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Hi guys, me and a friend would like to be roommates at Rosebery and LSE says on the website that they can't guarantee to allocate us together...? How likely are we going to get the same room?
Hard to say - we are mostly students and not hall management so I would email them about it instead.
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How is Northumberland?
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How is Northumberland?
If having a good social life is a priority for you, then avoid Northumberland.
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I've heard a lot about the social aspect of LSE-catered halls being superior to intercollegiate halls. Can anyone that has stayed in an intercollegiate hall, especially Westminster Urbanest, speak to this. I will be in the general course next year so I'm guessing first-year events don't matter in my case. Any opinions of Urbanest or General course housing tips are welcome! Looking for the best housing option where there are still LSE students.
Urbanest is quite ****e socially mate. It's majority international and minority first year
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If having a good social life is a priority for you, then avoid Northumberland.
why so? Thanks!
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Hey!
Would you say it's preferable to go with LSE halls, or do intercollegiate halls provide a greater chance of a better social life?
I was looking at Bankside and Northumberland for LSE, and College and the Garden Halls for the UoL halls.
Any suggestions?
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Hey!
Would you say it's preferable to go with LSE halls, or do intercollegiate halls provide a greater chance of a better social life?
I was looking at Bankside and Northumberland for LSE, and College and the Garden Halls for the UoL halls.
Any suggestions?
ive heard many times that the LSE halls are better because the intercollegiate will be filled by mostly other london uni students and little LSE (because it is so small) so you won't meet people from LLSE
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ive heard many times that the LSE halls are better because the intercollegiate will be filled by mostly other london uni students and little LSE (because it is so small) so you won't meet people from LLSE
Thanks! But since there are reports that a large proportion of LSE students are not too sociable, would you say it's better to make some friends with students from other unis too?
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Thanks! But since there are reports that a large proportion of LSE students are not too sociable, would you say it's better to make some friends with students from other unis too?
I would strongly advise against it - intercollegiate halls are effectively UCL halls in all but name (they’re 80%+ filled with UCL students). There are plenty of people willing to socialise at LSE and it’s better to be attending LSE events than UCL ones.
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I'm currently considering Bankside and Rosebery since they are both LSE catered halls which offer 39 wk contracts (I'm an international student). While the website states that rosebery is geographically further, many ppl have said that bankside is a longer walk away. Which would be nearer to the LSE?
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I'm currently considering Bankside and Rosebery since they are both LSE catered halls which offer 39 wk contracts (I'm an international student). While the website states that rosebery is geographically further, many ppl have said that bankside is a longer walk away. Which would be nearer to the LSE?
It’s much quicker getting from Rosebery to campus than Bankside. You must remember that Bankside is south of the river so you need to cross a bridge, that makes the geographic distance deceptive since obviously you can’t walk on water xD
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Hey, I'm considering Bankside, Garden Halls, and Urbanest Westminster- which do you think are the best in terms of social life, location, rooms, and the type of people there? Social life is really is important to me, but so is having an ensuite room lmao
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Hey, I'm considering Bankside, Garden Halls, and Urbanest Westminster- which do you think are the best in terms of social life, location, rooms, and the type of people there? Social life is really is important to me, but so is having an ensuite room lmao
If a social life and an ensuite are your priorities, then the decision is obvious - Bankside.
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Would you say that a roommate for a first year international would be a better experience than single? And if I choose a twin, basically with roommate, I get to choose a roommate or how does it work exactly?
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If a social life and an ensuite are your priorities, then the decision is obvious - Bankside.
What's the social life like at Garden Halls?
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What's the social life like at Garden Halls?
I was looking at the Garden Halls too, and I don't really mind staying with UCL students because I think it'd be nice to have friends in other colleges, and I feel like if I put myself out enough at LSE I can forge great relationships there too.
It does seem to be more expensive than Bankside, but it remains one of the only options where I can see an ensuite.
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I was looking at the Garden Halls too, and I don't really mind staying with UCL students because I think it'd be nice to have friends in other colleges, and I feel like if I put myself out enough at LSE I can forge great relationships there too.
It does seem to be more expensive than Bankside, but it remains one of the only options where I can see an ensuite
Have you booked a place or are you going to?
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ive heard many times that the LSE halls are better because the intercollegiate will be filled by mostly other london uni students and little LSE (because it is so small) so you won't meet people from LLSE
This is just not true, unless you never leave your room... But generally, you will meet people from LSE, maybe not through socialising in your hall but probably just through speaking to people during the first few weeks you'll realise there are a lot more people in your hall than you may think. also something we did was made a specific LSE Garden Halls group chat then all met up during freshers. So yes, probably fewer of your friends MIGHT go to LSE but you'll also meet loads of super interesting or cool people doing whacky things at other unis that you wouldn't meet at an LSE hall. Both are good choices, it would just be down to personal preference.
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What's the social life like at Garden Halls?
Naturally with big halls, it's quite cliquey. If you're looking for a small community/family vibe, Gardens definitely isn't for you. But they do put on a lot of nice events and you can definitely have a great time there during first year! Depends on how much you put yourself out there - as with anything.
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Hey!
Would you say it's preferable to go with LSE halls, or do intercollegiate halls provide a greater chance of a better social life?
I was looking at Bankside and Northumberland for LSE, and College and the Garden Halls for the UoL halls.
Any suggestions?
College hall is good for social life
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