嗨 我是红序教育的Maryam Abbas
– Hi, I’m Maryam Abbas for Crimson Education
and we’re here today at UCL University
to ask some big questions.
What’s the best thing about being at UCL?
– For me, it’s being in London.
I’ve lived in London my whole life
and even though I applied to other unis like Bristol,
and Exeter, I always knew that I wanted to stay in London.
And I feel like UCL is like a little microcosm of London.
– I really like the diversity in UCL.
I’ve literally met loads of people
from like, all over Europe, America.
– I would say the fact that it’s in central London
so like, if we want to go to like networking events
and things like that, it’s quite easy to access them.
– I’d say the union, The student union.
All of the societies, events they put on.
There’s a lot of support from the union.
I’d say more than like, the staff.
– There’s always something happening, which is quite nice.
And you kind of have, like, you kind of get to
have conversations with people from all areas.
So if I’m studying fine arts, I can always have
a conversation with someone studying biology,
which is quite nice ‘coz we contribute to
each other’s studies in a way.
– I think the best thing is that you are surrounded
by all of these amazing researchers,
especially, I’m doing neuroscience,
so it’s a very good thing in that regard.
And you just get really encouraged.
– There are really good lectures in UCL.
Am I recorded, do I have this on? – Yeah.
– Uh-huh, cool. There are really good lectures in UCL.
And I like all of the talks that happen.
–Such a diverse–Can you give me an example of that?
– I went to a really interesting lecture on petaphysics
in the Bartlett School of Arch–
– What’s petaphysics? What is that?
– I don’t really know, but it was quite interesting.
It’s about like imaginary ways of solving issues.
– So like, solving an issue through imagination.
– What’s the worst thing about being at UCL?
– Meeting Abby.
That’s the worst thing.
No I’m kidding I love you, Abs.
Worst thing about UCL…
I guess sometimes the city can get pretty isolating.
所以 很重要的一点是 你要
So what’s important is that you push yourself
out of your comfort zone and try to meet new people,
discover new things about yourself
因为 如果你不适应 或者你不改变的话
because if you don’t adapt or if you don’t change,
you’re just going to be stuck in your old ways
and that’s not what coming to London is about.
– Yeah, like she said, same thing.
– There’s not a lot of space.
‘Cause in Central London.
I’m gonna say that.
– The one thing I would say is space.
Space to do your studies is a major issue.
– They are so disorganized.
– Yeah, it’s really expensive, as well.
Like, if you’ve seen all the stuff about the rent strike.
The accommodation is ridiculously overpriced.
一旦你做个预算 还能忍受 但就是……
So, once you can budget, it’s doable, but yeah it’s…
– In a weird way that is another side to the coin,
because there’s always something happening,
you kinda wanna wish that oh, I want to come into
the main quad and I just want that to be blank.
Like I don’t want any flags or posters or anything.
Like it’s almost like they’re always fighting for something,
which kind of annoys me.
Like, they need to relax sometimes I feel like,
but that’s it, that’s all.
Otherwise, I really like it.
– Yeah, fees definitely.
I mean like, the accommodation fee’s really high.
– [Maryam] What’s the best night out at UCL?
– My friends and I are quite a fan of
going out to Mully’s.
– Oh yeah.
– That’s fun, ’cause it’s two pound drinks as well
and I remember I went up to the–
One of my first times that I went up to the bar
and I was like okay, you know, can I have a G and T please
and I was you know, pulling out my fiver,
expecting it to be, you know, relatively expensive,
and they went, “Oh yeah, two quid please.”
And I went… Did like a little double-take.
“Excuse me? Two pounds for a G and T?
Ten more please!”
Like, keep ’em coming.
– Just got very wasted that night.
– Oh yes. Always, always.
– I like sports night.
I need to be in a sports club so…
Wednesday night is sports night.
– I can’t relate, none of these parties were for me.
They weren’t. Say it like I mean it.
– Bloom, definitely Bloom.
– Why is pool so good?
– Why is what?
– Pool, is it? – Bloom
– Bloom! My bad, bloom.
– Because, I mean, it’s sports night
and even though like, even though most people
that go to Bloom are not even in a sports team,
but everyone still likes to go
because it’s just so much fun.
Yeah, I dunno, the music’s good
and there are so many people there
and you know everyone, it’s just great.
– [Maryam] So, the final question,
What did you write in your personal statement?
– It was so mushy.
It was really mushy.
‘Cause we do chemistry and I was just like,
“Oh well when I was a kid, I used to mix shampoos
together in the bathroom and
I just wanted to do that ever since.”
– Yeah, it was really like, you had to
show that you were passionate about the subject.
So focus on the subject, not UCL as a whole.
– I think I just really showed
like a keen interest in the arts
and talked about my own personal history,
like my childhood and what kind of
contributed to my current interest.
I made it very personal.
– Well, I’m a medic, so I just remember going
really OTT with my personal statement and saying,
“Are we really so intertwined with science?”
– And are we?
– Well, I’m yet to discover that yet.
I’ve been spending too much time at UCL
in societies, doing jazz.
– Rather than studying.
– I can’t remember.
I said I’d really like to come here.
Really, I can’t remember.
I can’t remember at all.
– It’s pretty important to say you wanna come here I think.
-That’s a pretty important-I said I had a passion to come to UCL.
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