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I’m not planning on quitting or simply homesick. Is anyone else unhappy at LSE at the moment? Or just me?
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I am sorry you feel like that. I imagine you are not alone.

Are you in LSE halls?

Have you had to self-isolate?

Do you have reading week next week? Could you go home for a break or do you have covid restrictions?

Have you reached out to your personal tutor or LSE life?
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I am sorry you feel like that. I imagine you are not alone.

Are you in LSE halls?

Have you had to self-isolate?

Do you have reading week next week? Could you go home for a break or do you have covid restrictions?

Have you reached out to your personal tutor or LSE life?
I don’t understand the intent behind all these questions. I am not asking for any advice. Yes, I have talked to my academic tutor, my GP and mental health services.
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No advice to give. Glad you have reached out to your academic tutor etc. Hope things pick up soon.
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I’m not planning on quitting or simply homesick. Is anyone else unhappy at LSE at the moment? Or just me?
Have you joined societies and stuff?
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I don’t understand the intent behind all these questions. I am not asking for any advice. Yes, I have talked to my academic tutor, my GP and mental health services.
Your question invites concern. Having a complete stranger wanting to help you is a great thing. But back to your question. Yes, I feel as though I haven't made a concrete friend group either. But I guess I was expecting it to an extent: we've all seen the low student satisfaction scores, and so much stuff being online isn't exactly helpful either. Uni life doesn't have to be amazing. You're doing this mostly for the degree, connections and the recognition of LSE, correct? If not, you would have chosen a school with a more concrete identity that would allow you to have a sense of belonging.
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I’m not planning on quitting or simply homesick. Is anyone else unhappy at LSE at the moment? Or just me?
I’ve heard so many people talking about how much they hated their time there. The huge workload, the lack of people to socialise with, how expensive it is, how it’s boring and people are stuck up and rude...
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Your question invites concern. Having a complete stranger wanting to help you is a great thing. But back to your question. Yes, I feel as though I haven't made a concrete friend group either. But I guess I was expecting it to an extent: we've all seen the low student satisfaction scores, and so much stuff being online isn't exactly helpful either. Uni life doesn't have to be amazing. You're doing this mostly for the degree, connections and the recognition of LSE, correct? If not, you would have chosen a school with a more concrete identity that would allow you to have a sense of belonging.
Yes, at this point everyone I’ve met does it ‘for the degree’. But all this has done has made me determined not to go into the soulless career pretty much everyone in my degree is aiming for. I hate these comments that pop up on every single ‘I’m having a bad time’ at LSE thread, as though we should be invalidating these experiences ‘just for a degree’. Almost, if not everyone, does it for the prestige. Isn’t it sad? And to be honest, it’s not that prestigious. It’s ****ed up to normalise this, but I suppose this is the mentality of anyone at LSE; trample on everyone and everything to get where you want; nothing else matters.
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I’ve heard so many people talking about how much they hated their time there. The huge workload, the lack of people to socialise with, how expensive it is, how it’s boring and people are stuck up and rude...
And contrary to popular belief, it’s not just the East Asians that hang in cliques; everyone does. The French with the French, the Polish with the Polish, Americans with Americans etc. If you’re hoping to befriend a diverse group of people, you might. But you probably won’t. They’ll largely stick to people in their own group, occasionally having a brief conversation with you. The reason internationals come to LSE isn’t to met people from across the globe (they have little interest in that), it’s just so that they can find people from their home country with similar backgrounds most of the time. Because LSE is so ‘diverse’, they are bound to find someone native to their country.
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And contrary to popular belief, it’s not just the East Asians that hang in cliques; everyone does. The French with the French, the Polish with the Polish, Americans with Americans etc. If you’re hoping to befriend a diverse group of people, you might. But you probably won’t. They’ll largely stick to people in their own group, occasionally having a brief conversation with you. The reason internationals come to LSE isn’t to met people from across the globe (they have little interest in that), it’s just so that they can find people from their home country with similar backgrounds most of the time. Because LSE is so ‘diverse’, they are bound to find someone native to their country.
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Yes, at this point everyone I’ve met does it ‘for the degree’. But all this has done has made me determined not to go into the soulless career pretty much everyone in my degree is aiming for. I hate these comments that pop up on every single ‘I’m having a bad time’ at LSE thread, as though we should be invalidating these experiences ‘just for a degree’. Almost, if not everyone, does it for the prestige. Isn’t it sad? And to be honest, it’s not that prestigious. It’s ****ed up to normalise this, but I suppose this is the mentality of anyone at LSE; trample on everyone and everything to get where you want; nothing else matters.
Well yes, LSE is career oriented. That does not make most people at LSE soulless types or those who want to "trample everyone else", just ambitious. I want a good career, but I'm not gonna actively try and hurt other people to achieve my means. I'm probably one of laziest people out there (who simultaneously wants a decent life after uni without suckling on my parents tits), and I know LSE provides those opportunities that are more easy to access than in other unis. People entering LSE for the degree does not logically mean they are actively malicious. Nor is this career ambitious type true of everyone in LSE. If you put in the effort to find people who want to be more chill, they will appear. Browse through societies- the LSE gaming society for example is filled with chill people. However, the point I am trying to hammer in is that if you didn't just want to go to a university for prestige and the glistening degree, and instead prioritized other things (like belonging to a community etc) then you should have to gone to a university that does those things (whilst also having a great reputation). Whilst I believe LSE isn't all about prestige and the degree, it is undeniable that there are other Russell Group universities have a more relaxing environment with people that are more chill on average.
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