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University of Warwick

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Andrew

Andrew

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2017

Accounting

BSc. Accounting & Finance

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 27 JUL 2016

Great university, if you know what you are looking for.

Admission Process (5*)
The admission process  went smooth as far as I can remember. Application via UCAS was straightforward and the results of my application were informed there. You should be fine as long as you meet the minimum grade requirements and write a decent personal statement. My CAS number was issued by the University via email with more than enough time to obtain a visa.

Funding and Scholarship (N/A)
Not applicable to me as I have not applied for one. However, it appears that university scholarship for undergraduate degrees are more limited relative to master’s degrees. If you're looking for scholarship, the UK has a few organisations that offer scholarships as well.

If you intend to fund your own fees, the tuition fees are £20,000 per annum for a degree in Accounting & Finance and rising.

Study experience (4*)
I am convinced that having the knowledge does not automatically means you have the ability to teach and there are some lecturers and tutors who are able to do both. You will be responsible for your own education and will have to put in extra hours revising. 

You will roughly need 3 hours of self study for every 1 hour of contact hours (based on the CAT system) Obviously, above average students will be able to put in less hours and still gain a comprehensive understanding of the module.

The study spaces on university are sufficient during the first 2 terms of the academic year, but it can be very difficult to get a space in the 3rd term as the summer examination starts. This situation is exacerbate by students who hog study spaces in the library but this is mitigated by the recent implementation of a monitoring system that allows you to push aside belongings left by previous students if they leave their desk for a certain amount of time.

Life experience (4*)
This will depend mostly on how much you invest your time in activities other than studying. The university boast a long list of club and societies you can participate in, and you can even create your own if the club you intend to join does not exist. There is also a sports centre on campus and has courts, a gym, and even a room for wall climbing. However, to participate, you will need to sign up for their respective membership and will not be included in the tuition fees you pay to the university.
There is an Art Cinema that has many productions that are worth watching, pubs and snack bars run by the student union which is convenient if you need a bite in between classes, a grocery store, and banks (Barclays and Santander) for your convenience. There is also a bar and a club if you are interested in the night life in university. A chaplain is also available on campus for spiritual needs.
I have not experienced the counselling and support network here in the university personally, but I heard from a friend that the counselling session she has attended was helpful.

Job prospect (5*)
I have the impression that Warwick is a strong brand and is recognised by employers in the UK especially in the field of business. I also have the impression that UK degrees are looked on highly by Malaysian employers and I am confident in securing a graduate job in my field shortly after leaving university.
The university also has an excellent Student Careers & Skills department which I have utilised over the year to better prepare myself for interview sessions and assessment centres that employers use to screen potential employees.  The department also has sessions which can improve your soft skills (writing, speaking, speed reading etc.) and the sessions I have been to so far have been helpful and I still practice some of the tips that I have learnt today.

Admission Process (5*) The admission process went smooth as far as I can remember. Application via UCAS was straightforward and the results of my application were informed there. You should be fine as long as you meet the minimum grade requirements and write a decent personal statement. My CAS number was issued by the University via email with more than enough time to obtain a visa. Funding and Scholarship (N/A) Not applicable to me as I have not applied for one. However, it appears that university scholarship for undergraduate degrees are more limited relative to master’s degrees. If you're looking for scholarship, the UK has a few organisations that offer scholarships as well. If you intend to fund your own fees, the tuition fees are £20,000 per annum for a degree in Accounting & Finance and rising. Study experience (4*) I am convinced that having the knowledge does not automatically means you have the ability to teach and there are some lecturers and tutors who are able to do both. You will be responsible for your own education and will have to put in extra hours revising. You will roughly need 3 hours of self study for every 1 hour of contact hours (based on the CAT system) Obviously, above average students will be able to put in less hours and still gain a comprehensive understanding of the module. The study spaces on university are sufficient during the first 2 terms of the academic year, but it can be very difficult to get a space in the 3rd term as the summer examination starts. This situation is exacerbate by students who hog study spaces in the library but this is mitigated by the recent implementation of a monitoring system that allows you to push aside belongings left by previous students if they leave their desk for a certain amount of time. Life experience (4*) This will depend mostly on how much you invest your time in activities other than studying. The university boast a long list of club and societies you can participate in, and you can even create your own if the club you intend to join does not exist. There is also a sports centre on campus and has courts, a gym, and even a room for wall climbing. However, to participate, you will need to sign up for their respective membership and will not be included in the tuition fees you pay to the university. There is an Art Cinema that has many productions that are worth watching, pubs and snack bars run by the student union which is convenient if you need a bite in between classes, a grocery store, and banks (Barclays and Santander) for your convenience. There is also a bar and a club if you are interested in the night life in university. A chaplain is also available on campus for spiritual needs. I have not experienced the counselling and support network here in the university personally, but I heard from a friend that the counselling session she has attended was helpful. Job prospect (5*) I have the impression that Warwick is a strong brand and is recognised by employers in the UK especially in the field of business. I also have the impression that UK degrees are looked on highly by Malaysian employers and I am confident in securing a graduate job in my field shortly after leaving university. The university also has an excellent Student Careers & Skills department which I have utilised over the year to better prepare myself for interview sessions and assessment centres that employers use to screen potential employees. The department also has sessions which can improve your soft skills (writing, speaking, speed reading etc.) and the sessions I have been to so far have been helpful and I still practice some of the tips that I have learnt today.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Business management

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 21 MAR 2014

Don't know

I’m quite satisfied by my university, the courses are very interesting- more interesting than I expected I could say. We have very good teachers that really engage with us students and always try to find ways to make the lectures better and efficient. The courses are not all theory like in other universities, we do a lot of projects and research and we don’t have to take exams. It’s not easy, we have to study a lot to pass each course but I think it’s fairer this way, and we can show what we deserve without the time pressure of a 2-hour exam. Living on campus has its benefits but if you want social life and party is better living off campus, as everything closes very early and you don’t really have many choices! In general I’ve really enjoyed my time here!

I’m quite satisfied by my university, the courses are very interesting- more interesting than I expected I could say. We have very good teachers that really engage with us students and always try to find ways to make the lectures better and efficient. The courses are not all theory like in other universities, we do a lot of projects and research and we don’t have to take exams. It’s not easy, we have to study a lot to pass each course but I think it’s fairer this way, and we can show what we deserve without the time pressure of a 2-hour exam. Living on campus has its benefits but if you want social life and party is better living off campus, as everything closes very early and you don’t really have many choices! In general I’ve really enjoyed my time here!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

Africa: Business Studies

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 1 MAR 2014

Satisfactory

My life is amazing

My life is amazing

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

Africa: Business Studies

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 19 FEB 2014

Warwick

The campus and overall atmosphere is really nice to study in especially if you like the countryside. Everything is near by so distances are short. There are many courses to chose from.

The campus and overall atmosphere is really nice to study in especially if you like the countryside. Everything is near by so distances are short. There are many courses to chose from.

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