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    Hullo everyone,
    For those of you who can be bothered, I would like to know your opinion on this issue i'm facing. Just to bring you up to speed, currently I am going to university in Australia and doing a double degree in law/commerce (which requires the australian equiv of AAA). Last year I had applied for the LSE really just to keep my options open and after a fairly succesful round of final exams I received an unconditional offer a week and a half ago into straight economics.

    Now the question I pose is that is the prestige, teaching quality etc etc of LSE worth leaving a solid uni within australia where i'll be getting two degrees compared to only the single one im getting if I go to LSE.

    Dont get me wrong, I am stoked to have been accepted into LSE, and am really thinking of accepting even if it is only to gain exp. Does going to LSE open as many doors (sry for the cliche) as people claim is does for the future? Or is it better for post grad? Keeping in mind uni here is almost half the price!! :questionm cheers!!
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    (Original post by *Sub)
    Hullo everyone,
    For those of you who can be bothered, I would like to know your opinion on this issue i'm facing. Just to bring you up to speed, currently I am going to university in Australia and doing a double degree in law/commerce (which requires the australian equiv of AAA). Last year I had applied for the LSE really just to keep my options open and after a fairly succesful round of final exams I received an unconditional offer a week and a half ago into straight economics.

    Now the question I pose is that is the prestige, teaching quality etc etc of LSE worth leaving a solid uni within australia where i'll be getting two degrees compared to only the single one im getting if I go to LSE.

    Dont get me wrong, I am stoked to have been accepted into LSE, and am really thinking of accepting even if it is only to gain exp. Does going to LSE open as many doors (sry for the cliche) as people claim is does for the future? Or is it better for post grad? Keeping in mind uni here is almost half the price!! :questionm cheers!!
    btw "stoked"...love that word haven't heard it since i last watched home and away

    LSE for economics at undergrad level is extreeeeeeeeeeemely hard to get into and the reputation of an LSE economics degree(at 2.1 or 1st) carries a lot of weight with employers around the world and is probably worth the extra money it will cost you to study here....
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    wheres australia? never heard of it
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    (Original post by af1)
    wheres australia? never heard of it
    I think that is is the place where they have panda bears.
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    In a bit of reverse fate I guess, I was planning to apply to Australia unis until I got an offer for LSE/UCL econ undergrad. I decided that the experience, reputation and academia at LSE was worth it so I decided to stick with London. However, now I have this dooming premonition that I'm gonna fail my conditional offer and LSE/UCL won't cut me any slack so I'll somehow find myself kicked out of LSE before I laid a foot there...

    But wow, a double degree in Law/Comerce That was almost the program I was considering when I thought of applying to Australia.
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    LSE all the way, has a way better global rep than any Australian university IMO
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    fair enough... cheers for all your opinions by the way.... my main concern was the loss of two degrees in order to gain one (even one as valued as LSEs)

    for af1, australias the place with the savage man eating koala bears, nicole kidman, and the cricket team that just keeps on winning hope that helps
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    If you intend to stay in Australia to work, then the Aussie uni is not too bad a choice. By the way, which Aussie uni are we talking about?
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    which australia uni?If it is a well known one like say melbourne or natioanl university of australia then maybe.If not i think LSE is so much better in terms of job prospect, teachining quality and overall rept.They are really well known wideworld..SO if i am u, i will defintely take up LSE offer=)
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    University of Western Australia, granted its no ANU or Umelb... but its part of the 'group of 8' top universities in australia.
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    The Group of Eight is a mere marketing tool. UNSW, Univ. of Melb, ANU and Univ. of Syd all do not have to tell the whole world they're in the Group of Eight. However, that UWA constantly has to remind the whole Australia - if not the world - that it's part of the Group of Eight says something about its true value.

    Besides, you wonder if the inclusion of UWA in the Group has anything to do with the fact that without it, there would be no WA universities in the Group.

    So between UWA and the LSE, if you can afford it, I say go for the LSE.
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    fair enough, thanks for you opinions everyone... I was leaning towards going anyways, but its nice to know what other people reckon!
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    (Original post by *Sub)
    fair enough, thanks for you opinions everyone... I was leaning towards going anyways, but its nice to know what other people reckon!
    Hi Sub, don't mind me saying this: but if you are going to ask for opinions in a LSE forum, obvioulsy you are going to get lots of support for LSE ...

    Still it seems like your mind and heart is set on LSE, which is not such a bad thing if you really know what you want. Good luck!
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    (Original post by JustaGuy)
    Hi Sub, don't mind me saying this: but if you are going to ask for opinions in a LSE forum, obvioulsy you are going to get lots of support for LSE ...

    Still it seems like your mind and heart is set on LSE, which is not such a bad thing if you really know what you want. Good luck!
    ahah, thanks, but to be entirely honest I not entirely really economics is the line for me. I'm interested in it for sure but I never did econs at high school and im doing it now as a uni course at UWA and im liking it. But going to LSE just seems to big of an oppertunity to miss and I can always do something different in postgrad later. Oh, and UWA offered to hold open my law spot for a while so if I want I can always finish my law degree there later so I seem to be covered on all counts! Like i said before, Im stoked to have gotten in and knowing that I would generally get wicked reviews about LSE here I used it as a final little bit of convincing! :fight: (no idea y I put that last simley in.... but whoa.. fencing simleys, no more exlpanation required!)
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    Good for u =).I will think u make the right choice coz lots of scholars from my country are also send to LSE.I figure this just proves LSE is good coz the government won't wanna waste the taxpayer $$ and sent scholars to crap uni. Beside it is really well known all over the world..
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    righto... just changing the topic a little bit... do most people start uni at LSE when they are 18? just curious to know how many under 18 year olds will be there. I know that the younger you are the less they like you.... I was rejed by Bristol by phone, they called and asked if I could reapply next year.... but by that time I already had LSE...
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    (Original post by CNN Center)
    The Group of Eight is a mere marketing tool. UNSW, Univ. of Melb, ANU and Univ. of Syd all do not have to tell the whole world they're in the Group of Eight. However, that UWA constantly has to remind the whole Australia - if not the world - that it's part of the Group of Eight says something about its true value.

    Besides, you wonder if the inclusion of UWA in the Group has anything to do with the fact that without it, there would be no WA universities in the Group.

    So between UWA and the LSE, if you can afford it, I say go for the LSE.
    I agree.
    If you can afford it, then definitely LSE. More prestige (I've - well - I've never heard of UWA )
    Congratulations, by the way.
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    (Original post by milady)
    I agree.
    If you can afford it, then definitely LSE. More prestige (I've - well - I've never heard of UWA )
    Congratulations, by the way.
    ahah, are you serious?? your public profile says youre in sydney... and if YOU havent heard of UWA it really must not have been as good as I thought it was....!!!
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    (Original post by milady)
    I agree.
    If you can afford it, then definitely LSE. More prestige (I've - well - I've never heard of UWA )
    Congratulations, by the way.
    lol, thanks!
    ahah, but are you serious?? your public profile says youre in sydney... and if YOU havent heard of UWA it really must not have been as good as I thought it was....!!!
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    sub,

    i am going to the lse as well..msc in econ history. i am from melbourne. as far as reputation goes, i think the LSE far outweighs any australian uni (top 8 or otherwise) ... so if you havent accepted the offer, do!

    shefali.

    (Original post by *Sub)
    fair enough, thanks for you opinions everyone... I was leaning towards going anyways, but its nice to know what other people reckon!
 
 
 
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