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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    As far as I know the official word is "we're reviewing from July", so I guess so. Everyone's exams have finished by now I think.

    We can only guarantee one full review per person as particularly around October to December we just don't have the capacity to do any more than that, but that's not to say no one ever gets redrafts looked at, we just can't promise it
    Well, I'd like to think I'm still quite a way ahead of the cohort so far, having done a first draft. So maybe letting you review it in the middle of July would mean I could get a redraft!

    Do you review Economics personal statements in particular, or all areas?
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    Just a couple of things:

    Firstly, LSE asked me and almost every other applicant for their ums results
    Secondly, someone said St Andrew's ratio is 10:1 and is therefore as competitive as Cbridge, the calibre of applicants are by and large different so that's not true
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    (Original post by fredbol)
    Just a couple of things:

    Firstly, LSE asked me and almost every other applicant for their ums results
    Secondly, someone said St Andrew's ratio is 10:1 and is therefore as competitive as Cbridge, the calibre of applicants are by and large different so that's not true
    Ah, I see that as a good thing that LSE ask for UMS results. I can't imagine St. Andrews ever being as competitive as Cambridge!
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    Finally got the first draft fully out of the way..phewwwwwwww
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    Urghhhhh.... we supposedly have to start drafting our personal statement this week as it's 'specialism week' and that means, for Year 12s, UCAS info week. I'm not ready to do it yet though, since I haven't read most of the books I have picked out to talk about yet, nor have I done my work experience. On the plus side though, we do get our UCAS logins, excited!
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    (Original post by thegenius31416)
    Urghhhhh.... we supposedly have to start drafting our personal statement this week as it's 'specialism week' and that means, for Year 12s, UCAS info week. I'm not ready to do it yet though, since I haven't read most of the books I have picked out to talk about yet, nor have I done my work experience. On the plus side though, we do get our UCAS logins, excited!
    How many have you got?

    More than about three is really pushing it for what you can talk about properly.
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    A*AA - UCL and LSE

    But what are the entry requirements for BSc Economics for UCL if you do AS Further Maths?

    I know LSE say if you get an A in AS Further Maths then you only need an A in maths, does this similarly apply to UCL?
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    (Original post by thegenius31416)
    Urghhhhh.... we supposedly have to start drafting our personal statement this week as it's 'specialism week' and that means, for Year 12s, UCAS info week. I'm not ready to do it yet though, since I haven't read most of the books I have picked out to talk about yet, nor have I done my work experience. On the plus side though, we do get our UCAS logins, excited!
    What work experience have you got planned that is relevant, in your opinion? I've shadowed some finance directors, but I haven't mentioned it as I don't want to give the impression I'm mistaking an Economics degree for a business school.

    As Potally Tissed mentioned, it's not about just throwing in the names of the books and I doubt you can present a high-level of information about more than three books.

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    A*AA - UCL and LSE

    But what are the entry requirements for BSc Economics for UCL if you do AS Further Maths?

    I know LSE say if you get an A in AS Further Maths then you only need an A in maths, does this similarly apply to UCL?
    I don't believe the last statement is true. You need an A* in Maths regardless.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    How many have you got?

    More than about three is really pushing it for what you can talk about properly.
    I've got 3 books that I'll probably mention by title I think and then the rest, I'll only be talking about the ideas from them. Several of the books are about exactly the same topic actually (I think this is useful to get different viewpoints). Furthermore, some of them I might not find that useful, so I've got to have enough for backups.

    Finally, I just like reading Economics books so I can't have too many.
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    What work experience have you got planned that is relevant, in your opinion? I've shadowed some finance directors, but I haven't mentioned it as I don't want to give the impression I'm applying to a business school.
    Um... well... I'm shadowing an Economist with a PhD at an Economics consultancy
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    (Original post by thegenius31416)
    I've got 3 books that I'll probably mention by title I think and then the rest, I'll only be talking about the ideas from them. Several of the books are about exactly the same topic actually (I think this is useful to get different viewpoints). Furthermore, some of them I might not find that useful, so I've got to have enough for backups.

    Finally, I just like reading Economics books so I can't have too many.
    Well, maybe choose your favourite and get some ideas down on your personal statement. The advantage to getting a first draft done early is large.

    (Original post by thegenius31416)
    Um... well... I'm shadowing an Economist with a PhD at an Economics consultancy
    Fair enough, that sounds good. But remember, you don't study Economics to become an economist.
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    (Original post by thegenius31416)
    Um... well... I'm shadowing an Economist with a PhD at an Economics consultancy
    Make sure you don't use so much space talking about various books and ideas that you run out of space for that. Work experience doesn't really get much more relevant
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    (Original post by Groat)
    Well, maybe choose your favourite and get some ideas down on your personal statement. The advantage to getting a first draft done early is large.

    Fair enough, that sounds good. But remember, you don't study Economics to become an economist.
    Well, I'm not applying for Oxbridge so I've got until January to get my UCAS application in I will definitely get some ideas down on paper though.

    I'm studying Economics to become an Economist (hopefully)
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Make sure you don't use so much space talking about various books and ideas that you run out of space for that. Work experience doesn't really get much more relevant
    I'll make sure

    Hehe. The person from my school who did his work experience at this organisation last year is now off to do Economics and Management at Oxford (and looking at his personal statement, he wrote an awful lot just about the work experience).
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    (Original post by thegenius31416)
    Well, I'm not applying for Oxbridge so I've got until January to get my UCAS application in I will definitely get some ideas down on paper though.

    I'm studying Economics to become an Economist (hopefully)
    Ah, but you will want to apply before then. The earlier your application gets submitted, the better.

    I realise that, but I remember an Oxford tutor saying that it isn't a vocational course; you don't study Economics and become an economist, so be careful in how you word it.

    I have strayed from mentioning future career plans as I don't feel it'd add to my statement.
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    (Original post by Groat)
    What work experience have you got planned that is relevant, in your opinion? I've shadowed some finance directors, but I haven't mentioned it as I don't want to give the impression I'm mistaking an Economics degree for a business school.

    As Potally Tissed mentioned, it's not about just throwing in the names of the books and I doubt you can present a high-level of information about more than three books.



    I don't believe the last statement is true. You need an A* in Maths regardless.
    Ok, it's predicted A* isn't it? Because the applications happen before the exams..
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    Ok, it's predicted A* isn't it? Because the applications happen before the exams..
    Yes, but an offer from LSE and UCL would have a mandatory A* in A-Level Maths. If you're not predicted an A*, you can pretty much expect a rejection.
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    Ah, but you will want to apply before then. The earlier your application gets submitted, the better.
    It's meant to be the deadline for "guaranteed equal consideration", I know the argument of applying later = more offers already given = less chance of you getting an offer seems a pretty strong one but I'm yet to be entirely convinced on it. On the same basis you could argue that applying later = more candidates already rejected = more offers still to be given = more chance of you getting an offer.
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    (Original post by Groat)
    Yes, but an offer from LSE and UCL would have a mandatory A* in A-Level Maths. If you're not predicted an A*, you can pretty much expect a rejection.
    exception to LSE on the further maths, i went to the open day, but yeah you're right for UCL. and obviously it's true for LSE providing you're not taking the further maths
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    (Original post by Groat)
    Ah, but you will want to apply before then. The earlier your application gets submitted, the better.

    I realise that, but I remember an Oxford tutor saying that it isn't a vocational course; you don't study Economics and become an economist, so be careful in how you word it.

    I have strayed from mentioning future career plans as I don't feel it'd add to my statement.
    Yes, of course, I'll probably apply some time in October (most probably just after the Oxbridge deadline).

    I think they would appreciate it more than saying 'I want to working for the Goldman Sachs'

    I'm not going to mention it either probably.
 
 
 
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