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Carr Saunders Halls, LSE
London School of Economics
London

Should I apply for LSE if I’ve lived in London my whole life

I want to apply for LSE as I know it’s a prestigious uni with a good rep but I’m scared that I’ll end living at home for my 3rd year because it’s in London. I’m also scared that I’m not exposing myself to other parts of the UK because I’m staying in the London bubble. Also heard that social life really isn’t as good as places like Bristol or Manchester. Does anyone have any advice?
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I want to apply for LSE as I know it’s a prestigious uni with a good rep but I’m scared that I’ll end living at home for my 3rd year because it’s in London. I’m also scared that I’m not exposing myself to other parts of the UK because I’m staying in the London bubble. Also heard that social life really isn’t as good as places like Bristol or Manchester. Does anyone have any advice?

Is LSE really the only university in the world? If you want to go there, go there but know you will probably end up living at home. Just one point on prestige - do you know for a fact that the employers in the area you want to go discriminate against applicants based on where they got their degree?

In my experience, employers are more interested in your skills and knowledge than where you went to university. An applicant with a years work experience from a year in industry is vastly more valuable than someone with a 1st from a red brick uni or Oxbridge. Similarly, A-level leavers are fast becoming preferred as they can be trained from scratch and tend not to arrive at the work place with a chip on their shoulder.

Just some thoughts.
Carr Saunders Halls, LSE
London School of Economics
London

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