UCL 2011-2012


hny_flying

Hey!

Although I have yet to receive the official offer letter through mail, I've been recommended for a place on the 2011-12 program. Hoping that I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch and that I actually do receive that offer letter, I thought, meanwhile, it would be fun to get all the UCL bound students on a common discussion forum. :-)

What do you guys plan to do about accommodation? I been poking around and apparently campus housing is expensive when compared living by yourself in a shared flat.

Would be great to know where you guys are from and what your plans are at UCL :-)

Hey!

Although I have yet to receive the official offer letter through mail, I've been recommended for a place on the 2011-12 program. Hoping that I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch and that I actually do receive that offer letter, I thought, meanwhile, it would be fun to get all the UCL bound students on a common discussion forum. :-)

What do you guys plan to do about accommodation? I been poking around and apparently campus housing is expensive when compared living by yourself in a shared flat.

Would be great to know where you guys are from and what your plans are at UCL :-)
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hny_flying

BTW, after reading this post http://www.llm-guide.com/board/22637/0#post-22637 , I'm a bit scared about the facilities at UCL. God, what is it's not worth in the end!

Also, it's true about random course cancellations. Already, one of the courses I was planning to do at UCL is not being offered this year :-(


BTW, after reading this post http://www.llm-guide.com/board/22637/0#post-22637 , I'm a bit scared about the facilities at UCL. God, what is it's not worth in the end!

Also, it's true about random course cancellations. Already, one of the courses I was planning to do at UCL is not being offered this year :-(

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hny_flying

Am I the only one hoping to join UCL llm class of 2011-12??? :-) Guys, c'mon. The whole point of these forums is to share the deets!

Am I the only one hoping to join UCL llm class of 2011-12??? :-) Guys, c'mon. The whole point of these forums is to share the deets!
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ihb85

I'm going :) I was thinking the same about the accommodation but I think I'll end up in one them.

Any ideas about possible part-time job coz I'll most probably need one?

I'm going :) I was thinking the same about the accommodation but I think I'll end up in one them.

Any ideas about possible part-time job coz I'll most probably need one?
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suchette

I'm going to UCL this year. Have already applied for uni accommodation. I have never been in UK so I don't have much choice...

I'm going to UCL this year. Have already applied for uni accommodation. I have never been in UK so I don't have much choice...
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jo perry

Dear hny_flying

You refer to posting that causes you real concern about going to UCL. Look at the date: its from 2006. That was before UCL became independent from the University of London.

UCL's library is still not great, but it has improved, the online access is as good as is gets, everyone used Moodle so a lot of material is posted online for you, and the IALS is a 2 minute walk. (The IALS is the graduate law library for London).

So relax. UCL is as good as it gets in the UK for the LLM. I am just finishing my year here and did not choose the LSE, although I was accepted there.

By the way, there were 3 students from the LSE in one of my classes at UCL this year. They said they had begged UCL to let them take the course. They had gone to the LSE only to find out that the professor who taught it was on sabbatical and there was no one else to teach it there.

Hope this helps

Dear hny_flying

You refer to posting that causes you real concern about going to UCL. Look at the date: its from 2006. That was before UCL became independent from the University of London.

UCL's library is still not great, but it has improved, the online access is as good as is gets, everyone used Moodle so a lot of material is posted online for you, and the IALS is a 2 minute walk. (The IALS is the graduate law library for London).

So relax. UCL is as good as it gets in the UK for the LLM. I am just finishing my year here and did not choose the LSE, although I was accepted there.

By the way, there were 3 students from the LSE in one of my classes at UCL this year. They said they had begged UCL to let them take the course. They had gone to the LSE only to find out that the professor who taught it was on sabbatical and there was no one else to teach it there.

Hope this helps
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LLM-11/12

I'm heading to UCL next year as well. I don't know about my accomodation yet, but I prefer private share flats.

Will anyone attend pre-course at the language centre?

I'm heading to UCL next year as well. I don't know about my accomodation yet, but I prefer private share flats.

Will anyone attend pre-course at the language centre?
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hny_flying

@ ihb85 : I'm in the same boat too. I'm self-financing the course and it's gonna take hell for me to pay up, so every little penny from the part time work counts. I'm sure you can find a part time job once you do a little search... It is London after all :-) But i heard that the official formalities to do part time work will take a little while, so one can't expect to start work straightaway. I'm not sure how true this is though, so you might want to ask around.

@ ihb85 : I'm in the same boat too. I'm self-financing the course and it's gonna take hell for me to pay up, so every little penny from the part time work counts. I'm sure you can find a part time job once you do a little search... It is London after all :-) But i heard that the official formalities to do part time work will take a little while, so one can't expect to start work straightaway. I'm not sure how true this is though, so you might want to ask around.
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hny_flying

@ Jo Perry:

Yes, it helps. It helps a lot...lol... Thank you so much for taking the time to give us insider info about UCL. It's great to hear from current students coz it helps in taking the edge off and being confident about our decision. I'm sure you understand how anxious one can get about these things :-) I'm happy to hear that UCL does live up to its reputation.

Btw, UCL became independent from University of London? I thought UCL was constituent college and our degree would be awarded by the university? If it's not so, then I should hit myself for not even bothering to research the college before applying :-P

Anyway, what do you think is a better choice for accommodation. I know lots of people on this post, and elsewhere, are in a fix whether to join the uni residences or live privately. Is the uni housing much more expensive than the private one? Also, which would make more sense for first timers in London?

@ Jo Perry:

Yes, it helps. It helps a lot...lol... Thank you so much for taking the time to give us insider info about UCL. It's great to hear from current students coz it helps in taking the edge off and being confident about our decision. I'm sure you understand how anxious one can get about these things :-) I'm happy to hear that UCL does live up to its reputation.

Btw, UCL became independent from University of London? I thought UCL was constituent college and our degree would be awarded by the university? If it's not so, then I should hit myself for not even bothering to research the college before applying :-P

Anyway, what do you think is a better choice for accommodation. I know lots of people on this post, and elsewhere, are in a fix whether to join the uni residences or live privately. Is the uni housing much more expensive than the private one? Also, which would make more sense for first timers in London?
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hny_flying

Btw, finally got the offer letter today. Ye!!! Gotta reply in a month's time and the conditions of my offer were - 65% in LLB degree and 7.5 in IELTS. Already got an 8 on the test and have an aggregate of 68% till the previous semester (final exams were done just yesterday.) So things are looking up!

How about you guys?

Btw, finally got the offer letter today. Ye!!! Gotta reply in a month's time and the conditions of my offer were - 65% in LLB degree and 7.5 in IELTS. Already got an 8 on the test and have an aggregate of 68% till the previous semester (final exams were done just yesterday.) So things are looking up!

How about you guys?
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suchette

Already have my unconditional offer.
See you in London this autumn then :)

Already have my unconditional offer.
See you in London this autumn then :)
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jiu

Me too!!
What about accommodation guys??

Me too!!
What about accommodation guys??
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vcarlesq

I've already sent my application for accommodation, but I havent received any response yet.
Does anyone is planning to take the pre sessional english course (5 weeks) in order to satisfy the english requierement?...I've been made an offer and I paid the full tuition last week so my place on the EAP is confirmed. does anyone knows if it will be difficult to achieve 75% ???

I've already sent my application for accommodation, but I havent received any response yet.
Does anyone is planning to take the pre sessional english course (5 weeks) in order to satisfy the english requierement?...I've been made an offer and I paid the full tuition last week so my place on the EAP is confirmed. does anyone knows if it will be difficult to achieve 75% ???
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DavidNL

Hi everyone,

I applied for the UCL LLM programme on April 5th and got an e-mail from Jane Ha last friday that I have been recommended to the Admissions Office. I'm (obviously) very happy about getting in, especially because i applied rather late. I'll receive the formal offer letter within a few weeks (shouldn't be too long hopefully, considering I live in The Netherlands).

I'm very curious to hear about the conditions you guys have to fulfil to get the formal offer. Are they generally tough
to meet? I'm sure the English proficiency test shouldn't be too much of a problem.

As for accomodation, I'm sending in an application for the University halls asap. From what i've heard, private accomodations are rather hard to find (depending on your budget of course ;) If the uni halls turn out to be a disappointment, you can always switch to a private flat later on.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the official letter with the conditions, and ofcourse starting the LLM programme in september! Hope to see you there!

David

Hi everyone,

I applied for the UCL LLM programme on April 5th and got an e-mail from Jane Ha last friday that I have been recommended to the Admissions Office. I'm (obviously) very happy about getting in, especially because i applied rather late. I'll receive the formal offer letter within a few weeks (shouldn't be too long hopefully, considering I live in The Netherlands).

I'm very curious to hear about the conditions you guys have to fulfil to get the formal offer. Are they generally tough
to meet? I'm sure the English proficiency test shouldn't be too much of a problem.

As for accomodation, I'm sending in an application for the University halls asap. From what i've heard, private accomodations are rather hard to find (depending on your budget of course ;) If the uni halls turn out to be a disappointment, you can always switch to a private flat later on.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the official letter with the conditions, and ofcourse starting the LLM programme in september! Hope to see you there!

David
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hawkmoon

Hi all,

Just got THE e-mail from Jane Ha today... What a relieve since I just completed the apps only a week before the closing date.

Hope to get the formal letter at soonest because I live in Jakarta, Indonesia (that's two continents away from the UK I guess)...

Bit worry about the cold weather since I never really felt anything below 60 degress F...^_^

Anyways, looking forward to meet you guys in September!

Hi all,

Just got THE e-mail from Jane Ha today... What a relieve since I just completed the apps only a week before the closing date.

Hope to get the formal letter at soonest because I live in Jakarta, Indonesia (that's two continents away from the UK I guess)...

Bit worry about the cold weather since I never really felt anything below 60 degress F...^_^

Anyways, looking forward to meet you guys in September!

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Xtian99

question- as someone who has to decide beween UCL, Kings and QMUL for IP LLM, wondering how you folks decided on UCL - and I assuming most of you applied to listed schools as I did. any insight much appreciated!

question- as someone who has to decide beween UCL, Kings and QMUL for IP LLM, wondering how you folks decided on UCL - and I assuming most of you applied to listed schools as I did. any insight much appreciated!
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hawkmoon

Hi Xtian99,

I'm in a bit different condition since I never had the chance to apply to QMUL & KCL (passed the deadlines). However, I found the description of the IP Law LL.M modules at QMUL's website more appealing compared to that of UCL's (note: IP Law is not my intended LL.M subject, so I might have very little knowledge on it).

My thought is that people would choose UCL (over QM/KCL) for its overall ranking, but if you intend to pursue a specific subject, you might want to dig deeper on the offered modules and the lecturers. I personally know a person who chose QM over UCL & Kings for IP (the person said it's because QMUL's reputation on that specific field).

Hope that helps..

Hi Xtian99,

I'm in a bit different condition since I never had the chance to apply to QMUL & KCL (passed the deadlines). However, I found the description of the IP Law LL.M modules at QMUL's website more appealing compared to that of UCL's (note: IP Law is not my intended LL.M subject, so I might have very little knowledge on it).

My thought is that people would choose UCL (over QM/KCL) for its overall ranking, but if you intend to pursue a specific subject, you might want to dig deeper on the offered modules and the lecturers. I personally know a person who chose QM over UCL & Kings for IP (the person said it's because QMUL's reputation on that specific field).

Hope that helps..
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thachikki

Hi everyone,

I received an offer from UCL for the LLM 2011-12 as well :).. Very happy for it although I am not quite sure how strong is UCL with regard to European LAw??? I won a scholarship which requires me to attend courses on EU law only so that I can get a specialist degree on EU Law.

Do you have any idea about this? How are the prof. or/and the courses in EU in terms of quality?

Please please please respond if you know anything about this. I have been offered a place at KULeuven as well and I now they are great in EU law but I have no idea about UCL or its LLM program, just what I have read in website. I have no news from insiders as I do for KULeuven.

Thanks,
:)

Hi everyone,

I received an offer from UCL for the LLM 2011-12 as well :).. Very happy for it although I am not quite sure how strong is UCL with regard to European LAw??? I won a scholarship which requires me to attend courses on EU law only so that I can get a specialist degree on EU Law.

Do you have any idea about this? How are the prof. or/and the courses in EU in terms of quality?

Please please please respond if you know anything about this. I have been offered a place at KULeuven as well and I now they are great in EU law but I have no idea about UCL or its LLM program, just what I have read in website. I have no news from insiders as I do for KULeuven.

Thanks,
:)
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suchette

Hey guys, does anyone of you need a CAS letter?
Have you already received it?
I'm still waiting...
Hope it won't be long...

Hey guys, does anyone of you need a CAS letter?
Have you already received it?
I'm still waiting...
Hope it won't be long...
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I am in the same position re: CAS. Have they contacted you re: the passport details at least?

Unlike many other universities I don't remember UCL collecting this info at the time of application. And they need it to issue the CAS.

I am in the same position re: CAS. Have they contacted you re: the passport details at least?

Unlike many other universities I don't remember UCL collecting this info at the time of application. And they need it to issue the CAS.
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