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    (Original post by gmahapatra)
    No okay fair enough, I understand that if someone's done no work they don't deserve success. But on the other hand, if someone has faced adversity or other things outside of their control they can't be held responsible for their results entirely. And whilst it's admirable to get good results, we should always remember that not everyone is equally fortunate.


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    no one is upset at people who get poor results for reasons beyond their control. i never said that. but i'm sure those people won't feel bad about getting poor grades, because its justified if they really did everything that was in their control. its the people who don't work hard, get poor grades, and then act salty towards people who worked incredibly hard and have the top grades.
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    (Original post by Yua)
    no one is upset at people who get poor results for reasons beyond their control. i never said that. but i'm sure those people won't feel bad about getting poor grades, because its justified if they really did everything that was in their control. its the people who don't work hard, get poor grades, and then act salty towards people who worked incredibly hard and have the top grades.
    Okay yes I agree. But the root of this argument lies in my irritation with people who go onto forums to gloat about their results, and maybe that's wrong, but oh well - we all fall prey to cognitive bias sometimes ;P



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    Finally finished my personal statement, however my 'extra activities' such as sport etc and more about me is only about 10% of my personal statement and LSE states to write about 25%, do you think this will be a big problem and will they think I'm not well rounded enough?? Or am I paying to much attention to the percentages


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    (Original post by Nc_x)
    Finally finished my personal statement, however my 'extra activities' such as sport etc and more about me is only about 10% of my personal statement and LSE states to write about 25%, do you think this will be a big problem and will they think I'm not well rounded enough?? Or am I paying to much attention to the percentages


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    For what course?

    25% is just a general idea, you dont have to write 25% if you dont want to. So as long as you write useful things as a whole, then it should be good.
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    (Original post by Fbiemad)
    For what course?

    25% is just a general idea, you dont have to write 25% if you dont want to. So as long as you write useful things as a whole, then it should be good.
    Thank you! And accounting and finance


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    I'm a Scottish student and just finished my application... I've got straight As so my grades are good but I'm applying for different things at different unis. I've applied to lse for government and history but I'm applying for economics and history elsewhere so guess that'll stand against me straight away for mentioning another subject 😔
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    I ll be taking bsc finance, I dont have any finance related extra activity, will it be okay to mention that I'm currently in the semifinals of a entrepreneurship game(we're starting up a small business)? Will it be irrelevant?
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    Hi for those who have submitted their applications to LSE, has anyone received a welcome email from LSE?
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    I applied for international relations yesterday. The wait is going to be sooooo long!
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    I want to refer to hedge funds in my PS. Is this okay for an Economics PS or would it only be suitable for Finance applicants?
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    Will almost everyone applying to LSE bsc economics have further maths at AS or A level because I didnt take it on and now im panicking.
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    (Original post by james1221212)
    maths , further maths, econ and physics
    Same👍🤔
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    When is a good time to send a UCAS application off ? I am also applying to LSE for Management.
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    (Original post by smiley444)
    Will almost everyone applying to LSE bsc economics have further maths at AS or A level because I didnt take it on and now im panicking.
    People doing A-Levels usually have it. I have seen people without Further Maths getting an offer (so dont panic), but mostly have at least AS Further Maths. Also, remember that many IB students get accepted and they dont have Further Maths too.
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    Hello everyone!

    I am applying for economics as a 27yo mature student.
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    (Original post by Blueberry.89)
    Hello everyone!

    I am applying for economics as a 27yo mature student.
    Undergraduate or postgraduate?
    With what grades are you applying?
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    (Original post by Fbiemad)
    Undergraduate or postgraduate?
    With what grades are you applying?
    Undergraduate.

    GCSE (2006): 10A* 1A

    A-level (2008): AAAa in Maths*, Further Maths, Chemistry and Biology AS
    *Maths is grade A* using current criteria

    Self-studying Economics and Maths A-level this year.
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    (Original post by Blueberry.89)
    Undergraduate.

    GCSE (2006): 10A* 1A

    A-level (2008): AAAa in Maths*, Further Maths, Chemistry and Biology AS
    *Maths is grade A* using current criteria

    Self-studying Economics and Maths A-level this year.
    Nice
    Feel free not to answer this, but what happened that after 8 years you decided to do A-levels again and apply? Interesting to be honest.

    I am reapplying for Economics. Had an offer last year, but missed my offer by 0.5% (1 mark) in Economics. I got A*A*A*AB in Maths, Further Maths, Persian, Physics and Economics relatively. Studying few new AS levels this year to gain more knowledge
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    (Original post by Fbiemad)
    Nice
    Feel free not to answer this, but what happened that after 8 years you decided to do A-levels again and apply? Interesting to be honest.

    I am reapplying for Economics. Had an offer last year, but missed my offer by 0.5% (1 mark) in Economics. I got A*A*A*AB in Maths, Further Maths, Persian, Physics and Economics relatively. Studying few new AS levels this year to gain more knowledge
    I have been working all sorts from retail banking at HSBC to being a data analyst for the NHS. I am also a self-employed personal trainer.

    I have an interest in airline economics and I want to enter strategy consulting as my next career move.

    This requires a good degree from a Top6 uni so I decided a month ago to research and apply to Oxford, LSE, UCL and Warwick for economics. My A-levels from 2008 are fine to enter butI am taking a couple of relevant A-levels to demonstrate recent study as well as for my own benefit to hit the ground running if I get in.

    Woah, I can't imagine how that must have felt Having had a look at some Freedom of Information requests, LSE normally makes ~400 offers for its ~230 economics places, expecting ~50 to miss their offers and the rest to firm anther uni, usually Oxbridge. Thats probably why they are so strict but that does not make your treatment any less harsh!

    I get mistaken for being Irainian a lot but cant speak a word of Persian lol.
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    (Original post by Blueberry.89)
    I have been working all sorts from retail banking at HSBC to being a data analyst for the NHS. I am also a self-employed personal trainer.

    I have an interest in airline economics and I want to enter strategy consulting as my next career move.

    This requires a good degree from a Top6 uni so I decided a month ago to research and apply to Oxford, LSE, UCL and Warwick for economics. My A-levels from 2008 are fine to enter butI am taking a couple of relevant A-levels to demonstrate recent study as well as for my own benefit to hit the ground running if I get in.

    Woah, I can't imagine how that must have felt Having had a look at some Freedom of Information requests, LSE normally makes ~400 offers for its ~230 economics places, expecting ~50 to miss their offers and the rest to firm anther uni, usually Oxbridge. Thats probably why they are so strict but that does not make your treatment any less harsh!

    I get mistaken for being Irainian a lot but cant speak a word of Persian lol.
    It is good that you are doing those A-Levels this year, it will benefit your application. Have you applied yet or are you applying next week?
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    You probably have done a lot of research already based on what I see, but in case if you don't know, for Oxford you will have a great chance if you get a decent grade in TSA exam (It should be around 2nd November). I think something around 70% is considered very good. I didn't apply to Oxford though, so I don't know exact figures.
    Yeah, it was very harsh, but I am willing to study an extra year to get into LSE, as I prefer LSE's Economics course structure more than other universities and also since I already study in London, its even more convenient to go to LSE. I wish I get another offer though .
 
 
 
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