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Posted By mrnorris

University : The University of Manchester
Course title : PhD German
Year of graduation : 2009


1 out of 10
Overall opinion

If you are looking for a great party in a city that offers a lot, then yes, come here. If you want to go in a more specialized direction, really don't bother.



1 out of 10
Quality of course and lecturers

If you are interested in regurgitating subjects that have already been done to death then yes, on a PhD level, this is a good department. Sources however are very limited and if you try an research areas that have not been researched,don't bother as the department does not have the resources. Don't go with the German staff. Had the worst supervisor ever, never prepared for meetings, canceled last minute,a bully who will never offer support and will try and intimidate you all the way. Only takes females. Don't dress up or she'll treat you like you are an incompetent. Puts all her effort into running Holocaust studies or at least she did. Can't back this up 100% but pretty sure she hits on her female students. If you're not into Gender studies and ready to say that all men are shits, don't bother. However, do dare to voice your concerns, the department is very good about that. Don't let her intimidate you.



8 out of 10
University facilities

a decent amount of literature, easily accessible, staff sometimes incompetent and not willing to deal with things e.g. if computers break down, you can't log in but there are some nice ones so go and find them.



9 out of 10
Student union

gigs seemed pretty good, decent bands , good premises.



4 out of 10
University societies and clubs

there are many clubs here but overall the political atmosphere is very polarized, claiming to want peace in the Middle East but pointing blame just the same. Very anti-Semitic vibe, only okay to be foreign if anti-Israel, little to no attempt made to foster peace in the region via mutual activities and mutual dialogue



9 out of 10
University life

good scene, something for everyone



1 out of 10
Accommodation

Fallowfield had two rapes in the space of one month or less, very dirty rooms, no support from accommodation. When people come to fix something in your room, make sure to hide all the stuff, one of my books was used as a ladder. I found it on the floor practically in tatters and it was brand new.



NA not rated
Job prospects and careers service

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