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Is the social life at imperial college london really as bad as everyone says it is? If anyone is a student there currently, I would appreciate it so much if you wouldn't mind answering these questions in as much detail as possible.
- Is the gender ratio very apparent?
- Do students even socialise?
- Is there a decent nightlife?
- Is there opportunity to have a life outside of your uni work?
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(Original post by aran_cp)
Is the social life at imperial college london really as bad as everyone says it is? If anyone is a student there currently, I would appreciate it so much if you wouldn't mind answering these questions in as much detail as possible.
- Is the gender ratio very apparent?
- Do students even socialise?
- Is there a decent nightlife?
- Is there opportunity to have a life outside of your uni work?
Whilst I'm the worst person to answer this question, since I'm here I will do my best. So my experience isn’t as a proper Imperial student bc I didn't live on campus during first year bc of covid and we didn't go on campus unless it was for tutorials (once a fortnight) and labs (approx. rarely- twice a term). I can say that outside of work u will have time but (and this is a big but) it all depends how u schedule and keep on top of things. It's like this with almost every uni but ofc Imperial is discredited for the work load I.e. student review on satisfaction is very low according to the Guardians research I believe. Gender ratio wise I'm not sure. For chemistry it seems equal and if anything it seems there's more females than males in some of my classes. That's for chemistry tho and it could just be an odd coincidence for me idk. Students socialise. It's not like the myth is fully true. It's just ppl most probably socialise w those they either live w or near and those in their classes. I personally don't have per say any friends but that's a) bc of a lack of trying and b) I wasn't on campus alot nor live in uni accom. And I can't answer the nightlife one bc a) I'm Muslims so I don't party like that and b) I wasn't on campus/ uni accom sorry. Hope this helps or is atleast a bit useful
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(Original post by aran_cp)
Is the social life at imperial college london really as bad as everyone says it is? If anyone is a student there currently, I would appreciate it so much if you wouldn't mind answering these questions in as much detail as possible.
- Is the gender ratio very apparent?
- Do students even socialise?
- Is there a decent nightlife?
- Is there opportunity to have a life outside of your uni work?
Gender ratio apparent? Yeah you notice it, but it also would be the case if you were doing a physics/engineering/computing course at any university. At other universities, arts and humanities courses balance it out so that the overall ratio is equal. Anyway, the proportion of female students has been slowly increasing.

Do students socialise? Of course they do.

Decent nightlife? Mate, it's London.

Life outside of uni work: yes. It does depend on how much work you actually choose to do. Inevitably there will come times when you do have to sacrifice going out to meet a project deadline or something. But not often, in my experience.
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Very few women
Not much socialising
No decent nightlife
People do like to go out but work load is high
If you want to party for 4 years go somewhere else.
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