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i got an offer for chemistry at imperial and im wondering what the social life is like there. i know the whole uni has like 70% boys and 30% girls so its a massive cockfest.
also what's the boy:girl like for chemistry? and does it affect how many douchebags there are?

also, after i graduate with a chem degree from imperial will i be in the same place as someone who graduated from oxford with chem?
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The sexual chemistry is alright at Imperial. :sexface:

12th in the Uk. :awesome:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...uide-chemistry
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what do you mean? i've heard that imperial's chem course is one of the best and its hard to believe rankings..
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To be honest, I'm not sure how much an aspiring law student knows about Imperial or Chemistry. The gender ratio is around 62:38.
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The Guardian's rankings are not exactly the most reliable, but as people have to pay to read the Times rankings, it's all some people look at.

The m:f ratio for chemistry isn't bad at all - it's kinda in the middle of the actual science subjects.

Imperial Chemistry graduates are well sought-for due to the nature of the workload. A ridiculous amount of time is spent in wet-labs and so students here are prime candidates for research placements and jobs, due to the experience, and also they are well sought-for in most jobs due to the amount, and standard of work.

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Oh yeah, and congratulations on the offer.
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(Original post by asddawg123)
sup tsr
i got an offer for chemistry at imperial and im wondering what the social life is like there. i know the whole uni has like 70% boys and 30% girls so its a massive cockfest.
also what's the boy:girl like for chemistry? and does it affect how many douchebags there are?

also, after i graduate with a chem degree from imperial will i be in the same place as someone who graduated from oxford with chem?
The social life is pretty good!

i'm a medic, we tend to party lots haha

the union's alright and nothing beats being in london, the best clubs in the country!!

they're plenty of girls, and people don't stick to other people from their courses! most of my friends are non-medics and i love it!
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One of the guys in my halls is a Chemist. He gets a ton of problem sheets to do but always manages to do well in them and go out several times a week. It is possible!
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I'm in the same situation almost, it's prestigious and all - it's certainly not the 12th best in the UK... would you look at the criteria tables ranking them on! It's considered on a par with Oxford and all from what i've seen.

The amount of people that talk about how many 'work sheets' they have to get done is a bit worrying seems a bit schooly rather than independant work an all.
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I'm First year. The bloke:bird ratio for chemistry is, I'd say, at worst 3:2, so not too bad. Although I'm friendlier with people from my hall rather than from my course.

This "loads of worksheet" thing is a bit of a myth. This term (October - December) we had Foundation labs, 5 of them, and had to fill in labsheets for each of them. Previous years apparently had to write proper x-page write-ups. Those 5 lab sheets together count for a quarter of your coursework mark for the year.

Additionally we've had 3 problem classes so far (I think there are 2 more) which have had problem sheets. You can either turn up, take the problem sheet, and leave. Or you can stay for the class, getting as much help with the questions as you need. Either way the answers are due in the following week and count towards another quarter of your coursework mark for the year.

There's physical and synthesis labs later this year (in spring/summer), which also each count for a quarter of coursework mark, but I'm not sure of the lab report style yet.

Is that "loads of work sheets" ? - I'm not sure. Certainly I prefer doing the coursework to revising for this January exam. The spectroscopy is impossible.


Apparently, if you get a 2:1 or First, you will be headhunted by the likes of Goldman Sachs and various investment banks and you will earn squillions of pounds. So I wouldn't worry in that respect.

Social life: not bad at all. I'm not the biggest party animal in the world but I do things most nights with my friends, even if it's just staying in and playing cards or watching X-Factor. The union bar is extremely well priced and newly renovated. The nightclub does cocktail nights and things. And of course you're in London - you can go anywhere and do anything!
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(Original post by AnythingButChardonnay)
I'm First year. The bloke:bird ratio for chemistry is, I'd say, at worst 3:2, so not too bad. Although I'm friendlier with people from my hall rather than from my course.

This "loads of worksheet" thing is a bit of a myth. This term (October - December) we had Foundation labs, 5 of them, and had to fill in labsheets for each of them. Previous years apparently had to write proper x-page write-ups. Those 5 lab sheets together count for a quarter of your coursework mark for the year.

Additionally we've had 3 problem classes so far (I think there are 2 more) which have had problem sheets. You can either turn up, take the problem sheet, and leave. Or you can stay for the class, getting as much help with the questions as you need. Either way the answers are due in the following week and count towards another quarter of your coursework mark for the year.

There's physical and synthesis labs later this year (in spring/summer), which also each count for a quarter of coursework mark, but I'm not sure of the lab report style yet.

Is that "loads of work sheets" ? - I'm not sure. Certainly I prefer doing the coursework to revising for this January exam. The spectroscopy is impossible.


Apparently, if you get a 2:1 or First, you will be headhunted by the likes of Goldman Sachs and various investment banks and you will earn squillions of pounds. So I wouldn't worry in that respect.

Social life: not bad at all. I'm not the biggest party animal in the world but I do things most nights with my friends, even if it's just staying in and playing cards or watching X-Factor. The union bar is extremely well priced and newly renovated. The nightclub does cocktail nights and things. And of course you're in London - you can go anywhere and do anything!
haha! was wondering when you'd turn up :P

you know, i'm quite missing our wednesday nights, no gin and tonic at home
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Its pretty good. Chem soc does a reasonable amount of stuff too. I know I am a medic, but I live with the VP of chem soc :p:

Oh, and the ratio for chemistry isn't thad bad, mums and dads there was no need for any civil-partnerships. There were, but of both kinds :p:
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haha! was wondering when you'd turn up :P

you know, i'm quite missing our wednesday nights, no gin and tonic at home
Bad times! There is here, but it never lasts very long...
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The social life at Imperial is not too bad It is just that everyone at Imperial seems to be sooo *****y about their uni. just because that seems to be "cool" :cool: conversation to have around the campus ... To be honest, most Imperial ppl wud say it is great! If you can't make life in London FUN then there is a VERY big problem brewing
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The social life is great at Imperial, I used to go out a lot before I went to uni and had a good social life but since going there its only got better rather than worse.

There's plenty of things to do even if you don't want to clubbing twice a week or go out drinking in general.

If you do want to do that you can too.
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social life and people at uni.
imperial and lse have reputation.
its just hearsay i hope.
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I hope there is a good social life, I know I'm there to work, but I love to have fun to
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The great thing about this article is that the Daily Mail don't even have to exagerate for once, because this is exactly what happens at pretty much every sports night at Reynolds lol. Pity FiveSixEight has been turned into a place to have dinner :puke:
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So do people at Imperial make the most of the nightlife in London? Or is most socialising based in the student union?
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So do people at Imperial make the most of the nightlife in London? Or is most socialising based in the student union?
I did last year. This year not so much. I have turned into a home with a bottle of wine sort of person.
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