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There is this image of LSE being this uni with all these smart kids, working all the time, outsmarting each other, being really competitive or making contacts: radicals, ecologists, femenists, future politicians and econmists who KNOW they're going to be so, etc. IS it really like this? Do you feel the pressure of having to work extremely well?
And also, how's the intercultural mingling? is there any? especially asians, do asians mix a lot with everyone else?
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There is this image of LSE being this uni with all these smart kids, working all the time, outsmarting each other, being really competitive or making contacts: radicals, ecologists, femenists, future politicians and econmists who KNOW they're going to be so, etc. IS it really like this? Do you feel the pressure of having to work extremely well?
And also, how's the intercultural mingling? is there any? especially asians, do asians mix a lot with everyone else?

It is really like this. There's plenty of intercultural mingling. Asians do mix with other groups.


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There is this image of LSE being this uni with all these smart kids, working all the time, outsmarting each other, being really competitive or making contacts: radicals, ecologists, femenists, future politicians and econmists who KNOW they're going to be so, etc. IS it really like this? Do you feel the pressure of having to work extremely well?
And also, how's the intercultural mingling? is there any? especially asians, do asians mix a lot with everyone else?
I hope I make loads of contacts, so it is easy to get a job afterwards and so I can take my gap year and have a job to go back to. Oh, if only I knew what I wanted to do :-)
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I have my own question: do all the people there think Economics, Maths or Law are the only subjects worth studying there? They really do annoy me, especially when they suggest that the other subjects do not require the academic rigour that their courses do and tend to think because they have been offered AAA then the course must be full of clever people. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
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There is this image of LSE being this uni with all these smart kids, working all the time, outsmarting each other, being really competitive or making contacts: radicals, ecologists, femenists, future politicians and econmists who KNOW they're going to be so, etc. IS it really like this? Do you feel the pressure of having to work extremely well?
And also, how's the intercultural mingling? is there any? especially asians, do asians mix a lot with everyone else?
I can't imagine everyone being like that (at least i hope not!) but you have to understand that the international students who study there (and this is a large percentage) pay a hell of a lot more than UK students to study, and so have more pressure on them to perform; I know someone who had to have their parents remortgage their house in order for them to study at LSE - i think that would force me to work damned hard!
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I can't imagine everyone being like that (at least i hope not!) but you have to understand that the international students who study there (and this is a large percentage) pay a hell of a lot more than UK students to study, and so have more pressure on them to perform; I know someone who had to have their parents remortgage their house in order for them to study at LSE - i think that would force me to work damned hard!
LOL. but you see, that's what I was really referring to. I am an international student, and my parents are going to kill me if I don't work hard. And of course, I didn't mean EVERYONE... but surely even the Brits would work hard coz they must have worked hard to get in, and intelligent people, as I hope most LSE students would be, are motivated to work hard at such a university coz it's theytype of uni that challenges its students in a positive way.
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I have my own question: do all the people there think Economics, Maths or Law are the only subjects worth studying there? They really do annoy me, especially when they suggest that the other subjects do not require the academic rigour that their courses do and tend to think because they have been offered AAA then the course must be full of clever people. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
Well, I hope not. The way competition for places is nowadays and for such an institution, surely most of the students admitted, regardless of the course they're taking or the offer they've received, must be quite intelligent, hardworking or both. But there is a tendency to think that people who read those subjects are more intelligent, but don't pay attention to that. Anyway what course will you be taking there?
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I have my own question: do all the people there think Economics, Maths or Law are the only subjects worth studying there? They really do annoy me, especially when they suggest that the other subjects do not require the academic rigour that their courses do and tend to think because they have been offered AAA then the course must be full of clever people. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
Well, I hope not. The way competition for places is nowadays and for such an institution, surely most of the students admitted, regardless of the course they're taking or the offer they've received, must be quite intelligent, hardworking or both. And aren't History, Politics, Anthropology, etc. subjects considered just as serious and useful? But there is a tendency to think that people who read those subjects are more intelligent, but don't pay attention to that. Anyway what course will you be taking there?
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LOL. but you see, that's what I was really referring to. I am an international student, and my parents are going to kill me if I don't work hard. And of course, I didn't mean EVERYONE... but surely even the Brits would work hard coz they must have worked hard to get in, and intelligent people, as I hope most LSE students would be, are motivated to work hard at such a university coz it's theytype of uni that challenges its students in a positive way.
I guess, though I havent worked massively hard this year, and I imagine I will be working hard at LSE, Ive no intention otherwise, but theres a difference betweem working hard and "staying in your room all the time" ; i fully intend to join plenty of clubs and societies, and have an active social life, as well as working hard academically..... well thats the plan at least :d
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Well, I hope not. The way competition for places is nowadays and for such an institution, surely most of the students admitted, regardless of the course they're taking or the offer they've received, must be quite intelligent, hardworking or both. But there is a tendency to think that people who read those subjects are more intelligent, but don't pay attention to that. Anyway what course will you be taking there?
LSE is highly regarded for virtually everything it teaches. The A Level grades for entry and competition for places are more an index of popularity than anything else.

Most LSE students do not actually study economics or law (although an element of these subjects may creep into their specialisms). If anything the School's greatest academic contribution over the years has been in fields like social anthropology, social policy, sociology, economic history and philosophy. The history department itself has a great tradition and many distinguished alumni.


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LSE is highly regarded for virtually everything it teaches. The A Level grades for entry and competition for places are more an index of popularity than anything else.

Most LSE students do not actually study economics or law (although an element of these subjects may creep into their specialisms). If anything the School's greatest academic contribution over the years has been in fields like social anthropology, social policy, sociology, economic history and philosophy. The history department itself has a great tradition and many distinguished alumni.


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Thank you. I know the History department is definately rated top by the Guardian, it is the best in its field I would say. However, some people on this board, as well as most people I know (boyfriend included) think History is a worthless subject at degree level. I can defend it, but I can't be bothered to do it to everyone I meet, it gets rather tedious, so I hope I don't have to.
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