Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Got an offer from Warwick on Wednesday, but still waiting on my other 4, has anyone heard from Durham yet?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dontlookatme)
    Got an offer from Warwick on Wednesday, but still waiting on my other 4, has anyone heard from Durham yet?
    If you dont mind, what are your stats and when did you send your ucas off? Congrats btw

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by sr-96)
    If you dont mind, what are your stats and when did you send your ucas off? Congrats btw

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Would also like to know this as i'm still waiting on Warwick.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dontlookatme)
    Got an offer from Warwick on Wednesday, but still waiting on my other 4, has anyone heard from Durham yet?
    Ooh I'm so jealous I love warwick, nah I've not heard a thing from durham


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Ooh I'm so jealous I love warwick, nah I've not heard a thing from durham


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    LSE have told me i will recieve a decision by next Tuesday and i expect a decision from Warwick soon...
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 789tom789)
    LSE have told me i will recieve a decision by next Tuesday and i expect a decision from Warwick soon...
    Hopefully it's good news, if you don't mind me asking when did you apply and what are your stats?!


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mathsfanatic123)
    Hopefully it's good news, if you don't mind me asking when did you apply and what are your stats?!


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    On the page before mate
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 789tom789)
    LSE have told me i will recieve a decision by next Tuesday and i expect a decision from Warwick soon...
    Ooh exciting, when did you apply?
    I'm expecting something from leeds any day now, I got my acknowledgement email from them nearly 2 weeks ago and they said they try and make decisions within 2 weeks, although it may be 4 weeks if they're busy :/


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Ooh exciting, when did you apply?
    I'm expecting something from leeds any day now, I got my acknowledgement email from them nearly 2 weeks ago and they said they try and make decisions within 2 weeks, although it may be 4 weeks if they're busy :/


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    LSE said 5 days ago they would get back to me in 2 weeks with a decision. I applied on 3rd October.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    What do you guys want to do as future careers?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 789tom789)
    What do you guys want to do as future careers?
    dunno yet, maybe something finance related. An aspiration is to maybe work at the UN or World Bank.
    defo ruled out investment banking after work experience and advice from relatives!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by groovyd97)
    dunno yet, maybe something finance related. An aspiration is to maybe work at the UN or World Bank.
    defo ruled out investment banking after work experience and advice from relatives!
    what's wrong with investment banking?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 789tom789)
    LSE said 5 days ago they would get back to me in 2 weeks with a decision. I applied on 3rd October.
    Ooh exciting, I applied on the 3rd too, although it took nottingham until Thursday to even acknowledge my application hm


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 789tom789)
    what's wrong with investment banking?
    all the people i spoke to said the hours were horrible, the results of your work were unpredictable and many of them were on their 2nd/3rd/4th marriages!!!
    Also, a few of the guys there directly advised me not go into IB because they said it was on its way out in the next 10 years.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by groovyd97)
    Also, a few of the guys there directly advised me not go into IB because they said it was on its way out in the next 10 years.
    Did he say what was on its way in in the next 10 years? xD
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by mwatters)
    Did he say what was on its way in in the next 10 years? xD
    His concerns were that the appeal would be lost after the financial crisis so it would just die out. But there are 3 main concerns:
    The first concerns the risk of insolvency. Investment banks have higher leverage than other banks.
    The second, related doubt concerns their funding profile. As a group, the pure-play investment banks have relied heavily on short-term funding.
    As well as dearer funding and lower leverage, the investment banks face the prospect of weakened demand for their services. As and when the market for structured finance revives, it will be smaller and less rewarding than before. This is the third concern - less profit.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by groovyd97)
    His concerns were that the appeal would be lost after the financial crisis so it would just die out. But there are 3 main concerns:
    The first concerns the risk of insolvency. Investment banks have higher leverage than other banks.
    The second, related doubt concerns their funding profile. As a group, the pure-play investment banks have relied heavily on short-term funding.
    As well as dearer funding and lower leverage, the investment banks face the prospect of weakened demand for their services. As and when the market for structured finance revives, it will be smaller and less rewarding than before. This is the third concern - less profit.
    All this suggests to me is that investment banking will not be as big as it was before, this doesn't show IB dying out.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by callmethed0ctor)
    Hi! I'm from Newcastle, you? Yeah I went up in June for the open day and fell in love with the place. City is beautiful, university is well kitted out and the lecturers seemed really nice so I'm hoping and praying for an offer! What about you?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I thought it was really nice too! I'm from scotland so I already have close to the typical entry requirements so I'm hoping with a good ps and reference I could sneak an unconditional! The halls weren't brilliant but nothing which I couldn't stay in
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by sr-96)
    If you dont mind, what are your stats and when did you send your ucas off? Congrats btw

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Sent off application on the 30th of September, and my I got 10 A* and 3 A's at GCSE, 4 As at AS with a 97% ums average in the 3 subjects I kept on, and 3 a* predictions
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Ah yep I'm happy with my grades I got 4As and a B and yeah I do further maths so I'm someone with it
    I'd say if you were willing to self teach just to AS that'd be good and fp1 isn't actually very difficult at all so that could be an option for you?
    Erm most people read freakonomics or however it's actually spelt and I think the armchair economist is a common one. I went to warwick open day and the economics lecturer suggested reading the economist weekly and piketty's capital, which I'm yet to start reading and looks like heavy going aha


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    At a Cambridge open day the economics tutor said that if you put capital on your PS they firstly would believe that you read all of it and secondly they would know for certain you wouldn't understand it as she said (most likely exaggerating) that some tutors will find it tough to read. I don't think it is common reading, it's the product of serious empirical research aimed at academics. If you do read it, let me know how you get on!


    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.