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    Wings- LSE definately has a law society. They're quite proactive for a subject society and organise some pretty good events.
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    The fact that they write that on your offer form is a bit out of order. The way that they say they have the right to effectively revoke the offer if they find out that you aren't gonna be able to give them as much dinero would indicate strongly that your money was a factor in their decision, but who cares if it is? they wouldn't give you a place if they didnt think you were smart enough to hack it, but I suppose they may have chosen you over somebody else of similar intelligence who is from this country, but they may not. If only you could buy yourself into more places like you used to be able to do. I can't believe Bush went to any university, let alone one of the best in the world hahaha $$$$$
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    (Original post by samd294)
    The fact that they write that on your offer form is a bit out of order. The way that they say they have the right to effectively revoke the offer if they find out that you aren't gonna be able to give them as much dinero would indicate strongly that your money was a factor in their decision, but who cares if it is? they wouldn't give you a place if they didnt think you were smart enough to hack it, but I suppose they may have chosen you over somebody else of similar intelligence who is from this country, but they may not. If only you could buy yourself into more places like you used to be able to do. I can't believe Bush went to any university, let alone one of the best in the world hahaha $$$$$
    haha...I thought it was weird that LSE would write something like that on my thing...I didn't see anything like that on the UCL offer.

    Private unis in the US do have legacy programs where kids of alumni get special consideration....that's how Bush Jr. wound up in Yale...
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    Hey guys. I'm a new memeber. I found this site cos i was thinking about the same thing too. I have a conditional offer of AAA for econ for both LSE and UCL.

    I can't decide. LSE is probably a bit more famous, but UCl accomadation is cheaper and closer. UCL is also bigger cos it does more subjects so i can meet more people (but it doesn't really matter cos i will hang out at the University of london union anyway so i will meet poeple from all the colleges.

    I've already been to the UCL open day on 25th feb. LSE have invited me to an open day on the 21st of april. Is anyone else going to that open day?

    reply if u are or have any other opinions.

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    its me again. Im chinese but british born.

    when going to the UCL open day i was surprised to find such a high percentage of chinese students. it was more than 90%. is this usual throughout the university or is it just a higher proportion for economics? If anywould who goes to UCL or LSE could please answer this i would be greatful. preferably with some rough stats. And also are they mainly from china? Hong Kong? or british born like me?
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    (Original post by gzftan)

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    LSE's law department is excellent and of course LSE has a law society, it's one of the biggest at the university.
    I can't talk about all the courses because I'm not a law student but I took Public International Law last year and it was the best course I took at LSE.
    Prof. Greenwood, who teaches it, basically wrote the statement for the attorney general authorizing the use of force against Iraq on the basis of previous UN resolutions. You may or may not agree with that stance [and Prof. Chinkin also at LSE was one of the law profs who wrote to the Guardian saying that the war was illegal, so you see there's definitely a debate there and the intellectual atmosphere isn't stagnating] but it shows you the quality of people working in the law department.
    As for the fee status, of course LSE is trying to find funds but if you read the news recently you will have seen that Oxford is beginning to adopt a similar policy. Bear in mind though, that LSE also prides itself in having an international student body. It certainly would have been wiser of them to have written 'residence status' rather than 'fee status' but I wouldn't focus too much on the form of what they wrote. Have a look at the course catalogue/professors who teach at both universities and make your choice rationally rather than in reaction to what was a clumsy message from LSE.
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    LSE's law department is excellent and of course LSE has a law society, it's one of the biggest at the university.
    I can't talk about all the courses because I'm not a law student but I took Public International Law last year and it was the best course I took at LSE.
    Prof. Greenwood, who teaches it, basically wrote the statement for the attorney general authorizing the use of force against Iraq on the basis of previous UN resolutions. You may or may not agree with that stance [and Prof. Chinkin also at LSE was one of the law profs who wrote to the Guardian saying that the war was illegal, so you see there's definitely a debate there and the intellectual atmosphere isn't stagnating] but it shows you the quality of people working in the law department.
    As for the fee status, of course LSE is trying to find funds but if you read the news recently you will have seen that Oxford is beginning to adopt a similar policy. Bear in mind though, that LSE also prides itself in having an international student body. It certainly would have been wiser of them to have written 'residence status' rather than 'fee status' but I wouldn't focus too much on the form of what they wrote. Have a look at the course catalogue/professors who teach at both universities and make your choice rationally rather than in reaction to what was a clumsy message from LSE.
    Don't worry, my decision will not be based on one message. I just thought it was a tad odd.
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    (Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
    With all due respect dear boy, you Americans are hardly the epitome of intelligence. It’s quite obvious that you’re going to be, to borrow a phrase that the negros in your ghettos say, a “sugar dady” for good old LSE.
    where the hell do you get off about 'negroes in your ghetto' dont be feisty... do you know what a ghetto is? and even if blacks do live there...it would not be all of them... what a cheek!!

    where do you get off with this hostility...
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    (Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
    With all due respect dear boy, you Americans are hardly the epitome of intelligence. It’s quite obvious that you’re going to be, to borrow a phrase that the negros in your ghettos say, a “sugar dady” for good old LSE.
    That's a pretty ignorant comment. This "dumb" American is going to ignore that statement that you just made.
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    (Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
    Considering that Bush is a graduate of Yale I think my comments stand as quite valid. You Americans, as a general rule, are a rather stupid people - hence why most of you are evangelicals who think that God created the world 6000 years ago and death entered the world because two iraqi kids took some fruit from a tree - at the behest of a talking snake. One has to question the genetic quality of a people so deluded in this day of age. It is hardly suprising, then, to find that Americans are descended from poor-quality immigrants and hence share a poor gene pool.

    Ignoring things is one of the few things you colonists do well - in America ignorance is a virtue.

    haha. wow. what troll brand are you?
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    (Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
    Seana, why the reaction? America has a large black ghetto population, no? And a phrase they employ is "suga daddy", no? What's the problem?
    gnostic you changed your name did not recognize it was you.

    anyways the problem is that the term 'ghetto' is a derogatory term used to describe the slums: poverty violence and gross criminal activity, drug abuse etc.
    many blacks who live in the poor areas are given negative labels, and most of them are honest people who just happen to be poor...

    with this in mind
    let us examine your satement 'negroes in your ghettos' -doesn't this link to the view of black inferiority 'your ghetto' showing ownership and points to the view that blacks are intentionally labelled in a society where the racial contract relegate them to a particular section...

    somewhat general but so was your statement...maybe that's the problem...
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    (Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
    Hi seena, yes I had to get a new ID – my old Gnostic id is banned because I wrote “going to Thames Valley University, Birmingham University or UCL is a bit like taking part in the paralympics – even if you do well you’re still a *******”. A certain liberal fascist – “expression” to be exact – took offence and misused his admin power to ban me.

    As for the issue at hand, I used the term 'negro' because I was replying to one of these damn yanks - Americans call whites "Caucasians" but call black people simply "black". "Caucasian" and "Negro" are both outdated terms but they are parallel terms. If Americans insist on calling white people "Caucasian" they should be consistent and employ the parallel term "Negro" too, otherwise they should drop the term “Caucasian” altogether.

    As for "ghetto", yes it’s a word that points towards something decadent. I am not suggesting that most black Americans live in ghettos - most don’t. But there are many who do, and one of the phrases they use is "sugar daddy", a term denoting one who has money and uses it for *certain* benefits.

    Since our American friend has got a place at the LSE because his parents have fists full of dollars we can creatively, but legitimately, apply the phrase "sugar daddy" to him. The LSE even wrote to him that his offer was based on the condition that he pays £££££££s.
    you are joking... you didn't... that was evil (dr.evil) lol.
    I was wondering whether or not work was keeping you from UKL...

    yea i understand what you are saying...
    I understand the term sugar daddy to mean an older man who is in an intimate relationship with a young woman (who could be the age of his daughter) and he is soley responsible for her financial needs she is usually in the relationship for that purpose...

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    (Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
    Hi seena, yes I had to get a new ID – my old Gnostic id is banned because I wrote “going to Thames Valley University, Birmingham University or UCL is a bit like taking part in the paralympics – even if you do well you’re still a *******”. A certain liberal fascist – “expression” to be exact – took offence and misused his admin power to ban me.

    As for the issue at hand, I used the term 'negro' because I was replying to one of these damn yanks - Americans call whites "Caucasians" but call black people simply "black". "Caucasian" and "Negro" are both outdated terms but they are parallel terms. If Americans insist on calling white people "Caucasian" they should be consistent and employ the parallel term "Negro" too, otherwise they should drop the term “Caucasian” altogether.

    As for "ghetto", yes it’s a word that points towards something decadent. I am not suggesting that most black Americans live in ghettos - most don’t. But there are many who do, and one of the phrases they use is "sugar daddy", a term denoting one who has money and uses it for *certain* benefits.

    Since our American friend has got a place at the LSE because his parents have fists full of dollars we can creatively, but legitimately, apply the phrase "sugar daddy" to him. The LSE even wrote to him that his offer was based on the condition that he pays £££££££s.
    Sigh....You are entitled to your own opinions. If you really feel that way about Americans and have never been there, I would encourage you to come visit.

    I got nothing but respect for the UK, its people, and its education system. I hope that when I am over there at either LSE or UCL, I will be able to meet and make friends with both British students and other international students.

    BTW...my parents are not waving a fistfull money at LSE. I am waving my own money at them. I will be paying my entire uni tuition by myself using the money that I saved up from work. If that makes me a sugar daddy....then fine...at least I am a self-made sugar daddy.
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    (Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
    I’ve been to the colonies several times. America is a very beautiful land. But it’s people are a bunch of degenerates, descendents of Europe’s scum that were kicked out either because they were religious nuts or were criminals or left because they were too weak to survive there. Hence why, for example, the majority of Americans are whacky evangelicals who believe the world was created 6000 years ago by a Jewish tribal god. I really believe that Americans are the greatest threat to Western civilisation, greater than threat posed by Islam and socialism combined. America has done more damage to Western civilisation than Hitler ever did.
    But they do serve big portions of food...mmmm...frozen yogurt!!!

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    (Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
    I’ve been to the colonies several times. America is a very beautiful land. But it’s people are a bunch of degenerates, descendents of Europe’s scum that were kicked out either because they were religious nuts or were criminals or left because they were too weak to survive there. Hence why, for example, the majority of Americans are whacky evangelicals who believe the world was created 6000 years ago by a Jewish tribal god. I really believe that Americans are the greatest threat to Western civilisation, greater than threat posed by Islam and socialism combined. America has done more damage to Western civilisation than Hitler ever did.
    So what are australians then?
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    (Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
    A jolly nice bunch of people.
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    (Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
    A jolly nice bunch of people.
    Haha...and the *******ising of food!!! LOL!!! I agree though....australians seem to be a lot more friendly than americans (no offence intended)....except when a rugby world cup final is looming...

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    (Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
    More of the same crap, I'm afraid to say .

    Please tell us when you've got your offer at the LSE. We're rooting for you.
    The wait is a killer!! just hoping for the best...thanks for the vote of confidence!
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    (Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
    I’ve been to the colonies several times. America is a very beautiful land. But it’s people are a bunch of degenerates, descendents of Europe’s scum that were kicked out either because they were religious nuts or were criminals or left because they were too weak to survive there. Hence why, for example, the majority of Americans are whacky evangelicals who believe the world was created 6000 years ago by a Jewish tribal god. I really believe that Americans are the greatest threat to Western civilisation, greater than threat posed by Islam and socialism combined. America has done more damage to Western civilisation than Hitler ever did.
    Ouch...well at least you have visited the "colonies". I'll give you credit for that. Your comments are strong, but I'm not offended because you are entitled to your own opinions. America is a crazy place, but in my opinion it is a great place to live in.

    I'm just glad that my feelings about the Brits are not as intense as your feelings about Americans.

    Best of luck at the LSE....I will most likely be studying law (your favorite subject) and being a "sugar daddy" to the LSE.

    BTW, I'm Chinese and not a "descendent of Europe's scum."
 
 
 
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