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    Hi guys,

    I’m currently a second year Government student at LSE. I know a lot of people have questions about the uni experience, so I thought I’d volunteer to answer any questions people may have.

    Just some background:
    -2nd year Govermment student
    -Not from London originally, from North of England
    -Studied French, Spanish, English Lit and Gov Pol at A-Level, achieved AAAA
    -20 year old female

    Ask me anything!
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    Do you enjoy being at LSE?
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    (Original post by UCAS and Chill)
    Do you enjoy being at LSE?
    In all honestly, it’s been up and down. I love my friends and I loved my first year. I didn’t like some modules but I worked hard and I did well; it was a lot to adjust to but I did enjoy it.

    This year I’ve struggled with some anxiety and depression issues, so being 200 miles away from home is harder. However, my academic adviser has been brilliantly supportive and has helped me through my academic life, and he sporting activities I’m part of have given me something to focus on.

    If you don’t like working your arse off, and want a massive party uni, don’t even consider LSE. It’s a LOT of work and not super duper social. However I think it’s what you make it; I’ve found a good balance.
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    Are you a bot run by LSE's social media team?
    Hahaha, I promise I’m not. I’ll tell you all the shite things about LSE if you want me to! Nothing but truth
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    Which second year GV modules do you take and would you recommend them?
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    (Original post by lsestudentaskme)
    Hahaha, I promise I’m not. I’ll tell you all the shite things about LSE if you want me to! Nothing but truth
    Okey then, serious questions only!

    1. What was your favourite and least favourite module?

    2. Did you live in one of the sociable halls? How did you find the atmosphere?

    3. Have you found any groups/types of people to be particularly friendly or unfriendly?

    4. Have you generally been satisfied with the class teaching at LSE? Any modules that were particularly well- or badly- taught?

    5. What is your favourite colour?

    6. What are you thinking of doing post graduation?

    7. How do you like life in Central London in general?

    8. Have you had any chances to meet/hang out with students from other London unis since coming to LSE (I'm excluding people you already knew from school)

    9. What's your favourite building/study spot on campus?

    10. What sort of things do you have for lunch?
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    (Original post by lsestudentaskme)
    In all honestly, it’s been up and down. I love my friends and I loved my first year. I didn’t like some modules but I worked hard and I did well; it was a lot to adjust to but I did enjoy it.

    This year I’ve struggled with some anxiety and depression issues, so being 200 miles away from home is harder. However, my academic adviser has been brilliantly supportive and has helped me through my academic life, and he sporting activities I’m part of have given me something to focus on.

    If you don’t like working your arse off, and want a massive party uni, don’t even consider LSE. It’s a LOT of work and not super duper social. However I think it’s what you make it; I’ve found a good balance.
    Well I'm glad you've managed to find the support you need and have fun there. Are there many sporting activities/societies available? Given how densely populated London is, I'd have thought those opportunities would be limited. Also which accomodation did you live in last year, and how do most people get to LSE from their halls? Is it on foot, by bus, by tube etc?
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    (Original post by s.m30)
    GCSE's?
    8 A’s and 4A*, had to do two language GCSEs in my school, but I chose dual science and art, graphic design and ICT (I wanted to be a graphic designer at the time)
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    (Original post by LeapingLucy)
    Which second year GV modules do you take and would you recommend them?
    GV251: European Union Studies
    Would recommend! Not loving the technical part we’re doing at the moment, but my teacher is amazing and the lecturers are good.

    GV264: European governance/policy etc.
    Pretty much like GV101 on a European scale. Not bad, teachers aren’t amazing but lecturers are okay.

    GV263: Public policy analysis
    A little dry but the lecturer is very good, tiny classes and LONG essays

    SO203: Political sociology
    Nope. The reading lists are HORRIFIC, but apparently it’s pretty easy to get a 1st
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    Okey then, serious questions only!

    1. What was your favourite and least favourite module?

    2. Did you live in one of the sociable halls? How did you find the atmosphere?

    3. Have you found any groups/types of people to be particularly friendly or unfriendly?

    4. Have you generally been satisfied with the class teaching at LSE? Any modules that were particularly well- or badly- taught?

    5. What is your favourite colour?

    6. What are you thinking of doing post graduation?

    7. How do you like life in Central London in general?

    8. Have you had any chances to meet/hang out with students from other London unis since coming to LSE (I'm excluding people you already knew from school)

    9. What's your favourite building/study spot on campus?

    10. What sort of things do you have for lunch?
    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    Okey then, serious questions only!

    1. What was your favourite and least favourite module?

    2. Did you live in one of the sociable halls? How did you find the atmosphere?

    3. Have you found any groups/types of people to be particularly friendly or unfriendly?

    4. Have you generally been satisfied with the class teaching at LSE? Any modules that were particularly well- or badly- taught?

    5. What is your favourite colour?

    6. What are you thinking of doing post graduation?

    7. How do you like life in Central London in general?

    8. Have you had any chances to meet/hang out with students from other London unis since coming to LSE (I'm excluding people you already knew from school)

    9. What's your favourite building/study spot on campus?

    10. What sort of things do you have for lunch?
    1. I’ll answer with view to my first year; my favourite as GV101 (introduction to political science) because the lecturer was great and I found most of the content interesting. GV100 I didn’t like because it’s political theory, which I find a little dull and difficult to understand/put into practice.
    2. I lived in Bankside! Very sociable, fun and friendly. Has a good, cheap bar in the basement.
    3. There are people who just aren’t very nice; I did find at first some looked down on me as a state school girl from the north but this was very rare. It can be ‘clique-y’ in the sense that international and home students can become weirdly separated. Not a general rule though!
    4. Very hit and miss. Some teachers just don’t care, and their lessons are unorganised and dull, and to be honest, useless. Others are very organised and will go the full mile for you. It’s not so much a module thing as a teacher thing (if you ever have Alex Marcoci for GV100, he’s the best! Helped me with a difficult subject for me)
    5. Blue!
    6. Hopefully something parliamentary; I have a part time job in he House of Commons at the minute so would like to work for an MP or a committee in the future, particularly on Europe.
    7. Very busy, expensive, but fun and never boring.
    8. To be honest, not very much. I’m sure if you go to other fresher events this would happen, but I pretty much stayed with LSE.
    9. 32 Linclons Inn, or the rooftop of the NAB.
    10. I’ll usually make salads/pasta at home, but I’ve spent far too much of my student loan on Pret if I’m lazy. LSE’s cafes are ridiculously overpriced and not worth it.
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    (Original post by UCAS and Chill)
    Well I'm glad you've managed to find the support you need and have fun there. Are there many sporting activities/societies available? Given how densely populated London is, I'd have thought those opportunities would be limited. Also which accomodation did you live in last year, and how do most people get to LSE from their halls? Is it on foot, by bus, by tube etc?
    There are LOADS of sporting societies, the AU is big and a prominent force on campus. Many teams travel to Wimbledon to play matches a few times a week, or to other unis. I lived in Bankside; which was a 20 minute walk. Most tube or walk it, depending on close their halls are. I live in Camden now, so get 2 buses which takes about 20 minutes.
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    How did you make the decision to study at LSE?
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    (Original post by lsestudentaskme)
    There are LOADS of sporting societies, the AU is big and a prominent force on campus. Many teams travel to Wimbledon to play matches a few times a week, or to other unis. I lived in Bankside; which was a 20 minute walk. Most tube or walk it, depending on close their halls are. I live in Camden now, so get 2 buses which takes about 20 minutes.
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    What animal or Pokemon creature did you come dressed in as for Carol?
    I was a Simpson, actually
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    How did you make the decision to study at LSE?
    I can’t really remember how I heard of LSE. I’d always wanted to go to UCL, but when I visited I just hated the campus and the atmosphere, but still wanted to be in London. I liked the look of the government course and then when I visited the closeness of the campus and the lectures I went to all seemed interesting, and I found the fact it was quite specialised was unique. It also had lots of good links to parliamentary research and stuff.
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    Would you know anything about maths with economics ie what is the department like, is there alot of self study period.

    Are those that choose it enjoying the course.

    Are there cheap eating places around lse or is it expensive

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    (Original post by lsestudentaskme)
    Hi guys,

    I’m currently a second year Government student at LSE. I know a lot of people have questions about the uni experience, so I thought I’d volunteer to answer any questions people may have.

    Just some background:
    -2nd year Govermment student
    -Not from London originally, from North of England
    -Studied French, Spanish, English Lit and Gov Pol at A-Level, achieved AAAA
    -20 year old female

    Ask me anything!
    Hey! I'll be a first-year undergraduate next year and am currently applying for accommodation. I can't decide whether to apply to a smaller hall which people say are friendlier or bankside!? I love going out and look for sociable people but am quite shy and find making new friends hard at first. Also, are you friends mainly from halls? and does being in societies and in the AU really affect your social life at LSE? thank you so much!
 
 
 
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