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    I failed to get 300 ucas pts which i needed for soas to do economics and chinese. I'm in a dilema as i have two choices one to go to queen mary to do economics and finance or take a gap year and resit my exams which i missed an A by 2 marks and a B by 10 marks.

    I have read on the graduate programs form barc's and hsbc that their hiring requirments are 300 ucas pts and a 1:2 honour. I do not have 300 ucas pts, but would it really effect my chances?

    Also i do not know what to do this gap year, as i have no contacts whatsoever with IB or international managment. So if some ppl are willing to show me a few internships on offer ect... i'll be very glad.

    PLEASE PLEASE I DO NOT KNOW WAT TO DO! RESIT A YEAR OR GO THROUGH CLEARING!
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    most gap year internships are gone by now
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    (Original post by Ellis)
    I failed to get 300 ucas pts which i needed for soas to do economics and chinese. I'm in a dilema as i have two choices one to go to queen mary to do economics and finance or take a gap year and resit my exams which i missed an A by 2 marks and a B by 10 marks.

    I have read on the graduate programs form barc's and hsbc that their hiring requirments are 300 ucas pts and a 1:2 honour. I do not have 300 ucas pts, but would it really effect my chances?

    Also i do not know what to do this gap year, as i have no contacts whatsoever with IB or international managment. So if some ppl are willing to show me a few internships on offer ect... i'll be very glad.

    PLEASE PLEASE I DO NOT KNOW WAT TO DO! RESIT A YEAR OR GO THROUGH CLEARING!
    Yes, it will affect your chances. I say retake your exams and reapply.

    Also, you need good academic credentials for those internships. Less than 300 UCAS point is likely to not cut it. I'm gonna assume you have BBC? Definitely work on that.
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    Thanks for the advice. It has made me confident that my choice of action is correct.
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    Not to worry. You did'nt hit your target, but you still have a fair whack of points.
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    Well firstly from the research iv done its only the top firms who asks for 300/320 UCAS points from 3 alevels, and even then that would be a minimum as most will have more. But im sure there are smaller firms who may accept lower points, if you have a very good degree from a good uni and soas and QM are not that great. Id either retake and reapply somewhere better or go to Queen Mary and if theres any way you can, try and retake a few modules, maybe 1/2 in Jan and 1/2 in the Summer, as your first yr may not be as hectic.
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    soas and QM are not that great.
    SOAS is excellent.
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    (Original post by zaf1986)
    SOAS is excellent.
    You're biased since you are going, but yes, SOAS is definitely better than QMUL. No doubt. It's anything but a bad university.
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    (Original post by fonzievision)
    You're biased since you are going, but yes, SOAS is definitely better than QMUL. No doubt. It's anything but a bad university.
    No doubt I am biased, and I would still have been biased even if I had gone to my 1st choice, but apart from being part of UoL (which qmul is as well) it is highly regarded, especially internationally.
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    (Original post by zaf1986)
    No doubt I am biased, and I would still have been biased even if I had gone to my 1st choice, but apart from being part of UoL (which qmul is as well) it is highly regarded, especially internationally.
    I wouldn't buy this BS they feed you about it being highly regarded internationally. There are very few recognised universities internationally apart from LSE, Oxbridge, Imperial and King's. Yes, King's is more widely known than UCL fro some strange reason.

    This doesn't take away the fact that in what SOAS specialises in, it is stellar, and being UoL is a very good extra as well.
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    Hey i though i read somewhere (most pro) on their website that the min they take is 280.SO if u get 280 for A level and wanna work in I bank or Big 4 u do still stand a chance though perhaps u will have to work harder to impress them.
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    Look, get a remark through UCAS Express, it may not be too late.
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    And don't mock SOAS. The World Bank and the UN amongst other International Organisations recruit from there. They boast some of the best Libraries and archives in the country for the Middle East, Africa and Asia. SOAS was even rated No. 4 in the Guardian, higher than UCL in the Good University guide.
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    (Original post by the.phantom01)
    And don't mock SOAS. The World Bank and the UN amongst other International Organisations recruit from there. They boast some of the best Libraries and archives in the country for the Middle East, Africa and Asia. SOAS was even rated No. 4 in the Guardian, higher than UCL in the Good University guide.
    Everyone knows the Times' rankings are a lot better regarded and more widely accepted than Guardian's. Not to say SOAS isn't a good university. It's number 16 in the Times I believe, and deservedly so.
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    (Original post by zaf1986)
    SOAS is excellent.
    I wouldnt say its excellent and from what iv heard isnt that highly regarded for economics, which is what the original poster was asking about.
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    (Original post by john williams)
    I wouldnt say its excellent and from what iv heard isnt that highly regarded for economics, which is what the original poster was asking about.
    It is excellent for what it does. And boasts one of the biggest libraries in the country.
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    SOAS can't be that good they rejected fantastic me! hehe jokies
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    OK, Thanks guys really helping.

    One more thing, i have a place in Brunel for economics, however this will mean i ahve to cash in my A level grades right? whcih mean i can't retake unless i do the whole 6 units(however i heard diffrent from another student) so can u confirm this.

    Also i would like to know would retaking a year to go to Soas for economics be better then going to Brunel right now?
    how will each path effect my competitiveness in IB? :confused:

    i'm really confused and depressed and really need advice. PLZ help
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    Do companies care where you got your degree from?
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    (Original post by Ellis)
    Do companies care where you got your degree from?
    Yes they do. And to a very large extent too. Keep in mind that when they have hundreds and hundreds of applicants per place, they can choose to recruit only the best of the best (ie, oxbridge, lse, etc...).

    If you have to choose between Brunel and SOAS, go with SOAS since it's University of London. Brunel isn't exactly very high on the reputation list to get people in IBs.
 
 
 
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