Do London students network across unis within the city?

Watch
Nishixxx
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#1
Hi, this is my first post, eeek!

Starting uni in London in Sept and am wondering how I can network with people across different London unis - or if that is even a thing?! It's one of my reasons for choosing London as I don't want to be limited by one uni approach but I'm not sure how people go about it?
0
reply
LucyJ81
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 years ago
#2
Congrats for getting a place! My personal experience of cross-networking is fairly limited as there are so many people already to talk to at your own uni and I would expect most people find their experience to be vaguely similar. But I'm sure various societies organise joint events across London and you can always download apps like QuickDrink to help meet students from the other unis. I guess it depends what you're after in terms of networking...friends, dating, debating...etc
0
reply
Nishixxx
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#3
(Original post by LucyJ81)
Congrats for getting a place! My personal experience of cross-networking is fairly limited as there are so many people already to talk to at your own uni and I would expect most people find their experience to be vaguely similar. But I'm sure various societies organise joint events across London and you can always download apps like QuickDrink to help meet students from the other unis. I guess it depends what you're after in terms of networking...friends, dating, debating...etc
It would be good to just get other influences as I don't want to get institutionalised by one place and want to build a decent network of people I know across the city so we can use each other as resources but not necessarily do that through big organised events. Ill try the app if that's useful as I'd rather just meet people one on one. Makes sense that most people stick to their own campus mostly but I was just hoping that in a city as big as London there would be other people looking for the same things as me! Thx
0
reply
z33
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#4
Report 4 years ago
#4
Can't speak for London since I don't go to uni there but in Brighton yes there's a lot of mingling between Sussex and Brighton students, to the point where they would attend each others' events and everyone knows atleast one person from the other uni. In London I imagine it'll be quite difficult since the universities are quite spread out and the city is quite big. Most universities don't have campuses really, buildings are spread far apart etc.

For example Brunel and Hertfordshire are both London universities but Brunel is on the far West and Hertfordshire is right up North just outside London itself so the students would never cross path since it's an hour drive away. Now if you're talking central London unis, like UCL and Kings, that's a lot more possible because those universities are within walking distance of each other. Then again they have a weird rivalry going on and the students probably won't live in central London because it's too expensive and the tube network allows them to live out a few zones and commute in so you won't bump in to them at random. Like I said it's a big city and in such a 'touristy' place as central London, you're not going to get a 'cosy student town' vibe.
0
reply
stephgate
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#5
Report 4 years ago
#5
There's also some intercollegiate halls like Garden Halls in Bloomsbury where different unis share the halls, so that might be a good idea for you
0
reply
Nishixxx
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#6
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#6
(Original post by stephgate)
There's also some intercollegiate halls like Garden Halls in Bloomsbury where different unis share the halls, so that might be a good idea for you
Awesome! I saw some halls when I visited but not all so will see if they're available, thx
0
reply
Nishixxx
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#7
(Original post by z33)
Can't speak for London since I don't go to uni there but in Brighton yes there's a lot of mingling between Sussex and Brighton students, to the point where they would attend each others' events and everyone knows atleast one person from the other uni. In London I imagine it'll be quite difficult since the universities are quite spread out and the city is quite big. Most universities don't have campuses really, buildings are spread far apart etc.

For example Brunel and Hertfordshire are both London universities but Brunel is on the far West and Hertfordshire is right up North just outside London itself so the students would never cross path since it's an hour drive away. Now if you're talking central London unis, like UCL and Kings, that's a lot more possible because those universities are within walking distance of each other. Then again they have a weird rivalry going on and the students probably won't live in central London because it's too expensive and the tube network allows them to live out a few zones and commute in so you won't bump in to them at random. Like I said it's a big city and in such a 'touristy' place as central London, you're not going to get a 'cosy student town' vibe.
Thanks, yeh i don't particularly want the cosy student town vibe, more that I want a broader network than my coursemates and internal societies...e.g. other people you could bounce career ideas with who've had a different experience to my own. Sounds like it is possible, I'll be going to UCL so will be central
0
reply
rockrunride
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#8
Report 4 years ago
#8
Agree with the above, and especially so if you participate in a sport. I went to a central London uni and met students from many others that way.
1
reply
Stickman
Badges: 19
#9
Report 4 years ago
#9
Yeah societies or halls.

Halls - I didn't live in any but my friends used to live in halls with other London unis.

Societies - you normally get to play matches against other London unis and so you get to meet other people through there.
1
reply
jelly1000
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#10
Report 4 years ago
#10
(Original post by Nishixxx)
Hi, this is my first post, eeek!

Starting uni in London in Sept and am wondering how I can network with people across different London unis - or if that is even a thing?! It's one of my reasons for choosing London as I don't want to be limited by one uni approach but I'm not sure how people go about it?
In answer to your thread title some do and some don't. As an example take two of my friends who went to UCL. One lived in intercollegiate halls, so became good friends with a couple of people at other London unis. One friend lived at home and all her friends were from UCL.
1
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Do you think receiving Teacher Assessed Grades will impact your future?

I'm worried it will negatively impact me getting into university/college (76)
37.44%
I'm worried that I’m not academically prepared for the next stage in my educational journey (22)
10.84%
I'm worried it will impact my future career (14)
6.9%
I'm worried that my grades will be seen as ‘lesser’ because I didn’t take exams (50)
24.63%
I don’t think that receiving these grades will impact my future (25)
12.32%
I think that receiving these grades will affect me in another way (let us know in the discussion!) (16)
7.88%

Watched Threads

View All