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Advice about clearing/reapplying for Economics? Gap year? Watch

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    Okay be prepared for a short rant about me:

    R.e. Uni course

    I applied to do Law at UCL, LSE, Oxford, Exeter & Bristol. Got rejected from first 3 and offers from Ex. & Bris. However, as my original aim was to be a barrister, I didn't realistically consider that those 2 unis aren't really the right place for being a barrister.
    As a result I've actually been reconsidering & have thought that maybe economics would be a better pick, probably with politics.
    Predicted A*AAA, and I will almost certainly get a * in politics, A in eco (possibly *), A in math (possibly *) and B (hopefully A) in Physics.

    • Is it best to go about changing by declining my offers and trying extra (I looked and there are very few top unis for eco left, York & Queen Mary being among the few [are these good?]) Or is it best to wait till results and ring around? Or are top uni eco places generally over subscribed?
    • Or would it just be wise to reapply next year?


    I have to reply to my offers soon, I really don't think I will want to go to my current offers so should I just decline?


    R.e. Gap Year:

    What is the best kind of thing to do during a gap year when reapplying for economics & politics after?
    I don't want to travel. I have contacts in politics I can ask about work but what am I looking for? Many, short placements or a long term placement? For eco, should I be looking at kind of political offices (e.g. taxpayers alliance) or more businessy things? And if so what kind of thing!?
    I really haven't a clue what's best so if anyone has any advice it would be great so I can organize it !
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    Help!!
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    Places shown in Extra aren't necessarily available, so before you decline anything you should email the unis and check that they will consider you. If they won't then that's got rid of that problem! Economics is very popular and so may not be available in Clearing.
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    You probably won't find many economic courses in extra / clearing. Best bet is take your university offers, get good grades and ask / email about a possible change at the beginning of the uni or right now !


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    What about gap year things for economics?
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    (Original post by marinaim)
    What about gap year things for economics?
    I heard for economics, work experience isnt as 'highly important' as lets say medicine or dentistry. But if you want to do a gap year, perhaps either work experience at some finance institutes or some general volunteer work / re do units if required.
 
 
 
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