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University of Liverpool

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Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2015

Energy and Power Systems

Overall experience

3
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Makes you responsible for you own studying

To study at any university in the UK it is a different ball game. It is demanding. You have to be able to manage your time, as it is down to you to study, and learn things. Lecturers aren't going to be behind you nagging, they are not teachers like in school. You must manage your time, you can not leave things as it accumulates. It is a lot more intense than studying in Nigeria . Liverpool city is very wet, and cold make sure you wrap up warm and buy a coat when you come here. People in general are friendly. It is a nice city to live in. The lecturers are responsive, so you aren't left on your own, but it is still down to you. I'd recommend it. it is a great experience to study here. 

To study at any university in the UK it is a different ball game. It is demanding. You have to be able to manage your time, as it is down to you to study, and learn things. Lecturers aren't going to be behind you nagging, they are not teachers like in school. You must manage your time, you can not leave things as it accumulates. It is a lot more intense than studying in Nigeria . Liverpool city is very wet, and cold make sure you wrap up warm and buy a coat when you come here. People in general are friendly. It is a nice city to live in. The lecturers are responsive, so you aren't left on your own, but it is still down to you. I'd recommend it. it is a great experience to study here.

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Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Aerospace Engineering

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3
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Course is poorly organized

I'd recommend the university, but not the course. The course is very poorly organized, and this is why, in 1st semester in my final year (which I am in now), we have 2 exams and not much coursework. Now i am in 2nd semester we have 7 exams, a 10,000 word dissertation and many other courseworks to hand in as well. It has all come at once, and this is nothing to do with the students being poorly organized with time management, this is the department problem, they did not spread it out. Before studying here I studied a foundation course at Harriot Watt University in Scotland, and I did one year of my Aerospace Engineering course in Brighton . I prefer the course in Brighton, but i prefer Liverpool city. Courses for Aerospace Engineering is much better at other universities - i do regret my transfer here. Professors and staff know the department issues but are reluctant to help or change things. They tell you what to study, and won't help much. They have told people to go away they are too busy. I am not impressed with the department, but other departments here are a lot better. A issue i have with the UK in general for internaitonal students or british born students who have lived abroad is you must live here 3 years prior to going to university, and if not you pay international fees. I am a British citizen, my mother was born here, and raised here. I was born in Oman, but I am a British citizen. I still have to pay international fees, and many people are in this boat. Even if my parents were ethnically British i'd still have this problem. This is a problem with the UK, not the university.

I'd recommend the university, but not the course. The course is very poorly organized, and this is why, in 1st semester in my final year (which I am in now), we have 2 exams and not much coursework. Now i am in 2nd semester we have 7 exams, a 10,000 word dissertation and many other courseworks to hand in as well. It has all come at once, and this is nothing to do with the students being poorly organized with time management, this is the department problem, they did not spread it out. Before studying here I studied a foundation course at Harriot Watt University in Scotland, and I did one year of my Aerospace Engineering course in Brighton . I prefer the course in Brighton, but i prefer Liverpool city. Courses for Aerospace Engineering is much better at other universities - i do regret my transfer here. Professors and staff know the department issues but are reluctant to help or change things. They tell you what to study, and won't help much. They have told people to go away they are too busy. I am not impressed with the department, but other departments here are a lot better. A issue i have with the UK in general for internaitonal students or british born students who have lived abroad is you must live here 3 years prior to going to university, and if not you pay international fees. I am a British citizen, my mother was born here, and raised here. I was born in Oman, but I am a British citizen. I still have to pay international fees, and many people are in this boat. Even if my parents were ethnically British i'd still have this problem. This is a problem with the UK, not the university.

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Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Aerospace Engineering

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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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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Accounting and FInance

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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

Financial Analysis

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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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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

International Business Studies

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3
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

The course is diverse

The course is really diverse, it has lots of people on it from all over the world, and the course opens doors into opportunities and good contacts. The lectures/lecturers are decent, it is only 1st year you can't expect to much from everything. Try to make the most out of your time here. Accommodation I live in private halls, I live in Arndale house, it costs too much for what it is I think. The weather here is unstable which is a down side, but it is really cheap to live here, much more than other places in the UK and the world, especially cheaper than living in London.

The course is really diverse, it has lots of people on it from all over the world, and the course opens doors into opportunities and good contacts. The lectures/lecturers are decent, it is only 1st year you can't expect to much from everything. Try to make the most out of your time here. Accommodation I live in private halls, I live in Arndale house, it costs too much for what it is I think. The weather here is unstable which is a down side, but it is really cheap to live here, much more than other places in the UK and the world, especially cheaper than living in London.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

Civil Engineering

Overall experience

3
WRITTEN ON 7 APR 2014

Course lecturers aren't great, but university is lovely.

I find the teachers here aren't good, so I would not recommend the course, but I would recommend the university. Some ethnic minority teachers you can not understand them (chinese teachers) as there English is poor, but they are good at research. They can't explain things, and you end up doing a lot more self study than expected. The university is good though. The resources are good, the facilities are good. The library is open 24h 7 days a week which is good, the library staff are really helpful, more so than some lecturers. I am in university lecturers around 32h a week on average. We have lots of assignments due in, so if you do decide to do this course it is hard work and long hours.

I find the teachers here aren't good, so I would not recommend the course, but I would recommend the university. Some ethnic minority teachers you can not understand them (chinese teachers) as there English is poor, but they are good at research. They can't explain things, and you end up doing a lot more self study than expected. The university is good though. The resources are good, the facilities are good. The library is open 24h 7 days a week which is good, the library staff are really helpful, more so than some lecturers. I am in university lecturers around 32h a week on average. We have lots of assignments due in, so if you do decide to do this course it is hard work and long hours.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

Law

Overall experience

3
WRITTEN ON 5 APR 2014

Fantastic resources

Liverpool [around the university] it is a a quite place to live [too quite?], and it is peacefull too. It depends what you want out of a city. The Law course is hard work - there is lots to learn, to memorise, to read, to check on. The university of Liverpool has fantastic online resources - such as vital where lecturers put all there lectures. It is very good, and good websites. Lecture quality can vary. I am a fully funded student from Nigeria, I get a scholarship from the Nigerian government - not the university itself. When coming here for studies be ready to learn, make sure you want to learn, and it will be lots of coursework to hand in

Liverpool [around the university] it is a a quite place to live [too quite?], and it is peacefull too. It depends what you want out of a city. The Law course is hard work - there is lots to learn, to memorise, to read, to check on. The university of Liverpool has fantastic online resources - such as vital where lecturers put all there lectures. It is very good, and good websites. Lecture quality can vary. I am a fully funded student from Nigeria, I get a scholarship from the Nigerian government - not the university itself. When coming here for studies be ready to learn, make sure you want to learn, and it will be lots of coursework to hand in

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Advanced Manufacturing Systems / Technology

Overall experience

3
WRITTEN ON 5 APR 2014

Expect long hours, hard work, and difficulty finding a job - but recommended

I did my undergraduate at this university as well, the funding for my undergraduate was much better and more than for my post graduate. They do not give you information about bursaries, grants and what you are entitled too , it is down to you to find this out for yourself. The course is very very intense, it is a real struggle with ocursework, and no time to do much else let alone apply for jobs. I have struggled to find employment for after my degree - we all are . I got rejected from another job yesterday, the universities careers and employability service at good at checking CV's, covering letters and general help with applications, but to apply for a job in this field it takes over 6-8 hours per application. We have no time with all the coursework. They want us to get a good job after we graduate , but do not permit us the time to apply. Part time work I work for the university as an ambassador for international students. Other than hard work ,t he course really does give you lots of practical experience - lots of robot building, lots of things. It is very hard but does prepare you for when/if you get a job. The course is highly time consuming, sometimes I have done 28h straight in the library. Expect hard work! 

I did my undergraduate at this university as well, the funding for my undergraduate was much better and more than for my post graduate. They do not give you information about bursaries, grants and what you are entitled too , it is down to you to find this out for yourself. The course is very very intense, it is a real struggle with ocursework, and no time to do much else let alone apply for jobs. I have struggled to find employment for after my degree - we all are . I got rejected from another job yesterday, the universities careers and employability service at good at checking CV's, covering letters and general help with applications, but to apply for a job in this field it takes over 6-8 hours per application. We have no time with all the coursework. They want us to get a good job after we graduate , but do not permit us the time to apply. Part time work I work for the university as an ambassador for international students. Other than hard work ,t he course really does give you lots of practical experience - lots of robot building, lots of things. It is very hard but does prepare you for when/if you get a job. The course is highly time consuming, sometimes I have done 28h straight in the library. Expect hard work!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2015

eFinance

Overall experience

3
WRITTEN ON 5 APR 2014

Friendly people, hard work, worth it

The university has really good facilities, the air conditioning is good and the facilities all around are good such as the library, student societies and the lecture theaters themselves are very good and appropriate for this subject and department. The course is hard work though be warned before studying it. I think all courses in the UK are hard work, but it is really worth it in the end. You learn a lot more being here. The university and the city is full of friendly people. I enjoy that. I feel at home fairly quickly. I am unsure of job prospects yet. I would recommend the university and my course. It is rewarding to be here.

The university has really good facilities, the air conditioning is good and the facilities all around are good such as the library, student societies and the lecture theaters themselves are very good and appropriate for this subject and department. The course is hard work though be warned before studying it. I think all courses in the UK are hard work, but it is really worth it in the end. You learn a lot more being here. The university and the city is full of friendly people. I enjoy that. I feel at home fairly quickly. I am unsure of job prospects yet. I would recommend the university and my course. It is rewarding to be here.

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