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How is student life over there? I have just gotten an offer and considering studying there because it includes a year in industry. So I just want to know how it is, if there are loads of places to socialise and how the societies and stuff are. Also how it generally is as a whole. Do they have good places to study if you don’t want to stay in your room? Any other things that would be useful for me to know about? Are you / did you enjoy being there?

Answers from people actually studying there currently or in the past are very much preferred. Thank you!
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At the moment? 0 student life because of COVID-19.
Pre-COVID-19, student life is good depending on the individual and how he/she defines social life.
There are a lot of places to socialise; outside (cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs, arcade etc.) and inside (gym, library, study/designated social rooms, canteen, clubs/societies, accommodation etc.) the University (this is dependant on the campus but I am pretty sure everything I listed is a given for all Universities).
In terms of societies, I have no clue, because I was not bothered to join one.
They do have good places to study, most students tend to go to the library, study room, cubicles or open space. Depending on your course and campus, you could stay in your classroom.
Currently, there is not much enjoyment working online but if you mean before this pandemic, it was enjoyable but not when deadlines are near due.
In general, the University is good, I am at Harrow campus where it is all artsy and creative courses. I don't know about the other campuses though.
Tips: If you care about your social life: join societies, talk to your flatmates (if you are living on campus), create a Whatsapp group for your class and quickly talk to people as soon as you meet 'n greet them. The last one is the most important because around the 2nd week of Uni, students tend to be in groups by then.
If you are more focused on getting the best grade, you better forget about your social life and always be ahead of your class i.e. doing the work as soon as it is given. Have a competitor's mindset; if you see a classmates work that looks better than yours or he/she scored higher on a test, you best do more studying. Obviously, be friendly and if they ask for your help, help them but at the same time you do more in the background Lol

Lastly, make sure that the course you pick is aligned to what you want to be in the future and you believe you will enjoy it, otherwise, you will see yourself dropping out or switching course, guaranteed.
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(Original post by Darklight811)
At the moment? 0 student life because of COVID-19.
Pre-COVID-19, student life is good depending on the individual and how he/she defines social life.
There are a lot of places to socialise; outside (cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs, arcade etc.) and inside (gym, library, study/designated social rooms, canteen, clubs/societies, accommodation etc.) the University (this is dependant on the campus but I am pretty sure everything I listed is a given for all Universities).
In terms of societies, I have no clue, because I was not bothered to join one.
They do have good places to study, most students tend to go to the library, study room, cubicles or open space. Depending on your course and campus, you could stay in your classroom.
Currently, there is not much enjoyment working online but if you mean before this pandemic, it was enjoyable but not when deadlines are near due.
In general, the University is good, I am at Harrow campus where it is all artsy and creative courses. I don't know about the other campuses though.
Tips: If you care about your social life: join societies, talk to your flatmates (if you are living on campus), create a Whatsapp group for your class and quickly talk to people as soon as you meet 'n greet them. The last one is the most important because around the 2nd week of Uni, students tend to be in groups by then.
If you are more focused on getting the best grade, you better forget about your social life and always be ahead of your class i.e. doing the work as soon as it is given. Have a competitor's mindset; if you see a classmates work that looks better than yours or he/she scored higher on a test, you best do more studying. Obviously, be friendly and if they ask for your help, help them but at the same time you do more in the background Lol

Lastly, make sure that the course you pick is aligned to what you want to be in the future and you believe you will enjoy it, otherwise, you will see yourself dropping out or switching course, guaranteed.
Thank you so much this was very helpful!
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