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    For those who have applied to Oxbridge: how is everyone preparing for interviews?

    The more I think about potentially getting an interview, the more scared I am & the more I can't stop procrastinating!!
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    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted people's opinions on whether I am likely to get offers from Bath (twice), Bristol, Nottingham, UCL.
    My AS grades are AAAB in Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Physics.
    A2 predictions are A*A*A in Economics, Maths and FM.
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    (Original post by JAthwal1)
    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted people's opinions on whether I am likely to get offers from Bath (twice), Bristol, Nottingham, UCL.
    My AS grades are AAAB in Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Physics.
    A2 predictions are A*A*A in Economics, Maths and FM.
    As long as your GCSE profile, PS and reference are decent, you stand a good chance at all of them.
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    (Original post by Aso816)
    that's cool
    btw what is your backup uni and have you got offers yet
    My backup uni's leeds and I've got offers from leeds and nottingham


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    (Original post by Skill Twix)
    Warwick is a campus university?Isn't it like Manchester?I mean it's similar to Nottingham then?a campus site university
    Warwick is like ultimate campus uni, like nottingham but sort of even more so because the closest city is Coventry and that's not exactly a massive city
    It's nothing like Manchester uni from what I can remember of manc, that's like all across a main road isn't it?


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    (Original post by oreoenthusiast)
    For those who have applied to Oxbridge: how is everyone preparing for interviews?

    The more I think about potentially getting an interview, the more scared I am & the more I can't stop procrastinating!!
    I'm just going to revise all my maths and economics that I've done this year and last year and keep on top of extra reading, might try and reread parts of some of the books in my ps
    But I think my school might do some prep with me too


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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Warwick is like ultimate campus uni, like nottingham but sort of even more so because the closest city is Coventry and that's not exactly a massive city
    It's nothing like Manchester uni from what I can remember of manc, that's like all across a main road isn't it?


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    Yes Manchester uni is all across a main road.Love places like that.So I should take Warwick out of my list then?I hate campus unis.What about Bath,KCL,Bristol and UCL?
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    (Original post by Skill Twix)
    Yes Manchester uni is all across a main road.Love places like that.So I should take Warwick out of my list then?I hate campus unis.What about Bath,KCL,Bristol and UCL?
    Warwick and bath are super campus-y like it's a fair distance to each city

    Bristol is a beautiful city really nice and not a campus uni ahah

    UCL and KCL are both London but UCL is more highly regarded for econ imo

    Really I'd say you need to decide between London and Bristol which city you prefer


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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Warwick and bath are super campus-y like it's a fair distance to each city

    Bristol is a beautiful city really nice and not a campus uni ahah

    UCL and KCL are both London but UCL is more highly regarded for econ imo

    Really I'd say you need to decide between London and Bristol which city you prefer


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    I think I have my choices then.For my A* AA universities,I'll apply to either KCL/UCL and Bristol.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...Unis_in_the_UK
    You might want to have a look at this!
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    (Original post by Skill Twix)
    I think I have my choices then.For my A* AA universities,I'll apply to either KCL/UCL and Bristol.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...Unis_in_the_UK
    You might want to have a look at this!
    I like how I've applied to 3 on that list and 2 collegiate ahahaha, I'm not ready for the big wide world


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    (Original post by Aso816)
    Yeah pretty sure warwick offers summer internship connections with large firms, but i am not sure how competitive is warwick (i mean the ratio of successful application to total applications) My AS results are 4As and 1B with A*3As prediction
    Do you think my choices are too risky tho?
    I don't think so? Warwick's econ course is 3 years so it's not like Bath where you can do a placement year. However, Warwick is targeted by banks so in that sense yes.

    (Original post by oreoenthusiast)
    For those who have applied to Oxbridge: how is everyone preparing for interviews?

    The more I think about potentially getting an interview, the more scared I am & the more I can't stop procrastinating!!
    Read The Economist and practice your maths and you're good to go. Literally there is no point worrying about it. The 'interview' is more of a conversation and thinking back on it now, i don't know why i was so worried. This isn't an excuse to underprepare though!

    (Original post by JAthwal1)
    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted people's opinions on whether I am likely to get offers from Bath (twice), Bristol, Nottingham, UCL.
    My AS grades are AAAB in Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Physics.
    A2 predictions are A*A*A in Economics, Maths and FM.
    You'll probably get all/all but one with UCL the hardest.
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    Haven't checked track all week. I know I haven't got an offer. Admissions tutors hate economists!


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    (Original post by EHZ17)
    Haven't checked track all week. I know I haven't got an offer. Admissions tutors hate economists!


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    You've gone for cambridge, the two London ones and Warwick right I remember seeing on the Cambridge thread right? So they're all super competitive with a bit of a wait
    What's your fifth choice? You might hear from them soonish
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    You've gone for cambridge, the two London ones and Warwick right I remember seeing on the Cambridge thread right? So they're all super competitive with a bit of a wait
    What's your fifth choice? You might hear from them soonish
    My fifth choice was Surrey and I got an AAA offer. I wish I could have the replies now as I have no motivation to do school work. I think I have a better chance at Cambridge than at LSE but even so, those chances are tremendously slim for anybody!


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    (Original post by EHZ17)
    My fifth choice was Surrey and I got an AAA offer. I wish I could have the replies now as I have no motivation to do school work. I think I have a better chance at Cambridge than at LSE but even so, those chances are tremendously slim for anybody!


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    Ah at least with Cambridge you know when you'll hear but the other 3 are so unpredictable :rolleyes:
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    Does anyone have offers for Economics at Warwick? I've got one for Bath but UCL and LSE take ages. Also, for those applying to LSE what are the 4 week and 6 week emails about if you've got that far. Cambridge is just a waiting thing so it's annoying.
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    I'm just going to revise all my maths and economics that I've done this year and last year and keep on top of extra reading, might try and reread parts of some of the books in my ps
    But I think my school might do some prep with me too


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    Oh that's cool are you going to look at any of your stuff from other subjects? My friend from the year above said in her interview last year they asked her about like, Chemistry or Biology or whatever science she was doing? I can't for the life of me figure out why they would ask that in an economics interview though :/
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    I guess we all agree that economics is the most important and useful subject to study :P


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    (Original post by oreoenthusiast)
    Oh that's cool are you going to look at any of your stuff from other subjects? My friend from the year above said in her interview last year they asked her about like, Chemistry or Biology or whatever science she was doing? I can't for the life of me figure out why they would ask that in an economics interview though :/
    Well I only still do English Lit this year as well and I cant imagine there'd be much to say on that, nor on Chinese which I did last year, unless they were Chinese and then my poor ability would really come out

    It's mainly maths I'm going to focus and keeping up to date with The Economist and stuff
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Well I only still do English Lit this year as well and I cant imagine there'd be much to say on that, nor on Chinese which I did last year, unless they were Chinese and then my poor ability would really come out

    It's mainly maths I'm going to focus and keeping up to date with The Economist and stuff
    Okay, thank you!
 
 
 
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