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University of South Wales

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Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2013

BA (Hons) Theatre and Drama

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 6 NOV 2013

Cardiff city - Great place to study

I have made amazing friends with most of my course mates and Cardiff has lovely places for us to go out socialising. We love to go to Cardiff bay and Bute park when it’s nice and sunny, but for the rest of the time we have the mall, the cinema and of course the pubs. Cardiff is a wonderful small city full of students and has a lovely atmosphere to live in. 

I loved the end of term project in our first year. We had to work on a 20 minute group performance. I worked with some of my friends in my group and edited one of Gary Owens’s plays “Love Steals us from Loneliness”. We had three weeks to prepare before it was assessed and it was such a great experience and success. We also did a five-minute film on a beach, which was also fun and very successful. I like the performance and physical aspect of my course and learning how to use our bodies within a theatre space.

I have always wanted to come over to the UK to study Drama. London had been an option, but being my first time to leave home, Cardiff seemed to be the perfect place to go as it’s a small city with great student life. Cardiff is also growing immensely in the artistic and theatrical world.

I have made amazing friends with most of my course mates and Cardiff has lovely places for us to go out socialising. We love to go to Cardiff bay and Bute park when it’s nice and sunny, but for the rest of the time we have the mall, the cinema and of course the pubs. Cardiff is a wonderful small city full of students and has a lovely atmosphere to live in. I loved the end of term project in our first year. We had to work on a 20 minute group performance. I worked with some of my friends in my group and edited one of Gary Owens’s plays “Love Steals us from Loneliness”. We had three weeks to prepare before it was assessed and it was such a great experience and success. We also did a five-minute film on a beach, which was also fun and very successful. I like the performance and physical aspect of my course and learning how to use our bodies within a theatre space. I have always wanted to come over to the UK to study Drama. London had been an option, but being my first time to leave home, Cardiff seemed to be the perfect place to go as it’s a small city with great student life. Cardiff is also growing immensely in the artistic and theatrical world.

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Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2009

BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 6 NOV 2013

Great support for International Students

I enjoyed my final year living and studying at the University. The experience taught me how to become a good engineer but also how to be an excellent person.  The University have great services for International students. The international student service were especially helpful;  the people working there are patient and warm hearted and try their best to resolve every student’s problems, even if they seem very small. I was very grateful for their help.

I studied for three years in BUCEA (Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture) in China and completed my final year at the University (3+1 programme). After completing the four-year course, I gained two BEng bachelor degrees; one from BUCEA and the other from the University. 

I have been working in KIGG which is based in Wales as a Development Engineer for nearly two years and the opportunities provided by the University have enabled me to be successful in this role.

I enjoyed my final year living and studying at the University. The experience taught me how to become a good engineer but also how to be an excellent person. The University have great services for International students. The international student service were especially helpful; the people working there are patient and warm hearted and try their best to resolve every student’s problems, even if they seem very small. I was very grateful for their help. I studied for three years in BUCEA (Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture) in China and completed my final year at the University (3+1 programme). After completing the four-year course, I gained two BEng bachelor degrees; one from BUCEA and the other from the University. I have been working in KIGG which is based in Wales as a Development Engineer for nearly two years and the opportunities provided by the University have enabled me to be successful in this role.

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Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

MSc Mobile Telecommunications Management

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 6 NOV 2013

Awesome Experience

It is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Lecturers are great with an awesome understanding of their field and it shows that they really enjoy teaching us what they know. The staff are also very nice and they always try their best to be helpful. The student community is great; I’ve had the opportunity to make incredible friends that come from many parts of the world. Cardiff is a great city to be when you are a student. Its people are very friendly and there is something for everybody.

I was having a bit of trouble finding a university that really convinced me to study a Masters degree. I chose to study at the University because of a very attractive programme that they are offering at the faculty of Advanced Technology; MSc Mobile Telecommunications Management. The fact that the tuition fee was very reasonable also helped a lot. MSc Mobile Telecommunications Management is one of the most modern programmes in its field with the balance that I was looking for; management modules for leadership and technology modules on future trends.

I’ve been learning a lot since I got here. Not only in the lecture rooms but in everyday life as well. It has been an awesome experience and I highly recommend it, it has helped me to grow a lot both personally and professionally.

It is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Lecturers are great with an awesome understanding of their field and it shows that they really enjoy teaching us what they know. The staff are also very nice and they always try their best to be helpful. The student community is great; I’ve had the opportunity to make incredible friends that come from many parts of the world. Cardiff is a great city to be when you are a student. Its people are very friendly and there is something for everybody. I was having a bit of trouble finding a university that really convinced me to study a Masters degree. I chose to study at the University because of a very attractive programme that they are offering at the faculty of Advanced Technology; MSc Mobile Telecommunications Management. The fact that the tuition fee was very reasonable also helped a lot. MSc Mobile Telecommunications Management is one of the most modern programmes in its field with the balance that I was looking for; management modules for leadership and technology modules on future trends. I’ve been learning a lot since I got here. Not only in the lecture rooms but in everyday life as well. It has been an awesome experience and I highly recommend it, it has helped me to grow a lot both personally and professionally.

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

MBA

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 6 NOV 2013

Competitive Fees

There are a number of reasons why I preferred the University to other UK universities. Firstly, cost was a big factor; the tuition fee for the MBA is one of the most competitive in the UK. Also, the cost of living in South Wales is very reasonable in comparison to other areas of the UK. Secondly, the Faculty of Business and Society has an excellent reputation. Finally, the Trefforest campus is so beautiful and quiet which enabled me to concentrate on my studies. 

During my studies at the University I met with so many students from different countries. I also found all my lecturers to be really helpful and the skills I gained during my MBA helped develop my confidence when speaking in public and dealing with foreign people. I have great memories from my time at the University and still keep in touch with my classmates through email and Facebook.

After graduating from my MBA, I returned to Taiwan and got a job as a Project Manager at China Productivity Centre which is one of the biggest consultant companies in Taiwan. I am also a PhD student in Wuhan University in China. Studying at the University made all this possible. 

There are a number of reasons why I preferred the University to other UK universities. Firstly, cost was a big factor; the tuition fee for the MBA is one of the most competitive in the UK. Also, the cost of living in South Wales is very reasonable in comparison to other areas of the UK. Secondly, the Faculty of Business and Society has an excellent reputation. Finally, the Trefforest campus is so beautiful and quiet which enabled me to concentrate on my studies. During my studies at the University I met with so many students from different countries. I also found all my lecturers to be really helpful and the skills I gained during my MBA helped develop my confidence when speaking in public and dealing with foreign people. I have great memories from my time at the University and still keep in touch with my classmates through email and Facebook. After graduating from my MBA, I returned to Taiwan and got a job as a Project Manager at China Productivity Centre which is one of the biggest consultant companies in Taiwan. I am also a PhD student in Wuhan University in China. Studying at the University made all this possible.

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

Master of Chiropractic

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 6 NOV 2013

Accredited Chiropractic degree program

The University of South Wales is the only university in the UK that offers a fully integrated undergraduate chiropractic degree program accredited by the GCC and the ECCE. It is also an integrated masters degree program that spans over only 4 years. Besides that, the university offers students a chance to work as a student clinician in the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic outpatient clinic during the final year of the program enabling them to build experience and enhance clinical skills by giving treatments to patients.

During my spare time, I enjoy playing a few games of squash in the Sports Centre, having a run around and up the hills in Treforest, or travel to Cardiff with friends to relax.

I hope to become a registered chiropractor and to be able to get job experience for some time before heading back home to practice with other chiropractors or even open my own clinic in the future.

The University of South Wales is the only university in the UK that offers a fully integrated undergraduate chiropractic degree program accredited by the GCC and the ECCE. It is also an integrated masters degree program that spans over only 4 years. Besides that, the university offers students a chance to work as a student clinician in the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic outpatient clinic during the final year of the program enabling them to build experience and enhance clinical skills by giving treatments to patients. During my spare time, I enjoy playing a few games of squash in the Sports Centre, having a run around and up the hills in Treforest, or travel to Cardiff with friends to relax. I hope to become a registered chiropractor and to be able to get job experience for some time before heading back home to practice with other chiropractors or even open my own clinic in the future.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

MSc Professional Practice with work placement

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 6 NOV 2013

Commendable Student Support

As an international student, I should make sure that I enter an environment where I can feel safe and at home. Upon searching for a school to pursue my postgraduate studies, I’ve found that the University of South Wales was distinguished for commendable student support. The university ensures that students are assisted in every way for us to adapt to UK life easily. All sorts of support is offered, may it be educational (Drop-in Centre), financial, social (Student Union) and spiritual. Moreover, as a nurse in my country, I look forward to get onto the UK NMC register. I saw that the Overseas Nursing Programme is already embedded in the course and that they provide assistance in the ONP adaptation at hospitals. 

It may be intimidating at first, but truthfully, I can say that the lecturers value their students very much. Supervision is available at all times, may it be personal or through email. Furthermore, it is really impressive because all the lecturers are with professional distinctions – Masters or Doctoral Degree.

Well, it has been my dream to work as a nurse specialist in a hospital anywhere here in UK. I may pursue more post graduate degrees and be a doctor of my profession if given a chance. 

As an international student, I should make sure that I enter an environment where I can feel safe and at home. Upon searching for a school to pursue my postgraduate studies, I’ve found that the University of South Wales was distinguished for commendable student support. The university ensures that students are assisted in every way for us to adapt to UK life easily. All sorts of support is offered, may it be educational (Drop-in Centre), financial, social (Student Union) and spiritual. Moreover, as a nurse in my country, I look forward to get onto the UK NMC register. I saw that the Overseas Nursing Programme is already embedded in the course and that they provide assistance in the ONP adaptation at hospitals. It may be intimidating at first, but truthfully, I can say that the lecturers value their students very much. Supervision is available at all times, may it be personal or through email. Furthermore, it is really impressive because all the lecturers are with professional distinctions – Masters or Doctoral Degree. Well, it has been my dream to work as a nurse specialist in a hospital anywhere here in UK. I may pursue more post graduate degrees and be a doctor of my profession if given a chance.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2013

Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)(Adult)

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 6 NOV 2013

Has best equipped clinical simulation centre

I enjoy my placements. It’s very different compared to back home in Malaysia, the people, as well as the cultures. I was nervous on my first placement but the staff were all very helpful and they guided and taught me along the way. I have seen a few operations and been to the CATH Lab. I have completed my surgical and medical placement and my next placement is in the community.

I find my personal tutor very helpful. He is so funny and he also provides guidance and ideas when completing assignments. I would recommend nursing students to choose The University of South Wales as it has the best equipped clinical simulation centre. 

I hope to get a job here in the UK.

I enjoy my placements. It’s very different compared to back home in Malaysia, the people, as well as the cultures. I was nervous on my first placement but the staff were all very helpful and they guided and taught me along the way. I have seen a few operations and been to the CATH Lab. I have completed my surgical and medical placement and my next placement is in the community. I find my personal tutor very helpful. He is so funny and he also provides guidance and ideas when completing assignments. I would recommend nursing students to choose The University of South Wales as it has the best equipped clinical simulation centre. I hope to get a job here in the UK.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 6 NOV 2013

ULTIMATE ‘UK Experience’

For a start, not many universities in the UK are offering a Bachelor in Quantity Surveying. But after researching the University and what they can offer, I chose USW over other universities in the UK. 
One strong reason as to why I chose USW was because I knew this university could offer me the ‘UK Experience’, as there were not many Bruneians in USW. I am a person who can easily make friends, so that is not a big issue. 

Secondly, the atmosphere in USW is not as busy as other big cities; therefore I had a quiet area during ‘deadline days’ and revision.
Last and certainly not least, of course this is crucial, low cost but high standard of living.

There is a perfect balance of all things, making USW the most suitable place for me.

For a start, not many universities in the UK are offering a Bachelor in Quantity Surveying. But after researching the University and what they can offer, I chose USW over other universities in the UK. One strong reason as to why I chose USW was because I knew this university could offer me the ‘UK Experience’, as there were not many Bruneians in USW. I am a person who can easily make friends, so that is not a big issue. Secondly, the atmosphere in USW is not as busy as other big cities; therefore I had a quiet area during ‘deadline days’ and revision. Last and certainly not least, of course this is crucial, low cost but high standard of living. There is a perfect balance of all things, making USW the most suitable place for me.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2013

BA(Hons) International Accounting

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 6 NOV 2013

Enjoyable Experience

I chose the University of South Wales because graduating from this university will provide me with an honours degree, a key stepping stone for me if I want to pursue my masters studies at a later stage. I also did my research and found out that University of Glamorgan (presently known as University of South Wales) has been doing very well and climbing the university rankings steadily. It was crucial for me to graduate from a school that had a good reputation.

Understanding the key concepts of accounting helps one to get the full picture of running a business and the ongoing background scenes behind a operational firm. Adding to that, International Accounting covers key aspects of IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), which is worldwide applicable and implemented in many countries. These skills and knowledge gained will aid one to be competent in the international business scene. I enjoyed the modules of Cases in Auditing and Forensic Accounting as they were key modules that covered fraud and investigative accounting. These are very intriguing accounting modules that cover the creative aspect of accounting and it is very beneficial for one to gain exposure in such areas. The lecturers are friendly, professional, knowledgeable and engaging. These are the key elements that helped fuel my passion for accounting and contribute immensely into making my whole experience enjoyable. 

During my stint at the campus, I found the condition and the location of the campus gym very satisfactory. The area around Treforest is also very hilly, a challenge that me and my fellow jogging partner love to undertake regularly during the week. 

I chose the University of South Wales because graduating from this university will provide me with an honours degree, a key stepping stone for me if I want to pursue my masters studies at a later stage. I also did my research and found out that University of Glamorgan (presently known as University of South Wales) has been doing very well and climbing the university rankings steadily. It was crucial for me to graduate from a school that had a good reputation. Understanding the key concepts of accounting helps one to get the full picture of running a business and the ongoing background scenes behind a operational firm. Adding to that, International Accounting covers key aspects of IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), which is worldwide applicable and implemented in many countries. These skills and knowledge gained will aid one to be competent in the international business scene. I enjoyed the modules of Cases in Auditing and Forensic Accounting as they were key modules that covered fraud and investigative accounting. These are very intriguing accounting modules that cover the creative aspect of accounting and it is very beneficial for one to gain exposure in such areas. The lecturers are friendly, professional, knowledgeable and engaging. These are the key elements that helped fuel my passion for accounting and contribute immensely into making my whole experience enjoyable. During my stint at the campus, I found the condition and the location of the campus gym very satisfactory. The area around Treforest is also very hilly, a challenge that me and my fellow jogging partner love to undertake regularly during the week.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

electrical power engineering

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 2 JUN 2013

some thing is better than no thing

excellent. hardworking is the best

excellent. hardworking is the best

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