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    (Original post by elpaw)
    Are you going to the Freshers Fling, or are you a non-union member, like me?
    I'm a union member but i aint going to freshers' fling - too much work to do :-(

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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    As a career probably, but I'm back on PPE as a degree, I go between the two regularly.
    need to make up your mind really

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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    need to make up your mind really

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    well he is only 15
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    (Original post by edders)
    well he is only 15
    aww, ok didn't reaslise

    in that case what's he doing thinking so far ahead of himself??

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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    aww, ok didn't reaslise

    in that case what's he doing thinking so far ahead of himself??

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    Don't see the harm in it. At least he has a rough idea career-wise. I don't even know what I'm gonna do after my Maths degree! (which I haven't started yet)
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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    see previous post in this thread

    basically i was attacked by this guy in the street and was injured, but managed to fight back - all very nasty and unnecessarily violent.

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    Ouch...I'm so sorry, I didn't realise. Well done for fighting back though! Hope you are okey!

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    It's never too early to think about careers guys...I have my whole career mapped out in front of me (the only problem is I can't decide between doing a degree in Oriental Studies or History! Help!)
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Ouch...I'm so sorry, I didn't realise. Well done for fighting back though! Hope you are okey!

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    It's never too early to think about careers guys...I have my whole career mapped out in front of me (the only problem is I can't decide between doing a degree in Oriental Studies or History! Help!)
    i'd say history - which area of oriental studies are you planning to do??

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    (Original post by curryADD)
    are there americans in the english uni system? i had to ask, and im sure you would know....if so can they get ANY type of scholarship/financial aide?
    there is a pretty large american community here at oxford...it actually works out cheaper for them to study over here than back in the states in the ivy league!
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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    i'd say history - which area of oriental studies are you planning to do??

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    Arabic with Modern Middle Eastern Studies, possibly changing to a French Part II.
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    (Original post by Haz)
    I think it's more than that - most people get to interview stage because not many people apply that haven't a hope in hell. I'm going to be floating around in the gown helping interviewees at the end of term, oh. the memories.
    well in that case i'll keep an eye out for u lol
    what college are u at?
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Arabic with Modern Middle Eastern Studies, possibly changing to a French Part II.
    and what career are you planning???

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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    and what career are you planning???

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    Foreign Office, so languages would be more useful.
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Foreign Office, so languages would be more useful.
    cool
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Foreign Office, so languages would be more useful.
    yes but history is such a broad and really useful degree which combines so many different skills which you would need for tht kind of work. If you don;t make it onto faststream (which i assume you want to) history would also be a great degree which would allow you to do something else. oriental sounds a little narrow to me, although i'm sure the employablity prospects are very good.

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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    yes but history is such a broad and really useful degree which combines so many different skills which you would need for tht kind of work. If you don;t make it onto faststream (which i assume you want to) history would also be a great degree which would allow you to do something else. oriental sounds a little narrow to me, although i'm sure the employablity prospects are very good.

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    Yes...that makes sense...and an added bonus is that I'm better at and prefer History. Thanks
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Yes...that makes sense...and an added bonus is that I'm better at and prefer History. Thanks
    just my opinion tho, don't take it as gospel!!!! you're prbably best overall sticking with something you think will hold your interest for three or more years and if you prefer history it sounds like that would be a better option to me.

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    The thread looks very relevent to people like me but *sob* it's too long to read.
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    Does any of the Cambridge students here know David Randall? He was in one of the previous years at my school/sixth form, and he absolutely slautered his A-Levels. He's at Peterhouse, what's he like? His brother's my mate.

    Hello!

    [for anyone on the T2U forums, the same message is posted there - I've just got to dash, so I didn't re-word it. sorry!]

    As I know very little about Economics, and several people have said that this might be a problem if I'm interviewed for PPE, I would like to learn some more. However, it's not so simple: I cannot seem to find books with diagrams that aren't 700 page textbooks. Does anyone think I will be asked about diagrams etc. in an interview, when the interviewer can see that I have not studied AS/A2 Economics? The Oxford prospectus and a current Wadham PPE student both say that no knowledge is required before interview, or in fact, before starting the course.

    I wonder if a more general introduction would be better. The Accidental Theorist by Paul Krugman (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...522161-9786842) has been recommended to me by that student, yet again, it is a book of interesting articles which introduces the subject, but without the theory or diagrams. Would it be pointless trying to remember hundreds of graphs, when perhaps I should try and get a grasp of the basics needed to form a discussion? Or are graphs fundamental to any form of talk regarding Economics?

    If anybody could recommend any books to me, I would really appreciate hearing of them. I was also told to maybe try Butterfly Economics: A New General Theory of Social and Economic Behavior, by Paul Ormerod (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...522161-9786842). However, I'm wondering if this is a bit specialised to start with, and if it would provide the general introduction I need. Has anybody actually read it?

    Thanks a lot everyone! Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
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    in my own first-hand experience () of an oxford economics interview without having done economics alevel, you dont need to know about graphs and stuff. i was asked if there was anything relevant to economics id read about lately in the news and i talked about the NHS... led on to discussion of state interference in economy. also given a small problem on game theory to do, had a little discussion about that. time went very quickly!
 
 
 
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