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    (Original post by danny111)
    Wanna bet on that? How much money you got?
    bet on which part Warwick overtaking LSE or LSE pulling up teaching stds ? :p:

    Some tables already show Warwick higher than LSE. Saying that I do not have ill feelings for both so I really do not care. Was just commenting on LSE's teaching standards based on feedback from my friends who are already in LSE. I really hope they retain their historical position.
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    (Original post by Dumb Economist)
    bet on which part Warwick overtaking LSE or LSE pulling up teaching stds ? :p:

    Some tables already show Warwick higher than LSE. Saying that I do not have ill feelings for both so I really do not care. Was just commenting on LSE's teaching standards based on feedback from my friends who are already in LSE. I really hope they retain their historical position.
    that warwick will overtake LSE.

    do you really think that in 2-3 years time there will be an even split of people with offers from both deciding to go to either institution?

    ps mind, i like warwick, a lot of friends form school there and i had an offer for MORSE which is a fantastic course, so im not having a go at it, but im just saying it wont happen (so soon).
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    (Original post by danny111)
    that warwick will overtake LSE.

    do you really think that in 2-3 years time there will be an even split of people with offers from both deciding to go to either institution?

    ps mind, i like warwick, a lot of friends form school there and i had an offer for MORSE which is a fantastic course, so im not having a go at it, but im just saying it wont happen (so soon).
    LSE has huge historical international reputation so overcoming that will definitely take time. I was thinking more in terms of number of students getting hired by top IBs or other reputed firms.
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    (Original post by BigFudamental)
    I went back to LSE over the weekend and I have to say the place certainly does have atmosphere. It was definitely an exciting place to be an undergrad, even if I didn't like all my teachers.
    Last week walking up Houghton Street actually made me so proud to be at LSE haha Talking of atmosphere, they had 3 shishas going and a stall with wine tasting and shots for sale! So yea, I agree on the excitement despite teaching being somewhat of a let-down. ..
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    LSE is a better platform than many other unis esp if you're a careerist person plus it has alot of character outside the IB world. I mean look at Houghton St on any given day of the week during term time there is always **** loads going on from musical events, theatre, public lectures are awesome i.e people like Soros come and speak in person as well as world leaders. There is always something going on. If politics is your thing there is loads to do as well. If media is you're thing they have a media group as a creative outlet.

    Seriously now, ok the teaching is below par, you do get your rare rock star academic but then most people are self-starters anyways. The bulk of undergrads I've met have had internships before university has even begun and nearly all the postgrads have some insane work experience behind them. The people who come to the LSE actually make it great and the uni selects these people. There is such a massive concentration of very very talented and international students it offers a really interestin experience.
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    (Original post by blingbob)
    did you fail?

    the work load is small and is generally easier than the exams so to do well in them you really need to bust your balls revising over Easter.
    No, I came out with a 2.1. LSE undergraduate teaching really has issues!
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    (Original post by unknown demon)
    Agreed. Next to no help at all, ultimately assumed we will grasp and pick things up quickly.

    Pretty much means you'll turn into a work horse. Most people end up working ALL of the time to get everything done. Work is literally DUMPED on you (I speak as an arts student) and then you'll get a bunch of assessed work on top of that and then exams and then usually a dissertation at postgrad.
    can i ask which course you did/are doing?
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    (Original post by supernovastarfish)
    can i ask which course you did/are doing?
    PM me for more info.
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    http://news.students.efinancialcaree...wsItemId-16753

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    (Original post by Dumb Economist)
    http://news.students.efinancialcaree...wsItemId-16753

    :confused:
    LSE is ..ehem...is in an "inferior outercircle" ?
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    (Original post by Dumb Economist)
    http://news.students.efinancialcaree...wsItemId-16753

    :confused:
    AHAHAHAHAH - who wants to bet that the author got rejected from LSE and UCL?
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    (Original post by Woolcott)
    AHAHAHAHAH - who wants to bet that the author got rejected from LSE and UCL?
    And Warwick :p:
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    (Original post by Woolcott)
    AHAHAHAHAH - who wants to bet that the author got rejected from LSE and UCL?

    If you read into the comments though, there are people that still put LSE in the top 3 with Oxbridge for this kind of thing, instead of Imperial as the article suggests.

    Anyway this has little to do with my course...
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    (Original post by xrxyxaxnx)
    If you read into the comments though, there are people that still put LSE in the top 3 with Oxbridge for this kind of thing, instead of Imperial as the article suggests.

    Anyway this has little to do with my course...
    LSE's reliably top 3 for Law anyway, especially if you're thinking of being a commerical solicitor. :yep:
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    I'm going to be honest with you (speaking from the experience of a first year undergraduate), I have had the best time and the worst time of my life at LSE.
    I have made plenty of friends but noone who I particularly click with because the majority of people who make up the LSE student population (well, the ones I have met anyway), are not like me at all.

    I am quite a social person and it is certainly not hard to get people to go out with you, especially in first year and especially if you are at a large hall (Bankside), a social hall (Roseberry) or one filled mostly with undergrads (those two and Carr-Saunders too). That's not to say the other halls aren't fun and it obviously depends on the year, but I have heard bad things about them.

    Basically if you want a good degree and are willing to work very hard, come here. If you would rather have a more social experience, don't. Because despite what I said above, people here are very work-orientated. Many pretend not to be but to be honest, to have gotten into this uni, you must have a pretty strong work ethic.

    At exams time, it is common knowledge here that people sleep in the library and don't leave for days. Currently, people are working their absolute socks off and good on them.

    If you want to be part of something social, joining the AU is probably your best bet to meet other like-minded people.

    Although this has been a fun year, I do regret my choice not to go somewhere more fun like Nottingham or Exeter.

    People here are here for their careers and although they do want to have fun, fun is not their priority generally.
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    (Original post by Acidic_Pipedream.)
    I'm going to be honest with you (speaking from the experience of a first year undergraduate), I have had the best time and the worst time of my life at LSE.
    I have made plenty of friends but noone who I particularly click with because the majority of people who make up the LSE student population (well, the ones I have met anyway), are not like me at all.

    I am quite a social person and it is certainly not hard to get people to go out with you, especially in first year and especially if you are at a large hall (Bankside), a social hall (Roseberry) or one filled mostly with undergrads (those two and Carr-Saunders too). That's not to say the other halls aren't fun and it obviously depends on the year, but I have heard bad things about them.

    Basically if you want a good degree and are willing to work very hard, come here. If you would rather have a more social experience, don't. Because despite what I said above, people here are very work-orientated. Many pretend not to be but to be honest, to have gotten into this uni, you must have a pretty strong work ethic.

    At exams time, it is common knowledge here that people sleep in the library and don't leave for days. Currently, people are working their absolute socks off and good on them.

    If you want to be part of something social, joining the AU is probably your best bet to meet other like-minded people.

    Although this has been a fun year, I do regret my choice not to go somewhere more fun like Nottingham or Exeter.

    People here are here for their careers and although they do want to have fun, fun is not their priority generally.

    basically agree with most the stuff you said! and also to be honest yes LSE does not have very high teaching standards but then again its really quite expected, we're already at that level where we understand that basically your own hard work determines who you are and what you will become, there's no point being spoon fed for a few years then when you get thrown out to the real world you suddenly realise you're at a lost and need to adapt quickly. LSE allows you to basically grow up quicker and realise that you are the one in charge of your life. and though it is quite sad, most people here are career orientated in fact i overheard someone say that 70% of your time at LSE is planning your career, 30% is effort put to get your degree and honestly i do see that quite a lot...
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    (Original post by kristy888)
    basically agree with most the stuff you said! and also to be honest yes LSE does not have very high teaching standards but then again its really quite expected, we're already at that level where we understand that basically your own hard work determines who you are and what you will become, there's no point being spoon fed for a few years then when you get thrown out to the real world you suddenly realise you're at a lost and need to adapt quickly. LSE allows you to basically grow up quicker and realise that you are the one in charge of your life. and though it is quite sad, most people here are career orientated in fact i overheard someone say that 70% of your time at LSE is planning your career, 30% is effort put to get your degree and honestly i do see that quite a lot...

    Surely university life would all be about diving into your subject and teaching yourself a lot anyway? And I would have thought it would be obvious to anybody that any top uni in the country would have a lot of people who work hard. I'm pretty sure it is the same as oxbridge or Warwick or which ever other top uni has been compared to LSE on this thread. Fact is, there are bound to be people you like at LSE and you're in the middle of London so I think it's up to people to make the most of their time here. That goes for teaching themselves and socialising, I think.
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    (Original post by Tallon)
    Surely university life would all be about diving into your subject and teaching yourself a lot anyway? And I would have thought it would be obvious to anybody that any top uni in the country would have a lot of people who work hard. I'm pretty sure it is the same as oxbridge or Warwick or which ever other top uni has been compared to LSE on this thread. Fact is, there are bound to be people you like at LSE and you're in the middle of London so I think it's up to people to make the most of their time here. That goes for teaching themselves and socialising, I think.
    I was about the arise the same point :yes: I highly doubt other top universities spoon feed people more as much as LSE students give credit for

    But the only thing that supports this "LSE allows you to basically grow up quicker" idea is that LSE is one of those few universities that first year results counts, so people will probably put more effort in :confused:

    Which leads to my second point, if LSE students get a 1st in their first 5 modules over the first 2 years, do they still have such high work ethnic in their third years? :p:

    I like the idea that 70% of your time at LSE is planning your career tho :awesome: :ahee:
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    (Original post by Jinru)
    I was about the arise the same point :yes: I highly doubt other top universities spoon feed people more as much as LSE students give credit for

    But the only thing that supports this "LSE allows you to basically grow up quicker" idea is that LSE is one of those few universities that first year results counts, so people will probably put more effort in :confused:

    Which leads to my second point, if LSE students get a 1st in their first 5 modules over the first 2 years, do they still have such high work ethnic in their third years? :p:

    I like the idea that 70% of your time at LSE is planning your career tho :awesome: :ahee:
    one would assume if you were that good to get 5 firsts in the first two years then yes you would be that kind of person who would keep up a very high (although maybe less so in the modules you find not too interesting in 3rd year) work ethic.

    your point about the spoon-feeding - (most likely) yes. but you can likewise say that LSE students complain more because they were more used to it , and in my opinion teaching at other unis is most likely not that much better as many people make out.
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    (Original post by Acidic_Pipedream.)
    I'm going to be honest with you (speaking from the experience of a first year undergraduate), I have had the best time and the worst time of my life at LSE.
    I have made plenty of friends but noone who I particularly click with because the majority of people who make up the LSE student population (well, the ones I have met anyway), are not like me at all.

    I am quite a social person and it is certainly not hard to get people to go out with you, especially in first year and especially if you are at a large hall (Bankside), a social hall (Roseberry) or one filled mostly with undergrads (those two and Carr-Saunders too). That's not to say the other halls aren't fun and it obviously depends on the year, but I have heard bad things about them.

    Basically if you want a good degree and are willing to work very hard, come here. If you would rather have a more social experience, don't. Because despite what I said above, people here are very work-orientated. Many pretend not to be but to be honest, to have gotten into this uni, you must have a pretty strong work ethic.

    At exams time, it is common knowledge here that people sleep in the library and don't leave for days. Currently, people are working their absolute socks off and good on them.

    If you want to be part of something social, joining the AU is probably your best bet to meet other like-minded people.

    Although this has been a fun year, I do regret my choice not to go somewhere more fun like Nottingham or Exeter.

    People here are here for their careers and although they do want to have fun, fun is not their priority generally.

    I am sure Nottingham and Exeter would be more than happy to have you.

    (and yes i agree with you, nice view of it).
 
 
 
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