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    I am thinking about doing a masters degree and am looking at various unis.

    What universities have the best social life for postgraduate students?
    I know it won't be quite like the social life of an undergraduate but I still want to go somewhere fun and go out a bit etc.

    If anyone has any ideas or comments please share!
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    (Original post by rosierosie123)
    I am thinking about doing a masters degree and am looking at various unis.

    What universities have the best social life for postgraduate students?
    I know it won't be quite like the social life of an undergraduate but I still want to go somewhere fun and go out a bit etc.

    If anyone has any ideas or comments please share!
    Thanks
    Postgrads don't spend much time socialising unfortunately and if you're choosing unis based on social life you really need to rethink your priorities. Most postgrads are very focused on their work and may come in with different backgrounds and life circumstances. Expect to treat this as you would a job and possibly have a professional-social relationship with people if they are wanting to socialise. You certainly won't have the same lifestyle as an undergrad or the amount of time available as these course are very intense.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    Postgrads don't spend much time socialising unfortunately and if you're choosing unis based on social life you really need to rethink your priorities. Most postgrads are very focused on their work and may come in with different backgrounds and life circumstances. Expect to treat this as you would a job and possibly have a professional-social relationship with people if they are wanting to socialise. You certainly won't have the same lifestyle as an undergrad or the amount of time available as these course are very intense.
    This is a big problem. Postgrad courses (especially PhD level) can get very lonely very quickly. You need to make the time to socialise. See the effects of not doing so all the time and it's not pretty.
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    (Original post by rosierosie123)
    I am thinking about doing a masters degree and am looking at various unis.

    What universities have the best social life for postgraduate students?
    I know it won't be quite like the social life of an undergraduate but I still want to go somewhere fun and go out a bit etc.

    If anyone has any ideas or comments please share!
    Thanks
    My Msc was mostly about the same workload as final year undergrad, but did ramp up a lot toward the end of each semester and through summer (as in having one or two days off a month). You will still have to time to go out at weekends for the most part, but time management is essential.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    Postgrads don't spend much time socialising unfortunately and if you're choosing unis based on social life you really need to rethink your priorities. Most postgrads are very focused on their work and may come in with different backgrounds and life circumstances. Expect to treat this as you would a job and possibly have a professional-social relationship with people if they are wanting to socialise. You certainly won't have the same lifestyle as an undergrad or the amount of time available as these course are very intense.
    People like you are so judgemental for god sake! They haven't said they are choosing a uni purely based on social life so don't jump to conclusions. Even if they are prioritising social life so what!? Social life is such a big part of your happiness, which is obviously very important with regards to mental health. Students have a high rate of mental health issues so I actually think people should consider their happiness (including social life) more when choosing a university. There's no point going to the best university in the world if you're going to be lonely and miserable.
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    (Original post by MinnieD)
    People like you are so judgemental for god sake! They haven't said they are choosing a uni purely based on social life so don't jump to conclusions. Even if they are prioritising social life so what!? Social life is such a big part of your happiness, which is obviously very important with regards to mental health. Students have a high rate of mental health issues so I actually think people should consider their happiness (including social life) more when choosing a university. There's no point going to the best university in the world if you're going to be lonely and miserable.
    And then there's people like you who turn everything into a big drama. The OP asked which unis have the best social life for postgrads which indicates that that is a consideration for them when choosing unis. If they're worried about their mental health they should ask unis about support available instead. I've worked and taught at a uni for several years at undergrad and postgrad level and have seen a lot of students who are miserable because they've either chosen the wrong course and uni because they have come for the social life or location or have come with unrealistic expectations of what postgrad life is really like. I completely agree with you that mental health is important but no choosing a uni based on the social life is not recommended.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    And then there's people like you who turn everything into a big drama. The OP asked which unis have the best social life for postgrads which indicates that that is a consideration for them when choosing unis. If they're worried about their mental health they should ask unis about support available instead. I've worked and taught at a uni for several years at undergrad and postgrad level and have seen a lot of students who are miserable because they've either chosen the wrong course and uni because they have come for the social life or location or have come with unrealistic expectations of what postgrad life is really like. I completely agree with you that mental health is important but no choosing a uni based on the social life is not recommended.
    Hang on, I never once suggested they should choose the wrong course in order to go to the uni with the "best" social life - I just said people are right to consider their happiness. At the end of the day, many universities offer the same or very similar courses and so people need to take other factors into account when choosing between these.
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