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    Is the social life at LSE just going out to the pub or going clubbing?
    I kinda get the impression it is - is there anything that happens without alcohol or is getting lashed the done thing?
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    (Original post by Roberto_Ferrari)
    Is the social life at LSE just going out to the pub or going clubbing?
    I kinda get the impression it is - is there anything that happens without alcohol or is getting lashed the done thing?
    LSE is probably the one university in the country where this really isn't true.

    Firstly, because there are so many international students who come from countries which don't have the same drinking culture that many British students do and secondly because drinking in London is so much more expensive than anywhere else in the country.

    Also, going to a pub/bar is a great way of socialising even if you don't drink. But whatever you do, if you don't drink much then believe me at LSE you'll find yourself in the majority. So don't worry about it.
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    (Original post by El Mariachi)
    So are you saying the majority of students DON'T go pubbing and clubbing? What do they do instead? What proportion is "majority"?
    I would confidently say that at least 75% of LSE students have a healthy weekly alcohol intake (i.e. within the government recommended guidelines) which is more than can be said for most universities.

    Personally, I do go out to clubs, and almost never miss Crush, but there are a lot of people who don't like clubbing, which is understandable. Also, when people do go out to pubs many won't drink a huge amount.

    You'd have to be pretty rich to go out every night in London - most students typically watch DVDs with friends, go play some games in the bar (and have one or two drinks) etc. Also, a lot of LSE students are very boring and will sit in their rooms working all night.
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    (Original post by BanksideCommittee)
    I would confidently say that at least 75% of LSE students have a healthy weekly alcohol intake (i.e. within the government recommended guidelines) which is more than can be said for most universities.

    Personally, I do go out to clubs, and almost never miss Crush, but there are a lot of people who don't like clubbing, which is understandable. Also, when people do go out to pubs many won't drink a huge amount.
    Firstly - congratulations on being in the Bankside Committee!!!:top:

    Could you tell us more about Crush - is it amazing and the best student night in London? I was told that there are many hot chicks there:rolleyes: Also - I hear it's this amazing room with a marble floor and extemely tall ceilings, state of the art lighting and it's located on top of the LSE Columbia House just above the Director's office - is that true?
    (Original post by BanksideCommittee)
    You'd have to be pretty rich to go out every night in London - most students typically watch DVDs with friends, go play some games in the bar (and have one or two drinks) etc. Also, a lot of LSE students are very boring and will sit in their rooms working all night.
    This is purely a Bankside experience? Are there many games in the bar? Purely from your experience, could you tell us how to get to know more students who sit in their rooms all night - it's just that it's always been my dream to meet people who win all the prizes at graduation and those you never see throughout the year?

    Apologies for bombarding you with questions, but I have a few more, as I want to improve my LSE experience:

    How common is it to say "mate" in conversation? I have always associated the term with something derogatory - things like inmate or cell-mate, but in England this seems to be a very common way of referring to people who surround you, in pubs in particular.

    I am pretty keen on exploring the night life of London also. Roughly what band of income do people in LSE classify as "rich" and what level of income is sufficient to allow one to attend sexy parties at, for example, Funky Buddha every night?

    I hear that LSE students often use a very special pick up line to get to know females at clubs. It goes something like "I go to LSE" after which you do a cold stare into the female's eyes showing how intense you are :cool: - is that correct and how effective is it?

    I have also been made aware that LSE boys get laid like ROCKSTARS!!! How accurate is this information?
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    right, ill throw in my views.

    people dont drink, but youll find people that do, easy. LSE doesnt have the traditional "party party" attitude but i think this is good because i can go out when i want and not be judged for it, and also have some time off drinking when i want to! if you go to a more sociable hall then people *will* be out every night. if you wish, you can go out for 7 nights a week :p:

    and as with anywhere, nights out are as cheap or expensive as you make them. at student nights, double vodka mixer = £3.00. if you predrink, you can get away with spending as little as £5-10, or as much as £20. i rarely spend more than £30 on a big night out. theyre the heaavy nights where i dont predrink and get really drunk in clubs!

    and to the OP, the student's union does alcohol free nights out on freshers week, and there are alcohol free events throughout the year i think. you're not forgotten! specially at lse where there ARE non drinkers.

    and social life is anything. going out for dinner etc, cinema, museums, there's loads to do in london that doesnt involve vodka or beer...
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    Who/Alexey dude you are funny, takin the piss outta the hopes of these freshers, but ddude you already graduated right.
    The LSE jocks all tend to come from the north right like a whole fkin gangbang from manchester. A few of them have adopted the rockstar approach and even made a band this year. They are just so hilarious with that hangin fringe. Yeah real say- lse is full of fkin clunks, they might aswell say mate in every sentence.
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    i think some people go bowling there aswell
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    (Original post by Roberto_Ferrari)
    Is the social life at LSE just going out to the pub or going clubbing?
    I kinda get the impression it is - is there anything that happens without alcohol or is getting lashed the done thing?
    Drugs are an option :yes:
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    Yeah, he's really going to want to do drugs instead if he doesn't want to get drunk.
 
 
 
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