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well, to be honest, no! but I am a science student, so I dun know that many international students in business courses. Can't reli take my words for that.
also one more thing, concerning working in the UK. I think international students can work for sth like 15-20 hours per week during term time and full time during summer vacation as long as the company provides you with a special form (but they might have changed it recently).
O yes, the living cost in warwick could be much less that wt they've stated in the finance section and this may save you from worrying too much.
Umm.. Actually, I am from warwick as well, I don't really know that many international graduates from A&F (3-4). But from the ppl I know they seem to struggle to find a job in their own country (which I guess it's quite competitive). In my opinion, decent jobs refer to working in renowned banks or acc firms.
I cannot rmb the other options you have, but I think warwick would be a sensible choice as it is generally highly rated by employers in the UK, especially WBS. As long as you have some sort of internship experience, I think it wouldn't be too hard to find a job in the UK.
I hope this helps and feel free to contact me should you need any more info or advice.
as for covering living expenses no not at all. Its more than enough to get food and pay for nights out (as long as you watch your budget) and joining societies. You can also keep costs down but using the books in the library rather than buying your own which is a pain but cheaper. The part time job stuff wont cover your rent as well though. I dont know all the on campus prices but check the website and the warwick accommodation thread for these but I know most are near or above £60 a week. If you live off campus it can look cheaper at first from rents in some places, but once you consider off campus you also have to pay bills like water and electricity as well as bus fare to get to campus then its not really any cheaper if not more expensive. So you would need more than you are likely to earn from any part time job while studying, but still earning around 60 a week is better than nothing and as I mentioned before its something that can look attractive to employers
I cant really speak about how difficult it is as it is so subjective based on what degree classification are on track to get at the time (as they will ask for the predicted grade and maybe results of modules so far) , the exact industry you want to go to, and other factors like how well you interview etc. have you tried making a thread just generally asking international students from any uni how hard they find it to get jobs? I cant really comment much more on this as its not something I went through so dont have much knowledge of it unfortunately and as I say most of my friends kept studying or after trying hard got jobs they didnt want to do forever but were ok while they continued looking elsewhere....
Most of my international friends continued studying at a masters level or went back to their own country, those who did want a job put a lot of effort applying to places and generally managed to get something even if they didnt want to do it long term so continued looking for something else even when they started working. Only one international friend springs to mind that did want a job and had trouble finding anything at all, there are a lot of international students at Warwick though so I expect the careers department are really good at giving advice relevant to international students (I know they were excellent for me but obviously I didnt ask about issues concerning international students)
Sorry thats so long to long even for one post lol, but should give you a general idea about your questions I hope and if you have any more dont hesitate to ask
If you do then you will enjoy it there as its a great environment and great people Money from part time jobs depends, minimum wage if you are under 21 would be £4.90 but most places will pay more. I worked at the students union as a steward and I think it was around £5.80 we got paid (a little more final year as I was promoted to head steward). I made an average of roughly £50-£60 a week sometimes more sometimes less. This meant I worked around 9-10 hours a week on average (less during exams) as I felt that was right for me to go with studying, but some people asked to work more hours and some asked to work less and the union were good about trying to meet those kind of requests you can check their website for vacancies Of course if you go somewhere where the pay or hours is different you could make a different amount of money but for probably wont get more than £6.00 at most in a part time job.
I used to be at Warwick, I did the management course (by coincidence the first year is identical to accounting and finance) there till I graduated last July, then I took a year out to do some things and travel a little before I start my new job in September
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