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    (Original post by i have no name)
    im in a extremely similar position as you
    i have applied for economics in nottingham and birmingham
    economics and finance in york and lancaster

    but my aim is strictly an investment banking or a traders position
    if i want to get into an accountant job in a big firm i wil stay at my current universirty (keele) doing economics and finance

    from what i hear nottingham is targeterd uni for IB (not as targeted as oxbridge/lse)
    please someone feel free to correct me as i might not be right
    Are you applying for an Msc? Either way getting into a BB from Nottingham is hard.
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    (Original post by Ramin Gorji)
    Ive actually never realised they accept general studies.
    tbh it shows that their economics department isn't great as they don't do that for many of their other subjects, so im not too bothered didn't like it that much anyway. Did you know birmingham have given out some offers to people applying to oxbridge/before deadline.
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    (Original post by Wezzler)
    tbh it shows that their economics department isn't great as they don't do that for many of their other subjects, so im not too bothered didn't like it that much anyway. Did you know birmingham have given out some offers to people applying to oxbridge/before deadline.
    I don't mind if I go to York or not i really like the course structure and I want to go on to do an msc after my degree anyway. However, Birmingham is one of my big choices i sent mine off on the 14th of October and I haven't received anything, we could be on the maybe pile im not sure.
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    (Original post by Wezzler)
    tbh it shows that their economics department isn't great as they don't do that for many of their other subjects, so im not too bothered didn't like it that much anyway. Did you know birmingham have given out some offers to people applying to oxbridge/before deadline.

    i) York's Economics department is a lot stronger than you might think.
    ii) You have obviously not been to their new Goodricke College either if you think the campus is terrible.
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    (Original post by Ramin Gorji)
    Hi everyone Ive recieved offers from York Lancaster and Surrey as an undergraduate to study bsc economics. Im still waiting on Birmingham and Nottingham I am just wondering which university you would choose as a firm and insurance. My main ambition in life is to work in the city either at a big accountancy firm or at an investment bank.

    Here are their grade requirements: York-AAB-offer
    Lancaster-AAB-offer
    Surrey-ABB-offer
    Birmingham-AAB-still waiting
    Nottingham-AAA-AABB-still waiting
    Take a look at the TAELT 2011.

    Nottingham/York/Birmingham are the stronger universities and have similar reputations, it would be silly to choose one over the other based on reputation. Consider other aspects also.
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    (Original post by SPMS)
    Take a look at the TAELT 2011.

    Nottingham/York/Birmingham are the stronger universities and have similar reputations, it would be silly to choose one over the other based on reputation. Consider other aspects also.
    Im attending several open days around February time, hopefully the open days will give me a better indication to how I feel about the campus course and city.
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    (Original post by TheBigCh)
    Nottingham have frequent visits from the big investment banks, it's a top target for them
    For a Economics graduate from any of these universities (with no post-grad qualifications) will find it a lot harder than those with the 'brand'. How do we even know that the OP wishes to go into banking?
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    Are you applying for an Msc? Either way getting into a BB from Nottingham is hard.
    so will i be better off staying at keele? then applying to do masters at a targeted uni? or should i go nottingham? providing i get my offer
    and no i have applied for a BSC (L100) in UCAS
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    (Original post by Ramin Gorji)
    Hi everyone Ive recieved offers from York Lancaster and Surrey as an undergraduate to study bsc economics. Im still waiting on Birmingham and Nottingham I am just wondering which university you would choose as a firm and insurance. My main ambition in life is to work in the city either at a big accountancy firm or at an investment bank.

    Here are their grade requirements: York-AAB-offer
    Lancaster-AAB-offer
    Surrey-ABB-offer
    Birmingham-AAB-still waiting
    Nottingham-AAA-AABB-still waiting
    Congratulations on your offers - but also for your aspirations. It's great to see people aim high!
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    (Original post by i have no name)
    so will i be better off staying at keele? then applying to do masters at a targeted uni? or should i go nottingham? providing i get my offer
    and no i have applied for a BSC (L100) in UCAS
    Sorry to but in, but maybe I could help.
    You are currently doing BSc Economics at Keele? Then applied to Nottingham to do the same course?
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    (Original post by Ramin Gorji)
    Im attending several open days around February time, hopefully the open days will give me a better indication to how I feel about the campus course and city.
    You can't make a mistake career prospects wise. All very good universities well done.
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    (Original post by SPMS)
    Sorry to but in, but maybe I could help.
    You are currently doing BSc Economics at Keele? Then applied to Nottingham to do the same course?
    no problem at all noo im doing BA economics and finance at keele but i have applied to do BSC Economics in Nottingham i only went keele because i wanted to stay local for university but this is a decision i greatly regret
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    (Original post by SPMS)
    For a Economics graduate from any of these universities (with no post-grad qualifications) will find it a lot harder than those with the 'brand'. How do we even know that the OP wishes to go into banking?
    1) Nottingham is, FACT, as much of a target by the top investment banks.
    2) Read the OP.
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    (Original post by TheBigCh)
    1) Nottingham is, FACT, as much of a target by the top investment banks.
    2) Read the OP.
    Why do you say this? I mean do you have any source? I always knew it was just six universities that were targets and Notts isn't one of them.. Not being critical I'm just curious cos I'll probably keep Nottingham as insurance.
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    (Original post by SPMS)
    i) York's Economics department is a lot stronger than you might think.
    ii) You have obviously not been to their new Goodricke College either if you think the campus is terrible.
    I get that its strong, but it still one of their weakest departments, and also imo southampton and bham are better overall taking other factors into account as well. Just pray to go i get offers from them, or else i may have made a mistake not putting in york.
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    (Original post by SPMS)
    You can't make a mistake career prospects wise. All very good universities well done.
    Thanks now its just about getting the grades.
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    (Original post by Wezzler)
    I get that its strong, but it still one of their weakest departments, and also imo southampton and bham are better overall taking other factors into account as well. Just pray to go i get offers from them, or else i may have made a mistake not putting in york.
    GCSE results?
    AS level results?
    Predictions?
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    (Original post by i have no name)
    no problem at all noo im doing BA economics and finance at keele but i have applied to do BSC Economics in Nottingham i only went keele because i wanted to stay local for university but this is a decision i greatly regret
    It is banking you are wanting to get into?

    Personally I think you are fine at Keele, if you gain a very high 2.1, prefably a first. Then as you say go on to a big brand name with a MSc in a strong subject, finance etc.

    More importantly however, you need to make contacts in this type of field. I would put this at the top of your priority list (the more people you know, the better they know you, trust me the better chance you will have), then work experience, then the first and following MSc.

    I think having Nottingham on your CV instead of Keele is not a huge issue, yes if you wern't going to do a masters and you ended up with the same classification it would be better for this field, but even so you would struggle still. If you were going to do a masters after your Nottingham degree then, I still think then you will be in a very similar postion as you would be if you followed this path.

    I hope I helped
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    (Original post by TheBigCh)
    1) Nottingham is, FACT, as much of a target by the top investment banks.
    2) Read the OP.
    Why is the competitiveness so loow compared to the 'targetd' ones then?
    As people know that Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, UCL, Imperial and Warwick are far more respected by bankers.
 
 
 
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