marina183 - what exactly is it about the asian community at UCL that gets to you? ive got an offer from UCL and im seriously considering it, but you make the people and place out to seem awful. u think LSE would be similar?
What did you actually study at UCL, Marina??? It's unclear from your posts.
honestly have you got more of a personal problem with UCL cause i have 2 friends who go their one in his first year and one in her fourth- they both love it so much!! It sounds like u are to caught up on the social aspect of it? and what course did u do italian or archeology?
I didn't go there myself but i know UCL quite well, and i know a lot of people there - white and asian - who have had a very enjoyable time. I'm sorry that you haven't enjoyed it. But, quite frankly, if you can't find something to do in London, then you're the one lacking in imagination. UCL is not like some other universities in that you're compelled to use the university's facilities because of a lack of easy other alternatives, it has the whole of London at its doorstep.
That's not to say that leaving UCL isn't a good idea. Clearly you're not happy, and London and UCL isn't for everyone. But it should be noted that the union facilities at most universities are pretty ****, and many of us enjoy the vibrancy of a diverse student community.
Anyway, all the best with what ever you decide to do.
I think its very generous of Marina183 to give such an honest picture of UCL, and at the risk of being called racist (which I dont think she is). I know a couple of people who have gone to UCL (1 white,1asian, and 1 phillipines 2nd gen)and other London unis and I get the feeling that they are not having such a great time. This is not to say that there isnt a good time to be had, just that its more difficult to find it.
And I think there are several reasons for this. Firstly London is a huge place with some good unis but it is a very expensive place to live so it tends to attract students who live at home. Now if you think about it, who are the kind of students most likely to live at home? Mature students, those who have partners or are older and have their own life, 2nd generation indians from stricter families or who want to live in a more traditional indian way ie stay at home, geeky people who dont care about their social life so theyre happy to live at home and study, and some who were brought up in London and have a boyf/girlf from school and maybe an established circle of out of uni friends . None of these groups are likely to contribute much to having a good time. Im not saying everyones like this at all, just I suspect they are in disproportionate numbers at London unis (all of them -not just UCL).
Hey y'all just thought you'd like to see what Marina sent me in a PM:
A bitter UCL reject, I think not?
A jealous UCL wannabee? I think so.
You just concentrate on getting you're A-Level results and don't get too distracted by your crazy chess hobby.
Oh and ignore what I said about UCL, seems you're the sort that would fit in there.
Good luck for the exams, sure you'll need it.
Funny eh? Is she calling me a jealous ucl wanabee (which can't be right cuz i got an offer from them which i declined), or is she totally dissin' herself and callin herself a ucl wanabee(which would be pathetic lol)??
No wonder you hated it there Marina, your work probably didn't make sense, if your PM is anything to go by.
look, maybe you had a bad time, and i do feel for you.
but to make general comments about the state of social life at ucl is ridiculous. it is what you make of it.
i know several people there having the time of their lives.