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University of Liverpool

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Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Industrial Design Engineering

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Range of learning opportunities on the course

My degree is BEng in Industrial Design. It is a very up to date and modern course. You must work very hard to get top grades in it though, it is not an easy course to take. I love living in Liverpool city, there are lots of international students, so it is very cultural diverse, and I have made friends from lots of different cultures. My goal at university is to gain knowledge and experience and university of Liverpool allows me to do this better than other universities would have. I love the experience we have lots of lab practicals and guest lecturers from the field come in. We have diverse learning opportunities which enhances the learning process. Recommended.

My degree is BEng in Industrial Design. It is a very up to date and modern course. You must work very hard to get top grades in it though, it is not an easy course to take. I love living in Liverpool city, there are lots of international students, so it is very cultural diverse, and I have made friends from lots of different cultures. My goal at university is to gain knowledge and experience and university of Liverpool allows me to do this better than other universities would have. I love the experience we have lots of lab practicals and guest lecturers from the field come in. We have diverse learning opportunities which enhances the learning process. Recommended.

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Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Advanced Material Engineering

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Enjoy your time here

The course is great, it is really mentally challenging me in this subject. The subject is diverse and captures many areas of material engineering, which will be good for future jobs. It covers a lot of areas on the engineering spectrum, which is highly useful. If you are to come here as an international student, make sure you take time to enjoy the UK and the people here. Party more than I have, take time out every now and then to enjoy socialising with British people and your foreign friends. I wish I could socialise more with my foreign friends. It is a fantastic opportunity I'd recommend anyone to have.

The course is great, it is really mentally challenging me in this subject. The subject is diverse and captures many areas of material engineering, which will be good for future jobs. It covers a lot of areas on the engineering spectrum, which is highly useful. If you are to come here as an international student, make sure you take time to enjoy the UK and the people here. Party more than I have, take time out every now and then to enjoy socialising with British people and your foreign friends. I wish I could socialise more with my foreign friends. It is a fantastic opportunity I'd recommend anyone to have.

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Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Aerospace Engineering

Overall experience

3
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

University puts barriers up for international students gaining placements

The city of Liverpool is wonderful, it has great night life here and it is very social. The city has lots to do in the day time, it has a great and rich history and is very cultural. I do enjoy the course but it has come with some draw backs such as employment opportunities. Finding placements is tough enough, but I found one which accepted me last year, and the University would not extend my visa into a work visa for me to be able to take this placement. But I have other Pakistani friends at other universities where extending visa was not an issue. The university holds you back in terms of employment. The lecturers are also too busy to help, you have to chase them. But it is a good university overall. I have had a good experience here minus those 2 things.

The city of Liverpool is wonderful, it has great night life here and it is very social. The city has lots to do in the day time, it has a great and rich history and is very cultural. I do enjoy the course but it has come with some draw backs such as employment opportunities. Finding placements is tough enough, but I found one which accepted me last year, and the University would not extend my visa into a work visa for me to be able to take this placement. But I have other Pakistani friends at other universities where extending visa was not an issue. The university holds you back in terms of employment. The lecturers are also too busy to help, you have to chase them. But it is a good university overall. I have had a good experience here minus those 2 things.

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Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2015

Management

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Course has helped me become responsible and independant

When you come here to study this course, be aware that the course is heavily self-study although lecturers do help you. In China the education system is different with the teacher being dominant, here it is down to the student, so it is completely the opposite. It has really helped me become independent and become a responsible adult. I like living in Liverpool, it is a small relaxed city compared to back home, it is a lot smaller than London but still has everything you need here in walking distance. There are lots of Chinese people here, and I'd like to mix more with British people, but it is hard when your course is majority Chinese. You can and if you want to mix with British people my advice is to attend social events and societies which the university runs. You will meet more local people this say.

When you come here to study this course, be aware that the course is heavily self-study although lecturers do help you. In China the education system is different with the teacher being dominant, here it is down to the student, so it is completely the opposite. It has really helped me become independent and become a responsible adult. I like living in Liverpool, it is a small relaxed city compared to back home, it is a lot smaller than London but still has everything you need here in walking distance. There are lots of Chinese people here, and I'd like to mix more with British people, but it is hard when your course is majority Chinese. You can and if you want to mix with British people my advice is to attend social events and societies which the university runs. You will meet more local people this say.

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Management

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Top study experience

The course is really good, I am liking my experience at the university. Studying at the University of Liverpool gives you different knowledge and skills to studying back home in China. It expands your mind, understanding well everything about the subject area. It is a much better quality of education here than back in China and in other countries. The city of Liverpool is boring as all the shops shut early and have no really late opening times. So the only things to do in the evening is attend eating and drinking establishments or go out to clubs and pubs. I prefer to stay at home than do this. There are lots of people studying Management so job changes will be hard to get, as there will be fierce and qualified competition for management jobs. 

The course is really good, I am liking my experience at the university. Studying at the University of Liverpool gives you different knowledge and skills to studying back home in China. It expands your mind, understanding well everything about the subject area. It is a much better quality of education here than back in China and in other countries. The city of Liverpool is boring as all the shops shut early and have no really late opening times. So the only things to do in the evening is attend eating and drinking establishments or go out to clubs and pubs. I prefer to stay at home than do this. There are lots of people studying Management so job changes will be hard to get, as there will be fierce and qualified competition for management jobs.

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Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2015

Medicine

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Best experience on my course, 100% recommended

I would definitely recommend the medicine course here. You get the best clinical experience, you see patience early on from 2nd year throughout until the end of your degree. You have plenty of placements. You finish your degree in medicine in 5 years in the UK unlike in USA which takes 8 years, as it takes 3-4 years for a science undergraduate then medical school, and you have the same knowledge and experience as British medical students. Medical schools in the middle east are not as good either you just don't get the clinical experience. I am thinking of specialising in bones and joints, but it is a hard decision to know which field you want to go into, but I don't have to decide yet. Alder Hay hospital has been my favourite placement so far (childrens hospital). However the consultants and doctors at Chester hospital was the most eager to teach, and had superb facilities to teach there. I don't feel you would have the same experience at other countries universities, or at other universities as Liverpool has specialist hospitals such as Alder Hays children hospital. My advise to a student coming here for this course, go out to a hospital, get a doctor to shadow, as you will get asked in your interview what experience you have, so go and get experience, don't come and say ''It is my childhood dream to do medicine''. Going working in a hospital or shadowing medical staff really shows commitment to course and ability to complete it. Also do not come here just to want to go and work in a privately run hospital, that is the wrong ethic to have going into medicine. 

I would definitely recommend the medicine course here. You get the best clinical experience, you see patience early on from 2nd year throughout until the end of your degree. You have plenty of placements. You finish your degree in medicine in 5 years in the UK unlike in USA which takes 8 years, as it takes 3-4 years for a science undergraduate then medical school, and you have the same knowledge and experience as British medical students. Medical schools in the middle east are not as good either you just don't get the clinical experience. I am thinking of specialising in bones and joints, but it is a hard decision to know which field you want to go into, but I don't have to decide yet. Alder Hay hospital has been my favourite placement so far (childrens hospital). However the consultants and doctors at Chester hospital was the most eager to teach, and had superb facilities to teach there. I don't feel you would have the same experience at other countries universities, or at other universities as Liverpool has specialist hospitals such as Alder Hays children hospital. My advise to a student coming here for this course, go out to a hospital, get a doctor to shadow, as you will get asked in your interview what experience you have, so go and get experience, don't come and say ''It is my childhood dream to do medicine''. Going working in a hospital or shadowing medical staff really shows commitment to course and ability to complete it. Also do not come here just to want to go and work in a privately run hospital, that is the wrong ethic to have going into medicine.

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Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

Law

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Be prepared to listen and write

The course takes up loads of your time, it is hard to get a good balance between personal life and study life. You must be ready to listen, and write essays before taking up this course. It does challenge you. The lecture size is massive, and hopefully this will decrease in the next 2 years of my course, as it is not helpful to be in a lesson so large, as you can't get the help you need from lecturers as they are too busy. The city is alright,  I prefer London and larger cities as there is more to do in London. Doing this course means you will have good job prospects, chances for placements etc. As it is only 1st year I am unsure if i'd recommend the course yet, I think I would. 

The course takes up loads of your time, it is hard to get a good balance between personal life and study life. You must be ready to listen, and write essays before taking up this course. It does challenge you. The lecture size is massive, and hopefully this will decrease in the next 2 years of my course, as it is not helpful to be in a lesson so large, as you can't get the help you need from lecturers as they are too busy. The city is alright, I prefer London and larger cities as there is more to do in London. Doing this course means you will have good job prospects, chances for placements etc. As it is only 1st year I am unsure if i'd recommend the course yet, I think I would.

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Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Accounting and FInance

Overall experience

3
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Course is too academically challanging

The course is very difficult and highly demanding of your time. It is alot of boring work. The course content is too hard. So I would not recommend to study this course, it is A lot harder than China, which is a real shock. The course it is ok, but not for me. I like the university and the environment of the university. The city of Liverpool is quite compared to how it is back home, it depends on you whether that is a bad or good thing. The air quality here is good, and weather is moderate as well.. The city is very small, my personal preference is larger cities, it is alot alot smaller than London, it is very tiny for a city, but there is alot of things here. 

The course is very difficult and highly demanding of your time. It is alot of boring work. The course content is too hard. So I would not recommend to study this course, it is A lot harder than China, which is a real shock. The course it is ok, but not for me. I like the university and the environment of the university. The city of Liverpool is quite compared to how it is back home, it depends on you whether that is a bad or good thing. The air quality here is good, and weather is moderate as well.. The city is very small, my personal preference is larger cities, it is alot alot smaller than London, it is very tiny for a city, but there is alot of things here.

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Management

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Campus is a nice environment to study

I am enjoying my time here at the University of Liverpool. The assignments are difficult especially the essays which are a main form of assessment. It is hard to get a high score, you must really work hard here. The online / e-resources here are really good, but the library lacks actual books for my course. I like living in Liverpool because it is nicer than Birmingham which is where I did my undergraduate degree. The campus is alot nicer than Birmingham, and everyone is really nice here. The on campus learning environment is really nice. 

I am enjoying my time here at the University of Liverpool. The assignments are difficult especially the essays which are a main form of assessment. It is hard to get a high score, you must really work hard here. The online / e-resources here are really good, but the library lacks actual books for my course. I like living in Liverpool because it is nicer than Birmingham which is where I did my undergraduate degree. The campus is alot nicer than Birmingham, and everyone is really nice here. The on campus learning environment is really nice.

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Financial Analysis

Overall experience

3
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Highly recommended university

The university is highly recommended, I'd recommend the course but certain things need improving, so it is not perfect. There is so much paperwork on the course, and it is a high work load, which can seem pointless. It is mainly independent study, but at the end no one even looks at all the paper work, so it can seem like there is no point in it. The course is 100% independent study, the university has great resources for this, and there is definitely help there from staff in the department if you need it. I am on a scholarship from back home from my own government, but there is some funding available in the department if you need it. 

The university is highly recommended, I'd recommend the course but certain things need improving, so it is not perfect. There is so much paperwork on the course, and it is a high work load, which can seem pointless. It is mainly independent study, but at the end no one even looks at all the paper work, so it can seem like there is no point in it. The course is 100% independent study, the university has great resources for this, and there is definitely help there from staff in the department if you need it. I am on a scholarship from back home from my own government, but there is some funding available in the department if you need it.

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