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So I have unconditional offers from both unis for BA Geography with French at LSE and for the Geography International Programme at UCL. For prestige, I think it's probably splitting hairs between the two, however does anyone have more info on this? The course at UCL has a year abroad which is really good, but at LSE I can do the language specialism in French (which I did for A level) and that's pretty important for me. Obviously, the social life is really important, so if anyone can shed some light on the difference between UCL and LSE in this regard, I'd really appreciate it!
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The course at UCL has a year abroad which is really good, but at LSE I can do the language specialism in French (which I did for A level) and that's pretty important for me.
I think that you could go to France for your ‘year abroad’ experience at UCL, therefore it would be a little bit like having a language content as well. Social Life is much the same in London, wherever you go.
Maybe have a look at the invidual modules for the two courses and try to understand which one you would actual prefer doing.
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I think that you could go to France for your ‘year abroad’ experience at UCL, therefore it would be a little bit like having a language content as well. Social Life is much the same in London, wherever you go.
Maybe have a look at the invidual modules for the two courses and try to understand which one you would actual prefer doing.
Tbh the modules are much the same, but I like lse’s modules on economic geography which ucl don’t offer. Do you think the graduate prospects will be much the same at both?
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Can anyone else help with this?
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Thanks for your reply!
It Is guaranteed at both so that’s not a problem I don’t think. I liked ucl at the open day but the lse one isn’t until mid April so really I’d like to make a decision before that so I can apply for accommodation. Would you say there’s a difference between them in terms of graduate prospects?
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I liked ucl at the open day but the lse one isn’t until mid April so really I’d like to make a decision before that so I can apply for accommodation.
Note that - for UCL, not sure about LSE -, allocations are not made until the summer and NOT on a first come, first serve basis. If I were you, I'd definitely wait and attend the LSE open day to make the most informed decision possible. Good luck!
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Lse has a good database where you can see leaver destinations of all graduates and companies they now work for. Some of them look pretty amamzing ngl. Ok I can only apply for accommodation if I’ve selected either one as my firm. Since my offers are unconditional, I need to decide lol
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Note that - for UCL, not sure about LSE -, allocations are not made until the summer and NOT on a first come, first serve basis. If I were you, I'd definitely wait and attend the LSE open day to make the most informed decision possible. Good luck!
Thanks for this! Yes they’re both amazing unis and I really liked ucl at the open day. The acceptance rate is so low at lse though, so I’m kind of leaning towards it atm as it’s such a great opportunity, and with the language specialism it’s pretty much my dream course haha. Ucl does have the year abroad though so I’m really torn!
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As far as I know, they allocate accommodation on a rolling basis - so they give out a set proportion of each type of room each week.

I applied around the 24th/25th March two years ago, and got an offer for my first choice (a single room at Passfield) within 24 hours.

Given that accommodation has been open since around February though, I would guess that around April the main LSE halls (so Bankside, Carr-Saunders, Rosebery, Passfield) might start to run out of rooms. If you can apply before the end of March, I would.
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As far as I know, they allocate accommodation on a rolling basis - so they give out a set proportion of each type of room each week.

I applied around the 24th/25th March two years ago, and got an offer for my first choice (a single room at Passfield) within 24 hours.

Given that accommodation has been open since around February though, I would guess that around April the main LSE halls (so Bankside, Carr-Saunders, Rosebery, Passfield) might start to run out of rooms. If you can apply before the end of March, I would.
Thanks for this information, it’s really useful. I agree I need to apply soon for accommodation, but it’s a hard choice. I’m wondering if the social life at ucl will be much different to lse? They both have good societies etc but there’s those lse stereotypes that I’m worried about...
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