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Hi! I'm an American student going into my senior year of highschool which in the UK, you refer to as year 13 I believe. Anyway, as I am not from the UK, I know very little about student life at the various unis I'm looking at. I really need to be at a university that either has a good sociable atmosphere where people drink, have parties, go to clubs, and such or at a university located in a city where this lifestyle is available. Side note, the universities still need to be very selective schools, like LSE and KCL, as it would only be worth it for me to go halfway across the world if I was going to a prime institution. Any suggestions to other universities that are fun as well as selective would be much appreciated. If this helps at all, I am also planning on being a social policy, international relations, or politics major. Also opinions on Durham University student life?

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(Original post by aliyago)
Hi! I'm an American student going into my senior year of highschool which in the UK, you refer to as year 13 I believe. Anyway, as I am not from the UK, I know very little about student life at the various unis I'm looking at. I really need to be at a university that either has a good sociable atmosphere where people drink, have parties, go to clubs, and such or at a university located in a city where this lifestyle is available. Side note, the universities still need to be very selective schools, like LSE and KCL, as it would only be worth it for me to go halfway across the world if I was going to a prime institution. Any suggestions to other universities that are fun as well as selective would be much appreciated. If this helps at all, I am also planning on being a social policy, international relations, or politics major. Also opinions on Durham University student life?

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first of all, our unis have evolved not to be very selective because you pick a COURSE at a university, rather than what you do by picking a UNIVERSITY and then deciding on your major later on... you can wait 1 or 2 years to decide on your major in Scotland and that is part of the reason why i highly recommend you look at Scottish unis as the 4 year system is a half-way house between the US liberal arts system and 3 year English degrees where you only study 1 subject for all 3 years and have to drop out of uni if you change your mind.

if you want a good social life, avoid London. aside from that, all unis have a good social life but are on a scale of the more community-oriented tight-knit student atmospheres in smaller towns and the nightclub scenes in big cities
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I think London Met would be a perfect option for you.
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