I am thinking about if it is worth going to a Uni in London. Imperial looks nice!!
Anyway, what are the general advantages and disadvantages of going to a Uni in London?
Advantages: Great night life
Disadvantages:Expensive!!! Fairly close to home so I can go home maybe once a week or two weeks (an hour away although depends on where I go in London). Another disadvantage is that people who are living off campus may be living in different areas of London (some may be in east london, some in west london etc).
Can you add to this list?
There's good career opportunities after you graduate.
Will cost you bare dolla.
You get an extra 2 grand each year with your student loan. Sounds great, until you realise that that means if you're doing a 3 year course, you'll be paying back 6K more than you would be had you gone to a uni outside of London!
what's wrong with unis out of london?
you might end up getting just as good a uni experience in a big city elsewhere whilst everything is wayy cheaper?
is it important that you're close to home?
Can't think of any advantages tbh :/ |LOL at that UCL link saying London is cost-effective
London is a truly amazing city and with that comes loads of obvious advantages.
The drawbacks are cost, which is big, and the size may make it less friendly.
Thanks everyone. Personally I do not think I will go to Uni in London. Uni is expensive anyway but in London it is ridiculouslly expensive. And there are plenty of good Uni's I know about which are not in London anyway.
One more question though.... I have been looking at the University of Essex which is in Colchester. Since Essex is just east of London and is not quite in London, would it still be ridiculouslly expensive or not???
The only disadvantage for me was finding somewhere good to live because we left it until the last minute, so it was crazy difficult
(Cost wasn't too much of an issue, and to be fair you can get reasonably priced, decently located houses in my opinion).
London rocks. That is all.
Difficult to get peace and quite, ie parks with lots of open space that aren't all taken up by other people
Expensive, especially the accommodation
I'm interested. What are people's views now?