My degree, Politics (used to be called International Politics), is unique in its complex and original approach to the political and social theory. For me, there couldn’t have been a more suitable and helpful way to achieve the aim of better understanding the man, and its social and political ideas and behavior. With a really global view, it expands from political philosophy to comparing the practical political systems and reaches inter-states relationship.
My student life was rich and extremely helpful in terms of personal development. From a desired academic pursuit to the amazing student parties and new friends, there are many things to tell. The first encounter with my courses and seminars was amazing. Going out of a high school where I had to study for 20 different subjects and entering a field where I had to focus on 4 inter-related courses was just thrilling. Hampstead Campus, the place where I lived in my first year, offered me the pleasure of a quiet, beautiful neighborhood where I could study and where I was surrounded by students of my age from every corner of the globe. The old fashioned buildings, and the atmosphere of serious study really made me feel like a part of an elite, old, and full of tradition academic group. This was ,however, contrasted with the ‘’less academic’’ hard parties I had at every end of the week. There is no need to mention that I made a ton of buddies and also some good, closer friends.
Based on these, I would strongly advise anyone to live in the university accommodation in the first year. First, it would be a memorable student experience. Second, it is also better in terms of comfort and effort. It is easier to get a place in university accommodation rather than to phone-call, view, analyze costs and distances, and paying bills at private for the first year. This also depends on your money management. The student accommodation has a good price comparing to private accommodation in London. Even so, you might be able to get a better price in a joint at private but only if you are going to share the room or to stay somewhere at a bigger distance from uni. I also recommend getting a double room in a student campus, which is the best if you care more about the costs.
Regarding London, well, there is an old saying that goes like this: If, you are tired of London, you are tired of Life. In my case, in the first month I couldn’t believe that every morning I was getting up in such a great city.
Although pricey, every corner of it is amazing. Very classy, but being a global capital at the same time, it offers a wide range of museums and places worth visiting