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    Anyone studying in UK before? Care to share your experiences?

    I'm leaving in August and have little idea how to expect :eh:

    TIA!

  • #2
    I graduated in 2000. What would you like to know, exactly?

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    • #3
      My boyfriend is there. I might be able to answer a few simple questions.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by geejass
        Anyone studying in UK before? Care to share your experiences?

        I'm leaving in August and have little idea how to expect :eh:

        TIA!
        Hi geejass, which uni are you going?
        I'm also leaving for the UK in Aug! So excited and nervous!!

        I'm going to the Uni of Leeds.

        Cheers!

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        • #5
          anyone knows abt Coventry University,UK?
          huishan, can you ask your bf about this?
          I'm thinking to take up Bachelors of Arts in Business Information Technology from Coventry Uni provided by Auston Institute in SG.
          But worrying about the recognition and reputation of this uni.
          Appreciate any help...

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          • #6
            Girl, my boy's in engineering so I'm not sure if he knows of good business schools but I will ask him.
            Nevertheless, I have found some links that might be useful to you.

            Coventry Uni Website

            TimesOnline Uni Guide

            The latter provides information of rankings of the UK universities for different subjects.

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            • #7
              Thanks huishan.
              I've actually check these webbies already.
              It's a low tier uni.
              I guess i'm taking as this is quite relavant to my work and also i'm comfortable with the course.
              Hope i don't make the wrong decision.

              Anyway, appreciate your advise so much!

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              • #8
                Hi Lin,

                Have you checked out The Student Room?

                It's quite a good site for info...

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                • #9
                  Thanks Ramen Girl!
                  Will go have a look.

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                  • #10
                    so..is anyone going to the UK this Aug/Sept?

                    Anyway, there will be a Pre departure briefing by the Brit Council on the 23rd of Jul.

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                    • #11
                      Hi geejass,

                      I studied in UK before. What details/info you want to know? Just give me a shout! ;p

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                      • #12
                        hi girls

                        thanks for all the replies! I'm leaving this September and will like to know what should I expect in general upon my arrival in UK...will there be any cultural shock or perhaps discrimination?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by geejass
                          hi girls

                          thanks for all the replies! I'm leaving this September and will like to know what should I expect in general upon my arrival in UK...will there be any cultural shock or perhaps discrimination?
                          Hi geejass,

                          why don't you attend the pre departure briefing? They will touch on those subj and they will also invite ex-students from the various uni too so you can ask them questions.

                          I worry about discrimination too but i guess as long as you don't hang out in your own group (as in all asians) and mix with the others, it should be ok.

                          which uni are you going to? I'm going to Leeds.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by geejass
                            hi girls

                            thanks for all the replies! I'm leaving this September and will like to know what should I expect in general upon my arrival in UK...will there be any cultural shock or perhaps discrimination?
                            Hi geejass,

                            You must be mentally prepared to be independent. Have to settle everything by yourself and learn how to protect yourself. Whatever you do, think of yourself first. Bring along lotsa of medicine, just in case you cannot adapt to the weather/season. Esp during the transition of the season.

                            Also, must learn to handle your own homesick.

                            As for the cultural shock, there are bound to be.. depending on the place you stay eg, if you are staying in the hall of residence, your exposure and cultural shock will be greater. However, you will get use to it in no time. Just accept things in an open mind. So far, I have not really encounter discrimination but somehow, I do feel some are not comfortable with Asians. Dun worry about that, as we asians are sometimes no comfortable to mix ard with the brits too.

                            Hope it helps!

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                            • #15
                              Hi girl, I guess you have started Uni for a few weeks already. How are you finding everything there?

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