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    Come from a strict academically driven family, I dread dinner time conversations nowadays because it seems as though the topic is always revolving around me being intellectually inferior to my brother. I study Economics at LSE and my brother studies PPE at, cba to repeat it, I've heard it too many times. I'm really happy for him studying at where he is, the top Uni in the country, but I'm no less pleased with myself for working immensely hard to get onto this course. Idk how to convince my family, I'm studying at a competitive uni!!
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    Tell them that if they don't have a better topic to talk about than your intellectual ability, you will go eat dinner to your "lowly" university with your "lowly" university friends.
    This will teach them a lesson on basic education.
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    That's a shock. LSE is one of the best in the world, top 20 for that matter. You and all those around you should be very proud.
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    That's a shock. LSE is one of the best in the world, top 20 for that matter. You and all those around you should be very proud.
    Thanks, my and brother and I, have mentioned this repeatedly, nothing seems to go beyond their scope of 'good' beyond Oxford & Cambridge, even at the Applicant days where my family came along it was stressed to us, the competitiveness of the Economics course and the international competency of the uni, none of that has seemed to sink in
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Come from a strict academically driven family, I dread dinner time conversations nowadays because it seems as though the topic is always revolving around me being intellectually inferior to my brother. I study Economics at LSE and my brother studies PPE at, cba to repeat it, I've heard it too many times. I'm really happy for him studying at where he is, the top Uni in the country, but I'm no less pleased with myself for working immensely hard to get onto this course. Idk how to convince my family, I'm studying at a competitive uni!!
    Use it as motivation to attain a 1st. Then tell them to shove it where the sun doesn't shine
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Come from a strict academically driven family, I dread dinner time conversations nowadays because it seems as though the topic is always revolving around me being intellectually inferior to my brother. I study Economics at LSE and my brother studies PPE at, cba to repeat it, I've heard it too many times. I'm really happy for him studying at where he is, the top Uni in the country, but I'm no less pleased with myself for working immensely hard to get onto this course. Idk how to convince my family, I'm studying at a competitive uni!!
    Good god... if your family make fun of Econ at LSE I wonder what their opinion is on MORSE at Warwick and Law at Durham...
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    WOAH! Wtf how could they be like that? You're going to SLAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYYYYYYYY in life. If you think you've done well it doesn't really matter what they think? LSE is one of the best as well as whichever other one your brother attends. You're parents will hopefully get over it soon. Do you know why they're so disappointed in you going to LSE?

    My dad is very strict but won't contribute into paying for my education although my mum is not as strict but still wants us to do well and is wiling to go broke and pay for our education for us. My brother didn't go to the TOPPPP university but he went to one of the best and my sister is the same, my mum isn't too bothered as long as they're doing they're best and are very happy.

    Keep going x
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    (Original post by Blue_Cow)
    Good god... if your family make fun of Econ at LSE I wonder what their opinion is on MORSE at Warwick and Law at Durham...
    Hahaha, it's true.
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    LSE is a world-class institution, from which graduates enjoy a lifetime of solid top-of-industry careers, where some become global influencers and others world leaders.
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    If you were going to Portsmouth I could understand....
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    I thought LSE is good why do my family do this
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Come from a strict academically driven family, I dread dinner time conversations nowadays because it seems as though the topic is always revolving around me being intellectually inferior to my brother. I study Economics at LSE and my brother studies PPE at, cba to repeat it, I've heard it too many times. I'm really happy for him studying at where he is, the top Uni in the country, but I'm no less pleased with myself for working immensely hard to get onto this course. Idk how to convince my family, I'm studying at a competitive uni!!
    I assume your brother is at Oxford ?
    Economics at LSE is the best place in the UK for economics and in the top 5 in the world for Economics so not to be sniffed at.
    Don’t listen to them putting u down.
    Work hard and positive attitude.

    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...economics-2017
 
 
 
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