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    I read this on WhatUni on the review section of the University of Manchester, I'm a bit worried about applying here for next year after reading this, but it could just be exaggerated.

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    I hope not! I've received an offer for PPE at Manchester and upon visiting a number of students vouched for their Economics department. Apply if it is a University you want to go to and can get in, don't listen to much to reviews like this, they are often few and far between.
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    (Original post by HenryHartigan)
    I hope not! I've received an offer for PPE at Manchester and upon visiting a number of students vouched for their Economics department. Apply if it is a University you want to go to and can get in, don't listen to much to reviews like this, they are often few and far between.
    Guess I need to make the most of my visit there.

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    It's true that Economics is very large. There's around 1,000 people in every year doing some form of Economics, whether that be joint, a module or BEconSc or BA Econ. So it's true that it can be harder to get their attention. However, I do Economics and I believe the statement is exaggerated.

    At University, you need to prepare to be very independent. I'm coming towards the end of my first year now and looking back, I came to Manchester thinking, 'most of my information will come from books. If I can get anything out of lectures, then that's a plus'.

    There are costs and benefits of going to a large university such as Manchester.
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    I've got a friend doing PPE and I've never heard him complain about the economics portion of the course. Infact, I feel it's the part that he enjoys most. The guy in OP's course probably isn't lying, but in such a large cohort there will always be people who dislike everything about the course.
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    I am in third year and there is a large debate about the course ongoing at the moment this more to do with content.

    The criticisms the OP has seen I don't know where they coming from, the thing about slides being incorrect and inaccurate are unfounded at times there can be the odd mistake but are usually corrected within an hour or so after the lecture.

    Please don't take those problems seriously the course is fantastic at the moment there is masses of choice, the department is growing to get an even higher staff to student ratio.

    If anyone has any questions regarding economics please feel free to PM me, I personally am on the BEconSc course but can also answer questions about the BA.
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    Bit of a relief then, I have Manchester down as my first choice so good to see it's a rare opinion of the course .

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    The person just sounds like a little sixth form student, who comes from a place where the teachers cared going to university. It's normal for students to find the professors don't care! I've heard the professors just talk at you, if you're independent you have NOTHING to worry about.

    You'll be fine. Good luck
 
 
 
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