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    (Original post by pat.bateman)
    I kinda just laughed out of pity. Which talks?
    Lol.. The maths and econ/econ presentations in the lecture theatre

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    (Original post by sr234)
    Lol.. The maths and econ/econ presentations in the lecture theatre

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    I listened to the lecturer and the current students, after that we went on a tour and then I left
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    (Original post by pat.bateman)
    I listened to the lecturer and the current students, after that we went on a tour and then I left
    Lol same I left after the tour otherwise I would have got home at stupid o' clock

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    (Original post by sr234)
    Lol same I left after the tour otherwise I would have got home at stupid o' clock

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    Have u decided on who you're going to firm/insure now?
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    I'm thinking of firming LSE and insuring Bath , any LSE firmers on this thread?
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    (Original post by pat.bateman)
    Have u decided on who you're going to firm/insure now?
    Firmimg LSE and I think I'll insure Warwick should I get an offer, if not I can't see myself putting Bristol as my insurance anymore:/ wbu?

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    (Original post by sr234)
    Firmimg LSE and I think I'll insure Warwick should I get an offer, if not I can't see myself putting Bristol as my insurance anymore:/ wbu?

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    Probably firm notts, idek about insurance
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    What did you guys think of the UCL offer holders' talk? It's convinced me to firm UCL

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    (Original post by pat.bateman)
    Probably firm notts, idek about insurance
    Why not UCL?

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    (Original post by sr234)
    Why not UCL?

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    I don't think I should risk missing the a* if I end up doing really well then I'll take a gap year
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Nope, you don't even need to do Econ to get into banking or even most grad schemes.

    It's ranked 8th most targeted on the LinkedIn rankings for IB - just below Durham and Manchester but above Bath, Bristol and King's.

    Surely it would be stupid to firm Nottingham with AAB and put one of the other two as insurance with AAA?
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    (Original post by pat.bateman)
    I don't think I should risk missing the a* if I end up doing really well then I'll take a gap year
    That's just silly IMHO. A gap years not really just a casual thing first of all. Secondly, why think so negatively? They gave u an offer so I'm sure you're capable of getting the A* if u revise hard. Also if you put UCL as ur firm, and miss it, just go to your insurance. If you don't like the insurance, only then should you take a gap year.
    Also, UCL is better than Notts


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    Finally received all my offers (conditional) any suggestions on what to firm/insurance?
    LSE, UCL, Warwick, Nottingham, Edinburgh (all for straight Econ)
    Thanks in advance!!! really appreciate it (i'm an international student by the way)
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    (Original post by pat.bateman)
    I don't think I should risk missing the a* if I end up doing really well then I'll take a gap year
    I agree with the above post.. unless you do prefer Notts over UCL. They gave you an offer for a reason! I do remember at the open day it was mentioned that they can be quite lenient if you firm them, but this would probably also depend on how many people miss their offer. I would personally take the risk and firm UCL and just try really hard to get the A*
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    (Original post by fredhovis)
    Surely it would be stupid to firm Nottingham with AAB and put one of the other two as insurance with AAA?
    No, it wouldn't.

    If you want to go to a university (and it turns out its a better uni) with lower entry reqs you firm it. Entry reqs don't mean much, especially when the difference is a grade.

    Plus, if you get less than AAB, you probably wouldn't have gotten into the AAA uni anyway.

    EDIT: Another thing to add is that some unis advertise really high entry reqs but take people in with much lower grades in the end. So in that respect as well, insuring an apparent AAA offer might not be as silly as you think it is.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    No, it wouldn't.

    If you want to go to a university (and it turns out its a better uni) with lower entry reqs you firm it. Entry reqs don't mean much, especially when the difference is a grade.

    Plus, if you get less than AAB, you probably wouldn't have gotten into the AAA uni anyway.

    EDIT: Another thing to add is that some unis advertise really high entry reqs but take people in with much lower grades in the end. So in that respect as well, insuring an apparent AAA offer might not be as silly as you think it is.

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    Thanks for the advice! Only thing putting me off Industrial Economics at Nottingham is that it's not on the main campus (Jubilee Campus)... don't know what difference that will make when I'm there, does anyone know much about it?
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    (Original post by sr234)
    I agree with the above post.. unless you do prefer Notts over UCL. They gave you an offer for a reason! I do remember at the open day it was mentioned that they can be quite lenient if you firm them, but this would probably also depend on how many people miss their offer. I would personally take the risk and firm UCL and just try really hard to get the A*
    I see what you mean. I think I might just risk it, I'd probably regret going to notts if I get the A*. Did they mention when they'd send out the offers?
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    (Original post by pat.bateman)
    I see what you mean. I think I might just risk it, I'd probably regret going to notts if I get the A*. Did they mention when they'd send out the offers?
    Yh you should receive your offer on track 1-2 weeks after you've attended the open day. I think I got mine a week after so not too long a wait
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    (Original post by fredhovis)
    Thanks for the advice! Only thing putting me off Industrial Economics at Nottingham is that it's not on the main campus (Jubilee Campus)... don't know what difference that will make when I'm there, does anyone know much about it?
    I'll be there for Computer Science and I can vouch that it is an exceptionally beautiful campus. The architecture is very modern and you can find people about.

    I've personally applied to university park (for 2015 entry) as my first choice for accommodation because there are more students there and the atmosphere feels a bit more social. Getting to Jubilee is really easy as there is a hopper bus every 15 minutes or just a 10 minute walk.

    It would be cool to see you on campus this September!
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    (Original post by sr234)
    Yh you should receive your offer on track 1-2 weeks after you've attended the open day. I think I got mine a week after so not too long a wait
    Sooner the better I can't deny that living in London looks really appealing
 
 
 
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