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    (Original post by simonc1993)
    Who did you have to sleep with to get predictions like that!?
    Your UMS marks must have been pretty top notch
    Haha no one!

    My school predicted A*'s if you got above an average of 95ums, so in maths above 285/300, geography general and economics above 180/200. I'm not expecting those results though, maybe 2 A*'s?

    I don't understand why the above poster would reapply though with an offer from Durham? Realistically only Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, and Warwick are above Durham, and in terms of the environment Durham is second to none.
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    (Original post by -WhySoSerious?)
    What makes you think Economics will be any less competitive? Some of the arts courses, sure, but I very much doubt Economics will see a hit in application numbers.
    I'm sure the fees will still impact on courses such as economics. The increase in fees for the next wave of students meant that people are trying to rush into university instead of going on gap years to beat the rise. The tuition fees won't impact economics as much as some of the arts courses, you're right, but I'm sure it still had an effect.
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    (Original post by -WhySoSerious?)
    What makes you think Economics will be any less competitive? Some of the arts courses, sure, but I very much doubt Economics will see a hit in application numbers.
    I very much disagree, having record numbers of economics applicants this year will only encourage students next year to apply for economics courses diluted with another subject in order to increase their chances, I know many people who did that this year. I think also having a possible £6000 extra to pay in tuition fees alone will also naturally curb the number of people applying for any subject. Plus with the extra time to write a better PS and to do things I couldn't do at school, I think i could be more competitive relative to other applicants.
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    The Law of Demand states that as price increases, quantity demanded falls. That in itself should explain what will happen during next year's application process.
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    (Original post by rohitronaldo)
    The Law of Demand states that as price increases, quantity demanded falls. That in itself should explain what will happen during next year's application process.
    You are forgetting all the assumptions that the theory was based on.
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    Anyone who thinks that the increase in tuition fees won't make a difference in the number of applicants e.i. will decrease quite dramatically is stupid to say the least. Money matters and I doubt that an extra 6 thousand a year is nothing, you're all talking like money grows on trees, I can guarantee that there will be at least 30% less applicants all round compared to this years stats.
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    Hello there my application is for 2012.. (AAAa grades.history maths eco accounting plus fm as prediction a)

    Bath-rejection
    notts-conditional
    warwick-....
    Bristol-...
    Durham-...

    Me want durham ;p
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    (Original post by TomasK)
    Anyone who thinks that the increase in tuition fees won't make a difference in the number of applicants e.i. will decrease quite dramatically is stupid to say the least. Money matters and I doubt that an extra 6 thousand a year is nothing, you're all talking like money grows on trees, I can guarantee that there will be at least 30% less applicants all round compared to this years stats.
    I hope your not applying for economics at university, 'cause that analysis was WEAK.
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    I too think there would be any significant fall in the competition for places esp. for popular courses such as Economics. Truth is that places are quite fewer than the applicants already and in fact if you take the number of people who:
    - have decided to take a gap year,
    - those being unsuccessful on this cycle,
    - EU or internationals
    - and also all those thinking of applying next year as they expect less competition due to fee increase
    it may be even produce a bigger number...
    I guess time will tell who is right here.
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    (Original post by tateco)
    I hope your not applying for economics at university, 'cause that analysis was WEAK.
    If you need any sort of analysis for things that obvious then I'm terribly sorry.
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    (Original post by pinggor)
    Predicted the same as you actually. :P
    applied to Warwick Notts Bham Southampton and Surrey. Only warwick left to hear from
    Good luck with Warwick then! Hopefully you'll have more luck than me, haha. Offers/Rejections so far?
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    Conditional from Warwick
    For Maths and Economics (kinda Economics :P)
    A* in FM and 2 or A in FM and 1
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    is there anyone still waiting for birmingham economics?
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    (Original post by rohitronaldo)
    The Law of Demand states that as price increases, quantity demanded falls. That in itself should explain what will happen during next year's application process.
    Though I suspect demand for an economics degree is highly price inelastic and cross price inelastic (compared to what will be 'cheaper' degrees, ie. more vocational degrees or lower ranking universities). There probably will be a slight increase in demand for accountancy courses that only require A levels etc. But competitiveness for Economics degrees won't have changed too much. I reckon we'll see less people applying for less traditional degrees at polytechnics.
    You can tell this is an economics applicants thread...
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    (Original post by Wezzler)
    is there anyone still waiting for birmingham economics?
    I was just looking at last years economics thread...those guys got way moody with you
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    (Original post by Wezzler)
    is there anyone still waiting for birmingham economics?
    yup
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    (Original post by savecyprus)
    Hello there my application is for 2012.. (AAAa grades.history maths eco accounting plus fm as prediction a)

    Bath-rejection
    notts-conditional
    warwick-....
    Bristol-...
    Durham-...

    Me want durham ;p
    May I know why you would choose Durham over Nottingham?
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    (Original post by simonc1993)
    Bath Rejection
    when did you get the email? what time?
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    (Original post by angelic03)
    when did you get the email? what time?
    No email yet, came up on track 10 minutes ago
 
 
 
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