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    Cambridge still run an exchange program with MIT for the whole 2nd year. Would be brilliant to do that I think.
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    (Original post by Psychotic546)
    Cambridge still run an exchange program with MIT for the whole 2nd year. Would be brilliant to do that I think.
    That exchange has been dropped for almost all subjects (including Economics) due to funding cuts. I think it only remains for Engineering due to external funding from BP.
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    That exchange has been dropped for almost all subjects (including Economics) due to funding cuts. I think it only remains for Engineering due to external funding from BP.
    That's what I thought because it says that on the website but at the open day one of the Fellows said it was running still?
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    ^Yeah the lecturer who did the talk yesterday mentioned it specifically.
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    (Original post by Psychotic546)
    That's what I thought because it says that on the website but at the open day one of the Fellows said it was running still?
    (Original post by internetstephen)
    ^Yeah the lecturer who did the talk yesterday mentioned it specifically.
    Hmm, maybe they've secured funding for it since I last heard? Or maybe the lecturer hadn't heard it had been cut? :dontknow: If you really want to know your best bet is to email the Faculty.
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    (Original post by internetstephen)
    ^Yeah the lecturer who did the talk yesterday mentioned it specifically.
    That's what I thought... It sounds like an amazing opportunity.
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    It's a shame none of the colleges I like do the TSA. I wanted to do an additional test! Pembroke offers one I think, though.
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    (Original post by Groat)
    It's a shame none of the colleges I like do the TSA. I wanted to do an additional test! Pembroke offers one I think, though.
    They offer a college-specific additional test, yes. The TSA was dropped due to lack of correlation to Tripos performance.
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    They offer a college-specific additional test, yes. The TSA was dropped due to lack of correlation to Tripos performance.
    How many Economics undergraduates do they admit per year on average? I remember you saying that was only one person going from 2nd to 3rd year!
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    (Original post by Groat)
    How many Economics undergraduates do they admit per year on average? I remember you saying that was only one person going from 2nd to 3rd year!
    There was only one male person going from 2nd to 3rd year. It's 4 or 5 a year generally.
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    There was only one male person going from 2nd to 3rd year. It's 4 or 5 a year generally.
    Phew. I thought I had removed colleges with one Economics student from my shortlist.

    Does anyone have any opinions on Durham's course?
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    There was only one male person going from 2nd to 3rd year. It's 4 or 5 a year generally.
    How efficient would you say the pooling system is? I really like Pembroke and Emma but I'm worried that because they only admit 4-6 students it might be too much of a risk for me (compared to say trinity which admits around 14)
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    How efficient would you say the pooling system is? I really like Pembroke and Emma but I'm worried that because they only admit 4-6 students it might be too much of a risk for me (compared to say trinity which admits around 14)
    I think the pooling system is quite efficient, but it sounds like you're making a big mistake if you think Trinity will be easier to get into because they accept 14 students. Trinity is extremely competitive because of their name and international reputation, if anything it would probably be harder to get an offer than at Pembroke or Emma. I know Pembroke generally do pool a few students (and I would guess Emma do as well but I don't know for sure) so you have a reasonable second chance if you apply there.
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    (Original post by Groat)
    You may find this interesting.

    In my opinion you should just apply to a college you like.

    23 pool offers were made, and 3 of those applied to Trinity. Interpret that as you wish.
    I've seen that before and couldn't remember where I found it, cheers
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    You've just won the lottery (£25mil)... would you still do an economics degree?
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    You've just won the lottery (£25mil)... would you still do an economics degree?
    Yes actually, I would. I'd finish what I started and get a job. Although not at the most competetive places but somewhere more relaxed and flexible. Other than the money, working means I'd get to go to lots of interesting places and meet interesting people. So, why not?!
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    You've just won the lottery (£25mil)... would you still do an economics degree?
    Hell yea! I'd use that money to afford to study at Harvard or something like that. Would you?
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    (Original post by nightmare91)
    Hell yea! I'd use that money to afford to study at Harvard or something like that. Would you?

    (Original post by zxh800)
    Yes actually, I would. I'd finish what I started and get a job. Although not at the most competetive places but somewhere more relaxed and flexible. Other than the money, working means I'd get to go to lots of interesting places and meet interesting people. So, why not?!
    Good answers I think I'd probably go the whole way and just buy myself into PhDs and stuff and then get an interesting (wouldn't care what the pay was) job actually working within economics

    EDIT: I'd also buy a town house in Knightsbridge
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    You've just won the lottery (£25mil)... would you still do an economics degree?
    Yes, as uni life for three years is amazing. And if I had an unlimited budget I could've thrown some epic parties. :awesome:
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    Yes, as uni life for three years is amazing. And if I had an unlimited budget I could've thrown some epic parties. :awesome:
    Good point

    Could even try upgrade to the luxury uni accommodation if I was feeling particularly lavish.
 
 
 
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