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In terms of networking, social life etc..

Thanks I don't know anyone who goes to UCL but I'd like to get to know it a bit more.
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A friend is doing her masters at Ucl and so far she hates it, all online and most lecturers just read off slides
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replying to bump because i'd also be interested to hear responses, i really liked the look of it when i visited but i've seen mostly negative things about it online :/
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In terms of networking, social life etc..

Thanks I don't know anyone who goes to UCL but I'd like to get to know it a bit more.
Excellent overall university. If you get in, you should go.
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A friend is doing her masters at Ucl and so far she hates it, all online and most lecturers just read off slides
Oh. Not exactly what I was hoping to hear since I've applied there

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replying to bump because i'd also be interested to hear responses, i really liked the look of it when i visited but i've seen mostly negative things about it online :/
Same haha. I read somewhere that the social life at all London unis suck and that's making me a little worried 😬. Like pls I'm going to uni to socialize
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Excellent overall university. If you get in, you should go.
Thanks Do you go there?
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Oh. Not exactly what I was hoping to hear since I've applied there


Same haha. I read somewhere that the social life at all London unis suck and that's making me a little worried 😬. Like pls I'm going to uni to socialize
i've heard the opposite, that the social life is great but everything else about the uni is ****. also why are you going to uni to socialise?? you can do that elsewhere without getting £50k+ debt surely
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i've heard the opposite, that the social life is great but everything else about the uni is ****. also why are you going to uni to socialise?? you can do that elsewhere without getting £50k+ debt surely
No I meant the social aspect is quite important to me.
Are you in year 13?
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No I meant the social aspect is quite important to me.
Are you in year 13?
yeah, i'm year 13- also planning on applying because quite frankly there aren't many other unis that offer my course lol
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yeah, i'm year 13- also planning on applying because quite frankly there aren't many other unis that offer my course lol
What course?
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It's a big city university, the buildings are very spaced out so there isn't a community feel (what I've gathered from others' opinions).
There are many international students - its own website states that it has '53% international students', so I'd imagine that it would feel like being abroad in your home country.
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Thanks Do you go there?
Nah
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It's a big city university, the buildings are very spaced out so there isn't a community feel (what I've gathered from others' opinions).
There are many international students - its own website states that it has '53% international students', so I'd imagine that it would feel like being abroad in your home country.
Ah, that's good thanks

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Nah
Oh okay, then how do you know it's an excellent university?
I'm just kinda reluctant because everyone online says it isn't that great..
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Oh okay, then how do you know it's an excellent university?
I'm just kinda reluctant because everyone online says it isn't that great..
Probably because of the online lessons due to Covid but UCL is one of the best unis in the world.
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Probably because of the online lessons due to Covid but UCL is one of the best unis in the world.
Just because its academic reputation is good doesn't mean everything else about it is. Think about the mental health struggles that their students go through bc of how intense the workload is.
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Probably because of the online lessons due to Covid but UCL is one of the best unis in the world.
Oh, fair enough. Thanks
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Just because its academic reputation is good doesn't mean everything else about it is. Think about the mental health struggles that their students go through bc of how intense the workload is.
I'll be able to handle the workload, that's not something I'm too worried about x
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On TSR, there’ll most likely be bias and misrepresentation of what UCL actually is. I’m not saying it’s good nor am I saying it’s bad but I’m just stating that the integrity of some people on TSR regarding this topic is heavily corrupt.

Just like any other uni, there are pros and cons. Weigh them out and see which one out-balances the other, whilst trying your best to avoid confirmation bias.
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replying to bump because i'd also be interested to hear responses, i really liked the look of it when i visited but i've seen mostly negative things about it online :/
Really? I am at KCL currently and all is face-to-face. Granted the class sizes are small, but all that money for online, what a waste.
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Hey, I’m a first year ucl student. Everything is pretty much online (6 out of 8 lectures are online for my course, stats econ and finance). All been self study so far. Flooded with internationals (especially chinese). Quite hard to make course friends as a result of this. But yeah the reputation;employer prospects are excellent.
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