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    (Original post by Tremmel Smith)
    whose applying to durham ?
    ME!
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    I would be interested to hear what you think the benefits of LSE are because I'm still not 100% on my choices...
    I think LSE is as bad as UCL

    Having a lecture there gave me the impression the only reason it's good is because the students are...

    I'm not a fan of LSE, so expect some bias from me.
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    The reputation is good, but for me the course seems to force too much maths on you compared to other universities. I would probably apply if the course content looked amazing but because of my GCSEs I don't know whether or not is worth the risk
    This! I don't want to study 'applied' maths, I want to study economics. Maths is very important but it shouldn't feel like a maths degree, it's still economics. I am still very undecided as well...

    (Original post by VCR)
    I wasn't (and still am not, to some extent) convinced that setting my hopes on LSE is a good idea. I think it's unreasonably competitive, and what I've heard about the teaching is similar to what you and others have said here. Then again, there are those who go there and say it's great - the graduate prospects aren't too bad either. :P
    Its reputation is the only real reason for it being on my application. I'm looking at it as a likely rejection though.
    I agree. It has an amazing reputation but the teaching is definetely not as good as Oxbridge's teaching from what I've heard. It's still my fifth choice because I can't come up with a good alternative (thought of Bath but they give out higher offers for Germans than LSE and Oxford lol) and I kind of expect a rejection...
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    (Original post by perrytheplatypus)
    I think LSE is as bad as UCL

    Having a lecture there gave me the impression the only reason it's good is because the students are...

    I'm not a fan of LSE, so expect some bias from me.
    Why do you think that of UCL?
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    (Original post by Psychotic546)
    Why do you think that of UCL?
    I don't like UCL for a few reasons:

    - too big
    - most there love languages, I don't
    - visiting it made me feel depressed

    the second reason's probably the main one for me. I was planning to apply, but I've changed my mind.
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    (Original post by Tomatochuckers)
    Are all ur unis in the top 7 man?
    Possibly, but I'll be reapplying next year, so I don't mind 5 rejections
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    (Original post by perrytheplatypus)
    Possibly, but I'll be reapplying next year, so I don't mind 5 rejections
    What are your five choices?
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    (Original post by nightmare91)
    What are your five choices?
    I've only got three right now; Cambridge, warick and nottingham.
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    (Original post by VCR)
    I wasn't (and still am not, to some extent) convinced that setting my hopes on LSE is a good idea. I think it's unreasonably competitive, and what I've heard about the teaching is similar to what you and others have said here. Then again, there are those who go there and say it's great - the graduate prospects aren't too bad either. :P
    Its reputation is the only real reason for it being on my application. I'm looking at it as a likely rejection though.
    This.

    I was considering Cambridge, UCL, LSE and two others but I realised that I would only be applying to LSE for the reputation. The location isn't brilliant, it's very maths based and even more competitive than Cambridge Also they seemed very up themselves on the open day and that they were the best uni ever :/ Probably going to apply for UCL with year abroad instead (yes I know still competitive :P )
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    Would have to love to apply for UCL but as I don't have a modern language GCSE I cannot.

    Lol at how we are struggling to come up with benefits of going to LSE. Apart from the unarguable excellent reputation, it seems everything else (particularly student life/facilities) is terrible.
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    (Original post by Mousebudden)
    Would have to love to apply for UCL but as I don't have a modern language GCSE I cannot.

    Lol at how we are struggling to come up with benefits of going to LSE. Apart from the unarguable excellent reputation, it seems everything else (particularly student life/facilities) is terrible.
    Yeah I mean at least UCL benefits from size, so a higher diversity of pupils etc. but LSE is small and the accomadation didn't seem any better than any other London uni.
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    (Original post by Mousebudden)
    Would have to love to apply for UCL but as I don't have a modern language GCSE I cannot.

    Lol at how we are struggling to come up with benefits of going to LSE. Apart from the unarguable excellent reputation, it seems everything else (particularly student life/facilities) is terrible.
    Well arguably the only reason people apply to LSE is for the reputation. That's pretty much common knowledge.

    Although, call me pretentious, but I'd be willing to suffer the three years there for the invaluable benefits having LSE in your CV will give you for the rest of your career.

    If there's one thing I don't like it's people who apply to certain universities mainly due to the social life, or even just because their friends are applying there.
    I mean I enjoy clubbing and socialising as much as the next guy, but I can't believe some people would consider three years of fun as more important than their lifelong career.
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    (Original post by Confused101)
    If there's one thing I don't like it's people who apply to certain universities mainly due to the social life, or even just because their friends are applying there.
    I mean I enjoy clubbing and socialising as much as the next guy, but I can't believe some people would consider three years of fun as more important than their lifelong career.
    I agree with this, but for me applying for university just for the reputation is just as bad. Surely you want to enjoy yourself while your there, get a good education and have a good brand name on your CV. Obviously it's different if you're comparing LSE with somewhere like University of Lincoln then it's different, but for another top university that still has a good reputation then other factors like the ones I have said should be taken into account as well.
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    I agree with this, but for me applying for university just for the reputation is just as bad. Surely you want to enjoy yourself while your there, get a good education and have a good brand name on your CV. Obviously it's different if you're comparing LSE with somewhere like University of Lincoln then it's different, but for another top university that still has a good reputation then other factors like the ones I have said should be taken into account as well.
    Yeah I can see where you are coming from about having a combo of the rep and the enjoyment the uni provides, but I still value rep more personally.

    Question: If you got into both LSE, and Notts (which you think you'd enjoy more) which uni would you choose?

    Also why does everyone say Lincoln when talking bout 'bad' unis.....psssh inbetweeners :rolleyes:
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    Oh yeah does anyone know whether Cambridge look at ur top 3 subjects or your most relevant when working our ur UMS average?

    Also, if you did really well in a respectable AS, woud they count that, or would they only calculate an average of the subjects you are planning of taking to A2 level?
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    (Original post by Tomatochuckers)
    Yeah I can see where you are coming from about having a combo of the rep and the enjoyment the uni provides, but I still value rep more personally.

    Question: If you got into both LSE, and Notts (which you think you'd enjoy more) which uni would you choose?

    Also why does everyone say Lincoln when talking bout 'bad' unis.....psssh inbetweeners :rolleyes:
    I'd pick LSE unquestionably. I don't think I wouldn't enjoy LSE, just trying to weigh up the pros and cons of it! It's some other people in this thread that seem to hate it

    (Original post by Tomatochuckers)
    Oh yeah does anyone know whether Cambridge look at ur top 3 subjects or your most relevant when working our ur UMS average?

    Also, if you did really well in a respectable AS, woud they count that, or would they only calculate an average of the subjects you are planning of taking to A2 level?
    Top 3, and everyone with a fighting chance will have done respectable A-levels so I don't see what difference it makes.
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    I'd pick LSE unquestionably. I don't think I wouldn't enjoy LSE, just trying to weigh up the pros and cons of it! It's some other people in this thread that seem to hate it



    Top 3, and everyone with a fighting chance will have done respectable A-levels so I don't see what difference it makes.
    Right thanks for the replies
    About the top 3 thing- what if mans got 100% in critical thinking. This is not the most respectable subject, so what Cambridge look at this mark then? Btw, this doesn't apply to me.
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    (Original post by Tomatochuckers)
    Right thanks for the replies
    About the top 3 thing- what if mans got 100% in critical thinking. This is not the most respectable subject, so what Cambridge look at this mark then? Btw, this doesn't apply to me.
    When I say top 3 it is within reason, they're not going to accept things like Critical Thinking or General Studies.
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    (Original post by Tomatochuckers)
    Yeah I can see where you are coming from about having a combo of the rep and the enjoyment the uni provides, but I still value rep more personally.

    Question: If you got into both LSE, and Notts (which you think you'd enjoy more) which uni would you choose?

    Also why does everyone say Lincoln when talking bout 'bad' unis.....psssh inbetweeners :rolleyes:
    Well LSE and Notts there's quite a large gap in terms of reputation (particularly in banking), so I'd choose LSE without even thinking of it.

    However if UCL or Warwick had Nottingham's social life, then I'd be more willing to consider rejecting LSE, since while LSE is still more reputable UCL and Warwick are very close behind.

    Also, the social side is more important that you think, as it's not just about the idea of having stories to tell to your friends and getting drunk, but also to do with how if you enjoy being at the university and the new life you live, you'll work better and be more motivated.
    I'd imagine being at a university you don't enjoy will hinder your academic performance somewhat.
    Again, that's where I'd seriously consider another similar-rep uni with a great social life.

    But since neither UCL or Warwick have a particularly stand-out social life, I'd still be inclined to go LSE.
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    Hey, what do you all think about Bristol and Nottingham? Which is better in terms of reputation/prospects? Which would you pick and why?

    I'd appreciate any comments on the benefits and drawbacks of them. Thanks a lot!
 
 
 
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