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    (Original post by hamzab)
    Nice results! I presume you were predicted straight A's:p:

    Is that you In your profile pic?
    erm yes lol
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Yes, I am sure that many econ courses will have spaces in 2011.
    If only the same could be said for this year, sigh, going to be one hell of a competitive year, especially with ones who didn't get in last year reapplying, but these budget cuts, IMO I don't think they effect the amount of places for traditional courses (such as Economics), in fact, courses such as Sciences and Mathematics have had their numbers steadily increase over the past few years if I'm not mistaken. So would you agree on saying that the number of "seats" available for Economics has been cut this year at the "mainstream" top 50 Universities in this country?
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    (Original post by Butterfly1991)
    erm yes lol
    I could've sworn I've seen you before! Live near Surrey? Like New Malden, Surbiton, Kingston, Richmond etc?

    Anyhoo you are one hawt larkee lol.
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    (Original post by hamzab)
    I could've sworn I've seen you before! Live near Surrey? Like New Malden, Surbiton, Kingston, Richmond etc?

    Anyhoo you are one hawt larkee lol.
    yes I do live in surrey. Surbition is like half an hour away

    you might have.

    Thanks but I am not :/
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    (Original post by Butterfly1991)
    yes I do live in surrey. Surbition is like half an hour away

    you might have.

    Thanks but I am not :/
    Lol never say never! What makes you say that anyway? Your picture certainly disproved your point.

    I live near Wimbledon, distinct chance that you travel up there?
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    (Original post by hamzab)
    Lol never say never! What makes you say that anyway? Your picture certainly disproved your point.

    I live near Wimbledon, distinct chance that you travel up there?
    I am not though

    Tinsletown milkshake :awesome: But they have closed it down =(
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    (Original post by hamzab)
    If only the same could be said for this year, sigh, going to be one hell of a competitive year, especially with ones who didn't get in last year reapplying,
    Well in every cycle there are always some re-appplications from students who applied in the previous cycle. So I don't think that is anything special in this cycle.

    (Original post by hamzab)
    but these budget cuts,
    Well it is complciated. In 08/09 there were increases in the number of places just that:
    i)it was not as big an increase as expected.
    ii)it was not as big an increase in the number of applicants.

    (Original post by hamzab)
    IMO I don't think they effect the amount of places for traditional courses (such as Economics), in fact, courses such as Sciences and Mathematics have had their numbers steadily increase over the past few years if I'm not mistaken.
    Not sure what the numbers are.

    (Original post by hamzab)
    So would you agree on saying that the number of "seats" available for Economics has been cut this year at the "mainstream" top 50 Universities in this country?
    No.
    For example Warwick has increased it's numbers of econ places in the last couple of years. (it wanted the extra money.... )
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    (Original post by Butterfly1991)
    I am not though

    Tinsletown milkshake :awesome: But they have closed it down =(
    Nah, I think you are, just shy lol

    Yup, Tinsletown is the best, meant a few extra hours at the gym, but it was worth it! Now I have to travel up to bloody Farringdon! Still, not too far from City and SOAS lol

    You from Pakistan?
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Well in every cycle there are always some re-appplications from students who applied in the previous cycle. So I don't think that is anything special in this cycle.
    Yes, probably the Media bandwagon trying to profit maximise through their usual strategies, all talk the same rubbish!

    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Well it is complciated. In 08/09 there were increases in the number of places just that:
    i)it was not as big an increase as expected.
    ii)it was not as big an increase in the number of applicants.
    Not sure what the numbers are. [/QUOTE]

    I see.

    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    No.
    For example Warwick has increased it's numbers of econ places in the last couple of years. (it wanted the extra money.... )
    Profit Maximisation at its very best!

    Also, if you don't mind me asking, what Unis are you going to be lecturing at, I presume that's what you want to do after your PhD or are you thinking of working for an NGO/Bank etc?
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    (Original post by hamzab)
    Nah, I think you are, just shy lol

    Yup, Tinsletown is the best, meant a few extra hours at the gym, but it was worth it! Now I have to travel up to bloody Farringdon! Still, not too far from City and SOAS lol

    You from Pakistan?
    Yep same :p: Worth it though.

    I'll prop end up in City or SOAS, go there everyday :p: then hit the gym afterwards lol
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    (Original post by Butterfly1991)
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    Yep same :p: Worth it though.

    I'll prop end up in City or SOAS, go there everyday :p: then hit the gym afterwards lol
    Lol start a Tinseltown appreciation society! Ferro Rocher... Mmmmmm... lol

    I hear bounty ones are quite good too? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by hamzab)
    Yes, probably the Media bandwagon trying to profit maximise through their usual strategies, all talk the same rubbish!
    Well it is a case of needing to look past the headlines:

    (Original post by hamzab)
    Also, if you don't mind me asking, what Unis are you going to be lecturing at, I presume that's what you want to do after your PhD or are you thinking of working for an NGO/Bank etc?
    No, you are correct I want to be a lecturer. Long way from finishing. So no idea yet who is looking to offer me a job!
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    (Original post by hamzab)
    Lol start a Tinseltown appreciation society! Ferro Rocher... Mmmmmm... lol

    I hear bounty ones are quite good too? :rolleyes:
    That is my favouorite lol and oreos and kinder bueno.

    I have tried all of the flavours. :p:

    Oh and i am from Pakistan
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    (Original post by hamzab)
    If only the same could be said for this year, sigh, going to be one hell of a competitive year, especially with ones who didn't get in last year reapplying, but these budget cuts, IMO I don't think they effect the amount of places for traditional courses (such as Economics), in fact, courses such as Sciences and Mathematics have had their numbers steadily increase over the past few years if I'm not mistaken. So would you agree on saying that the number of "seats" available for Economics has been cut this year at the "mainstream" top 50 Universities in this country?
    UCAS report a reduction in economics applications this cycle:
    L1 - Economics 44,490 -0.6%
    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/about_us/media...s/2010/080210b
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    UCAS report a reduction in economics applications this cycle:

    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/about_us/media...s/2010/080210b
    Now that is very, very interesting given the large general increase in applications. Forgive my ignorance, but does anyone know why economics applications decreased whilst almost every other subject increased quite spectacularly...?
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    Getting a 1:1 from any Russell Group university in a traditional field such as economics will definitely stand you in good stead for the future whether it be employment or further study
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    (Original post by Butterfly1991)
    :five:

    Cambridge, LSE, UCL, SOAS and City.

    Got rejected from Cambridge and offer from LSE but there is noooo way I am going to met it.

    You?
    Sry for your Camb rejection, they r dumbasses . Congrats on the rest. We have one smart girl on this thread :yep:

    (Original post by hamzab)
    Anyhoo you are one hawt larkee lol.
    you're creepy dude, but i agree with u

    (Original post by jpatel10)
    Getting a 1:1 from any Russell Group university in a traditional field such as economics will definitely stand you in good stead for the future whether it be employment or further study
    yeah, on unistats Economics from Birmingham - 80% employment rate. Sounds pretty good. But a first is hard to get..
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    (Original post by sensation24)
    Sry for your Camb rejection, they r dumbasses . Congrats on the rest. We have one smart girl on this thread :yep:



    you're creepy dude, but i agree with u



    yeah, on unistats Economics from Birmingham - 80% employment rate. Sounds pretty good. But a first is hard to get..
    Not if you're good at Economics and you pay attention in lectures. Average at 70% over 3 years and you're done
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    (Original post by sensation24)
    Sry for your Camb rejection, they r dumbasses . Congrats on the rest. We have one smart girl on this thread :yep:



    you're creepy dude, but i agree with u



    yeah, on unistats Economics from Birmingham - 80% employment rate. Sounds pretty good. But a first is hard to get..
    It is cool, I knew i was going to get rejected.

    You applied for economics too?

    :woo: I am smart.... I wish :p:
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    (Original post by jpatel10)
    Not if you're good at Economics and you pay attention in lectures. Average at 70% over 3 years and you're done
    Hm. True, but still .. it's university, for 70% you have to work a little. Btwn, what else do you think a Economic Student should do extra than just good grades, to have better employment prospects ?:confused:
 
 
 
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