Official LSE Applicants+Decisions 2009 Watch

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dawgnut
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(Original post by scaryfairy5)
In my PS: how pertinent Economics is to the world, China and the effects of the "china price", parts of econ that interests me (development!! Lushhhhh~~), academic acheivements (such as UKMT SMC, well, only UKMT SMC cos i haven't done anything else :P) and extra curricular (county badminton and the skills i have gained from it - it's too empty to just state what you have done).
Lol, I think all Chinese people who applied to Economics referred to China in their personal statement :P
I talked about the developing economy, and the different culture philosphy in mine hehee
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jinru did you apply for econ & phi?
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Nah straight Econ
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(Original post by Jinru)
Lol, I think all Chinese people who applied to Economics referred to China in their personal statement :P
I talked about the developing economy, and the different culture philosphy in mine hehee
This is true :yep:
I had my sentence about China's political/economic system ripped to shreds at my mock interview cos i said that China has gone from a Communist to a quasi-capitalist state, but Communism = politics whereas capitalism = economics.
I was glad my Cambridge interviewer didn't pick up on that cos my comeback would have been, "i was naive and didn't check my terminology when i wrote my PS"
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(Original post by Jinru)
Yeh I agree, I would think that Oxbridge are for people who intend to go into research/ to become an economist or whatever. Whereas LSE offers much better relations with the business world, yes.

As much as I like the idea of having individual tuitions and study in a green grass environment, I think I'd prefer the city skyline more. In fact, I would think anyone who wants to go into real business would think alike.

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4) In LSE, everyone are specialised in social science, and the fact that over half are internationals, it offers many connections/opportunities in your future career.
5) In Oxbridge, there is a diversity of people, so I suppose you will make all other connections, like with someone studying medicine.
6) Oxbridge has a better reputation in general.
:ditto:
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A quick question guys...

I am applying for Law on the basis of an Access course and sent my application on 14th of October...Have not heard anything in terms of decision, but my tutor received a request for updated reference (sort of a form she has to fill in) which she was asked to return before 22nd of December...Should i take it as a good sign, i.e. that they are considering me for a place or not read too much into it?
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(Original post by eve_22)
A quick question guys...

I am applying for Law on the basis of an Access course and sent my application on 14th of October...Have not heard anything in terms of decision, but my tutor received a request for updated reference (sort of a form she has to fill in) which she was asked to return before 22nd of December...Should i take it as a good sign, i.e. that they are considering me for a place or not read too much into it?
sounds like good news to me! go go go!
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I've heard nothing from LSE regarding law either. From reading on here, it seems they've handed out a few rejections, so I guess no news could be good news?
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(Original post by rosathegreat)
sounds like good news to me! go go go!
In the sense that they woulnt bother asking if they wouldnt be considering me for a place? or could it be just a regular procedure?:confused:
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(Original post by eve_22)
In the sense that they woulnt bother asking if they wouldnt be considering me for a place? or could it be just a regular procedure?:confused:
neutral I guess, take it easy though. I think the reason why they are asking is just that you are a mature student.
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I believe they ask everyone on Access courses to fill in these forms, at least everybody that they don't immediately reject.

Just received the exam invitation...bloody March!
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JohnKennedy
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what is the exam about is it English proficiency type or tsa type?
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* i'm from Norway
*slaps forehead* sorry thats what i get for being distracted by work when i should be focusing on TSR!
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(Original post by kidtofu)
I believe they ask everyone on Access courses to fill in these forms, at least everybody that they don't immediately reject.

Just received the exam invitation...bloody March!
Are you talking about the LSE Entrance Exam?

I suspect that you have a place there, if you would pass the exam.
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(Original post by coren111)
I'm not trying to be controversial, but why are people even considering choosing LSE over Oxbridge? What makes LSE so good?
Because for econ LSE has the highest international rep of all UK unis.
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(Original post by LFCDRM)
I was rejected from UCL on the 28. of November...Quite a downer, but at least I've got an offer from Warwick to fall back on (might even have chosen it over UCL), and hopefully it'll be positive news from LSE one day (although it just seems a bit off not having heard anything yet)...
Have you visited Warwick yet?
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unsuccessful to Bath :O! ...quite shocked :| this means surely no LSE for me, right?...
...i'm actually freaking out since it's the first i've heard from any uni, and Bath was my backup!
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(Original post by random18)
unsuccessful to Bath :O! ...quite shocked :| this means surely no LSE for me, right?...
...i'm actually freaking out since it's the first i've heard from any uni, and Bath was my backup!
Sorry to hear that.

This is what you posted a few months ago in another thread:
(Original post by random18)
LSE- Economics
UCL- Economics
Nottingham- Economics
Warwick- Economics
LSE- Social Policy & Economics

GCSEs: 8A*s, 2A
A level pred.: Maths (A), Psychology (A), Economics (A) attained already, Critical Thinking (A)
I guess the issue is that you only have 3 traditional A-levels and no Further Maths. So there always was a reasonable chance of a rejection at the AAB.1.1 level.
i.e. your academic record is excellant but not stand out for the top 10 econ unis.
e.g. a AAB.2.1 uni would have been a safe bakup.

Where else did you apply to in the end?
and what did you get at AS-level?

Yes this is not good news for LSE. But you still have a chance

If you don't get any offers:
i)Look at EXTRA
ii)Look in clearing.
iii)Do Further Maths next year. Then re-apply (after reading my sig threads e.g. most econ PSs I have read are shocking).
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(Original post by JB04)
I've heard nothing from LSE regarding law either. From reading on here, it seems they've handed out a few rejections, so I guess no news could be good news?
I wish!!! Im also applying for law but if you look at the list their are far more people who have not heard anything. I think it would be very unlikely that LSE would give offers for all of us. Anyway it just means we are boderline students and they are still considering us. Good Luck with your application!!! Heres me wishing the best for both of us and other law applicants.....
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If I have got a new definite grade for the end of the year, should I email it to them?
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