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    Did ucas just do that again..... Did they?! I think they did. Wow...... They actually hate us. They do. There are no excuses.
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    (Original post by alapalooza)
    Well done and congrats! I have an offer
    Congratulations to you too! Better get down to studying now haha
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    (Original post by jimmy234)
    congrats! what were your grades/gcses?
    I had 7a*s and 3As in my O levels.
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    (Original post by Student437)
    I got one too! Are you firming? I'm contemplating between UCL or LSE at the moment.
    Most probably, although I haven't heard back from UCL as yet ( I gave my LNAT in January 2015, pretty late but before the deadline-I guess my decision will take time).

    When did you give your LNAT?
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    (Original post by daalchaval)
    Did ucas just do that again..... Did they?! I think they did. Wow...... They actually hate us. They do. There are no excuses.
    My heart stopped for a moment too! Wasn't expecting an email from LSE cause it ain't Thursday but damn, an offer from somewhere else would be nice too. 😪
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    (Original post by Thestudent100)
    My 8 weeks expired on Friday 😛😛


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    Decent 😊
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    Yup, haha, look out for the Whiteboy wasted - that'll be me������
    Yeah same here tbh, hopefully we will both be going LSE end of Summer aswell
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    How seriously should I take their reasoning for rejection?

    They said it was because my personal statement didn't include enough interest about Economics... I think realistically my GCSE grades were just **** in comparison to most applicants
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    (Original post by Holdaboss)
    How seriously should I take their reasoning for rejection?

    They said it was because my personal statement didn't include enough interest about Economics... I think realistically my GCSE grades were just **** in comparison to most applicants
    If it were your GCSEs, surely they'd have just said that?
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    If it were your GCSEs, surely they'd have just said that?
    This is why I'm asking. Because to my belief there isn't actually any requirements laid out on the LSE website regarding GCSE's. I honestly thought my personal statement was the strongest part of my application, just quite upsetting that according to their feedback if my personal statement was better I would have got a place.

    Perhaps I'm reading into it too much, just wanted to know if anyone had past experience with this because if I decide to take a gap year and re apply once I have my A Levels I know how seriously to view changing my personal statement.
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    (Original post by Holdaboss)
    This is why I'm asking. Because to my belief there isn't actually any requirements laid out on the LSE website regarding GCSE's. I honestly thought my personal statement was the strongest part of my application, just quite upsetting that according to their feedback if my personal statement was better I would have got a place.

    Perhaps I'm reading into it too much, just wanted to know if anyone had past experience with this because if I decide to take a gap year and re apply once I have my A Levels I know how seriously to view changing my personal statement.
    Which programme did you apply for? They say on this link that "Certain departments look for a number of A or A* grades at GCSE" - e.g. Law, Econ.

    Noticed you applied for Econ. Could've been a mixture but if they highlighted your PS as the reason, not citing GCSEs, gotta conclude it's the PS.
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    Which programme did you apply for? They say on this link that "Certain departments look for a number of A or A* grades at GCSE" - e.g. Law, Econ.

    Noticed you applied for Econ. Could've been a mixture but if they highlighted your PS as the reason, not citing GCSEs, gotta conclude it's the PS.
    Ah fair enough. At least If I reapply next year I know to improve my personal statement as I thought it was good but maybe not ahah

    If it is the main reason I suppose it goes to show how your PS really does count
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    (Original post by Holdaboss)
    This is why I'm asking. Because to my belief there isn't actually any requirements laid out on the LSE website regarding GCSE's. I honestly thought my personal statement was the strongest part of my application, just quite upsetting that according to their feedback if my personal statement was better I would have got a place.

    Perhaps I'm reading into it too much, just wanted to know if anyone had past experience with this because if I decide to take a gap year and re apply once I have my A Levels I know how seriously to view changing my personal statement.
    same i thought my PS was great but they didn't like it
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    (Original post by imlisa1996)
    same i thought my PS was great but they didn't like it
    Yeah same. To be fair I did probably put a bit too much focus on my career goal, banking, and how the degree would help me get there. But on the other hand I felt as though I included what I needed to: Relevant work experience; extra curricular activities; reading and research outside of class.

    I think what they were trying to get at was that I didn't focus enough on specific details of the course.
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    (Original post by NB1326)
    Yeah same here tbh, hopefully we will both be going LSE end of Summer aswell
    Would be so sick, what course did you apply for?
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    (Original post by air999)
    Most probably, although I haven't heard back from UCL as yet ( I gave my LNAT in January 2015, pretty late but before the deadline-I guess my decision will take time).

    When did you give your LNAT?
    I took it back in mid-October - got the offer on Dec 8.
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    (Original post by Holdaboss)
    Yeah same. To be fair I did probably put a bit too much focus on my career goal, banking, and how the degree would help me get there. But on the other hand I felt as though I included what I needed to: Relevant work experience; extra curricular activities; reading and research outside of class.

    I think what they were trying to get at was that I didn't focus enough on specific details of the course.
    I'm the same in terms of career goal, but tried to keep that to a minimum in my ps - tbf I'm still waiting to hear but best of luck to you if you do choose to reapply next year
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    Applied for straight International Relations, my four weeks ended last Thursday. Wonder when I'll hear from LSE, they don't quite stick to the dates they provided me with.
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    I'm the same in terms of career goal, but tried to keep that to a minimum in my ps - tbf I'm still waiting to hear but best of luck to you if you do choose to reapply next year
    I think maybe they thought 'If you care so much about banking why not go and do it?' rather than doing a degree in Economics.

    Thanks, good luck to you too! Hopefully our paths cross with you entering second year and me entering the first after re applying
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    This thing about Personal Statements not being good enough kinda winds me up. If you think about it the whole point of a Personal Statement is exactly that - it should be personal and therefore unique. We write what is personal to us and I think it is wrong that Unis can use that as a tool to reject an application.

    Also when you consider that most of us apply to up to 5 Universities how can we write a statement that works for all of the Unis, more so if we apply for slightly different courses at each Uni?

    I think the PS should just be used to give a Uni that extra bit of information that cannot be garnered from a UCAS application.
 
 
 
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