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    My mate and I are currently taking a gap year out and both plan to go to university in 2011. My mate (who doesn't have a TSR account) was wondering what things can he do this year to help make his Economics application stronger? Are there any other courses other than A levels that can help him, would a particular type of job help him? Would resitting some of his exams put him at a disadvantage or advantage etc. Btw, he achieved ABB in his A2 levels with an A in Mathematics, B in Biology and B in Economics.

    Any advice would be appreciated
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    Well he probably has little chance of getting into the top 10 because he is doing it over 3 years and to be honest ABB won't get you into the top 20 unis in the TAELT guide. What type of unis is he looking to apply for?
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    He's not sure yet. I think he was interested in Kent, loughborough and a few others. He was put forward for special consideration for his summer exams because he was having a few problems at home. He was only a few ums of an A overall in economics and biology :/
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    He could retake the A2 exams he got B's in, and try get some work experience somewhere like UBS (if he can)
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    (Original post by cpdavis)
    He could retake the A2 exams he got B's in, and try get some work experience somewhere like UBS (if he can)
    OK then, do you know if there are any qualifications out there other than A levels that could help strengthen his application?
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    OK then, do you know if there are any qualifications out there other than A levels that could help strengthen his application?
    I would suggest maths aea, as uni economics gets very mathematical :yep:
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    Thanks for all the advice. Would volunteering also help? Even though it has nothing to do with Economics itself?
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    (Original post by fallout201)
    Thanks for all the advice. Would volunteering also help? Even though it has nothing to do with Economics itself?
    Well you could, but if anything he volunteer in a maths department so show a sort of link with his work and eco
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    There is far too much emphasis on maths in this thread. The places this OP has a chance of getting an offer are not going to be maths whores, working in a maths dept. just because it's maths related IS NOT going to improve his chances. Maths at ABB unis will not be hard, generally the econometrics is basic and won't make use of matrix algebra. Everything that is needed in the course will be taught, things like optimisation, multivariate calculus and such. An A maths is more than enough.
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    There is far too much emphasis on maths in this thread. The places this OP has a chance of getting an offer are not going to be maths whores, working in a maths dept. just because it's maths related IS NOT going to improve his chances. Maths at ABB unis will not be hard, generally the econometrics is basic and won't make use of matrix algebra. Everything that is needed in the course will be taught, things like optimisation, multivariate calculus and such. An A maths is more than enough.
    OK, thanks. Are you speaking from experience?
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    (Original post by fallout201)
    OK, thanks. Are you speaking from experience?
    Well I'm on an Economics course and have looked at syllabus' and past exams from other unis. As you get away from the top 10 or so unis the mathematical content is less.
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    can someone tell me if this is a good or bad sign



    Thank you for your application to study BA (Honours)/BSc (Honours) L100 Economics at the University of Nottingham.

    As you may be aware this programme is very popular, attracting large numbers of applications from highly qualified candidates. In accordance with UCAS guidelines we must give equal consideration to all applications that we receive up until the 15 January deadline, and therefore we are required to put your application on hold for a short time.

    We realise that you will want to be notified of our decision as soon as possible, and we will not hold your application unnecessarily. We aim to process your form as soon as we can and you should expect to hear from us by the end of February 2011 at the latest. Details will be communicated to you through the UCAS system in the usual manner.

    We appreciate your patience and thank you for your interest in the University of Nottingham.

    Yours sincerely

    The Undergraduate Admissions Team
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    Tel: + 44 (0)115 95 14749
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    can someone tell me if this is a good or bad sign



    Thank you for your application to study BA (Honours)/BSc (Honours) L100 Economics at the University of Nottingham.

    As you may be aware this programme is very popular, attracting large numbers of applications from highly qualified candidates. In accordance with UCAS guidelines we must give equal consideration to all applications that we receive up until the 15 January deadline, and therefore we are required to put your application on hold for a short time.

    We realise that you will want to be notified of our decision as soon as possible, and we will not hold your application unnecessarily. We aim to process your form as soon as we can and you should expect to hear from us by the end of February 2011 at the latest. Details will be communicated to you through the UCAS system in the usual manner.

    We appreciate your patience and thank you for your interest in the University of Nottingham.

    Yours sincerely

    The Undergraduate Admissions Team
    Admissions Office
    The University of Nottingham
    University Park
    Nottingham
    NG7 2RD
    Tel: + 44 (0)115 95 14749
    Fax: + 44 (0)115 95 14668
    www.nottingham.ac.uk/admissions
    I don't think it's either - it's just notice that they have received your application and will be considering it, but not for a short while and therefore their reply may be later than some other unis.

    Reads like it's automated to me, as well.
 
 
 

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