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    I'm currently on a gap year since i was too lazy to fill out my UCAS application last year before finding out there was a deadline

    Anyways i decided to apply for LSE, oxford, Bristol, warwick and UCL for economics, i got an unconditional offer for all of them but i'm not sure if i wanna go to uni or not

    However i feel like i'm wasting my grades by not going since i've got..
    12 A* at gcse

    A* A* A* A* A* in Maths, Further maths, Physics, Economics & French (Full UMS in all my french, physics & economics units)

    I feel like i would be wasting 3 years of my life by going to uni because I find the education system EXTREMELY easy & boring, my brother is doing maths PHD and i was going through some of his work and it was pretty self explanatory for me. So if i do BSC Economics i won't really learn anything new that i haven't already read in a graduate textbook

    I've been doing some research on Investment banking and it seems like it's the only career that i don't find boring, my uncle said he can get me a job at a bulge bracket IB firm(not mentioning the name) since he works there's and there's a role that needs filling, which means I could be starting soon, however my dad wants me to go to uni because in a few year down the line if something happens and i'm not working there anymore i'll be an adult without a degree and i won't wanna go back to uni when i'm older, so that could affect the jobs i can apply for in the future, but it would be a really pointless 3 years for me

    I'd like some opinions on what the best option to take is
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    You can understand phd level mathematics with further maths a level?

    Yawn, poor attempt. Dont troll if you cant troll.
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    How do you find it enjoyable to write this rubbish? I don't see what you gain from it.
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    (Original post by Ilyas)
    You can understand phd level mathematics with further maths a level?
    So you find it hard to believe that some people are naturally good at maths, obviously some parts are harder than others but in general I've always found maths easy since my dad was a maths professor and always taught me when I was growing up. He already went through A-levels maths with me when i was in year 9 so it was a breeze for me when i got to college

    Can you please not bother commenting if you don't have any reasonable answers
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    Macdonald has a scheme for people without a degree.

    It has good career potential, top performers like you perhaps can become line managers 5 years down the line and it pays in excess of 20k a year.
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    (Original post by Simon.H.94)
    I'm currently on a gap year since i was too lazy to fill out my UCAS application last year before finding out there was a deadline

    Anyways i decided to apply for LSE, oxford, Bristol, warwick and UCL for economics, i got an unconditional offer for all of them but i'm not sure if i wanna go to uni or not

    However i feel like i'm wasting my grades by not going since i've got..
    12 A* at gcse

    A* A* A* A* A* in Maths, Further maths, Physics, Economics & French (Full UMS in all my french, physics & economics units)

    I feel like i would be wasting 3 years of my life by going to uni because I find the education system EXTREMELY easy & boring, my brother is doing maths PHD and i was going through some of his work and it was pretty self explanatory for me. So if i do BSC Economics i won't really learn anything new that i haven't already read in a graduate textbook

    I've been doing some research on Investment banking and it seems like it's the only career that i don't find boring, my uncle said he can get me a job at a bulge bracket IB firm(not mentioning the name) since he works there's and there's a role that needs filling, which means I could be starting soon, however my dad wants me to go to uni because in a few year down the line if something happens and i'm not working there anymore i'll be an adult without a degree and i won't wanna go back to uni when i'm older, so that could affect the jobs i can apply for in the future, but it would be a really pointless 3 years for me

    I'd like some opinions on what the best option to take is
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    It's arrogant of you to assume that university will be easy. There are many things to learn such as learning in groups and presentations etc.

    I would go to Oxford just for networking, join the Bullingdon, get horrendously drunk, **** loads of *****es, get them all pregnant and impress them all with your humongous wang.

    Remember you might be the top of your school but you might find that you're nothing special when you get to somewhere which offers some real competition for you.

    With those grades, get a fulbright scholarship and go to Princeton or MIT.

    Get a Ph.D., do some defense research, become a professor, go crazy.

    Oh, to have a beautiful mind.
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    For someone supposedly cleve enough to understand a Maths PhD, you have very little common sense.

    Of course you go to uni. Because then you have certification you're as clever as you claim to be.

    And you take Oxford, you buffoon.
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    This Kid. Evan O'Dorney, http://www.thecrimson.com/article/20...-Math-Profile/, the only person ever to skip Math55 at Harvard and go on to Graduate courses.

    His dad is a subway driver.

    That could be you! With your arrogance you could be driving round Landan inna black cab with a mockney accent talkin bout ow ya coulda gon to tha Landan skool of ecomonics, me, ye I could hav but a dint.

    Just skip all the education, swim the channel and go and knock on the door of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientiques, imagine eating crumpets and playing croquet and complainin bout them sneaky russians.
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    (Original post by Simon.H.94)
    I'm currently on a gap year since i was too lazy to fill out my UCAS application last year before finding out there was a deadline

    Anyways i decided to apply for LSE, oxford, Bristol, warwick and UCL for economics, i got an unconditional offer for all of them but i'm not sure if i wanna go to uni or not

    However i feel like i'm wasting my grades by not going since i've got..
    12 A* at gcse

    A* A* A* A* A* in Maths, Further maths, Physics, Economics & French (Full UMS in all my french, physics & economics units)

    I feel like i would be wasting 3 years of my life by going to uni because I find the education system EXTREMELY easy & boring, my brother is doing maths PHD and i was going through some of his work and it was pretty self explanatory for me. So if i do BSC Economics i won't really learn anything new that i haven't already read in a graduate textbook

    I've been doing some research on Investment banking and it seems like it's the only career that i don't find boring, my uncle said he can get me a job at a bulge bracket IB firm(not mentioning the name) since he works there's and there's a role that needs filling, which means I could be starting soon, however my dad wants me to go to uni because in a few year down the line if something happens and i'm not working there anymore i'll be an adult without a degree and i won't wanna go back to uni when i'm older, so that could affect the jobs i can apply for in the future, but it would be a really pointless 3 years for me

    I'd like some opinions on what the best option to take is
    You don't need advice, you need reassurance.

    Go get that job in an IB. If you really are that bright, you might get in as a junior quant (anything's possible if you have contacts).

    If after working a while you feel it's not your thing, you could go back to uni as a mature student.
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    OP, I read up to here:

    However i feel like i'm wasting my grades by not going since i've got.
    and I could already tell you were a pompous jackass.
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    (Original post by Simon.H.94)
    So you find it hard to believe that some people are naturally good at maths, obviously some parts are harder than others but in general I've always found maths easy since my dad was a maths professor and always taught me when I was growing up. He already went through A-levels maths with me when i was in year 9 so it was a breeze for me when i got to college

    Can you please not bother commenting if you don't have any reasonable answers
    Even after completing a degree in Mathematics I could not understand research papers. Furthermore, my lecturers often said that they could only make sense of published research in their own specialist areas. So I call troll on this poster: it is simply not possible for someone who has just done Further Maths to understand research materials in the subject.

    Maybe you can look at those materials and recognise some of the symbols, but don't kid yourself, you do not understand what is going on.
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    Thanks for the replies


    (Original post by Calllu-m)
    For someone supposedly cleve enough to understand a Maths PhD, you have very little common sense.

    Of course you go to uni. Because then you have certification you're as clever as you claim to be.

    And you take Oxford, you buffoon.
    I thought LSE would be better since it specialises in economics


    (Original post by Protagoras)

    With those grades, get a fulbright scholarship and go to Princeton or MIT.
    Thanks I'll look into MIT aswell, could do with a change on scenery
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    (Original post by Simon.H.94)
    Thanks for the replies




    I thought LSE would be better since it specialises in economics




    Thanks I'll look into MIT aswell, could do with a change on scenery
    2 things.

    Firstly, LSE is probably better academically, but Oxford gives you access to a very large network of contacts.

    And yes by all means look into MIT, but the states are expensive. And yes you might say they'll give me a scholarship but there will be 100s of prodigies from all over the world who have dedicated every waking second to getting a scholarship there. It's tough.
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    You can't even type proper English...
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    OP if you're genuine - I'd suggest going to LSE and making the most out of it; which doesn't necessarily mean graduating with a first class degree and working for an investment bank.
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    Simon, here are my recommendations to you.

    1. Get your head out of your own arse. Thinking you're too clever for any university is just ridiculous.

    2. Go and re-think your trolling strategy, it was probably one of the worst things I've seen.


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    For anyone not in the know about economics and 'the City', anyone who studies the B.Sc. Economics at the London School of Economics are superstars in 'the City'.

    I mean straight down fecking royalty.

    Afterwards, expect nothing less than Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Brevan Howard or Eton Park Capital.

    Then there's not even thinking about the opportunities in New York.
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    (Original post by Simon.H.94)
    I'm currently on a gap year since i was too lazy to fill out my UCAS application last year before finding out there was a deadline

    Anyways i decided to apply for LSE, oxford, Bristol, warwick and UCL for economics, i got an unconditional offer for all of them but i'm not sure if i wanna go to uni or not

    However i feel like i'm wasting my grades by not going since i've got..
    12 A* at gcse

    A* A* A* A* A* in Maths, Further maths, Physics, Economics & French (Full UMS in all my french, physics & economics units)

    I feel like i would be wasting 3 years of my life by going to uni because I find the education system EXTREMELY easy & boring, my brother is doing maths PHD and i was going through some of his work and it was pretty self explanatory for me. So if i do BSC Economics i won't really learn anything new that i haven't already read in a graduate textbook

    I've been doing some research on Investment banking and it seems like it's the only career that i don't find boring, my uncle said he can get me a job at a bulge bracket IB firm(not mentioning the name) since he works there's and there's a role that needs filling, which means I could be starting soon, however my dad wants me to go to uni because in a few year down the line if something happens and i'm not working there anymore i'll be an adult without a degree and i won't wanna go back to uni when i'm older, so that could affect the jobs i can apply for in the future, but it would be a really pointless 3 years for me

    I'd like some opinions on what the best option to take is
    If you will find university boring, you will probably find investment banking even more boring. Not very much risk involved in it for the first 5 years.
 
 
 
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