it has its advantages and disadvantages. In its disadvantages I would include the very expensive tuition, the absence of scholarships and the high level of difficulty in terms of both the selection process/ gaining admission and completing your module after you get in! Also, even if the Uni is very international and multicultural, for me it hasn't been easy to fit in and make friends. In its advantages I would include the variety of different activities, conferences and opportunities it offers, the level of experience of the teachers and the great amount of bank holidays. The courses are difficult but the skills they offer you are very high. Furthermore, London is an amazing city, even better that I expected and imagined!  

UCL is an OK university. Like all of them, it has its advantages and disadvantages. In its disadvantages I would include the very expensive tuition, the absence of scholarships and the high level of difficulty in terms of both the selection process/ gaining admission and completing your module after you get in! Also, even if the Uni is very international and multicultural, for me it hasn't been easy to fit in and make friends. In its advantages I would include the variety of different activities, conferences and opportunities it offers, the level of experience of the teachers and the great amount of bank holidays. The courses are difficult but the skills they offer you are very high. Furthermore, London is an amazing city, even better that I expected and imagined!

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Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

English Literature

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Excellent!

UCL is extremely diverse, offers a lot of opportunities and experiences, both academic and extracurricular. The location is great and very central; it is very convenient to be in central London. However, it is extremely competitive and it needs much dedication and really hard work and focus if you are to successfully finish your module. You need to be patient and concentrated throughout the year to make the most out of a very rewarding opportunity. UCL puts the resources, the professors and the opportunities, you have to put the will and the hard work, and if you do you will succeed 100%!

UCL is extremely diverse, offers a lot of opportunities and experiences, both academic and extracurricular. The location is great and very central; it is very convenient to be in central London. However, it is extremely competitive and it needs much dedication and really hard work and focus if you are to successfully finish your module. You need to be patient and concentrated throughout the year to make the most out of a very rewarding opportunity. UCL puts the resources, the professors and the opportunities, you have to put the will and the hard work, and if you do you will succeed 100%!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Italian and Management

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Very challenging university!

UCL has a lot to offer as a university;  a very diverse and multicultural community, international groups and activities, interesting courses and modules, very resourceful libraries and equipment and a good campus life. The courses are interesting, well built and well prepared, the professors qualified, kind and helpful but at the same time, both the courses and the professors are very demanding. It is always a challenge studying here and that can be either a motivation for some or a disappointment for others. For me it is a motivation because it gives you a reason to improve and it is very rewarding in the end! I would recommend it to everyone that feels the same way! 

UCL has a lot to offer as a university; a very diverse and multicultural community, international groups and activities, interesting courses and modules, very resourceful libraries and equipment and a good campus life. The courses are interesting, well built and well prepared, the professors qualified, kind and helpful but at the same time, both the courses and the professors are very demanding. It is always a challenge studying here and that can be either a motivation for some or a disappointment for others. For me it is a motivation because it gives you a reason to improve and it is very rewarding in the end! I would recommend it to everyone that feels the same way!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

Biochemistry

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Review by a 1st year student

UCL is a really excellent university that has a lot to offer to international students! It is located in the centre which helps a lot accommodation wise for those who live outside the campus, and social-life wise for those who live inside. The campus and the environment are really nice. The lecturers and professors are very kind and helpful; they can solve any problem that you might have for you, if you just ask! I study biochemistry and I’m really excited about the experiments we're doing are going to do in the future! It’s a very organized university and I can't wait for the rest of my studying years here!

UCL is a really excellent university that has a lot to offer to international students! It is located in the centre which helps a lot accommodation wise for those who live outside the campus, and social-life wise for those who live inside. The campus and the environment are really nice. The lecturers and professors are very kind and helpful; they can solve any problem that you might have for you, if you just ask! I study biochemistry and I’m really excited about the experiments we're doing are going to do in the future! It’s a very organized university and I can't wait for the rest of my studying years here!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Statistics

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

The best of times in UCL!

UCL is a great university, very well located in the centre of London that offers very good career prospects and is based on good academic disciplines. At the same time, the course structure is very flexible, which allows the students the opportunity to choose and enough free time to do other stuff apart from studying and attending classes, like taking part in some of the many activities and groups the university has to offer. Both the staff and the students are very friendly and easy to approach and there is a very diversity society life to enjoy! I'm very satisfied from this university and I've had the best of times here!

UCL is a great university, very well located in the centre of London that offers very good career prospects and is based on good academic disciplines. At the same time, the course structure is very flexible, which allows the students the opportunity to choose and enough free time to do other stuff apart from studying and attending classes, like taking part in some of the many activities and groups the university has to offer. Both the staff and the students are very friendly and easy to approach and there is a very diversity society life to enjoy! I'm very satisfied from this university and I've had the best of times here!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Civil Engineering

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 2 APR 2014

UCL has helped me grow!

What I like the most about this university is that it includes very much team work, we all help each other and the professors help us so the work gets done quite easily and in the right way. Studying at UCL has helped me improve my level of the language, my communication skills and has made me more confident in the everyday life both in the university and outside. It is a very good university to study in and not only in my faculty, most of my friends from different faculties, living both in and outside the campus are satisfied and don't have any serious problems. Only bad thing is that there are only a few scholarships and they aren't easy to get. I'd still recommend it though!

What I like the most about this university is that it includes very much team work, we all help each other and the professors help us so the work gets done quite easily and in the right way. Studying at UCL has helped me improve my level of the language, my communication skills and has made me more confident in the everyday life both in the university and outside. It is a very good university to study in and not only in my faculty, most of my friends from different faculties, living both in and outside the campus are satisfied and don't have any serious problems. Only bad thing is that there are only a few scholarships and they aren't easy to get. I'd still recommend it though!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Materials

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 2 APR 2014

Geopolymer review

I'm an international student at the UCL currently doing a Master's degree in materials. My Master's is hard work; it needs a lot of studying in and outside the classroom. It is very advisable to read loads of journals and books in the library even if they don't have much to do with the course. The projects that we are assigned to, although they take a long preparation and need a long time to be done, have very short deadlines. Many people think they have time and start late and in the end can't manage to meet the deadlines! The teachers are very qualified and help us a lot. Apart from studying however, it's very important that you make the most out of this experience because it won't last forever. So if I can give you (future students) any advice I'd say join the social life, enjoy the foreign groups and don't only stay in your own national group of people, get out of your comfort zone and try to meet as many foreigners as you can ‘cuz they have a lot to offer and there isn't a better place to meet them than at UCL!

I'm an international student at the UCL currently doing a Master's degree in materials. My Master's is hard work; it needs a lot of studying in and outside the classroom. It is very advisable to read loads of journals and books in the library even if they don't have much to do with the course. The projects that we are assigned to, although they take a long preparation and need a long time to be done, have very short deadlines. Many people think they have time and start late and in the end can't manage to meet the deadlines! The teachers are very qualified and help us a lot. Apart from studying however, it's very important that you make the most out of this experience because it won't last forever. So if I can give you (future students) any advice I'd say join the social life, enjoy the foreign groups and don't only stay in your own national group of people, get out of your comfort zone and try to meet as many foreigners as you can ‘cuz they have a lot to offer and there isn't a better place to meet them than at UCL!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2015

Math with economics

Overall experience

3
WRITTEN ON 2 APR 2014

Good experience as an international student at UCL!

The lectures at UCL are really interesting and the course of studies very helpful since there is also tutoring classes. The teachers are qualified and good at what they're doing. I had a foundation year before I started my degree, a year of preparation for the degree and of language courses, which helped me a lot in getting familiar with what I would deal with in the future. After i finished my foundation year the degree years came pretty easily and I’ve always coped very well. Furthermore, if you do well in your foundation year's exam, scholarships are easy to get, like I do. I've been given a scholarship as a result of my good exam results. Leaving in the campus the first year was a lot of fun, but the life in students' houses is also brilliant since you can meet people and make friends from many parts of the world!

The lectures at UCL are really interesting and the course of studies very helpful since there is also tutoring classes. The teachers are qualified and good at what they're doing. I had a foundation year before I started my degree, a year of preparation for the degree and of language courses, which helped me a lot in getting familiar with what I would deal with in the future. After i finished my foundation year the degree years came pretty easily and I’ve always coped very well. Furthermore, if you do well in your foundation year's exam, scholarships are easy to get, like I do. I've been given a scholarship as a result of my good exam results. Leaving in the campus the first year was a lot of fun, but the life in students' houses is also brilliant since you can meet people and make friends from many parts of the world!

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