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    Occasionally, I come to the SOAS library in the evening and have the impression that SOAS students are extremely lazy. What is annoying me is that there are always some idots laughing loudly, talking loudly and even shouting in the library...
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    I am at UCL... and I have freqeuntly used LSE and Birkbeck library too... there are indeed tons of idiots at SOAS. In addition to that, the securities seem to be very lazy. Every time I go there they are just talking on their mobiles, chatting with each other or playing with the computers. What a weird school...
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    (Original post by Tarutaru)
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    I am at UCL... and I have freqeuntly used LSE and Birkbeck library too... there are indeed tons of idiots at SOAS. In addition to that, the securities seem to be very lazy. Every time I go there they are just talking on their mobiles, chatting with each other or playing with the computers. What a weird school...
    Wow, you really had to go on tsr to ask that? Were you hoping to be enlightened with a genuine answer? Well then you sir, are the idiot!
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    Really? I mean really:nothing:
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    (Original post by Tarutaru)
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    I am at UCL... and I have freqeuntly used LSE and Birkbeck library too... there are indeed tons of idiots at SOAS. In addition to that, the securities seem to be very lazy. Every time I go there they are just talking on their mobiles, chatting with each other or playing with the computers. What a weird school...
    Haha, because the security at UCL is amazing. That's why it used to be famous as a prime site for dogging and cottaging.
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    (Original post by Tarutaru)
    Occasionally, I come to the SOAS library in the evening and have the impression that SOAS students are extremely lazy. What is annoying me is that there are always some idots laughing loudly, talking loudly and even shouting in the library...
    Look at the books that people leave behind on the desks. It's not Chinese or Korean language, Zoroastrianism, philosophy, history, etc. It's always things like 'Emerging Water Conflicts in the Developing World', 'The Post-Colonial Legacy in Sub-Saharan Africa', or something by Edward Said or someone similar. Those books are read by the same people who talk loudly and shout in the library. That sort of student doesn't really have to exert himself or herself at 'study' as they are usually taking some ridiculous piss-easy course. Hope that answers your question (by the way, feel free to test this theory by looking at what those 'students' are actually studying. For them, the library as a social space has no consequence at all as they can just write a load of nonsense on their essay-assessed course and get a great mark, plus be absent for over a month (e.g. Brunei Gallery occupation) etc. They're not the real hardcore SOAS students - just clowns wearing hippy fashions etc.
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    (Original post by Tarutaru)
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    I am at UCL... and I have freqeuntly used LSE and Birkbeck library too... there are indeed tons of idiots at SOAS. In addition to that, the securities seem to be very lazy. Every time I go there they are just talking on their mobiles, chatting with each other or playing with the computers. What a weird school...
    To be honest UCL library regs are too strict. Even think about bringing in a coke bottle or having a snack & they have snipers ready to take you out.
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    (Original post by Hylean)
    Haha, because the security at UCL is amazing. That's why it used to be famous as a prime site for dogging and cottaging.
    brb applying to UCL
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    (Original post by Ewan)
    To be honest UCL library regs are too strict. Even think about bringing in a coke bottle or having a snack & they have snipers ready to take you out.
    Jewish and Hebrew section. You can have sex in there and no one will ever know.
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    I am applying to SOAS.

    The library seemed great to me...
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    (Original post by drive like june)
    Wow, you really had to go on tsr to ask that? Were you hoping to be enlightened with a genuine answer? Well then you sir, are the idiot!
    XD you know why?

    The reason I am coming here is to humiliate those idiots in particular, and SOAS in general XD

    To be honest, I really sick of some of the SOAS people... particularly those doing Economcis at SOAS

    A crap school and a strange department with tons of mental masterbator
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    One thing which really makes me shocked is that SOAS teaches economics without using maths; and according to a guy doing PHD there, people can get into SOAS PhD Economics without a proper economics degree....

    And tons of SOAS idiots do not even know what a lagrangian is after studying three years of economics XD

    Look at the head of SOAS's economic department, a guy has only a very few publications in some crap unkown journals. I know that the head of a department is not necessarily the best scholar. But I am really shocked that a guy like Jan Torowski could become the head of an economic department. that is just hilarious XD

    http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff31930.php

    To see what I meant, now look at the profiles of the heads of other economic departments XD

    LSE:

    http://econ.lse.ac.uk/staff/amanning...lanmanning.pdf

    UCL:

    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~uctpshu/publications.htm
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    (Original post by Tarutaru)
    XD you know why?

    The reason I am coming here is to humiliate those idiots in particular, and SOAS in general XD
    Then I rest my case. You are an idiot.


    (Original post by Tarutaru)
    To be honest, I really sick of some of the SOAS people... particularly those doing Economcis at SOAS

    A crap school and a strange department with tons of mental masterbator

    One thing which really makes me shocked is that SOAS teaches economics without using maths; and according to a guy doing PHD there, people can get into SOAS PhD Economics without a proper economics degree....

    And tons of SOAS idiots do not even know what a lagrangian is after studying three years of economics XD

    Look at the head of SOAS's economic department, a guy has only a very few publications in some crap unkown journals. I know that the head of a department is not necessarily the best scholar. But I am really shocked that a guy like Jan Torowski could become the head of an economic department. that is just hilarious XD

    http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff31930.php

    To see what I meant, now look at the profiles of the heads of other economic departments XD

    LSE:

    http://econ.lse.ac.uk/staff/amanning...lanmanning.pdf

    UCL:

    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~uctpshu/publications.htm
    I studied economics at SOAS, so firstly, STFU. Secondly, I don’t know what ‘PhD guy’ you spoke to, but if he did economics, than he probably had an economics background. And if he said otherwise, then you must really be stupid to believe him. Thirdly, we all used lagrangian functions at undergrad level, so maybe you should eat your own $hit. Fourthly, Jan only has a few publications because he's spent most of his time as an economist for Standard Chartered Bank. Fifthly, why are you sick? You aren’t even at SOAS. I mean, if this was some frekin resident evil phenomenon then I might understand. But it’s just an economics department for God’s sake, and one that you don’t even have any affiliation with!

    I’m sorry, but you have to do better than that...




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    XD XD XD

    Well, I don't know what to say

    It is a fact that SOAS economic department is one of the worst in this country. Look at the RAE and the IDEAS, where is SOAS? You guys don't even have any research results for RAE submission in 2008 XD

    As a matter of fact, SOAS economic department is full of Marxists who can only stuck in the strange department on the second floor of the building and doing mental masterbation with no formal recognition outside XD

    I spoke to some SOAS students and they all like to brag about their development economics XD I want to ask how good is that ??? Look at the profile of the faculty, they only have few to moderate publications and most of them are in some crappy journals XD

    Anyway, I will stop this argument now. As a fact, SOAS is a weird school and the economic department is particuarly strange XD
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    Cool story bro, want some tea?
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    my history teacher was from SOAS, i thought he was the only idiot....but now i know, SOAS breeds idiots
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    (Original post by Tarutaru)
    XD XD XD

    Well, I don't know what to say

    It is a fact that SOAS economic department is one of the worst in this country. Look at the RAE and the IDEAS, where is SOAS? You guys don't even have any research results for RAE submission in 2008 XD

    As a matter of fact, SOAS economic department is full of Marxists who can only stuck in the strange department on the second floor of the building and doing mental masterbation with no formal recognition outside XD

    I spoke to some SOAS students and they all like to brag about their development economics XD I want to ask how good is that ??? Look at the profile of the faculty, they only have few to moderate publications and most of them are in some crappy journals XD
    So.... the fact that the department didn’t submit results to the RAE in 2008 and the fact that it’s too small to be listed in IDEAS (which draws only from authors who are registered with them) warrants you to write about this on the SOAS forum? Jesus bro, had you been a nobel laureate I may sympathize. But while you’re taking the piss, where are your publications? Do you even have ONE in ANY journal? Or is TSR the only thing that would publish you? You’re just a bloke from across the street who isn’t even bright enough to get into where you wanted to go, and as far as I’m aware, far less competent than ANY SOAS academic in it’s history. So as you step down from your high ground, just remember where you’re speaking from next time. Sorry for sounding harsh, but I can’t tolerate morons...



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    Anyway, I will stop this argument now.
    Oh really now??? What did you think was going to happen? That we would be enlightened? No, you were asking for a beating. And you were served.
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    Why don't you just turn around and tell them to...

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    OP is full of BS. There is no rarified air of intellectualism you can breathe and become superior by, simply by being at a particular university such as UCL. The criticisms of the SOAS Economics head seem ridiculous - there is nothing to suggest he's incompetent. Of course places like LSE and Oxbridge will always be better than SOAS for economics, but LSE, UCL, etc. can't hold a torch to SOAS in SOAS's specialisms, which are Asian and African languages and culture. And yes, those are pretty hardcore subjects, intensively taught by the leading academics in their field, at SOAS. Assessing SOAS based on its economics department is as pointless as assessing UCL on its nonexistent Chinese department.
 
 
 
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