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Studying Medicine at QMUL (Barts) In 08

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Reply 1
I would go for Charterhouse as far as you. It's not that far from QM at Whitechapel and only a bus ride away which is very frequent. By opting for Charterhouse, you're at the hub point of bars, clubs, lecture theatres and cleanness. You can also liase with peers also completing medicine.

I'm not sure on diversity at Barts, but from what I can tell, the womens football team for Barts were all white girls whom we had a little kick around with once :biggrin: But due to the local population and the amount of asians at QM in general, don't be surprised if the figure raises somewhat.

Intercollegiate is just a bunch of international students wanting the best out of the west-end. Well that's an over-generalisation - but you get the gist.
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Reply 2
blueblue
Hello, I currently have an offer and have accepted it to do medicine at Barts/QMUL but have a few questions.

I have got the accomodation sheet and these are my options:

QUEEN MARY MILE END CAMPUS
QUEEN MARY DAWSON HALL, CHARTERHOUSE CAMPUS
QUEEN MARY FLOYER HOUSE, WHITECHAPEL CAMPUS

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON INTERCOLLEGIATE HALLS

Canterbury Hall
Commonwealth Hall
Connaught Hall
Hughes Parry Hall
Nutford House
International Hall


I will definitely be going out at night (I am not a Muslim), but I also want to be close to the lecture theatres in Whitechapel for medicine.

I definitely want en-suite accomodation, which of the above would you recommend? I probably prefer being around Brits (i'm not racist though...) as I know that there are alot of Muslims and the sort there.

How far are the nearest decent clubs from Mile End? Also is there alot of intercollegiate activity, like will I socialise with people other than QMUL Students?

Other than that, what is the general background of the students at QMUL? State school, public school, grammar school?

Many good looking girls?




you need a right old beating, thats what you need :wink:
walshie
I would go for Charterhouse as far as you. It's not that far from QM at Whitechapel and only a bus ride away which is very frequent. By opting for Charterhouse, you're at the hub point of bars, clubs, lecture theatres and cleanness. You can also liase with peers also completing medicine.

I'm not sure on diversity at Barts, but from what I can tell, the womens football team for Barts were all white girls whom we had a little kick around with once :biggrin: But due to the local population and the amount of asians at QM in general, don't be surprised if the figure raises somewhat.

Intercollegiate is just a bunch of international students wanting the best out of the west-end. Well that's an over-generalisation - but you get the gist.


I read medicine at B&L. Stayed in intercollegiate (Connaught) the whole time I was a medical student. Loved it, especially (a) getting well away from campus after lectures - it's kind of depressing to be in the same place all the time, and (b) mingling with lots of non-medics from colleges other than QMUL. Nearly all my friends were/are non-medics, and I generally like it that way...

On the other hand, I did spend a lot of time travelling (the main undergrad campus was Mile End in those days; now a lot more is done at Whitechapel). If I had my time again, I would seriously consider Charterhouse Square: short Tube journey to Whitechapel with no changes (Ham&Cit from Barbican); very nice rooms (one of my best friends had a room there, it was lovely); much better than Floyer House or Mile End for local bars and clubs (unless you particularly want to socialise primarily in the SU); and there are always some plusses to living with people on the same course at the same college.

Most medical students in my year lived in grotty QMUL towerblocks at South Woodford, but they've pretty much all been replaced by very nice new developments at Mile End, haven't they?

Adrian
Reply 4
adrianclark

Most medical students in my year lived in grotty QMUL towerblocks at South Woodford, but they've pretty much all been replaced by very nice new developments at Mile End, haven't they?
Adrian

South Woodford was 4 years ago. The student village was built to accommodate a good number by then for South Woodford to become discontinued.

Many medics (I think 1st year) reside in Lindop at QM Mile End as well.

The intercollegiate does provide some benefits, especially if you're a KCL, UCL, LSE student. They have no proper accommodation like QM, and even then, QM's accommodation is still nicer than halls such as Hughes Parry and Nutford Houses. Otherwise inter-sociability with other college students is always a plus like you stated.
Reply 5
walshie
if you're a KCL, UCL, LSE student. They have no proper accommodation like QM


What are you on!?! UCL and LSE accomdation are in a different league to QM accom, in terms of locations as well as what you get for your money.
Reply 6
MadMatt
What are you on!?! UCL and LSE accomdation are in a different league to QM accom, in terms of locations as well as what you get for your money.

I really don't think you know what you're on about. QMUL residences are pretty much the best in the UK as far as student housing goes.

I do suggest you actually look into the accommodation of all sets of universities prior to given your divine opinion.
Reply 7
What are you on!?! UCL and LSE accomdation are in a different league to QM accom, in terms of locations as well as what you get for your money.


I can't complain with only a few years old, new ensuite bathrooms, nice canal running through it, trees etc...

One of the LSE tower blocks I went visiting with my brother were just...awful :s-smilie: It was so depressing! A grey, featureless towerblock that was like going through a rabbits warren it was so dark!
Reply 8
Hmmm, having been to most of all the Halls in KCL, UCL, LSE and QM I was most impressed by the splendor within the LSE ones. However I dont know if I can say that they provide more value for money compared to the other halls.
One of my friends goes to a UCL hall [Astor? I think] and it's so depressing...and ugly. She had to walk through two kitchens [past about 16 rooms] to get to the women's toilets as well - or risk sharing with the men. The location is good though, and thats what you're paying for I guess.
Yeah, UCL halls such as Astor and Ramsay are pretty standard fare. The best UCL halls for social life in my experience are the clusters of halls in Camden Town such as Max Rayner. Although again the interior is depressing and dull etc

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