I applied to Villa College in the hopes of studying for a brighter future. I had really high hopes and expectations from this college. Fortunately, those were answered with the college’s high-quality teaching and studies. The student portal made especially for the students was a great asset in helping me study for my exams really well, not to mention the beautiful environment within the campus that lets us relax and study outdoors with no problems at all and also enjoy the weather at the same time. I am really glad that I applied to this college to study.
Studying at Villa College has been a wonderful academic journey for me. I can study from a Villa College campus in the Maldives and graduate as a student of the University of the West England. In addition, VC academics are highly skilled and they tutor students to their maximum potential. The staff and lecturers are extremely friendly and they guide students to grow and mature in their educational fields while providing an enjoyable atmosphere for the academic, social and personal growth of students.
Villa College has a homely atmosphere, with helpful student care staff and lecturers, as well as easily accessible classrooms and other facilities. The students at VC are very supportive and this helped me when I first joined.
The college has extracurricular activities which are fun to be part of, like sports tournaments, talent shows and exposure trips.
In my opinion, the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance [BAAF] is the best out of all accounting degree programmes in the country. In addition to the fact that it’s a UK programme, it provides exemptions from the nine fundamental papers of ACCA. It also allows people who have no prior knowledge of accounting or finance (including myself) to get a Bachelor’s degree within only three years. It is structured in a way that you can get the qualification while working full-time. The programme includes a long 4-month break every year, which you can use to gain extra skills. The lecturers are very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise and the business world. Unlike stereotypical “college lecturers”, Villa College lecturers help individual students achieve high grades and care about the performance of their students. Another big advantage of the programme is that the University of the West of England (UWE) has an online library which includes a lot of literature and textbooks, which means that you don’t have to buy “expensive college books” or go to actual libraries to get information for your assignments. The library also gives you access to numerous online sources for which you’d need to pay for if you were not a UWE student. The programme forces you to become critical thinkers and gain a lot of information about the accounting and finance world through well-thought out assignment questions. Due to all these reasons, I’m proud to say that I have not regretted choosing this programme for a second.