I'm originally from a small town in the south of Hungary. :)
Why you choose your course and what you think?
I chose my course because I liked what I read on the university's website and thought it would be a great fit, which, it turned out to be. It was a sandwich course which I found really important as I wanted a one-year professional working experience before I graduate. I loved my units, though I thought we could have had fewer ones as it would have enabled us, students, to delve deeper into some relevant units e.g. brand management or strategic marketing.
Best A level/Subjects to choose for the course?
So the education system is totally different in Hungary and we usually go to grammar school prior to university. While grammar school gave me a decent level of general knowledge (science, languages, etc), I didn't really have subjects that I could have 'used' at university.
Best and Worse things about your university?
Best: Supportive lecturers, placement year & campus
Worst: Too many units (subjects)
Where you live up's and downs (University halls or Housing or home)
I stayed in two shared houses during university. My first year was absolute **** (or worse if that's even possible) thanks to my dirty and loud housemates but the second house was lovely and I really got along with my housemates, especially in my final year. This house was so much better as well - clean, new, well equipped, modern, plus we had a cleaner and the private landlord and landlady were so lovely.
Best University Accommodation
Best uni accommodation: N/A (I've never lived in halls)
What do you think of the University Area? (Night club, shops, food etc)
University area: Not bad, I can't really judge it as I haven't seen too many other university towns. Bournemouth is alright but too small for me. I didn't like the clubs at all as I prefer smart clubs with people that can behave. Shops were good though I'd say due to the location of Bournemouth they were sometimes a tad expensive. I'm probably the exception and I believe that the average student would love it - apparently they call Bournemouth a student party town.
What advice would you give to first years?
Advice: Hmm... Give a ****. Maybe it's just me but I went to uni for a reason. My situation is a bit unique as I took gap years etc and was 3-4 years older than my classmates when I started. So when everyone wanted to go out, I had other priorities as I'd already been there done that. Also, be open to others, don't be afraid to talk to them.
Why did you choose University Over /Apprenticeship?
If I'm honest I don't know why I chose university over an apprenticeship. It just wasn't something I looked into so it wasn't on my radar at all.