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    HI ALL,
    please tell me if there are good job prospects after Msc Economics from UCL for non European Union students? Is it too hard to get companies to sponsor you for work permit?
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    Heyy,

    I was just wondering what medicine would be like at UCL (the people, opportunities, lectures, resources etc.)

    Any information would be great pleease ^^
    Thanks
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    In Portico I have read - "Information about enrolment will be made available via Portico towards the end of July to those who have accepted an unconditional offer." I wonder, what information is it talking about? Can it be, that I will meet the condition but I will not be admitted?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Is the economics course good?
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    Anyone can recommend a reading list for freshers for the Economics (L100) course?
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    (Original post by Hovgoro)
    In Portico I have read - "Information about enrolment will be made available via Portico towards the end of July to those who have accepted an unconditional offer." I wonder, what information is it talking about? Can it be, that I will meet the condition but I will not be admitted?

    Thank you in advance.
    Why shouldn't you be admitted? It just says that if you accept their offer, you will notified about enrolment in July.
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    (Original post by Hovgoro)
    In Portico I have read - "Information about enrolment will be made available via Portico towards the end of July to those who have accepted an unconditional offer." I wonder, what information is it talking about? Can it be, that I will meet the condition but I will not be admitted?

    Thank you in advance.

    Did you receive conditional offer?
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    (Original post by AnnaWintour)
    Did you receive conditional offer?
    I received it in February 17 ))
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    (Original post by Hovgoro)
    I received it in February 17 ))

    Congratz I am still waiting
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    (Original post by AnnaWintour)
    Congratz I am still waiting
    Thanks)
    If I am not mistaken you have applied for IMESS ?
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    (Original post by Hovgoro)
    Thanks)
    If I am not mistaken you have applied for IMESS ?
    Yes, Politics and Security track
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    (Original post by AnnaWintour)
    Yes, Politics and Security track
    Good luck to you
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    Hello !
    I wanted to know if anyone could tell me how much it costs approx per week to go to UCL including housing (Non-catered). Also, is tuition fee inclusive of the costs of doing the university of London exams ?
    And when do we have to start the pre-enrollment stuff, it seems quite detailed
    I want to get a job as well to help with food etc., are there many available to students and will it be hard to do both work and study ?

    Thanks !
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    (Original post by jules94)
    Hello !
    I wanted to know if anyone could tell me how much it costs approx per week to go to UCL including housing (Non-catered). Also, is tuition fee inclusive of the costs of doing the university of London exams ?
    And when do we have to start the pre-enrollment stuff, it seems quite detailed
    I want to get a job as well to help with food etc., are there many available to students and will it be hard to do both work and study ?

    Thanks !
    Here is the UCL prospectus concerning financial matters (and information about finding a job):
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/admission/trans...ondon_2008.pdf

    This is part of text on UCL's website:
    Estimates of how much money you will need may vary considerably, as the lifestyles and circumstances of individual students differ. For a single, graduate student studying for a calendar year, an estimated average would be in the region of £220 per week. This should be considered only as a guide; some students may find they can live within this allowance, yet others may find it insufficient to meet their expectations.

    If you applied for IMESS program, here is a link to find out about costs of living:
    http://www.imess.eu/_5living.php

    I am interested in working also, however, I still don't know the outcome of my application

    I hope I helped you
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    Are there any exchange programs at UCL, like Cambridge-MIT exchange program. For instance, can I study a year out at Yale???( Yale-UCL http://yale-ucl.org/index.aspx ) like do Cambridge undergraduates????
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    (Original post by Arshavir)
    Are there any exchange programs at UCL, like Cambridge-MIT exchange program. For instance, can I study a year out at Yale???( Yale-UCL http://yale-ucl.org/index.aspx ) like do Cambridge undergraduates????
    It's department dependent but yes, there's many opportunities of your department allows it to do a year abroad all over the world.
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    (Original post by Arshavir)
    Are there any exchange programs at UCL, like Cambridge-MIT exchange program. For instance, can I study a year out at Yale???( Yale-UCL http://yale-ucl.org/index.aspx ) like do Cambridge undergraduates????
    Look at this site: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...abroad/options. The list of universities UCL has a partnership agreement with. As mentioned in the previous post, it is department-related, so having an agreement with particular university does not mean exchange is open to students from all courses - often such agreement is subject/course related. Then there might be a problem with the structure of your particular course - even though UCL can have an agreement with a university (you like) for your subject (area), structure of your course might not match that of a partner university, hence you could not transfer credits and as a result, this would no longer be an option for you. Also - as you may be aware - exchange programs are subject to (sometimes very strong) competition. As for Yale - I believe the answer is no. If you look at the list of universities Yale is not mentioned there (I did not notice). Yale-UCL Collaborative is not (at least at this point) an undergraduate exchange program. I believe it is aimed at medical research and as such focuses/will focus on cooperation between UCL/Yale medical institutions and exchanges are (at this point) limited to professionals in that area - doctors, professors, maybe MSc/PhD students (although, there is a two-year UCL-Yale ´´MSc Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology´´ course /first year at UCL, the second at Yale/)...Also, I think this is the information you can easily infer for yourself from the link you gave - going through the site you can see there is no mention of undergrad-exchange programs, and when exchanges are mentioned (even for areas not medicine-related), these are concerned with the exchange of professors....(PS: I should mention I will be a UCL student (only) from the upcoming September and information I gave you are all gained from my ´´research´´ on UCL sites, since - before some time - I was myself interested in the question discussed...As a result, if the information I gave are incorrect, please, feel free to contradict me.)

    If you´re going to be a UCL student, good luck with your studies and I hope you´ll find an exchange program that´ll satisfy you...
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    Hey guys!

    Is anyone a member of bloomsbury fitness?

    is it very crowded? Is it well equipped? Do you have to pay for things such as lockers?

    Thanks a lot!! xD
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    (Original post by peliqueiro)
    Hey guys!

    Is anyone a member of bloomsbury fitness?

    is it very crowded? Is it well equipped? Do you have to pay for things such as lockers?

    Thanks a lot!! xD
    I am.

    It does get busy in the evenings, but that's fairly typical for all gyms. In the late morning, when I try to go, it's fairly quiet. It's moderately well equipped. I think I was fairly spoiled with my previous Uni gym which was great, but it has (for example), 1 bench press, 1 squat rack, a few benches etc. There are also quite a few weights machines around. Lots of cardio machines, but these are typically what's used, so they are almost always nearly full, especially so in the evenings.

    Lockers are free to use (don't even need to put a coin in) through the use of an electronic lock, but they have some serious problems at the moment with the digital locks, so trying to find a working one can be a bit of a pain.
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    My previous experience with uni gyms in the UK was in bath during my Erasmus. The gym there was impressive deff. worth every penny. Although it was crowded in the evenings, not that crowded 8pm onwards.

    I was just wondering if Bloomsbury is good value or if I should spend a little more on the YMCA next to Tottenham Court Road (literally round the corner from my future school).

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