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University College London (UCL)

24 Student life Reviews
4.12 / 5 based on 168 reviews
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ingrid7
Smith College, Southampton, United States
Photography, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University College London
5.0/5
Student life
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Students equally interact with the local and student community
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SOHO rocks! If you dig jazz, you have to get out to Ronnie Scott's. Not to be confused with a jazz joint, the Blue Note is an awesome club that spins a lot of great techno and drum and bass, as does Bar Rhumba. Stay clear of the tourist trap clubs in Leicester Square. The Ministry of Sound (largest club in the City) is definitely iffy, but if you like mainstream vocal house/generic techno, try it out. Just about all of the galleries are worth the visit. London's curator's are extremely wise in their choices of exhibitions. Thursday nights at any of the University Union's is where it's at. However, plan on going early because they do have maximum capacities and the lines start forming really early. Unions are also the cheapest places around to eat and a great place to meet friends for lunch. If you play sports, join one of the University teams. I played soccer on the Women's Football team and had an absolute blast travelling around. It's also a great way to meet friends. However, if you are a guy and do intend on going out for a team, especially for soccer, rugby or hockey (field hockey), keep in mind that the Brits are pretty intense, however they do have different level teams within each sport, provided that the sport is popular enough. In all, London is totally what you make of it. It was the best year of my life and I'd return to the City and UCL in a second...provided that it were free. Oh, by the way, it is soooooooo much cheaper to attend the University of London colleges through direct application. I think that I only payed about 13k, whereas I would have payed several thousands of dollars more if I had gone through an American program. My decision to apply directly definitely paid off, especially since living in London is so unbelievably expensive!!! that it is beyond words.
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niomikelly
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Literature, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University College London
5.0/5
Student life
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Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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The Union on a Monday evening is the best start of the week. The weekend should start in an Indian restaurant near Drummond street, and then continue in one of the many pubs and clubs in Soho OR Camden. The latter really is a nice alternarive. Don't forget to have coffee at Tate Modern when there is late night opening. The view is superb, so is the collection!
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Lucenzo
Ecole SupÚrieure de Chimie Physique Electronique, Lyon, France
Engineering, Graduate, Erasmus
University College London
5.0/5
Student life
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Students equally interact with the local and student community
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It is quite hard to give one or two "best places" because London has got a lot (pubs, nightclub, parks, museums, etc...). The UCL student union as well as the University of London Union (ULU) which includes UCL also provides good pubs and sport facilities at competitive prices.
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PN
Bates College, Lewiston, United States
Art, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University College London
5.0/5
Student life
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Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Bar Rhumba had the best D+B, young crowd. Movies in Leicester square are a rip off, with the exception of the Prince ____. Do Sunday mornings in Little Italy. Venture out to the far-away clubs for the best crowds.
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Stephallen
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, United States
Archaeology, Undergraduate, Independent
University College London
5.0/5
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Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Favorite Club: Heaven. Dont miss strolling in Regents park in the Spring or seeing shows in the West End
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Todd
Semester at Sea (University of Pittsburgh), Pittsburgh, United States
Archaeology, Undergraduate, Independent
University College London
3.8/5
Student life
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Students equally interact with the local and student community
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We spent all of our time in small villages in Sussex. We had great times in the village pubs
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