JOINING LSE 2010-11 LLM


bookcrazy

Well, now that quite a few of us must have taken the call to join LSE this year, let's keep in touch and talk about issues beyond the offer. I am sure we will have a lot of questions and some of us will have very helpful tips.

I have also floated a facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=361905207359

Well, now that quite a few of us must have taken the call to join LSE this year, let's keep in touch and talk about issues beyond the offer. I am sure we will have a lot of questions and some of us will have very helpful tips.

I have also floated a facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=361905207359
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kiara

Hey, I've also accepted my offer! So excited! Have you applied for accomodation yet?

Hey, I've also accepted my offer! So excited! Have you applied for accomodation yet?
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bookcrazy

Yup! And looks like they will reply pretty soon. Where are you from. Me from Bombay, India.

Yup! And looks like they will reply pretty soon. Where are you from. Me from Bombay, India.
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adababy

just checked my lse status,i was rejected

just checked my lse status,i was rejected
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kiara

Sorry to hear that you were rejected :(
Bookcrazy, I'm 23 and from the Caribbean. I'm going to specialize in Commercial Law. What about you?

Sorry to hear that you were rejected :(
Bookcrazy, I'm 23 and from the Caribbean. I'm going to specialize in Commercial Law. What about you?
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kiara

I applied in the following order:Grosvenor, Northumberland and then High Holborn. I hope they decide upon the housing quickly!!

I applied in the following order:Grosvenor, Northumberland and then High Holborn. I hope they decide upon the housing quickly!!
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krusty00

Is anyone on the lse waitinglist? I am on the waiting list from 6 weeks but I haven't received any answer yet? is anyone else in the same situation?

Is anyone on the lse waitinglist? I am on the waiting list from 6 weeks but I haven't received any answer yet? is anyone else in the same situation?
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mrindia

Congratulations to everyone who got into LSE. Its a great school and I am positive that you will have a fantastic time at LSE. I am an LSE alumni myself, graduated two years back. Had one of the best years of my life at LSE. Now an active alumni member of LSE.
While the school has a great team which is very prompt with responding to all your queries, in case you have any general queries regarding life at LSE or london, please feel free to msg me.

Congratulations to everyone who got into LSE. Its a great school and I am positive that you will have a fantastic time at LSE. I am an LSE alumni myself, graduated two years back. Had one of the best years of my life at LSE. Now an active alumni member of LSE.
While the school has a great team which is very prompt with responding to all your queries, in case you have any general queries regarding life at LSE or london, please feel free to msg me.
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jim

Is anyone on the lse waitinglist? I am on the waiting list from 6 weeks but I haven't received any answer yet? is anyone else in the same situation?


Same here. Almost 9 weeks on the waiting list...

<blockquote>Is anyone on the lse waitinglist? I am on the waiting list from 6 weeks but I haven't received any answer yet? is anyone else in the same situation?</blockquote>

Same here. Almost 9 weeks on the waiting list...
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devika87

Hey all,

I got a conditional offer and really really hoping to fufill the condition.. Needed some guidance with the applications for accomodation at the residence halls. Any suggestions ?
I am quite intrigued by Lillian Knowles (despite the distance), Passefield, Grosvenor....

Cheers,
Devika

Hey all,

I got a conditional offer and really really hoping to fufill the condition.. Needed some guidance with the applications for accomodation at the residence halls. Any suggestions ?
I am quite intrigued by Lillian Knowles (despite the distance), Passefield, Grosvenor....

Cheers,
Devika
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mrindia

Congrats. Lilian knowles is in liverpool street, very near by tube station, about four stops away from LSE by tube In my opinion the advantages of the halls that you mentioned are discussed below:

Lilian knowles- In liverpool street, so the locality is quite busy, lots of good retaurants around. Mostly post grads stay in that hall, so the hall is quieter compared to other halls, the accomodation is also available for the summer, so you do not have the headache of moving for summer. but the hall is also amongst the more expensive halls. Its a long walk to LSE, so in addition to the price of the halls, you will end up spending for transportation.

Passfield - Nearer to LSE, about 15-20 minutes walk, located very close by from SOAS and UCL and a good student's union gym is near by. Situated in quite residential locality and very closeby from Russell square park.Its catered. disadvantage - a bit too quite for my liking (can't think of any).

Grovenor - Closest to LSE, infact just 5-10 minutes walk. close by from covent garden, which has amazing pubs and good clubs. Expensive, no summer accomodation (at least not when I was studying there.)

Butler's Wharf - Amazing halls of residence, cheap, five to six people in one block of flat. Very nearby from Thames and the beautiful tower bridge. 2 minutes from butlers wharf, you see the tower bridge, the view is just breath taking. Good place if you like staying close by from the river, the whole riverside is stunning, with yachts docked there and lots of nice pubs. Summer accomodation is available. Not an expensive hall But far from LSE, if you walk, it takes 45 minutes, other wise you need to take tube or the bus. Located in a quite residential area.

Carr Saunders- My halls of residence. I could write an essay on this. Had a great time there. I will be extremely biased, if I write anything about it.

Rosebury- Good hall, has a very active social life in this hall.Had several friends staying there and its very close by from Angel and Islington - there must be a million pubs there, So if you want make the best use of your time in london and not so much your studies, this is the place to be.

Sidney Webb - The worst hall I have been to!!! to sum it up in one sentence, but on the positive side (to give it some credit), every room, has a very good study table, en suite bathroom and a refrigerator. Far from LSE and not in a good locality!!! IMAO, avoid it if you can.

Bankside - good reviews from my friends who stayed there, far from LSE, though there are two buses which takes you there from the bus stop near LSE.

High holborn- Very near by from LSE, Leicster square etc. about 6 or seven people in 1 flat. generally a good halls, no summer accomodation, i.e you have to move at the end of summer term.

I tried to be as objective as possible, but I had friends in all these hall and been to all hall (except Grosvenor) I mentioned above and seen the rooms, kitchen and facilities. I stayed both in Carr Saunders and Butler's wharf. Again, the above are my view. If you have a different personality than mine (i.e if you prefer to stick to books and research, you generally like your 8 hours sleep etc, prefer to spend time in room/kitchen rather than hang around at lounge or near pool table/tt table ), you might have a different view. Perhaps halls like carr saunders or rosebury would not be for you. It would be better of taking quieter ones like passfield or Bankside.

Congrats. Lilian knowles is in liverpool street, very near by tube station, about four stops away from LSE by tube In my opinion the advantages of the halls that you mentioned are discussed below:

Lilian knowles- In liverpool street, so the locality is quite busy, lots of good retaurants around. Mostly post grads stay in that hall, so the hall is quieter compared to other halls, the accomodation is also available for the summer, so you do not have the headache of moving for summer. but the hall is also amongst the more expensive halls. Its a long walk to LSE, so in addition to the price of the halls, you will end up spending for transportation.

Passfield - Nearer to LSE, about 15-20 minutes walk, located very close by from SOAS and UCL and a good student's union gym is near by. Situated in quite residential locality and very closeby from Russell square park.Its catered. disadvantage - a bit too quite for my liking (can't think of any).

Grovenor - Closest to LSE, infact just 5-10 minutes walk. close by from covent garden, which has amazing pubs and good clubs. Expensive, no summer accomodation (at least not when I was studying there.)

Butler's Wharf - Amazing halls of residence, cheap, five to six people in one block of flat. Very nearby from Thames and the beautiful tower bridge. 2 minutes from butlers wharf, you see the tower bridge, the view is just breath taking. Good place if you like staying close by from the river, the whole riverside is stunning, with yachts docked there and lots of nice pubs. Summer accomodation is available. Not an expensive hall But far from LSE, if you walk, it takes 45 minutes, other wise you need to take tube or the bus. Located in a quite residential area.

Carr Saunders- My halls of residence. I could write an essay on this. Had a great time there. I will be extremely biased, if I write anything about it.

Rosebury- Good hall, has a very active social life in this hall.Had several friends staying there and its very close by from Angel and Islington - there must be a million pubs there, So if you want make the best use of your time in london and not so much your studies, this is the place to be.

Sidney Webb - The worst hall I have been to!!! to sum it up in one sentence, but on the positive side (to give it some credit), every room, has a very good study table, en suite bathroom and a refrigerator. Far from LSE and not in a good locality!!! IMAO, avoid it if you can.

Bankside - good reviews from my friends who stayed there, far from LSE, though there are two buses which takes you there from the bus stop near LSE.

High holborn- Very near by from LSE, Leicster square etc. about 6 or seven people in 1 flat. generally a good halls, no summer accomodation, i.e you have to move at the end of summer term.

I tried to be as objective as possible, but I had friends in all these hall and been to all hall (except Grosvenor) I mentioned above and seen the rooms, kitchen and facilities. I stayed both in Carr Saunders and Butler's wharf. Again, the above are my view. If you have a different personality than mine (i.e if you prefer to stick to books and research, you generally like your 8 hours sleep etc, prefer to spend time in room/kitchen rather than hang around at lounge or near pool table/tt table ), you might have a different view. Perhaps halls like carr saunders or rosebury would not be for you. It would be better of taking quieter ones like passfield or Bankside.









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P_Martini

Just a comment re: Lillian Knowles.

Having lived there, there's some good and some bad. There was a ton of construction in the area, and it wasn't always pleasant to have several cement trucks lined up outside your window at 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday. Actually, I'm hard-pressed to think of when that would be pleasant, but you get the idea. It does depend on whether your accommodation faces the interior courtyard or the outside street, and then what side of the building you're on. But, you should definitely look into the construction in the area; it may not be abating with the Olympics approaching. And, there was a very large building going up a block away. I'd be surprised if it's finished.

That's the bad.

There is a lot of good. The area is fantastic. East London is great. Brick Lane is a lot of fun. Liverpool Street is the nearest Tube (a walk of 5 minutes). Jack the Ripper's pub is a short walk. The City is a fun atmosphere, and, contrary to popular opinion, I'm not sure the distance from LSE is such a hardship. The residence itself has a lot of single rooms, if you prefer that, and it is recently renovated. It is, in fact, quite nice. The management is average. They're alright, but not great.

If anyone is thinking of staying there, feel free to send me a personal message. I'd be happy to correspond with you in more detail.

Just a comment re: Lillian Knowles.

Having lived there, there's some good and some bad. There was a ton of construction in the area, and it wasn't always pleasant to have several cement trucks lined up outside your window at 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday. Actually, I'm hard-pressed to think of when that would be pleasant, but you get the idea. It does depend on whether your accommodation faces the interior courtyard or the outside street, and then what side of the building you're on. But, you should definitely look into the construction in the area; it may not be abating with the Olympics approaching. And, there was a very large building going up a block away. I'd be surprised if it's finished.

That's the bad.

There is a lot of good. The area is fantastic. East London is great. Brick Lane is a lot of fun. Liverpool Street is the nearest Tube (a walk of 5 minutes). Jack the Ripper's pub is a short walk. The City is a fun atmosphere, and, contrary to popular opinion, I'm not sure the distance from LSE is such a hardship. The residence itself has a lot of single rooms, if you prefer that, and it is recently renovated. It is, in fact, quite nice. The management is average. They're alright, but not great.

If anyone is thinking of staying there, feel free to send me a personal message. I'd be happy to correspond with you in more detail.
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legalalien

I can't comment on any of the individual hostels, but agree with P_Martini re the area of Lillian Knowles - I recently worked in an office very near Spitalfields market.

The only other comment I'd make is that looking at the map, Bankside doesn't look all that far from LSE - I'd say just over 30 mins walk - happy to be corrected though!

Am amazed at how cheap the accommodation seems given how central it is (particularly the catered options)! If you're tossing up between LSE accommodation and private accommodation, and money is a significant factor, I'd definitely go for the hostel option.


If anyone can't face a hostel and would like to flat with junior lawyers, I'd recommend looking at http://www.rollonfriday.com/Community/tabid/76/Default.aspx

Also, for those who aren't aware of it, www.tfl.gov.uk has a useful journey planner that gives you a good idea of travel times around london.

I can't comment on any of the individual hostels, but agree with P_Martini re the area of Lillian Knowles - I recently worked in an office very near Spitalfields market.

The only other comment I'd make is that looking at the map, Bankside doesn't look all that far from LSE - I'd say just over 30 mins walk - happy to be corrected though!

Am amazed at how cheap the accommodation seems given how central it is (particularly the catered options)! If you're tossing up between LSE accommodation and private accommodation, and money is a significant factor, I'd definitely go for the hostel option.


If anyone can't face a hostel and would like to flat with junior lawyers, I'd recommend looking at http://www.rollonfriday.com/Community/tabid/76/Default.aspx

Also, for those who aren't aware of it, www.tfl.gov.uk has a useful journey planner that gives you a good idea of travel times around london.
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devika87

mrindia, thank you so much for your inputs. It was really helpful and helps narrow down my choices to a great extent.. Appreciate it! Although, at risk of you being biased, I would love to know more about Carr Saunders.

P_Martini, I am still quite fascinated by Lillian knowles and would definitely get back to you on that. Thanks a lot for your suggestions/guidance.

I really am ok with the distance of most of the resident halls since London is so well connected and has pretty decent public transport. The scary part is the traffic which I have heard can be quite daunting.

I am basically looking for a single ensuite with an attached bathroom and all in all a fun, clean and friendly place. With all due respect, I dont really care much for the catered options. Not a fan of English food.

Legal alien, I think Ill stick to the Resident Halls seems to be the right place to socialize and make friends.
Once again, thanks a lot for all your suggestions!

mrindia, thank you so much for your inputs. It was really helpful and helps narrow down my choices to a great extent.. Appreciate it! Although, at risk of you being biased, I would love to know more about Carr Saunders.

P_Martini, I am still quite fascinated by Lillian knowles and would definitely get back to you on that. Thanks a lot for your suggestions/guidance.

I really am ok with the distance of most of the resident halls since London is so well connected and has pretty decent public transport. The scary part is the traffic which I have heard can be quite daunting.

I am basically looking for a single ensuite with an attached bathroom and all in all a fun, clean and friendly place. With all due respect, I don’t really care much for the catered options. Not a fan of English food.

Legal alien, I think I’ll stick to the Resident Halls seems to be the right place to socialize and make friends.
Once again, thanks a lot for all your suggestions!
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jim

After 9 weeks on the waiting list I got my offer today. Best of luck to the people still on the list and hope to see you all in September!

After 9 weeks on the waiting list I got my offer today. Best of luck to the people still on the list and hope to see you all in September!
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devika87

Congratulations jim! Hopefully I'll see you in September!

Congratulations jim! Hopefully I'll see you in September!
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jim

Congratulations jim! Hopefully I'll see you in September!


Thanx! Hope to see you there!

<blockquote>Congratulations jim! Hopefully I'll see you in September!</blockquote>

Thanx! Hope to see you there!
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P_Martini

mrindia, thank you so much for your inputs. It was really helpful and helps narrow down my choices to a great extent.. Appreciate it! Although, at risk of you being biased, I would love to know more about Carr Saunders.

P_Martini, I am still quite fascinated by Lillian knowles and would definitely get back to you on that. Thanks a lot for your suggestions/guidance.

I really am ok with the distance of most of the resident halls since London is so well connected and has pretty decent public transport. The scary part is the traffic which I have heard can be quite daunting.

I am basically looking for a single ensuite with an attached bathroom and all in all a fun, clean and friendly place. With all due respect, I dont really care much for the catered options. Not a fan of English food.

Legal alien, I think Ill stick to the Resident Halls seems to be the right place to socialize and make friends.
Once again, thanks a lot for all your suggestions!


No problem. Let me know if there's anything specific you need to know.

And, congratulations, jim.

Edited to congratulate someone claiming to be named jim.

<blockquote>mrindia, thank you so much for your inputs. It was really helpful and helps narrow down my choices to a great extent.. Appreciate it! Although, at risk of you being biased, I would love to know more about Carr Saunders.

P_Martini, I am still quite fascinated by Lillian knowles and would definitely get back to you on that. Thanks a lot for your suggestions/guidance.

I really am ok with the distance of most of the resident halls since London is so well connected and has pretty decent public transport. The scary part is the traffic which I have heard can be quite daunting.

I am basically looking for a single ensuite with an attached bathroom and all in all a fun, clean and friendly place. With all due respect, I don’t really care much for the catered options. Not a fan of English food.

Legal alien, I think I’ll stick to the Resident Halls seems to be the right place to socialize and make friends.
Once again, thanks a lot for all your suggestions!
</blockquote>

No problem. Let me know if there's anything specific you need to know.

And, congratulations, jim.

Edited to congratulate someone claiming to be named jim.
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jim



And, congratulations, jim.



Thanks Pink Martini!

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And, congratulations, jim.

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Thanks Pink Martini!
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Hi everyone,

I've just received a conditional offer from LSE and I'm thrilled. I also got an offer from UCL, so don't know yet which one I will choose. Any tips? I'm from Brazil, where are you guys from?

Cheers.

Marina

Hi everyone,

I've just received a conditional offer from LSE and I'm thrilled. I also got an offer from UCL, so don't know yet which one I will choose. Any tips? I'm from Brazil, where are you guys from?

Cheers.

Marina
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