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    (Original post by jamestg)
    I'm so confused why anyone would want to go to any London uni.
    Almost as if some people like London


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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    this thread makes me so sad because my best friend in the whole world is going to be studying bsc economics at LSE this september, and she suffers from depression and anxiety so this kind of environment could seriously negatively affect her and exacerbate her mental health problems. i'm counting on the fact that it's perhaps not as bad as you say and her experience might be different.
    I'll be doing sociology and I have anxiety so it's made me a bit apprehensive, but I guess the experience will be as good as you make it! I'm sure, with the right help and support system she'll do great, has she got good halls/a good place to stay?


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    (Original post by smegsxo)
    I'll be doing sociology and I have anxiety so it's made me a bit apprehensive, but I guess the experience will be as good as you make it! I'm sure, with the right help and support system she'll do great, has she got good halls/a good place to stay?


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    yes - she'll be at carr saunders, i believe! ironically, she'll be living closer to UCL than me, even though i'm going to UCL
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    yes - she'll be at carr saunders, i believe! ironically, she'll be living closer to UCL than me, even though i'm going to UCL
    You'll be able to catch up regularly then, so that's great! I hope you both enjoy yourselves (sorry if this posted twice? My app crashed)


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    I've only heard bad things about the place, thank god I can't apply there. Is UCL/King's better?
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    My friend is going there
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    (Original post by smegsxo)
    You'll be able to catch up regularly then, so that's great! I hope you both enjoy yourselves (sorry if this posted twice? My app crashed)


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    i'm hoping i can just keep a stash of my things in her room so that i only have to travel to and from camden once a day :')
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    (Original post by rolaah)
    I've only heard bad things about the place, thank god I can't apply there. Is UCL/King's better?
    That's not surprising if TSR is your only source. People are more likely to bother posting about things that they hate than they like, in threads which tend to be answered by people with similar views to them. I don't exactly see people in any university subforum creating "omg this uni is so great you should all come here!" threads. In some cases, like the OP's, the poster has actually experienced what's going on and is in a position to comment. In others, people just tend to relay the same stereotypes/biases they've accumulated from elsewhere. This creates a masssive echo chamber where the same bad stuff is regurgitated ad nauseum and the good stuff either goes unmentioned or is ignored.

    You may also want to specify what measure of "better" you'd like to hear about.
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    would economics be classed as one of LSE's quant courses? i know i can't expect economics, of all degrees, to not be completely intense and demanding - but surely it would never go as far as to worsen her problems if sufficient help was available for her?
    Sufficient help will most definitely be available to her so please dw
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    That's not surprising if TSR is your only source. People are more likely to bother posting about things that they hate than they like, in threads which tend to be answered by people with similar views to them. I don't exactly see people in any university subforum creating "omg this uni is so great you should all come here!" threads. In some cases, like the OP's, the poster has actually experienced what's going on and is in a position to comment. In others, people just tend to relay the same stereotypes/biases they've accumulated from elsewhere. This creates a masssive echo chamber where the same bad stuff is regurgitated ad nauseum and the good stuff either goes unmentioned or is ignored.

    You may also want to specify what measure of "better" you'd like to hear about.
    TSR is certainly not my only source, I know plenty of people personally who went there and said it was absolute **** with no community whatsoever. This only confirms what I already know...

    By better I mean in every aspect - socially, academically, in terms of societies and opportunities available etc.
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    (Original post by rolaah)
    TSR is certainly not my only source, I know plenty of people personally who went there and said it was absolute **** with no community whatsoever. This only confirms what I already know...

    By better I mean in every aspect - socially, academically, in terms of societies and opportunities available etc.
    Those same people should have also warned you that you get plenty of chances to socialise with people from other London unis, and that a lot of the social aspect comes down to the accommodation you pick and the type of societies you join. Then, of course, it comes down to personal preference and what sort of character you are - two guys from my school who are both doing Econ there said that they loved how everyone was so like-minded as them in terms of their goals etc. My point is that one's experience varies massively and cannot be described in bold, all-encompassing terms. There's a lot more nuance here, something which OP rightfully acknowledged early on.

    I don't think that this thread would be appropriate to start some sort of massive comparison between UCL/KCL/LSE. They all have their merits and demerits, and I imagine that academics and "opportunities" are impossible to gauge without knowing what course/career you're looking at.

    Actually, most of this thread has come down to the social aspect, which is strange considering that OP made some very interesting points that people glossed over (such as, why does he think that the careers office is diabolical?)
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Those same people should have also warned you that you get plenty of chances to socialise with people from other London unis, and that a lot of the social aspect comes down to the accommodation you pick and the type of societies you join. Then, of course, it comes down to personal preference and what sort of character you are - two guys from my school who are both doing Econ there said that they loved how everyone was so like-minded as them in terms of their goals etc. My point is that one's experience varies massively and cannot be described in bold, all-encompassing terms. There's a lot more nuance here, something which OP rightfully acknowledged early on.

    I don't think that this thread would be appropriate to start some sort of massive comparison between UCL/KCL/LSE. They all have their merits and demerits, and I imagine that academics and "opportunities" are impossible to gauge without knowing what course/career you're looking at.

    Actually, most of this thread has come down to the social aspect, which is strange considering that OP made some very interesting points that people glossed over (such as, why does he think that the careers office is diabolical?)
    I don't think it's fair to criticise those I know and say they did uni wrong, but I respect that not all people are going to think the same way about their uni experience. But honestly said, I have never heard anyone who has had anything nice to say about LSE. It's been overwhelmingly negative in comparison to what I've heard from other unis, and the complaints are always the same.
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    (Original post by rolaah)
    I don't think it's fair to criticise those I know and say they did uni wrong, but I respect that not all people are going to think the same way about their uni experience. But honestly said, I have never heard anyone who has had anything nice to say about LSE. It's been overwhelmingly negative in comparison to what I've heard from other unis, and the complaints are always the same.
    I'm not criticising your friends for anything - just saying that there's a large variety in the type of experience you're likely to have, perhaps even more so than at other unis.

    I agree with your second point - the vast majority of complaints I've heard regarded the cliqueyness and the mentality of the students there. I've also heard issues about the library being overcramped, and a few other things that there's little point mentioning right now. The only point I'm trying to make is that how people respond to these comes down to the individual and their priorities, and that there are plenty of other aspects of the uni about which we hear little to nothing about.

    That's why I think that it's always beneficial to have threads like the OP's, but we need to be wary of people hijacking them with their overly simplistic views of the university.
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    I'm not criticising your friends for anything - just saying that there's a large variety in the type of experience you're likely to have, perhaps even more so than at other unis.

    I agree with your second point - the vast majority of complaints I've heard regarded the cliqueyness and the mentality of the students there. I've also heard issues about the library being overcramped, and a few other things that there's little point mentioning right now. The only point I'm trying to make is that how people respond to these comes down to the individual and their priorities, and that there are plenty of other aspects of the uni about which we hear little to nothing about.

    That's why I think that it's always beneficial to have threads like the OP's, but we need to be wary of people hijacking them with their overly simplistic views of the university.
    Yeah I agree, you do need to be careful with these threads - but considering s/he's saying things I have heard time and time again I believe it - that's all.
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    Your experience is so similar to one of my favourite youtubers who also went to lse (fluerdeforce)
    She did a video on her experience, I've linked it below
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qneKSsLP0q4
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    (Original post by queenofdarkness)
    Your experience is so similar to one of my favourite youtubers who also went to lse (fluerdeforce)
    She did a video on her experience, I've linked it below
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qneKSsLP0q4
    Oh yeah, I've seen that video too, it was linked in an older thread as well
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    (Original post by KT942)
    Lol they're all snakes. I had one of them try to sabotage my internship application :/
    LOL, care to elaborate?
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    (Original post by rolaah)
    TSR is certainly not my only source, I know plenty of people personally who went there and said it was absolute **** with no community whatsoever. This only confirms what I already know...

    By better I mean in every aspect - socially, academically, in terms of societies and opportunities available etc.
    I m going to LSE this September and my checking with school seniors who went there are so far positive!
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    (Original post by Jj15)
    I m going to LSE this September and my checking with school seniors who went there are so far positive!
    And as I said - the experience will obvs change from person to person. Weirdly enough I find international students at LSE have a better time than British students...but if that's what they're saying then that's rly good and ultimately it is a fantastic uni so well done and good luck!
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    (Original post by Jj15)
    I m going to LSE this September and my checking with school seniors who went there are so far positive!
    I'm in the exact same boat. Everybody who I know personally who went loves LSE.
 
 
 
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