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    (Original post by SheLikeTheMango)
    Will your remarks be back in time for UCL to still change their decision? Hope it works out good for you.
    Thank you! The max time it should take is 18 days, so I should have it back before the 31st of august, which is the final university deadline to get a place. However UCL said they can't hold places so even if my remark is successful, I may have to wait til next year to actually go there. Lol life is so peak rn, I'm just hoping for the best
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    (Original post by fha96)
    Thank you! The max time it should take is 18 days, so I should have it back before the 31st of august, which is the final university deadline to get a place. However UCL said they can't hold places so even if my remark is successful, I may have to wait til next year to actually go there. Lol life is so peak rn, I'm just hoping for the best
    Good luck!

    Do you have any plans for a gap year if you don't get in?


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    (Original post by cacra)
    Yep, I messed up.

    I think Cardiff's economics course ranks about level with Exeter and Durham on the things that matter; graduate prospects, research, ect. but still...
    Graduate prospects are misleading. Those graduating from Exeter and Durham are far more likely to be entering graduate-level jobs (for economics, most likely city jobs), whilst Cardiff it would be a very different story. Looking at the median/mean salary of economic graduates would tell more of the story.

    According to this website (they're pretty accurate), the differnce between the average salary of econ grads @ cardiff and durham is 8k

    https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/subje...eturnTo/Search
    https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/subje...eturnTo/Search
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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    Graduate prospects are misleading. Those graduating from Exeter and Durham are far more likely to be entering graduate-level jobs (for economics, most likely city jobs), whilst Cardiff it would be a very different story. Looking at the median/mean salary of economic graduates would tell more of the story.

    According to this website (they're pretty accurate), the differnce between the average salary of econ grads @ cardiff and durham is 8k

    https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/subje...eturnTo/Search
    https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/subje...eturnTo/Search
    Damn, that's a big difference

    Hey what's the difference between BA and BSc when it comes to employability?
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    I'm sure this has been asked already but has anyone received a reading list yet?
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    (Original post by hannahtetteh)
    I'm sure this has been asked already but has anyone received a reading list yet?
    I got one a day or two after results day, not sure how many of them to buy now and how many to look for at uni in librairies/borrowing. Have you not got yours yet? If not, it should come in a few days/weeks so dw. What uni are you going to?
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    (Original post by stardude8)
    I got one a day or two after results day, not sure how many of them to buy now and how many to look for at uni in librairies/borrowing. Have you not got yours yet? If not, it should come in a few days/weeks so dw. What uni are you going to?
    No I haven't got mine! It's really frustrating. I'm scared that all of the books are going to be very expensive.
    Cambridge - what about you?
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    (Original post by hannahtetteh)
    No I haven't got mine! It's really frustrating. I'm scared that all of the books are going to be very expensive.
    Cambridge - what about you?
    Don't buy any! Everything you need can be borrowed

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    Damn, that's a big difference Hey what's the difference between BA and BSc when it comes to employability?
    I don't think it makes much difference, it comes down to personal preference.
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    (Original post by cacra)
    Good luck!

    Do you have any plans for a gap year if you don't get in?


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    Thanks! Yeah if my remark is unsuccessful and I have to take a gap year then I'll probably get a work placement and resit C3 and C4 and maybe do AS Further Maths as well. I'd still rather just get in now though:/
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    So my remark stayed the same meaning I've missed my UCL offer by 1 mark. I'm considering saying no to Bath and reapplying to other unis during a gap year spent mostly doing a work placement, whilst resitting C3 and C4 and doing AS further maths, and maybe even resitting a physics module to try get another A*.

    I was wondering, does anyone here know of anyone who got into Oxford/Cambridge/LSE/UCL/Warwick when applying during a gap year? Bearing in mind I had 10 A*s at GCSE but I didn't do as well at A Level due to extenuating medical circumstances which disadvantaged me greatly, do you think I'd have a realistic chance of getting an offer if I applied to the aforementioned unis during my gap year?
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    (Original post by fha96)
    So my remark stayed the same meaning I've missed my UCL offer by 1 mark. I'm considering saying no to Bath and reapplying to other unis during a gap year spent mostly doing a work placement, whilst resitting C3 and C4 and doing AS further maths, and maybe even resitting a physics module to try get another A*.

    I was wondering, does anyone here know of anyone who got into Oxford/Cambridge/LSE/UCL/Warwick when applying during a gap year? Bearing in mind I had 10 A*s at GCSE but I didn't do as well at A Level due to extenuating medical circumstances which disadvantaged me greatly, do you think I'd have a realistic chance of getting an offer if I applied to the aforementioned unis during my gap year?
    What were your a level results?
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    (Original post by fha96)
    So my remark stayed the same meaning I've missed my UCL offer by 1 mark. I'm considering saying no to Bath and reapplying to other unis during a gap year spent mostly doing a work placement, whilst resitting C3 and C4 and doing AS further maths, and maybe even resitting a physics module to try get another A*.

    I was wondering, does anyone here know of anyone who got into Oxford/Cambridge/LSE/UCL/Warwick when applying during a gap year? Bearing in mind I had 10 A*s at GCSE but I didn't do as well at A Level due to extenuating medical circumstances which disadvantaged me greatly, do you think I'd have a realistic chance of getting an offer if I applied to the aforementioned unis during my gap year?
    I was rejected by warwick and Cambridge and so I firmed bath but I also debated taking a gap year. In the end the only rational decision was to go to bath as it is only marginally inferior to the other 2 in terms of job prospects due to the placement year and it seems an awesome student city!
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    (Original post by fha96)
    So my remark stayed the same meaning I've missed my UCL offer by 1 mark. I'm considering saying no to Bath and reapplying to other unis during a gap year spent mostly doing a work placement, whilst resitting C3 and C4 and doing AS further maths, and maybe even resitting a physics module to try get another A*.

    I was wondering, does anyone here know of anyone who got into Oxford/Cambridge/LSE/UCL/Warwick when applying during a gap year? Bearing in mind I had 10 A*s at GCSE but I didn't do as well at A Level due to extenuating medical circumstances which disadvantaged me greatly, do you think I'd have a realistic chance of getting an offer if I applied to the aforementioned unis during my gap year?
    Sorry to hear that, was hoping you'd get that mark
    Take Bath, with the placement year, I think, it's only marginally worse than UCL, and the placement year is invaluable.
    I think with the extenuating circumstances, you'd get the offer from them, not sure what would happen with regards to their resit policy.
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    (Original post by fha96)
    So my remark stayed the same meaning I've missed my UCL offer by 1 mark. I'm considering saying no to Bath and reapplying to other unis during a gap year spent mostly doing a work placement, whilst resitting C3 and C4 and doing AS further maths, and maybe even resitting a physics module to try get another A*.

    I was wondering, does anyone here know of anyone who got into Oxford/Cambridge/LSE/UCL/Warwick when applying during a gap year? Bearing in mind I had 10 A*s at GCSE but I didn't do as well at A Level due to extenuating medical circumstances which disadvantaged me greatly, do you think I'd have a realistic chance of getting an offer if I applied to the aforementioned unis during my gap year?
    I would take Bath. The difference in prospects between bath and Oxbridge/LSE/UCL/Warwick isn't worth taking a gap year for unless you're set on IB imo. I'm unsure on whether they would look kindly upon the fact you're essentially taking your A levels across 3 years. I know that UCL specify that the grades must be achieved in the first sitting.
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    What were your a level results?
    I got A*AAA with the A* in Welsh Bac and the As in maths, biology and physics.

    (Original post by louisjones)
    I was rejected by warwick and Cambridge and so I firmed bath but I also debated taking a gap year. In the end the only rational decision was to go to bath as it is only marginally inferior to the other 2 in terms of job prospects due to the placement year and it seems an awesome student city!
    That's fair enough, personally I didn't like the city even though the university is nice and modern. The city is just too old and boring for me lol

    (Original post by H0PEL3SS)
    Sorry to hear that, was hoping you'd get that mark
    Take Bath, with the placement year, I think, it's only marginally worse than UCL, and the placement year is invaluable.
    I think with the extenuating circumstances, you'd get the offer from them, not sure what would happen with regards to their resit policy.
    Ah well, it's extremely gutting but can't do anything about it now man I've contacted the unis and they said they'd consider me since I was disadvantaged with my extenuating circumstances first time around. Graduate prospects for Bath are really good I guess but still, I'd rather have a top, top unis name on my CV tbh

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    I would take Bath. The difference in prospects between bath and Oxbridge/LSE/UCL/Warwick isn't worth taking a gap year for unless you're set on IB imo. I'm unsure on whether they would look kindly upon the fact you're essentially taking your A levels across 3 years. I know that UCL specify that the grades must be achieved in the first sitting.
    My main aim is IB atm but I'm open to other careers like management consultancy as well. I've explained my situation to the unis and they said they would consider me if I reapplied, but I'm just more concerned about knowing whether others have managed to get into these top unis when applying during a gap year, since I don't want to use 4 of my 5 application slots on 4 top unis which barely ever take post-gap year students
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    (Original post by fha96)
    I got A*AAA with the A* in Welsh Bac and the As in maths, biology and physics.



    That's fair enough, personally I didn't like the city even though the university is nice and modern. The city is just too old and boring for me lol



    Ah well, it's extremely gutting but can't do anything about it now man I've contacted the unis and they said they'd consider me since I was disadvantaged with my extenuating circumstances first time around. Graduate prospects for Bath are really good I guess but still, I'd rather have a top, top unis name on my CV tbh



    My main aim is IB atm but I'm open to other careers like management consultancy as well. I've explained my situation to the unis and they said they would consider me if I reapplied, but I'm just more concerned about knowing whether others have managed to get into these top unis when applying during a gap year, since I don't want to use 4 of my 5 application slots on 4 top unis which barely ever take post-gap year students
    I'm really sorry but I'm not convinced after looking at the Welsh bacc requirements on each unis websites that you'll be making a competitive application (unless you've spoken to the unis and they've said something different)

    Ucl do accept the Welsh bacc but would require you to have a*a* in two other a levels including maths

    Lse do accept Welsh bacc but state it is a less preferred subject and considering how competitive the uni is I'd imagine this would put you at a significant disadvantage

    Cambridge was less clear but considering the average student there has 3A* I'd imagine you wouldn't be very competitive

    Oxford would not include Welsh bacc in any offer so you would be below the entry requirements

    Warwick would not consider the Welsh bacc in place of one a level as it is just a 3 a level offer so you wouldn't meet their standard offer

    In my opinion you should stick with bath it's a top uni and a lovely place, but again this is info I've just got from the websites and if the unis have said anything different go with that

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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    I'm really sorry but I'm not convinced after looking at the Welsh bacc requirements on each unis websites that you'll be making a competitive application (unless you've spoken to the unis and they've said something different)

    Ucl do accept the Welsh bacc but would require you to have a*a* in two other a levels including maths

    Lse do accept Welsh bacc but state it is a less preferred subject and considering how competitive the uni is I'd imagine this would put you at a significant disadvantage

    Cambridge was less clear but considering the average student there has 3A* I'd imagine you wouldn't be very competitive

    Oxford would not include Welsh bacc in any offer so you would be below the entry requirements

    Warwick would not consider the Welsh bacc in place of one a level as it is just a 3 a level offer so you wouldn't meet their standard offer

    In my opinion you should stick with bath it's a top uni and a lovely place, but again this is info I've just got from the websites and if the unis have said anything different go with that

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    i applied to lse with welsh bacc and it didnt mention in my offer so just supporting the argument i dont think it would help make u that competative.
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    I got A*s in maths and further maths and then A's in geography and economics
    Taking a gap year and volunteering for three months then getting a job

    Reckon Warwick would take me?

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    (Original post by rugbybeast)
    I got A*s in maths and further maths and then A's in geography and economics
    Taking a gap year and volunteering for three months then getting a job

    Reckon Warwick would take me?

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    Yeah you've got a good chance I'd say - you're above the entry reqs so just need a decent personal statement

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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    I'm really sorry but I'm not convinced after looking at the Welsh bacc requirements on each unis websites that you'll be making a competitive application (unless you've spoken to the unis and they've said something different)

    Ucl do accept the Welsh bacc but would require you to have a*a* in two other a levels including maths

    Lse do accept Welsh bacc but state it is a less preferred subject and considering how competitive the uni is I'd imagine this would put you at a significant disadvantage

    Cambridge was less clear but considering the average student there has 3A* I'd imagine you wouldn't be very competitive

    Oxford would not include Welsh bacc in any offer so you would be below the entry requirements

    Warwick would not consider the Welsh bacc in place of one a level as it is just a 3 a level offer so you wouldn't meet their standard offer

    In my opinion you should stick with bath it's a top uni and a lovely place, but again this is info I've just got from the websites and if the unis have said anything different go with that

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    Yeah I'm aware of how the different unis view the Welsh Bac and it's not the biggest achievement to get an A* in it loooool. I am under the entry requirements with AAA in my other three subjects but due to my medical circumstances I wasn't actually able to finish answering almost all of my exam papers. It's so frustrating because the ones I did manage to finish, like PH5, I got around 93% in, so I know AAA is way under par, especially since I had the best GCSEs in my year. There's no way I'd get an offer with just AAA, hence why I want to resit a few modules to improve that to A*A*A, which I think I could get if I did my exams under normal circumstances. I contacted those unis who have said they'd definitely consider me, I'm just wondering if anyone else has got in to those unis for economics after a gap year.
 
 
 
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