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    How much do unis care about this? About to give the go ahead to my referee to send off my application (Applying for econ/E&M - oxford, warwick, bristol, exeter, surrey)

    Should I put in very little (maybe 10-15%?) or will putting in more/less be beneficial in any way?

    Basically just looking for confirmation that I'm not headed down the wrong path
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    (Original post by octopauly)
    How much do unis care about this? About to give the go ahead to my referee to send off my application (Applying for econ/E&M - oxford, warwick, bristol, exeter, surrey)

    Should I put in very little (maybe 10-15%?) or will putting in more/less be beneficial in any way?

    Basically just looking for confirmation that I'm not headed down the wrong path
    Unless it's a vocational subject, in which case extra curricular experience is vital, most of them care very little, if at all.
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    (Original post by octopauly)
    How much do unis care about this? About to give the go ahead to my referee to send off my application (Applying for econ/E&M - oxford, warwick, bristol, exeter, surrey)

    Should I put in very little (maybe 10-15%?) or will putting in more/less be beneficial in any way?

    Basically just looking for confirmation that I'm not headed down the wrong path
    10/15% would be good enough.

    Basically stops your PS from sounding like almost an essay/discussion/response, by adding some personal activities (IMO).

    Keep it sussinct and concise i say though! (Aka dont go into major details and talk about the prime skills you were able to get from it).
 
 
 

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