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    I love TV like this, because I'm going to uni in september and it makes me excited, no matter how the shows portray uni life. I loved a programme that was on ages ago, I think it was about Leeds uni, and had a boy called Forrest on it.

    The fact that Lauren was so pessimistic made me 1000000% more certain that I won't be like that. She made me realise that this time last year, I would have been just like her. Now, though, I'm determined to enjoy myself!

    Aiden was a d*ck. No doubt about it. He didn't seem like he was there for his studies, and I really dislike people that feel the need to make themselves look stupid to gain popularity or a few laughs. Jokes about chlamydia etc, aren't funny. The fact he said that people come up to him in the street and ask if he's 'that guy from facebook' is complete bullsh*t. It was pathetic to watch him act like that. He won't get anywhere in life if he continues to act so childish and immature? IMO.

    I really liked Jack. Studying astrophysics I think? Wow. I hope to be like him and share his attitude, because he studied really hard and yet had a good time with his friends.

    Shows like this always make me nervous about uni, but really excited too. I'll watch anything about student lifestyles. TSLOS didn't make me scared to go to uni like others on this thread, but maybe it made me understand even more about university.

    I don't know if it was a 'good' portrayal of uni life, but it gave me a good insight! The fact that everyone made friends so quickly (even Lauren kind of?) and that everyone seemed comfortable so early on made me happy.

    Looking forward to september. Still nervous as sh*t though ))
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    It's a really bad advert for the University of Leicester lool

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    (Original post by wiseLAD)
    It's a really bad advert for the University of Leicester lool

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    Exactly
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    (Original post by wiseLAD)
    It's a really bad advert for the University of Leicester lool

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    Haha, I would have expected this show from De Montfort University but not an actual redbrick university hahaha
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    Josie is an embarrassment to the Catholic religion
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    (Original post by cdude)
    Josie is an embarrassment to the Catholic religion
    lmao! I was thinking this!
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    (Original post by lauren1x12)
    lmao! I was thinking this!
    on her channel 4 profile, it did say that she was raised in a strict catholic family up until 18, so I'm guessing maybe the reason why she is sleeping around is because she is just trying to experiment with the freedom she has.
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    (Original post by maryamzahid)
    on her channel 4 profile, it did say that she was raised in a strict catholic family up until 18, so I'm guessing maybe the reason why she is sleeping around is because she is just trying to experiment with the freedom she has.
    Her dad sees the pregnancy tests she has packed in the first episode, his reaction hardly struck me as that of a strict catholic. The real disgraces to Catholicism are the perverted priests

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    (Original post by ElChapo)
    Her dad sees the pregnancy tests she has packed in the first episode, his reaction hardly struck me as that of a strict catholic. The real disgraces to Catholicism are the perverted priests

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    not all priests are perverted. some just give the rest a bad name. and yeah, but I suppose he just accepted the fact that she's growing up and now that she is in uni, they cant really do much. according to the Leicesters press release, Josie did state that when watching the episode back with her mum, she kinda had some explaining to do about her sleeping around.
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    (Original post by maryamzahid)
    I applied there! but went to Liverpool instead because its closer to home what u studying? and yes, I felt like throwing the remote at the tv when she even began to think about dropping out. her mum finally made her come to her sense though.
    Politics and international relations what are studying?
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    (Original post by pink pineapple)
    Politics and international relations what are studying?
    oooh interesting and Law with Criminology :P
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    (Original post by simplylldxo)
    Honestly? It upset and scared me for university in September. I 100% feel connected with Lauren in terms of her struggling to settle into university life; not having the confidence which affects me socialising (I prefer my own company most of the time). I'm also a non-drinker so I don't feel comfortable around drunk people which means I don't go out at night.

    I was looking through the #SecretLifeOfStudents tag on Twitter whilst the show and the comments I saw (who were mainly about Lauren) were horrible. They tweeted things such as: 'oh I hope I don't get stuck with someone like Lauren.', 'she needs to lighten up and stop attention seeking.' And when she quoted Anne Frank and Eeyore 'what is she, 5?'

    Not every student lives up to the stereotype of drinking, having one night stands 'smashed and dashed' and having one big party like Aiden; some people go to university to learn which is the whole point.

    What annoyed me the most was when the narrator was comparing the number of Facebook friends between Lauren, Josie and Aiden; Josie and Aiden had over 'extravagant' 1,200 friends whilst Lauren had a 'modest' 400 friends. So? It just means Lauren is more of a private person and doesn't accept people she doesn't know, I only have 340 Facebook friends but I'm okay with that.
    could not agree more. and my firm choice is Leicester as well! for that reason im not watching it.
    I think the main thing is being firm in your choices. if you don't want to do anything you should never feel ashamed for being different
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    (Original post by Ndella)
    I hate how Aiden clearly didn't come to university to actually get a degree, only to act like a complete prick who finds getting drunk every night and 'neknominations' hilarious - I mean seriously, chlamydia banter?!

    Josie's a hypocrite, claiming to be a Catholic whilst complains about not being able to pull. She needs to get her priorities right.

    Lauren is too pessimistic. At first, I felt sorry for her (and even saw an aspect of herself in me). But as the programme went on, she just got really annoying, relying on Daniel (or is his name David?) as a human journal. She needed to do things for herself and I'm glad she eventually found herself.
    Lool Josie is like a lot of Christians and religious people
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    (Original post by ***OpenSky***)
    could not agree more. and my firm choice is Leicester as well! for that reason im not watching it.
    I think the main thing is being firm in your choices. if you don't want to do anything you should never feel ashamed for being different
    lool yeah its my firm too. I would be happy to come across someone like Lauren because I would probably cheer her up and that as I am the funniest human breathing. (according to recent studies conducted by Harvard Business School)
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    (Original post by ***OpenSky***)
    could not agree more. and my firm choice is Leicester as well! for that reason im not watching it.
    I think the main thing is being firm in your choices. if you don't want to do anything you should never feel ashamed for being different

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    lool yeah its my firm too. I would be happy to come across someone like Lauren because I would probably cheer her up and that as I am the funniest human breathing. (according to recent studies conducted by Harvard Business School)
    As a current Leicester student I can honestly say that I don't feel the documentary doesn't reflect on the university at all. What some of the other posters have said about finding certain student types in all universities is true. Some more than others, though again, I don't really feel it reflects the atmosphere of the university at all. I can't say the same for Oadby halls because I never stayed in them... I think it's kind of like that (so I'm glad I never stayed in them) from what I've heard from friends.
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    (Original post by sliceofcake)
    As a current Leicester student I can honestly say that I don't feel the documentary doesn't reflect on the university at all. What some of the other posters have said about finding certain student types in all universities is true. Some more than others, though again, I don't really feel it reflects the atmosphere of the university at all. I can't say the same for Oadby halls because I never stayed in them...I think it's kind of like that (so I'm glad I never stayed in them) from what I've heard from friends.
    I wish id gone for city living instead of Oadby. on reflection I really don't know why I chose oadby. if theres anyone who wants to swap once im there I would leap at the chance.
    if you don't mind me asking do you commute to uni? I could easily commute as im fairly local- but I decided I wanted the experience...now im not so sure.
    on the open day in the department I visited the students seemed really laid back and focused- more so than any other uni. it really didn't seem to be the sort of uni that was only about boozing. im sure freshers fortnight will be interesting if nothing else !

    how did you find freshers fortnight? im not much of a drinker at all- or one for going out but I will make the effort for a few nights but even so I don't know how I will be able to scrape together the money for the two weeks
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    (Original post by ***OpenSky***)
    I wish id gone for city living instead of Oadby. on reflection I really don't know why I chose oadby. if theres anyone who wants to swap once im there I would leap at the chance.
    if you don't mind me asking do you commute to uni? I could easily commute as im fairly local- but I decided I wanted the experience...now im not so sure.
    on the open day in the department I visited the students seemed really laid back and focused- more so than any other uni. it really didn't seem to be the sort of uni that was only about boozing. im sure freshers fortnight will be interesting if nothing else !

    how did you find freshers fortnight? im not much of a drinker at all- or one for going out but I will make the effort for a few nights but even so I don't know how I will be able to scrape together the money for the two weeks
    I don't commute in, I live 100 miles away! But I did live in accommodation closer to the city centre, dominated by DMU students. Because the halls I lived in were much bigger than the Oadby halls it was harder to get such a communal/part atmosphere throughout the entire place but attempts were made, I suppose. I don't really drink or go out either so I avoided all of that.
    I'm not surprised the students seemed focused and laid back at the open day. Think of it this way, they'd already gotten most of the partying out of their system. Things tend to calm down after freshers week (2 weeks) and people start getting into their courses more. People still go out but it's not HARDCOREFUN anymore.
    I also didn't participate in fresher's fortnight. I'm pretty boring, I don't really care. I honestly thought "yeah, I'll give it a go, I need to put myself out there!" but nothing appealed to me at all, except for the barbeque... for wristband wearers only. Excluded
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    (Original post by sliceofcake)
    As a current Leicester student I can honestly say that I don't feel the documentary doesn't reflect on the university at all. What some of the other posters have said about finding certain student types in all universities is true. Some more than others, though again, I don't really feel it reflects the atmosphere of the university at all. I can't say the same for Oadby halls because I never stayed in them... I think it's kind of like that (so I'm glad I never stayed in them) from what I've heard from friends.
    yeah no documentaries about a place aim to show you what it is truly like anyway but im looking forward to September !!
    I really loved when I came to the open day, the atmosphere or Leicester compared to London is amazing like if you think about it. it is proper ****ing amazing !!
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    Im only a few minutes in and I think "Eurgh" They look like they're happy to piss down £9000/year to go to uni to get drunk, have sex etc... Fair enoighs get drunk, have sex etc... but surely the reason you go to university is to further your education, get a job etc... ?
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    In the Q&A in the press release from Leicester Uni, Josie and Aiden showed some regret towards messing around in first year - Josie felt like she could have done better and didn't like how much was shown about her sex life and Aiden chose to take a year out after and that he was playing up for cameras and wanted to be all cocky then realised how stupid he looked

    Haha knew it wasn't gonna last....


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