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    hi guys my first post

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    14-16 1st year Economics BA/BSc at University of nottingham. Thought 1st year didnt matter. Did not show up to any teaching at all except the first few days of term, and failed the 4 core modules, scraped the rest. Resits in august failed Introductory Econometrics again as i didnt give it enough time and was told to go with an ordinary degree or transfer. chose to transfer to joint politics & economics.

    So for 15-16 first semester had to change my lifestyle and got one 1st the rest 2:1s and in second semester the opposite, all 1sts except one 2:1 for a total classification of 68% so a 2:1. To be honest i only had to show up.

    Anyway make of my situation what you will. As i took modules which would have been equivalent to Introductory Econometrics when in the joint degree programme, i think that it would be arguable for me to be able to switch back to straight Economics for the rest of my degree. I will be able to get a first in either Economics or Politics and Economics (im a ********).

    The question is, Will switching back to straight economics only make a marginal difference in my job prospects in IB or Finance or should i try as hard as I can to graduate with an Economics BSc?

    P.S. I know my job prospects are pretty dead failing first year, just want to know if i should even bother to exert any effort in switching back.

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    hi guys my first post

    long story short

    14-16 1st year Economics BA/BSc at University of nottingham. Thought 1st year didnt matter. Did not show up to any teaching at all except the first few days of term, and failed the 4 core modules, scraped the rest. Resits in august failed Introductory Econometrics again as i didnt give it enough time and was told to go with an ordinary degree or transfer. chose to transfer to joint politics & economics.

    So for 15-16 first semester had to change my lifestyle and got one 1st the rest 2:1s and in second semester the opposite, all 1sts except one 2:1 for a total classification of 68% so a 2:1. To be honest i only had to show up.

    Anyway make of my situation what you will. As i took modules which would have been equivalent to Introductory Econometrics when in the joint degree programme, i think that it would be arguable for me to be able to switch back to straight Economics for the rest of my degree. I will be able to get a first in either Economics or Politics and Economics (im a ********).

    The question is, Will switching back to straight economics only make a marginal difference in my job prospects in IB or Finance or should i try as hard as I can to graduate with an Economics BSc?

    P.S. I know my job prospects are pretty dead failing first year, just want to know if i should even bother to exert any effort in switching back.

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    Don't switch mate, it would be a waste of time. You're clearly better at your new subject.

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    Agree, stick to what you are interested in, it's not a failure that matters it's what you do after that that counts


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    Agree, stick to what you are interested in, it's not a failure that matters it's what you do after that that counts


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    Why are you bumping this thread you imbecile
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    Why are you bumping this thread you imbecile
    Unnecessary and unacceptable glebp


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