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    Imperial takes over 3 times more students than LSE, but the discussion on the LSE pages of TSR are far more active.

    How come? Here is a clue... On an Imperial page form a Departmental Staff-Student committee back in 2001/2, there was a discussion of the maths admissions. The previous year, Imperial made 700 offers to 800 applicants! (of course many go elsewhere - or fail to make the grades). And there are not many applicants coming up with rejections on TSR, unlike LSE. The discussion at that meeting concentrated on the difficulties of attracting good maths applicants to high-cost, bad accommodation, London.

    => Shock horror. Imperial not as selective as its reputation suggests (for maths at least)

    So is Imperial just less selective (in particular for the one subject they have in common, maths/stats). And because Imperial students are not as social (whether because of subject choice, m/f ratio or from boozing, etc), there is just far less interest in contributing to forums like TSR.

    And for a subject like maths, if Imperial students go to LSE's Crush etc for a night out, wouldn't you be better off just going to LSE in the first place?
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    imperial not as social?!?!? theres alot of people at imperial who will disagree here. anyway thats nothing to worry about, if it aint as social, we can make it more social lol.
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    Perhaps there's not a great deal of discussion on the Imperial Subforum because the students at Imperial who are registered on UKL don't have time to waste...they've got places to go and things to do. One implication of an over-active sub-forum is that the students have WAY too much time on their hands and are pretty bored :p:

    The other thing is...you seem quite worried about the social life, don't be daft enough to listen to all the nobodies who say it's poor and what-not. If there's nothing to your taste in ur local vicinity, you go seek the fun! That's what every sane person would do...apply it to Imperial too.

    As to your comment about how students might aswell go to the LSE if they're going to their Crush nights...well have you ever considered that there is more to a uni than it's Union night ? :rolleyes: I doubt the majority of ppl are choosing whether to go to LSE or not on it's Crush night, because whichever London uni they're in, they can still go to it, and infact if they're at a different uni, it's more fun to visit another uni's night. People consider all the other stuff too...atmosphere, location, rep etc. not just "hey, I like LSE's nights, I should have gone there instead." :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Killian)
    Imperial takes over 3 times more students than LSE, but the discussion on the LSE pages of TSR are far more active.

    How come? Here is a clue... On an Imperial page form a Departmental Staff-Student committee back in 2001/2, there was a discussion of the maths admissions. The previous year, Imperial made 700 offers to 800 applicants! (of course many go elsewhere - or fail to make the grades). And there are not many applicants coming up with rejections on TSR, unlike LSE. The discussion at that meeting concentrated on the difficulties of attracting good maths applicants to high-cost, bad accommodation, London.

    => Shock horror. Imperial not as selective as its reputation suggests (for maths at least)

    So is Imperial just less selective (in particular for the one subject they have in common, maths/stats). And because Imperial students are not as social (whether because of subject choice, m/f ratio or from boozing, etc), there is just far less interest in contributing to forums like TSR.

    And for a subject like maths, if Imperial students go to LSE's Crush etc for a night out, wouldn't you be better off just going to LSE in the first place?
    - Discussing on forums such as TSR would imply that imperial students had more time on their hands during term time. Which they don't. the workload is heavy and I like to think that they're out having fun with their friends or in societies rather than debating on forums. Not that debating on forums is wrong if it's your kinda thing.

    - The people I know at imperial aren't inclined to frequently post on internet forums.

    - LSE crush is great, I've been, but if your interest is pure maths, would you really want to go to LSE? They don't offer a straight degree in maths.

    - The accomodation's great, expensive, but then that's understandable if you're living in converted houses in chelsea.

    - Unfortunately Imperial can't afford to be that selective (medicine is an exception). Social sciences are popular at the moment and the naural and applied sciences aren't. So yup, plenty of offers are made. If you fail your offer by more than one grade, I doubt they'll let you in. If you want really selective sciences, try MIT or oxbridge. Saying that, I have a lot of oxbridge rejects in my department, so I think the students must be pretty able.
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    Also, there's 260 people doing maths at Imperial, how many do it at LSE? I don't debate on these forums much, there's much better things to do
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    LSe housing looks... urrgghh!!!

    and plus.. what kind of campus is a bunch of buildings with roads inbetween?

    BUT.. they do have more girls there... so you can't blame us guys if we prefer to go down to their union.
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    Perhaps there's not a great deal of discussion on the Imperial Subforum because the students at Imperial who are registered on UKL don't have time to waste...they've got places to go and things to do. One implication of an over-active sub-forum is that the students have WAY too much time on their hands and are pretty bored :p:

    The other thing is...you seem quite worried about the social life, don't be daft enough to listen to all the nobodies who say it's poor and what-not. If there's nothing to your taste in ur local vicinity, you go seek the fun! That's what every sane person would do...apply it to Imperial too.
    that is so true, (yes i ain't posted in ages too)
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    I don't know whether this has occured to you, but perhaps the activity of an online forum doesn't really relate to how sociable the students are.

    Some people would think that it shows they are more social.
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    (Original post by Tom H)
    I don't know whether this has occured to you, but perhaps the activity of an online forum doesn't really relate to how sociable the students are.

    Some people would think that it shows they are more social.
    I dont think you can compare Imperiel and LSE because one specialises in Business, Eco and Law which the other doesn't even do and Imperiel specialises in Maths, ICT etc which LSE don't do.

    However for my 2 cents. I think Imperiel is btr academically (shown by the the times national league table)

    but LSE has a better reputation (as seen by the world league table) which focuses on citations and peer reviews as opposed to teaching assessment.
 
 
 
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