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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.
    First of all, thank you for your concern but nah, why would I have to talk with you if I ever had problems finding friends? As I stated above, you make shallow judgements based on only a few things you've seen, that's what happened when you tried to rank some unis based on some evidences you got from your friends. Now it happens again when you criticize me. Only one comment stating that you are being overly judgemental with biased opinions, making several repetitive rants somehow can show that I am a "boring lover", "lack of creativity"? Much wow...

    Back to the respect with OP's thread thing, did I do anything disrespectful to him? If it's "his show", then why are you suddenly making a rant on me, which is totally irrelevent to the thread? Can you see the irony you're making?
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    (Original post by prepdream)
    First of all, thank you for your concern but nah, why would I have to talk with you if I ever had problems finding friends? As I stated above, you make shallow judgements based on only a few things you've seen, that's what happened when you tried to rank some unis based on some evidences you got from your friends. Now it happens again when you criticize me. Only one comment stating that you are being overly judgemental with biased opinions, making several repetitive rants somehow can show that I am a "boring lover", "lack of creativity"? Much wow...

    Back to the respect with OP's thread thing, did I do anything disrespectful to him? If it's "his show", then why are you suddenly making a rant on me, which is totally irrelevent to the thread? Can you see the irony you're making?
    Right off the back, I have absolutely no concern for you. When did i ever say that you could have a talk with me if you had problems finding friends?

    I don't want to hurt your feelings. This is a warning from me to you. Do not bother me no more.
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    (Original post by Audrey18)
    Right off the back, I have absolutely no concern for you. When did i ever say that you could have a talk with me if you had problems finding friends?

    I don't want to hurt your feelings. This is a warning from me to you. Do not bother me no more.
    Wow scary, but as if those shallow sentences can hurt me at all, or as if I give a damn about your insults... As people said in the LSE thread, you are just a bitter girl trying to make yourself feel better with your university choices by bringing people down. Just when you think the stuffs you are talking about are rational, people hit you back with questions that you can't answer so you start rambling on nonsense things.

    Plus, check your grammar, that's a double negative right there
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    If you are in the economics department, have you had a chat with Judith about this?
    I am not based in their department, but I am on a joint degree, so have heard her describe the 'LSE' problem haha .

    Then again, she was a major Spartacist in her youth, and as such would not accept half-arsed Fabian results.
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    My son is just about to start his second year at LSE. He has already made some life-long friends and is happy with his choice of Uni having rejected Bath, UCL, Bristol and Cardiff.
    He has been on several epic nights out and is a member of several societies. Having said that he has worked hard to ensure he passed all of his first year exams with flying colours.
    He is happy living in London and has just moved into a new flat ready for years 2 & 3. He is just a normal kid at a top Uni.

    If you want to go to LSE, then go and make the most of it.
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    I had a friend who went to LSE who had a similar experience. She was so absolutely miserable that she changed her major and left LSE for Goldsmith university. Sometimes its the course, sometimes its what you're studying but its a lot of money being spent to hate the whole uni experience. Having the name of a great uni maybe a door opener on your resumes or Cv however its not worth risking mental health issues over it. Hope you have the chance to experience the great things London has to offer. Like a few have ssid, the city life isnt for everyone but there's a lot of beauty here also.
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    (Original post by KT942)
    Different strokes for different folks. Your experience might be amazing and you might love studying in london. My advice to you would be to do your research. I accepted LSE because it was the highest ranking uni I got into, I ignored the other aspects such as no campus, being located in busy central london. Did you attend the open day for offer holders? That would have given you a brief insight into what its like.
    Asides from that, put yourself out there, interact with other london uni students which you meet on nights out (some of the ucl lot I met were really lovely).. I also plan to get a part time job this year which will keep me sane. Keep ontop of your studies as well because the work load can be very hectic at times.
    I live at home as you may guess and my studies are not at LSE. My experience is going to some of the political or religious talks/lectures at LSE, so is limited. However, I can see why it would not be for everyone and not just as it is in central London. I lived part of my life outside London and when the friends I made then come to visit London they find it very difficult, and that is just for a weekend or a day.

    A part-time job may be a good way to avoid the worst parts of uni life and a separate social group can be very valuable to you.
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    (Original post by KT942)
    . I wasn't part of the AU mainly because I wasn't up to their standards (they're very good)
    Sorry bud, as a current student at LSE I've agreed with lots of your points, but this is where you've lost me. I've been part of the AU for both my years at LSE and this couldn't be further from the truth. Sure, the first teams of major uk sports (football netball rugby hockey) are very good, but the clubs have 7 or 8 teams where you should comfortably get into one if you have played at an average standard. This is coming from someone who was distinctively average at their sport as a kid, who hadn't played it competitively for 3 year before trials and still got into one of the lower teams.
    Go to trials and give it a go, or try for one of the smaller sports (there are loads). You will definitely get into one if you are willing to compromise.
    I'm going to write a longer post responding to your original op as I hated my 1st year but absolutely loved 2nd year and can't wait to go back in 3 weeks. Maybe it can help you try to make your next year better, but it requires a massive mentality change to what you currently have.
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    I'm gonna apply to LSE even though i don't think I'd like it at all 😂😂
    I'm applying bc it's prestigious, plus LSE graduates earn more money 💸💸


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    I'm gonna apply to LSE even though i don't think I'd like it at all 😂😂
    I'm applying bc it's prestigious, plus LSE graduates earn more money 💸💸


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    At least you're honest 😄
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    (Original post by ertzgrand)
    Do you think this is also the case in other london unis like imperial or ucl?
    Imperial yh, UCL nah.
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    OP raises a lot of good points that I think anyone at LSE would agree with. Some lecturers have poor English, classes are absolutely dead on the whole especially for quant, there are big international cliques, no campus is an issue, lack of community, high competitiveness. But none of these should completely ruin your uni experience.

    I think a big part if the problem is lots of LSE students think uni will change them from being some introverted quiet kid to some outgoing party animal. This just won't happen.

    As for me, I hated 1st year. I moved out of halls to go back home within a month because halls were dead, I missed my family, hadn't made good friends and found living in London incredibly lonely (hilarious given how many people there are). I only joined one sport society, didn't go out and didn't get picked often for my team. I didn't talk in class or to people at lectures so was left with only a few "friends" I had met at the welcome "party". They all circle jerked over banking which I wasn't interested in and it gets boring after 2 weeks hearing about their applications to jp or goldman while they spew jargon trying to one up each other. If my lectures and classes finished at 12 I would go home straight away. As a result I didn't make many friend, but fortunately due to my lack of socialising did well in the exams.

    When reflecting after my 1st year I realised that I had ****ed up. I had blamed lse and London for my **** experience when it was 100% down fo my **** attitude and inability to adjust to uni life. I went into 2nd year determined to put that right. I joined a couple societies, talked to people in lectures and in classes and made friends far more suited to me who didn't all feel the need to have some pissing contest over who had the best internship. I played wellfor my sports team so fortunately got to play every week (bear in mind I live in north London and LSE have their playing fields in Surrey. Most weeks this was a 4 to 5 hour round trip on a Saturday through central London, but 100% worth it). I went out with my sports team more. I went on the ski trip im Decembet. I went to talks. If lectures finished at 1 I'd go to the library to work and would always bump into someone I knew.
    If you want to enjoy LSE (or uni in general), YOU have to change. YOU have to put the effort in. And you'll get 3 great years back in return. But if you aren't going to bother, then quit now, because it isn't going to get any easier academically or sociably. If I can make friends, as a huge introvert living an hour away from uni, and enjoy my time at uni, then anyone can.
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    (Original post by leinad2012)
    Sorry bud, as a current student at LSE I've agreed with lots of your points, but this is where you've lost me. I've been part of the AU for both my years at LSE and this couldn't be further from the truth. Sure, the first teams of major uk sports (football netball rugby hockey) are very good, but the clubs have 7 or 8 teams where you should comfortably get into one if you have played at an average standard. This is coming from someone who was distinctively average at their sport as a kid, who hadn't played it competitively for 3 year before trials and still got into one of the lower teams.
    Go to trials and give it a go, or try for one of the smaller sports (there are loads). You will definitely get into one if you are willing to compromise.
    I'm going to write a longer post responding to your original op as I hated my 1st year but absolutely loved 2nd year and can't wait to go back in 3 weeks. Maybe it can help you try to make your next year better, but it requires a massive mentality change to what you currently have.
    Is this true for Rugby then? I'm not mint but I'd like to get involved with sport at Uni, but everyone I speak to about uni sport (not LSE though) say it's very high level, so I dont want to embarrass myself
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    (Original post by Gambino98)
    Is this true for Rugby then? I'm not mint but I'd like to get involved with sport at Uni, but everyone I speak to about uni sport (not LSE though) say it's very high level, so I dont want to embarrass myself
    I'm not part of the rugby team so take what I say with a pinch of salt. From a quick look they only have 2 teams who play in the "BUCS" leagus as opposed to "LUSL" (BUCS is the "British Uni and College Sports leagues", so these are leagues for a pretty good standard whereas LUSL is for leagues only for London unis so the quality is lower as there are less unis).

    I'd say the standard of the first team will probably be very good due to LSEs high intake from private and grammar schools, and their 2nd team probably will be pretty good too. My advice would be to try out and see how it goes. Normally teams have at least double the number of players as are in the starting line up in that sport as student can't play every week, so there's probably 30 players per team.
    Just go to trials and see, worst case scenario you waste a day of your uni life and meet other students interested in rugby, and you can probably join one of other sports societies anyway.
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    (Original post by Gambino98)
    Is this true for Rugby then? I'm not mint but I'd like to get involved with sport at Uni, but everyone I speak to about uni sport (not LSE though) say it's very high level, so I dont want to embarrass myself
    The rugby team has playing members and social members. Turn up for training and give it a go.
    Yes, last year the LSE 1st XV was the strongest team in their League and won promotion but they start the season in a whole new League and new teams so nobody knows how things will turn out. Also all of last year's 3rd players will have moved on.
    You will definitely enjoy being part of the rugby set up.
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    LSE is ....... what it is ...... LSE
    Studying & living in London is ....... what it is ....... London

    LSE will never be as fun and meaningful as Oxbridge or Durham, just to quote some of the more collegial universities.
    Living in London, studying in London, is very different. Depressing for some and rejuvenating for others.

    LSE & London is not for everyone.
    If some things matter to you much more than LSE & London,
    and you are not the type who can make LSE & London work FOR you,
    then you will be much better off somewhere else because you will probably do much better there, in every aspect,
    than the horrible time you will probably have at LSE & London.

    Decide before you commence, not upon graduation when you can only wish you have done otherwise.
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    (Original post by GandalfWhite)
    LSE is ....... what it is ...... LSE
    Studying & living in London is ....... what it is ....... London

    LSE will never be as fun and meaningful as Oxbridge or Durham, just to quote some of the more collegial universities.
    Living in London, studying in London, is very different. Depressing for some and rejuvenating for others.

    LSE & London is not for everyone.
    If some things matter to you much more than LSE & London,
    and you are not the type who can make LSE & London work FOR you,
    then you will be much better off somewhere else because you will probably do much better there, in every aspect,
    than the horrible time you will probably have at LSE & London.

    Decide before you commence, not upon graduation when you can only wish you have done otherwise.
    durham? in what way is durham more meaningful than LSE

    hahaha
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    durham? in what way is durham more meaningful than LSE

    hahaha
    Collegiate experience

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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 or 3A*s. 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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    So I have found this awful thread from what sounds like a bunch of people feeling sorry for themselves. No, the LSE isn't for everyone, so that's why you have this view.

    Firstly, as a postgrad here, I can't comment on the Bachelor level life. I studied mine at the University of Surrey in Guildford, a campus site with the most nurturing, incredible university experience I could have asked for. Falling short of 50p per living expenses per day compared to London Universities, it was a hard to live there; Surrey is the UK's second most expensive region after London. But, I was recommended to continue my studies after working in journalism by my colleagues, editors and my old lecturers who I look up to at Surrey.

    I feel so ashamed of someone speaking of another race in such a dividing way. The "chinese" deserve more respect than you have offered them in this thread. Fact: the LSE, any society you've commented on and the lecturers at the LSE do too. It is a shame that your university experience is this; but it sounds like you came here for the complete wrong reasons. You obviously impressed the LSE enough to be granted a place, but you came here for a quick rooted, and not to mention, cheat's way into your industry. My experience of the LSE, undergrad and Post-grad, I've been lucky enough not to meet someone looking for the "easy way" in. That is why you probably do not enjoy it; and have turned to blaming everything around you apart from tacking constructive action in making your situation better or your circumstances positive.

    You can continue your final year at any other university, I met dozens of people at Surrey who integrated in during my second, third and fourth year at undergrad level. You can make the change if it's such a dire situation, but it isn't; and as you have stated, the LSE name is more important to you than learning how to better yourself in totality.

    LSE may feel like you go to work, but I take it you have had little real life-work experience? hmm. I feel your complaint is just dissatisfaction you can help. There is no such thing as a "less smart" uni, and LSE doesn't get you that investment banker's position or that BBC correspondent stint. LSE is designed to challenge and rear you into understanding how the world works in your field, and how your personality matters the most.

    A lot of you complaining, sound like you just suffer from a bad personality which would rather nag than just be grateful for the fact you get to have an education! By all means, do more for yourself. But do not complain about an entire educational body, when it could just be you. You get pushed here, but you are rewarded greatly for it. I hope you change your mindset and energy toward the lasting months of your studies. It's a stupid and false sense of pride you get complaining. The lecturers are some of the most supportive people I have met in my life, and the Chinese? I'm on a dual-masters which sees me in Shanghai's Fudan University next year. The mandarin lessons are tricky but my GOD are the Chinese friends I've made here some of the most helpful and selfless humans I have ever met. You have a perspective to see things in; whether you construct it and change your attitude is up to you.

    Your view is very very personal and not representative of the majority of the LSE. I am the only home-student and "Londoner" on my course. It feels like an international hub in class most days but that's the great thing about being in London. At Surrey, in Guildford, it was so small-town. There were a lot of "privileged" students who, if on a night out, ran out of money, would use their "family credit card" for bottles and tables. People wore designer clothes everyday. People could NOT hold a discussion about current news affairs in the country let alone political opinions. It is rare to feel part of something "bigger" at a lot of county-universities. At the LSE at least you can be part of something bigger.

    And hey, if you're still at LSE and would like to talk in person fee free. You sound like you could use a friend.. or someone who would lend you and ear at least. I'm in Monday-Friday.
 
 
 
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