Preparing for an Economics degreeWatch
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
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.
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.
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!