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    (Original post by Aly418)
    Has anyone heard from LSE yet? I applied in October and then they told me 8 weeks, then 2 then 4 weeks. Is that normal?
    Got the 4 week email on Friday, many people are in your situation, don't worry!
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    Got the 4 week email on Friday, many people are in your situation, don't worry!
    I'm just hoping that means they are giving our applications some serious thought. I'm not too sure about LSE because although I got an A in Further Maths it was just an A (literally 240 UMS) and they asked for modular marks so I just don't know. It's just so frustrating! :dontknow:

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    (Original post by sr-96)
    Hey, how was your interview?!
    Infinitely better than the one at King's. I still think it's unlikely I'll get in though.
    Good luck with yours tomorrow!
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    (Original post by Aly418)
    I'm just hoping that means they are giving our applications some serious thought. I'm not too sure about LSE because although I got an A in Further Maths it was just an A (literally 240 UMS) and they asked for modular marks so I just don't know. It's just so frustrating! :dontknow:

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    Yeah LSE is so unpredictable but I think this is the last email, would be a joke if there was another one
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    (Original post by hannahtetteh)
    Infinitely better than the one at King's. I still think it's unlikely I'll get in though.
    Good luck with yours tomorrow!
    Oh that's great news
    Thank you, did they tell you when you would hear back?
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    (Original post by sr-96)
    Oh that's great news
    Thank you, did they tell you when you would hear back?
    I think it's from Monday onwards. The waiting game is killing me
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    (Original post by cp1996)
    They probably just wanted to test you with something weird to see how you coped... Aha thanks


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    haha probably, in the actual interview it was terrifying though . Congrats again to you!
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    (Original post by groovyd97)
    If you get UCL, I'd defo take it. Gap year is not worth it just for the small chance you'll get an LSE/Cambridge offer - also the gap between them and UCL is not big enough to warrant a gap year IMO


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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    I currently have UCL and got rejected by cambridge yesterday and am still waiting on LSE. Personally, if I don't get LSE I will go to UCL rather than reapply because UCL is the only uni for economics that can compete with camb/LSE imo. Eg. A 1st from ucl>2:1 from camb/lse
    You've both got a point about there only being a very minor difference in career prospects between UCL/LSE/Cambridge, but I just don't want to be thinking "what if I did reapply and get into Cambridge/LSE?" in the future if you get me? Its like a once in a lifetime opportunity. Otherwise I'd have to wait to do an MBA or something from there a few years down the line :sigh:
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    I was so happy with my Oxford offer, ready to get down to it and smash my offer. Tonight I received a Harvard interview invitation for next Monday. More stress! Haha, can't complain though. No idea what to expect, anyone got any ideas?


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    (Original post by chughes17)
    I was so happy with my Oxford offer, ready to get down to it and smash my offer. Tonight I received a Harvard interview invitation for next Monday. More stress! Haha, can't complain though. No idea what to expect, anyone got any ideas?


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    (Original post by chughes17)
    I was so happy with my Oxford offer, ready to get down to it and smash my offer. Tonight I received a Harvard interview invitation for next Monday. More stress! Haha, can't complain though. No idea what to expect, anyone got any ideas?


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    I watched a video ages ago that at Harvard interviews the alumni wants to get the feeling that you'd be someone they'd want to be friends with at Harvard - so in a sense try and come across as confident, friendly, interesting, genuine etc. it tends to have a less academic focus than Oxbridge interviews to the best of my knowledge
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    (Original post by fha96)
    You've both got a point about there only being a very minor difference in career prospects between UCL/LSE/Cambridge, but I just don't want to be thinking "what if I did reapply and get into Cambridge/LSE?" in the future if you get me? Its like a once in a lifetime opportunity. Otherwise I'd have to wait to do an MBA or something from there a few years down the line :sigh:
    I see what you're saying but it depends if you value a year of your life to be the difference between UCL and camb/LSE. Personally I would only really reapply for cambridge as UCL/LSE experience is very similar but then you should recognise that you are doing that on a non-academic comparison rather than an academic one as again, UCL/LSE/cambridge for econ are really fairly similar. I myself am going through the same dilemma but I'm worried I'd just vegetate in a gap year and be so bored whilst my mates are at uni. For me, I'd defo reapply if it was American unis eg Harvard, mit, Princeton.....
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    I see what you're saying but it depends if you value a year of your life to be the difference between UCL and camb/LSE. Personally I would only really reapply for cambridge as UCL/LSE experience is very similar but then you should recognise that you are doing that on a non-academic comparison rather than an academic one as again, UCL/LSE/cambridge for econ are really fairly similar. I myself am going through the same dilemma but I'm worried I'd just vegetate in a gap year and be so bored whilst my mates are at uni. For me, I'd defo reapply if it was American unis eg Harvard, mit, Princeton.....
    Yeah man the last thing you'd want would be to be spending a gap year doing nothing. Hence why I've applied for gap year placements which could potentially improve my employability right after graduating? Another problem for me is that I'm not doing FM, since I'm doing the whole maths A Level course in year 13 (long story short, I wanted to do medicine I'm year 12 and was given bad advice that French would make me stand out more than doing maths). Cambridge and LSE both value FM so that could also work against me :/
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    (Original post by fha96)
    Yeah man the last thing you'd want would be to be spending a gap year doing nothing. Hence why I've applied for gap year placements which could potentially improve my employability right after graduating? Another problem for me is that I'm not doing FM, since I'm doing the whole maths A Level course in year 13 (long story short, I wanted to do medicine I'm year 12 and was given bad advice that French would make me stand out more than doing maths). Cambridge and LSE both value FM so that could also work against me :/
    Ah so would you spend your gap year doing FM? Guess that'd take up some time. Fair placements would defo make you a more attractive graduate, what placements are you looking at? I guess it's a huge decision to make and I myself would really have to take ages thinking it over. Do see what you mean about cambridge being a once in a lifetime thing though. I guess my fallback would be that if I went to UCL and got disconcerted with the city or got canned by an IB, I'd probably do an Msc in finance and I'd probably reapply to cambridge/Oxford/LSE and the USA then
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    (Original post by Aly418)
    Has anyone heard from LSE yet? I applied in October and then they told me 8 weeks, then 2 then 4 weeks. Is that normal?
    Yes it's normal. They extend deadlines on candidates they are unsure on, and can keep doing so until March (which is the deadline I believe?) The main deciding factor is the PS at this stage.
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    Yes it's normal. They extend deadlines on candidates they are unsure on, and can keep doing so until March (which is the deadline I believe?) The main deciding factor is the PS at this stage.
    Gosh it's so frustrating but I guess it's worth it if you get an offer. Really unsure about my PS though

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    Forgot to post here on Wednesday but accepted by Oxford to do E&M
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    Forgot to post here on Wednesday but accepted by Oxford to do E&M
    Congratulations!


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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    Ah so would you spend your gap year doing FM? Guess that'd take up some time. Fair placements would defo make you a more attractive graduate, what placements are you looking at? I guess it's a huge decision to make and I myself would really have to take ages thinking it over. Do see what you mean about cambridge being a once in a lifetime thing though. I guess my fallback would be that if I went to UCL and got disconcerted with the city or got canned by an IB, I'd probably do an Msc in finance and I'd probably reapply to cambridge/Oxford/LSE and the USA then
    Doing FM would be an option but then I'd essentially be doing it in my 3rd year of A Levels so it may not be acknowledged at all, hence why I've emailed LSE/Camb asking if they'd prefer that over getting some work experience instead. I've applied to the Year in Industry scheme and I've got an interview coming up with IBM for their business placement, which could be good for a gap year. I'm kind of glad to know that someone else is in the same boat lol, having to decide between uni or a gap year. Going to Oxbridge/LSE would be a class opportunity, and if I applied next year (with A*A*A*A* hopefully) I'd be satisfied knowing that I at least tried my best to get in, something which I cant convince myself of right now cos of my AS results. It's so frustrating cos by looking at the university connect page on here, GCSE-wise most Oxbridge offer holders don't have more than 7/8 A*s, which is great, but since I got more than that I should be also be doing better at AS/A2 and standing a decent chance of getting in. I understand grades aren't everything but it would seem unlikely for Oxbridge to turn down an applicant with straight A*s from GCSE to A-Level, no? Also, your plan B is pretty good, my mate didn't get an IB job after his BSc so he did an MSc in Finance from USC and now he's balling in IB :cool:
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    Forgot to post here on Wednesday but accepted by Oxford to do E&M
    Which College?


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    (Original post by fha96)
    Doing FM would be an option but then I'd essentially be doing it in my 3rd year of A Levels so it may not be acknowledged at all, hence why I've emailed LSE/Camb asking if they'd prefer that over getting some work experience instead. I've applied to the Year in Industry scheme and I've got an interview coming up with IBM for their business placement, which could be good for a gap year. I'm kind of glad to know that someone else is in the same boat lol, having to decide between uni or a gap year. Going to Oxbridge/LSE would be a class opportunity, and if I applied next year (with A*A*A*A* hopefully) I'd be satisfied knowing that I at least tried my best to get in, something which I cant convince myself of right now cos of my AS results. It's so frustrating cos by looking at the university connect page on here, GCSE-wise most Oxbridge offer holders don't have more than 7/8 A*s, which is great, but since I got more than that I should be also be doing better at AS/A2 and standing a decent chance of getting in. I understand grades aren't everything but it would seem unlikely for Oxbridge to turn down an applicant with straight A*s from GCSE to A-Level, no? Also, your plan B is pretty good, my mate didn't get an IB job after his BSc so he did an MSc in Finance from USC and now he's balling in IB :cool:
    Ah fair, a gap year at ibm would defo look good! Yeah it's nice to discuss this option, I think you should fancy your chances with 4A*s at a-level it would be a joke to not let you in, I'm defo gonna work hard to get the best grades just so I have the option of reapplying. My problem is that my grades were pretty good but my interview wasn't great, so there's always the chance of it not going my way again. Your mate is a g!! 😎 I guess my underlying thought is that if going somewhere like UCL will get me into the career I want, I might aswell just go there but forgoing the once in a lifetime experience of Oxbridge would be depressing, but I guess student life in London would be so sick aswell
 
 
 
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