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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    Have you found a large amount of readjustment from A2 levels to first year undegraduate economics so far?
    Well I do 5 modules in my course. My core module (Intro to micro) is very similar to the content you study in A2, but goes into a bit more depth, so as long as you are comfortable with the content now you will be fine in this. We also have a compulsory maths module, which you get a choice of two depending on your capabilities in maths. The other modules are more historical-based, which I currently find the more interesting probably since it is something completely new to me. So in terms of the content you study I would say the jump from A2 to first year isn't too demanding.

    The main difference from A2 to UG I would say is time-management. You'll get a LOT of free time during first year, and you'll probably hear this alot over the course of your application. If you are good at managing your time and using time efficiently, you should have no problem. If your like me, and spend most of your extra free time on Netflix or down in the common room, then you'll be much more stressed when it comes to deadlines D: You probably heard this when you first started A2 and you will hear it again when you first start uni.

    All in all, not too much readjustment, similar workload to A2, more in-depth economics, and a shed load of free time.
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    Got an offer from Durham for a Bsc in economics today, so relieved! IB 38 points, 666 HL.Thought they would never answer. Waiting for Warwick, Bristol and Nottingham now... Anyone else got a Durham offer?
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    Everyone ignored my one

    Industrial Economics at Nottingham, or Pure Economics at York
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    (Original post by Jupperrs)
    Everyone ignored my one

    Industrial Economics at Nottingham, or Pure Economics at York
    Nottingham has a slightly better overall reputation and for economics, but York is still a good Russell group university. You could probably switch from industrial to pure while you're at Nottingham so id go there personally, but if you prefer the York course or university as a place go there


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    (Original post by LFR)
    Nottingham has a slightly better overall reputation and for economics, but York is still a good Russell group university. You could probably switch from industrial to pure while you're at Nottingham so id go there personally, but if you prefer the York course or university as a place go there
    Hmm difficult
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    (Original post by Jupperrs)
    Everyone ignored my one

    Industrial Economics at Nottingham, or Pure Economics at York
    Nottingham has the better reputation for Economics and overall IMO.

    They're both pretty good though so consider other factors like location, costs etc
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    (Original post by Jupperrs)
    Everyone ignored my one

    Industrial Economics at Nottingham, or Pure Economics at York
    I'm in the same situation as you haha! I've got the same offers as you, and I hope to go down the finance route post-university (possibly IB). What are your thoughts on reputation/careers services/networking opportunities for York and Notts?
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    Do you guys think there is much of a notable difference between economics at Southampton and Exeter ?

    One will be my firm and still unsure


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    So happy just got an offer from Nottingham for L100 3a's!
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    (Original post by NewtoTSR)
    So happy just got an offer from Nottingham for L100 3a's!
    I received the same today, congrats!


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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    Do you guys think there is much of a notable difference between economics at Southampton and Exeter ?

    One will be my firm and still unsure


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    Aww aren't you gonna come Surrey? D:
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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    Do you guys think there is much of a notable difference between economics at Southampton and Exeter ?

    One will be my firm and still unsure


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    I'd probably say Exeter as firm and Southampton as insurance although it depends on what you think on these 2 unis, have you been to both of them? If so how's the atmosphere, etc. When it's between 2 very good universities the only deciding factor would be which one you like better.
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    (Original post by NewtoTSR)
    So happy just got an offer from Nottingham for L100 3a's!
    (Original post by Rafael_96)
    I received the same today, congrats!


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    Do you know why you got AAA rather than A*AA?

    Got an economics & econometrics offer for A*AA but I applied for straight economics as well, I guess I should expect a reply soon!
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    (Original post by ross95)
    Do you know why you got AAA rather than A*AA?

    Got an economics & econometrics offer for A*AA but I applied for straight economics as well, I guess I should expect a reply soon!
    I assume cause they want you to accept their university? All of my offers so far have been below the usual grade requirement (like the Nottingham one today). Which I'm not liking, I want a challenge.


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    (Original post by Rafael_96)
    I assume cause they want you to accept their university? All of my offers so far have been below the usual grade requirement (like the Nottingham one today). Which I'm not liking, I want a challenge.

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    I though universities tended to give higher offers to make you firm them rather than use a lower offer as an insurance? Just wondering if you had any circumstances that would lead to a contextual offer.
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    (Original post by blazekid75)
    Aww aren't you gonna come Surrey? D:
    Maybeeee Didnt know i had someone here who actually wants me to go to the same uni haha

    Knowing me, my exams will flunk and ill see you there perhaps? o.O

    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    I'd probably say Exeter as firm and Southampton as insurance although it depends on what you think on these 2 unis, have you been to both of them? If so how's the atmosphere, etc. When it's between 2 very good universities the only deciding factor would be which one you like better.
    Main problem is exeters typical is AAA, whilst southampton is AAA/AAB (EPQ). I like them both really which is the problem! >
    Exeters i suppose has slightly more prestige and has a sandwich year built in, accomondation and town slightly better also imo.
    Yet Southampton i feel slightly more comfortable at, also I am swaying a bit towards more of their course !

    I went on both open days, but ill probably head down to the applicants day when time is slightly more free. So much indecision
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    (Original post by ross95)
    I though universities tended to give higher offers to make you firm them rather than use a lower offer as an insurance? Just wondering if you had any circumstances that would lead to a contextual offer.
    I don't see the logic in that. If I apply before 15 Oct. deadline doubt let's say Queens Mary will think I'll be firming them when applied to more prestigious universities. Though they did try to tempt me with a academic scholarship ^^
    I think it's lower offer to make sure you meet it and accept them but you may be right.


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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    Maybeeee Didnt know i had someone here who actually wants me to go to the same uni haha

    Knowing me, my exams will flunk and ill see you there perhaps? o.O
    Haha such positivity. xD I remember seeing you saying you were applying to Surrey so I wasn't alone I think I might choose Surrey over York and who knows, If I do better than expected I could try adjustment or even take a gap year.
    Are you attending the applicant days for econ for any chance?
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    (Original post by blazekid75)
    Haha such positivity. xD I remember seeing you saying you were applying to Surrey so I wasn't alone I think I might choose Surrey over York and who knows, If I do better than expected I could try adjustment or even take a gap year.
    Are you attending the applicant days for econ for any chance?
    I might go to surreys as im almost 98% sure it will be one of my choices.

    What date have you picked? I should maybe book one before it all fills up!
    (I've known about it for a while, its just that i've been in a lazy state!)
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    Well I'm just sat here trying to comprehend why I'm only in the "maybe" pile for Nottingham L100 when Bath, arguably as good/slightly better gave me an offer a couple of days after receiving my application.

    It's frustrating because if I received an AAA offer from them (as a few on here have), I'd be able to have a really good insurance lined up (in case I missed the A*).

    Confused. I know I sound big headed but I have a PS with a ton of relevant EC, strong preds (A*A*A) and AS grades, a relevant EPQ + additional FM AS this summer. I chose Nottingham (for one reason) because I thought I stood a fairly good chance of receiving an offer to firm with if Bath didn't want me.

    Ugh. At least I haven't definitely been rejected yet. I was really hoping on something to insure with, though...

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