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    (Original post by KT942)
    Like a previous poster mentioned, I was expecting this thread to be full of questions which had substance to them such as what other unis were on the internship, the workload at lse, the lecturers, the careers service etc.
    To move the topic away from socialising:

    What was your experience with the Careers service, and how can one make the most of them?
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    (Original post by alevez2ez)
    This university rejected me. But reading this makes me feel good a bit..still..what ... LSE is great. Who cares about the Chinese?

    Didn't you know this before you applied? Do you think the people at OxBridge are party animals? Obviously not. The smartest guy in my school was extremely awkward socially and kinda a snake too. I knew Unis like those will be full of them. Obviously they give 0 shits about interaction. They want to 'be the greatest' or whatevr that means.


    Reading this still surprised me a bit... Oh and Warwick rejected me too.
    You haven't met my sister. She went to Oxford and is by far, the biggest party animal I know


    Anyway OP I'm sorry your uni experience was like that. I've walked past LSE loads of times and I always get the impression it looks fairly nauseating in terms of atmosphere in comparison to KCL (which is just down the road) My mate turned down LSE for Bristol because she felt the same as you on the open day. She doesn't regret picking Bristol. I've had cousins who have gone there too and majority of them didn't really like it that much either. The ones who went to Nottingham, Loughborough and Soton though have called it best years of their life.
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    (Original post by KT942)
    Guys, seriously, this is why most people steer clear of posting their experiences at top universities because it usually ends up with people who have never attended the uni having a back and forth. I have continuously made it clear throughout this thread that it takes a certain type to enjoy lse. If you’re that ‘type’ then great! You will most definitely enjoy your uni experience at lse. Even if you’re not that ‘type’ you may still enjoy your experience-I’m sure there are lse undergrads who love their time at the uni. I just wanted to share my own experience with you guys and really shed some light on how people who believe that LSE is the holy grail to investment banking are completely wrong.

    The whole point of this thread was to advise prospective students. If you visit a uni like warwick, Nottingham, durham etc and love it but still decide to pick lse SOLELY based on the reason that it will get you into investment banking then you’re making a huge mistake. I have said it again and again on this thread: uni is just a stepping stone; the onus is on the individual. So if you’re after a campus based, pretty university with a community feel to it, lse is not for you (and trust me it’s better to acknowledge this now rather than a year into your course like moi)

    Like a previous poster mentioned, I was expecting this thread to be full of questions which had substance to them such as what other unis were on the internship, the workload at lse, the lecturers, the careers service etc. but instead its turned into a thread full of people asking me which uni is best for socialising. And in answer to that question, if you truly want to socialise and get ‘blind drunk’ no London uni is for you. London isn’t a student friendly city hence the reason why most London unis have the lowest student satisfaction scores. Much like London itself, the unis in London are fast paced, very career orientated, expensive and have a largely international student body (again some people will thrive in this environment whereas others will hate it)

    Asides from that, all the LSE students who are starting in September and those of you who are prospective students, best of luck, I genuinely hope your lse experience is better than mine.
    As I mentioned before, I'm starting in September. What sort of person do you think it takes to enjoy LSE? And what are the timetables/is the workload like?
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    (Original post by Audrey18)
    I knew about LSE's problems and wrote about it on this forum but some of the bigwigs on this forum with larger fan following than Preeti Patel brushed me off and called me all sorts of names. When I touched on the standard of teaching and the poor spoken English of many of the lecturers, people called me racist.

    Thank you for sharing. It was very brave of you. Please do share more to expose the nonsense that happens at LSE.
    I have no opinion about the OP's thread, yet I feel the need to reply to your comment. I clearly remembered your comments on the LSE Applicants 2016 thread, and all you did was talking about the same thing over and over again, trying to rank all the unis through some recordings and videos you had. You aren't even a student or an applicant and yet you just go around posting your irrelenvent, biased opinions for some reasons. How funny!
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    It's stories like these that make me know I made the right choice to firm UCL instead of LSE.

    I'm really sorry for how bad your experience has been OP; at the very least take solace in the fact that the degree will be over soon
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Wow - did he expand more on that?
    Not that I can remember. I think he failed to explain and just presented that fact as an answer. He said something about all of the benefits London/UCL can offer I imagine after dropping that bomb.
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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?)
    That's a good point. I've always heard that LSE has an amazing careers office.
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    I hope this isn't perceived as a high jack, but would an average AS maths UMS score of 95 be impressive for LSE Economics or does everyone get higher?

    Thanks


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    Thanks for this thread. Hope St Georges isn't like this. Tbh aren't a lot of international students like this?
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    With all due respect to those other unis you mentioned, LSE is a class above them all and its worth its downsides. Look for a good social time outside of university, its London, plenty of things to do and groups to join.
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    I study at LSE and I've had an amazing time. Lots of nights out, good close-knit societies, plenty of sociable friends, good professional environment, great career and support... and I voted conservative!!!

    This guy/girl does not talk for everyone there.
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    I hope this isn't perceived as a high jack, but would an average AS maths UMS score of 95 be impressive for LSE Economics or does everyone get higher?
    It's very impressive and I can't imagine many applicants getting higher than that. There are other threads in this subforum specifically for Econ applicants.
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    I'm currently taking a 2nd gap year and my current grades are A*BB in Mathematics, Economics and Chemistry. I am retaking Economics and Chemistry and I'm predicted A*A*A in Maths, Economics and Chemistry. I am planning to apply for LSE Management and I have 9As and 2Bs at GCSE. Along with a strong personal statement do you think I have a shot ?
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    Do you think this is also the case in other london unis like imperial or ucl?
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    (Original post by Danllo)
    I'm currently taking a 2nd gap year and my current grades are A*BB in Mathematics, Economics and Chemistry. I am retaking Economics and Chemistry and I'm predicted A*A*A in Maths, Economics and Chemistry. I am planning to apply for LSE Management and I have 9As and 2Bs at GCSE. Along with a strong personal statement do you think I have a shot ?
    Make a new thread.
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    I got the best grades in my year at school and at college but I was basically considered a social pariah.

    LSE sounds like a strong academic environment it's a shame they don't offer my subject
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    (Original post by prepdream)
    I have no opinion about the OP's thread, yet I feel the need to reply to your comment. I clearly remembered your comments on the LSE Applicants 2016 thread, and all you did was talking about the same thing over and over again, trying to rank all the unis through some recordings and videos you had. You aren't even a student or an applicant and yet you just go around posting your irrelenvent, biased opinions for some reasons. How funny!
    Do not make it out to be a problem of mine if you do not have good friends at tops uni who are willing to share things and info with you. I mean most of you look the same, sound the same and think the same way. Is it any wonder that you cannot accept any view other than yours? You need validation because you lack creativity. You cannot think out of the box. You must be a very boring lover as well.

    if you have an issue with me take it up with the other white-knights. There's plenty of them on this forum.

    I suggest you respect the OP. It's his thread and his show.



    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Actually, I was reading and replying here since OP posted. On the other hand, you're the one who was oh so happy to see someone take a shot at one of the London universities you don't like for some reason. It's awfully ironic of you to say that I'm joining the bandwagon when you're doing the exact same thing.

    (At least you've stopped copy-pasting your answers, at least that's something, right?)
    You are another of those comics who lack a spine and only 'appear' to sing hymns from the same song-sheet so as to 'fit into the group'. You live off on welfare handouts instead of going out to get a proper job. You've never done a proper day's job in your life. You and many others like you here only harp on the reputation and prestige of the unis. I focus on standard of teaching and speech delivery.

    But you never ever want to discuss about exam questions, exam techniques, grey areas in a topic etc. You had to borrow money from the bank to pay for uni. I took on 3 jobs for a few years to pay for uni. That's just a few of the many differences between you and me. I suggest you take two steps back, get seated in your comfy blue couch and continue with your 'Suits' marathon.

    That's the 'passion' you derive from right? Suits?
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    (Original post by Audrey18)
    You are another of those comics who lack a spine and only 'appear' to sing hymns from the same song-sheet so as to 'fit into the group'. You live off on welfare handouts instead of going out to get a proper job. You've never done a proper day's job in your life.
    Sounding a bit 'Farage' there
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    (Original post by Audrey18)
    Do not make it out to be a problem of mine if you do not have good friends at tops uni who are willing to share things and info with you. I mean most of you look the same, sound the same and think the same way. Is it any wonder that you cannot accept any view other than yours? You need validation because you lack creativity. You cannot think out of the box. You must be a very boring lover as well.

    if you have an issue with me take it up with the other white-knights. There's plenty of them on this forum.

    I suggest you respect the OP. It's his thread and his show.
    1. lol 'tops', grammar = 0/10

    2. Wtf is your deal? Maybe get that stick out of your behind.. Actually disgraceful behaviour

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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    Sounding a bit 'Farage' there
    You put a smile on my face with that comment of yours. I've since repped you for it.

    Don't get me started on Farage. So many smart people on this forum were harping on and on about the Remain camp. So where are all these 'experts' now? Some are still in complete denial about the results, a few are still going on about Article 50 being a sideshow and will never be invoked while others have completely disappeared from this forum altogether.
 
 
 
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