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    (Original post by not you)
    It's generally regarded at same level as History or English in Scotland, most people I know who have applied for law, politics, economics etc. have taken Modern Studies.



    If you're still deciding on LSE vs Edinburgh, one thing to note is that SAAS doesn't seem to provide a London weighting any more (i.e. give you more money to balance out the costs of living in London).

    That being said, I'm a Scottish student and have firmed Imperial College over Edinburgh for medicine as I prefer the course structure, prefer the city, don't mind the costs (actually I do but I'll somehow get through) and if I ever decide I don't want to be a doctor, a degree from Imperial will take me much further than a degree from Edinburgh would.

    Think about which one you would rather take up and also succeed in, don't let factors like your parents and money weigh you down since your parents will be happy wherever you go and you'll pay back student loans eventually anyway.
    Yep, they mysteriously removed it in 2011 without telling anyone, basically screwing over all the Scottish students that were currently studying in London. It's also the reason I can't go to UCL - even if I'm getting the full amount + grant from UCL, I won't have much left.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Yep, they mysteriously removed it in 2011 without telling anyone, basically screwing over all the Scottish students that were currently studying in London. It's also the reason I can't go to UCL - even if I'm getting the full amount + grant from UCL, I won't have much left.

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    Do you think we can combine a SAAS loan for £9k tuition fees and a SLC England maintenance loan with the London weighting? Or does it have to be all from SAAS?
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    (Original post by not you)
    Do you think we can combine a SAAS loan for £9k tuition fees and a SLC England maintenance loan with the London weighting? Or does it have to be all from SAAS?
    SAAS are the ones that process our loans/grants with guidance from the Scottish government, the SLC are the ones who administer the loans (actually pay them out). I don't think it'd be possible to get the london weighting :/

    I'll give SAAS a ring soon to get their take on it as well.
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    (Original post by Roryd9)
    Please convince me otherwise: really not sure what to do...

    I have an offer to study Econ at LSE, but I'm very close to turning it down for Edinburgh (also Econ).
    This is mainly due to 3 things:
    1) Worried I won't be able to cope with the workload (have never done Economics).
    2) Living costs/ quality of life in London (do I really want 3 years of struggling?).
    3) Family telling me Edinburgh's reputation as an 'Ancient' reputation is much better.

    Am I an idiot?
    Look go for LSE. You have been given a fantastic opportunity that most people can only dream of. As for the workload it is three years of your life and a stroll for the next 60. Don't make the mistake of going to Edinburgh. Seriously. You will have higher career prospects of you go to LSE. Mark my words. Choose LSE
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    Look go for LSE. You have been given a fantastic opportunity that most people can only dream of. As for the workload it is three years of your life and a stroll for the next 60. Don't make the mistake of going to Edinburgh. Seriously. You will have higher career prospects of you go to LSE. Mark my words. Choose LSE
    You're so confident about this it's making me even more worried, but thanks I think you're right
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Yep, they mysteriously removed it in 2011 without telling anyone, basically screwing over all the Scottish students that were currently studying in London. It's also the reason I can't go to UCL - even if I'm getting the full amount + grant from UCL, I won't have much left.

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    Yep- I can't believe they removed it, makes things incredibly difficult for all of us. However, keep in mind there are options such as private funding, various forms of financial support, and employment (London wages are good) to help.
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    (Original post by Roryd9)
    Yep- I can't believe they removed it, makes things incredibly difficult for all of us. However, keep in mind there are options such as private funding, various forms of financial support, and employment (London wages are good) to help.
    Tbh, I don't really want to stress myself out with all of that. I've got an offer from Warwick which is as good, in some respects better actually in terms of their Maths dept, for the career I want to get into. I'll most likely end up in London after uni anyway - hopefully with a solid job.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    This isn't wholly accurate.. A lot of opportunities are available from LSE but you have to actually be good enough to get them. Likewise, a top notch individual with tonnes of leadership experience/work experience from Edinburgh would outcompete an average LSE student for top jobs. There are no guarantees in life.

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    I think anyone with common sense would be able to deduce that from what I wrote. I was, of course, being general.
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    (Original post by jco19)
    LSE is always the better choice because of the brand recognition. However;

    - Teaching at LSE is ****
    - LSE halls are ****
    - It's full of spoiled rich kids who don't have a clue about the real world
    - Staff are self-interested. They have a very candid 'why are you wasting my time' attitude.
    - There is very little social life, but it's easy (actually easier) to make friends elsewhere in London
    - Currently half the campus is torn up for redevelopment
    - Good luck ever finding a library seat unless you wake up at 5 am
    - Some is. I've some unbelievably bad teachers, and some incredible ones.
    - Pretty easy to avoid the spoiled rich kids in my experience. Also, not a lot of Unis are full of 18 year olds who know about 'the real world'
    - I don't get that vibe at all. Every single one of my lecturers have open door policies and I've spoken to 4 different academics about my dissertation and 3 are happy to by my supervisor
    - My social life is A+ and I'd say my friends were about 60% or so LSE.
    - This is a joke. It's really, really :dolphin::dolphin::dolphin::dolphin: and IMO it's almost a poetic illustration of how little the non-academic school management care about the every day student
    - Lol tru but the library so so soul crushingly bad I'd rather not be in there anyway!
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    Mate, dont be stupid, just go to LSE.
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    edinburgh is a good university but you're ****ing stupid to turn down LSE for economics
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    Mate, dont be stupid, just go to LSE.
    The thread is old

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    The thread is old

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    Holy s***, you still exist? You are legit always on tsr! Soo, how's life? Which uni did you firm in the end?
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    (Original post by Firestartc)
    Holy s***, you still exist? You are legit always on tsr! Soo, how's life? Which uni did you firm in the end?
    Lol, I have to be here as a mod. Pretty crap tbh, 5 more exams left and already done 11 - motivation is dying. Warwick mate.

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    (Original post by Roryd9)
    Please convince me otherwise: really not sure what to do...

    I have an offer to study Econ at LSE, but I'm very close to turning it down for Edinburgh (also Econ).
    This is mainly due to 3 things:
    1) Worried I won't be able to cope with the workload (have never done Economics).
    2) Living costs/ quality of life in London (do I really want 3 years of struggling?).
    3) Family telling me Edinburgh's reputation as an 'Ancient' reputation is much better.

    Am I an idiot?
    Yes you are an idiot

    Investment Banks HEADHUNT from LSE

    Get a part time job to cope with London cost of living

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    i knew someone who rejected cambridge to go to queen mary LOL
    "parents want me to be closer to home" :/
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    i got an offer from lse, but aqa ****ed me over with my maths exams so i dont think im getting in... but i would choose lse lol
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    (Original post by SSJ100)
    Yes you are an idiot

    Investment Banks HEADHUNT from LSE

    Get a part time job to cope with London cost of living

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    I think I restarted an old thread. Pretty sure he has firmed his choices by now. hehe xD
    Also, pretty sure a part time job want cut all the costs, you will still have a large debt but overall LSE is #worth
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    (Original post by Arima)
    i knew someone who rejected cambridge to go to queen mary LOL
    "parents want me to be closer to home" :/
    For which course? dafaq :?
 
 
 
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