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    WOOH! Applied to GS and CS early, and did the numerical test a few days ago. CS contacted me to schedule an interview already!
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    (Original post by MDmcDeeezeNuts)
    WOOH! Applied to GS and CS early, and did the numerical test a few days ago. CS contacted me to schedule an interview already!
    Oh wow you're early. How did you find the tests? Were they similar for both? Good luck

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    (Original post by Gladiatorsword)
    Oh wow you're early. How did you find the tests? Were they similar for both? Good luck

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    Yeah they're not too difficult. I managed to finish with 9 minutes left, but I think I got stuck on the last question for a good while. Good luck with your apps!!!
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    (Original post by MDmcDeeezeNuts)
    Yeah they're not too difficult. I managed to finish with 9 minutes left, but I think I got stuck on the last question for a good while. Good luck with your apps!!!
    Was the email asking for tests automatic?
    I have been flagged as a duplicate account because I had an account with them fro last year's application round, so I'm not receiving anything :/ I've emailed them to see if they can solve it - hoping for the best.
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    Woah that's early, I'm going to wait until I start university to apply because I want the careers advice and things they provide
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    (Original post by Ganja_Saurus)
    Woah that's early, I'm going to wait until I start university to apply because I want the careers advice and things they provide
    Some of us are at a 4 year course that's why we applied already (we're starting second year)
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    How exceptional do you have to be? Is it in terms of the extra curriculars you do or academics?
    participation in sw, recommendations, likeability
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    (Original post by RWiz)
    Must be in terms of EC's. Academic excellence is 16-17 year old PhD students, not the average Joe Doe with perfect grades in high school and the first year of uni studying easy business degrees, haha. There's thousand of such.
    It depends how you define 'excellence' I guess.

    I think defining it as 16-17 year old PhD students is a bit extreme.

    If you're at Oxbridge/LSE/ICL then you're probably in the top 1-5% of academic achievers in the country. That's excellent in my opinion.
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    (Original post by anonwinner)
    It depends how you define 'excellence' I guess.

    I think defining it as 16-17 year old PhD students is a bit extreme.

    If you're at Oxbridge/LSE/ICL then you're probably in the top 1-5% of academic achievers in the country. That's excellent in my opinion.
    I'd say excellence in terms of both academia and extra curricula

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    When do applications open?
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    (Original post by Gman786)
    When do applications open?
    I believe a significant number of apps have opened

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    (Original post by Gladiatorsword)
    I believe a significant number of apps have opened

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    Which?
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    If you're from Oxbridge, LSE, ICL, UCL apparently that's the Big 5 or something like that, then you are in a target university so I think those are academic excellence, but it honestly doesn't matter because you have to stand out from the crowd so in order to do that you must do extra curricular things or any internships or past work experience would help for your chosen programme
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    (Original post by Ganja_Saurus)
    If you're from Oxbridge, LSE, ICL, UCL apparently that's the Big 5 or something like that, then you are in a target university so I think those are academic excellence, but it honestly doesn't matter because you have to stand out from the crowd so in order to do that you must do extra curricular things or any internships or past work experience would help for your chosen programme
    big 6* warwick is in there.

    And this whole convo about academic excellence is a bit useless imo

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    (Original post by Ganja_Saurus)
    If you're from Oxbridge, LSE, ICL, UCL apparently that's the Big 5 or something like that, then you are in a target university so I think those are academic excellence, but it honestly doesn't matter because you have to stand out from the crowd so in order to do that you must do extra curricular things or any internships or past work experience would help for your chosen programme
    Academic excellence is pretty irrelevant here. Someone on a AAB course at a target is hardly more academically excellent than someone on an A*A*A course at a semi but it's being at a target that matters.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    big 6* warwick is in there.

    And this whole convo about academic excellence is a bit useless imo

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    True. As long as your at a target uni its hard to differentiate between candidates who do well, as, most will do - if its data science or economics at warwick, is irrelevant. I'm

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    (Original post by Sikhanddestroy)
    I was worried about the degree. Just seems like everyone doing into IB has a quantitative degree. So is it not preferred to humanities or is it just a matter of university (the better the university, the less degree matters)
    Dw, seen people with languages and fine art in one example. Just be conscience of learning about the sector
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    (Original post by Terry Tibbs)
    Academic excellence is pretty irrelevant here. Someone on a AAB course at a target is hardly more academically excellent than someone on an A*A*A course at a semi but it's being at a target that matters.
    No it doesn't.
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    (Original post by President J)
    No it doesn't.
    What "doesn't"?
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    What else are you guys gonna apply to? Other than Investment Banks
 
 
 
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