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What's the student life like at UCL? I'm thinking of going there but seeing so many people on the freshers page on instagram (yes, I know, stupid) made me feel so overwhelmed. I'm a bit worried about the socialising since 1) I'm one of those Asians who knew nothing but studying in their lives and 2) I have pretty bad anxiety and possibly depression. I also heard that London universities tend to be a bit wilder on the partying and drinking and whatnot (which I'm not a massive fan of), so if someone could tell me about their experience at freshers or how their first years, or even how their student life in UCL went it'd be great. Thank you so much!
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sorry i don't have any answers i'm just commenting because i want to see how people reply lol, i'm in a similar position
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What's the student life like at UCL? I'm thinking of going there but seeing so many people on the freshers page on instagram (yes, I know, stupid) made me feel so overwhelmed. I'm a bit worried about the socialising since 1) I'm one of those Asians who knew nothing but studying in their lives and 2) I have pretty bad anxiety and possibly depression. I also heard that London universities tend to be a bit wilder on the partying and drinking and whatnot (which I'm not a massive fan of), so if someone could tell me about their experience at freshers or how their first years, or even how their student life in UCL went it'd be great. Thank you so much!
wilder? Compared to what lmao? Its probably more tame compared to unis like newcastle, Leeds, glasgow etc. UCL is HUGE, there will be people who love that stuff and people who don't. There are almost 1700 people following that account btw, many will not actually have firmed UCL and there will be almost 6000 freshers so there will be many people you get on with.
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I'm often in the area around UCL and I've never got the impression that there is unrestrained partying and drinking!

What I will say is that one great advantage which UCL has is its position. On any given day, you have the choice of spending time doing anything you wish to (taking finances into account, of course).

The Wellcome Collection is round the corner and it's really nice there. The British Museum and the British Library are both within walking distance and there are interesting talks there. The bookshop near UCL holds interesting evenings as well. The area is really very academic and so there are all sorts of University clubs, Chess Clubs, Spanish Club, Hockey Club, a thousand and one things. There is a Student/Sports Centre near UCL too where there is a pool

If you like theatre, everything under the sun is just a bus ride away.

Anyway, you would soon find friends at UCL, people who are just like you. It would be fine.
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What's the student life like at UCL? I'm thinking of going there but seeing so many people on the freshers page on instagram (yes, I know, stupid) made me feel so overwhelmed. I'm a bit worried about the socialising since 1) I'm one of those Asians who knew nothing but studying in their lives and 2) I have pretty bad anxiety and possibly depression. I also heard that London universities tend to be a bit wilder on the partying and drinking and whatnot (which I'm not a massive fan of), so if someone could tell me about their experience at freshers or how their first years, or even how their student life in UCL went it'd be great. Thank you so much!
hey man I have the same exact feelings too (and im from asia as well lol). what course did you apply to if you dont mind me asking?
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wilder? Compared to what lmao? Its probably more tame compared to unis like newcastle, Leeds, glasgow etc. UCL is HUGE, there will be people who love that stuff and people who don't. There are almost 1700 people following that account btw, many will not actually have firmed UCL and there will be almost 6000 freshers so there will be many people you get on with.
They explained they find it wilder because they have bad anxiety and usually only study. In Asian cultures, we're much less into partying and going out than in Western countries, so it's more of a cultural thing.
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They explained they find it wilder because they have bad anxiety and usually only study. In Asian cultures, we're much less into partying and going out than in Western countries, so it's more of a cultural thing.
even then, a lot of the people who are into that stuff on the IG freshers page come from Asia (like Singapore and India etc) - although I doubt they'll be comparable to us lmao since yeah there will be a bit of a culture shock. That being said London unis are no more wild than any other university in the UK, freshers will have a lot of events like that but after they'll be less in your face and easily avoidable. University in general would be quite 'wild' for someone like that to begin with anyway but UCL isn't as wild as some other unis.
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even then, a lot of the people who are into that stuff on the IG freshers page come from Asia (like Singapore and India etc) - although I doubt they'll be comparable to us lmao since yeah there will be a bit of a culture shock. That being said London unis are no more wild than any other university in the UK, freshers will have a lot of events like that but after they'll be less in your face and easily avoidable. University in general would be quite 'wild' for someone like that to begin with anyway but UCL isn't as wild as some other unis.
Fair enough; I see where you're coming from. And besides, Uni is what you make of it. If you don't want to party, then hang around with mates that don't either.
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hey man I have the same exact feelings too (and im from asia as well lol). what course did you apply to if you dont mind me asking?
Hi! Asian student problems really do be like that :') I got accepted for the ISPS course! Wbu?
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Hi! Asian student problems really do be like that :') I got accepted for the ISPS course! Wbu?
wait no way! I got in for ISPS as well so maybe we can be friends if we both end up going there haha. Was surprised to see another applicant for the course as I always thought of it as being quite niche lol. To make you feel any better, I feel like those who post themselves on the freshers page are likely the very outgoing type who are always willing to meet new people and friends (that's not to say you or I don't want to but you get the idea). Pretty sure there are many more who are in the same boat as us feeling the same so I wouldn't worry about not being able to socialise too much
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What's the student life like at UCL? I'm thinking of going there but seeing so many people on the freshers page on instagram (yes, I know, stupid) made me feel so overwhelmed. I'm a bit worried about the socialising since 1) I'm one of those Asians who knew nothing but studying in their lives and 2) I have pretty bad anxiety and possibly depression. I also heard that London universities tend to be a bit wilder on the partying and drinking and whatnot (which I'm not a massive fan of), so if someone could tell me about their experience at freshers or how their first years, or even how their student life in UCL went it'd be great. Thank you so much!
hey i think you'll definitely find people just like you. i'm also joining UCL in september and i am not a big fan of going out and partying either and am very introverted. the good thing about UCL is it is very international so you will find lots of people with your same culture.
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wait no way! I got in for ISPS as well so maybe we can be friends if we both end up going there haha. Was surprised to see another applicant for the course as I always thought of it as being quite niche lol. To make you feel any better, I feel like those who post themselves on the freshers page are likely the very outgoing type who are always willing to meet new people and friends (that's not to say you or I don't want to but you get the idea). Pretty sure there are many more who are in the same boat as us feeling the same so I wouldn't worry about not being able to socialise too much
hi I was wondering if you i can also apply for ISPS without maths and still have a good chance of getting in without economics specialization
thank you
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