Imperial's not part of the University of London
I'm really outgoing and sociable, I love being around people - the main issue is that the vast majority of people don't like to socialise, the union is usually dead, and it's making me unhappy. I don't want to be the same as most people on my course, spending 90% of their time in their rooms working!
Also, Imperial is a 'bunch of geeks', anyone here would agree, but most people are fine with it (and make jokes about it etc)!
Another issue is the huge numbers of men (I'm a girl), making it feel like I'm on a constant lads' night out - the boys act like that all the time. You go to try to talk to people, and it's just 5 guys glued to a X-Box. It's pretty difficult to have a good time... The last time I went out it was just me and 15 guys. I miss girls!
Although people have said I shouldn't change uni just for the social life, this is something that's really really important to me. Not having a social life makes me really unhappy, makes me much less inclined to work, etc...
People are saying don't go to Durham, but my friends there have said it's really good. What's wrong with it? Unbiased opinions are good
I really like London, but I also like smaller places because it's less impersonal, so any of the places I've applied to would be ok for me.
My application was made the night before the deadline so I really haven't had enough time to decide which university I want to go to!