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    (Original post by ...mo...)
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...=ILCNETTXT3487

    thanks. i found my school. What % does it need to be underachieving?
    Anything less than 100% in my opinion. But in our case under 50% is probably called underachieving. :rolleyes: Not completely sure though.
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    (Original post by DylanLJG)
    Anything less than 100% in my opinion. But in our case under 50% is probably called underachieving. :rolleyes: Not completely sure though.
    ok. if i attend one lof these schools what can i do about it?
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    (Original post by ...mo...)
    ok. if i attend one lof these schools what can i do about it?
    Get your referee to talk about it in your reference. Unis will like to know that you have done well coming from a **** background.
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    I'm not a single honours applicant but I think I'll just scrape in seeing as the Politics applicants seem to be suffering from the bubonic plague or something and have vanished.

    Currently sent off:

    PPE @ Oxford
    Economics and Politics @ Bath

    Still undecided on my last 3 choices, would someone care to help me out?

    LSE - in London, could live at home if i wanted to in 2nd and 3rd year, great reputation, lecturers, events, opportunities but so small and shoved in some tiny corner of London. Also student satisfaction seems to be worryingly lower than others.
    Exeter - haven't visited it, I've heard it has a lot of rahs and what not but the accommodation is nice?
    Durham - really far away from London, heard the social life is a bit dead also I'd be flabbergasted on college choice
    Warwick - campus, again with the lack of real people around/social side, being stuck in the uni bubble
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    (Original post by DylanLJG)
    Get your referee to talk about it in your reference. Unis will like to know that you have done well coming from a **** background.
    language. we are not all drugies an dun tuk like dis blad. get me, innit blad. Safe

    I just happen to live in that kind of area with strict/indian parent so did better than my white friends
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    I'm not a single honours applicant but I think I'll just scrape in seeing as the Politics applicants seem to be suffering from the bubonic plague or something and have vanished.

    Currently sent off:

    PPE @ Oxford
    Economics and Politics @ Bath

    Still undecided on my last 3 choices, would someone care to help me out?

    LSE - in London, could live at home if i wanted to in 2nd and 3rd year, great reputation, lecturers, events, opportunities but so small and shoved in some tiny corner of London. Also student satisfaction seems to be worryingly lower than others.
    Exeter - haven't visited it, I've heard it has a lot of rahs and what not but the accommodation is nice?
    Durham - really far away from London, heard the social life is a bit dead also I'd be flabbergasted on college choice
    Warwick - campus, again with the lack of real people around/social side, being stuck in the uni bubble
    how about econ and politics at bristol? fairly similar to Bath in reputation and style
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    Anyone got any more offers?
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    (Original post by Pancakeman123)
    how about econ and politics at bristol? fairly similar to Bath in reputation and style
    Not really narrowing down my choices...
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    ahh just started my SAQ -______-

    why did i leave it so long!??? :confused: :confused: :confused:
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    Not really narrowing down my choices...
    Well you had problems with all the ones you mentioned!

    For what it's worth, I've been to LSE, Durham, and Warwick, so I'll give you my thoughts on them.

    LSE - best reputation, dead socially, and I don't like London

    Durham - great reputation, lovely (but small) city, quite quiet socially, but more going on than LSE. Is a long way away, but there is a direct train from Kings Cross.

    Warwick - great reputation, nice campus, quiet socially. If you live near London (as I do) I think this is the perfect distance from home. Close enough that you can go home occasionally on weekends, but far enough away that you still get a big change and can't run back home as soon as something goes wrong. If you want to find out what being on a campus is like long term why not ask them in their sub-forum
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    (Original post by Pancakeman123)
    Well you had problems with all the ones you mentioned!

    For what it's worth, I've been to LSE, Durham, and Warwick, so I'll give you my thoughts on them.

    LSE - best reputation, dead socially, and I don't like London

    Durham - great reputation, lovely (but small) city, quite quiet socially, but more going on than LSE. Is a long way away, but there is a direct train from Kings Cross.

    Warwick - great reputation, nice campus, quiet socially. If you live near London (as I do) I think this is the perfect distance from home. Close enough that you can go home occasionally on weekends, but far enough away that you still get a big change and can't run back home as soon as something goes wrong. If you want to find out what being on a campus is like long term why not ask them in their sub-forum
    Ah okay! Thanks for the tip, I didn't even know it existed, clueless lost child I am. Where did you apply in the end then? Also could you possibly comment on the friendliness of current students, e.g. when I went to LSE most of them severely apathetic and looked clinically depressed, whereas at Oxford they're so keen and enthusiastic its like talking to Tiger.
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    I'm not a single honours applicant but I think I'll just scrape in seeing as the Politics applicants seem to be suffering from the bubonic plague or something and have vanished.

    Currently sent off:

    PPE @ Oxford
    Economics and Politics @ Bath

    Still undecided on my last 3 choices, would someone care to help me out?

    LSE - in London, could live at home if i wanted to in 2nd and 3rd year, great reputation, lecturers, events, opportunities but so small and shoved in some tiny corner of London. Also student satisfaction seems to be worryingly lower than others.
    Exeter - haven't visited it, I've heard it has a lot of rahs and what not but the accommodation is nice?
    Durham - really far away from London, heard the social life is a bit dead also I'd be flabbergasted on college choice
    Warwick - campus, again with the lack of real people around/social side, being stuck in the uni bubble
    If I was you.. I'd probably choose LSE, Warwick and probably Exeter.

    LSE - The the workload there is intense and I guess they only want you to succeed.. And I guess if you think about it this way, when you do leave university, I think their employability rate is higher than Cambridge and Oxford (I think) - Only bad thing I know about that university's social life is pretty dull from what I gather, but hey! You're in London! Best place for social life

    Warwick - I'm personally in love with this place and they too are a very good university. I know a lot of students stay on campus on the first year, but during the second and third year, they tend to venture out to Coventry or Leamington Spa. I hear the latter is very popular among students and also a very nice place to live in

    Exeter - Closer to London than Durham, I was going to opt for Durham aswell, but chose Bristol because I wanted to be 3 hours max away from home. It's fairly nice accommodation according to the prospectuses and truth be told.. I don't really know much about Exeter apart from that it's a good university

    Hope this helps and I hope you don't have to choose and that you get into Oxford! All the best!
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    (Original post by Pancakeman123)
    Well you had problems with all the ones you mentioned!

    For what it's worth, I've been to LSE, Durham, and Warwick, so I'll give you my thoughts on them.

    LSE - best reputation, dead socially, and I don't like London

    Durham - great reputation, lovely (but small) city, quite quiet socially, but more going on than LSE. Is a long way away, but there is a direct train from Kings Cross.

    Warwick - great reputation, nice campus, quiet socially. If you live near London (as I do) I think this is the perfect distance from home. Close enough that you can go home occasionally on weekends, but far enough away that you still get a big change and can't run back home as soon as something goes wrong. If you want to find out what being on a campus is like long term why not ask them in their sub-forum
    Not too sure about all of this...

    LSE isn't dead socially at all, you're in halls with people from KCL and UCL etc. and as a gap year applicant a lot of my mates are at LSE/UCL and are having an amazing time

    Going from what I've been told from people who work for insurers/chartered accountancy and banks, economics at Durham is regarded very non-mathematical and I know people at Durham who didn't take maths a-level. Whilst it definitely has a great rep, in terms of employability i'd rather be at bath/bristol/top london unis/warwick
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    I was gonna start one in jan after exams
    You sure live up to your name, eh?
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    (Original post by fredbol)
    Not too sure about all of this...

    LSE isn't dead socially at all, you're in halls with people from KCL and UCL etc. and as a gap year applicant a lot of my mates are at LSE/UCL and are having an amazing time

    Going from what I've been told from people who work for insurers/chartered accountancy and banks, economics at Durham is regarded very non-mathematical and I know people at Durham who didn't take maths a-level. Whilst it definitely has a great rep, in terms of employability i'd rather be at bath/bristol/top london unis/warwick
    Where are you headed next year then and where did you apply?
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    Ah okay! Thanks for the tip, I didn't even know it existed, clueless lost child I am. Where did you apply in the end then? Also could you possibly comment on the friendliness of current students, e.g. when I went to LSE most of them severely apathetic and looked clinically depressed, whereas at Oxford they're so keen and enthusiastic its like talking to Tiger.
    Well I had a similar experience to you at LSE, admittedly I only spoke to a handful of people, but my experience is (evidently!) consistent with others.

    Warwick - everyone I spoke to was really friendly

    Durham - can't really say as I only spoke to one student (not a great sample size haha)
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    Where are you headed next year then and where did you apply?
    Well I've applied to:
    Warwick
    Durham
    Bath
    Bristol
    Nottingham

    So fingers crossed, I'll be heading to one of those places next year x
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    (Original post by Pancakeman123)
    Well I've applied to:
    Warwick
    Durham
    Bath
    Bristol
    Nottingham

    So fingers crossed, I'll be heading to one of those places next year x
    Ah good luck! It's not until you talk to people from other schools that you realise HOW popular economics is.

    Also glad that I'm not the only one who thought that about LSE! You notice that because they have so many (over 51%) international students, that they form their own clique. I could say that about Warwick too, lots of Asian people grouping together in the cafe.

    Which college did you go for at Durham?
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    Ah good luck! It's not until you talk to people from other schools that you realise HOW popular economics is.

    Also glad that I'm not the only one who thought that about LSE! You notice that because they have so many (over 51%) international students, that they form their own clique. I could say that about Warwick too, lots of Asian people grouping together in the cafe.

    Which college did you go for at Durham?
    van mildert I want my own room
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    (Original post by Pancakeman123)
    van mildert I want my own room
    I'm glad its not just girls who want that! Durham is so 17th century for having shared rooms in most colleges! Although you can opt out after the first term.
 
 
 
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