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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?

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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).


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There's good career opportunities after you graduate.
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Will cost you bare dolla.
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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!
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(Original post by hattikins)
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!
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s'all.

OH AND advantages:
fantastic culture/interesting people/good range of shops....
disadvantages:
massively hectic?
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(Original post by charcharchar)
fellow bambi fan :love:
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OH AND advantages:
fantastic culture/interesting people/good range of shops....
disadvantages:
massively hectic?
I do like bambi, but the reason i chose it is because my friends call me "bambi" quite a lot. They say that I look like a frightened a baby deer lol.
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http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...ife/advantages
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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?
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Can't think of any advantages tbh :/ |LOL at that UCL link saying London is cost-effective
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Hmm, that is pretty biased!!
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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.
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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???
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(Original post by hamburgerandbeans)
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My own list is:

Advantages
The most happening city in the UK
Very good graduate opportunities and opportunities for internships/work experience
Tonnes of stuff you can do
So diverse and you'll find things in London that you won't be able to find anywhere else in the UK or even sometimes the world
Very busy (I like this)
Some of the worlds's best academic opportunities in terms of universities, libraries etc

Disadvantages
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


PS I'm going to a university in London in September.
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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).
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(Original post by hamburgerandbeans)
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???
No its not that expensive, all though not ridiculously cheap. Personally though, as someone who dropped out of there, I would not advise to be honest. It doesn't have a great feel at all as well as a lack of facilities etc.
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(Original post by hamburgerandbeans)
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?

I thought:
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).


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London is a ****hole. End of.

Yes, I've lived there. And it is pua *******s.
Nice for a visit. **** to live in.
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London rocks. That is all.
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(Original post by hamburgerandbeans)
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?

I thought:
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).


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It will cost you a lot of money, but if you really think it is best for you (uni-wise) to go to a London Uni, then don't think too much about the money and just go there.
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Disadvantages
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

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I'm interested. What are people's views now?
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