England

University of Auckland students have the opportunity to study at 13 partner universities in England: 

  1. King’s College London
  2. Kingston University
  3. Newcastle University
  4. Queen Mary University of London
  5. University College London
  6. University of Birmingham
  7. University of Exeter
  8. University of Leeds
  9. University of Manchester
  10. University of Nottingham
  11. University of Roehampton
  12. University of Sheffield
  13. University of Southampton

Let’s hear what our students have to say…

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Most people think of going to London when they think UK but Sheffield is an underrated northern city with plenty of history, greenery and home to the Arctic Monkeys. It was voted the most generous and the safest city in the UK in 2015 and really lives up to this reputation. It’s an industrial city, with more trees than people and a village feel. Sheffield is a student city, where statistically the most graduates decide to stay on.

– Natalie, University of Sheffield

One of the exciting things about going on exchange is being thrown out of your comfort zone and being put into a new environment and calling it home for a while, I remember my very first impression of London being how big it is. I can safely say that it’s the biggest city I’ve ever seen in my life. Kingston was a very suburban town about 40 mins outside of London city, this made it feel quite easy to settle down. I remember walking around in Kingston thinking of how lively and cute it is, as somewhat of a student town I felt like I was going to have a great time living here there seemed to be so much to see and do.

– Roberto, Kingston University London

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When I first arrived in London I must admit I was pretty overwhelmed. London is a huge city and walking down Oxford Street was nothing like Queen Street in Auckland. I had never seen so many people, buses or stores. However, within a couple of days I quickly realised that I loved London and there was just so much to see.

– Allanah, King’s College London

King’s offers a rich selection of clubs and activities. Their student union is amazing, and there’s always something to head along to – a student play, or a debate for Black History Month, or the student bar to commiserate about election night. I joined the Literary Journal editorial team, and helped to produce a beautiful edition which we launched with the help of wine and crisps in the middle of the city.

– Sophie, King’s College London

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 I truly made lifelong friends at King’s who became my new family and were a source of invaluable support during my time away.

– Allanah, King’s College London

I visited the Peak district often, it is a 5 pound return on the bus. There are beautiful cycling trails, hikes and quaint villages to explore and its right on your doorstep. Flights to Europe are also insanely cheap. I went to Portugal, Macedonia, Hungary, Ireland, Bulgaria and Germany. All of these flights ranged from 10-30 pounds. This makes it affordable if just for a weekend.

– Natalie, University of Sheffield

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I felt this exchange programme gives you broader views of seeing the world because during the exchange period and while you travel, it allows you time to think about a lot of things: about your future, about yourself etc. which, I believe, actually helped me become more mature and gain more confidence through this time.

– Jiwon, University of Leeds

I learned that I can accomplish a lot more than I thought I could and part of this was due to what I would recommend to future exchange students: make the most of your experience by getting involved in University life, seek new friendships and soak up as much information and culture as you can. Furthermore, even though it may be tempting to spend the semester partying and travelling, university life on the other side of the world is definitely an experience not to miss as well.

– Briana, University of Manchester

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