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    (Original post by EHZ17)
    I doubt I'll be going to LSE :/
    stay positive, friend
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    (Original post by PrincessAlexis)
    stay positive, friend
    I mean... I have an offer, but I probably won't firm
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    (Original post by EHZ17)
    I mean... I have an offer, but I probably won't firm
    Oh

    where do you think you will firm ?
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    (Original post by PrincessAlexis)
    Oh

    where do you think you will firm ?
    Cambridge, it's actually an easier offer for me too
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    Would be a total waste of time switching to Econ for the sake of IB as Econ is in no way a prerequisite for it.


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    But surely these types of banks would prefer a Econ undergrad as opposed to an IR & History degree?
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    (Original post by EHZ17)
    Cambridge, it's actually an easier offer for me too
    I got an offer for Cambridge

    I'm going with LSE.

    I don't like Cambridge as a town.
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    (Original post by PrincessAlexis)
    It is also very hard, I wouldn't advise someone to take on such a degree just for the sake of it. LSE is already quite difficult. Better a 1st in IR than a 2.2 in Econ (after years of hating it).
    Would you mind explaining the difficulty of transferring to me? I am unfamiliar with how the UK universities work, so I'm genuinely curious. Why would it be difficult?
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    (Original post by PrincessAlexis)
    I got an offer for Cambridge

    I'm going with LSE.

    I don't like Cambridge as a town.
    What were your offers? And why did you apply if that was the case?
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    (Original post by drcharisma)
    But surely these types of banks would prefer a Econ undergrad as opposed to an IR & History degree?
    Your degree becomes (slightly) more relevant dependent on the division you're applying to, but no, they don't tend to show any explicit preference for econ degrees.
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    (Original post by EHZ17)
    What were your offers? And why did you apply if that was the case?
    So far:

    Cambridge
    LSE


    Waiting on

    LSE for second course
    Kings
    UCL (they made me do this essay).

    Applied due to family pressure.
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    (Original post by drcharisma)
    Would you mind explaining the difficulty of transferring to me? I am unfamiliar with how the UK universities work, so I'm genuinely curious. Why would it be difficult?
    Yes, it actually would be a little difficult.

    Maybe in first week you'll be okay but Econ is massively popular so you're gambling on the chance they have spaces for you.

    My friend actually left UCL and is reapplying because they wouldn't let him move from biochem to econ (remember it's different departments).

    I'm on my gap year now and a few of my friends who went to uni last year did what you did and it didn't end well.

    Courses like Econ, Law are very popular, you're more likely to be moved from IR + History to straight IR than to move from say Sociology to Econ.

    Why didn't you apply for Econ ?
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    (Original post by PrincessAlexis)
    Yes, it actually would be a little difficult.

    Maybe in first week you'll be okay but Econ is massively popular so you're gambling on the chance they have spaces for you.

    My friend actually left UCL and is reapplying because they wouldn't let him move from biochem to econ (remember it's different departments).

    I'm on my gap year now and a few of my friends who went to uni last year did what you did and it didn't end well.

    Courses like Econ, Law are very popular, you're more likely to be moved from IR + History to straight IR than to move from say Sociology to Econ.

    Why didn't you apply for Econ ?

    Ah I see, thanks for the informative answer! I honestly did not know that I would apply to the UK two years ago, and I thought that I was only going to America. As a result, my HL subjects are History, English, and Economics. Since my Math is not HL, I would be directly rejected from Econ.

    Oh well. I guess IR & History doesn't sound that bad of a path.

    By the way, congrats on Cambridge!
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    (Original post by PrincessAlexis)
    I got an offer for Cambridge

    I'm going with LSE.

    I don't like Cambridge as a town.
    As a total experience .... bet LSE and Cambridge .... I think Cambridge will win hands down. But outside of Oxbridge LSE wins ... just my opinion ... others may or may not agree.
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    (Original post by EHZ17)
    I doubt I'll be going to LSE :/
    Tbf, if I was a Cambo offer holder you simply have to go to cambridge for the whole experience imo, my brain always told me throughout the process that I'd have more fun in London, but I knew I'd firm cambridge if j had an offer
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    I appreciate that finance/investment societies at the LSE obvs help with careers and such, but do people think that it would be hard to hold up a commitment to those societies aswell as an AU team?
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    (Original post by cappunno18)
    Would you guys choose HSPS at cambridge or Politics at LSE if you had the choice?
    Funny you say that my Cam offer is for HSPS. I'm going with LSE IR or LSE IR + Pol....

    All depends on personal preferences tbh and what you want out of the experience.
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    I appreciate that finance/investment societies at the LSE obvs help with careers and such, but do people think that it would be hard to hold up a commitment to those societies aswell as an AU team?
    I read on here that people usually join 2-3 socieities so I'm thinking of joining two career ones and one 'fun' one. Should be okay
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    (Original post by cappunno18)
    Would you guys choose HSPS at cambridge or Politics at LSE if you had the choice?
    HSPS would be much more interesting ..... unless there is a driving reason for politics ... and there's the Cambridge experience which trumps LSE ... even though I think LSE is very good in many things.
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    (Original post by PrincessAlexis)
    I read on here that people usually join 2-3 socieities so I'm thinking of joining two career ones and one 'fun' one. Should be okay
    Ah cool, that's good then
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    (Original post by PrincessAlexis)
    Funny you say that my Cam offer is for HSPS. I'm going with LSE IR or LSE IR + Pol....

    All depends on personal preferences tbh and what you want out of the experience.
    Agree with you it is all about preferences. But please bear in mind that while LSE may hv a great rep and excellent academics and definitely the place to go in most circumstances .... you will be giving up a lot if you choose it over Cambridge as LSE doesn't hv much of an university experience. Ok if you are comparing with most universities but not so if you compare with Oxbridge. Just my opinion but I think many will agree.
 
 
 
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