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Hi guys,

I'm currently looking into studying Economics at uni, but was wondering if there's anything I could do now/before applying in order to increase my chances of acceptance? For example, I know work experience is one thing.
Btw, I am starting Sixth form after summer.

Thanks in advance
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I have no advice other than that my brother has just finished his economics degree, after what he said have been the worst 10 weeks of his life because he didn't go out at all and just revised. But he has a job lined up working for a bank with a starting salary of £30,000 and he's only 21. So it's definitely a good degree to have!
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I was looking at the same kinda area; defo start extra reading like the economist!

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I'm just finishing a degree in economics, I also did it at gcse and a level. Don't bother getting hung up too much on reading things like the economist. In most cases it is more politics than Economics and everyone that applies for uni puts that they read it on their personal statement, it doesn't impress anyone.

Instead just focus on your exams and ensure you know the course inside out. Your time would be much better spent reading about new concepts on tutor2u or in a textbook than reading the economist or the business pages of the times.
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Do some reading outside your A level syllabus. This is what most top Unis want to see - that you can think for yourself and dont expect to be spoon-fed. Go to some public lectures at your nearest Uni. There are some relevant ones from Bath Uni as podcasts here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/podcast/

Yes, you need good grades, but you also need to show University Admissions something else - that you have realised that University is a step up, and they want to see evidence of that now. Lots of advice about applying for an Economics degree here - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Economics_Degree

Here are the Economics books listed by students at Lancaster http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lancaster-Un.../RBYLN636LOE4S If you havn't got much money then start with A Very Short Introduction to Economics and A Very Short Introduction to World Economics (both on Amazon for about £5) - both written by University academics and aimed at 1st year Undergrads and very much worth reading, if only to reassure yourself that Economics IS what you want to do.
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(Original post by heyitgeg)
I have no advice other than that my brother has just finished his economics degree, after what he said have been the worst 10 weeks of his life because he didn't go out at all and just revised. But he has a job lined up working for a bank with a starting salary of £30,000 and he's only 21. So it's definitely a good degree to have!
Nice. Which uni did he graduate from and what bank? Bsc or Ba Economics?
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