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    (Original post by Fas)
    i much prefer Nottingham, higher rep, very nice campus etc etc you'll definitely get offers with those grades! although isn't Nottingham A*AA for entry?
    Im applying for industrial economics at Nottingham which has.a slightly lower offer.

    Thanks anyway - hopefully ill bag an offer soon !
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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    Tier 1 is Oxbridge, LSE, Warwick, UCL.

    By the way, I'm applying to 4 of these, one twice.
    I look at it differently. This is purely my opinion but I think Tier 1 is Oxbridge + LSE.

    Tier 1:
    Oxbridge, LSE
    Tier 2:
    Warwick, UCL
    Tier 3:
    Bristol, Bath, Nottingham, Durham, Exeter
    Tier 4:
    York, Southampton, Surrey etc.
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    I look at it differently. This is purely my opinion but I think Tier 1 is Oxbridge + LSE.

    Tier 1:
    Oxbridge, LSE
    Tier 2:
    Warwick, UCL
    Tier 3:
    Bristol, Bath, Nottingham, Durham, Exeter
    Tier 4:
    York, Southampton, Surrey etc.
    Fair enough. Your list seems pretty accurate though.
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    I look at it differently. This is purely my opinion but I think Tier 1 is Oxbridge + LSE.

    Tier 1:
    Oxbridge, LSE
    Tier 2:
    Warwick, UCL
    Tier 3:
    Bristol, Bath, Nottingham, Durham, Exeter
    Tier 4:
    York, Southampton, Surrey etc.
    id rank Warwick over Oxbridge personally, but apart from that i agree with that
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    FP3? You started that in school or just some personal studying?

    Same. Although from LSE I got the "you're application is strong enough for further consideration" email. So not all bad eh?
    i havent got an email

    just wondering, when did you send off your ucas and when did you receive the email?


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    (Original post by hyfrjas)
    i havent got an email

    just wondering, when did you send off your ucas and when did you receive the email?


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    Sent off on 15/10
    Received on 28/10.

    I wouldn't worry too much about it since I'm sure they've got lots of applications sent around this period so it takes a while to look through them all. Also the course selector looks at other courses on top of Economics so he/she is clearly busy.

    What are your grade if you don't mind me asking?
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    Sent off on 15/10
    Received on 28/10.

    I wouldn't worry too much about it since I'm sure they've got lots of applications sent around this period so it takes a while to look through them all. Also the course selector looks at other courses on top of Economics so he/she is clearly busy.

    What are your grade if you don't mind me asking?
    im predicted A* A A A but my gcses are pretty average what about you?


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    (Original post by hyfrjas)
    im predicted A* A A A but my gcses are pretty average what about you?


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    Predicted 4 A* but average GCSEs. Speaking to the admissions tutor she said they consider everyone who's met the predicted grades and you do so I'd not look too much into it.
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    (Original post by Fas)
    id rank Warwick over Oxbridge personally, but apart from that i agree with that
    Why Warwick over Oxbridge out of interest?
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    (Original post by Jupperrs)
    Aha, thanks very much. That's nice to hear!

    What's everyone's favorite 'second tier' university - ie of the ones I'm applying to.

    If Exeter give me A*AA then I wont accept, and will choice between York or Nottingham. So what are people's favorites of those?
    I'm applying to Southampton, I love the place and it's not too far from where I'm living currently.
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    A question I have for anyone who may answer it please, Should I notify Oxford Trinity college about the reasons for my GCSE performance (4A*'s 4A's 1B 1C)? - parents going through a separation during my second year examinations
    It doesn't reflect my natural abilities nor my potential, achieved 4A's in AS with 90% UMS average and predicted 3A*'s + A in EPQ. The only flaw I have in my UCAS application is my GCSE profile which I believe may hold me back for being short listed for interviews, where if given the opportunity hope to excel from other applicants.
    Advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance to whom replies


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    (Original post by Rafael_96)
    A question I have for anyone who may answer it please, Should I notify Oxford Trinity college about the reasons for my GCSE performance (4A*'s 4A's 1B 1C)? - parents going through a separation during my second year examinations
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    Unless theres an official mitigating circumstance thingy which your referee has mentioned, then it sounds like your just scraping the barrel with a throwaway excuse from the admissions POV
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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    Unless theres an official mitigating circumstance thingy which your referee has mentioned, then it sounds like your just scraping the barrel with a throwaway excuse from the admissions POV
    Reason I didn't write this in ucas was because I don't want to use an excuse, if I hold the academic aptitude and passion for subject to study at Oxford, which I believe I do then thought why mention it, although talking to a tutor I was told they'll take it into consideration if my referee writes to the college so thought I should (even told admissions I don't want to use an excuse and they interrupted saying I shouldn't think of it like that)
    What do you think still?


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    (Original post by Rafael_96)
    Reason I didn't write this in ucas was because I don't want to use an excuse, if I hold the academic aptitude and passion for subject to study at Oxford, which I believe I do then thought why mention it, although talking to a tutor I was told they'll take it into consideration if my referee writes to the college so thought I should (even told admissions I don't want to use an excuse and they interrupted saying I shouldn't think of it like that)
    What do you think still?


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    If your tutor writes it, then i guess that's a bit more appropriate than a possible sappy email about how you forgot to mention xxxx. Cant do any harm i guess if an authority body writes to them ^^
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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    If your tutor writes it, then i guess that's a bit more appropriate than a possible sappy email about how you forgot to mention xxxx. Cant do any harm i guess if an authority body writes to them ^^
    Clearly I would get a referee to write to them than myself haha, just considering if it's worth it right now


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    I got the email from LSE too saying that my application for economics was strong enough to be considered for further consideration. But I may have made a mistake applying to LSE for maths and econ as my fifth choice because I havent talked about maths that much at all in my p.s. and plus that my first four choices were cambridge, lse, ucl and warwick all for economics. just gotta keep hoping now and hopefully I will get at least one offer.
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    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    I'm applying to Southampton, I love the place and it's not too far from where I'm living currently.
    Yeah I'm also applying there - Would like an offer about now...
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    (Original post by Jupperrs)
    Yeah I'm also applying there - Would like an offer about now...
    When did you send off your application? People at my school got offers from there around 1 week - 2 weeks.
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    (Original post by Rafael_96)
    Reason I didn't write this in ucas was because I don't want to use an excuse, if I hold the academic aptitude and passion for subject to study at Oxford, which I believe I do then thought why mention it,
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    Since university admissions is highly competitive and cut-throat. Sure we have a nice cohort of potential economists on TSR but we don't represent the rest of the world. A lot of people do anything to get one up against other applicants just for that 0.1% chance to turn in their favour.

    If you've genuinely got circumstances then mention it. They won't look down upon you for scraping the barrel since everyone is trying to get into the top universities. If you get rejected you want to look back and say you gave 100% not think "what if I gave them details of my circumstances?".

    A days work of chasing your referee to write it for you is going to mean very little looking back in hindsight.
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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    When did you send off your application? People at my school got offers from there around 1 week - 2 weeks.
    Well I sent it to my school around the start of october, but they took until the 25th to send it to Ucas because they did all the oxbridge people first, which is irritating.

    So nearly a week. Hopefully i'll get one sometime next week.

    Does anyone else find themselves spending a large proportion of their time checking their emails...?
 
 
 
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