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    (Original post by Yash13)
    From experience and information on TSR I can say the following:

    Oxford - Focus on AS Grades, TSA and Interview.
    Cambridge- Focus on AS UMS in all subjects and Interview.
    UCL, LSE- Focus on AS UMS especially in Mathematics.
    Warwick- Focus on GCSE and AS Grades

    Generally for the top 5 you will need one or more A* predictions. The A* should be in Mathematics to meet the minimum for all these courses except Oxford.

    Outside of the top 5 you are likely to get offers from if you get one or more A* predictions with your GCSEs.

    These guys will probably know more as I only applied to two of the top 5 and was rejected by both with all A* predictions.

    Warwick- >7 A*S GCSE required it seems.
    Cambridge- Low Maths UMS.

    You have further mathematics, which I did not therefore you have a good chance with good predictions and UMS for the top 5.

    Hope that helps and good luck!
    I was really hoping to go to Warwick but I am quite put off by their 7A* requirement.
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    i think cambrigde is overrated for econ, many of us could probably get in but choose to go to unis with a better social life and connections, such as heriot watt
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    (Original post by goldenboy247)
    i think cambrigde is overrated for econ, many of us could probably get in but choose to go to unis with a better social life and connections, such as heriot watt
    Don't blame you, isn't Herriot watt top 5 according to the guardian league table? Quite a few of my friends have turned down their Cambridge offers to go there! Apparently their grads sometimes get into the big 4 :eek:
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    (Original post by ThatRandomGuy)
    I was really hoping to go to Warwick but I am quite put off by their 7A* requirement.
    If you prefer Warwick over UCL then apply to Warwick despite less chances of getting in, because if you get into UCL but don't want to go it is foolish. If you are only applying due to prestige then I would apply to UCL. I do not regret not applying to UCL as much because I prefer campus universities despite their disadvantage in location in terms of job prospects compared to the London universities.

    (Original post by Tateco)
    Don't blame you, isn't Herriot watt top 5 according to the guardian league table? Quite a few of my friends have turned down their Cambridge offers to go there! Apparently their grads sometimes get into the big 4 :eek:
    LOOL. Hey none of this University snobbery Mr.UCL but no, no-one does that. Haha.
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    (Original post by Yash13)
    If you prefer Warwick over UCL then apply to Warwick despite less chances of getting in, because if you get into UCL but don't want to go it is foolish. If you are only applying due to prestige then I would apply to UCL. I do not regret not applying to UCL as much because I prefer campus universities despite their disadvantage in location in terms of job prospects compared to the London universities.



    LOOL. Hey none of this University snobbery Mr.UCL but no, no-one does that. Haha.
    A stupid statement deserves a stupid response the big 4 do take over 5000 grads each year though
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    (Original post by Yash13)
    If you prefer Warwick over UCL then apply to Warwick despite less chances of getting in, because if you get into UCL but don't want to go it is foolish. If you are only applying due to prestige then I would apply to UCL. I do not regret not applying to UCL as much because I prefer campus universities despite their disadvantage in location in terms of job prospects compared to the London universities.



    LOOL. Hey none of this University snobbery Mr.UCL but no, no-one does that. Haha.
    Good advice but I don't agree on this part. Why do people think you'll have an advantage if you live in London? There are as many recruiters coming to universities outside of London (Warwick, Cambridge, Oxford) as inside of London. The only advantage might be that you are closer, that is, if you secure an interview for instance you won't have to buy an expensive train ticket But other than that it doesn't really matter.
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    (Original post by nightmare91)
    Good advice but I don't agree on this part. Why do people think you'll have an advantage if you live in London? There are as many recruiters coming to universities outside of London (Warwick, Cambridge, Oxford) as inside of London. The only advantage might be that you are closer, that is, if you secure an interview for instance you won't have to buy an expensive train ticket But other than that it doesn't really matter.
    I agree with you, the only difference is it is easier to get to interviews, meetings, networking events etc. but I don't think there will be a disadvantage at all moving from outside London.
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    A stupid statement deserves a stupid response the big 4 do take over 5000 grads each year though
    Lol true actually. Lool I am not saying you were wrong

    (Original post by nightmare91)
    Good advice but I don't agree on this part. Why do people think you'll have an advantage if you live in London? There are as many recruiters coming to universities outside of London (Warwick, Cambridge, Oxford) as inside of London. The only advantage might be that you are closer, that is, if you secure an interview for instance you won't have to buy an expensive train ticket But other than that it doesn't really matter.
    Oh I seem to be misinformed thank you. I read a few graduate market reports such as high fliers and a few forums that state that London universities receive the most presentations from close by firms and thus networking its better. You make a good argument sorry for spreading the misconception, you learn something new everyday on TSR
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    (Original post by Yash13)
    Lol true actually. Lool I am not saying you were wrong



    Oh I seem to be misinformed thank you. I read a few graduate market reports such as high fliers and a few forums that state that London universities receive the most presentations from close by firms and thus networking its better. You make a good argument sorry for spreading the misconception, you learn something new everyday on TSR
    There may be slightly more informal presentations at societies because of the proximity to firms but this won't give a big advantage over Non-London universities.
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    I just did this http://www.sporcle.com/games/DeaconE...ous_economists

    :eek: Léon Walras? Who has ever heard of him?
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    I just did this http://www.sporcle.com/games/DeaconE...ous_economists

    :eek: Léon Walras? Who has ever heard of him?
    only got 4
    :getmecoat:
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    (Original post by funkydee)
    only got 4
    :getmecoat:
    :P I only got 7, only vaguely heard of Becker and Schumpeter o.O
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    I just did this http://www.sporcle.com/games/DeaconE...ous_economists

    :eek: Léon Walras? Who has ever heard of him?
    I missed Veblen
    You will probably come across Walras next year in micro theory
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    (Original post by Ray_Han)
    I missed Veblen
    You will probably come across Walras next year in micro theory
    Oh hai new person!

    *just saw your sig* how did you find this thread?

    ah no! how could you!? I only got it because of Veblen goods, didn't really know about the other stuff.

    I'm taking a gap year so probably not
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    Oh hai new person!

    *just saw your sig* how did you find this thread?

    ah no! how could you!? I only got it because of Veblen goods, didn't really know about the other stuff.

    I'm taking a gap year so probably not
    Hi! I think I posted in it ages ago, because it comes up on my watched threads. :ninja:
    Yep, I've clearly been slacking in my revision (I have)!
    Ah right, hope you enjoy a year off then, will hopefully be a good experience
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    I just did this http://www.sporcle.com/games/DeaconE...ous_economists

    :eek: Léon Walras? Who has ever heard of him?
    Only got 5, can't believe I didn't get Veblen or Schumpeter
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    (Original post by Yash13)
    Lol true actually. Lool I am not saying you were wrong



    Oh I seem to be misinformed thank you. I read a few graduate market reports such as high fliers and a few forums that state that London universities receive the most presentations from close by firms and thus networking its better. You make a good argument sorry for spreading the misconception, you learn something new everyday on TSR
    Don't worry, that's what TSR is for
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    Firmed UCL and insured Bath, university here I come (hopefully)
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Firmed UCL and insured Bath, university here I come (hopefully)
    :woo:

    I was going to insure Bath, but I couldn't take the risk
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Firmed UCL and insured Bath, university here I come (hopefully)
    Hopefully see you there then!
 
 
 
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