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Hi everyone, I'm planning to go to Imperial in October to study Biochemistry (Bsc). It would be really great if you could tell me about the atmosphere there, and any Imperial students how do you feel about the cost of living and the life there as a student generally... Plz be HONEST.

Also could you tell me something about Fresher's week, is it good and what sort of thing do students do?

Thanks a lot in advance
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(Original post by watermelon)
Hi everyone, I'm planning to go to Imperial in October to study Biochemistry (Bsc). It would be really great if you could tell me about the atmosphere there, and any Imperial students how do you feel about the cost of living and the life there as a student generally... Plz be HONEST.

Also could you tell me something about Fresher's week, is it good and what sort of thing do students do?

Thanks a lot in advance
Fresher's Week- my boyfriend is doing Msci Biochem there and is in his first year, his Fresher's Week was 3/4 days long and consisted of bar crawls basically. I think the union is ok, but most of his friends go over to the LSE SU because it is way better, but there are a few things to do there. As far as I can gather, the best advice to you is join a sports team or an active society, because unless you make the effort to have a good time, it won't happen. Good luck xx
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Thanks so much for your reply claire. i was wondering if you could perhaps give me the e-mail address of your bf, so that i could perhaps ask him a few questions regarding Imperial. he is studying the same course i want to pursue and being an international student it would be really helpful.

once again thank you very much.
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He isn't avaliable to talk to but next time i'm up there staying with him, or next time he comes home (this weekend or defo next) i will get him to answer your questions and i'll PM them to you if you'd like? I may be able to answer questions, i'm up there enough, but i don't know much about his course except you have to get a B average to stay on the MSci, otherwise they just stick you in the BSc- he is finding the work hard but he is doing well enough to stay on his course, and as long as you work hard i'm sure you'll be fine :-). PM me any questions you have and i'll bug him for the answers! Where are you from?
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Last year ULU had fresher's events at the Ministry of Sound. Not bad by any means.
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He isn't avaliable to talk to but next time i'm up there staying with him, or next time he comes home (this weekend or defo next) i will get him to answer your questions and i'll PM them to you if you'd like? I may be able to answer questions, i'm up there enough, but i don't know much about his course except you have to get a B average to stay on the MSci, otherwise they just stick you in the BSc- he is finding the work hard but he is doing well enough to stay on his course, and as long as you work hard i'm sure you'll be fine :-). PM me any questions you have and i'll bug him for the answers! Where are you from?
thank you so much for answering me, it really means a lot for me. I am from Peru in South America. It's along way from home, so I wanto to be sure that it's a nice place.. thanks for your help, it's been really useful for me, as I plan to study the same course as your bf. it would be excellent if you could tel me what he thinks about the course, and the employment opp's, perhaps he's had any? also how good is the male:female ratio in Biochem! can he recommend me a hall for the 1st year?

thanks for everything
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thank you so much for answering me, it really means a lot for me. I am from Peru in South America. It's along way from home, so I wanto to be sure that it's a nice place.. thanks for your help, it's been really useful for me, as I plan to study the same course as your bf. it would be excellent if you could tel me what he thinks about the course, and the employment opp's, perhaps he's had any? also how good is the male:female ratio in Biochem! can he recommend me a hall for the 1st year?

thanks for everything
I know the answer to the last question, Beit hall is the nicest but both very expensive and very hard to get into. I'll ask him all the other questions when I speak to him next, i'll PM the answers to you, is that ok?
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I know the answer to the last question, Beit hall is the nicest but both very expensive and very hard to get into. I'll ask him all the other questions when I speak to him next, i'll PM the answers to you, is that ok?
yes that would be excellent thanks so much
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I was under the impression the Imperial freshers isn't that great *wince* please correct me...
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Heard the same I remember reading in the Virgin Alternative Guide to Universities that it ranked about 20th out of the country for its Freshers.
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Heard the same I remember reading in the Virgin Alternative Guide to Universities that it ranked about 20th out of the country for its Freshers.
hmm, you know that means we're still in the better half
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freshers is wat u make it really...we're in london so even if nothing is organised at all we can go out n have a laff...i'm really looking 4ward 2 uni..b4 iw asn't too bothered..but now that it's like 3 months away it's getting well exciting heheh any1 agree??
Yeah now everything's been finalised and i'm definitely going (post A'Level application) i'm really looking forward to doing some physics and making new friends! London's going to be so cool!
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Is Imperial College quite close to the centre of london i.e.) Is it on the outskirts of london or not? :confused:
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Is Imperial College quite close to the centre of london i.e.) Is it on the outskirts of london or not? :confused:
It's in central London, by the Albert Hall and V&A museum.
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It's in central London, by the Albert Hall and V&A museum.
LOL, so how on earth can anyone say that social life and night life at Imperial is bad when it's in the centre of London?!

LOL, you'd think it's the best place to be! (If you're the type who likes that sort of stuff)
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LOL, so how on earth can anyone say that social life and night life at Imperial is bad when it's in the centre of London?!

LOL, you'd think it's the best place to be! (If you're the type who likes that sort of stuff)
It's going to be great
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hmm, you know that means we're still in the better half
Your in the top 15ish% infact!!!
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Your in the top 15ish% infact!!!
well even if the imperial freshers isnt as good as everyone wants it to be, the fact remains that most of the other colleges in london start a week early, so go to all their freshers weeks, have a great time and then try and continue it through imperial's freshers fortnight.

this only helps tho if you actually live in or around london, as imperials halls probably dont open till a week later than the other colleges. hope to meet you all there (pending hopefully alright A2 results)..lol
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