I am thinking of applying to UCL, the league tables make it seem like a great place to go and the course seems interesting.
I have some questions about it though.
1)What is student satisfaction like at UCL? Obviously it is ranked quite low in that aspect, but is it as bad is it is made to seem? Will I be missing out on key parts of a student life (eg. nights out) if I go to UCL? Is it easy to bond with people from all backgrounds? Are there areas where students can congregate?
2)How stressful is the studying there? If someone has perspective from both UCL and another relatively good university that would be great.
3)What is the teaching like? All the statistics and anecdotes make it seem like the lecturers are awful. Is this the case for psychology specifically? Do the lecturers provide good material to revise with?
4)What is the application process like? If you got in (I assume you did), is there any insight you can give on how to optimise your application to UCL?
5)Obviously London is an expensive place to live. Will trying to save money and limiting your budget to quite low make life tough? As in, is cheap accommodation bad? Are all restaurants expensive as hell?
6)Would you recommend Psychology at UCL to someone who wants to go on to do a Masters and PHD? Is the UCL course tailored towards research?
Sorry if this was long...
What should I do?