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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Sounds like rubbish to me, and if they are cutting straight economics grads then studying it combined with maths probably won't make any difference. Straight economics always seems like the best one to go for as for all of the universities I have seen when it says Economics with >insert subject< all it does is remove all your optional modules and replace them with that subject. Whereas if you do straight economics you can opt to do whatever optional modules you want without constraint.
    May be just a rumour, although with the number of people graduating with a degree in Economics now I can see it may be true. Plus given the chance to choose any option modules Ill probably move towards the mathematical ones anyway.
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    I missed the LSE visit...a lie in seemed a good choice at the time... >_>

    Is everyone with LSE offers firming or insurancing? That might give me a feel of how the day went
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    (Original post by perrytheplatypus)
    I missed the LSE visit...a lie in seemed a good choice at the time... >_>

    Is everyone with LSE offers firming or insurancing? That might give me a feel of how the day went
    Where are you considering at the moment?
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Where are you considering at the moment?
    Probably LSE. Like WalkerPrince says, the UCL visit day put me off the uni a little.
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    (Original post by perrytheplatypus)
    Probably LSE. Like WalkerPrince says, the UCL visit day put me off the uni a little.
    If it helps, before the visit day I was 50/50 between LSE and Bath. After the visit day, my head hurts just thinking about it
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    (Original post by jamiepango)
    If it helps, before the visit day I was 50/50 between LSE and Bath. After the visit day, my head hurts just thinking about it
    What do you mean? Didn't you like LSE?
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    Does anyone know of someone(s) who didn't get an offer from edinburgh despite getting predicted aab or more? (with similar AS's)
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    (Original post by internet tough guy)
    Does anyone know of someone(s) who didn't get an offer from edinburgh despite getting predicted aab or more? (with similar AS's)
    I applied for Economics and Geography and got rejected (predicted A*AA, with AAAB at AS) Guess it was just a really competitive course, oh well
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    (Original post by Charlesworth)
    I applied for Economics and Geography and got rejected (predicted A*AA, with AAAB at AS) Guess it was just a really competitive course, oh well
    may i ask how you found writing an econ and geo ps and applying for land economy, are they very similar (my friend wants to apply)
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    (Original post by Charlesworth)
    I applied for Economics and Geography and got rejected (predicted A*AA, with AAAB at AS) Guess it was just a really competitive course, oh well
    apparently they take into account 'contextual factors' , seems like it isn't so straight forward as having a great academic profile
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    (Original post by nightmare91)
    What do you mean? Didn't you like LSE?
    It's good, I just meant the visit day didn't help solve my dilemma
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    (Original post by nightmare91)
    What do you mean? Didn't you like LSE?
    Aren't you tempted by st. Andrews with the free fees?
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    (Original post by internet tough guy)
    apparently they take into account 'contextual factors' , seems like it isn't so straight forward as having a great academic profile
    They openly favour disadvantaged students from poorly performing state schools
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    They openly favour disadvantaged students from poorly performing state schools
    so are there alot of people (with stand-out grades) who didn't get an offer?
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    (Original post by internet tough guy)
    so are there alot of people (with stand-out grades) who didn't get an offer?
    I have no idea, sorry.
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    (Original post by jamiepango)
    It's good, I just meant the visit day didn't help solve my dilemma
    Ah ok So when will you decide? I think we have time until May or something like that?

    (Original post by Tateco)
    Aren't you tempted by st. Andrews with the free fees?
    A little bit, yes 27,000 pounds vs 0 pounds... And today the offer package arrived and it looked really good! But I think I'll stick to Warwick. Scottland is just too far away. I'll definetely put it as an insurance though. Have you firmed UCL already?
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    (Original post by nightmare91)
    Ah ok So when will you decide? I think we have time until May or something like that?


    A little bit, yes 27,000 pounds vs 0 pounds... And today the offer package arrived and it looked really good! But I think I'll stick to Warwick. Scottland is just too far away. I'll definetely put it as an insurance though. Have you firmed UCL already?
    Yeah I would be really tempted, is such a beautiful place as well. No not yet, waiting to see what happens with the gap year stuff first!
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    may i ask how you found writing an econ and geo ps and applying for land economy, are they very similar (my friend wants to apply)
    I didn't really mention anything about land economy specifically. When you apply for Cambridge you fill in a form (forgotten its name!) which gives you a space to write a more specific personal statement and reason why you want to specifically do the course. Cambridge understand that the PS would not be targeted specifically for land economy as it is a unique degree. Hope that is of some use
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    (Original post by Charlesworth)
    I didn't really mention anything about land economy specifically. When you apply for Cambridge you fill in a form (forgotten its name!) which gives you a space to write a more specific personal statement and reason why you want to specifically do the course. Cambridge understand that the PS would not be targeted specifically for land economy as it is a unique degree. Hope that is of some use
    thank you!
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    (Original post by internet tough guy)
    apparently they take into account 'contextual factors' , seems like it isn't so straight forward as having a great academic profile
    Yeah, there are definitely a much wider range of factors taken into account apart from academics, such as the PS, references and like you said contextual factors.
 
 
 
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